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.
Known as the "Pearl of the Mediterranean", the ancient city of Alexandria is steeped in history and sophisticated charm. The port of Alexandria was founded by Alexander the Great in 331 BC and became the capital of Greco-Roman Egypt and one of the most important cultural centers of the ancient world. Immerse yourself in the grandiose atmosphere of the city and explore the many wondrous attractions which date from the time of the Pharaohs. Take some time to explore the Roman Amphitheatre and the Pillar of Pompeii.
Kefalonia is the largest of the Ionian Islands and has great tourism infrastructure and extremely interesting natural environment. You'll find beautiful beaches, historic sights, cultural and religious interest, and unique natural phenomena, such as underground caves and the national park of Enos. The capital, Argostoli in a protected natural harbor lies in the beautiful rolling hills filled with vegetation that reaches the sea. A contemporary city offering to the visitors, all the comforts.
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.
Port Said had been a significant port since the late 19th century. Nowadays is a pleasant city, considered as summer resort by Egyptians. The main street, with most of the commercial enterprises gathered together, is Sharia Palestine. Port Said is the gateway for huge ships waiting to enter the Suez Canal. Interesting is the colonial architecture of the 19th century in the city center, and the National Museum as well, with exhibits from the rich historic past of Egypt.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
La Goulette is the port of Tunis, the capital of Tunisia. The name derives from the "gullet", a channel where the city is located, not from the ship type schooner, called goélette in French.
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.
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.
Trieste is a magnificent city, with great neoclassical buildings - property of wealthy merchants and sailors, mostly of the 19th century- squares, theaters, museums, all very inspiring to the visitor. A vibrant city with its most beautiful area to be the one between two main squares: the Piazza del 'Unita and the Piazza della Liberta. The creation of modern and free port on both ends of the waterfront created the conditions for a huge development.
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