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8300 NW 33rd Street, Suite 308, Miami, Florida 33122

2006 EUROPEAN COLLECTION

Call your Travel Agent or Oceania Cruises at 1-800-531-5658 or 305-514-2300. Visit us at OceaniaCruises.com.

OCEANIA CRUISES

Your World. Your Way.

2006 European Collection


POINTS OF DISTINCTION • • • • WELCOME ABOARD • • • • • • OUTSTANDING SERVICE • • • • LUXURIOUS ACCOMMODATIONS EXTRAORDINARY CUISINE • • • FINE DINING • • • • • • • • • OCEANIA SPA BY MANDARA • • ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT ONBOARD LIFE • • • • • • • • WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN VENICE TO BARCELONA • • ROME TO BARCELONA • • BARCELONA TO ATHENS • • BARCELONA TO LISBON • • ROME TO VENICE • • • • LONDON TO BARCELONA • LONDON TO ROME • • • • BARCELONA TO ROME • • VENICE TO LISBON • • • •

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NORTHERN EUROPE AND SCANDINAVIA STOCKHOLM TO LONDON • • • • • • STOCKHOLM TO COPENHAGEN • • • • BARCELONA TO STOCKHOLM • • • • • LISBON TO LONDON • • • • • • • • LONDON TO LONDON • • • • • • • LONDON TO LONDON • • • • • • • GREEK ISLES AND BLACK SEA ATHENS TO ISTANBUL • • • ROME TO ATHENS • • • • ISTANBUL TO VENICE • • • ATHENS TO ISTANBUL • • • ATHENS TO ISTANBUL • • • ROME TO ISTANBUL • • • ATHENS TO ROME • • • • ROME TO ISTANBUL • • •

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GENERAL INFORMATION

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Notification Information contained in this brochure is not an offer or a contract. The transportation of Guests and baggage on Oceania Cruises’ vessels is provided solely by the Operator and is governed by the Terms and Conditions printed on the Guest Ticket/Contract. For complete information on Terms and Conditions, itineraries, liability of Oceania Cruises, and all sections mentioned below, please refer to the Guest Ticket/Contract. A copy of the Guest Ticket/Contract is available by contacting your travel agent or online at OceaniaCruises.com. Upon the first to occur, be it receipt of the Guest’s deposit or full payment, the Guest’s receipt of a confirmation letter/final invoice from Oceania Cruises, or the issuance of a Guest Ticket/Contract to the Guest, directly or by a travel agent, all of the terms and conditions of the Guest Ticket/Contract shall be binding on the parties thereto. Consult a Travel Agent Travel Agencies provide a valuable service when planning your vacation aboard Oceania Cruises. We recommend that you work with your favorite travel professional who understands your individual needs. Your chosen agent will act on your behalf for all arrangements, including deposits and payments for your cruise. Travel Agencies are not owned or operated by Oceania Cruises and act only as independent agents, solely on your behalf. Fares Fares are quoted in U.S. Dollars, are per person and are based on double occupancy. Fares do not include prepaid charges, personal charges or optional facilities and service fees, as those terms are clearly defined in the Guest Ticket/Contract. Also not included are shore excursions, meals ashore, gratuities, beverages not part of the regular menu, laundry service and other onboard amenities, including spa treatments.

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Deposit and Payments The per person, per cruise deposit required to secure your reservation is $500 and must be received within 7 days of your initial reservation. Payment of deposit means acceptance of the full terms and conditions contained within the Guest Ticket/Contract that apply to your reservation. Final balance due must be received no later than 90 days prior to cruise departure, together with passport details and any special onboard service requests. American Express, MasterCard, Visa, travel agency checks and personal checks are accepted for deposits and full payments. Oceania Cruises accepts no responsibility for credit card processing fees independently assessed by issuing banks. None of these fees separately charged by the issuing banks accrues to the benefit of Oceania Cruises. Third party credit card charges can only be accepted when accompanied by valid authorization to charge from the relevant card owner. Single Supplements There will be a charge for single occupancy of 200% of the double occupancy suite or stateroom fare. Children and Unaccompanied Minors All guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by and occupy the same accommodations as an adult over the age of 25. Reservations To reserve your Oceania Cruises vacation, please contact your Travel Agent or Oceania Cruises at 800-531-5658. Visit us at OceaniaCruises.com. Changes to a Reservation Changes to a reservation after deposit and prior to issuance of travel documents may result in assessment of administrative fees and service charges beyond the control of Oceania Cruises. Administrative fees and service charges will vary and are based on the type of change to your cruise departure, itinerary, package or air supplement. Guests are responsible for any additional costs incurred as a result of these changes. Some changes, including name changes, may also be considered cancellations and applicable fees will be assessed. Any changes to a reservation that result in imposition of airline or other cancellation fees are the responsibility of the Guest. No refund will be made for unused or partially used portions of the cruise, air or land programs including shore excursions except as specifically outlined in the Guest Ticket/Contract. Cancellation and Refunds A full refund of payments received will be made when Oceania Cruises receives notice of cancellation at least 91 days prior to the scheduled sailing date. Cancellation notices must be received by Oceania Cruises in writing. Guests who cancel within 90 days of sailing are subject to the following per person cancellation fees: 90-60 Days Prior: Deposit Amount 59-30 Days Prior: 50% of fare 29-15 Days Prior: 75% of fare 100% of fare 14-0 Days Prior:

A 100% cancellation penalty will be imposed for non-appearance or the absence of written notice. Fare is defined as the cost of any cruise, land or air element purchased from Oceania Cruises. Optional Travel Insurance We strongly recommend that all Guests purchase comprehensive Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance to cover the full purchase price of the cruise as well as air and/or land program costs. Your travel agent can provide additional information about Oceania Cruises’ insurance program, which has been specially designed and economically priced exclusively for our Guests. Itinerary All itineraries, including points of embarkation and debarkation, are at the discretion of Oceania Cruises and may be modified up to and during the voyage. Oceania Cruises reserves the right to amend or make substitutions for any travel component without prior notice to the Guest, including hotels, ports of call or other modes of transportation if, in its opinion, the situation requires a change or cancellation of arrangements. Oceania Cruises does not assume responsibility or liability for any loss, inconvenience, or expense incurred by Guests as a result of any changes or cancellations as detailed in the Guest Ticket/Contract. When practicable, Oceania Cruises will promptly notify Guests of a cruise itinerary change. Responsibility Oceania Cruises. accepts no liability or responsibility, whether occasioned by railroad, motor coach, private car, boat, aircraft or any other conveyance for any injuries, damages, loss, accident, delay or irregularity which may be caused either by reason of defect, through the acts or defaults of any company or person, or in carrying out the arrangements of the cruise or cruisetour as a result of any cause beyond the control of Oceania Cruises. Guests specifically release Oceania Cruises from any and all claims for loss or damage to baggage or property or from personal injuries or death, or from loss or delay arising out of the acts, omissions or negligence of any independent contractors, such as air carriers, hotels, shore excursion operators, restaurateurs, transportation providers, medical personnel or other providers of services or facilities. All arrangements made with air carriers, hotels, shore excursion operators and any other independent contractors are made solely for the convenience of Guests and are done at the Guests’ own risk. Onboard medical personnel are independent contractors. Oceania Cruises specifically disclaims all liabilities for damages for emotional distress, mental suffering or psychological injury of any kind, except to the extent provided by 46 U.S.C. §183. Tickets, vouchers and any other travel documents are subject to all terms and conditions of the respective suppliers, some of which may limit a supplier's liability. Please refer to the Guest Ticket/Contract for further detailed information. Air Transportation Oceania Cruises, as an added service to our Guests, offers arrangements for air travel in conjunction with a cruise. Air arrangements, including routings, are at Oceania Cruises’ (or its agents’) discretion, and are based on flight availability and agreements between various airlines, Oceania Cruises and independent contractors. Special requests, including class of service upgrades, specific carriers and routing are at the discretion of Oceania Cruises. Upgrades may not apply to all air itinerary segments. In making these arrangements, Oceania Cruises acts only as an agent on the Guest(s’) behalf, and does not operate, control, or supervise any airlines and will not be responsible for carriers failing to meet schedules whether or not air tickets were issued by Oceania Cruises. Air tickets are refundable to Oceania Cruises only and are considered a part of the total cruise or cruisetour fare. Replacement of lost airline tickets requires purchase of an additional ticket. All costs for replacements are the responsibility of the Guest. Air ticketing fees and air fuel surcharges will apply. Any penalties, change fees or cancellation fees that result from changes to or cancellation of air arrangements are the sole responsibility of the guest. Seat Assignments & Pre-Flight Arrangements Any pre-flight arrangements, such as seat assignments, frequent flyer programs, or special meal requests must be made by the Guest directly with the airlines based on their policies and procedures. Oceania Cruises cannot confirm any special airline requests unless otherwise specified. Due to special fares used, frequent flyer or past traveler discounts may not apply to air tickets issued by Oceania Cruises. These special requests and services should be arranged by your travel agent directly with the airlines. Independent Travel Arrangements Oceania Cruises has no responsibility with regard to air or land travel arrangements made by non-refundable, restricted travel or frequent flyer tickets. This exclusion of liability includes consequences to independently arranged air or land travel that may result in last minute changes in the embarkation or debarkation ports, and delays in arrival at any airport or port location. Please refer to the Guest Ticket/Contract for full terms and conditions of these exclusions.

Baggage Policy Guests may bring a reasonable amount of luggage onboard an Oceania Cruises vessel. No baggage or items heavier than 70 lbs. will be loaded onto or off-loaded from our vessels. Luggage for Oceania Cruises’ Guests must be handled pursuant to regulations and tariffs of airlines, government security requirements and ground operators. Luggage exceeding these limitations will be subject to charges as set forth by the individual operators, including any excess baggage charges. Oceania Cruises reserves the right to refuse any items that may be considered dangerous (explosives, firearms, liquid oxygen, combustible or illegal items). Oceania Cruises reserves the right to search any baggage for security reasons. All hand-carried luggage and personal effects are the responsibility of the Guest at all times. Oceania Cruises is not responsible for the loss of or damage to Guests' luggage. Baggage insurance is recommended. Luggage and personal belongings will be taken off the ship upon Guest debarkation. Under no circumstances will luggage be kept onboard without the owner of such luggage being on the vessel. Please refer to your Guest Ticket/Contract for all applicable Terms and Conditions.

Medical Services Each of our ships is equipped with limited medical facilities and staffed by international medical personnel. Fees and charges do apply for medical services and are dictated by the services performed by the ship’s medical staff. Any Guest that has special needs, or that must travel with medical apparatus, including wheelchairs, motorized scooters, oxygen therapy, etc. must advise Oceania Cruises in writing at time of deposit. Please note some ports of call may not be suitable for Guests with limited mobility and in such cases, may disallow debarkation with a wheelchair or motorized scooter or for any individual with limited mobility. Oceania Cruises is unable to accommodate women past their sixth month of pregnancy. Oceania Cruises has the right to refuse or revoke passage to anyone who, in its judgment, is in a physical, mental or emotional condition unfit for travel or whose comfort onboard may be compromised due to situations beyond the care that can be provided by Oceania Cruises. Oceania Cruises will under appropriate circumstances permit its Guests to use special equipment such as those noted above, which satisfy the criteria stated in the Oceania Cruises’ Policy Statement.

Documentation & Visas Passport and Visa requirements, and regulations in regards to vaccination certificates and other health requirements vary by destination. To the extent possible, Oceania Cruises will provide guidelines for U.S. citizens only for each destination, and is not responsible for any costs related to such information or that may result from changes to previously advised requirements. It is the sole responsibility of each Guest to obtain and have available the appropriate valid travel and health documents for their chosen itinerary. Any Guest traveling without the proper documentation will not be allowed to board the vessel and no refund of cruise fare will be issued. Passports must be valid six months from the date of trip completion. Due to airline security measures, your Passport name must match your airline ticket name or you may be denied boarding. Oceania Cruises accepts no responsibility for obtaining required visas nor for advising Guests of Visa or other immigration requirements beyond the guidelines indicated.

Alcohol Policy The sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages will be limited to guests over the age of 21 years. Oceania Cruises will refuse and prohibits the sale or service of alcoholic beverages to guests under the age of 21 years. Guests are kindly reminded to consume alcohol in moderation. Oceania Cruises reserves the right to prohibit and retain all alcohol bought ashore for consumption onboard the vessel.

Cruise Documents All final cruise documents and other arrangements made by Oceania Cruises on behalf of the Guest(s) will be sent to the designated travel agency or directly to the guest approximately 21 days prior to sail date. A service fee may be charged for early issuance of documentation.

Guest Etiquette and Consideration Oceania Cruises., its Masters, General Managers, Chief Pursers or any other deputized figure of authority aboard the vessels reserves the right to, at their sole discretion, disembark any guest, in any port of call, for any reason, should they be considered a nuisance to or endanger the “quiet enjoyment” of guests onboard or if they are found to be a nuisance, threat or danger to guests, staff or otherwise hinder the safe and secure operation of the vessel or any associated land programs. Any guest(s) disembarked from the vessels or associated land programs are solely responsible for any costs incurred with repatriation. Cruise fare will be considered earned and retained and no refunds or reimbursements given. Please refer to Guest Ticket/Contract for further detailed information.

Clothing Recommended onboard clothing is resort or country club casual. For evening dining, elegant casual resort wear is suggested. We request that jeans, shorts, t-shirts or tennis shoes not be worn at dinner.

Gratuities How much you choose to tip is a personal matter and completely at your discretion. For your convenience, gratuities of $11.50 per Guest, per day are automatically added to your shipboard account. An additional $3.50 per Guest, per day will be added for Guests occupying Penthouse, Vista or Owner’s Suites where Butler Service is provided. Naturally, Guests may adjust gratuities at their sole discretion.

Boarding Guests are required to be onboard the vessel at least one hour prior to the scheduled departure time. Should the (in)actions of any guest(s) result in the vessel not sailing at its scheduled departure time, Oceania Cruises shall assess Late Departure Fees, beginning at $1,000 per guest(s), to said guest(s) directly responsible for any departure that is delayed more than 15 minutes beyond the scheduled and published departure time, to cover the costs levied against Oceania Cruises by port authorities, governmental and quasi-governmental agencies as agreed and liquidated damages.

Acts of Nature, Strike, or Other Conditions Beyond Control Neither Oceania Cruises nor the owners or operators of the vessels identified in this brochure shall be liable for delay or inability to perform any condition in this brochure or any part thereof, caused by or arising out of strikes, lockout or labor difficulties or shortages, whether or not Oceania Cruises is a party thereto or to any other acts of nature, force majeure or other circumstances beyond the control of Oceania Cruises.

Onboard Room Service For your convenience, complimentary room service is available 24 hours a day from our extensive room service menu.

For Profit Entity Notwithstanding that Oceania Cruises, at the Guest’s option, arranges air transportation, hotel accommodations, ground transfers, shore excursions and other services with independent suppliers of the services, it should be understood that Oceania Cruises, being a “for profit entity”, earns a fee on the sale of optional services.

Valet & Laundry Facility Dry cleaning and laundry services are offered onboard. Both regular and express services are available at an additional fee. Smoking For your comfort and safety, smoking is permitted only in a designated section on the aft port side of Horizons, and the starboard forward section of the outdoor Pool Deck. Guests are kindly reminded that smoking is expressly forbidden in all staterooms and suites, and on verandas. For the safety and comfort of your fellow guests, we request your cooperation and compliance with this policy. Guests choosing to disregard the policy may be subject to monetary penalties that will be imposed to cover the costs associated with the required cleaning of stateroom furnishings, verandas and surrounding deck and accommodation areas. All areas, other than those specified as designated smoking areas, will remain smoke-free. These include all guest suites and staterooms, verandas, restaurants, public areas, the Casino, and all other areas of the ship. Cigar and Pipe smoking is only permitted on the starboard forward section of the outdoor Pool Deck.

Sellers of Travel Laws Oceania Cruises has obtained exemption from the Sellers of Travel Laws of Florida, California and other similarly situated jurisdictions based upon its status as a common carrier/ocean carrier. Ships’ Registry: Marshall Islands

About Our Cover A group of islands in the Lagoon of Venice, Murano is world-renowned for its exquisite glassmaking which dates back to the 1300s. Recognized by glass collectors for both his skillful technique and unique expressiveness, glass maestro Afro Celotto was born in Venice and began working with glass when he was 14. Celotto generously lent us an original glass piece from his studio in Murano which we then interpreted for the cover. Celebrate the art of Murano glass on one of our 10 sailings to Venice during the 2006 European season.

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At Oceania Cruises, we’ve elevated travel to an art form – one where affordable luxury, classic elegance, and award-winning European itineraries have been sculpted to form a cruise experience that is nothing short of a masterpiece. Aboard our fleet of ships, new-world comforts and amenities are at your fingertips as you discover the history, charm and antiquities of Europe.

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POINTS OF

Distinction

FINEST CUISINE AT SEA, SERVED IN FOUR DISTINCTIVE OPEN SEATING RESTAURANTS

GOURMET CULINARY PROGRAM CREATED BY WORLD-RENOWNED MASTER CHEF, JACQUES PÉPIN 70% OF SUITES AND STATEROOMS FEATURE PRIVATE TEAK VERANDAS

EXCLUSIVE TRANQUILITY BEDSSM, FEATURING LUXURIOUS PILLOW TOP MATTRESSES, PLUSH DUVETS, GOOSE-DOWN PILLOWS AND THE FINEST

EGYPTIAN COTTON LINENS

BUTLER SERVICE OFFERED IN OWNER’S, VISTA AND PENTHOUSE SUITES COUNTRY CLUB-CASUAL AMBIANCE; TUXEDOS AND GOWNS ARE NEVER REQUIRED

ELEGANT, 684-GUEST, MID-SIZE SHIPS FEATURING LARGE-SHIP AMENITIES EUROPE’S MOST ALLURING AND DESIRABLE PORTS

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What aWorld of difference With three ships dedicated to Europe for the 2006 season, our world of cruising is more expansive and magnificent than ever. To the north, we’ve opened a treasure-trove of enchanting destinations in the British Isles, Scandinavia and Iceland. We’ve enhanced our offerings in the Mediterranean with new, exotic destinations such as Morocco, Libya, Tunisia and the awe-inspiring Greek isle of Delos. We’ve even honed many of our Europe itineraries to include the hidden French jewel that is Port-Vendres, gateway to the imposing hill-top fortress of Carcassonne, Montenegro’s medieval Kotor, and Italy’s enchanting Olbia. Europe has never looked so appealing, especially since you can explore it in the unequalled comfort of our three mid-size ships. Impeccable, personalized service is the hallmark of our international staff of more than 400 professionals per ship, a luxury made possible by the fact that there are only 684 guests to lavishly pamper. Our ships’ distinctive size allows for other indulgences as well, especially with regard to cuisine, which we unabashedly believe to be the finest at sea. Each dish in our four open-seating restaurants is prepared to order, beautifully presented and graciously served. The ambiance throughout our ships exudes warmth and conviviality, much like that of a private country club. It’s elegant, but comfortably casual, which invites guests to relax completely and enjoy life to the fullest. Melt away tensions with a hot lava rock massage in our world-renowned Oceania Spa by Mandara. Reap the benefits of exercising with a personal trainer in the state-of-the-art fitness center. Power-walk on deck, surrounded by fresh sea air. Lose yourself in the latest best seller from our English-inspired library. Discuss the finer points of a lecture with a revered speaker who’s an expert on the topic. Email friends about your adventures ashore. Whatever you fancy, we will happily do our best to make your time aboard memorable. This is Oceania Cruises. Your World. Your Way. OceaniaCruises.com 3


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Nothing pleases us more than pleasing you. Our international staff is professionally trained to cater to your every whim, and it clearly shows in their genuine smiles and eager desire to please. Express a preference, and it’s never forgotten. Return to your stateroom, and it’s freshened up just so, the happy consequence of devoting more than one staff member to each stateroom. However, our staff’s zest for bringing joy goes far beyond numbers. It’s simply their indulgent nature, which is especially evident among the butlers who serve privileged guests in our Owner’s, Vista and Penthouse Suites. Unpacking luggage, shining shoes, booking restaurant reservations and drawing you a lavender-infused bath are all within the butler’s domain, liberating you to enjoy every nuance of life aboard.


Feel free to be yourself Oh, the joy of being comfortable in even the most luxurious surroundings. That’s the beauty of sailing with Oceania Cruises. The ambiance exudes elegance and sophistication, yet it’s never pretentious or stuffy. There’s a wonderful informality throughout, much like that of a private country club, which invites you to thoroughly relax among the other like-minded guests. Stroll the decks watching golden sunsets. Fine-tune your fox trot in a lively dance class. Watch a nimble-fingered flamenco guitarist hold his audience in awe. Succumb to the pleasures of a Balinese Bliss massage in the private on-deck cabana. Discover that special fragrance you’ve always wanted in one of the stylish boutiques. In other words, do whatever pleases you, whenever you please.

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Your stateroom – all the comforts of home, at sea Travel becomes all the more delightful when you feel at home anywhere in the world. To this end, we have designed our staterooms and suites to be serene bastions of pleasure, where guests relish being surrounded by all the comforts of home. Elegant and handsomely appointed, your private oasis will instantly put you at ease. Think how content you’ll feel watching the world glide by from your plush sitting area, the natural light pouring through the expansive windows or sliding glass doors. The views are even more magnificent from the sizeable teak verandas, a luxury featured in 70% of our staterooms and all of our suites. Still, the highlight is the revolutionary Tranquility BedSM, which is so conducive to sleep that guests describe it as “pure heaven.” Rest assured that we have thought of every possible amenity for your convenience and comfort.

Elegantly appointed and boasting luxurious amenities found only in world-class, 5-star hotels, your suite or stateroom is your private haven, comfortably taking you to your next enticing port of call.

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Savor the finest cuisine at sea Declaring our cuisine to be “the finest at sea” may seem rather audacious. But once you taste that first delectable morsel, you will instantly become a believer. Our cuisine is that outrageous, the difference that noticeable. After all, our 5-star menus are the inspired creation of our Executive Culinary Director, the legendary Jacques Pépin, who gleefully unleashed his artistry to conceive a bounty of culinary masterpieces that dazzle the eye and delight the palate. Simply describing them whips the senses into a state of heightened anticipation. Wild Quail Stuffed with Black Truffle Mousseline. Crispy Duck à l’Orange. Roast Loin of Venison with Fig Chutney and Saffron Apples. The pairing of fresh ingredients is sheer genius. Nothing has escaped Chef Pépin’s attention, including alternative offerings such as delightful vegetarian dishes, Asian-influenced Woks of the Day, and authentic Italian Pastas. Diners seeking lighter, lower-calorie dishes may choose from an equally delicious Oceania Spa Cuisine Menu. And to complement each fabulous meal, our sommeliers will thoughtfully suggest the perfect wine from more than 150 cellar selections. Guests will also enjoy a variety of restaurants, each with its own distinct décor, personality, ambiance and gourmet menu. Our open-seating policy frees you to dine where, when and with whom you wish. In the evening, savor French-inspired Continental cuisine in the Grand Dining Room, classic steakhouse selections in the elegant Polo Grill, gourmet Italian fare in romantic Toscana, or an informal Mediterranean-influenced buffet in Tapas on the Terrace. Lunch tantalizes as well, be it at the sun-splashed Terrace Café, our genuine Pizzeria, or Waves, the casual poolside grill. For a more traditional lunch or breakfast, try the sophisticated Grand Dining Room. You might even dine privately in your suite or stateroom, selecting from an extensive, 24-hour room service menu.

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“Food, for me, is inseparable from sharing. There is no great meal unless it is shared with family or friends.”

Jacques Pépin Jacques Pépin, the noteworthy and celebrated chef, author and food columnist brings his culinary artistry and legendary cuisine to the ships of the Oceania Cruises fleet. Jacques Pépin oversees all culinary programs for Oceania Cruises including the creation of menu offerings, wine lists, and the training of our onboard Executive Chefs. He is the host of award-winning cooking shows on national public television and the author of 19 cookbooks. He has also served as the personal chef to three French heads of state including Charles de Gaulle.

Oceania Cruises is proud to be a member of Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, the world’s most prestigious gastronomic society devoted to the art of fine dining.

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Restaurants as diverse as our menus

Grandeur has never felt so comfortable as in the Grand Dining Room. The tuxedo-clad maitre d’ greets your party with a warm smile and happily leads you into a handsomely appointed room that’s reminiscent of a classic European, 5-star hotel restaurant. Hand-painted frescoes adorn the dramatic, domed ceiling. Villeroy & Boch china, Schott Zwiesel crystal and fine linens grace the tables. The mood is only enhanced by the soothing melodies from the string quartet or a concert pianist. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the Grand Dining Room serves a vast array of spectacular dishes. Start the day with a hearty breakfast of steak and eggs or a fluffy madeto-order omelette. Linger over a lunch of Pan-Seared Flounder Filet “Meuniere” in a Lemon and Parsley Butter Sauce with Garden Fresh Vegetables. Dinner seems even more special, as the ever-changing menu includes six courses of French-inspired Continental Cuisine. With so many delightful choices, your palate will be in heaven.

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As its name implies, Toscana serves Tuscan cuisine, a wonderful style of Italian cooking widely admired for its inspired simplicity and keenly balanced natural flavors. In this tastefully decorated, contemporary setting boasting soaring seascape views for just 96 guests, course after course exemplifies the very essence of Tuscan virtuosity. Enjoy heavenly antipasti like Sautéed Jumbo Shrimp tenderly wrapped in Prosciutto di Parma Ham, and served with Candied Cherry Tomato. Savor classic Risottis and Pastas, including Bow Ties Sautéed with Wild Scottish Smoked Salmon, Flambéed with Grey Goose Vodka, and Folded into a Light, Creamy Tomato Sauce. Delight in dishes such as a tender Bone-In Veal Chop Grilled to Perfection and Topped with Sautéed Piedmont Wild Porcini Mushrooms. Elegantly presented on custom-designed china, each dish is a culinary masterpiece.

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A classic steakhouse in every sense, the Polo Grill even looks the part. Warmly decorated with dark woods, linen tablecloths, and nostalgic black-and-white photographs of Hollywood legends, the Polo Grill is the perfect setting for an elegant, hearty dinner. Perhaps start with succulent Escargot in Feuillete Crust with Garlic and Brandy Sauce, followed by Lobster Bisque topped with Morsels of Roasted Lobster. Then enjoy another classic: Caesar Salad, prepared tableside. It’s all but a teasing prelude to your entrée, which might range from a 32-ounce, bone-in King’s Cut Prime Rib to Herb Roasted Rotisserie Free Range Chicken, a Jacques Pépin Signature Dish. The Polo Surf and Turf, featuring a grilled Filet Mignon accompanied by a broiled Lobster Tail, is always a guest favorite. Open only in the evening, and with intimate ocean view seating for just 96 guests, the Polo Grill is simply exquisite.

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Fine Dining MULTIPLE OPEN SEATING DINING VENUES FOR BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER CONTINENTAL SUNRISE BREAKFAST IN HORIZONS CASUAL BREAKFASTS & LUNCHES SERVED AT THE TERRACE CAFÉ POOLSIDE DINING AT WAVES THE ELEGANT GRAND DINING ROOM GOURMET ITALIAN DINING AT TOSCANA STEAKS, CHOPS & SEAFOOD AT THE POLO GRILL REGIONAL CUISINE, EVERYDAY FAVORITES & MEDITERRANEAN SPECIALTIES AT TAPAS ON THE TERRACE AFTERNOON TEA PIZZERIA Enjoy an enchanting evening with newfound friends at Tapas on the Terrace.

ICE CREAM & SUNDAE BAR SPA CUISINE GOURMET VEGETARIAN, KOSHER & SPECIAL MEALS UPON REQUEST EXTENSIVE WINE CELLAR WITH OVER 150 SELECTIONS

Light, airy and wonderfully casual, the Terrace Café presents sumptuous, freshly prepared breakfast and lunch buffets that change each day. Dine inside with magnificent vistas through the floor-to-ceiling windows, or outdoors under a shady patio umbrella, where the views go on forever and the fresh sea air whets your appetite.

Each evening, something magical happens in the Terrace Café – it transforms into Tapas on the Terrace, an exquisitely informal, Mediterranean-influenced restaurant. While the venue may be the same, the mood changes dramatically as the music plays and guests dine on inspired regional specialties from the buffet, such as tapas, hearty paellas, and traditional favorites such as Baby Back Ribs, Seafood Medley and Roast Loin of Veal.

The poolside Waves Grill is just the place for a come-as-you-are, casual lunch. The chef is always standing by, preparing mouthwatering burgers, tangy barbecue and succulent grilled seafood. A healthy, garden-fresh salad makes the perfect side dish. And be sure to leave room for some creamy, homemade gelato.

CONNOISSEUR COLLECTION OF FINE SINGLE MALT SCOTCHES, GRAPPAS & COGNACS GOURMET CANAPÉS NIGHTLY IN ALL SUITES EXTENSIVE 24-HOUR ROOM SERVICE MENU

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A new way to renew body and soul You can never be too pampered or feel too blissful. So to enhance your well being while in our care, we invite you to experience the world-class Oceania Spa by Mandara. What awaits you behind their doors can only be described as sybaritic. This is pleasure in its purest form, the ultimate indulgence of mind and body. Surrender to an exotic Lomi Lomi, an ancient Hawaiian massage that relieves tension and restores the body’s natural equilibrium. Indulge in an anti-aging facial to reduce the appearance of fine wrinkles, plump the lips, and gently lift the skin. Treat yourself to a moisturizing, coconut and Tahitian Frangipani Body Nourish Wrap, then ease into the warm, vitamin-enriched seawater in the Thalassotherapy Whirlpool. Whatever area of your body you wish to target, the spa’s therapists have a magical treatment to match. Detoxifying masks. Nourishing hand rituals. Firming cellulitereducing techniques. Nothing is beyond their extraordinary skills. There’s also a beauty salon within the Oceania Spa by Mandara, so you’ll look as wonderful as you feel. To complement all of this pampering, work out at your own pace in the state-of-the-art fitness center, featuring flat-screen plasma televisions and floor-to-ceiling windows that will keep you entertained as you tone your muscles. Or to soak up incredible ocean views during your workout, walk or jog around our outdoor track. For advice on how to reap the greatest benefits from your exercise routine, consult with the personal trainer who will happily analyze your fitness level and recommend a suitable exercise regiment. Other delightful options include individual or group classes in aerobics, Pilates and yoga.

WORLD-CLASS MANDARA SPA & BEAUTY SALON MASSAGE & SPA TREATMENTS THALASSOTHERAPY WHIRLPOOL & STEAM ROOM STATE-OF-THE-ART FITNESS CENTER PERSONAL FITNESS TRAINING AEROBICS, STEP & STRENGTH TRAINING CLASSES YOGA & PILATES INSTRUCTION JOGGING TRACK (13 LAPS TO THE MILE) GOLF DRIVING CAGE Entrance to the Oceania Spa by Mandara 14 OceaniaCruises.com


Thalassotherapy Whirlpool

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Enrich the mind, delight the senses Our guests tend to be exceptionally curious about life. They follow world events, read the news voraciously and engage in lively conversations. Our ships offer a perfect venue for further enlightenment. Not only will you travel to new places and meet new people, you will also experience many new worlds through our varied entertainment and enrichment programs which often feature renowned guest lecturers and award-winning Hollywood and Broadway performers. Imagine how much more meaningful an exploration of Russia, the Greek Isles or Italy’s Tuscany will be when it’s enhanced by a speaker who is well-versed in that region of the world. Many times, these highly respected authorities bring the world to life with behind-the-scenes stories from personal experiences. Some of our speakers are newsmakers themselves, who have shaped world events, and now eagerly share their insider’s perspective. Wouldn’t you love to meet an ambassador and discuss the intricacies of foreign policy? Think how fascinating it would be to sit across from an award-winning author and discover the inspiration for a best-selling book. We are just as passionate about our musical entertainment. Our orchestra has been hailed as “the best at sea,” a distinction they earn time and again in concert. Imagine dining with a classical string quartet as accompaniment, or strolling the ship’s deck in the evening while they perform under the stars. In the Horizons lounge, entertainment varies from jazz bands to soulful vocalists. Elsewhere, you can enjoy amazing magicians, hilarious comedians, marvelous soloists and other highly acclaimed headliners.

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The dramatic Main Lounge

Entertainment CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED HEADLINE ENTERTAINERS

JAZZ NIGHTS AT MARTINIS LOCAL & REGIONAL FOLK ENTERTAINMENT

CABARET-STYLE PERFORMANCES VOCALISTS & VIRTUOSO PERFORMERS 8-PIECE MUSICAL ORCHESTRA DISCO & KARAOKE CONCERT PIANIST MOVIES UNDER THE STARS CLASSICAL STRING QUARTET FLAMENCO GUITARIST

EXTENSIVE IN-SUITE TELEVISION PROGRAMMING

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What you do is entirely up to you We would never presume to know what each guest wishes to do each waking moment. So to ensure that guests can always find an activity to their liking, our solution is to present every diversion imaginable. If you prefer planned activities, simply consult the daily onboard newsletter, Currents, for a listing of events such as culinary demonstrations, wine tastings, art auctions and stimulating lectures. If you’d rather not follow a timetable, feel free to do whatever you choose, whenever you choose. You may start the day with an energizing workout in the fitness center. Shop in the two stylish boutiques. Send emails to friends and family. Lie back on a teak lounger and sip an ice-cold beverage. Take a refreshing swim then slip into a soothing whirlpool. Or do nothing more enterprising than easing into a comfortable couch with a good book in the English-style library. The choices are many and they’re all yours to make.

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Card Room – Beautifully decorated, immensely comfortable and wonderfully serene, the Card Room is an ideal setting for a friendly game of bridge, poker or canasta. For a change of pace, numerous board games are also available. Casino – Will luck be a lady tonight? See for yourself by trying your hand at exciting table games such as blackjack, poker and roulette. The air’s always charged with anticipation as guests gather around the tables and the slot machines jingle with jackpots. Shops – When you’re at sea and the urge to shop strikes, it’s comforting to know that two stylish duty-free boutiques are onboard. The range of merchandise is remarkable and includes everything from sundries to fine jewelry, fragrances and gifts to casual wear, much of it bearing our distinctive Oceania Cruises logo. 18 OceaniaCruises.com

Fitness Center – So many of our guests love to exercise, so our fitness center is absolutely state-of-the-art. You’ll find equipment for a cardiovascular workout, weight stations to tone specific muscles and spectacular views throughout to make your exercise routine all the more enjoyable. If you require expert guidance, personal trainers are on hand, or you can participate in classes devoted to yoga, aerobics, Pilates and more. Oceania@Sea – Travel to the most remote, exotic lands and never be out of touch. Our Internet Center is open around the clock, so you can stay connected with loved ones through email, check the latest business news and stock prices, or research your next port of call. If you’re a computer novice, our computer staff will gladly provide private lessons. Or join our group classes in subjects ranging from beginner’s level Microsoft Windows XP to image retouching with Adobe Photoshop Elements.


Fitness Center

Martinis

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Onboard life WINE & CHEESE TASTINGS CULINARY DEMONSTRATIONS DANCE LESSONS ART AUCTIONS & EXHIBITS WELL STOCKED LIBRARY WITH OVER 2000 BOOKS & PERIODICALS STAFFED INTERNET CENTER DUTY FREE SHOPPING WORLD RENOWNED GUEST LECTURERS CASINO GAMING 8 BARS & LOUNGES LARGE HEATED POOL & THREE WHIRLPOOL SPAS SELF-IMPROVEMENT, MOTIVATIONAL & WELLNESS LECTURES

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Everyone ,s cup of tea The Duchess of Bedford, one of Queen Victoria’s ladies-in-waiting, is credited with originating the mid-afternoon tea. We’ve refined the duchess’ inspired idea to a fare-thee-well, turning Afternoon Tea into one of the day’s most anticipated events. Each afternoon, at precisely 4 o’clock, our pastry chefs do the honors in Horizons, where they proudly display an exquisite array of finger sandwiches, fresh-baked petit fours, mouthwatering scones and decadent pastries. Of course, an equally tempting selection of tea is served. To enhance the mood even further, a classical string quartet plays in the background, and natural sunlight streams in through the floor-to-ceiling windows, dancing elegantly on the fine linen and china. No wonder Afternoon Tea has become such a time-honored tradition.

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Western Mediterranean Is the sunshine more radiant in the Western Mediterranean, or does it just seem that way? Along the Italian Riviera, the water sparkles like a sea of diamonds. In Spain, the orange trees of Seville blossom so vibrantly, the flowers perfume the air for miles around. And the legendary wines of France seem to embody the very soul of the sun-ripened grape. It’s no wonder we spend a full season sailing here, embracing the sun as it casts a warm glow across the land. So guests never feel rushed, our ships usually depart at twilight and often spend the evening in port. From Livorno, you’ll have time to reach Florence and behold its fabulous artwork, or perhaps Tuscan countryside gems such as Sienna, Pisa or the fabled city of Lucca. Enjoy an electric evening in Monte Carlo’s casinos or dinner in a romantic bistro on the Isle of Capri. We even overnight in newly opened destinations such as Libya’s historic Tripoli. In fact, we call on so many new ports, from France’s historic Port-Vendres to Morocco’s beach-rimmed Casablanca, that even well-traveled guests will feel like they’re seeing this sun-splashed region for the first time. Why not come along?


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A medieval fortified town atop a hill, France’s Carcassonne is a UNESCO World Heritage Site 26 OceaniaCruises.com


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Sun-Splashed Serenade VENICE TO BARCELONA • 14-DAY VOYAGE These sun-kissed ports encourage adventuresome excursions, and early on you’ll enjoy two overnight stays in Italy that provide the opportunity. Watch glass blowers create magnificent artwork on Murano, an island across the lagoon from Venice, and cruise on a jetfoil from Sorrento to the chic isle of Capri. France is just as bewitching with destinations like the “antique city” of Bonifacio, pastoral Provence, and a new offering: Port-Vendres, gateway to some of the country’s loveliest countryside and the historic, fortified city of Carcassonne.

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The Colosseum in Rome

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C Extended stay programs available, see Pages 76-79.

The Corsican village of Sartène, near Bonifacio

An ornately adorned gondola in Venice

◆ Reverse itinerary. On the October 6 sail date, Regatta calls on Olbia, Sardinia on Day 7 and Sete, France on Day 2. On the October 20 sail date, Regatta calls on Olbia, Sardinia on Day 9 and Sete, France on Day 14. Times in port vary on the reverse itinerary. For applicable terms and conditions, see Pages 88-89.

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Rivieras and Romance ROME TO BARCELONA • 10-DAY VOYAGE These are the playgrounds of the rich and famous. The favorite haunts of the world’s jet-setters, where style and grace come as naturally as the morning sunrise. Lovely Sorrento perches on a cliff 500 feet above sparkling Naples Bay. Sleek yachts dot Portofino’s elegant harbor. Cosmopolitan Marseille leads into the genteel French countryside and romantic villages like Cassis. And in Spain’s glamorous Palma de Mallorca, the streets are lined with boutiques displaying exquisite glassware and fine pearl jewelry.

Amalfi

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Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy C Sorrento/Capri, Italy Sorrento/Capri, Italy Amalfi/Positano, Italy Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy Portofino, Italy Monte Carlo, Monaco Provence (Marseille), France

A parade in Rome, Italy

Owner’s Suite Vista Suite Penthouse Suite Penthouse Suite Penthouse Suite Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom Ocean View Stateroom Ocean View Stateroom Inside Stateroom Inside Stateroom

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BARCELONA TO ATHENS • 10-DAY VOYAGE Although this region’s heyday of artistic expression may have been centuries ago, it still flourishes, as you will discover in Rome’s Exhibition Palace for Modern and Contemporary Art. Countless masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance, including works by Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo in the Uffizi Gallery, can be seen in Florence. Many of Malta’s finest Baroque art treasures can be found in St. John’s Co-Cathedral, and of course, Athens is an architectural gem boasting the Parthenon, one of the most beloved structures in the world.

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Barcelona, Spain C Provence (Marseille), France Monte Carlo, Monaco Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy Amalfi/Positano, Italy Taormina (Sicily), Italy Valletta, Malta Cruising the Mirtoan Sea Athens (Piraeus), Greece

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Greek Presidential Guards at the Parthenon

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Located at the juncture of three roads, the Trevi Fountain in Rome

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Mediterranean Serenade BARCELONA TO LISBON • 12-DAY VOYAGE Discover a different side of the Mediterranean as this voyage skirts along its lesser-known southern shore. In Libya, you may explore Leptis Magna, the site many experts proclaim as the finest Roman ruins to be found. Other new destinations include Tunisia’s famous Roman outpost of Carthage, which dates back to the 9th century B.C. French-influenced Casablanca is Morocco’s most romantic city; marvel at the ornate Moorish architecture or take a picturesque drive to fabled Marrakesh.

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Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy C Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy Genoa, Italy Cruising the Tyrrhenian Sea Naples/Capri, Italy Messina (Sicily), Italy Cruising the Strait of Otranto Kotor, Montenegro Dubrovnik, Croatia Dubrovnik, Croatia Umbria (Ancona), Italy Venice, Italy Venice, Italy C

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LONDON TO BARCELONA • 14-DAY VOYAGE

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Dividing its time between fabulous France and the radiant Iberian Peninsula, this voyage distinguishes itself through sheer variety. Explore the imposing walled city and abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel from Saint-Malo. Sip a glass of vintage port in Oporto, the lovely city that lent its name to this fine fortified wine. Then, after calling on Spain’s glorious Palma de Mallorca, return to France where you may sunbathe on the exotic beaches of Saint-Tropez and visit Provence’s medieval, hilltop villages of Les Baux and Avignon.

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Owner’s Suite Vista Suite Penthouse Suite Penthouse Suite Penthouse Suite Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom Ocean View Stateroom Ocean View Stateroom Inside Stateroom Inside Stateroom

5 pm 6 pm 11 pm 5 pm

INSIGNIA August 27

FULL EARLY FULL EARLY BROCHURE BOOKING BOOKING BROCHURE FARE FARE FARE FARE

18,398 16,398 $ 12,598 $ 12,198 $ 11,998 $ 10,198 $ 9,798 $ 9,598 $ 9,398 $ 9,198 $ 8,198 $ 7,998 $ 7,598 $ 7,398 $ 6,998 $ 6,598

9,699 8,699 $ 6,699 $ 6,499 $ 6,399 $ 5,499 $ 5,299 $ 5,199 $ 5,099 $ 4,999 $ 4,399 $ 4,299 $ 4,099 $ 3,999 $ 3,799 $ 3,599

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The French Riviera’s fashionable Saint-Tropez 36 OceaniaCruises.com

Mont-Saint-Michel, an isle in the Gulf of Saint-Malo


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Ode to the Connoisseur LONDON TO ROME • 14-DAY VOYAGE This grand voyage covers quite a distance in a fortnight, celebrating the good life along the way. Savor the extraordinary tapas of Seville, the vibrant city credited with their invention. Wander through Casablanca’s wonderfully ornate Hassan II Mosque, or journey inland to Rabat and Meknes, two fascinating old cities with kasbahs and souks. Behold the genius of Picasso through literally thousands of his works in his namesake museum in Barcelona. Then, further east, try your luck in Monte Carlo’s casinos and explore Florence’s incomparable museums.

Casablanca DAY

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DEPART

Sep 12 Sep 13 Sep 14 Sep 15 Sep 16 Sep 17 Sep 18 Sep 19 Sep 20 Sep 21 Sep 22 Sep 23 Sep 24 Sep 25 Sep 26

London (Dover), UK C Embark 3 pm Saint-Malo, France 9 am Cruising the Atlantic Ocean La Coruña (Santiago de Compostela), Spain 8 am Cruising the Atlantic Ocean Seville (Cadiz), Spain 8 am Casablanca, Morocco 7 am Malaga, Spain 9 am Cruising the Costa del Sol Barcelona, Spain 8 am Provence (Marseille), France 8 am Monte Carlo, Monaco 8 am Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy 8 am Portofino, Italy 8 am Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy C Disembark 8 am

5 pm 8 pm

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6 pm 4 pm 8 pm 6 pm 6 pm 11 pm 8 pm 4 pm

REGATTA

September 12 FULL EARLY FULL EARLY BROCHURE BOOKING BOOKING BROCHURE FARE FARE FARE FARE

STATEROOM CATEGORY STATEROOM CATEGORY

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8 pm

Owner’s Suite Vista Suite Penthouse Suite Penthouse Suite Penthouse Suite Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom Ocean View Stateroom Ocean View Stateroom Inside Stateroom Inside Stateroom

18,398 16,398 $ 12,598 $ 12,198 $ 11,998 $ 10,198 $ 9,798 $ 9,598 $ 9,398 $ 9,198 $ 8,198 $ 7,998 $ 7,598 $ 7,398 $ 6,998 $ 6,598

9,699 8,699 $ 6,699 $ 6,499 $ 6,399 $ 5,499 $ 5,299 $ 5,199 $ 5,099 $ 4,999 $ 4,399 $ 4,299 $ 4,099 $ 3,999 $ 3,799 $ 3,599

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C Extended stay programs available, see Pages 76-79. For applicable terms and conditions, see Pages 88-89.

Begun in 1173 as the bell tower for the cathedral of Santa Maria Maggiore, the incomparable Leaning Tower of Pisa OceaniaCruises.com 37


Sete

Marseille Monte Carlo Florence

Barcelona Rome Naples

Palma de Mallorca Me dit e rr ane

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PORT

Oct 20 Oct 21 Oct 22 Oct 23 Oct 24 Oct 25 Oct 26 Oct 27 Oct 28 Oct 29 Oct 30

Barcelona, Spain C Palma de Mallorca, Spain Sete, France Provence (Marseille), France Monte Carlo, Monaco Monte Carlo, Monaco Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy Naples/Capri, Italy Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy C

Enchanting Harbors of the Rivieras

an Sea ARRIVE

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Embark 3 pm 8 am 9 am 8 am 8 am

8 pm 4 pm 8 pm 6 pm 11 pm

8 am

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STATEROOM CATEGORY CATEGORY STATEROOM

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2 pm 8 pm

8 am 8 am Disembark 8 am

Owner’s Suite Vista Suite Penthouse Suite Penthouse Suite Penthouse Suite Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom Ocean View Stateroom Ocean View Stateroom Inside Stateroom Inside Stateroom

BARCELONA TO ROME • 10-DAY VOYAGE While this is one of our most compact European voyages, it makes the most of every second with three extraordinary overnight stays so you can explore in depth. Soar over opulent Monte Carlo and the neighboring villages in a helicopter for an unsurpassed view of the Maritime Alps. Walk among the architectural treasures of fabulous Florence, Pisa and the verdant Tuscan countryside. Then, linger in the Eternal City of Rome, where there’s no end to the world-renowned attractions.

INSIGNIA

October 20 FULL EARLY FULL EARLY BROCHURE BROCHURE BOOKING BOOKING FARE FARE FARE FARE

15,598 13,598 $ 10,198 $ 9,798 $ 9,598 $ 7,998 $ 7,598 $ 7,398 $ 6,998 $ 6,798 $ 5,998 $ 5,798 $ 5,398 $ 5,198 $ 4,798 $ 4,598

8,299 7,299 $ 5,499 $ 5,299 $ 5,199 $ 4,399 $ 4,199 $ 4,099 $ 3,899 $ 3,799 $ 3,299 $ 3,199 $ 2,999 $ 2,899 $ 2,699 $ 2,599

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C Extended stay programs available, see Pages 76-79. For applicable terms and conditions, see Pages 88-89.

Monte Carlo’s grand, belle époque casino was built in 1858 38 OceaniaCruises.com


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Venice Monte Carlo Portofino Marseille Ancona Barcelona Florence Dubrovnik Rome

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Romantic Retreats and Rivieras VENICE TO LISBON • 14-DAY VOYAGE Certain ports exude romance, and this voyage strings them together like pearls on a necklace. Glide through Venice’s gorgeous Grand Canal, serenaded by a baritone gondolier. Enjoy a lingering sunset at the foot of Rome’s picturesque Spanish Steps. Stroll the narrow streets of colorful Portofino along the Italian Riviera, followed by a day in glamorous Monte Carlo on France’s Côte d’Azur. Stroll the romantic parks and gardens of sultry Seville and venture to fabled Estoril from Lisbon during your overnight stay.

DAY

PORT

Nov 11 Nov 12 Nov 13 Nov 14 Nov 15 Nov 16 Nov 17 Nov 18 Nov 19 Nov 20 Nov 21 Nov 22 Nov 23 Nov 24 Nov 25

Venice, Italy C Venice, Italy Umbria (Ancona), Italy Dubrovnik, Croatia Cruising the Ionian Sea Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy Portofino, Italy Monte Carlo, Monaco Provence (Marseille), France Barcelona, Spain Cruising the Mediterranean Sea Seville (Cadiz), Portugal Lisbon, Portugal Lisbon, Portugal C

ARRIVE

7 am 8:30 am

8 pm 6 pm 2 pm

8 am 8 am 8 am 8 am 8 am 8 am

8 pm 8 pm 6 pm 11 pm 6 pm 8 pm

8 am 1 pm Disembark 8 am

8 pm

2006 2006 SAIL SAIL DATE DATE AND AND FARES FARES

INSIGNIA INSIGNIA

November November 11 11 FULL EARLY FULL EARLY BROCHURE BOOKING BOOKING BROCHURE FARE FARE FARE FARE

STATEROOM CATEGORY CATEGORY STATEROOM

OS VS PH1 PH2 PH3 A1 A2 A3 B1 B2 C1 C2 D E F G

DEPART

Embark 3 pm

Owner’s Suite Vista Suite Penthouse Suite Penthouse Suite Penthouse Suite Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom Ocean View Stateroom Ocean View Stateroom Inside Stateroom Inside Stateroom

16,998 14,998 $ 11,398 $ 10,998 $ 10,798 $ 9,198 $ 8,798 $ 8,598 $ 8,398 $ 8,198 $ 7,598 $ 7,398 $ 6,998 $ 6,798 $ 6,398 $ 5,998

8,999 7,999 $ 6,099 $ 5,899 $ 5,799 $ 4,999 $ 4,799 $ 4,699 $ 4,599 $ 4,499 $ 4,099 $ 3,999 $ 3,799 $ 3,699 $ 3,499 $ 3,299

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C Extended stay programs available, see Pages 76-79. For applicable terms and conditions, see Pages 88-89.

Seville’s stunning Plaza de España

One of Venice’s more than 150 canals OceaniaCruises.com 39


Northern Europe and Scandinavia As summer approaches, interest in Northern Europe and beyond becomes fervent, as this is the prime season to explore these wondrous northern latitudes. In anticipation of this intense zeal, we have more than doubled the number of voyages to these fabled lands, adding destinations rarely seen by even our most well-traveled guests. We have captured the essence of the British Isles with inspired cruises to the rugged Scottish Highlands, England’s proud Falmouth, picturesque Wales, and Ireland’s cultural center of Dublin. Guests may now retrace the footsteps of Nordic adventurers by visiting Denmark’s remote Faeroe Islands, Scotland’s rustic Hebrides, and Iceland’s urbane Reykjavik. We even offer a compact 10-day Baltic voyage that blends must-see capitals such as Helsinki and Tallinn with more unusual gems, including Latvia’s robust Riga. Of course, some cruises were so perfect, nothing changed, allowing guests to still spend three exciting days and two enchanted evenings in St. Petersburg and another night in stately Stockholm. Whatever warms your heart, you’ll discover it on these fascinating northern voyages.


Viewed from Carlton Hill, the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh was founded in 1128 and serves as a royal residence OceaniaCruises.com 41


One of Russia’s most renowned historical sites, Catherine Palace in Pushkin, the Tsar’s Village, was built in the mid-18th century 42 OceaniaCruises.com


Scandinavian Splendors STOCKHOLM TO LONDON • 14-DAY VOYAGE This voyage encompasses the Baltic’s quintessential ports, with special attention given to its most spectacular capitals. You’ll revel in the splendor of Scandinavia as you tour Stockholm’s sprawling Royal Palace which took more than 50 years to complete. Stroll the broad boulevards of Helsinki and the charming canals of Amsterdam. The pièce de résistance of this voyage is Russia’s one-time Imperial capital of St. Petersburg where you will spend three full days and two nights. Marvel at the masterpieces by Da Vinci and Matisse in The Hermitage and stroll its ornate palaces and broad boulevards. Of course, with the abundance of time, our tour programs have put the prodigious city of Moscow within easy reach.

DAY

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Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11 Day 12 Day 13 Day 14 Day 15

Stockholm, Sweden C Stockholm, Sweden Tallinn, Estonia St. Petersburg, Russia St. Petersburg, Russia St. Petersburg, Russia Helsinki, Finland Cruising the Baltic Sea Gdansk, Poland Copenhagen, Denmark Berlin (Warnemunde), Germany Kiel Canal Transit Amsterdam, Netherlands Bruges (Zeebrugge), Belgium London (Dover), UK C

ARRIVE

2006 2006 SAIL SAIL DATES DATES AND AND FARES FARES

DEPART

Embark 3 pm 4 pm 5 pm

8 am 8 am

8 am

6 pm 6 pm

8 am 8 am 8 am

2 pm 8 pm 10 pm

8 am 8 am Disembark 8 am

6 pm 6 pm

REGATTA REGATTA

June June 6, 6, June June 20 20 ◆ ◆

REGATTA REGATTA

July July 4, 4, July July 18 18 ◆ ◆,, August ◆,, August 1, 1, August August 15 15◆ August August 29 29

INSIGNIA INSIGNIA

July July 10 10 ◆ ◆,, August August 13 13 STATEROOM CATEGORY CATEGORY STATEROOM

OS VS PH1 PH2 PH3 A1 A2 A3 B1 B2 C1 C2 D E F G

Owner’s Suite Vista Suite Penthouse Suite Penthouse Suite Penthouse Suite Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom Ocean View Stateroom Ocean View Stateroom Inside Stateroom Inside Stateroom

FULL FULL BROCHURE BROCHURE FARE FARE

18,398 16,398 $ 12,598 $ 12,198 $ 11,998 $ 10,198 $ 9,798 $ 9,598 $ 9,398 $ 9,198 $ 8,198 $ 7,998 $ 7,598 $ 7,398 $ 6,998 $ 6,598

EARLY EARLY BOOKING BOOKING FARE FARE

9,699 8,699 $ 6,699 $ 6,499 $ 6,399 $ 5,499 $ 5,299 $ 5,199 $ 5,099 $ 4,999 $ 4,399 $ 4,299 $ 4,099 $ 3,999 $ 3,799 $ 3,599

FULL EARLY FULL EARLY BROCHURE BOOKING BOOKING BROCHURE FARE FARE FARE FARE

18,998 16,998 $ 13,198 $ 12,798 $ 12,598 $ 10,798 $ 10,398 $ 10,198 $ 9,998 $ 9,798 $ 8,798 $ 8,598 $ 8,198 $ 7,998 $ 7,598 $ 7,198

9,999 8,999 $ 6,999 $ 6,799 $ 6,699 $ 5,799 $ 5,599 $ 5,499 $ 5,399 $ 5,299 $ 4,699 $ 4,599 $ 4,399 $ 4,299 $ 4,099 $ 3,899

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Stunning crown at the Royal Palace in Stockholm

Bruges is known as “the Venice of the north”

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Stockholm’s medieval Gamla Stan, referred to as the “town between the bridges” 44 OceaniaCruises.com


Emperors, Palaces and Legends STOCKHOLM TO COPENHAGEN • 10-DAY VOYAGE This collection of Baltic ports captures the heart by presenting so many, vastly different attractions. The indomitable Scandinavian spirit is evident in Helsinki’s amazing Temppeliauko Church which is hewn out of solid rock. Two full days and an overnight stay in magnificent St. Petersburg reveal the glories of Russia’s most European city. And for strength of character, Gdansk shines with its bevy of monuments – from St. Catherine’s church which dates back to 1587, to more recent additions such as The Three Crosses, a symbol for the struggles of the famed Solidarity trade union.

DAY

PORT

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11

Stockholm, Sweden C Helsinki, Finland St. Petersburg, Russia St. Petersburg, Russia Tallinn, Estonia Visby, Sweden Riga, Latvia Gdansk, Poland Cruising the Baltic Sea Berlin (Warnemunde), Germany Copenhagen, Denmark C

2006 SAIL DATES AND FARES

STATEROOM CATEGORY CATEGORY STATEROOM

Riga’s Old Town dates back to the 11th century

OS VS PH1 PH2 PH3 A1 A2 A3 B1 B2 C1 C2 D E F G

Owner’s Suite Vista Suite Penthouse Suite Penthouse Suite Penthouse Suite Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom Ocean View Stateroom Ocean View Stateroom Inside Stateroom Inside Stateroom

ARRIVE

DEPART

Embark 3 pm 12 pm 8 am

6 pm 6 pm

8 am 8 am 8 am 2 pm 7 am Disembark 8 am

6 pm 5 pm 4 pm 4 pm 11 pm 10 pm

INSIGNIA

July 24, August 3 ◆ ◆ FULL EARLY FULL EARLY BROCHURE BROCHURE BOOKING BOOKING FARE FARE FARE FARE

16,598 14,598 $ 11,198 $ 10,798 $ 10,598 $ 8,998 $ 8,598 $ 8,398 $ 7,998 $ 7,798 $ 6,998 $ 6,798 $ 6,398 $ 6,198 $ 5,798 $ 5,598

8,799 7,799 $ 5,999 $ 5,799 $ 5,699 $ 4,899 $ 4,699 $ 4,599 $ 4,399 $ 4,299 $ 3,799 $ 3,699 $ 3,499 $ 3,399 $ 3,199 $ 3,099

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C Extended stay programs available, see Pages 76-79. ◆ Reverse itinerary. On the August 3 sail date, Insignia calls on Gdansk on Day 3 and cruises the Baltic Sea on Day 4. Times in port vary on the reverse itinerary. For applicable terms and conditions, see Pages 88-89.

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Tallinn’s Old Town

Sweden’s lovely countryside with a plenitude of tulips OceaniaCruises.com 45


Odyssey to Northern Europe DAY

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May 21 May 22 May 23 May 24 May 25 May 26 May 27 May 28 May 29 May 30 May 31 Jun 1 Jun 2 Jun 3 Jun 4 Jun 5

Barcelona, Spain C Embark 3 pm Cruising Spain’s Costa del Sol Gibraltar, UK 8 am Cruising the Atlantic Ocean La Coruña (Santiago de Compostela), Spain 7 am Cruising the Bay of Biscay Paris (Le Havre), France 7 am Bruges (Zeebrugge), Belgium 8 am Amsterdam, Netherlands 8 am Kiel Canal Transit Copenhagen, Denmark 8 am Cruising the Gulf of Finland St. Petersburg, Russia 1 pm St. Petersburg, Russia St. Petersburg, Russia Tallinn, Estonia 8 am

10 pm

Jun 6

Stockholm, Sweden C

BARCELONA TO STOCKHOLM • 16-DAY VOYAGE

4 pm 8 pm 7 pm 6 pm 6 pm

Our longest, most ambitious voyage to Northern Europe captures the essence of the extraordinary ports along the way. La Coruña’s most recognized symbol, the 1st-century Tower of Hercules, stands as a reminder of Roman occupation. Zeebrugge may well be Europe’s best-preserved medieval city, much like Copenhagen shines as a living testimony to Denmark’s proud past. And to understand 18th-century western Russia, look no further than St. Petersburg, where you will spend three full days and two fabulous evenings exploring its rich heritage and world-class museums.

4 pm

6 pm 4 pm

Disembark 8 am

2006 SAIL DATE AND FARES

REGATTA May 21

STATEROOM CATEGORY

OS VS PH1 PH2 PH3 A1 A2 A3 B1 B2 C1 C2 D E F G

Owner’s Suite Vista Suite Penthouse Suite Penthouse Suite Penthouse Suite Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom Ocean View Stateroom Ocean View Stateroom Inside Stateroom Inside Stateroom

FULL EARLY BROCHURE BOOKING FARE FARE

18,998 16,998 $ 13,198 $ 12,798 $ 12,598 $ 10,798 $ 10,398 $ 10,198 $ 9,998 $ 9,798 $ 8,798 $ 8,598 $ 8,198 $ 7,998 $ 7,598 $ 7,198

9,999 8,999 $ 6,999 $ 6,799 $ 6,699 $ 5,799 $ 5,599 $ 5,499 $ 5,399 $ 5,299 $ 4,699 $ 4,599 $ 4,399 $ 4,299 $ 4,099 $ 3,899

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The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela

The Kremlin’s 15th-century Assumption Cathedral


Footsteps of History LISBON TO LONDON • 12-DAY VOYAGE History abounds on this inspired voyage of Western Europe. Bilbao blends history with daring modernity at the famed Guggenheim Museum. Discover Bordeaux’s rich past through its abundant vineyards, museums and dramatic architecture. Dublin will inspire you with a wealth of diverse cultural influences dating back to 988 A.D. Falmouth’s Glendurgan Garden is living history while Waterford displays centuries of lineage through crystal masterpieces. Wander the medieval town of Dinan and the citadel of Saint-Malo. Journey to Paris or tour the famed D-Day landing beaches from Le Havre.

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Jun 2

Lisbon, Portugal C

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Embark 3 pm

Jun 3

Cruising the Atlantic Ocean

6 pm

Jun 4 Jun 5

Bilbao, Spain

8 am

6 pm

Bordeaux, France

2 pm

Jun 6

Bordeaux, France

Jun 7

Cruising the Atlantic Ocean

4 pm

Jun 8

Dublin, Ireland

8 am

8 pm

Jun 9

Waterford, Ireland

8 am

6 pm

Jun 10

Falmouth (Cornwall), England

8 am

6 pm

Jun 11

Saint-Malo, France

8 am

6 pm

Jun 12

Paris (Le Havre), France

Jun 13 Jun 14

Bruges (Zeebrugge), Belgium London (Dover), UK C

8 am

8 pm

9 am Disembark 8 am

7 pm

INSIGNIA

2006 SAIL DATE AND FARES

June 2 EARLY FULL BROCHURE BOOKING FARE FARE

STATEROOM CATEGORY

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An inviting Irish pub in historic Dublin

Owner’s Suite Vista Suite Penthouse Suite Penthouse Suite Penthouse Suite Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom Ocean View Stateroom Ocean View Stateroom Inside Stateroom Inside Stateroom

16,598 14,598 $ 11,198 $ 10,798 $ 10,598 $ 8,998 $ 8,598 $ 8,398 $ 7,998 $ 7,798 $ 6,998 $ 6,798 $ 6,398 $ 6,198 $ 5,798 $ 5,598

8,799 7,799 $ 5,999 $ 5,799 $ 5,699 $ 4,899 $ 4,699 $ 4,599 $ 4,399 $ 4,299 $ 3,799 $ 3,699 $ 3,499 $ 3,399 $ 3,199 $ 3,099

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“The Jewel in Cornwall’s Crown” – St. Michael’s Mount

Château Longueville in Bordeaux’s Médoc wine region OceaniaCruises.com 47


A Tapestry of British Isles DAY

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Jun 14

London (Dover), UK C

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DEPART

Embark 3 pm

Jun 15

Cruising the North Sea

6 pm

Jun 16

Edinburgh (Leith), Scotland

Jun 17

Invergordon, Scotland

6:30 am 9 am

6 pm 6 pm

Jun 18

Lerwick (Shetland Islands), Scotland

8 am

6 pm

Jun 19

Kirkwall (Orkney Islands), Scotland

8 am

6 pm

Jun 20

Cruising the North Channel

Jun 21

Belfast, Northern Ireland

8 am

6 pm

Jun 22

Dublin, Ireland

8 am

8 pm

Jun 23

Waterford, Ireland

9 am

6 pm

Jun 24

Holyhead, Wales

Jun 25 Jun 26

Falmouth (Cornwall), England London (Dover), UK C

8 am

4 pm

8 am Disembark 8 am

3 pm

2006 SAIL DATE AND FARES

LONDON TO LONDON • 12-DAY VOYAGE Cheerio, through the British Isles we go. Scotland takes center stage early on, as Insignia calls on the capital, dominated by Edinburgh Castle, and Invergordon in the wild Northern Highlands. The islands clustered offshore are remote and scenic, particularly luminous Shetland and Orkney which will be aflutter with native birds, as you’ll visit during prime breeding time. Waterford sparkles in the independent Republic of Ireland, and Holyhead, with its dramatic coastline, is the pride of Wales.

INSIGNIA June 14

STATEROOM CATEGORY

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Owner’s Suite Vista Suite Penthouse Suite Penthouse Suite Penthouse Suite Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom Ocean View Stateroom Ocean View Stateroom Inside Stateroom Inside Stateroom

FULL EARLY BROCHURE BOOKING FARE FARE

16,598 14,598 $ 11,198 $ 10,798 $ 10,598 $ 8,998 $ 8,598 $ 8,398 $ 7,998 $ 7,798 $ 6,998 $ 6,798 $ 6,398 $ 6,198 $ 5,798 $ 5,598

8,799 7,799 $ 5,999 $ 5,799 $ 5,699 $ 4,899 $ 4,699 $ 4,599 $ 4,399 $ 4,299 $ 3,799 $ 3,699 $ 3,499 $ 3,399 $ 3,199 $ 3,099

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Edinburgh Castle in the historic city centre 48 OceaniaCruises.com

Orkney Islands’ Ring of Brodgar, constructed in 2500 B.C.


Pathways of the Nordic Explorers LONDON TO LONDON • 14-DAY VOYAGE

Venturing farther north than we’ve ever sailed before, Insignia follows the paths of intrepid explorers. See wonderfully preserved, ancient ships in Oslo’s Viking Ship Museum. Roam the hauntingly beautiful countryside surrounding Lerwick, capital of the Shetlands. Explore the amazing collection of Norse and Icelandic artifacts in Reykjavik’s well-respected National Museum. And shop for exquisite Irish crystal and jewelry along fashionable Grafton Street in robust Dublin, founded by Vikings more than 12 centuries ago.

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Jun 26 Jun 27 Jun 28 Jun 29 Jun 30 Jul 1 Jul 2 Jul 3 Jul 4 Jul 5 Jul 6 Jul 7 Jul 8 Jul 9 Jul 10

London (Dover), UK C Embark 3 pm Cruising the Skagerrak Oslo, Norway 10 am Kristiansand, Norway 8 am Lerwick (Shetland Islands), Scotland 12 pm Torshavn (Faeroe Islands), Denmark 9 am Cruising the Atlantic Ocean Reykjavik, Iceland 8 am Reykjavik, Iceland Cruising the Atlantic Ocean Stornoway (Hebrides), Scotland 8 am Belfast, Nothern Ireland 8 am Dublin, Ireland 8 am Cruising the Irish Sea London (Dover), UK C Disembark 8 am

5 pm 7 pm 4 pm 6 pm 6 pm

4 pm 4 pm 6 pm 8 pm

INSIGNIA

2006 SAIL DATE AND FARES

June 26

Celebrate with us on our 2nd Annual Oceania Club Reunion Cruise offering exclusive amenities, activities and shore excursions for our valued past guests.

FULL EARLY BROCHURE BOOKING FARE FARE

STATEROOM CATEGORY

OS VS PH1 PH2 PH3 A1 A2 A3 B1 B2 C1 C2 D E F G

Owner’s Suite Vista Suite Penthouse Suite Penthouse Suite Penthouse Suite Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom Ocean View Stateroom Ocean View Stateroom Inside Stateroom Inside Stateroom

18,398 16,398 $ 12,598 $ 12,198 $ 11,998 $ 10,198 $ 9,798 $ 9,598 $ 9,398 $ 9,198 $ 8,198 $ 7,998 $ 7,598 $ 7,398 $ 6,998 $ 6,598

9,699 8,699 $ 6,699 $ 6,499 $ 6,399 $ 5,499 $ 5,299 $ 5,199 $ 5,099 $ 4,999 $ 4,399 $ 4,299 $ 4,099 $ 3,999 $ 3,799 $ 3,599

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The world’s northernmost capital, Reykjavik is a modern city complemented by its surrounding unspoiled natural wonders OceaniaCruises.com 49


Greek Isles and Black Sea The glories of antiquity constantly come to mind in these legendary lands that rim the eastern Mediterranean. After all, this region is the cradle of civilization, the birthplace of democracy, and reminders of past grandeur are everywhere. The majestic Parthenon still stands watch over Athens, as it has for nearly 2,500 years. The beautifully preserved ruins of Ephesus, one of the world’s most hallowed archaeological sites, affirm the city’s former magnificence. And in Croatia’s spectacular walled city of Dubrovnik, the narrow cobbled streets have changed little since medieval times. History comes alive here like nowhere else on earth. However, these voyages don’t just celebrate the past. Idyllic Greek isles like Mykonos beckon with gorgeous beaches and impossibly turquoise waters. An evening in Istanbul reveals a thriving nightlife and affords time to browse the thousands of shops in the labyrinthine Grand Bazaar. Sochi’s serene Dendrary Botanical Garden heralds the Black Sea’s rich bio-diversity. And Kotor, a new destination for us, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, graces one of Montenegro’s loveliest bays. On these voyages, the present is just as engaging and irresistible as the past.


Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia, a supreme masterpiece of Byzantine architecture OceaniaCruises.com 51


The chief temple of goddess Athena, the Parthenon on the Acropolis at Athens 52 OceaniaCruises.com


Ancient Turquoise Seas ATHENS TO ISTANBUL • 12-DAY VOYAGE History comes to life as you delve ever deeper into Greek antiquity, beginning with an evening in Athens, a living monument to the past. Tour the palaces of Corfu, the air tinged with citrus from the island’s groves. Walk among some of the original buildings on the site of the first Olympics in 776 B.C. near Katakolon. Then visit the sacred island of Delos, home to the ruins of the Temple of Apollo. Finally, you’ll overnight in Istanbul where you might tour the Topkapi and Dolmabahçe Palaces, home to the Sultan rulers, and shop for silver and carpets at the Grand Bazaar.

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PORT

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11 Day 12 Day 13

Athens (Piraeus), Greece C Athens (Piraeus), Greece Cruising the Ionian Sea Dubrovnik, Croatia Corfu, Greece Katakolon, Greece Santorini, Greece Delos, Greece Mykonos, Greece Rhodes, Greece Kusadasi, Turkey Cruising the Dardanelles Strait Istanbul, Turkey Istanbul, Turkey C

2006 SAIL DATES AND FARES

STATEROOM CATEGORY

OS VS PH1 PH2 PH3 A1 A2 A3 B1 B2 C1 C2 D E F G

Owner’s Suite Vista Suite Penthouse Suite Penthouse Suite Penthouse Suite Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom Ocean View Stateroom Ocean View Stateroom Inside Stateroom Inside Stateroom

ARRIVE

DEPART

Embark 3 pm 6 pm 8 am 8 am 8 am 8 am 8 am 2 pm 9 am 8 am

6 pm 6 pm 4 pm 6 pm 12 pm 10 pm 6 pm 8 pm

8 am Disembark 8 am

NAUTICA

NAUTICA

NAUTICA

May 5, May 17 ◆, October 24 ◆

June 20 ◆

August 21, September 2 ◆

FULL BROCHURE FARE

EARLY BOOKING FARE

15,998 13,998 $ 10,798 $ 10,398 $ 10,198 $ 8,598 $ 8,198 $ 7,998 $ 7,598 $ 7,398 $ 6,598 $ 6,398 $ 5,998 $ 5,798 $ 5,398 $ 5,198

8,499 7,499 $ 5,799 $ 5,599 $ 5,499 $ 4,699 $ 4,499 $ 4,399 $ 4,199 $ 4,099 $ 3,599 $ 3,499 $ 3,299 $ 3,199 $ 2,999 $ 2,899

FULL BROCHURE FARE

EARLY BOOKING FARE

16,598 14,598 $ 11,198 $ 10,798 $ 10,598 $ 8,998 $ 8,598 $ 8,398 $ 7,998 $ 7,798 $ 6,998 $ 6,798 $ 6,398 $ 6,198 $ 5,798 $ 5,598

8,799 7,799 $ 5,999 $ 5,799 $ 5,699 $ 4,899 $ 4,699 $ 4,599 $ 4,399 $ 4,299 $ 3,799 $ 3,699 $ 3,499 $ 3,399 $ 3,199 $ 3,099

FULL BROCHURE FARE

16,998 14,998 $ 11,598 $ 11,198 $ 10,998 $ 9,398 $ 8,998 $ 8,798 $ 8,398 $ 8,198 $ 7,398 $ 7,198 $ 6,798 $ 6,598 $ 6,198 $ 5,998

EARLY BOOKING FARE

8,999 7,999 $ 6,199 $ 5,999 $ 5,899 $ 5,099 $ 4,899 $ 4,799 $ 4,599 $ 4,499 $ 3,999 $ 3,899 $ 3,699 $ 3,599 $ 3,399 $ 3,299

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C Extended stay programs available, see Pages 76-79. ◆ Reverse itinerary. Times in port vary on the reverse itinerary. For applicable terms and conditions, see Pages 88-89.

Part of the Cyclades island group, cosmopolitan Mykonos is well-known for its beaches, nightlife and windmills OceaniaCruises.com 53


Blue domed churches in Santorini, an island named by the Venetians in the 13th century 54 OceaniaCruises.com


Greek and Italian Classics ROME TO ATHENS • 10-DAY VOYAGE Dividing its time between Italy and Greece, this bewitching voyage calls on one classic port after another. Wind through the narrow streets of chic Positano on the Amalfi coast, past the picture-perfect, Moorish-style houses. Ride the breathtaking funicular on the isle of Capri to the summit of Mount Solaro. Sunbathe on the pristine, black-sand beaches of Santorini. And for a glimpse into Greek history, explore the ruins on tiny Delos, an island so sacred, the only inhabitants are the guards at the archaeological digs.

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PORT

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 10 Day 11

Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy C Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy Amalfi/Positano, Italy Sorrento/Capri, Italy Sorrento/Capri, Italy Taormina (Sicily), Italy Valletta, Malta Cruising the Sea of Crete Santorini, Greece Rhodes, Greece Delos, Greece Mykonos, Greece Athens (Piraeus), Greece C

2006 SAIL DATES AND FARES

ARRIVE

DEPART

Embark 3 pm 7 am 12 pm 8 pm

7 pm 6 pm 6 pm 6 pm 6 pm 6 pm

8 am 8 am 8 am 8 am 8 am 2 pm Disembark 8 am

6 pm 6 pm 12 pm 8 pm

INSIGNIA

INSIGNIA

INSIGNIA

April 21

May 1 ◆

September 20 ◆, September 30

NAUTICA May 29 ◆

STATEROOM CATEGORY

OS VS PH1 PH2 PH3 A1 A2 A3 B1 B2 C1 C2 D E F G

Owner’s Suite Vista Suite Penthouse Suite Penthouse Suite Penthouse Suite Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom Ocean View Stateroom Ocean View Stateroom Inside Stateroom Inside Stateroom

FULL BROCHURE FARE

EARLY BOOKING FARE

14,998 12,998 $ 9,598 $ 9,198 $ 8,998 $ 7,398 $ 7,198 $ 6,998 $ 6,798 $ 6,598 $ 5,798 $ 5,598 $ 5,198 $ 4,998 $ 4,598 $ 4,398

7,999 6,999 $ 5,199 $ 4,999 $ 4,899 $ 4,099 $ 3,999 $ 3,899 $ 3,799 $ 3,699 $ 3,199 $ 3,099 $ 2,899 $ 2,799 $ 2,599 $ 2,499

FULL BROCHURE FARE

14,998 12,998 $ 9,798 $ 9,398 $ 9,198 $ 7,598 $ 7,398 $ 7,198 $ 6,998 $ 6,798 $ 5,998 $ 5,798 $ 5,398 $ 5,198 $ 4,798 $ 4,598

EARLY BOOKING FARE

7,999 6,999 $ 5,299 $ 5,099 $ 4,999 $ 4,199 $ 4,099 $ 3,999 $ 3,899 $ 3,799 $ 3,299 $ 3,199 $ 2,999 $ 2,899 $ 2,699 $ 2,599

FULL BROCHURE FARE

16,598 14,598 $ 11,198 $ 10,798 $ 10,598 $ 8,998 $ 8,598 $ 8,398 $ 7,998 $ 7,798 $ 6,998 $ 6,798 $ 6,398 $ 6,198 $ 5,798 $ 5,598

EARLY BOOKING FARE

8,799 7,799 $ 5,999 $ 5,799 $ 5,699 $ 4,899 $ 4,699 $ 4,599 $ 4,399 $ 4,299 $ 3,799 $ 3,699 $ 3,499 $ 3,399 $ 3,199 $ 3,099

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C Extended stay programs available, see Pages 76-79. ◆ Reverse itinerary. Times in port vary on the reverse itinerary. For applicable terms and conditions, see Pages 88-89.

Considered the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, Florence is one of the world’s great historic cities OceaniaCruises.com 55


At the foot of Mount Etna overlooking the Ionian Sea, Taormina’s Greek Theater is still in use today for performances and concerts 56 OceaniaCruises.com


Gems of Antiquity ISTANBUL TO VENICE • 14-DAY VOYAGE Five countries, 12 phenomenal ports and countless adventures mark this voyage as the peripatetic’s dream. An evening in Istanbul allows time to leisurely rove through the bustling, maze-like Grand Bazaar. Wander down the narrow streets of the white-washed villages on Santorini. Take a scenic drive along the gorgeous Amalfi coast near Positano. Thoroughly explore one of our newest destinations – Montenegro’s medieval Kotor on southern Europe’s deepest fjord. Your voyage climaxes with an overnight stay in romantic Venice, affording the opportunity to take in its many sights, or venture to Murano where you’ll be captivated by its striking glass artwork.

DAY

PORT

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11 Day 12 Day 13 Day 14 Day 15

Istanbul, Turkey C Istanbul, Turkey Cruising the Dardanelles Strait Kusadasi, Turkey Rhodes, Greece Delos, Greece Mykonos, Greece Santorini, Greece Athens (Piraeus), Greece Cruising the Ionian Sea Amalfi/Positano, Italy Taormina (Sicily), Italy Kotor, Montenegro Dubrovnik, Croatia Venice, Italy Venice, Italy C

2006 SAIL DATES AND FARES

STATEROOM CATEGORY

OS VS PH1 PH2 PH3 A1 A2 A3 B1 B2 C1 C2 D E F G

Owner’s Suite Vista Suite Penthouse Suite Penthouse Suite Penthouse Suite Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom Ocean View Stateroom Ocean View Stateroom Inside Stateroom Inside Stateroom

ARRIVE

DEPART

Embark 3 pm 11 pm 8 am 8 am 8 am 2 pm 8 am 8 am

6 pm 6 pm 12 pm 11 pm 6 pm 6 pm

8 am 8 am 3 pm 8 am 10 am Disembark 8 am

6 pm 4 pm 11 pm 2 pm

REGATTA

NAUTICA

NAUTICA

April 23

July 14, September 26

October 10 ◆

FULL BROCHURE FARE

EARLY BOOKING FARE

16,998 14,998 $ 11,398 $ 10,998 $ 10,798 $ 9,198 $ 8,798 $ 8,598 $ 8,398 $ 8,198 $ 7,598 $ 7,398 $ 6,998 $ 6,798 $ 6,398 $ 5,998

8,999 7,999 $ 6,099 $ 5,899 $ 5,799 $ 4,999 $ 4,799 $ 4,699 $ 4,599 $ 4,499 $ 4,099 $ 3,999 $ 3,799 $ 3,699 $ 3,499 $ 3,299

FULL BROCHURE FARE

EARLY BOOKING FARE

18,998 16,998 $ 13,198 $ 12,798 $ 12,598 $ 10,798 $ 10,398 $ 10,198 $ 9,998 $ 9,798 $ 8,798 $ 8,598 $ 8,198 $ 7,998 $ 7,598 $ 7,198

9,999 8,999 $ 6,999 $ 6,799 $ 6,699 $ 5,799 $ 5,599 $ 5,499 $ 5,399 $ 5,299 $ 4,699 $ 4,599 $ 4,399 $ 4,299 $ 4,099 $ 3,899

FULL BROCHURE FARE

18,398 16,398 $ 12,598 $ 12,198 $ 11,998 $ 10,198 $ 9,798 $ 9,598 $ 9,398 $ 9,198 $ 8,198 $ 7,998 $ 7,598 $ 7,398 $ 6,998 $ 6,598

EARLY BOOKING FARE

9,699 8,699 $ 6,699 $ 6,499 $ 6,399 $ 5,499 $ 5,299 $ 5,199 $ 5,099 $ 4,999 $ 4,399 $ 4,299 $ 4,099 $ 3,999 $ 3,799 $ 3,599

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Constructed in 1166, the Cathedral of St. Triphun in Kotor

Scenic Amalfi on the Gulf of Salerno

◆ Reverse Itinerary. On the October 10 sail date, Nautica calls on Sorrento/Capri, Italy on Day 6. Times in port vary on the reverse itinerary. For applicable terms and conditions, see Pages 88-89.

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CHAIRMAN’S CRUISE Join Oceania Cruises’ Chairman, Joe Watters, and his wife Virginia, as they sail from Athens to Istanbul, departing July 2, 2005. Enjoy exclusive events and activities during this 3rd Annual Chairman’s Cruise aboard our newest ship, Nautica.

Temple of Hadrian along Curetes Way in the ancient city of Ephesus 58 OceaniaCruises.com


Black Sea Interlude ATHENS TO ISTANBUL • 12-DAY VOYAGE After calling on volcanic Santorini, you’ll leave the turquoise Aegean, traverse the picturesque Dardanelles and Bosphorus straits and enter the heart of the Black Sea. Then, it’s one dazzling port city after another. In the Ukraine alone, you can tour the summer palaces of Russia’s aristocracy in Yalta, Sevastopol’s revealing Archaeological Museum, and cosmopolitan Odessa, known as The Hero City for its valor during World War II. Another treat is Bulgaria’s architecturally significant Nessebur; and Istanbul, where you will enjoy an overnight stay, is both a bustling, modern city and a living antiquities museum.

DAY

PORT

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11 Day 12 Day 13

Athens (Piraeus), Greece C Santorini, Greece Kusadasi, Turkey Cruising the Dardanelles Strait Yalta, Ukraine Sochi, Russia Cruising the Black Sea Sevastopol, Ukraine Odessa, Ukraine Constanta, Romania Nessebur, Bulgaria Istanbul, Turkey Istanbul, Turkey C

ARRIVE

DEPART

Embark 3 pm 8 am 8 am

8 pm 6 pm 4 pm

9 am 9 am

5 pm 6 pm

8 am 8 am 8 am 8 am 8 am Disembark 8 am

6 pm 6 pm 6 pm 6 pm

2006 SAIL DATES AND FARES

NAUTICA

July 2, September 14 FULL EARLY EARLY FULL BROCHURE BROCHURE BOOKING BOOKING FARE FARE FARE FARE

STATEROOM CATEGORY STATEROOM CATEGORY

OS VS PH1 PH2 PH3 A1 A2 A3 B1 B2 C1 C2 D E F G

Owner’s Suite Vista Suite Penthouse Suite Penthouse Suite Penthouse Suite Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom Ocean View Stateroom Ocean View Stateroom Inside Stateroom Inside Stateroom

16,998 14,998 $ 11,598 $ 11,198 $ 10,998 $ 9,398 $ 8,998 $ 8,798 $ 8,398 $ 8,198 $ 7,398 $ 7,198 $ 6,798 $ 6,598 $ 6,198 $ 5,998

8,999 7,999 $ 6,199 $ 5,999 $ 5,899 $ 5,099 $ 4,899 $ 4,799 $ 4,599 $ 4,499 $ 3,999 $ 3,899 $ 3,699 $ 3,599 $ 3,399 $ 3,299

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Yalta’s Vorontsovsky Palace with the Ai-Petri Mountain as a majestic backdrop OceaniaCruises.com 59


Sanctuaries of the Greek Gods DAY

PORT

Apr 13 Apr 14 Apr 15 Apr 16 Apr 17 Apr 18 Apr 19 Apr 19 Apr 20 Apr 21 Apr 22 Apr 23

Athens (Piraeus), Greece C Cruising the Ionian Sea Dubrovnik, Croatia Corfu, Greece Katakolon, Greece Santorini, Greece Delos, Greece Mykonos, Greece Rhodes, Greece Kusadasi, Turkey Cruising the Dardanelles Strait Istanbul, Turkey C

ARRIVE

DEPART

Embark 3 pm

6 pm

ATHENS TO ISTANBUL • 10-DAY VOYAGE

8 am 8 am 8 am 8 am 8 am 2 pm 9 am 8 am

4 pm 6 pm 4 pm 6 pm 12 pm 10 pm 6 pm 8 pm

A salute to Greek antiquity and mythology, this voyage highlights many of the area’s most hallowed sites. There’s verdant Corfu, where Odysseus found shelter during his wanderings in The Odyssey. Katakolon, near where the first Olympics were held. Tiny Delos, an island with so many sacred ruins, including the Sanctuary of Apollo, that homes and hotels are forbidden. Carefully excavated and restored sites, such as the marble Odeon, are also found throughout Rhodes. In Ephesus, history comes alive like never before, as you walk in the footsteps of Cleopatra or climb the steps to the Library of Celsus.

Disembark 8 am

2006 SAIL DATE AND FARES

REGATTA April 13

STATEROOM CATEGORY

OS VS PH1 PH2 PH3 A1 A2 A3 B1 B2 C1 C2 D E F G

Owner’s Suite Vista Suite Penthouse Suite Penthouse Suite Penthouse Suite Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom Ocean View Stateroom Ocean View Stateroom Inside Stateroom Inside Stateroom

FULL EARLY BROCHURE BOOKING FARE FARE

14,998 12,998 $ 9,598 $ 9,198 $ 8,998 $ 7,398 $ 7,198 $ 6,998 $ 6,798 $ 6,598 $ 5,798 $ 5,598 $ 5,198 $ 4,998 $ 4,598 $ 4,398

7,999 6,999 $ 5,199 $ 4,999 $ 4,899 $ 4,099 $ 3,999 $ 3,899 $ 3,799 $ 3,699 $ 3,199 $ 3,099 $ 2,899 $ 2,799 $ 2,599 $ 2,499

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Krini Fortress in Corfu 60 OceaniaCruises.com

Stoa of Attalos in the Ancient Agora of Athens


Radiance of Empires Past ROME TO ISTANBUL • 12-DAY VOYAGE Originating from the seat of the Roman Empire, this voyage links many of the Mediterranean’s former centers of power and strategically located cities. Explore Napoleon’s birthplace of Corsica, the classical architecture of immortal Athens, and the extraordinary Roman ruins of embattled Ephesus, a crossroads of the early Christian world. An evening in Istanbul, once the capital of both the Byzantine and Ottoman empires, will be immensely entertaining and enlightening.

DAY

PORT

Jun 8 Jun 9 Jun 10 Jun 11 Jun 12 Jun 13 Jun 14 Jun 14 Jun 15 Jun 16 Jun 17 Jun 18 Jun 19 Jun 20

Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy C Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy Bonifacio (Corsica), France Amalfi/Positano, Italy Cruising the Ionian Sea Athens (Piraeus), Greece Delos, Greece Mykonos, Greece Santorini, Greece Rhodes, Greece Kusadasi, Turkey Cruising the Dardanelles Strait Istanbul, Turkey Istanbul, Turkey C

ARRIVE

DEPART

Embark 3 pm 8 am 8 am 8 am

11 pm 8 pm 4 pm 6 pm

10 am 8 am 2 pm 8 am 8 am 8 am

8 pm 12 pm 11 pm 6 pm 6 pm 6 pm

8 am Disembark 8 am

2006 SAIL DATE AND FARES

NAUTICA June 8

FULL EARLY FULL EARLY BROCHURE BOOKING BROCHURE BOOKING FARE FARE FARE FARE

STATEROOM CATEGORY CATEGORY STATEROOM

OS VS PH1 PH2 PH3 A1 A2 A3 B1 B2 C1 C2 D E F G

Owner’s Suite Vista Suite Penthouse Suite Penthouse Suite Penthouse Suite Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom Ocean View Stateroom Ocean View Stateroom Inside Stateroom Inside Stateroom

16,598 14,598 $ 11,198 $ 10,798 $ 10,598 $ 8,998 $ 8,598 $ 8,398 $ 7,998 $ 7,798 $ 6,998 $ 6,798 $ 6,398 $ 6,198 $ 5,798 $ 5,598

8,799 7,799 $ 5,999 $ 5,799 $ 5,699 $ 4,899 $ 4,699 $ 4,599 $ 4,399 $ 4,299 $ 3,799 $ 3,699 $ 3,499 $ 3,399 $ 3,199 $ 3,099

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The Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion, on the highest part of the promontory OceaniaCruises.com 61


The Glories of Ancient Architecture DAY

PORT

ARRIVE

DEPART

Nov 5 Nov 6 Nov 7 Nov 8 Nov 9 Nov 10 Nov 11 Nov 12 Nov 13 Nov 14 Nov 15

Athens (Piraeus), Greece C Embark 3 pm Kusadasi, Turkey 8 am Heraklion (Crete), Greece 8 am Cruising the Ionian Sea Valletta, Malta 8 am Messina (Sicily), Italy 8 am Naples/Capri, Italy 8 am Porto Venere (Cinque Terre), Italy 1 pm Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy 8 am Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy 8 am Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy C Disembark 8 am

6 pm 6 pm 6 pm

2006 SAIL DATE AND FARES

STATEROOM CATEGORY CATEGORY STATEROOM

OS VS PH1 PH2 PH3 A1 A2 A3 B1 B2 C1 C2 D E F G

Owner’s Suite Vista Suite Penthouse Suite Penthouse Suite Penthouse Suite Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom Ocean View Stateroom Ocean View Stateroom Inside Stateroom Inside Stateroom

6 pm 6 pm 6 pm 11 pm 8 pm

ATHENS TO ROME • 10-DAY VOYAGE A journey into the past, this cruise celebrates the historic. Meander down marble streets near Kusadasi that bear deep grooves from chariots of Cleopatra’s time. Study Malta’s 5,000-year-old temple of Hagar Qim. Then, spend nearly a week in Italy, probing its ancient treasures. Marvel at the mysteries of Pompeii, the ancient Roman city buried by Mt. Vesuvius’ eruption in 79 AD. See Pisa’s famed Leaning Tower, which has been slanted since the 14th century, and end with a glorious full day and evening in the Eternal City of Rome.

NAUTICA

November 5 FULL EARLY FULL EARLY BROCHURE BOOKING BROCHURE BOOKING FARE FARE FARE FARE

13,998 11,998 $ 8,798 $ 8,398 $ 8,198 $ 6,598 $ 6,398 $ 6,198 $ 5,998 $ 5,798 $ 4,998 $ 4,798 $ 4,398 $ 4,198 $ 3,798 $ 3,598

7,499 6,499 $ 4,799 $ 4,599 $ 4,499 $ 3,699 $ 3,599 $ 3,499 $ 3,399 $ 3,299 $ 2,799 $ 2,699 $ 2,499 $ 2,399 $ 2,199 $ 2,099

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Mdina, the old capital of Malta, is known as the “Silent City” 62 OceaniaCruises.com


Wonders Rare and Familiar ROME TO ISTANBUL • 12-DAY VOYAGE An ingenious mix of unique, new destinations and classic favorites, this voyage calls on several ports rarely offered before. See the world’s largest collection of Roman mosaics in Tunis, near the fishing village of La Goulette. Explore the Libyan jewels of Tripoli, famous for its UNESCO World Heritage sites, and Benghazi, where you may explore the ancient Greek city of Cyrene. Further east, Egypt’s modern, tree-lined Alexandria beckons, leading inland to Cairo and the timeless pyramids of Giza proudly guarded by the monolithic Sphinx.

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PORT

Nov 15 Nov 16 Nov 17 Nov 18 Nov 19 Nov 20 Nov 21 Nov 22 Nov 23 Nov 24 Nov 25 Nov 26 Nov 27

Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy C Palermo (Sicily), Italy La Goulette, Tunisia Valletta, Malta Tripoli, Libya Cruising the Mediterranean Sea Benghazi, Libya Cruising the Mediterranean Sea Alexandria, Egypt Cruising the Mediterranean Sea Kusadasi, Turkey Istanbul, Turkey Istanbul, Turkey C

ARRIVE

DEPART

Embark 3 pm 10 am 8 am 8 am 8 am

6 pm 7 pm 5 pm 5 pm 8 pm

8 am

8 pm

8 am

11 pm

8 am 2 pm Disembark 8 am

4 pm

2006 SAIL DATE AND FARES

NAUTICA

November 15 FULL EARLY FULL EARLY BROCHURE BOOKING BOOKING BROCHURE FARE FARE FARE FARE

STATEROOM CATEGORY CATEGORY STATEROOM

OS VS PH1 PH2 PH3 A1 A2 A3 B1 B2 C1 C2 D E F G

Owner’s Suite Vista Suite Penthouse Suite Penthouse Suite Penthouse Suite Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Veranda Stateroom Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom Ocean View Stateroom Ocean View Stateroom Inside Stateroom Inside Stateroom

14,998 12,998 $ 9,798 $ 9,398 $ 9,198 $ 7,598 $ 7,398 $ 7,198 $ 6,998 $ 6,798 $ 5,998 $ 5,798 $ 5,398 $ 5,198 $ 4,798 $ 4,598

7,999 6,999 $ 5,299 $ 5,099 $ 4,999 $ 4,199 $ 4,099 $ 3,999 $ 3,899 $ 3,799 $ 3,299 $ 3,199 $ 2,999 $ 2,899 $ 2,699 $ 2,599

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The Great Sphinx of Giza

Zitouna Mosque in Tunis, the capital and largest city of Tunisia OceaniaCruises.com 63


Destination Highlights

Alexandria, Egypt Shore Excursion Highlights: Travel to Cairo and marvel at the awesome sight of the great pyramids and Sphinx spread before you at the edge of the vast Sahara desert. See a fabulous collection of artifacts in the Egyptian Museum or explore Alexandria’s fascinating ancient sites and museums. Shopping: Browse Cairo’s bazaar for unusual jewelry like Eye of Horus amulets, handpainted papyrus copies of ancient tomb paintings, glass, alabaster and artifact replicas. Or find an ancient relic approved for export. Dining: Relax over a cup of sweet tea and sample delicious vegetable appetizers or some spicy lamb kebabs, a typical Middle Eastern dish.

Amalfi/Positano, Italy Shore Excursion Highlights: Discover chic Positano with its relaxed, sophisticated air and white Moorish-style houses clinging to steep slopes around a sparkling bay filled with colorful fishing boats. Then visit enchanting Amalfi and admire the 12th-century Capuchin monastery and see the beautiful 11th-century Cathedral and cloister before exploring on your own. Shopping: Browse Positano’s boutiques for the town’s locally made casual cotton clothes or search for unique souvenirs in Amalfi. Dining: Enjoy delicious fresh seafood and pasta or tempting pastries and espresso in a spectacular seaside, mountainous setting.

Amsterdam, Netherlands Shore Excursion Highlights: Take a boat ride along Amsterdam’s charming canals past sturdy old 64 OceaniaCruises.com

houses and under quaint bridges. Visit one of the city’s superb museums housing many of the Dutch Masters’ most outstanding works or learn about Anne Frank and the city’s Jewish heritage. Or, journey into the countryside and see historic windmills and the fascinating porcelain works in Delft. Shopping: Take home lovely Delft tiles, exquisite diamond jewelry, contemporary art or a wide variety of finely designed and crafted items. Dining: Enjoy hearty Dutch meat dishes, pickled herring or smoked eel with beer. Sample the amazing variety of international cuisines or savor Indonesian rijsttafel – dishes of spicy vegetables, marinated meats and seafood served with rice. For dessert, try the fresh apple tarts or fruit pies.

Barcelona, Spain Shore Excursion Highlights: Visit the magnificent Gothic Cathedral and the amazing La Sagrada Familia, Antoní Gaudí’s unfinished masterpiece. Enjoy the lovely Montjuic Gardens, Gaudí’s other fabulous structures; the charming squares of the old Gothic Quarter and the Ramblas, Barcelona’s famed downtown promenade. Or visit beautiful Montserrat and its monastery, in a breathtaking setting high in the mountains. Shopping: Buy some of the monks’ famed liqueur, fine leather goods, lace, glass, ceramics or art in Barcelona. Dining: Try some delicious Catalonian paella, shrimp or squid dishes and classic tapas accompanied by a superb glass of wine.

Belfast, Northern Ireland Athens (Piraeus), Greece Shore Excursion Highlights: Climb up the magnificent Acropolis and stand in awe of the Parthenon, the beautiful temples and the view over Athens stretched out before you. See city highlights including the new and old Olympic stadiums. Journey to Cape Sounion and the temple to Poseidon overlooking the sea or visit ancient Corinth and the narrow Corinth Canal cut through miles of solid rock. Shopping: Take home beautiful glassware and ceramics, unusual jewelry, embroidered pillow covers and throws, stunning icons and artwork. Dining: Indulge in mezes – plates of tempting appetizers like stuffed grape leaves and taramasalata, a delicious caviar spread, soaked up with pita bread and a cold glass of retsina.

Shore Excursion Highlights: Delight in this vibrant city of ornate Victorian and Edwardian architecture, gracious gardens and friendly pubs. Thrill to the natural phenomenon of the Giants’ Causeway, a stunning geological anomaly of tightly packed, uneven basalt columns disappearing into the sea and the enigmatic ruins of Grey Abbey. Shopping: Find beautiful antique and new Irish linen, Belleek china and Tyrone crystal. Dining: Enjoy a pub lunch of country cheese, fresh bread, sausage and a pint or indulge in Irish beef, mussels and oysters.

exploring this jewel with its temples, sacred bath, fountains and vast necropolis virtually untouched by archaeologists. Built on a series of levels, these spectacular ruins cover a millennium of habitation and once attracted pilgrims from around the ancient world. See the imposing Sanctuary and Temple of Apollo, the acropolis, agora, stoa, the wonderful Nine Muses and the Temple of Zeus. Shopping: Look for Berber handicrafts, jewelry and souvenirs in the souks. Dining: Savor delicious Berber cuisine in a friendly and hospitable atmosphere.

Berlin (Warnemünde), Germany Shore Excursion Highlights: Enjoy a scenic drive to the German capital and savor landmarks like the Brandenburg Gate and the glorious Charlottenburg Palace. Stroll down Unter den Linden, see the site of the Berlin Wall and take a boat ride along the city’s canals. Explore on your own and visit one of the many museums. Or discover charming Warnemünde and its lovely Gothic Church, market square and seaside promenade. Shopping: Browse in elegant boutiques and art galleries or seek out unusual crafts, fine porcelain and designer knitwear. Dining: Relish a hearty lunch of wurst and kraut washed down with beer or munch on a fresh hot pretzel or sinful pastries.

Bilbao, Spain Benghazi, Libya Shore Excursion Highlights: Travel into the beautiful countryside to the superb ruins of Cyrene, founded by 7th-century B.C. Greeks. Enjoy

Shore Excursion Highlights: Discover the historic old quarter of lovely Gothic churches, gracious plazas and fascinating shops. Stroll along the vibrant riverside

promenade and see the stunning Guggenheim Museum. Shopping: Discover Basque crafts and fine enamelwork, ceramics, a leather wine bag for a picnic, high fashion clothing from Spanish designers or a finely crafted piece of furniture which you can have shipped home for you. Dining: Sample an array of tapas accompanied by excellent Rioj wines or regional dishes like spider crab and marmitako, a stew of tuna and potatoes.

Bonifacio (Corsica), France Shore Excursion Highlights: Stroll down the narrow, twisting lanes of this lovely walled cliff top medieval town past ancient buildings where native son Napoleon walked when he commanded the local garrison in 1793. Visit stunning churches like Ste. Marie-Majeur, a 12th-century structure with a fountain that collects rainwater and the old market. Or explore the starkly beautiful countryside and Sartène, a traditional Corsican town. Shopping: Take home local Corsican pottery, baskets, textiles and enamel work. Dining: Try a local dish of sausages made from chestnut-fed pork and smoked over fires of “maquis,” an aromatic shrub or a delicious chestnut flour “fritelli” fried in olive oil.

Bordeaux, France Shore Excursion Highlights: Enjoy the city’s visual feast of wonderful ornate buildings, broad avenues, marvelous squares and the Cathedral of St. André where Eleanor of Aquitaine married Louis VII. Stroll through Old Bordeaux. Then visit the area’s fabulous vineyards and


magnificent châteaux and delight in tasting their superb wines. Shopping: Specialties here include foie gras, truffles, wine and chocolate as well as fine leather goods, pottery, and silk. Dining: Indulge in a gourmet dinner at a château including a selection of superb wines.

Bruges (Zeebrugge), Belgium Shore Excursion Highlights: Step back in time to the 14th-century as you meander along the narrow streets of this medieval gem past gabled buildings and through the bustling market. Take a boat ride along the city’s canals. Or spend the day exploring Brussels and its famed Grand Place or Antwerp, home of diamonds, Rubens and Bruegel, seeing the verdant countryside along the way. Shopping: Find beautiful lace in Bruges, chocolates in Brussels, exquisite diamonds in Antwerp. Dining: Enjoy a typical Flemish dish of beef cooked in beer, fresh game in season or a delicious waterzooi, a stew of chicken or fish.

Casablanca, Morocco Shore Excursion Highlights: Stroll through the narrow streets of the old medina and visit the spice market. Admire the stunning and enormous Hassan II Mosque built beside the sea. Or journey inland to Rabat and Meknes, two fascinating old cities of kasbahs, souks and Moroccan tradition. Shopping: Take home a flowing caftan, some sandals, Berber jewelry, interesting hammered tin items, leather goods and rugs. Dining: Couscous, spicy lamb dishes and tea are a Moroccan treat.

Constanta, Romania Shore Excursion Highlights: Wander through the marvelous ruins of ancient Histria along the Black Sea coast dating from its origins as a Greek colony to its end as a Byzantine outpost or those of Tropaeum Traiani, a Roman city. Enjoy Constanta’s Roman relics and archaeological and folk museums, capped by a lively show of Romanian music and dance. Shopping: Search for pretty embroidered blouses, wood sculptures, tablecloths and hand-made carpets. Dining: fresh seafood is a highlight.

Copenhagen, Denmark Shore Excursion Highlights: See another side of this lovely city with a cruise along its charming canals. Visit the quaint old harbor at Nyhavn and beautiful Rosenborg Castle and, of course, the famed statue of the Little Mermaid. Or venture into the countryside and enjoy its panoramic vistas, fairytale castles and the village of Fredensborg. Shopping: Fine amber, Danish silver, china and glass are the things to look for. Dining: Enjoy delicious fresh gravlax and herring prepared 10 different ways and mouth-watering baked goods from one of the ubiquitous bakeries.

Corfu, Greece Shore Excursion Highlights: Immerse yourself in this beautiful island of glorious scenery and beaches, serene monasteries, beautiful palaces, traditional mountain towns and Corfu’s lovely old Venetian quarter. Or learn to prepare traditional Greek dishes at a local restaurant and feast on the results. Shopping: Browse the arcades of the old town for intriguing silver items, jewelry,

fishermen’s sweaters, sandals and objects made of olive wood. Dining: Enjoy mezes, delicious Greek appetizers of stuffed grape leaves, tzatziki – a dip made of fish roe, olives, fresh bread and a chilled glass of retsina. Or sample freshly caught grilled fish or a delicious lamb souvlaki.

Delos, Greece Shore Excursion Highlights: Stroll through the amazing remnants of ancient temples on this uninhabited island, one of the most revered sanctuaries of antiquity. The legendary birthplace of Apollo, it was once a religious center for all of the Aegean. See the silent marble lions still on guard, the splendid mosaic floors in the temples dedicated to Apollo and feel its enduring power.

Dublin, Ireland Shore Excursion Highlights: Visit historic Trinity College and gaze at the magnificently decorated Book of Kells. Tour majestic St. Patrick’s Cathedral where Jonathan Swift is buried and stroll through lovely St. Stephen’s Green, a beautiful city park immortalized by James Joyce in “Ulysses.” Shopping: Browse the shops for fine linen, china and knitwear. Dining: Raise a pint in one of the city’s gracious old pubs and enjoy fresh seafood or a hearty Irish stew.

Dubrovnik, Croatia Shore Excursion Highlights: Enjoy a walk through this famous walled medieval city and its exquisite Venetian monuments. See the Franciscan monastery and explore the Rector’s Palace and the Cathedral. Or explore the countryside with a visit to lovely Cavtat, an enchanting seaside resort that began

life as a Greek and then Roman colony. Then visit a local family in a Konavle Valley village and enjoy their hospitality over a traditional welcome of brandy and figs with a serenade by local musicians. Shopping: Browse in the shops filled with hand-woven textiles, lace, peasant blouses and skirts, carved wood and other trinkets. Dining: Savor local grilled meat dishes, wonderful cheese, fresh bread, olives and wine.

Edinburgh (Leith), Scotland Shore Excursion Highlights: Savor the old town’s marvelous Georgian and Victorian architecture and impressive Edinburgh Castle, high on its volcanic crag and with a fabulous view. Stroll along the medieval Royal Mile to the Palace of Holyroodhouse to see the abbey and Queen Mary’s chambers. Visit St. Giles’ Cathedral where John Knox once preached. Shopping: Along the Royal Mile and Princes Street, look for antiques, fine cashmere, wool clothing and fabric, tartans, fossils, old maps and prints, smoked salmon and aged whiskey. Dining: From the seaside restaurants in Leith to downtown, enjoy fresh salmon and scallops, lamb and prime Angus beef.

Falmouth (Cornwall), England Shore Excursion Highlights: Discover the lovely, pastoral Cornish countryside on the way to Land’s End, a starkly beautiful spot of moors and cliffs where the Atlantic Ocean stretches beyond the horizon. Then visit enigmatic St. Michael’s Mount, once a church, a fortress and a private home, but still a magical island castle that appears to change with the passing clouds. Shopping: Pick up a delightful Cornish straw doll as a

souvenir. Dining: Enjoy a heavenly cream tea with scones and jam.

Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy Shore Excursion Highlights: Spend a glorious day amidst the fabled architecture of this Renaissance city. See the Duomo with Brunelleschi’s dome, the Baptistry, Michelangelo’s magnificent David, the bridge over the Arno and the astonishing Uffizi Gallery. Visit Pisa’s superb Campo dei Miracoli and its beautiful Cathedral and famed Campanile. Or enjoy the Tuscan countryside, Siena and San Gimignano, renowned for its medieval towers. Shopping: Find leather goods, lingerie, gold jewelry, Florentine mosaic, lace, marbled paper items, antiques and fine art. Dining: Savor the proscuitto, the cheese and infinite variety of breads, cakes and salamis.

Gdansk, Poland Shore Excursion Highlights: Enjoy the old medieval quarter of this Baltic jewel and see the lovely Golden Gate, the astonishing 15th-century Artus Court and beautiful St. Mary’s Church as well as Oliwa Cathedral, renowned for its three pipe organs. Then see Solidarity Monument Square and the famous shipyard where workers rallied against the communist government. Or drive into the countryside and see the fascinating 13th century Malbork Castle, once home to Polish kings. Shopping: Polish handicrafts and amber jewelry make ideal souvenirs as well as Silesian cut glass, porcelain, modern silver, wool sweaters, folk carvings and contemporary art. Dining: Be tempted by fresh mushroom soup, roast pork, fresh seafood or some pierogi stuffed with meat or cheese. Top it off with a mug of cold Polish beer.

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Genoa, Italy Shore Excursion Highlights: Discover the history and beautiful architecture of this ancient seaport in the lovely pink stone Palazzo Tursi where letters of Christopher Columbus and Paganini’s famed Guarnieri violin are on display. Visit the magnificent Palazzo Bianco and stroll past old master paintings. Or explore the gemlike villages of the Cinque Terre, clinging to the coastal cliffs, and Portofino, the picturesque and elegant resort. Shopping: Leather goods, jewelry, ceramics and local crafts are good buys. Dining: Enjoy pasta with pesto in the sauce’s birthplace, along with a local wine.

Gibraltar, United Kingdom Shore Excursion Highlights: Go to the top of the Rock and admire the view across the Mediterranean and up the peninsula into Spain. Feed peanuts to the famed Barbary Apes and visit St. Michael’s Cave, a fascinating cavern once lived in by Neolithic peoples and visited by early Romans. See the quaint fishing village along the coast and enjoy the colorful town. Shopping: Browse through shops filled with lovely embroidered linens from Madeira. Dining: Enjoy some traditional fish and chips with a beer or just relax in a café and watch the passing parade.

Helsinki, Finland Shore Excursion Highlights: Admire the city’s stunning modern architecture, visit its lovely parks and bustling open-air market. Take a harbor cruise past forests, beaches, villas and a ruined Suomenlinna fortress that spans five islands. Or visit historic, colorful Porvoo, Finland’s second oldest town. Shopping: Superbly designed silver, cut glass, ceramics, jewelry, sweaters, 66 OceaniaCruises.com

clothing and antiques. Dining: Sample traditional dishes like fried Baltic herring, salmon soup with rye bread, arctic char or a delicious reindeer filet.

Heraklion, Crete Shore Excursion Highlights: Visit the great Minoan ruins of the Palace of Knossos, famous as the home of the labyrinth where the Minotaur roamed, and the Archaeological Museum that houses many superb artifacts from the complex. Explore the stunning mountain-fringed Lassithi plateau with its orchards, 7,000 windmills and ancient villages. Shopping: Take home fine reproduction Minoan pottery, a traditional Cretan knife, local embroidery, hand-woven rugs, gold and silver jewelry. Dining: Relax over a dish of hearty moussaka or delicious souvlaki in a taverna, washed down with local wine or beer.

Holyhead, Wales Shore Excursion Highlights: Enjoy the beautiful Welsh countryside with its charming towns and farms and visit the imposing Caernarfon Castle begun by Edward I in 1283. This mighty fortress was a residence and seat of government as well as a military stronghold. The current Prince of Wales received his title here in 1969. Shopping: Portmeirion pottery, weavings, wool and local crafts like a beautifully carved traditional Welsh lovespoon are best buys. Dining: Sample local lamb dishes, sea trout or cawl, a one-pot meal of bacon, lamb, cabbage and potato. Indulge your sweet tooth with fruity griddle scones or bara brith, a traditional spicy fruit loaf.

Invergordon, Scotland Shore Excursion Highlights: Absorb the stunning beauty of the Scottish Highlands, its castles and moors, and breathtaking Loch Ness. Visit opulently decorated Dunrobin Castle overlooking the sea and Urquhart Castle where legend says Nessie lives in a cave beneath it! See charming Inverness and how whiskey is made at Glenmorangie Distillery. Shopping: Take home fine cashmere, wool, tartans, salmon, Celtic jewelry and whiskey. Dining: Enjoy fresh salmon, superb Angus beef or be brave and try traditional haggis!

Istanbul, Turkey Shore Excursion Highlights: Indulge your eyes and senses in this magnificent city astride two continents. Visit beautiful Topkapi Palace, the awesome St. Sophia and the impressive Blue Mosque. Cruise the Bosphorus to see the city and its surroundings from another perspective. Visit one of the many museums, stroll through the spice market and the famous Grand Bazaar. Shopping: The Grand Bazaar is a splendid cornucopia of leather and shearling, world famous hand-made carpets, jewelry, souvenirs, tin and copper items – just about anything you can imagine. Dining: Savor a simmering kebab, fresh-caught fish and sweet, sticky baklava washed down with thick Turkish coffee.

Katakolon, Greece Shore Excursion Highlights: Visit ancient Olympia where the Olympic Games began in 776 B.C. and stroll around this deserted Sanctuary, admiring the temples, altars and treasuries, and stand on the ground where ancient athletes practiced before competing. Or enjoy a pleasant drive through the

countryside, past quaint villages to a local vineyard and sample the wines, local cheeses and other foods. Shopping: Take home souvenirs of local crafts, fisherman’s sweaters and artifact reproductions. Dining: Enjoy a tasty souvlaki and a glass of wine.

Kirkwall (Orkney Islands), Scotland Shore Excursion Highlights: This starkly beautiful island holds many ancient treasures like the enigmatic Standing Stones of Stenness and the 5,000 year-old village of Skara Brae, found with furniture and indoor drains preserved! Visit the imposing trio of St. Magnus Cathedral, the nearby ruins of the Earl’s Palace and the earlier Bishop’s Palace. Shopping: Woolens and cashmere, salmon and whiskey as well as local crafts are enticing. Dining: Hearty pub grub as well as salmon and lamb dishes are best.

Kotor, Montenegro Shore Excursion Highlights: A beautiful walled medieval city of twisting, pink-paved streets, markets and architecture reflecting Byzantine to Venetian influences. Stroll through the compact old town; admire the impressive walls and tour the imposing St. Tryphon Cathedral consecrated in 1166. Shopping: Take home local lace, weavings, handcrafted wood, paintings and sculpture. Dining: Enjoy traditional smoked ham or lamb cooked in milk, roast squid, mussels and delicious cheeses as well as local wine.

Kristiansand, Norway Shore Excursion Highlights: Enjoy strolling the cobbled streets of this charming resort town founded in 1641. Visit the impressive

Christiansholm Fortress with a lovely view over the ramparts, the cathedral and town square or visit Ravnedalen, a delightful park. Shopping: Look for pewter, modern silver jewelry, reindeer leather items, handmade wool sweaters, cute troll figures and decorated woodwork. Dining: Grilled or smoked salmon tops the list along with open-faced sandwiches and delicious pastries.

Kusadasi, Turkey Shore Excursion Highlights: Meander through the ruins of ancient Ephesus and marvel at the famed Library of Celsus, the huge amphitheater, the marble roads with their chariot marks, the amazing mosaic sidewalks and the superb, rarely opened Terrace Houses. Or, journey to three monumental cities of antiquity – Priene, Miletus and Didyma, renowned for their majestic temples and impressive, beautifully preserved stadiums. Shopping: Visit Kusadasi’s bazaar and nearby shops for spices, apple tea, luxurious handmade carpets and antique jewelry. Dining: Savor fresh fish caught that morning or a spicy kebab, complemented by a sticky sweet dessert!

La Coruña, Spain Shore Excursion Highlights: See the famed Tower of Hercules, the still working 2nd-century Roman lighthouse and wander through this historic town of fine churches, old palaces, cobbled streets and unique fishermen’s houses. Or spend the day in beautiful Santiago de Compostela, an important pilgrimage site renowned for its magnificent cathedral and superb architectural and cultural heritage. Shopping: Look for fine glass, contemporary art, ceramics, silver, jewelry and fashion. Dining: Try


some hearty Galician soup, Serrano ham or fresh seafood accompanied by local wine.

La Goulette, Tunisia Shore Excursion Highlights: Travel across millennia as you visit the ruins of ancient Carthage and Tunis’ opulent, historic medina with its winding alleys and souks. Visit the superb Bardo Museum with its spectacular Roman mosaics or the lovely whitewashed village of Sidi Bou Saïd – perched on a cliff above the sea, a charming spot of cobbled streets, flower-filled courtyards and ornate window grills painted deep blue. Shopping: Enjoy looking for interesting jewelry, caftans, inlaid boxes and ornate trinkets. Dining: Try some local spicy dishes, usually with lamb, and sweet desserts.

Lerwick (Shetland Islands), Scotland Shore Excursion Highlights: Enjoy a taste of the Highlands here in the rugged landscape and heathered moors, the ruined castles, steep cliffs and sea air. Drive through beautiful valleys and flower-filled meadows with romping Shetland ponies to quaint villages like Scalloway with its ruined castle or explore the fascinating Jarlshof prehistoric site, occupied for more than 3,000 years. Shopping: Buy superb knitwear made from the wool of local sheep. Dining: Lamb and fresh seafood top most menus and be sure to stop in a local pub for a wee dram of whiskey!

Lisbon, Portugal Shore Excursion Highlights: Visit the ornate Belem Tower and Jeronimos Monastery and stroll the narrow, winding streets of the charming Alfama district. Enjoy marvelous old Sintra, a royal

country retreat, and Caiscais, a beautiful seaside resort. Explore medieval Obidos or make a pilgrimage to Fatima where the Virgin Mary has appeared. Shopping: Take home beautiful handmade tiles, gold and silver filigree jewelry, embroidered items, pottery, crystal, trinkets made of cork, lovely handmade dolls or exquisite handmade rugs. Dining: Try some imaginatively prepared seafood like tender squid stuffed with olives, herbs, onions and rice or tasty pork, lamb or chicken and a delightful local wine.

London (Dover), England Shore Excursion Highlights: Take a trip up to London and get a bird’s-eye view of the city from the London Eye. See sights like Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Piccadilly. Stroll along Lower Regent Street or visit the British Museum. Shopping: Start at Harrods and visit the famous Food Halls before moving on to other shops for linens, cashmere, woolens, porcelain, crystal, fine clothing and jewelry. Dining: Relax over an elegant meal or a charming pub lunch.

Malaga, Spain Shore Excursion Highlights: Spend a day in Granada seeing the magnificent Alhambra and Generalife Gardens, last stronghold of the Moors, or venture into the mountains to the picturesque Mijas, one of Andalucia’s dazzling “white” towns. Explore delightful Malaga, its Alcazaba, Roman theater and beautiful cathedral or discover the charming resorts of Marbella and Puerto Banus along the famed Costa del Sol. Shopping: Take home a beautifully embroidered shawl, a lace mantilla, an elegant guitar or some pottery. Dining: Fresh seafood and

that Spanish staple, tapas, along with local wine are ideal.

Messina (Sicily), Italy Shore Excursion Highlights: Visit beautiful Taormina and marvel at its famous Greek theater and the stunning view of Mt. Etna. Explore lovely medieval Messina with its historic churches and the cathedral where it is rumored Richard the Lionheart worshipped in 1190. Or discover ancient Tyndaris, founded in 396 B.C., with its fine mosaics, Roman baths and impressive theater overlooking the sea. Shopping: Browse through the shops for linens, fine embroidery and local crafts including pottery and ceramics. Dining: Enjoy delicious pasta and seafood along with a local wine and sinful pastries.

Monte Carlo, Monaco Shore Excursion Highlights: Drive along the famous Grand Corniche with its stunning views of Monaco and the Old City then stroll through this marvelous quarter and its pink Grimaldi Palace. And don’t forget the Casino! Explore the wonderful old villages along the Côte d’Azur from Nice to medieval Eze or Cannes, Grasse and lovely St. Paul de Vence – each one a jewel to be savored. Shopping: Enjoy searching for silks, leather goods, couture clothing, jewelry and perfume! Dining: Savor delectable bouillabaisse or an airy quiche accompanied by the perfect wine. Add a tart or pastry for dessert.

Mykonos, Greece Shore Excursion Highlights: Enjoy wandering through the narrow, winding streets of this delightful seaside village with its whitewashed houses, flowers and brightly painted shutters and doors.

Stand beneath the windmills on the hill, visit the Archeological Museum and an old bakery still using a 15thcentury wood-burning stove. Shopping: Among the tiny shops look for beautiful gold jewelry, traditional Greek bags and clothes, rugs and pottery. Dining: Relax in a waterfront taverna with tempting lamb gyros and a light and frothy red caviar dip called taramasalata served with a delicious warm flat bread.

Naples/Capri, Italy Shore Excursion Highlights: Spend a day exploring the fabulous ruins of ancient Pompeii and Herculaneum with their stunning temples, frescoes and mosaics. Explore fascinating Naples and its famed museums, visit charming Sorrento or take a boat trip to the beautiful Isle of Capri. Shopping: Pick up some lovely mosaic jewelry, embroidery, Capodimonte ceramics and local crafts as well as reproductions of ancient artifacts. Dining: Sample delicious Neapolitan and Capri pizza or enjoy pasta, veal dishes and wonderful local wines.

Nessebur, Bulgaria Shore Excursion Highlights: Discover this lovely medieval town and its treasures on a walk through the old quarter past historic churches and visit the wonderful museum with its icon collection. Head to the seashore and enjoy a show of traditional dances. Visit a typical village and local family in their home or take a drive into the lovely countryside to visit one of Bulgaria’s oldest wineries. Shopping: Find marvelous souvenirs ranging from fine pottery to intricate embroidery, hand-woven folk textiles, wood carvings, wool, copper and silver items. Dining: Enjoy traditional dishes of stuffed peppers,

lamb slowly roasted over charcoal embers, yogurt, fresh sheep’s milk cheese, and one dish meals of slowly cooked meat and fresh vegetables along with local wines.

Odessa, Ukraine Shore Excursion Highlights: Experience centuries of history as you walk through this lovely city and see the famed Potemkin Steps rising from the waterfront, the stunning five-domed Uspensky Cathedral and Shevchenko Park with its views of the Black Sea and remnants of Catherine the Great’s Odessa fortress. Shopping: Look for toys, dolls, cloisonné, hand painted wooden boxes, embroidery, glass, and nested matyushka dolls. Dining: Enjoy shashlik – marinated grilled lamb on a skewer, chicken Kiev or blini with sour cream and caviar, washed down with a chilled glass of vodka.

Olbia (Sardinia), Italy Shore Excursion Highlights: Wander through this lovely town and visit its 11th century cathedral with Roman artifacts and Punic burials. Or drive into the stunningly beautiful countryside of the Costa Smeralda with its towering cliffs, quiet grottoes and exquisite sandy beaches beside emerald green waters. Explore the enigmatic remnants of the ancient Nuraghic culture. Shopping: Buy handloomed bedspreads, carpets, baskets and chests featuring designs inspired by the Nuraghic culture as well as embroidered silk shawls and the traditional gold or silver filigree jewelry. Dining: Enjoy delicious local mussels, lobster cooked in wine, and seadas, cheese filled crêpes covered in honey.

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Oporto, Portugal Shore Excursion Highlights: Explore picturesque, historic Oporto and the Vila Nova de Gaia quarter, home of its famed port wine industry. Or discover Portugal’s scenic countryside and visit Guimaraes with its impressive medieval castle and beautiful Braga with its Bom Jesus shrine and superb cathedral. Shopping: Look for gold and silver filigree jewelry, lovely azulejos tiles, porcelain, leather goods, needlepoint carpets and Madeiran lace and embroidery. Dining: Try a northern specialty – caldo verde, a soup of potatoes, shredded cabbage and smoked sausage, or appetizers including sheep’s cheese, olives and smoked ham. Fish and pork top most menus, accompanied by port wine.

Oslo, Norway Shore Excursion Highlights: Enjoy a scenic drive around this city devoted to the outdoors and see the Vigeland Sculpture Park, the dazzling Viking Ships Museum, the Kon Tiki and ships used in polar exploration. Visit the Munch Museum and the Akershus Fortress and stroll past historic buildings, charming squares and cafes. Shopping: Pewter, crystal, furs, hand knit sweaters, hand-woven textiles and Norwegian crafts are good buys. Dining: Try a reindeer steak, fresh fish, traditional cured ham, mutton and open-face sandwiches.

Palermo (Sicily), Italy Shore Excursion Highlights: Immerse yourself in the glorious history of this ancient city and its magnificent monuments like the imposing Norman Cathedral and the majestic 9th century Arab palace and its breathtaking Palatine Chapel. Admire the marvelous opera house

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and the artifacts in the Archaeological Museum. Shopping: Look for painted pottery in a variety of sizes, copper and tin items, and replicas of the famous Sicilian hand-painted cart. Dining: Enjoy a local specialty of pasta with wild fennel, freshly caught sardines and pine nuts. Or try some typical street food like panelle, a deep-fried snack of chickpea flour, salt, pepper and parsley.

Palma de Mallorca, Spain Shore Excursion Highlights: Explore this beautiful island beginning with the magnificent Cathedral and Bellver Castle. See the windmills and impressive manor house in the verdant countryside. Discover the amazing natural wonders in the Drach Caves. And for sheer romance, visit the former Carthusian Monastery in Valdemosa where George Sand and Chopin spent a winter. Shopping: Buy famous Majorica pearls, fine Spanish leather goods and olive woodcarvings. Dining: Enjoy local smoked ham, or frito mallorquin, pieces of lamb, onions, vegetables, potatoes, and peppers fried in olive oil and spices. Visit a local “cave” serving family style meals where wine is poured from a cask!

Paris (Le Havre), France Shore Excursion Highlights: Enjoy the scenic trip through the rolling French countryside to Paris and spend the day savoring its gardens, museums and historic sites. Visit the Louvre, Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower. Take a boat ride on the Seine and a stroll along the Champs Elysee. Or visit historic Rouen or the battlefields of Normandy. Shopping: Look for couture clothing, silks, lingerie, fine jewelry and perfume. Dining: Revel in fine French food wherever you are –

from luscious quiche to foie gras, superb cheeses and the freshest baguettes, all accompanied by delectable wines.

Porto Venere (Cinque Terre), Italy Shore Excursion Highlights: Spend a day discovering this charming town where Lord Byron wrote The Corsair. Visit the ancient churches, the Genoese fortress atop the hill and the nearby town where the Shelleys once lived. Or explore the five picturesque villages of the Cinque Terre with their steep streets, colorful buildings, gorgeous views, terraced hillside vineyards and olive groves. Shopping: Search out local jewelry, pottery and art. Dining: Enjoy a superb risotto Ventimiglia with fresh mussels, clams and calamari, anything with chestnuts, mushroom or truffles and delicious focaccia hot from the oven.

Portofino, Italy Shore Excursion Highlights: Stroll through picturesque Portofino and Santa Margherita. Be awed by the stunning scenery as you explore the beautiful coastal resorts of Ravallo, Sestri Levante or San Fruttuoso by local boat and on foot. Shopping: Browse in the designer boutiques and small local shops for elegant leathers, silks, jewelry and art. Dining: Enjoy pasta with pesto, prawns, fresh caught fish and superb local wines.

Port-Vendres, France Shore Excursion Highlights: Explore pretty Collioure, a favorite destination of Matisse, with its distinctive pinkish-beige houses, colorful harbor, winding streets and lovely church and nearby Elne with its impressive fortified cathedral and beautiful cloister.

Or visit magnificent Carcassonne, a breathtaking fortified hilltop city of turrets, churches, stained glass and lovely squares resurrected from ruin in the 19th century. Shopping: Look for antiques, contemporary art and reproductions as well as local crafts. Dining: Try some tempting roast lamb or the catch of the day accompanied by local cheese and fruit with the appropriate wine.

Provence (Marseille), France Shore Excursion Highlights: See the sights and enjoy the views of historic old Marseille and visit the charming fishing port of Cassis. Or venture into the celebrated Provençal countryside and explore lovely Aix or stroll through Avignon and see the Papal palace, the famed bridge and the hilltop village of Les Baux. Shopping: Buy lavender, leather goods, Provençal pottery and art. Dining: Savor a hearty dish of adola, slowly cooked marinated beef flavored with herbs and vegetables or any fresh seafood. And don’t forget the warm bread, wine and cheese!

Reykjavik, Iceland Shore Excursion Highlights: Discover this fascinating land where the forces of nature hold sway as you visit the remarkable, modern capital with its thermally heated outdoor swimming pool, remarkable Botanic Gardens and folk museum. Explore the starkly beautiful countryside of lava formations, glaciers, incredible waterfalls and the site where the first parliament sat in 930 A.D. Shopping: Take home fine handmade Icelandic sweaters, fine porcelain and jewelry, and sheepskin. Dining: Enjoy fresh cod, haddock or delicious Arctic char and succulent lamb dishes. And try the delicious local beer.

Rhodes, Greece Shore Excursion Highlights: Enjoy a walking tour of the old fortified city and stand in awe of the impressive Grand Master’s Palace. See where the Colossus of Rhodes once stood and savor the charm of this remarkable walled town. Or drive along the scenic coast to Lindos. Enjoy the whitewashed little town and climb to the ancient acropolis, its temples and wonderful views. Shopping: Look for exquisite gold jewelry, Rhodian pottery, handcrafted linens and trinkets. Dining: Sample local lamb kebabs, traditional dishes of stuffed grape leaves, squid or moussaka.

Riga, Latvia Shore Excursion Highlights: Immerse yourself in the lovely architecture and monuments of this important Hanseatic League city, from its protective walls and marvelous Swedish Gate to the beautiful guild houses and the majestic 13th-century Riga Dom. Admire Riga Castle, now the residence of Latvia’s President. Or travel into the countryside and discover ancient Sigulda, its impressive castle ruins, lovely church and stunning views across the Gauja River valley where castles dot the hilltops. Shopping: Take home amber jewelry, ceramics, local folk art and crafts. Dining: Sample some traditional battered and deep fried chicken or pork cutlets or a tasty bun stuffed with bacon, ham and spices – a tasty snack!

Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy Shore Excursion Highlights: Spend a day reveling in magnificent monuments from the ancient Roman Forum and Coliseum to the splendor of St. Peter’s Basilica, the Pièta and Michelangelo’s


breathtaking frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Or enjoy a drive through the lush farmlands of the Roman countryside to lovely, medieval Castelgandolfo. Shopping: Browse through designer boutiques for Italian leather and couture, gorgeous jewelry and antiques. Dining: Enjoy a light café meal in a lively piazza and savor the ambiance.

Saint-Malo, France Shore Excursion Highlights: Explore this fascinating fortified town or discover the lovely medieval town of Dinan with its impressive clock tower and picturesque halftimbered houses. Drive along the rugged Brittany coast and savor the stunning view of mystical Mont St. Michel before wandering through its steep winding streets and the mazelike abbey passages. Shopping: Take home beautiful handmade lace, local crafts and artwork. Dining: Savor the unique taste of lamb reared on salt marshes, hearty fish stew, coquille St. Jacques or the local specialty – buckwheat crepes filled with sweet or savory ingredients. Enjoy a delicious dry white Breton Muscadet wine with any dish.

Saint-Tropez, France Shore Excursion Highlights: Enjoy the exquisite hilly Provençal countryside beyond this resort and its charming villages with their narrow stepped streets, lovely churches and stunning scenic views. Visit a local winery or take a drive along the rugged coast and revel in the wonderful views of the beaches, the landscape, the islands and the magnificent Massif des Maures. Shopping: Browse in the resorts’ elegant boutiques for French perfume, fine jewelry, high fashion clothing and leather goods. Dining: Try some delicious local lobster with

a chilled white wine or lavender ice cream!

Santorini, Greece Shore Excursion Highlights: Visit the beautiful whitewashed hilltop towns of Oia and Fira and their breathtaking views of the caldera below. See the stunning artifacts in Fira’s museum, including recent finds from the excavation of Akrotiri and visit a winery. Stroll through the winding streets with fantastic views around every corner. Shopping: Look for beautiful jewelry, ceramics, paintings, weavings and local trinkets. Dining: Savor the view over an array of intriguing seafood appetizers and a chilled glass of wine.

Sete, France Shore Excursion Highlights: Spend a glorious day in the Provençal countryside, seeing magnificent Carcassonne with its towers, turrets, half-timbered houses and superb nave of the 11th century Basilica de Saint-Nazaire, beautiful hilltop Les Baux or Arles, where Van Gogh found so much inspiration. Or explore fortified Aigues Mortes, in the heart of the Petite Camargue, surrounded by ponds, marshes and saltpans. Shopping: Look for antiques, wine, pottery and ceramics. Dining: Enjoy a tasty traditional cassoulet, ratatouille, a Provençal version of pizza and perhaps some novel lavender ice cream!

Sevastopol, Ukraine Shore Excursion Highlights: Enjoy a drive through this historic town and see its ancient Greek walls and theater, or explore its more contemporary history with a visit to a Crimean War battlefield. Admire its lovely architectural monuments

and visit the fascinating Historical and Archaeological Museum. Or travel into the countryside to Balaklava, captured without bloodshed by the British in 1854. Shopping: Beautiful embroidery, intriguing local handcrafted wood pieces and artwork make lovely souvenirs. Dining: Try hearty soups and fish dishes, blinis with sour cream or grilled meats.

Seville (Cádiz), Spain Shore Excursion Highlights: Spend a fabulous day in Seville visiting the magnificent cathedral, climbing the famed Giralda tower and strolling through the gorgeous Alcazar and its gardens. See the ceramic-encrusted Plaza de España and stroll through the alleys of Barrio de Santa Cruz. Or explore the Andalusian wine country and Jerez, the home of sherry. Don’t miss the charm of Cádiz with its gracious squares, flower-filled parks on the city bastions and its bustling markets. Shopping: Look for beautiful embroidered shawls, lace, and leather goods as well as ceramics, jewelry and artwork. Dining: Enjoy tapas, delicious gazpacho, grilled meats accompanied by local wines.

Sochi, Russia Shore Excursion Highlights: Enjoy a stroll along the seafront promenade and admire the lovely Botanic Gardens, the pretty Riviera Park with its statues and pools, and the palatial Matsesta Spa, renowned for its healing waters and was once Stalin’s dacha. Head into the countryside and visit a local tea plantation and be treated to some traditional Russian song and dance while you sip tea and eat homemade pie! Shopping: Look for Russian recordings, local crafts and artwork, traditional nested matryoshka dolls

and woven wool scarves. Dining: Try some shaslyk – grilled meat on a skewer, delicious chicken with a garlic and nut sauce or venison, rabbit and quail.

Sorrento/Capri, Italy Shore Excursion Highlights: Beautiful Capri with its stunning panoramas, villages, charming piazzas and a visit to the Villa San Michele make a nice diversion. Visit the ruins at Pompeii, take a cooking lesson in Sorrento or enjoy a drive along the beautiful coast to pretty Positano, its homes clinging to the hillside. Shopping: Browse the shops for designer clothes, filigree and mosaic jewelry and cameos, ceramics and artwork. Dining: Savor the fresh made pizza on Capri, fresh seafood with pasta and superb wines.

St. Petersburg, Russia Shore Excursion Highlights: Explore breathtaking St. Petersburg and cruise its canals. Visit the Peter & Paul Fortress, the fabulous oniondomed cathedrals, and the palaces – from the immense Winter Palace, now the Hermitage Museum, to the fabled Catherine’s Palace and Peterhof outside the city. Enjoy an evening of ballet or traditional Russian song and dance or take a day trip to Moscow. Shopping: Take home beautiful hand-painted Palekh lacquer ware, nested matryoshka dolls, contemporary art, paintings, ceramics, enamelwork, porcelain, furs, and semi-precious stones. Dining: Sample a bowl of borscht, blini and caviar, or some zakusky – a type of hot hors d’oeuvres, or beef stroganoff and some excellent vodka.

Stockholm, Sweden Shore Excursion Highlights: Spend a marvelous day discovering

this lovely city and its beautiful buildings. Visit the charming Old Town, medieval Gamla Stan; the elegant Royal Palace, the wonderful parks and the impressive Vasa, the magnificently restored 17th-century warship that sank in the harbor on her maiden voyage! Shopping: Look for Sami handcrafts like textiles and knives, the traditional Dalarna painted wooden horse, exquisite silver, pewter items, glass and amber. Dining: Enjoy a leisurely lunch of smorgasbord with all kinds of fish, meat, cheese and fresh bread or any of the broad variety of cuisines available as well as myriad brands of beer.

Stornoway (Hebrides), Scotland Shore Excursion Highlights: Stroll through this village and enjoy the views of Lews Castle before exploring the remote, wild Hebrides countryside dotted will old crofts. Visit the breathtaking Standing Stones at Callanish, a megalithic avenue of 19 stones and 13 stone circle and Carloway Broch, a 2,000year-old circular fortified tower. Shopping: Buy superb Harris Tweed here, woolens and local crafts. Dining: Enjoy local fish, lamb and delicious breads and pastries.

Tallinn, Estonia Shore Excursion Highlights: Step back in time as you walk through this beautifully preserved medieval town and discover its upper and lower levels, the Guild Houses, the churches and squares, the famous Apothecary shop and the exquisite Town Hall. See delightful parks, Baroque palaces and a ruined 15thcentury convent. Or visit a lovely recreated rural Estonian village by the sea. Shopping: Search for local arts and crafts in town or at the Village Museum. Dining: Sample smoked

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trout or pickled cabbage stew, both local specialties, or enjoy fresh seafood in a delightful waterfront setting.

Shopping: Take home a beautiful Faeroe Island wool sweater. Dining: In addition to fish and traditional lamb dishes, be adventurous and try puffin!

Taormina (Sicily), Italy Shore Excursion Highlights: Enjoy magnificent panoramic views on the way up to the town where you can stroll down medieval lanes past stunning palaces. See the famed Greek Theater and its fantastic view of Mt. Etna. Or take a trip to the volcano itself and get a first-hand look at cones, craters and lava streams from previous eruptions and a fantastic view over the Gulf of Catania. Venture into the countryside and its lovely hill towns, one with a Norman Castle built of black lava, and visit beautiful old Catania. Shopping: Find lovely embroidery and traditional painted wood items, pottery and ceramics as souvenirs. Dining: Savor the fresh seafood and pasta along with local wines.

Tripoli, Libya Shore Excursion Highlights: Venture into the scenic countryside and see the magnificent Roman ruins of Leptis Magna with its monumental arches, colonnaded porticos, marketplace, baths, and superb 1st-century theater. Or tour ancient Sabratha with its stunning temples, theater and Mausoleum of Bes and the beautiful mosaics in the site’s museum. Explore Tripoli with a stroll through the Red Castle citadel and its fascinating museum before seeing the medina with its mosques, churches, squares and souks. Shopping: Buy woven carpets, handmade gold and silver jewelry, leather, and pottery. Dining: Savor a hearty soup of lamb, orzo, tomatoes, spices and cinnamon, turnovers filled with spinach or meat.

Torshavn (Faeroe Islands), Denmark

Umbria (Ancona), Italy

Shore Excursion Highlights: Stroll through this picturesque fishing town and admire the views from the headland. Take a drive around this stunning, craggy island of majestic waterfalls, beautiful fjords, farms, villages, enigmatic sea stacks and panoramic views of the neighboring islands. Or visit an ancient Viking settlement in a valley of lakes.

Shore Excursion Highlights: Travel through the scenic countryside to beautiful Urbino, birthplace of Raphael, and visit the magnificent Palazzo Ducale, designed by Renaissance masters, and see the treasures in the palace’s art museum, including significant works by Raphael. Or visit the tiny, independent country of San Marino, nestled in the

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mountains, and explore it on your own. Shopping: Buy some San Marino pottery, stamps and coins. In Urbino, look for fine artwork, glass, jewelry and hand printed fabric. Dining: Sample tempting dishes topped with black and white truffles, oven-baked rabbit, a veal braciola stuffed with cheese and ham, delicate cheeses and a fine light sparkling wine.

Valletta, Malta Shore Excursion Highlights: Discover the myriad cultural layers of Malta, from its amazing prehistoric temples at Tarxien to beautiful, walled medieval Mdina, nearby Rabat and Marsaxlokk, a colorful fishing village. Admire the stunning scenery and wander through imposing churches, down the streets of fortified towns where the Knights of St. John once held sway. Shopping: Take home hand-blown glass, unique limestone carvings, hand-made lace and superbly worked gold and silver filigree jewelry. Dining: Enjoy thick soups, lamb, fish and traditional dishes like fenkata (rabbit stewed in wine) or bragioli (slow cooked stuffed slices of beef).

Venice, Italy Shore Excursion Highlights: Savor the majestic beauty of this amazing city as you glide along its canals and under its bridges, opulent palazzi and elegant churches lining the route. Discover

Venice’s secret quarters down narrow alleys opening into spacious campos. Admire the Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica. Visit lovely Burano and the glass factories on Murano. Or enjoy the scenic countryside with its stunning Palladian villas. Shopping: Murano glass, exquisite and unusual jewelry, handmade lace, masks and marbled paper, fine clothing, leather goods, etchings and other artwork are just a sampling of what’s available. Dining: Enjoy delicious Adriatic seafood including shrimp, mussels, eel, crayfish and mullet or the local specialty tissue-thin calves' liver slices sautéed with onions. A glass of superb Veneto region wine is a must as well as any dessert or gelato!

Visby, Sweden Shore Excursion Highlights: Enjoy the lovely countryside beyond the towered walls and take in the view of this former Hanseatic League town before exploring its narrow, winding lanes, marvelous ruined medieval churches and impressive St. Mary’s Cathedral. Or visit an intriguing Bronze Age burial in the midst of farmland and take in the cliff top view of the precipitous coastline. Shopping: Lots of handicrafts to buy, sheepskin and wool, traditional jewelry, pottery, elegant sweaters and glassware. Dining: Fresh fish, smoked and cured lamb are among the menu highlights.

Waterford, Ireland Shore Excursion Highlights: Stroll through this 1,100-year-old Viking town and admire Rodney’s Tower, still in use, and see the exquisite treasures in the museum. Visit the Waterford Crystal Factory or enjoy the beautiful Irish countryside as you pass majestic abbey ruins, stroll through quaint villages and see remnants of Viking heritage. Shopping: Waterford crystal and linen items are the things to buy. Dining: Pubs and restaurants offer marvelous ambiance to enjoy Irish stew and fish.

Yalta, Ukraine Shore Excursion Highlights: Spend the day seeing the beautiful Crimean countryside, the elegant summer palaces of Tsar’s Alexander III and Nicholas II where the 1945 Yalta Conference was held and see how the Russian elite once lived. Admire the view over the romantic Swallow’s Nest Castle and visit the Massandra Winery. Shopping: Look for beautiful lacquered items, jewelry and local handicrafts. Dining: Try some salmon caviar, fresh fish, roasted meats, and blini with fruit.


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Your World Tour Series Our passion for new discoveries has created an award-winning and inspiring range of excursions and tours that explore the most colorful and charismatic aspects of Europe. Each one has been expertly planned and meticulously crafted down to the smallest of details, and the wide variety of tours offered will bring you a unique perspective with their endless options for discovery. This means you can take your pick of stunning scenery, historical and cultural events and fascinating places, safe in the knowledge that Oceania Cruises’ onboard staff of Destination Specialists will provide you with an enriching exploration experience. From city highlights and hidden cultural and architectural gems to bustling metropolises and off-the-beaten-path hideaways, we’ll show you the Europe of your dreams, the breadth and scope of which is sure to please even the most demanding tourist. Should you desire a more intimate touring experience or special arrangements, the Executive Collection was designed for you. Our onboard Destination Services Group will be happy to plan customized tours, unique culinary and cultural experiences, or any manner of individual, highly personalized services. With a private car and the personalized attention of a driver and Englishspeaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your interests and sightsee at your own pace. This is Europe as it was meant to be seen, experienced and enjoyed. Your Europe. Your Way.

POINTS OF DISTINCTION Professional English-speaking experts to guide you through your adventure. Peace of mind in knowing that your excursions are monitored by the ship’s staff. A staff of hand-picked, excursion specialists expertly plans each tour and is dedicated to your complete satisfaction. Travel with the premier tour companies aboard air-conditioned late-model equipment at every port. In addition to our group departures, you may choose the Executive collection – customized, private tours with highly personalized service.

The Discovery Collection THE DISCOVERY COLLECTION IS THE BEST WAY TO GET

THE EXPLORER COLLECTION IS A MORE ROBUST SELECTION

A TASTE OF EACH PORT VISITED. IT’S THE PERFECT

OF IN-DEPTH EXCURSIONS FOR THE SEASONED TRAVELER.

SELECTION FOR A FIRST-TIME VISITOR TO THESE CHARMING

MANY EXCURSIONS FEATURE FULL-DAY OR EXCLUSIVE

DESTINATIONS, WITH A VARIETY OF TOURS THAT HIGHLIGHT

EVENING EVENTS AND MANY OTHER EXCITING ADVENTURES

THE MOST INTERESTING PLACES IN EACH PORT ALONG WITH

THAT ARE SURE TO SATISFY THE VARIED INTERESTS OF THE

MUSEUMS, CHURCHES AND OTHER IMPORTANT HISTORICAL

EXPERIENCED TRAVELER.

AND CULTURAL SITES.

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Shore Excursion Highlights

For more detailed information on our award-winning shore excursions, visit www.OceaniaCruises.com. Here, you will learn all about our extensive collection of shore excursions and will be able to book individual shore excursion tours as well as our Discovery or Explorer Collection Packages online. You may also reserve your tours by calling our Destination Services Desk at 1-800-404-6307. An in-depth brochure highlighting your voyage’s optional tour programs will be mailed to you.

For your convenience, peace of mind and guaranteed participation in your favorite tour, pre-reserve your shore excursions online at www.OceaniaCruises.com or by calling 1-800-404-6307.

Russia • The Best of Moscow After your short flight to Moscow, your sightseeing begins with an eye opening drive through the city. See the multi-colored, onion-shaped domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral, the Kremlin Towers, and Lenin’s Tomb which dominate the square. This is the ideal moment to take pictures of these famous views before taking a ride on Moscow’s equally famous Metro. City residents are justifiably proud of their transit system and its richly decorated stations. Then you’ll have a well-deserved coffee break before exploring the Kremlin. Within the 15th-century Kremlin fortress, you will visit the impressive Armory Chamber with its collection of Russian treasures, including court regalia, royal jewelry, coronation gowns, armor, golden carriages, and some of the fabulous Easter Eggs

created for the Tsars by Karl Faberge. You’ll visit the stunning 15th-century Byzantine-style Assumption Cathedral, the oldest and most important church in the Kremlin where Tsars were selected and crowned, decrees were read, and solemn rites celebrated. As you leave the Kremlin enjoy a relaxing drive through the city past some of its other important landmarks and up to Sparrow Hill where you will have a marvelous view of the entire city. A lavish dinner complete with sparkling wine and Russian vodka completes a fantastic day before your return flight to St. Petersburg to rejoin Regatta or Insignia. Please note: this tour is subject to availability and capacity controlled. Oceania Cruises recommends that guests pre-book this tour prior to the sail date, as availability cannot be guaranteed. OceaniaCruises.com 73


Shore Excursion Highlights

Spain • The Legendary Alhambra Enjoy a scenic ride through the verdant, jagged mountains and rolling countryside to Granada, and begin your tour with a visit to the elegant Generalife Gardens. Down an avenue of stately cypress trees, the gardens open up before you, an oasis of terraces, grottoes, flower beds and bubbling fountains. Delight in the incomparable view of the city and the legendary Alhambra from the gardens. On your walk to the Alhambra, you’ll pass through the old Arab quarter and the outer precincts within the walls of the huge Moorish fortress. One of the finest examples of Moorish architecture in Spain, the 13th-century Alhambra has

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three sections: the Royal Palace, the Harem, and the Mexuar where justice was meted out and large assemblies were held. The Hall of the Ambassadors was the king’s audience chamber where King Ferdinand and Christopher Columbus discussed the route to India. One of the Alhambra’s most famous sights is the beautiful Lion Fountain, centerpiece of the spacious Court of the Lions. This court, surrounded by delicate colonnades, was the center of the sultan’s domestic life and the heart of the harem. Following lunch, you’ll begin the journey back to the ship.

Turkey • Antique Ephesus This magnificent ancient city of Asia Minor, Ephesus, is one of the best preserved ancient cities in the world. Here you will walk along paths tread by emperors and saints through the famous Roman-era ruins. Discover important parts of this wonder of the ancient world as you stroll past various remnants from the city such as the Odeon, the exquisite “small theater” which had a capacity of 1,400 seats. Continue down the street named after the Curetes which stretches

from the Heracles Gate past the Temple of Hadrian to the beautifully restored Celsus Library built in 117 A.D. Continue to the Grand Theater where St. Paul once preached. It has a seating capacity of almost 24,000 people and is still in use today for music performances. At the end of the tour of Ephesus, return to Kusadasi for some exciting shopping and a carpet weaving demonstration, or proceed directly back to the ship.


Shore Excursion Highlights

Germany • The Berlin Experience See the famous Brandenburg Gate, Berlin’s most poignant symbol, and Unter den Linden, the fashionable avenue of aristocratic old Berlin which extends from the Brandenburg Gate to Alexanderplatz, once the heart of socialist East Germany. Continue to the famous East Side Gallery, a section of the Wall where artists, famous and obscure, were allowed to flourish. See Checkpoint Charlie, the transit point between the former Soviet and U.S. zones. View the

Tempelhof Airlift Memorial, another reminder of the period of occupation. Visit the Allied Museum where the Allied presence in post-war Berlin comes alive. Following free time for lunch on your own, continue through this amazing city. See the Reichstag, which has again become the parliament of the united Germany, and the new Memorial for the Victims of War and Dictatorship before returning to Warnemünde to board Regatta or Insignia.

Libya • Leptis Magna Regarded as one of the best ancient Roman sites in the Mediterranean, Leptis Magna’s spectacular architecture and massive scale will impress even the most ruin-weary traveler. The city was originally a Phoenician port, settled during the first millennium B.C. Slaves, gold, ivory and precious metals brought it great wealth. Roman legions ousted the Carthaginians following the third Punic War, after which the city flourished until the Vandals arrived in 455. It was in the 20th century that excavation began in earnest, and much to the archaeologists’ delight, the sands had preserved the

ruins remarkably well. The first thing encountered is the Severan Arch which was erected in honor of Emperor Septimius Severus’ visit to his hometown in 203 A.D. Not far off are the marble and granite paneled Hadrianic Baths, among the largest outside Rome. Keep exploring and discover the partially covered nymphaeum, a shrine dedicated to the worship of nymphs; a pair of massive forums, similar in design and grandiosity to the imperial forum in Rome; and the extraordinarily detailed basilica and theater.

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Pre- & Post-Cruise Hotel Programs

LEDRA MARRIOTT Located on upper Syngrou Avenue, the main thoroughfare in Athens, and just ten minutes from the city center, this elegant and tasteful modern hotel offers a cozy environment with personalized service. The hotel is also conveniently located within one mile of many attractions, nightclubs, restaurants and shopping. 1 NIGHT $249 • 2 NIGHTS $399 • 3 NIGHTS $549 ADDITIONAL NIGHTS $149

ATHENAEUM INTERCONTINENTAL Close to the city’s center, this property lies a short distance from many of the ancient sites. Reflecting the best of Athens, this hotel is a haven of luxury. Extremely spacious rooms with marble bathrooms, some boasting views of the Acropolis which are surpassed only by the magical views from the rooftop restaurant. 1 NIGHT $299 • 2 NIGHTS $499 • 3 NIGHTS $699 ADDITIONAL NIGHTS $199

Oceania Cruises takes great pride in offering an extraordinary Pre- and Post-Cruise Hotel Program, painstakingly selecting each world-class hotel for its superb location, ambiance, standards of service, cuisine and amenities. Many of our selected hotels have garnered accolades from such prestigious organizations as Michelin, Mobil and AAA and have been recognized by such prized publications as Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure.

HOTEL GRANDE BRETAGNE The Hotel Grande Bretagne, a former royal palace, is a local landmark situated in the very heart of Athens near the Acropolis. The property, built in 1862, is fresh from a $25 million renovation and has hosted politicians, diplomats, famous movie stars and VIPs from all over the world. 1 NIGHT $399 • 2 NIGHTS $599 • 3 NIGHTS $799 ADDITIONAL NIGHTS $199

BARCELONA HILTON BARCELONA The Hilton Barcelona is located right in the heart of the city’s commercial district, within easy reach of the Airport and all the major tourist attractions and shopping centers. Refurbished in 2004, the hotel is surrounded by gardens and elegant shops.

EACH HOTEL COLLECTION PACKAGE INCLUDES: • 1, 2 or 3 nights’ luxurious accommodation • Ground transfers to and from the airport and hotel • Ground transfers to and from the hotel and ship • Hotel taxes and porterage • Priority V.I.P. luggage handling • 24-hour emergency contact

1 NIGHT $299 • 2 NIGHTS $449 • 3 NIGHTS $599 ADDITIONAL NIGHTS $149

HOTEL MAJESTIC Located in the middle of stylish Paseo de Gracia, this is an exclusive hotel in the heart of downtown Barcelona. You’ll experience a level of service available only at an establishment that is a symbol of the finest traditions in hospitality; a blending of old-world charm with all the conveniences of a modern hotel.

Meals, laundry, telephone calls or other personal items unless specifically noted are not included. Fares listed are per guest based on double occupancy. Single supplement is 100% of double occupancy price. Third and fourth person occupancy rates are available upon request. 1 NIGHT $399 • 2 NIGHTS $599 • 3 NIGHTS $799 ADDITIONAL NIGHTS $199 76 OceaniaCruises.com


ISTANBUL SWISSÔTEL THE BOSPHORUS Located in the center of the city in a verdant park setting, the hotel is near a residential district on the European banks of the Bosphorus. It is a 10-minute walk to Nisantasi, the world-famous shopping district. Situated on a wooded hilltop, the hotel commands panoramic views of the Bosphorus, Asian coast, and old city of Istanbul. 1 NIGHT $249 • 2 NIGHTS $399 • 3 NIGHTS $549 ADDITIONAL NIGHTS $149

INTERCONTINENTAL CEYLAN ISTANBUL All the rooms in this 5-star luxury hotel have impressive views from its central location, close to Taksim Park. Elegant comfort and outstanding service are the hallmarks of the InterContinental Ceylan Istanbul where reflections of regional art and culture are masterfully incorporated into the hotel’s design. 1 NIGHT $299 • 2 NIGHTS $449 • 3 NIGHTS $599 ADDITIONAL NIGHTS $149

LISBON LISBON MARRIOTT HOTEL The Lisbon Marriott Hotel offers everything it takes to make your vacation a resounding success. Enjoy the comfort of the guest rooms, each equipped with a balcony and remotecontrolled TV, Marriott’s new comfortable bedding package, 24 hour room service and complimentary morning newspaper.

COPENHAGEN SCANDIC COPENHAGEN The Scandic Copenhagen is one of the biggest hotels in Copenhagen, right in the heart of Denmark’s charming and historic capital, close to the Town Hall Square, Tivoli Gardens and many other sights. The spacious Scandinavian designed rooms are comfortable and many overlook St. Jorgens Lake.

1 NIGHT $199 • 2 NIGHTS $349 • 3 NIGHTS $499 ADDITIONAL NIGHTS $149

1 NIGHT $349 • 2 NIGHTS $549 • 3 NIGHTS $749 ADDITIONAL NIGHTS $199

1 NIGHT $399 • 2 NIGHTS $599 • 3 NIGHTS $799 ADDITIONAL NIGHTS $199

COPENHAGEN MARRIOTT HOTEL Let your visit to the wonderful capital of Denmark begin at the Copenhagen Marriott Hotel, the only hotel along the harbor at Kalvebod Brygge. The hotel faces the harbor with an amazing view of the water and the city. Tivoli Gardens, Christiansborg Palace, Nyhavn, the little Mermaid, Amalienborg and Europe’s longest pedestrian street, “Stroeget”, are just a short stroll away.

1 NIGHT $299 • 2 NIGHTS $499 • 3 NIGHTS $699 ADDITIONAL NIGHTS $199

SHERATON LISBOA HOTEL & TOWERS A recent interior renovation of the hotel returned prestige and glamour to a building that has defined the city’s architecture and hospitality over the past few decades. Centrally located in the most distinguished area of Lisbon and overlooking the sparkling Tagus River, the hotel is near shopping and entertainment areas.

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LONDON

1 NIGHT $299 • 2 NIGHTS $499 • 3 NIGHTS $699 ADDITIONAL NIGHTS $199

1 NIGHT $349 • 2 NIGHTS $549 • 3 NIGHTS $749 ADDITIONAL NIGHTS $199

1 NIGHT $399 • 2 NIGHTS $599 • 3 NIGHTS $799 ADDITIONAL NIGHTS $199

1 NIGHT $499 • 2 NIGHTS $749 • 3 NIGHTS $999 ADDITIONAL NIGHTS $249

HILTON LONDON KENSINGTON When visiting London, you will find this hotel is situated in a superb central location. The hotel has more than 600 rooms designed with all the comforts of home you need during your stay and is situated along the elegant tree-lined avenue of Holland Park. The hotel is close to all of London’s major attractions including Kensington High Street and Knightsbridge.

CROWNE PLAZA LONDON – THE CITY The City is ideally located on the north bank of the River Thames in the heart of London’s vibrant business district. You are only a short walk away from some of the most famous buildings in London – from Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and St. Paul’s Cathedral right through to the ultra contemporary Millennium Bridge and Tate Modern.

CROWNE PLAZA LONDON – ST. JAMES This four-star deluxe hotel combines the best central London location in the heart of Westminster with supremely comfortable accommodations and superb cuisine. Take in the history of this regal location, five minutes from Buckingham Palace, with its own tranquil courtyard and beautiful Victorian façade. The most famous of the London landmarks are all within walking distance of the hotel while Knightsbridge shopping and the West End theaters are also a very local temptation. THE WALDORF HILTON The Waldorf Hilton enjoys one of London’s most enviable locations as it bridges the West End and the Square Mile, providing an excellent base for accessing the popular cultural hub of Covent Garden and Theatreland. Having recently completed a $55 million refurbishment program, the hotel reflects its magnificent historical past while offering a brand new inspirational design in a classic setting, incorporated into all public areas and accommodations.

ROME

1 NIGHT $399 • 2 NIGHTS $599 • 3 NIGHTS $799 ADDITIONAL NIGHTS $199

1 NIGHT $449 • 2 NIGHTS $649 • 3 NIGHTS $849 ADDITIONAL NIGHTS $199

STANDARD ROOM 1 NIGHT $549 • 2 NIGHTS $799 • 3 NIGHTS $1,049 ADDITIONAL NIGHTS $249 DELUXE ROOM 1 NIGHT $649 • 2 NIGHTS $999 • 3 NIGHTS $1,349 ADDITIONAL NIGHTS $349

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HILTON ROME AIRPORT The Hilton Rome Airport is the only hotel located within the airport area and is perfect for 1-night stays. It is directly linked to all Leonardo da Vinci Airport terminals and to the airport train station, via a covered overpass. The city’s attractions are easy to reach using the hotel’s complimentary shuttle bus, which runs 8 times a day. The fitness center, with indoor swimming pool, sauna and steam bath, is the ideal place to recharge your batteries. SHERATON ROMA HOTEL This 647-room modern, dynamic and elegant hotel is located between the historical city center and Fiumicino/Leonardo Da Vinci Airport. The recent full-scale renovation has confirmed its position as the region’s premier hotel. A complimentary shuttle to the city center is provided throughout the day and evening. INTERCONTINENTAL DE LA VILLE This famous five-star hotel is situated within the historic center of Rome, in a commanding location at the top of the Spanish Steps. A short stroll from the hotel reveals the tranquil, shaded parks and leafy avenues of the Villa Borghese, a wonderfully peaceful spot from which to ponder amazing views of the Eternal City.


STOCKHOLM

1 NIGHT $199 • 2 NIGHTS $349 • 3 NIGHTS $499 ADDITIONAL NIGHTS $149

1 NIGHT $249 • 2 NIGHTS $449 • 3 NIGHTS $649 ADDITIONAL NIGHTS $199

HILTON STOCKHOLM SLUSSEN The Hilton Stockholm Slussen, located in the heart of Stockholm, offers fantastic views across the waters of Riddarfjärden to Stockholm City Hall and the Old Town. Hotel facilities include two restaurants, two bars, a wine cellar, and a fitness center with sauna and pool. Enjoy all the entertainment Stockholm has to offer, from exclusive shopping at Bibiloteksgatan to a delightful evening at the Royal Opera or the Royal Dramatic Theater. SHERATON STOCKHOLM HOTEL & TOWERS This hotel offers 462 spacious rooms, all equipped with everything from modem lines to minibars. The Sheraton Stockholm Hotel & Towers offers impressive views over the Old Town, Lake of Malaren and the City Hall, and is just a 2 minute walk from the central train station and airport buses.

VENICE

1 NIGHT $349 • 2 NIGHTS $649 • 3 NIGHTS $949 ADDITIONAL NIGHTS $299

1 NIGHT $499 • 2 NIGHTS $799 • 3 NIGHTS $1,199 ADDITIONAL NIGHTS $399

1 NIGHT $699 • 2 NIGHTS $1,099 • 3 NIGHTS $1,499 ADDITIONAL NIGHTS $399

THE WESTIN EXCELSIOR, VENICE LIDO RESORT Overlooking the beach and just a short complimentary shuttle boat ride from Piazza San Marco, the Westin Excelsior lies in the heart of the exclusive Venice Lido. Lounge by the pool, refine your tennis game on the clay courts, and enjoy water sports, from parasailing to water skiing at this legendary resort. THE WESTIN EUROPA & REGINA An architectural landmark on the Grand Canal just steps from St. Mark’s Square, The Westin Europa & Regina offers an ideal combination of traditional elegance and modern technology. New rooms in the magnificently restored centuries-old hotel feature Grand Canal views that inspired Monet. Chefs prepare savory regional dishes in the show kitchen at La Cusina, and Bar Tiepolo’s salon atmosphere is ideal for tea or cocktails. During the summer season, the famous private beaches and casinos of the Lido – along with tennis, golf and boating at the hotel’s sister properties – are a complimentary boat ride away. HOTEL GRITTI PALACE Situated on the Grand Canal, the hotel was built in 1525 as the residence of the Doge of Venice. The hotel continues to attract elite guests, with luxuriously appointed rooms, attentive service and the savory cuisine of the Restaurant Club del Doge. Named to Condé Nast Traveler’s 2004 Gold List, the Hotel Gritti Palace is one of the world’s most celebrated hotels. OceaniaCruises.com 79


Spacious Suites OWNER’S SUITE AND VISTA SUITE

For those dedicated to living in the grandest of style and seeking the ultimate in sea-going splendor, the opulent Owner’s or Vista Suites and the extraordinary Penthouse Suites aboard Regatta, Insignia and Nautica are sure to satisfy the most exacting standards. In these lavish accommodations, you’ll delight in the ultimate pleasure that comes with butler service, the luxury of expansive teak verandas and copious amounts of space and the finest of amenities.

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For those who seek life’s ultimate pleasures, these spacious 786to nearly 1,000-square-foot suites, located on decks 6, 7 and 8, feature floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private wraparound teak veranda, allowing you to savor spectacular views from your living room, dining room and spacious bedroom. Take pleasure in your luxurious queen sized bed. Relax in your own jacuzzi, or watch first-run Hollywood blockbuster movies and up-to-date CNN news coverage from your two color televisions. A complete entertainment center also features a DVD and CD player and a refrigerated mini bar. Outdoors, the veranda is furnished with comfortable chaises, table and deck chairs. There is even a separate guest bathroom and attentive butler service to take care of all your special requests. Owner’s Suite


SUITE AMENITIES

PENTHOUSE SUITE Watch the sun rise over a distant land as you sip the morning’s first cup of freshly brewed coffee from your private teak veranda. You’ll feel like royalty in these elegant 322-square-foot suites located on deck 8, with large sliding glass doors and stylish furnishings. These suites offer all the amenities you’d expect to find in a world-class hotel – sumptuously comfortable twin or queen sized mattress, large living area, intimate space for private in-suite dining, refrigerated mini bar, vanity desk, bath with tub, ample closet space and of course, butler service.

BUTLER SERVICE PRIVATE INLAID TEAK VERANDAS CHAMPAGNE UPON ARRIVAL REFRIGERATED MINI BAR FULL SIZE BATH TUBS* PRIORITY CHECK-IN PRIORITY RESTAURANT RESERVATIONS IN TOSCANA AND POLO GRILL PRIORITY LUGGAGE DELIVERY 24 HOUR ROOM SERVICE CASWELL-MASSEY AMENITIES & TOILETRIES EXTRA PLUSH OVERSIZED COTTON TOWELS THICK COTTON ROBES AND SLIPPERS RESORT TYPE VERANDA FURNITURE CASHMERE LAP BLANKETS COMPLIMENTARY TOTE BAG REMOTE-CONTROLLED 20” COLOR TELEVISION DVD PLAYER WRITING DESK AND STATIONERY GROHE HAND-HELD SHOWER HEADS SECURITY SAFE TWICE DAILY MAID SERVICE INTERNET ACCESS PORT ALARM CLOCK HAND-HELD HAIR DRYER DIRECT DIAL SATELLITE PHONE VANITY MIRROR 110/220 VOLT OUTLETS *Jacuzzi Tubs in Owner’s and Vista Suites

BUTLER SERVICE PACKING AND UNPACKING UPON REQUEST COURSE-BY-COURSE IN SUITE DINING “ORDER IN” FROM ANY ONE OF OUR FOUR GOURMET RESTAURANTS GOURMET EVENING CANAPÉS COORDINATION OF SHORE-SIDE DINNER AND ENTERTAINMENT RESERVATIONS PRIORITY RESERVATION OF SHORE EXCURSIONS IN-SUITE CHECKOUT AND LAST MINUTE LUGGAGE COLLECTION COMPLIMENTARY GARMENT PRESSING** COMPLIMENTARY SHOESHINE SERVICE SPECIAL SERVICES UPON REQUEST

THE ULTIMATE SLEEP EXPERIENCE AT SEA... To provide you with the most luxurious and sybaritic sleep experience at sea, every suite and stateroom is furnished with our exclusive Tranquility BedSM. This stylish bedding ensemble is comprised of a custom designed mattress set that cradles you in supreme comfort, 350 thread count Egyptian cotton linens, plush, silk-cut Italian duvets and the fluffiest down pillows to be found anywhere.

FEATURING AN ULTRA PLUSH EUROPEAN MATTRESS SET 350 THREAD COUNT EGYPTIAN COTTON LINENS PLUSH, SILK-CUT ITALIAN DUVETS

HAND QUILTED THROWS QUEEN SIZE OR TWIN BED ACCOMMODATIONS BELGIAN CHOCOLATES WITH NIGHTLY TURNDOWN SERVICE

FLUFFY GOOSE DOWN PILLOWS

**Limitations Apply.

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Finely appointed staterooms Your luxurious stateroom is an elegant haven and the perfect place to relax, unwind or leave the world behind. Resplendent with tasteful furnishings and fine amenities, each stateroom is appointed with the revolutionary Tranquility Bed, which provides a sleep experience so sybaritic it’s been described as “heavenly.” Every square inch of our spacious staterooms has been designed with your comfort, privacy and convenience in mind.

STATEROOM AMENITIES EXCLUSIVE TRANQUILITY BED TWICE DAILY MAID SERVICE PRIVATE TEAK VERANDAS* 24 HOUR ROOM SERVICE PLUSH COTTON TOWELS THICK COTTON ROBES ENGLISH-MILLED TOILETRIES GROHE HAND-HELD SHOWER HEADS *CATEGORIES A1, A2, A3, B1 AND B2 ONLY.

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HAIR DRYER FULL LENGTH MIRROR SECURITY SAFE REMOTE-CONTROLLED 20” COLOR TELEVISION DIRECT DIAL SATELLITE PHONE INTERNET ACCESS PORT WRITING DESK AND STATIONERY 110/220 VOLT OUTLETS


Concierge Level A tasteful example of understated elegance and superb amenities, our Concierge Level Staterooms (A1, A2 & A3) represent a new standard in luxury featuring preferred locations on Deck 7. These beautifully decorated 216-square-foot staterooms boast a private teak veranda, plush seating area, spacious closets and other fine amenities typical of our Penthouse Suite category that raise our lofty standards of comfort and convenience to new heights. You’ll travel in extraordinary comfort and style to the world’s most alluring destinations while enjoying these additional exclusive stateroom amenities.

Exclusive Concierge Level Amenities WELCOME BOTTLE OF CHAMPAGNE REFRIGERATED MINI BAR DVD PLAYER WITH OVER 400 OF HOLLYWOOD’S GREATEST MOVIES CASHMERE LAP BLANKETS, PERFECT FOR RELAXING ON YOUR VERANDA COMPLIMENTARY TOTE BAG HAND-HELD HAIR DRYER CASWELL-MASSEY AMENITIES AND TOILETRIES

Concierge Level Staterooms are yet another example of Oceania Cruises’ commitment to providing you with the ultimate cruise experience.

Exclusive Concierge Level Special Service Privileges PRIORITY EARLY EMBARKATION AND DEDICATED CHECK-IN DESK PRIORITY LUGGAGE DELIVERY PRIORITY RESTAURANT RESERVATIONS IN TOSCANA AND POLO GRILL COMPLIMENTARY SHOESHINE SERVICE COMPLIMENTARY PRESSING OF GARMENTS UPON EMBARKATION* *Limitations Apply.

CONCIERGE LEVEL VERANDA STATEROOM

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VERANDA STATEROOM

Witness the ever-changing views of the world from your private teak veranda as you look out over spectacular seascapes and exotic ports. These beautifully decorated 216-square-foot staterooms, located on deck 6, provide a choice of queen or two twin bed accommodations, spacious closets, comfortable seating area with sofa, breakfast table and vanity desk.

DELUXE OCEAN VIEW STATEROOM

Open the door to your stateroom and you will immediately sense the attention to detail, from the custom-designed furnishings to the fashionable fabrics. These spacious 165square-foot staterooms, located on decks 4, 6 and 7, feature queen or two twin bed accommodations, spacious seating area, vanity desk, breakfast table and large panorama window.

INSIDE STATEROOM

Each time you enter your 160-square-foot stateroom, you’ll appreciate the spacious accommodations. Comfortable furnishings and warm woods combine to make this your private retreat. Each offers a comfortable seating area, vanity desk, plenty of storage space and your choice of queen or two twin beds. These staterooms are located on decks 4, 6, 7 and 8.

OCEAN VIEW STATEROOM These spacious and exquisitely appointed 143- to 165-squarefoot staterooms offer the comfort of queen or two twin bed accommodations, comfortable seating area, vanity desk and a breakfast table. Ocean views are available from a choice of a porthole (Category D located on deck 3) or panorama window with obstructed views (Category E located mid-ship on deck 6).

Please note: stateroom measurements are approximate, and rooms in the same category may vary in size and/or have different furniture placement than those depicted in the photographs and diagrams. Please note: Category E measures 143 square feet and has no sofa.

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Stateroom Color Legend

Deck Plans

Ships’ Specifications Year Built: Regatta & Insignia 1998, Nautica 2000 ~ Year Refurbished: Regatta 2003, Insignia 2004, Nautica 2005 ~ Gross Tonnage: 30,277 Length: 593.7 feet ~ Beam: 83.5 feet ~ Max. Draught: 19.5 feet ~ Stabilizers: Yes ~ Cruising Speed: 18 knots ~ Passenger Decks: 9 Total Decks: 11 ~ Electric Power or Voltage: 110, 220 AC ~ Guest Capacity (Double Occupancy): 684 ~ Staff Size: 400 Guest-to-Staff Ratio: 1.71 to 1 ~ Nationality of Officers: European ~ Nationality of Staff: International ~ Country of Registry: Marshall Islands

Regatta, Insignia and Nautica Symbol Legend Restrooms Elevator Obstructed Views

DECK ELEVEN

Quad with Pullman Quad with Sofabed Connecting Staterooms

DECK TEN

DECK NINE

Triple with Pullman Triple with Sofabed Wheelchair Accessible

DECK EIGHT

DECK SEVEN

DECK SIX

DECK FIVE

DECK FOUR

DECK THREE

CONCIERGE LEVEL (A1, A2 & A3)

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Welcome to the Club

When you travel with Oceania Cruises, you become part of our family. And as a member of our distinguished family, we look forward to welcoming you home time and time again. Once you have taken your first Oceania Cruises vacation, you are immediately inducted into the Oceania ClubSM. This extraordinary club offers many benefits, which are exclusive to you as a member. The more often you cruise, the greater the rewards become.

Oceania Club Benefits Oceania Club Onboard Benefits • Exclusive Oceania Club cocktail party hosted by the Captain and Senior Officers on all sailings. • Oceania Club membership pin. Frequent cruisers receive recognition pins after 5, 10, 15 and 20 cruises. These recognition pins will be presented during the Oceania Club cocktail party or at other featured ceremonies.

At Home Benefits • Special pricing, complimentary amenities, and other exclusive privileges offered on select sailings. • Complimentary subscription to The Oceania Club Journal, our members-only newsletter. • Members receive periodic mailings with information of interest on upcoming cruises and special offers for members only. • Online access to exclusive Oceania Club information and offers. • Purchase all your favorite Oceania Cruises signature logo items online.

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“Toscana had amazing service always and the pasta never disappointed. Foie gras in the Grand Dining Room was a great success and our sommelier there was phenomenal.” R. Levy “The best service I have had on vacation! The ship was very clean and a home away from home.” K. Partington “All the staff were very helpful and courteous. The ship was great as usual.” J. Tyler “We thought the food was some of the very best we had on any cruise. The staff was courteous and accommodating; we appreciated their hard work.” D. Myers


Travel Protection Program Peace of mind. It is something that makes your cruise more pleasurable and relaxing. And something for which our Travel Protection Program was specifically created. We offer a wide range of travel insurance protection and assistance services for Oceania Cruises’ discerning guests at affordable rates. For example, if you have an accident overseas that Medicare and other private insurance policies don’t cover, our exclusive program provides medical expense reimbursement. Additionally, reimbursements are provided for penalties that may be assessed due to cruise cancellations for covered reasons. IMPORTANT: This is only a brief description of the plan. The travel protection benefits and services described above were arranged with National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, PA. This program is only valid if the appropriate plan premium has been paid to Oceania Cruisessm. For complete details of the terms, conditions, and exclusions for the coverage provided, please refer to the Description of Coverage which you will receive with your travel documents or by calling Berkely Care, the Plan Administrator, at 1-800-457-7709. This policy provides limited health insurance only. It does NOT provide basic hospital, basic medical, or major medical insurance as defined by the New York State Insurance Department. This insurance is underwritten by National Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, PA and is provided in excess of all other valid and collectible insurance or indemnity, and shall apply only after such benefits have been paid.

Air Program

Trip Cancellation & Interruption Protection Provides coverage for non-refundable cancellation or interruption charges for losses caused by a covered medical condition of either the insured guest, an immediate family member, or a travel companion.The plan will reimburse up to the total cost of the cruise. $500 Travel Delay Covers additional accommodation and out-ofpocket travel expenses incurred as a result of a covered delay of more than 12 hours. $1,500 Baggage Protection Reimburses if a guest’s baggage is stolen, lost, or damaged during their vacation, up to $1,500. If bags are delayed for 24 hours or more, the plan reimburses up to $500 for the purchase of necessary personal effects. $10,000 Medical Protection Provides reimbursement of medical expenses incurred as a result of a covered accident or sickness during the cruise. $25,000 Emergency Evacuation Provides emergency medical transportation services to the nearest qualified medical facility in the event of a guest’s medical emergency.

Worldwide Assistance Services Wherever you may be in the world, this service provides emergency assistance for a wide variety of circumstances, including making cash transfers; medical consulting and monitoring; assistance with lost documents; legal, dental, and medical referrals to physicians or hospitals; and emergency medical payment assistance overseas, to name a few. All services are provided by AIG Assist.

How to Enroll in the Program It is really very simple and convenient. The cost of the program will be automatically included in your final invoice. Payment for this program cannot be accepted after final trip payment or commencement of the penalty period. To purchase the Oceania Cruisessm Travel Protection Program, all you need to do is pay for the plan cost with your final cruise payment. The Trip Cancellation provisions take effect upon receipt of payment. All other provisions take effect upon the departure date.

Oceania Cruises offers an optional air program to assist guests in their travel plans. Oceania Cruises has contracted with major domestic and international airlines to secure space and discounted airfares. Discounted airfares in Economy, Business and First Class service are available to Oceania Cruises guests in order to make traveling to and from your cruise as convenient as possible. The chart below lists Oceania Cruises’ Primary Air Gateway Cities in the U.S. and Canada. Air transportation from cities not listed on the chart can be arranged upon request at an additional charge. Your Travel Agent can provide you with more information regarding air carriers, air routings, and departure and arrival times. From time to time, guests may want to make customized changes to the air arrangements provided by Oceania Cruises. Customizing your air transportation can be done by contacting our Air Deviation Department. Please e-mail AirDeviation@OceaniaCruises.com or fax your specific air request to 305-500-2840. Please use this subject line in your correspondence – Attn: Air Deviation, and include your booking number, preferred carrier routing and dates of travel. Air deviation requests can only be processed once the cruise booking is under deposit. Air deviation requests will be subject to a non-refundable administrative fee plus any increase in airfare costs.

OCEANIA CRUISES’ PRIMARY AIR GATEWAY CITIES Atlanta

Orlando

Boston

Philadelphia

Chicago

Phoenix

Dallas

San Diego

Denver

San Francisco

Houston (IAH)

Seattle

Los Angeles

Tampa

Miami

Toronto

New York (JFK)

Vancouver

Newark

Washington (Dulles), D.C.

Air transportation is available from 130 additional U.S. and Canadian gateways. Supplemental fees may apply for non-primary gateways. Due to airline schedules beyond the control of Oceania Cruises, Inc., flight times to and from certain destinations may require that guests purchase an overnight hotel stay, pre- or post-flight or en route. Oceania Cruises, Inc. can offer assistance with hotel reservations. All charges related to hotel stays, including hotel fares and taxes, meals, transfers, phone charges and incidentals, will be at the guests’ own expense.

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2006 European Cruise Calendar SAIL DATES

OC CC

SHIP

DAYS

AUG 15

REGATTA

14

LONDON to STOCKHOLM

AUG 21

NAUTICA

12

ATHENS to ISTANBUL

53

55

AUG 27

INSIGNIA

14

LONDON to BARCELONA

36

ISTANBUL to VENICE

57

AUG 29

REGATTA

14

STOCKHOLM to LONDON

43

ATHENS to ROME

55

SEP 2

NAUTICA

12

ISTANBUL to ATHENS

53

12

ATHENS to ISTANBUL

53

SEP 10

INSIGNIA

10

BARCELONA to ATHENS

31

REGATTA

14

VENICE to BARCELONA

27

SEP 12

REGATTA

14

LONDON to ROME

37

INSIGNIA

10

ROME to BARCELONA

29

SEP 14

NAUTICA

12

ATHENS to ISTANBUL

59

SHIP

DAYS

EMBARK AND DISEMBARK

PAGE

APR 3

REGATTA

10

BARCELONA to ATHENS

31

APR 13

REGATTA

10

ATHENS to ISTANBUL

60

APR 21

INSIGNIA

10

ROME to ATHENS

APR 23

REGATTA

14

MAY 1

INSIGNIA

10

MAY 5

NAUTICA

MAY 7 MAY 11

SAIL DATES

EMBARK AND DISEMBARK

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MAY 17

NAUTICA

12

ISTANBUL to ATHENS

53

SEP 20

INSIGNIA

10

ATHENS to ROME

55

MAY 21

REGATTA

16

BARCELONA to STOCKHOLM

46

SEP 26

REGATTA

10

ROME to BARCELONA

29

MAY 21

INSIGNIA

12

BARCELONA to LISBON

33

SEP 26

NAUTICA

14

ISTANBUL to VENICE

57

MAY 29

NAUTICA

10

ATHENS to ROME

55

SEP 30

INSIGNIA

10

ROME to ATHENS

55 27

JUN 2

INSIGNIA

12

LISBON to LONDON

47

OCT 6

REGATTA

14

BARCELONA to VENICE

JUN 6

REGATTA

14

STOCKHOLM to LONDON

43

OCT 10

INSIGNIA

10

ATHENS to BARCELONA

31

JUN 8

NAUTICA

12

ROME to ISTANBUL

61

OCT 10

NAUTICA

14

VENICE to ISTANBUL

57

JUN 14

INSIGNIA

12

LONDON to LONDON

48

OCT 20

REGATTA

14

VENICE to BARCELONA

27

JUN 20

REGATTA

14

LONDON to STOCKHOLM

43

OCT 20

INSIGNIA

10

BARCELONA to ROME

38

JUN 20

NAUTICA

12

ISTANBUL to ATHENS

53

OCT 24

NAUTICA

12

ISTANBUL to ATHENS

53

JUN 26

INSIGNIA

14

LONDON to LONDON

49

OCT 30

INSIGNIA

12

ROME to VENICE

35

JUL 2

NAUTICA

12

ATHENS to ISTANBUL

59

NOV 3

REGATTA

12

BARCELONA to LISBON

33

JUL 4

REGATTA

14

STOCKHOLM to LONDON

43

NOV 5

NAUTICA

10

ATHENS to ROME

62

JUL 10

INSIGNIA

14

LONDON to STOCKHOLM

43

NOV 11

INSIGNIA

14

VENICE to LISBON

39

JUL 14

NAUTICA

14

ISTANBUL to VENICE

57

NOV 15

NAUTICA

12

ROME to ISTANBUL

63

JUL 18

REGATTA

14

LONDON to STOCKHOLM

43

JUL 24

INSIGNIA

10

STOCKHOLM to COPENHAGEN

45

OC Oceania Club Reunion Cruise

JUL 28

NAUTICA

14

VENICE to BARCELONA

27

For more information on our complete 2006 schedule of voyages, please contact your Travel Agent.

AUG 1

REGATTA

14

STOCKHOLM to LONDON

43

AUG 3

INSIGNIA

10

COPENHAGEN to STOCKHOLM

45

All fares listed are cruise only in U.S. dollars, per person, based on double occupancy and include Non-Discountable Fares. Fares do not include government fees and charges, taxes, and handling and security charges. All fares do not include prepaid charges, personal charges or optional facilities and services fees, as defined in the Guest Ticket Contract. Guests occupying the third and fourth berth of a stateroom receive a 25% discount off the fares paid by double occupancy guests on select sail dates. All fares are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without prior notice. Additional terms and conditions may apply.

AUG 11

NAUTICA

10

BARCELONA to ATHENS

31

AUG 13

INSIGNIA

14

STOCKHOLM to LONDON

43

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POINTS OF DISTINCTION • • • • WELCOME ABOARD • • • • • • OUTSTANDING SERVICE • • • • LUXURIOUS ACCOMMODATIONS EXTRAORDINARY CUISINE • • • FINE DINING • • • • • • • • • OCEANIA SPA BY MANDARA • • ENTERTAINMENT & ENRICHMENT ONBOARD LIFE • • • • • • • • WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN VENICE TO BARCELONA • • ROME TO BARCELONA • • BARCELONA TO ATHENS • • BARCELONA TO LISBON • • ROME TO VENICE • • • • LONDON TO BARCELONA • LONDON TO ROME • • • • BARCELONA TO ROME • • VENICE TO LISBON • • • •

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Notification Information contained in this brochure is not an offer or a contract. The transportation of Guests and baggage on Oceania Cruises’ vessels is provided solely by the Operator and is governed by the Terms and Conditions printed on the Guest Ticket/Contract. For complete information on Terms and Conditions, itineraries, liability of Oceania Cruises, and all sections mentioned below, please refer to the Guest Ticket/Contract. A copy of the Guest Ticket/Contract is available by contacting your travel agent or online at OceaniaCruises.com. Upon the first to occur, be it receipt of the Guest’s deposit or full payment, the Guest’s receipt of a confirmation letter/final invoice from Oceania Cruises, or the issuance of a Guest Ticket/Contract to the Guest, directly or by a travel agent, all of the terms and conditions of the Guest Ticket/Contract shall be binding on the parties thereto. Consult a Travel Agent Travel Agencies provide a valuable service when planning your vacation aboard Oceania Cruises. We recommend that you work with your favorite travel professional who understands your individual needs. Your chosen agent will act on your behalf for all arrangements, including deposits and payments for your cruise. Travel Agencies are not owned or operated by Oceania Cruises and act only as independent agents, solely on your behalf. Fares Fares are quoted in U.S. Dollars, are per person and are based on double occupancy. Fares do not include prepaid charges, personal charges or optional facilities and service fees, as those terms are clearly defined in the Guest Ticket/Contract. Also not included are shore excursions, meals ashore, gratuities, beverages not part of the regular menu, laundry service and other onboard amenities, including spa treatments.

2006 European Collection

Deposit and Payments The per person, per cruise deposit required to secure your reservation is $500 and must be received within 7 days of your initial reservation. Payment of deposit means acceptance of the full terms and conditions contained within the Guest Ticket/Contract that apply to your reservation. Final balance due must be received no later than 90 days prior to cruise departure, together with passport details and any special onboard service requests. American Express, MasterCard, Visa, travel agency checks and personal checks are accepted for deposits and full payments. Oceania Cruises accepts no responsibility for credit card processing fees independently assessed by issuing banks. None of these fees separately charged by the issuing banks accrues to the benefit of Oceania Cruises. Third party credit card charges can only be accepted when accompanied by valid authorization to charge from the relevant card owner. Single Supplements There will be a charge for single occupancy of 200% of the double occupancy suite or stateroom fare. Children and Unaccompanied Minors All guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by and occupy the same accommodations as an adult over the age of 25. Reservations To reserve your Oceania Cruises vacation, please contact your Travel Agent or Oceania Cruises at 800-531-5658. Visit us at OceaniaCruises.com. Changes to a Reservation Changes to a reservation after deposit and prior to issuance of travel documents may result in assessment of administrative fees and service charges beyond the control of Oceania Cruises. Administrative fees and service charges will vary and are based on the type of change to your cruise departure, itinerary, package or air supplement. Guests are responsible for any additional costs incurred as a result of these changes. Some changes, including name changes, may also be considered cancellations and applicable fees will be assessed. Any changes to a reservation that result in imposition of airline or other cancellation fees are the responsibility of the Guest. No refund will be made for unused or partially used portions of the cruise, air or land programs including shore excursions except as specifically outlined in the Guest Ticket/Contract. Cancellation and Refunds A full refund of payments received will be made when Oceania Cruises receives notice of cancellation at least 91 days prior to the scheduled sailing date. Cancellation notices must be received by Oceania Cruises in writing. Guests who cancel within 90 days of sailing are subject to the following per person cancellation fees: 90-60 Days Prior: Deposit Amount 59-30 Days Prior: 50% of fare 29-15 Days Prior: 75% of fare 100% of fare 14-0 Days Prior:

A 100% cancellation penalty will be imposed for non-appearance or the absence of written notice. Fare is defined as the cost of any cruise, land or air element purchased from Oceania Cruises. Optional Travel Insurance We strongly recommend that all Guests purchase comprehensive Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance to cover the full purchase price of the cruise as well as air and/or land program costs. Your travel agent can provide additional information about Oceania Cruises’ insurance program, which has been specially designed and economically priced exclusively for our Guests. Itinerary All itineraries, including points of embarkation and debarkation, are at the discretion of Oceania Cruises and may be modified up to and during the voyage. Oceania Cruises reserves the right to amend or make substitutions for any travel component without prior notice to the Guest, including hotels, ports of call or other modes of transportation if, in its opinion, the situation requires a change or cancellation of arrangements. Oceania Cruises does not assume responsibility or liability for any loss, inconvenience, or expense incurred by Guests as a result of any changes or cancellations as detailed in the Guest Ticket/Contract. When practicable, Oceania Cruises will promptly notify Guests of a cruise itinerary change. Responsibility Oceania Cruises. accepts no liability or responsibility, whether occasioned by railroad, motor coach, private car, boat, aircraft or any other conveyance for any injuries, damages, loss, accident, delay or irregularity which may be caused either by reason of defect, through the acts or defaults of any company or person, or in carrying out the arrangements of the cruise or cruisetour as a result of any cause beyond the control of Oceania Cruises. Guests specifically release Oceania Cruises from any and all claims for loss or damage to baggage or property or from personal injuries or death, or from loss or delay arising out of the acts, omissions or negligence of any independent contractors, such as air carriers, hotels, shore excursion operators, restaurateurs, transportation providers, medical personnel or other providers of services or facilities. All arrangements made with air carriers, hotels, shore excursion operators and any other independent contractors are made solely for the convenience of Guests and are done at the Guests’ own risk. Onboard medical personnel are independent contractors. Oceania Cruises specifically disclaims all liabilities for damages for emotional distress, mental suffering or psychological injury of any kind, except to the extent provided by 46 U.S.C. §183. Tickets, vouchers and any other travel documents are subject to all terms and conditions of the respective suppliers, some of which may limit a supplier's liability. Please refer to the Guest Ticket/Contract for further detailed information. Air Transportation Oceania Cruises, as an added service to our Guests, offers arrangements for air travel in conjunction with a cruise. Air arrangements, including routings, are at Oceania Cruises’ (or its agents’) discretion, and are based on flight availability and agreements between various airlines, Oceania Cruises and independent contractors. Special requests, including class of service upgrades, specific carriers and routing are at the discretion of Oceania Cruises. Upgrades may not apply to all air itinerary segments. In making these arrangements, Oceania Cruises acts only as an agent on the Guest(s’) behalf, and does not operate, control, or supervise any airlines and will not be responsible for carriers failing to meet schedules whether or not air tickets were issued by Oceania Cruises. Air tickets are refundable to Oceania Cruises only and are considered a part of the total cruise or cruisetour fare. Replacement of lost airline tickets requires purchase of an additional ticket. All costs for replacements are the responsibility of the Guest. Air ticketing fees and air fuel surcharges will apply. Any penalties, change fees or cancellation fees that result from changes to or cancellation of air arrangements are the sole responsibility of the guest. Seat Assignments & Pre-Flight Arrangements Any pre-flight arrangements, such as seat assignments, frequent flyer programs, or special meal requests must be made by the Guest directly with the airlines based on their policies and procedures. Oceania Cruises cannot confirm any special airline requests unless otherwise specified. Due to special fares used, frequent flyer or past traveler discounts may not apply to air tickets issued by Oceania Cruises. These special requests and services should be arranged by your travel agent directly with the airlines. Independent Travel Arrangements Oceania Cruises has no responsibility with regard to air or land travel arrangements made by non-refundable, restricted travel or frequent flyer tickets. This exclusion of liability includes consequences to independently arranged air or land travel that may result in last minute changes in the embarkation or debarkation ports, and delays in arrival at any airport or port location. Please refer to the Guest Ticket/Contract for full terms and conditions of these exclusions.

Baggage Policy Guests may bring a reasonable amount of luggage onboard an Oceania Cruises vessel. No baggage or items heavier than 70 lbs. will be loaded onto or off-loaded from our vessels. Luggage for Oceania Cruises’ Guests must be handled pursuant to regulations and tariffs of airlines, government security requirements and ground operators. Luggage exceeding these limitations will be subject to charges as set forth by the individual operators, including any excess baggage charges. Oceania Cruises reserves the right to refuse any items that may be considered dangerous (explosives, firearms, liquid oxygen, combustible or illegal items). Oceania Cruises reserves the right to search any baggage for security reasons. All hand-carried luggage and personal effects are the responsibility of the Guest at all times. Oceania Cruises is not responsible for the loss of or damage to Guests' luggage. Baggage insurance is recommended. Luggage and personal belongings will be taken off the ship upon Guest debarkation. Under no circumstances will luggage be kept onboard without the owner of such luggage being on the vessel. Please refer to your Guest Ticket/Contract for all applicable Terms and Conditions.

Medical Services Each of our ships is equipped with limited medical facilities and staffed by international medical personnel. Fees and charges do apply for medical services and are dictated by the services performed by the ship’s medical staff. Any Guest that has special needs, or that must travel with medical apparatus, including wheelchairs, motorized scooters, oxygen therapy, etc. must advise Oceania Cruises in writing at time of deposit. Please note some ports of call may not be suitable for Guests with limited mobility and in such cases, may disallow debarkation with a wheelchair or motorized scooter or for any individual with limited mobility. Oceania Cruises is unable to accommodate women past their sixth month of pregnancy. Oceania Cruises has the right to refuse or revoke passage to anyone who, in its judgment, is in a physical, mental or emotional condition unfit for travel or whose comfort onboard may be compromised due to situations beyond the care that can be provided by Oceania Cruises. Oceania Cruises will under appropriate circumstances permit its Guests to use special equipment such as those noted above, which satisfy the criteria stated in the Oceania Cruises’ Policy Statement.

Documentation & Visas Passport and Visa requirements, and regulations in regards to vaccination certificates and other health requirements vary by destination. To the extent possible, Oceania Cruises will provide guidelines for U.S. citizens only for each destination, and is not responsible for any costs related to such information or that may result from changes to previously advised requirements. It is the sole responsibility of each Guest to obtain and have available the appropriate valid travel and health documents for their chosen itinerary. Any Guest traveling without the proper documentation will not be allowed to board the vessel and no refund of cruise fare will be issued. Passports must be valid six months from the date of trip completion. Due to airline security measures, your Passport name must match your airline ticket name or you may be denied boarding. Oceania Cruises accepts no responsibility for obtaining required visas nor for advising Guests of Visa or other immigration requirements beyond the guidelines indicated.

Alcohol Policy The sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages will be limited to guests over the age of 21 years. Oceania Cruises will refuse and prohibits the sale or service of alcoholic beverages to guests under the age of 21 years. Guests are kindly reminded to consume alcohol in moderation. Oceania Cruises reserves the right to prohibit and retain all alcohol bought ashore for consumption onboard the vessel.

Cruise Documents All final cruise documents and other arrangements made by Oceania Cruises on behalf of the Guest(s) will be sent to the designated travel agency or directly to the guest approximately 21 days prior to sail date. A service fee may be charged for early issuance of documentation.

Guest Etiquette and Consideration Oceania Cruises., its Masters, General Managers, Chief Pursers or any other deputized figure of authority aboard the vessels reserves the right to, at their sole discretion, disembark any guest, in any port of call, for any reason, should they be considered a nuisance to or endanger the “quiet enjoyment” of guests onboard or if they are found to be a nuisance, threat or danger to guests, staff or otherwise hinder the safe and secure operation of the vessel or any associated land programs. Any guest(s) disembarked from the vessels or associated land programs are solely responsible for any costs incurred with repatriation. Cruise fare will be considered earned and retained and no refunds or reimbursements given. Please refer to Guest Ticket/Contract for further detailed information.

Clothing Recommended onboard clothing is resort or country club casual. For evening dining, elegant casual resort wear is suggested. We request that jeans, shorts, t-shirts or tennis shoes not be worn at dinner.

Gratuities How much you choose to tip is a personal matter and completely at your discretion. For your convenience, gratuities of $11.50 per Guest, per day are automatically added to your shipboard account. An additional $3.50 per Guest, per day will be added for Guests occupying Penthouse, Vista or Owner’s Suites where Butler Service is provided. Naturally, Guests may adjust gratuities at their sole discretion.

Boarding Guests are required to be onboard the vessel at least one hour prior to the scheduled departure time. Should the (in)actions of any guest(s) result in the vessel not sailing at its scheduled departure time, Oceania Cruises shall assess Late Departure Fees, beginning at $1,000 per guest(s), to said guest(s) directly responsible for any departure that is delayed more than 15 minutes beyond the scheduled and published departure time, to cover the costs levied against Oceania Cruises by port authorities, governmental and quasi-governmental agencies as agreed and liquidated damages.

Acts of Nature, Strike, or Other Conditions Beyond Control Neither Oceania Cruises nor the owners or operators of the vessels identified in this brochure shall be liable for delay or inability to perform any condition in this brochure or any part thereof, caused by or arising out of strikes, lockout or labor difficulties or shortages, whether or not Oceania Cruises is a party thereto or to any other acts of nature, force majeure or other circumstances beyond the control of Oceania Cruises.

Onboard Room Service For your convenience, complimentary room service is available 24 hours a day from our extensive room service menu.

For Profit Entity Notwithstanding that Oceania Cruises, at the Guest’s option, arranges air transportation, hotel accommodations, ground transfers, shore excursions and other services with independent suppliers of the services, it should be understood that Oceania Cruises, being a “for profit entity”, earns a fee on the sale of optional services.

Valet & Laundry Facility Dry cleaning and laundry services are offered onboard. Both regular and express services are available at an additional fee. Smoking For your comfort and safety, smoking is permitted only in a designated section on the aft port side of Horizons, and the starboard forward section of the outdoor Pool Deck. Guests are kindly reminded that smoking is expressly forbidden in all staterooms and suites, and on verandas. For the safety and comfort of your fellow guests, we request your cooperation and compliance with this policy. Guests choosing to disregard the policy may be subject to monetary penalties that will be imposed to cover the costs associated with the required cleaning of stateroom furnishings, verandas and surrounding deck and accommodation areas. All areas, other than those specified as designated smoking areas, will remain smoke-free. These include all guest suites and staterooms, verandas, restaurants, public areas, the Casino, and all other areas of the ship. Cigar and Pipe smoking is only permitted on the starboard forward section of the outdoor Pool Deck.

Sellers of Travel Laws Oceania Cruises has obtained exemption from the Sellers of Travel Laws of Florida, California and other similarly situated jurisdictions based upon its status as a common carrier/ocean carrier. Ships’ Registry: Marshall Islands

About Our Cover A group of islands in the Lagoon of Venice, Murano is world-renowned for its exquisite glassmaking which dates back to the 1300s. Recognized by glass collectors for both his skillful technique and unique expressiveness, glass maestro Afro Celotto was born in Venice and began working with glass when he was 14. Celotto generously lent us an original glass piece from his studio in Murano which we then interpreted for the cover. Celebrate the art of Murano glass on one of our 10 sailings to Venice during the 2006 European season.

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2006 EUROPEAN COLLECTION

Call your Travel Agent or Oceania Cruises at 1-800-531-5658 or 305-514-2300. Visit us at OceaniaCruises.com.

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