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Sands & Sculptures

Ship: Nautica  
Departure: Monday, November 7, 2022
Nights: 20 nights
Departs: Barcelona
Returns: Abu Dhabi
+ Oceania O Life Choice Fare
One Way Trip
One
way trip
Duration
20
Nights
Days at Sea
10
Sea Days
Ports
9
Ports
Countries Visted
8
Countries
  • Itinerary

    Sands & Sculptures

    Ports of call

    To find out more about the itinerary for this cruise, select the itinerary items below.

    Day Date Port of Call Arrival Departure
    1 Monday, November 7, 2022 Barcelona, Spain Embark 6:00 PM
    View of Barcelona, Spain

    Barcelona, located in Catalonia Spain, is Europe's largest metropolis on the Mediterranean coast, and one of the world’s major global cities. Today, Barcelona balances itself on the cutting edge of architecture, intellectual life, and style. Indeed Barcelona won the 1999 RIBA Royal Gold Medal for its architecture, the first time that the winner has been a city, and not an individual architect. The ‘Gothic Quarter’ is the centre of the old city of Barcelona, where many of the buildings date as far back as the Roman settlement. Read more about Barcelona, Spain

    2 Tuesday, November 8, 2022 Cruising The Mediterranean Sea
    3 Wednesday, November 9, 2022 Messina, Italy 10:00 AM 7:00 PM
    View of Messina, Italy

    Messina is a harbour on the eastern coast of Sicily, a short ferry crossing to mainland Italy lying to the east. Due to the several earthquakes that have struck the area on several occasions, the city is almost completely modern. Mostly viewed as the starting point for tours and trips to Taormina and Mount Etna, both of which are truly unforgettable, it also has much to offer in the way of history and beauty. Read more about Messina, Italy

    4 Thursday, November 10, 2022 Cruising The Mediterranean Sea
    5 Friday, November 11, 2022 Cruising The Mediterranean Sea
    6 Saturday, November 12, 2022 Haifa, Israel 7:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Haifa, Israel

    (NOTE: Check that your cruise still visits Haifa due to current safety concerns.) Israel’s third largest city and one of its prettiest, Haifa is situated on the Israeli Mediterranean Coastal Plain, the historic land bridge between Europe, Africa, and Asia. The city is split over three tiers. The lowest is the centre of commerce and industry including the Port of Haifa, the middle level is on the slopes of Mount Carmel consists of older residential neighbourhoods, while the upper level is known for its modern suburbs. From here there are some fascinating views. Read more about Haifa, Israel

    7 Sunday, November 13, 2022 Haifa, Israel 12:00 AM 11:00 PM
    View of Haifa, Israel

    (NOTE: Check that your cruise still visits Haifa due to current safety concerns.) Israel’s third largest city and one of its prettiest, Haifa is situated on the Israeli Mediterranean Coastal Plain, the historic land bridge between Europe, Africa, and Asia. The city is split over three tiers. The lowest is the centre of commerce and industry including the Port of Haifa, the middle level is on the slopes of Mount Carmel consists of older residential neighbourhoods, while the upper level is known for its modern suburbs. From here there are some fascinating views. Read more about Haifa, Israel

    8 Monday, November 14, 2022 Cruising The Mediterranean Sea
    9 Tuesday, November 15, 2022 Suez Canal Transit
    10 Wednesday, November 16, 2022 Safaga, Egypt 6:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Safaga, Egypt

    Port Safaga is a town in Egypt on the coast of the Red Sea, in what is now known as the Red Sea Riviera. With its unpolluted atmosphere, black sand-dunes and mineral springs, Safaga City is considered - by important medical researchers - an important therapeutic tourist centre, and has resulted in attracting international tourism. It also serves as an embarkation point for flights to Luxor and the Upper Nile, enabling visitors to explore the wonderful highlights of Egypt that include the Karnak Temple complex and Valley of the Kings at Luxor. These sites are incredibly interesting. Read more about Safaga, Egypt

    11 Thursday, November 17, 2022 Safaga, Egypt 12:00 AM 9:00 PM
    View of Safaga, Egypt

    Port Safaga is a town in Egypt on the coast of the Red Sea, in what is now known as the Red Sea Riviera. With its unpolluted atmosphere, black sand-dunes and mineral springs, Safaga City is considered - by important medical researchers - an important therapeutic tourist centre, and has resulted in attracting international tourism. It also serves as an embarkation point for flights to Luxor and the Upper Nile, enabling visitors to explore the wonderful highlights of Egypt that include the Karnak Temple complex and Valley of the Kings at Luxor. These sites are incredibly interesting. Read more about Safaga, Egypt

    12 Friday, November 18, 2022 Aqaba, Jordan 9:00 AM 8:00 PM
    View of Aqaba, Jordan

    Aqaba, in the far south of Jordan, is the country’s only port city and, due to the rich coral reefs in the Gulf, is one of the top scuba diving destinations in the world. Cooled by a steady northerly breeze, and ringed by mountains that change in colour with the change of hours, many visitors simply just relax on the sandy beaches. Aqaba is the port for the 3800 year-old ‘hidden city’ of Petra, 100 km to the north. Expect 20 tour coaches to meet your ship for a Petra tour! Read more about Aqaba, Jordan

    13 Saturday, November 19, 2022 Cruising The Red Sea
    14 Sunday, November 20, 2022 Cruising The Red Sea
    15 Monday, November 21, 2022 Cruising The Red Sea
    16 Tuesday, November 22, 2022 Cruising The Gulf Of Aden
    17 Wednesday, November 23, 2022 Salalah, Oman 10:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Salalah, Oman

    Salalah, which lies in the southern Dhofar region, is the second largest city in Oman, and is known for its glorious history, heritage, rich culture, traditions and wonders of nature. The beautiful beaches are also very popular, with scuba diving and bird watching favourite tourist activities. Not surprisingly, it is known as the ‘Stunning Jewel’ of Oman. Don’t miss Wadi Darbat, a natural park with majestic views of waterfalls, lakes, mountains, wildlife, and lush green vegetation. Read more about Salalah, Oman

    18 Thursday, November 24, 2022 Cruising The Arabian Sea
    19 Friday, November 25, 2022 Muscat, Oman 8:00 AM 4:00 PM
    View of Muscat, Oman

    Muscat, lying on the Arabian Sea along the Gulf of Oman, is the capital and largest city in the Sultanate of Oman. The climate is very hot, with annual average temperatures ranging from 24C. to 33C., but it can get as high as 49C in the summer. It is, though, very dry, hence humidity is not a problem. Read more about Muscat, Oman

    20 Saturday, November 26, 2022 Dubai, United Arab Emirates 12:00 PM 11:00 PM
    View of Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Dubai, The Pride of the United Arab Emirates, is situated on the southern Arabian Gulf. The subtropical climate sees blue skies, temperatures reaching the mid-40s, and little annual rain. The city is all about contemporary shopping with more than 70 shopping malls in the city and indoor entertainment. Regarded as a shopper’s paradise, price negotiation is often acceptable, especially in the markets. Read more about Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    21 Sunday, November 27, 2022 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 6:00 AM Disembark
    View of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    Abu Dhabi, capital of the UAE, is an island city in the NE of the Persian Gulf. The climate is hot and arid, with sunny skies yearlong. Temperatures pass 40°C in April through September, but are cooler from November to March. Abu Dhabi was originally a pearling community and still maintains its traditional values of hospitality. Read more about Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

  • Ship

    Nautica Overview

    Nautica

    4.6
    (from 5 verified customers)

    Refurbished in 2014 the 30,277 GT Nautica carries just 684 passengers. This is a ‘small ship’ boasting many big-ship features. Dress is informal in a luxurious setting, with an accent on personalised service and top cuisine.

  • Cabins

    Nautica Cabins

    Inside

    Inside

    Inside on the Nautica Inside on the Nautica

    Cabin Types

    F, G

    Average Cabin Size – 14.9 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Size: 160 sq. ft. / 14 sq. mt. Features: Ultra Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises exclusive. Bulgari amenities. Twice daily maid service. Belgian chocolates with turndown service. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Flat-screen television with DVD player and extensive media library. Wireless Internet access and cellular service. Writing desk and stationery. Plush cotton towels, robes and slippers. Handheld hair dryer. Security safe. All Suites and Staterooms are Smoke-Free.

    Oceanview

    Oceanview

    Oceanview on the Nautica Oceanview on the Nautica

    Cabin Types

    C1, C2, D, E

    Average Cabin Size – 14.8 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Size: 165 sq. ft. / 15 sq. mt. Features: Ultra Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises exclusive. Bulgari amenities. Twice daily maid service. Belgian chocolates with turndown service. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Flat-screen television with DVD player and extensive media library. Wireless Internet access and cellular service. Writing desk and stationery. Plush cotton towels, robes and slippers. Handheld hair dryer. Security safe. All Suites and Staterooms are Smoke-Free.

    Verandah

    Verandah

    Verandah on the Nautica Verandah on the Nautica

    Cabin Types

    A1, A2, A3, B1, B2

    Average Cabin Size – 16.1 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 4.0 m2

    Size: 216 sq. ft. / 20 sq. mt. Features: Ultra Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises exclusive. Free and unlimited soft drinks replenished daily in your refrigerated mini-bar. Free still and sparkling Vero Water. 24-hour Butler service in all suites. Bulgari amenities. Free room service menu 24 hours a day. Signature Belgian chocolates with nightly turndown service. Wireless Internet access. Expanded lunch and dinner room service menu from the Grand Dining Room. Free laundry service – up to 3 bags per stateroom. Priority Noon ship embarkation. Complimentary welcome bottle of Champagne. Priority online specialty restaurant reservations. Unlimited access to the Aquamar Spa Terrace. iPad® upon request for your enjoyment on board (limited availability). Complimentary Oceania Cruises logo tote bag. Cashmere lap blankets, perfect for relaxing on your veranda. Complimentary pressing of garments upon embarkation (certain limitations apply). Complimentary shoe shine service. All Suites and Staterooms are Smoke-Free.

    Penthouse

    Penthouse

    Penthouse on the Nautica Penthouse on the Nautica

    Cabin Types

    OS, VS, PH1, PH2, PH3

    Average Cabin Size – 36.0 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 14.6 m2

    Size: 1,000 sq. ft. / 93 sq. mt. Features: Ultra Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises exclusive. Free and unlimited soft drinks replenished daily in your refrigerated mini-bar. Free still and sparkling Vero Water. 24-hour Butler service in all suites. Bulgari amenities. Free room service menu 24 hours a day. Signature Belgian chocolates with nightly turndown service. Wireless Internet access. Free laundry service – up to 3 bags per stateroom (restrictions apply). Priority 11am ship embarkation with priority luggage delivery. 24 hour Butler Service. Complimentary in-suite bar setup with 6 full-size bottles of your choice of premium spirits and wines from the suite beverage menu (certain limitations apply). Complimentary welcome bottle of Champagne. Fresh fruit basket replenished daily. Priority online specialty restaurant reservations. Unlimited access to the Aquamar Spa Terrace. iPad® upon request for your enjoyment on board. Bulgari gift set and variety of amenities. Choice of daily printed newspaper. Cashmere lap blankets. Choice of pillow from a luxurious selection. Complimentary shoe shine service. Complimentary pressing of garments upon embarkation (certain limitations apply). All Suites and Staterooms are Smoke-Free.

  • Deck Plans

    Deck Plans for Nautica

    Legend

    • Quad with Pullman
    • Quad with Sofabed
    • Triple with Pullman
    • Triple with Sofabed
    • Connecting Staterooms
    • Wheelchair Accessible
    • Obstructed Views
    • Elevator
    • Restrooms
    • Launderette

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    Cruiseline: Oceania Cruises Ship: Nautica Departure: Monday, November 7, 2022 Nights: 20 nights Departs: Barcelona Returns: Abu Dhabi

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