Ireland is a country unlike any other in the world – a land of magnificent and varied landscapes, of folklore and legend – where the genuine warmth and friendliness of the local people will leave a lasting impression. We invite you to experience it for yourself from the exciting destinations of Kilkenny, one of Ireland’s loveliest inland cities; Dublin, Ireland’s capital rich in Georgian architecture, described as being “as intimate as a village and as friendly as a pub;” and Killarney, a colorful Camelot-like town surrounded by mystical lakes and majestic mountains. Visit spectacular Kilkenny Castle, and take the opportunity to see the renowned Waterford Crystal Factory while staying in Kilkenny. From Killarney, see beautiful Bantry Bay, and experience breathtaking coastal scenery as you travel the Dingle Peninsula. While in Dublin, see some of its famous attractions like St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Trinity College, home to the magnificent Book of Kells, and visit the Northern Ireland capital of Belfast, a city adorned by Victorian architecture. Discover this beautiful land where a hundred thousand welcomes await you.
Follow the echoes of ancient civilizations as you cruise the Mediterranean on Oceania Cruises’ Nautica, an elegant vessel replete with breathtaking services and amenities. Immerse yourself in the ancient legends, traditions, and cultures of Greece, Egypt, Israel, Cyprus, and Turkey, each destination with a different story to tell. Beginning in Athens, cruise the Mediterranean Sea to Egypt – visiting Alexandria and Cairo – a land of enduring architecture, where the Sphinx and Giza pyramids await. Continue to historic Israel and take in the picturesque city of Haifa and legendary Jerusalem, a holy city for Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike. Sail to Limassol and discover the ancient riches of Cyprus, then head to Greece to explore the old fortified city of Rhodes. Continue to Turkey and walk mosaic sidewalks in the ruins of Ephesus before concluding your journey in Istanbul, the magnificent city that straddles two continents. From timeless cities to towering pyramids and historic temples, discover the legendary treasures of ancient civilizations.
Sample some of Europe’s rich past and exciting present as you cruise to distinctive ports in Italy, Monaco, France and Spain aboard the elegant Oceania Cruises Nautica. Leave Rome behind and cruise north on the coastal route to the port of Livorno and the glorious cities of Pisa, with its famous Leaning Tower, and Florence, where Renaissance masterpieces await. Sail to Monte Carlo, famous for its casino and its stunning French Riviera locale on the winding Grand Corniche. Continue to colorful Marseille, a Provençal gateway for visits to the towns of Aix, renowned for its lovely fountains, and Avignon, a medieval refuge for 14th-century popes. Visit Barcelona, a city known worldwide for its enduring cultural influence and the distinctive architecture of Antoni Gaudí. This European mosaic becomes even more colorful in Cartagena, Spain, with spectacular ancient Roman and Byzantine ruins, Baroque ramparts, Art Nouveau façades and contemporary maritime attractions.
Travel to a place of stunning landscapes and unspoiled wilderness, a place where nature reigns supreme – amazing Alaska. Discover America’s Last Frontier from the elegant decks of Oceania Cruises’ Regatta, an intimate vessel with outstanding amenities, cuisine and service. Depart from Seattle and travel north along Canada’s coast to Wrangell, one of Alaska’s oldest towns and the only one in the state to be governed by four nations: Tlingit, Russian, Britain and the U.S. Continue cruising through Tracy Arm, a breathtaking fjord whose pristine waters reflect its icy-blue tidewater glaciers and soaring granite cliffs. Follow the Alaskan coast to Sitka, the former Russian capital of North America and an astoundingly picturesque city known for its many historic attractions, and visit the small wilderness outpost of Ketchikan, known as the “Salmon Capital of the World.” Sail on through the scenic Inside Passage heading south to the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver where your voyage concludes. This Alaskan cruise is truly an unforgettable adventure.
Discover incredible ancient wonders on this Aegean odyssey aboard the graceful Oceania Cruises Nautica, sailing from Istanbul to the Greek Isles and Athens. Stop in Kusadasi and visit the amazing ruins of Ephesus, a former Roman town that is now one of the best-preserved archaeological sites on the Mediterranean. Visit Rhodes, world famous for its ancient Acropolis and as the former site of the legendary Colossus. Then sail on to Crete, the largest of the Greek isles. Take in its picturesque landscapes dotted with villages and windmills, and get a glimpse of ancient Minoan civilization at the reconstructed Bronze-Age Palace of Knossos. After a stop on the lovely Greek island of Santorini, a stunning natural spectacle of volcano-carved landscapes and wineries, it’s on to another Greek island and town with the same name, Mykonos. Stroll though the seaside town’s winding maze of streets amid dazzling whitewashed homes dotted with brightly painted shutters and doors, before concluding your Greek Isles odyssey in Athens.
A voyage aboard the grand American Queen is a priceless experience in Americana, and this Mississippi River cruise through Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas and Tennessee brings an especially rich part of it to vivid life. Spend two nights among the cultural mosaic of New Orleans, then board an authentic steamboat bound for Memphis and discover the beauty of the river as you delve into the history, culture and epic grandeur of the pre-Civil War South. Tour the superb plantation known as Oak Alley and walk beneath its amazing canopy of oak trees three centuries old. Take in the many antebellum homes among scenic countryside in St. Francisville, and revel in antebellum splendor in Natchez, a glorious city rich with restored mansions. In Vicksburg, the “Red Carpet City of the South,” view battle relics from the famous siege where Civil War generals Pemberton and Grant matched wits and wills. Stop in Helena, renowned as the home of King Biscuit Time – America’s longest-running blues radio program, but its wonderfully preserved architecture offers traces of Helena’s pre-civil war past. Arrive in Memphis and spend a day exploring its famed sights, from Elvis’ Graceland to Beale Street, where the blues was born.