7 Night Western Mediterranean Cruise
Oasis of the Seas isn’t a ship for the sit-back-and-cruise set. It’s a destination for bold explorers, with whole neighborhoods that await your discovery. Show adventure who’s boss at the Pool and Sports Zone, take a spin on the classic carousel at the Boardwalk, or discover seven nights of excitement at Entertainment Place. From ziplining to surfing, dining discoveries to DreamWorks characters onboard – this is a ship where anything is possible.
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Palma De Mallorca, Spain
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Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
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Ajaccio lies about 150 miles (240 km) south of Nice, and is located on the island of Corica. It is an unspoiled city with a blend of French and Italian cultures. Ajaccio is famed for being the birthplace of Napoleon and a charming Mediterranean resort. Explore the spacious squares, narrow streets and little cafes of the town; then venture to the sandy beaches, chestnut woods and deep pine forests that cover more than half the island.
The airport for Puerto La Cruz in northeast on the Caribbean. Isla de Margarita is off the coast.
The French Riviera is synonymous with beaches, splendid scenery and fascinating people, and nowhere is this more evident than in Cannes. Artists, writers, actors and jet-setters from the world over come here to enjoy the elegant boutiques, art galleries, extravagant restaurants and hotels along the Cote d’Azur.
And of course, the annual Cannes Film Festival draws the creme de la creme of trendsetting celebrities. Nearby is the town of Grasse, known for its fields of fragrant blossoms and perfume factory, and further along is St. Paul-de-Vence, a fortified medieval town perched high atop a hill. It was here that painter Marc Chagall lived and was inspired to create many of his Expressionist masterpieces.
Cartagena, (kär´te-jê´ne) city (1985 pop. 563,949), capital of Bolívar dept., NW Colombia, a port on the Bay of Cartagena, in the Caribbean Sea. Oil-refining and the manufacture of leather, textile, and tobacco goods are major industries, and there is an expanding petrochemical complex. Founded in 1533, Cartagena became the treasure city of the Spanish Main, where precious New World minerals awaited transshipment to Spain. It was often sacked despite its massive fortifications, some of which still stand. It declared its independence from Spain in 1811 and was incorporated into Colombia in 1821. Its rapid development in the 20th cent. was due largely to the discovery of oil in the Magdalena basin. One of the most picturesque of Latin American cities, with shady plazas and cobblestone streets, Cartagena attracts many tourists.
Located in Oregon, at the mouth of the Siuslaw River. Known as the City of Rhododendrons, which explodes with vivid pink blossoms in late spring. In addition to its coastal features, fresh-water lakes and estuaries create an abundance of things to do:
~ Take a ride on a stern-wheeler or windsurf the river.
~ Explore restored shops and historic buildings in Old Town.
~ Catch a seaplane for a bird’s-eye view of the coast.
~ Visit the Fly-Fishing Museum or try your luck on the Siuslaw.
~ Tee off at Sandpines, Golf Digest’s Best New Public Course of 1993.
Lava, spewing from a live volcano–no, you won’t see this in Naples, Italy, and you’re lucky, because the last folks in these parts who witnessed such an event were the natives of Pompeii, who were buried under 30 feet of ash and pumice stone in AD 79. You can, however, visit the beautifully preserved remains of this unfortunate city on a short tour from Naples.
There’s much more to Naples, of course. This picturesque city is one of the great cultural centers, full of extraordinary works of art and architecture in the classical Greek and Roman styles.
Naples, on its justly famous blue bay, is the great city of the south. Located on the southwest coast of Italy, south of Rome. The Amalfi Drive to the south arguably is the world’s most scenic motor route. Naples enjoys a very dry and warm climate year around.
Palma de Mallorca
In Palma, they say, the sun shines every day. This sun-splashed port in the Balearic Islands is what Mediterranean vacationing is all about. Since time immemorial, the famous and not so famous have found their private paradise in Mallorca. Palma’s grand cathedral presides over a wide harbor, packed with yachts, and the pretty old town, filled with happy fun-seekers.
Claimed by Italy as the world’s finest small port, Portofino is famous for its beautiful views. Here in the Liguria province, fine dining is elevated to an art, and one of the area’s finest products is its rare olive oil.
From charming boutiques and cafes to the delightful little church San Giorgio, there’s plenty to do and see in beautiful Portofino. You might start with a stroll up to the old castle, which overlooks the picturesque harbor.
Provence is known for its serene beauty and fine cuisine.
Rome wasn’t built in a day…but you can tour it in just over 10 hours. A teeming anthill of humanity and antiquity intermingled with awful traffic jams, Rome grew up on the Tiber (“Fiume Tevere”) among seven low hills that rise from the river’s soggy eastern banks. It’s a city of many peeling layers of history, of which the bottom layer–that of the earliest Roman centuries–is the most interesting and still astonishingly whole. The hub of this layer is the Palatine Hill, the Forum, the Colosseum and the Circus Maximus.
On the western bank is the Citta Vaticana, the independent papal city where the Pope blesses pilgrims from all over the world. Neighboring Trastevere (“Across the Tiber”) is a mix of Roman, Greek and Jewish subcultures, great for little restaurants and nightlife. Further north on the other bank is “vecchia Roma,” medieval Rome of the Pantheon and Piazza Navona; Renaissance Rome is centered south of the Corso Vittorio Emanuele. Commercial Rome is the city of the Via del Corso, the Piazza del Popolo, the controversial Victor Emmanuel monument and finally the Stazione Termini, the nexus for all trains and roads from Rome.