Colombo is the largest city and economic capital of Sri Lanka. Due to its large natural harbor and its strategic position on the trade routes, connecting East and West, Colombo was known to the traders of ancient times, about 2000 years ago.
Cochin is a commercial city that stretches over six islands and many narrow peninsulas. You can visit the church of St. Francis, the museum housed in the Ntarmpar mansion, the Dutch palace of the former Maharaja of Malabar with the most beautiful murals in India and the Jewish district with the synagogue in the center of the Market with spices.
Cape Town - The city of Cape of Good Hope, the point where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Indian Ocean. A city with incredible natural beauty, a mosaic of nationalities and cultures, a varied landscape, with skyscrapers and huge shopping centers, with beautiful buildings of colonial architecture and aristocratic neighborhoods with quaint streets full of tall trees. The city's port is one of the largest trade ports in the world.
Durban is the largest city in the South African. Durban is famous for being the busiest port in South Africa. It is also seen as one of the major centers of tourism because of the city's warm subtropical climate and extensive beaches. The Golden Mile, developed as a welcoming tourist destination in the 1970s, as well as Durban at large, provides ample tourist attractions. The Golden Mile was redeveloped late 2009 in time for the 2010 FIFA world cup. Durban's most popular beaches are also located along the Golden Mile. The Mile is also a well-known surfer's haven.
Galle is a major city in Sri Lanka, situated on the southwestern tip of Sri Lanka, 119 km from Colombo. Galle is the best example of a fortified city built by Europeans in south and southeast Asia, showing the interaction between European architectural styles and south Asian traditions. The Galle fort is a world heritage site and the largest remaining fortress in Asia built by European occupiers. Other prominent landmarks in Galle include the natural harbor, the National Maritime Museum, St. Mary's Cathedral founded by Jesuit priests, one of the main Shiva temples on the island, and Amangalla the historic luxury hotel. Located near the southern end of the Sri Lanka, Galle enjoys a nice coast line. And it's a district that enjoys a great variance of scenarios, from beaches to marsh lands to dry planes to hills.
The largest and most famous island of Thailand, Phuket, is full of white, sandy, beaches and glittering seas. A region rich in history and culture, you can explore it from the back of an elephant on a tour of the jungle. Alternatively join a cooking class of the local Thai cuisine.
The capital of Malaysia has a unique charm that attracts visitors from all around the world. Wander the streets of the city and enjoy all the amazing sights and landscapes. Otherwise visit one of the many outdoor markets and experience the diversity of Asian culture
Mahe is the largest island of the Seychelles, lying in the north east of the nation. Ringed by steep, magnificent mountains, few capitals can claim a more beautiful backdrop. The town features a mixture of modern and indigenous architecture. It is the centre of business and commerce thanks to the extensive port facilities. Noteworthy sites in Victoria, the capital of the island, are the history museum, cathedral, clock tower, botanical gardens and an open-air market.
Malé has evolved into a high class city worldwide, with all modern amenities, with its own artificial beach, historic landmarks and an impressive skyline of skyscrapers with caramel colors. It's both an exotic island and a modern city.
The Port Louis is the capital of the island state of Mauritius. It is a major port and stopover for merchant vessels sailing to India. In Port Louis attractions are the many French colonial style buildings in the city center, the most important is the governor, the Chinese pagoda, the elaborately decorated Hindu temples, the central market in the bazaar and the botanical garden "pampelmaous", with over five hundred rare species of plants, located just outside the city.
Situated halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, beautiful Mossel Bay is a coastal village on the Garden Route of South Africa. This popular holiday town is surrounded by a sunbathed peninsula and the refreshing waters of the Indian Ocean. It is blessed with a mild climate all-year round. Due to its rich history, there are many museums in the town to visit. There is the Maritime Museum, the Shell Museum, the Cultural History Museum and many others which may be visited. One of the most popular attractions is the Post Office, which is estimated to be more than 800 years old and has been declared a National Monument. And if you're into water sports, there is some of the countries most adrenalin induced activities available, such as, shark cage diving and ship wreck diving.
Mangalore is the chief port city of the Indian state of Karnataka. It lies between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghat mountain ranges. Mangalore's economy is dominated by the agricultural processing and port-related activities.The New Mangalore Port is India's ninth largest port, in terms of cargo handling. It handles 75 per cent of India's coffee exports and the bulk of its cashew nuts. Many classical dance forms and folk art are practised in the city. The Yakshagana, a night-long dance and drama performance, is held in Mangalore. Most of the popular Indian festivals are celebrated in the city. Mangalorean cuisine is largely influenced by the South Indian cuisine, with several cuisines being unique to the diverse communities of the city.
Penang, is a state in Malaysia, a mosaic of cultures, with multiracial population. The "Pearl of the East" is famous for its beautiful beaches, rich culture and history and the delicious food.
Praslin is one of the most popular destination in Seychelles. This place is famous for the locals' strong hospitality and this is the reason why so many people come here from all over the world. You will be amazed by the astonishing, pristine beaches with the crystal clear waters that make the place unique. Coral reefs make the place ideal for diving and snorkelling. The island is surrounded by beautiful tropical flora and rare species of birds such as the black parrot live here. Finally, pretty Creole houses and national monuments will be seen here. The local cuisine is something that you should taste, without doubt!
Richards Bay is a town in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and one of the largest harbours in the country. Richards Bay is characterised by a subtropical climate with warm wet summers and mild moist to dry winters, which are frost-free.
Pointe des Galets is a cape in the north-west of the island of Reunion, heading on the Indian Ocean. Pointe des Galets is a volcanic island lush with palm trees, rain forests and an abundance of flowers and tropical fruit trees. Hike through the challenging volcanic mountains and enjoy the panoramic views of the rainforest.
The skyscrapers and bright lights of Singapore hide an eclectic mix of cultures, religions, ancient treasures and British colonial influences that give to the city a distinct identity. A much different environment you are going to meet at the city's outskirts, with the lush rainforests of the nature reserves Boukit Timach and Central Katsment.
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Nautica, sister ship to Regatta and Insignia, radiates her own unique warmth and character. Her distinctive personality shines through from the moment you first step into her newly redesigned, neo-classical lobby or Toscana, resplendent in rich new fabrics and furnishings that reflect the charisma of Tuscany. Nautica boasts decks and verandas graced with the finest teak and exquisite custom stone and tile work. To ensure the elegance shines throughout the entire experience, there is all new Villeroy & Boch china, the finest silver and crystal, and a distinctive museum-quality art collection that is an eclectic melding of traditional and contemporary, with a touch of whimsy.
Year Built: 1998
Year Refurbished: 2010
Gross Tonnage: 30,277
Length: 593.7 feet
Beam: 83.5 feet
Max. Draught: 19.5 feet
Cruising Speed: 18 knots
Electric Power or Voltage: 110,220 AC
Guest Capacity (double occupancy): 684
Crew Size: 400
Guest-to-Staff Ratio: 1.71 to 1
Nationality of Officers: European
Nationality of Staff: European
Country of Registry: Marshall Islands
YOUR WORLD. YOU WAY
Whatever corner of the globe beckons you to explore, Oceania Cruises takes you there in comfort and style. Relax onboard our luxurious ships and savour exquisite cuisine that is renowned as the finest at sea and even rivals the best Michelin-starred restaurants ashore. Inspired by Master Chef Jacques Pepin, these culinary delights have always distinguished the Oceania Cruises experience from any other. And considering the uncompromising quality, perhaps the most remarkable aspect of an Oceania Cruises voyage is its incredible value. Lavish complimentary amenities abound, and there are never supplemental dining charges in any of the restaurants. Value-priced packages ensure that exploring ashore, sipping a glass of vintage wine or surfing the Internet is both convenient and affordable. Every moment spent on an Oceania Cruises voyage confirms that this is Your World. Your Way.
MID - SIZE SHIPS
Mid-size holds great benefits Once you sail one of our mid-size ships, you will never settle for anything less, nor will you ever again be satisfied with anything more in regard to size. Our ships cater to just 684 pampered guests on Regatta, Insignia and Nautica and 1,250 privileged guest on Marina and Riviera. Warmth and conviviality come naturally. Elegance and grace are given. The ambiance is exceptionally relaxed and personal as we singularly focus on your individual desires. Consequently, service standards soar, guests easily develop a rapport with staff and fellow guests, and the friendships only deepen as the days pass effortlessly.
All the elements for bliss Being mid-size even facilitates going ashore, as our ships can slip into boutique ports off-limits to larger vessels. Of course, the fact that our ships are mid-size positively influences every aspect of the onboard experience. With no need to rush, stand in endless lines or worry about crowds, you can savour the defining elements that make our ships so special. Our cuisine, "the finest at sea", is carefully prepared a la minute. Appointments for spa services are readily available in the relaxing Canyon Ranch SpaClub. A comfortable chaise always awaits should you decide to lounge by the pool. Life just seems to proceed at a more courteous pace.
SHIPS' SPECIFICATIONS - MARINA & RIVIERA
Year Built: Marina 2011, Riviera 2012 / Gross Tonnage : 66.084 / Length : 239.24 metres / Beam : 32.2 metres / Cruising Speed : 20 knots / Guest Decks : 11 / Guest Capacity (Double Occupancy) : 1.250 / Staff Size : 800 / Guest to Staff Ratio : 1.56 to 1/ Nationality of Officers : European
SHIPS' SPECIFICATIONS - REGATTA, INSIGNIA & NAUTICA
Year Built: Regatta & Insignia 1998, Nautica 2000 / Refurbishment Dates : Regatta, May 2014, - Insignia, April 2014 - Nautica, May 2014 / Gross Tonnage : 30.277 / Length : 180.96 metres / Beam : 25.45 metres / Cruising Speed : 18 knots / Guest Decks : 9 / Guest Capacity (Double Occupancy) : 684 / Staff Size : 400 / Guest to Staff Ratio : 1.71 to 1/ Nationality of Officers : European