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.
Amalfi is in the province of Salerno, in Campania, 35 km southeast of Naples. Located in a deep gorge, surrounded by impressive cliffs near the coast. It is a popular tourist destination in the region and is included in the World Cultural Heritage of UNESCO. The Amalfi has monuments of medieval architecture, such as the Cathedral of St.Andreas.
Umbria is a region of historic and modern central Italy. It is the only region having neither a coastline nor a common border with other countries. The regional capital is Perugia. Umbria is appreciated for its landscapes, traditions, history, artistic legacy and influence on high culture.
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.
Famous for its unique atmosphere and cultural interest, Barcelona is one of the most vivid cities in Europe. Stroll along Las Ramblas, explore the cobbled streets of the Gothic section or visit the unfinished masterpiece of Gaudí, the Sagrada Familia. Alternatively, go on a bike tour through the old town and along the beach. Go for a walk in the park Guell Gaudi, a truly amazing oasis of plants, trees and buildings. Do not miss the Picasso Gallery, with more than 2000 works of the artist.
Bastia is the main port of the island of Corsica and very popular for its wines. It is a famous tourist destination due to its aesthetic charm. There are beautiful historical sites, museums and churches to visit thanks to its rich Italian culture. A walk in the picturesque alleys, definetely, captures the visitors. You will be amazed by the mysterious atmosphere that there is here. Sailing in the port, gives you the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the city, from another point of view. Finally, a walk in port at night, offers an imaginative scenery. Numerous cafes, restaurants and bars are here to satisfy the most demanding visitor.
Crotone is a city and comune in Calabria. Founded c. 710 BC as the Achaean colony of Kroton and it was known as Cotrone from the Middle
Ages until 1928, when its name was changed to the current one. You can visit, the Cathedral, originally from the 9th to 11th centuries, but largely rebuilt. It has a neo-classical façade, while the interior has a nave with two aisles, with Baroque decorations. Noteworthy are a baptismal font (12th century) and the Madonna di Capo Colonna, the icon of the Black Madonna which, according to the tradition, was brought from East in the first years of the Christian era. The 16th-century Castle of Charles V. It houses the Town Museum, with findings excavated in the ancient site of Kroton. Notable are also the remnants of the walls, of the same century, and of various watchtowers. The ancient castle built on an island, with accessibility on foot limited to a narrow strip of land, is referred to as Le Castella.
A walk along the Strantoum street and a tour of the Old City will surely take you back in time, with its old narrow streets and historical buildings that have remained virtually intact since the 13th century. High walls surround the main attractions of the town, like the great monasteries of the Dominicans and Franciscans Monks and the amazing Sponza Palace.
Dikili, on Turkey's north Aegean coast near Bergama, is a town spread out around the shore of a broad bay. It's a distance of at least several kilometers from one end of the town to the other. The center of town is marked by fine old pine trees. In the northern part of town, a rough sand beach stretches for hundreds of meters. Visitors come to Dikili for its relative calm and quiet, and visit the ruins of nearby Bergama (Pergamum).
Durrës is the second largest city of Albania located on the central Albanian coast, about 33 km west of the capital Tirana.
It is one of the most ancient and economically important cities of Albania.
Durrës is situated at one of the narrower points of the Adriatic Sea, opposite the Italian ports of Bari and Brindisi .
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.
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.
In the southeastern edge of Kotor Bay, is located the namesake city, with its medieval color intact, a World Heritage site, under the protection of UNESCO. The walls of the city, stretching for 4.5 kilometers, were gradually growing over the centuries and nowadays create points with stunning view. The natural beauty is inherent in the rich history and tradition, and a host of cultural events organized every year in the region, attract many tourists to the medieval natural harbor of Adriatic. The traces of Illyrians, of the Roman culture,of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque era, are particularly strong and are reflected in the many attractions and monuments of different historical periods.
Valletta, the capital of Malta, founded in 1566 by the Knights of St.John.The city is an outdoor museum, with strong elements of Baroque architecture and has been declared by UNESCO as world cultural heritage.Exept of the attractions, the city can offer unique moments of relaxation and nightlife.The atmosphere of the illuminated city at night is breathtaking.
Split is a Mediterranean city of exceptional beauty, surrounded by lush pine forests and stands of wildflowers, dating 1700 years ago. Wander through the old cobbled streets and discover the imposing Palace of Diocletian in the heart of the city or catch a ferry to visit the picturesque Ivari island, famous for its fine wines Ntalmatia.
Porto Santo Stefano is a seaport town on the west coast of Italy, in the municipality of Monte Argentario, in the Province of Grosseto, Tuscany.
It is the municipal seat of Monte Argentario and one of the two major towns that form the township, along with Porto Ercole. The region is on the slopes
of Mount Argentario, which dominates the whole area.
Some of the sightseeings of the city's historic center are one of the oldest cathedrals in France, dedicated to the Savior, the Town Hall Square with its famous clock, the Cours Mirabeau,a filled with flowers street and the numerous private mansions created to the city center between 13th and 16th centuries. Do not forget to enjoy your coffee in the bistro "de Garçon" the favorite haunt of Paul Cezanne and other Impressionists painters.The old port offers spectacular views of the bay jetty. There you will see the twin castles - outposts of St. John and St. Nicholas- as well as the Notre Dame de la Guard, housed in the city's highest point overlooking the Chateau d'If, where the Earl Montekristo was imprisoned, according to the Alexandre Dumas' novel.
Trapani is a picturesque city on the west coast of Sicily. A walk in the old town offers beautiful views of the the historical buildings designed in Baroque style. Museums, basilicas and the Cathedral of San indicate the rich cultural heritage. The city is surrounded by magnificent coasts with steep cliffs and white sandy beaches. Here, tourists get the experience of water activities such as sailing or scuba diving. The calendar is rich in local events and visitors have the opportunity to taste the wonderful wines and the local flavors.
Venice is a magnificent city and the best way to see it is through canals with a romantic gondola ride, starting from the Grand Canal. Then visit the Doge's Palace, cross the Bridge of Sighs and enjoy a coffee in San Marco Square with its imposing buildings and the Cathedral, aged 900 years ago. Do not forget to visit an exhibition of glassware where you can see artisans at work and buy authentic Venetian glass items.
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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
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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.
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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