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.
Known as the "Emerald Isle" because of its rich vegetation and timeless beauty, Corfu is one of the hidden treasures of the Mediterranean. The second largest of the Ionian islands, Corfu covers an area of 592 square kilometers. With the intense culture and incomparable beuaty coastline, Corfu was an inexhaustible source of inspiration for many artists and writers.
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.
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 .
Korcula is a pretty island in the Adriatic Sea, in Croatia. It is a very popular destination especially in summer. It has a magnificent, historic town with many sites to visit. Especially , from the cathedral tower the views are spectacular. The picturesque alleys make the walk an unforgettable experience. The stretching vineyards make the landscape unique. This place has amazing beaches with heavenly shores where you can relax and enjoy swimming. It combines perfectly the rich tradition of a medieval town with the modern restaurants and the modern way of life.
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.
Monte Carlo, in the princedom of Monaco, has an ideal geographical position, with mild winters and sunny, warm summers.It's an ideal destination and the visitor will not get board even for a minute.One can see the Palace of Renie, the Oceanographic Museum, the Royal Chapel, where are the graves of Grimaldi, the famous Casino and the Opera.
Nafplio is a seaport town in the Peloponnese in Greece that has expanded up the hillsides near the north end of the Argolic Gulf. The town was the capital of the First Hellenic Republic, from the start of the Greek Revolution in 1821 until 1834. Nafplio is now the capital of the regional unit of Argolis.Old Nafplion is one of the most beautiful towns in Greece. The former capital of Greece may remind visitors of the Plaka but it's on the sea. With two mountains crowned by medieval fortresses overlooking the town and the small island fortress called the Bourtzi that once protected the harbor, Nafplion is full of restaurants, shops, cafes, beautiful old buildings,hotels of all catagories and a beach that you can walk to in ten minutes.
The largest island of Mediterranean, Sicily, consists of a multicultural society and offers many different folklore, historical, artistic attractions and breathtaking landscapes.
Messina is located to the northeast part of Sicily and was founded by Greek colonists in the 8th century BC. It had been an important port since ancient times and its long history is visible in monuments, churches and all around. Don't miss to visit Taormina and Mt.Etna.
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.
Civitavecchia is a town and comune of the province of Rome. A sea port which is located 80 kilometres west-north-west of Rome. The harbor is formed by two piers and a breakwater, on which is a lighthouse.
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.
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.
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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After a transformative $40 million refurbishment, Oceania Cruises’ newest addition, Sirena,will embark on her highly anticipated Inaugural Voyage on April 27, 2016 from Barcelona. Elegant sister ship to charming Regatta, Insignia and Nautica, Sirena will embody the most treasured elements of our celebrated fleet, and offer a few highlights all her own. With the introduction of two fresh culinary offerings, Sirena will offer even more ways to savor the finest cuisine at sea. Tuscan Steak, a brand new specialty restaurant, will serve Italian favorites, succulent steaks and fresh seafood inspired by Toscana and Polo Grill. The Grand Dining Room will offer a surprise transformation into Jacques Bistro during lunch, which will serve classic French fare. Also featuring the beloved restaurant Red Ginger, Sirena will invite you to enjoy bold Asian cuisine in a fresh new way.
Join Sirena for extraordinary journeysthroughout Europe, the Caribbean, the South Pacific, Australia and beyond.
As part of her refurbishment, Sirena’s Owner’s and Vista Suites will also undergo a major re-design, exuding a crisp and modern elegance. These palatial accommodations will feature custom-made furnishings enhanced with lustrous fabrics, stone and rich walnut accents. As all of the accommodations on board Sirena are defined by their elegance, Penthouse Suites and all staterooms will also be perfectly appointed with modern furnishings and the soothing colors of the sea. Plus, all suites and staterooms will feature the all-new custom-designed Ultra Tranquility Bed.
Year Built: 1999
Year Refurbished: 2016
Gross Tonnage: 30,277
Length: 593.7 feet
Beam: 83.5 feet
Maximum Draught: 19.5 feet
Cruising Speed: 18 knots
Guest Decks: 9
Total Decks: 11
Electric Power or Voltage: 110, 220 AC
Guest Capacity: 684 (Double Occupancy)
Staff Size: 400
Guest to Staff Ratio: 1.71 to 1
Nationality of Officers: European
Nationality of Staff: International
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