Auckland is a cosmopolitan capital that combines outdoor activities and sophisticated culture. The famous Sky Tower offers a magnificent view of this unique city with the numerous museums and restaurants. Oakland has a tradition in sailing and one of the greatest events taking place here is the America's Cup.
Alotau is the capital of Milne Bay province, in the south-east of Papua New Guinea. Alotau is not very large and the people are very friendly, so walking will give you a good chance to meet them. The local word for foreigner is DimDim, so if you hear children calling that after you it does not mean that they laugh at you.
Apia is a natural harbour, on Opolu island, one of the Samoa islands. Apia is the largest city and the capital of Samoa. Exept the modern city, still exists the small village of Apia, with the local inhabitants that are living according to their traditional customs.
Brisbane, the third largest city in Australia, is the capital of Queensland. Brisbane has the atmosphere of a modern, metropolitan city. Here you'll find anything you want. Spend time exploring high class galleries, taste a cup of coffee along Brisbane River, relax on the beach at SouthBank, visit a national park and enjoy this colorful city and its friendly people.
Bali (Benoa) belongs to an island complex in Southeast Asia and attracts millions of tourists worldwide. A paradise on earth, with beautiful beaches, tropical rainforests, rivers, volcanoes and the Balinese people who are polite, highly spiritual, with rich culture and customs still alive through traditional dances and religious, mystic ceremonies, all these will fascinate you.
Bora Bora island is a piece of paradise, an ideal destination for romantic souls. The island is surrounded by a coral reef, which creates a lagoon with calm, shallow, light blue waters. Slopes with rich tropical vegetation, valleys full of flowers and blossoms of hibiscus and palm trees swaying in the wind. Discover the beauty of the island, such as Mount Otemanou, one of the two picks of an extinct volcano that looks like a castle and touches the clouds.
Tasmania has a repulation for fantastic food.Its temperature climate,volcanic soils,clean environment and generous rainfall help create lush pasture,where temperature climate fruit and perfect vegetables,are grown,where some of the world's best cheese is made from fresh milk and where sprarkling Tasmanian water is transformed into single malt whisky.There are restaurants to linger in and well stocked delis to tempt you with gourmet treats.You can enjoy avibrant shopping district that spills onto the beach for seafood and coffee.The shopping is concentrated in the CBD at West Beach and there also satelite shopping centres at Upper Burnie Wivenhoe and Coee.
Bay of Islands is a great holiday destination, with natural beauty and cultural interest. It has amazing beaches and a great variety of water and land activities, like nature walks, fishing, diving, biking or just relaxing. There are also a lot of significant historic sites to visit.
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.
The tropical island of Cairns is a favorite holiday destination and offers some of the most beautiful and exciting attractions in Australia. The golden sandy beaches nearby to intact tropical forests and the Great Barrier Reef located in a distance less than one hour, make Cairns a place that has it all!
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.
Darwin is the capital city of the Northern Territory, Australia. Situated on the Timor Sea, Darwin has a population of 127,532, making it by far the largest and most populated city in the sparsely populated Northern Territory. It is the smallest and most northerly of the Australian capital cities, and acts as the Top End's regional centre. Darwin has grown from a pioneer outpost and small port into one of Australia's most modern and multicultural cities.
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.
Fakarava belongs to a group of coral islands (atoll), in the west of the Tuamotu group in French Polynesia (Pacific Ocean). It is the second largest of the Tuamotu atolls. Fakarava has a wide and deep lagoon and two passes. The main pass to enter the lagoon, located in its north-western end, is known as Passe Garuae and it is the largest pass in French Polynesia. The southern pass is called Tumakohua (also known as Tetamanu).
Gisborne, located on the East Coast of the North Island of New Zealand and is the first city in the world to see the sun of each new day.
Gisborne, known "the light shines on the water" is a great place to relax uncrowded beaches with great weather and great wine.
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 island is famous not only for its heritage of convits but also for the unique fauna which roam it.The komodo dragon the world's largest living lizard,takes its name from the island.
Komodo is one of the 17,508 islands that make up the Republic of Indonesia.The island is particularly nutable as the natural habitat of the Komedo dragon,the largest lizard on earth and consequently named after the island.Komodo Island has a surface area of 390km and a permanent population of over 2.000.
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.
Moʻorea is an island in French Polynesia. From above, the shape of the island vaguely resembles a heart, with its two nearly symmetrical bays opening to the north side of the island: Cook's (or Paopao) Bay and ʻŌpūnohu Bay. Charles Darwin found inspiration for his theory regarding the formation of coral atolls when looking down upon Moʻorea while standing on a peak on Tahiti. He described it as a "picture in a frame", referring to the barrier reef encircling the island. The CNRS (National Centre for Scientific Research) maintain a research station at the end of ʻŌpūnohu Bay since about 1970.
Maputo is the capital of Mozambique. The main exports are coal, cotton, sugar, chromite, the copra (dried cocoa beans) and hardwood. The city produces cement, pottery, furniture, shoes, and rubber. Maputo is also the seat of the documentary film festival DOCKANEMA, and international festival documentaries from around the world.
Mayotte is an overseas department of France. It consists of a main island, a smaller island and several other islets around these two.
Nuku Hiva is the largest of the Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. The central part of the island is a high plateau called Tōvi‘i, covered primarily by a tall-grass prairie, on which experiments in cattle raising are taking place for the first time. Pine forest plantations covering large areas all around the crater of Tōvi‘i give an overall impression of the lower Alps and parts of Germany, Wales and Switzerland.
Port Moresby, the city on the shores of the Gulf of Papua, is the capital of Papua New Guinea. It has an endless coastline where you can get the amazing experience of scuba diving and explore the coral reefs and some wrecks. Do not miss to visit the National Botanical Gardens where you can admire a wonderful wildlife such as wallaby species, rare bird species and of course tropical gardens. Take part in the annual festival, Hiri Moale Festival, a cultural show with traditional performances and canoes.
The island of Pago Pago is the capital of American Samoa. The biggest industries of the island are tourism, entertainment, food and packaging plants tone. The island is a mix of suburban communities, a small town, canning factories and a harbor surrounded by cliffs that create a stunning backdrop.
French Polynesia is a group of islands in the Pacific Ocean, part of the French territory. The most famous island of French Polynesia is Tahiti, where is located Papeet. Here you can wonder around and visit on foot all the attractions such as Bougainville Park, the cathedral of Notre Dame, the presidential mansion, the city hall and the papeete market.
Raiatea island is the second largest island in the archipelago of French Polynesia. It's considered to be sacred and the cultural heart of all Polynesia. It was the first stop of the first Polynesians who arrived from Hawaii to settle in new places.
Rangiroa is the largest atoll in the Tuamotus, and one of the largest in the world. It is part of the Palliser group and it is located about 355 km Northeast of Tahiti. Black pearls are abundant in the atolls of French Polynesia. These pearls, which have a wide range of natural colors, from white to dark and all kind of grey, are the only cultured pearls in the world with so many different natural. Tourism is a major economic activity of the island with the exceptional lagoon and the passes which are good sites for scuba diving attract a steady number of tourists.
Yangon, also called Rangoon is the capital of independent Myanmar(Burma) from 1948 to 2006, when the government officially proclaimed the new city of Nay Pyi Taw (Naypyidaw) the capital of the country. The city site is a low ridge surrounded by delta alluvium. The original settlements were located on the ridge, but the modern town was built on alluvium. Subsequent expansion has taken place both on the ridge and on delta land. The local climate is warm and humid, with much rainfall. The centre of the city, called the Cantonment, intersected regularly by streets running north–south and east–west. As Yangon’s population increased in the 20th century, new settlements were built in the north, east, and west that greatly expanded the city’s area.
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.
Semarang is the capital and largest city of the province of Central Java in Indonesia. The Semarang is the third most important port in Indonesia, after that of Surabaya and Jakarta. It exports mainly agricultural products, timber and rubber. The industrial sector is associated with shipbuilding, electronic, textile activities and food processing. The city is connected by a dense road, rail and air network with the country's largest cities.
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.
Suva is the capital and main port of Fiji. In the city center stands the building of the Old Parliament. The library of the city, which was built in 1909, is a sample of colonial architecture. You must visit the Museum of Fiji,in Therston Gardens, where is exhibited a collection of Fijian artworks, the largest one worldwide. In Suva there are many parks with local species of flora of the South Pacific area.
Sydney, a diverse city, the largest in Australia, with many sights of interest, such as parks, sandy beaches and shopping areas
Sydney stands on a deep natural harbor and is not only the largest city in Australia but also the oldest and most diverse. Significant points of the city is the Harbor Bridge, the impressive Opera House and the historic district "The Rocks", with shops, cafes, galleries and crowded streets. Also don't miss the world famous beaches for surfers and the sandy beaches.
Tauranga has all the amenities of a big city. The port Mount Maoungkanoui has the homonymous volcano as background. There you will find some of the most famous beaches of New Zealand, while Tauranga is just opposite the Harbour Bridge. You can charter a boat to go fishing, do scuba diving, dolphin watching or just sightseeing.
Nowhere else in the world will you find the fascinating diversity of North Queensland. In just hours you can move from lush rainforest to the Great Barrier Reef, or from a luxurious resort on a tropical island to a cattle ranch. Townsville's many attractions include the world's largest living coral reef aquarium, a wildlife sanctuary, casino, beaches, museums, theatres, galleries and restaurants. Historic gold mining towns, National Parks and World Heritage areas lie to the north of Townsville, boasting rainforests, waterfalls, spectacular beaches and the sheltered waterways of the Hinchinbrook Channel.
Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand and is known for its arts, culture and native beauty. The best way to explore this vibrant city is on foot. A great variety of museums,art gelleries and theatre, restaurants, cafes and bars will satisfy any taste and mood.
The International Date Line (IDL) is an imaginary line on the surface of the Earth, that runs from the north to the south pole and demarcates one calendar day from the next. It passes through the middle of the Pacific Ocean, roughly following the 180° longitude but it deviates to pass around some territories and island groups.
The International Date line is on the opposite side of the Earth to the Prime Meridian. The Prime Meridian helps to define Universal Time and is the meridian from which all other time zones are calculated. The International Date Line and the moving point of midnight separate the two calendar days that are current somewhere on Earth.
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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