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Riviera
10 Night
Portraits Of The Past
Istanbul to Barcelona
PACKAGE DEAL

Ship: Riviera
Cruise Line: Oceania Cruises
Cruise Date:  22 May 2014
Duration: 10 Nights
Ports: Istanbul, Kusadasi, Santorini, Amalfi/Positano, Civitavecchia, Florence, Monte Carlo, Marseille, Barcelona
Airport gateway (Arrival) : Istanbul
Airport gateway (Departure) : Barcelona

Itinerary

* Ports of call may vary based on itinerary and departure dates selected

 

Package Deal Pricing

Number of Passengers

Package Includes:
● Return Economy Class International Airfare from Australia to Istanbul, returning from Barcelona
● 1 night pre-cruise hotel stay at Swissotel the Bosphorus, Istanbul in a Park Room incl. breakfast
● 10 Night Cruise from Istanbul to Barcelona, aboard Riviera
● 2 night post-cruise hotel stay at The Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona in a Sea View Room incl. breakfast
● Port charges, government fees, gratuities & air taxes


***PACKAGE INCLUDES EARLYBIRD AIRFARE***


Transfers in Istanbul from $121 per private car based on 2 pax*

Transfers in Barcelona from $97 per private car based on 2 pax*

* Price depending on number of pax, routing & availability


* All prices quoted are PER PERSON in Australian Dollars and include Port Charges.

Cruise - Riviera

Hotel Stay Included After Cruise
Hotel Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona
Location Barcelona
Checkin Date 1 June 2014
Checkout Date 3 June 2014

Located adjacent to Catalonia's largest shopping centre and just 437 yards / 400 metres from the beach, the Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona hotel is 25 minutes from Barcelona International Airport.Take advantage of the early morning sun on the nearby beach or Marina spend the day exploring Barcelona's world-class tourist attractions, then relax with fine wine and exquisite food at the hotel's magnificent Indigo Restaurant and Terrace, Pistaccio Lobby Bar or Brisa Pool Bar. Unwind with magnificent views of the Mediterranean in the Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona hotel's stylish Rooms and Suites Lounge in front of an on-demand movie, or enjoy exquisite Mediterranean cuisine from the mouth-watering Room Service menu.
* Purchase of additional accommodation may be required, depending on flight schedules.

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Ports

Istanbul

With its skyline aglow with the glimmer of domes and minarets, arriving in Istanbul is an unforgettable experience. The labyrinth of streets. Bustling bazaars. The serenity of the surrounding waters. This city offers one intriguing adventure after another. Explore Istanbul’s most famous monuments, from the Hippodrome to the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and the old city walls. Its sheer size, wealth and beauty await you.

Country - Turkey
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 20kms
Currency - Turkish Lira (YTL)

Places of Interest
Grand Bazaar, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque

Kusadasi

Meander through the ruins of ancient Ephesus, now known as Kusadasi. 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.

Country - Turkey
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 75kms
Currency - Turkish Liyra (YTL)

Places of Interest
Ephesus, St John's Basilica, The Bazaar

Santorini

Whitewashed villages clinging to the sides of sea cliffs have made the volcanic island of Santorini one of the most widely photographed places in the world. The island's charm and subtle mystery have even made it a target of speculation as the location of the lost city of Atlantis.

Country - Greece (Santorini)
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance to Airport - 5kms
Currency -  Euro (EUR)

Places of Interest
Akrotiri, Santo Winery, Fira

Amalfi/Positano

Discover Amalfi's coastline covered with Moorish-style houses on the cliff's edge and surounded by sparkling blue waters filled with colourful fishing boats. Amalfi is one of the larger cities on the coast and is connected by pedestrian streets full of restaurants, shops, cafes and of course tourists.  

Country - Italy
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - Naples-Capodichino Airport, kms
Currency - Euro (EU)

Places of Interest
Ancient Arsenals of the Amalfi Republic, Amalfi Cathedral, Paper Museum, Amalfi Civic Museum

Civitavecchia

Civitavecchia is the closest port to Rome. It serves mostly as a gateway, however there are still a few points of interest in this seaside town. Most notably the Fort of Michelangelo, built in the 1500s as a major defence post. Also of interest are the ancient ruins of the Baths of Traiano, a complex of Roman Baths once used for their therapeutic benefits.


Country - Italy
Distance from port to City - 70kms
Distance from port to Airport - 100kms
Currency - Euro (EUR)

Places of Interest
Fort of Michelangelo, Baths of Traiano

Monte Carlo

The fairy-tale kingdom of Monte Carlo glitters with opulence and jet-set glamour, and the action centers around its famed casinos. Inside, under gilt-edged ceilings and ornate frescoes, fortunes are made or lost. Elsewhere in Monaco are the Prince’s Palace, from which the Grimaldi dynasty has ruled since 1297; the Cathedral where Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier; and the Rock of Monaco, where gardens cascade to the sea.

Country - Monaco
Distance from port to City -
Distance to Airport -
Currency - Euro Dollar (EUR)

Places of Interest
 

Marseille

Marseille, the largest port in the Meditterranean and the second largest city in France, serves as your gateway to the lush fertile region of Provence and all its cultural contributions to gastronomic excellence, Impressionistic art, and ancient architecture.

Country - France
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 25kms
Currency - Euro (EUR)

Places of Interest
Provence, Avignon, Aix en Provence

Barcelona

Explore Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, and you’ll discover the ornately wrought works of Antonio Gaudi. A local architect, whose works culminate in the surrealistic spires of the yet to be finished Sagrada Familia. Take a stroll down the colourful Ramblas. Explore the Gothic Quarter. Ride a cable car to the summit of Montjuic. Or sample local wines and authentic tapas as you watch the hustle and bustle of daily life pass you by.

Country - Spain
Distance from port to City - 0kms
Distance from port to Airport - 12kms
Currency - Euro (EUR)

Places of Interest
Las Ramblas, La Safrada Familia, Museo Picasso

 

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Oceania Cruises

Oceania Cruises

 

 

 

Welcome To The World Of Oceania Cruises
Formed in 2002 by luxury cruise industry veterans Joe Watters and Frank Del Rio, Oceania Cruises is the world’s largest upscale cruise line. The finest cuisine at sea, award-winning itineraries and outstanding value define Oceania Cruises’ five-star product and have positioned the company as the cruise line of choice for travelers seeking a truly refined and casually elegant travel experience.

Oceania has three intimate and luxurious 684-guest ships which allow you to explore the world in unequalled style and comfort. Elegant and mid-size, you’ll find the onboard atmosphere is extremely convivial, and with more than 400 staff members at your disposal, you will experience a level of personalized service that is unrivaled.

The Finest Cuisine At Sea
You will enjoy the flexibility of four open seating restaurants; you dine when, where and with whom you choose. Our 5 Star menus are crafted under the meticulously watchful eye of renowned master chef Jacques Pépin, our Executive Culinary Director. Host of numerous public television series, he is one of America's best known chefs, food columnists and cook book authors. He has also served as the personal chef to no less than three French heads of state, including Charles de Gaulle.

Award-Winning Itineraries
Regatta, Insignia and Nautica sail itineraries that span the globe. With an entire world of exotic destinations at your disposal, your choices are virtually boundless. The Far East and China beckons with overnight stays in such famed cities as Beijing, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Shanghai, Hanoi, Saigon, Kyoto, Bombay, Luxor and Dubai. South America will capture your fancy with its seductive nature, natural beauty and historical depth as you travel to chic Rio de Janeiro, the rugged outpost of Port Stanley, or sail amidst the majesty of Chile’s glacier-laden fjords. Europe is yours to discover as Regatta, Insignia and Nautica leave virtually no port unexplored, cruising to more than 80 ports in Scandinavia and Russia, Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, the Greek Isles, the Black Sea and such esoteric locales as Libya, Tunisia and Morocco. The Caribbean’s azure blue seas and silken beaches present a tempting diversion from the winter doldrums. From the yachtsmen’s haven of Antigua to tony St. Barts or to the lush jungles of Central America, you will experience a world of tropical bliss that you never knew existed.

A World of Destination Expertise
In each and every destination we call upon, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding, enriching destination experience possible. In many ports, you’ll stay overnight which allows for two days of exploration and provides you with the opportunity to immerse yourself in the history, culture and cuisine. Our goal is for each and every guest to experience the destinations, not merely visit.

Wave Entertainment Network 
Wave Entertainment Network delivers an at-sea television platform that rivals what viewers currently experience at home and is a significant change in the world of maritime entertainment. The Wave programming platform is the first multi-channel, interactive television system ever to be distributed to passenger cruise ships in all ocean regions around the world. Wave offers abundant content—both linear and “on-demand”–with superior digital picture quality via its satellite delivered IPTV system.

The first ship to deploy the Wave television platform will be Insignia. Nautica and Regatta are scheduled to receive the service later this year.
 

 

Ship info

Riviera

THE MOST SOPHISTICATED AND ELEGANT SHIPS TO DEBUT IN THE PAST 50 YEARS
Oceania's magificient sister ships Marina and Riviera are the most beautiful, elegant and sophisticated ships to debut in the past 50 years. Designer touches are everywhere, from the magnificent Lalique Grand Staircase and stunning Owner's Suites furnished in Ralph Lauren Home, they are showcases of the finest residential design and furnishings. More than anything, Marina and Riviera personify the Oceania Cruises experience.

Comfortably mid-size, Marina and Riviera retain the same warmth and charm of their acclaimed consorts Regatta, Insignia and Nautica. While the country club casual ambiance and level of personalized service remain the same, they offer even more choice and some enticing new amenities. As the first ships designed for lovers of fine dining and travel experiences, Marina and Riviera offer guests multiple dining venues, of which six are open-seating gourmet restaurants with no surcharge. La Reserve by Wine Spectator offers enlightening wine and food pairings. The new Bon Appétit Culinary Center is the only hands-on cooking school at sea. Similarly, artists-in-residence teach fine arts in Artists Loft, a new enrichment center. For specialty coffees and snacks, there is Baristas Coffee Bar. Intimate lounges abound. Accommodations in every category are incredibly spacious, especially with regard to the lavish bathrooms.

Yet remarkably, with so many additions, the onboard ambiance and experience remains comfortably familiar. We have retained everything guests adore about our ships and raised the bar ever higher. We look forward to welcoming you aboard.

   Dining

   This ship has 9 restaurants:

  • Grand Dining Room
  • Jacques (French)
  • Red Ginger (Asian)
  • Polo Grill (Steakhouse) 
  • Toscana (Italian)
  • Terrace Cafe
  • Waves (Casual open air)
  • Privee (exclusive Degustation)
  • La Reserve (exclusive menu pairing wine & food)
  • Room Service

    Bars & Lounges
  • Martinis
  • Baristas
  • Grand Bar
  • Marina Lounge
  • Horizons
  • Casino Bar
  • La Reserve
  • Waves Bar

    Entertainment
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Premium Tastings of food & wine
  • Casino
  • Martini Tasting
  • Boutiques
  • Headline Entertainers

    Onboard Activities
  • Canyon Ranch Spa Club
  • Salon
  • Fitness & Wellness Services
  • Bon Appetit Culinary Centre
  • Artist Loft Enrichment Centre
  • Library
  • Internet Centre
  • Gymnasium and Fitness Area
  • Library
  • Pool & Jacuzzis
     

Ship Specifications


  • Riviera: Debuts in 2012
  • Tonnage: 66,084
  • Length: 785 feet
  • Beam: 106 feet
  • Maximum Draught: 24 feet
  • Stabilizers: Yes
  • Cruising Speed: 20 knots
  • Guest Decks: 11
  • Total Decks: 15
  • Electric Power or Voltage: 110, 220 AC
  • Guest Capacity: 1,250 (Double Occupancy)
  • Staff Size: 800
  • Guest to Staff Ratio: 1.57 to 1
  • Nationality of Officers: European
  • Nationality of Staff: International
  • Country of Registry: Marshall Islands

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