Ephesus is the best preserved classical city in the Mediterranean, famous for its Greek and Roman architecture and probably the best place in the world to realize how life was in Roman times. Ancient history comes alive as you walk along the marble streets next to the traces left by the vehicls of the ancient years and overtake the temples, columns, houses and public baths. Visit the extensively restored Library of Celsus that once contained 12,000 scrolls.
Aqaba is Jordan's only port city, located on the Gulf of Aqaba in the extreme south of the country.Aqaba is Jordan's window on the Red Sea.
Ashdod had been an important port of the Greek and Roman Empire and has a rich history to present. Today, the modern Ashdod offers easy access to the holy city of Jerusalem, to the vivid Tel Aviv and to major attractions such as Mount Zion, the Tomb of David, the Tomb of Judges and the Dead Sea.
Visit the capital of Modern and Ancient Greece and explore , the "Old City" of Athens, Plaka, with its neoclassical buildings and shops for gifts and souvenirs.
Climb the Acropolis hill, where the Parthenon Temple dominates, and enjoy the wonderful view. Also, take a trip along the beautiful Saronic Gulf - Cape Sounion and ancient Corinth, where you can sunbathe and admire thousand years of history.
The town of Chania is built on the ruins of ancient Cydonia. This historic city had been conquered by many invaders, who left traces of their culture, depicted on building faces, castles, walls, antiquities, monasteries and churches. Dominant position in the city center holds the Municipal market, a brilliant cross-shaped building which was completed in 1913, the analogue of Marseille.
The Venetian port is attractive to visitors and locals, both for its beauty and the entertainment it provides. The neighborhoods of the old city preserve their Venetian nobility. Narrow paved alleys are surrounded with tasteful renewed houses, from various eras, offering a pleasant stroll.
Sandy beaches, sun, shopping and enjoynment, there are all in Dubai. Spend a morning at a busy traditional bazaar, such as "Gold Bazaar", one of the largest retail gold markets in the world. After that visit a modern department store with a variety of duty free items before escaping into a nearby beach in the afternoon.
Don't forget to have a look to the unique hotel Jumeirah Burj Al Arabica - shaped like a yacht, 321 meters high, one of the most impressive attractions of modern Middle East.
Haifa is a diverse city, a port which is a gateway to the Holy Land and a crucible of religions and cultures. Every point of the city offers a spectacular view - from the beaches and the curved bay to the forests of Mount Carmel. Start your trip from city center and visit the colorful villages Ntrougk where you will find friendly faces and will get lost in handicraft markets. On the walls of the cave of Prophet Elia, a place of pilgrimage for thousands of Christians, Muslims and Jews will see dedications that have left believers for centuries. Do not forget to visit the magnificent Temple and the Gardens of Bahai, one of the most popular attraction in Haifa.
The port of Safaga is located 37 km away from the omonymous town, with several tourist villages, charming hotels and excellent fish restaurants, ideal destination for those who love diving.
Istanbul is not only the meeting point of Europe and Asia, but also the place where history meets the modern world. Mosques, racecourses, luxurious palaces of Old Istanbul and what remains of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empire, will go you back in time. Admire amazing cultural and sacred sites such as the Agia Sophia. Visit the Dolmabahce Palace and see how the sultans of the Ottoman Empire were living.
Skiathos is a picturesque island in Greece, in the northwest Aegean Sea. It is one of the most popular islands in the country and a famous tourist destination. This place captures the visitors with its natural beauty. Amazing beaches with golden sand and the green nature full of pines make the scenery unique. It is the right place for swimming and enjoying the greek sun. There are, also, many attractions for the visitors to see especially the beautiful monasteries. At night, there is no way to get bored here. You will amazed by the vivid atmosphere until the early hours of the morning. Clubs and bars are here to entertain both locals and tourists.
Santorini is a unique island of extraordinary beauty and rich culture going back to praehistoric ages
Perched high above the beaches with black sand and crystal sea waters, access to Fira town becomes in three ways - by cable car, donkey or on foot. Regardless the way you choose to get there, the amazing sight of whitewashed houses that hang on the edge of the cliff will enchant you. Visit the site of Akrotiri , one of the most important archaeological sites in the world, and have a sightseeing tour to this prehistoric settlement, a city like Pompeii. Do not miss the opportunity to visit a local "Bodega" in the stunning village of Oia at the top of the cliff.
The magnificent Muscat, Oman's capital, has all the features of a modern city in an environment full of natural beauties. In Muscat you will find beautiful beaches but also mountains and canyons, worthwhile to explore. Also, the wonderful depths of the region will amaze the lovers of diving. Some of the sightseeings are the Old Town, the port Moutrach and the shopping district Rougoui, which is one of the most popular spots in the region.
The natural beauty, the diverse landscape, rich history and numerous monuments, make Mytilene an ideal destination for every visitor.
Mytilene is the capital of Lesvos island in the northeastern Aegean Sea .Island's history goes back to prehistoric times. Impressive is the medieval Castle of the town. Other attractions are the ancient Theatre of the late Roman years, the Archaeological Museum, the Theophilos Museum, the Museum of Modern Art and many Byzantine monuments. The natural beauty, the diverse landscape, rich history and numerous monuments, make Mytilene an ideal destination for every visitor.
Rhodes is a beutiful greek island, the largest of the Dodecanese islands, in the eastern Aegean Sea. Walk in the ancient walled city, built by the Knights of St. John in 1309, and discover the fantastic architecture of the city and the impressive restored Palace of the Grand Masters. Go for a ride by car to the ancient village of Lindos to enjoy the stunning scenery around the towering rock where stands the temple of Athena of Lindos.
Salalah is the capital of the southern Omani province of Dhofar. The Sultan traditionally lives in Salalah. This city is known as the "perfume capital of Arabia". It is very famous for its natural beauty and its amazing green scenery. As a result, rare species of animals live here,so the visitors have the opportunity to get in touch with the beautiful wildlife. Coconut trees contribute to the beauty of the landscape. The amazing beaches with the blue waters are offered for scuba diving. Finally, for the history lovers, there are many museums and archaelogical sites that satisfy their thirst! Do not forget to taste the delicious local cuisine.
Syros is a Cycladic island and capital of the South Aegean Sea. Its capital is Ermoypoli. The name comes from the first inhabitants of the island, the Phoenicians. Today there are two versions about the name. According to the first, the name comes from the word Ousyra meaning happy, while according to the second, from the word Sur meaning rock. On the hill of Ano Syros is dominated by the Catholic Church of St. George. The breathtaking view of the sea is unique, allowing visitors the chance to see the neighboring islands of Tinos, Delos, Paros and Naxos. The island has few roads and trails but contains landscapes with rocks, bridges, caves and wonderful beaches. The most famous product produced on the island of Syros is the “loukoumi”. The first official stamp of the producer of loukoumi appears in 1837. The other product of Syros is “chalvadopita”, manufactured by thyme honey of the island and freshly baked almond.
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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