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Far & Middle East Gems

Ship: Nautica  
Departure: Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Nights: 40 nights
Departs: Singapore
Returns: Istanbul
One Way Trip
One
way trip
Duration
40
Nights
Days at Sea
14
Sea Days
Ports
21
Ports
Countries Visted
14
Countries
  • Itinerary

    Far & Middle East Gems

    Ports of call

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    Day Date Port of Call Arrival Departure
    1 Wednesday, May 10, 2023 Singapore, Singapore Embark 6:00 PM
    View of Singapore, Singapore

    Singapore is an island nation located at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. It lies 137 km N of the Equator, just south of the Malaysian state of Johor. One of the few remaining city-states in the world, Singapore is a thriving cosmopolitan city that is brimming with diversity and has a multiplicity of culture, language, arts and architecture and a world famous variety of cuisine. You'll find historic sites like the Thian Hock Keng temple, superlative shopping, including gargantuan malls, and numerous beaches. Read more about Singapore, Singapore

    2 Thursday, May 11, 2023 Kuala Lumpur (Kelang), Malaysia 9:00 AM 7:00 PM
    View of Kuala Lumpur (Kelang), Malaysia

    Kuala Lumpur - or KL as it is known - is situated midway along the west coast of the Malaysian Peninsula, and as the nation's capital city it is the focal point of the new Malaysia. The city truly brings together Malaysia's past and present and its varied cultures. Visitors can appreciate the evocative British buildings as well as the unbounded spirit of progress that symbolises Malaysia's unhesitating leap into the future. Indeed it is home to the Petronas Twin Towers, among the tallest twin towers in the world. Read more about Kuala Lumpur (Kelang), Malaysia

    3 Friday, May 12, 2023 Penang, Malaysia 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Penang, Malaysia

    Penang Island is located on the NW coast of the Malaysian Peninsula, by the Strait of Malacca, while Penang State includes a narrow hinterland that is separated from the island by a channel. All tourists should visit the World Heritage Listed site of George Town. Take a trishaw ride or a guided walking tour to explore the nooks and crannies of George Town which, with its unique architectural and cultural townscape, and where every clanhouse and building represents a page of its colourful history, is definitely a ‘must-see’. Perhaps take a thirty minute cable car ride, or a three-hour hike through lush foliage of the rainforest to Penang Hill with its amazing views. Read more about Penang, Malaysia

    4 Saturday, May 13, 2023 Phuket, Thailand 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Phuket, Thailand

    Phuket is the main town in the SE of an island of the same name, in the south of Thailand. This destination provides perfect silky-soft beaches, together with superb hospitality. With spectacular scenery and warm blue waters, it is not surprising that it is Asia's most popular beach destination. A range of fantastic day trips are of offer that include rafting, trekking, riding an elephant in Khao Lak, snorkelling at Coral Island, sea kayaking or canoeing in Phang Nga Bay, or taking a Jungle Safari in Khao Sok National Park where you get to ride elephants through the jungle - to name but a few. Read more about Phuket, Thailand

    5 Sunday, May 14, 2023 Cruising The Andaman Sea
    6 Monday, May 15, 2023 Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar 8:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar

    Yangon, aka Rangoon, is Myanmar’s largest city and most important commercial centre. It is regarded as the Garden City of the East, and is also famous for its entirely unfamiliar cuisine. Interestingly, due to its international isolation over the last five decades, Yangon has been left not only with its unmistakably colonial style buildings - downtown is a warren of historic streets concealing some of the best British colonial-era architecture - but also an enduring colonial charm and that has all but disappeared elsewhere. Then there’s the Museum that is home to priceless rubies, sapphires, jade and the world's largest pearl that was discovered in 2001. Read more about Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar

    7 Tuesday, May 16, 2023 Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar

    Yangon, aka Rangoon, is Myanmar’s largest city and most important commercial centre. It is regarded as the Garden City of the East, and is also famous for its entirely unfamiliar cuisine. Interestingly, due to its international isolation over the last five decades, Yangon has been left not only with its unmistakably colonial style buildings - downtown is a warren of historic streets concealing some of the best British colonial-era architecture - but also an enduring colonial charm and that has all but disappeared elsewhere. Then there’s the Museum that is home to priceless rubies, sapphires, jade and the world's largest pearl that was discovered in 2001. Read more about Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar

    8 Wednesday, May 17, 2023 Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar 12:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar

    Yangon, aka Rangoon, is Myanmar’s largest city and most important commercial centre. It is regarded as the Garden City of the East, and is also famous for its entirely unfamiliar cuisine. Interestingly, due to its international isolation over the last five decades, Yangon has been left not only with its unmistakably colonial style buildings - downtown is a warren of historic streets concealing some of the best British colonial-era architecture - but also an enduring colonial charm and that has all but disappeared elsewhere. Then there’s the Museum that is home to priceless rubies, sapphires, jade and the world's largest pearl that was discovered in 2001. Read more about Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar

    9 Thursday, May 18, 2023 Cruising The Bay Of Bengal
    10 Friday, May 19, 2023 Cruising The Bay Of Bengal
    11 Saturday, May 20, 2023 Cruising The Laccadive Sea
    12 Sunday, May 21, 2023 Cochin, India 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Cochin, India

    Cochin, which now takes in much of the region adjoining the original town, is a vibrant city on the SW coast of India. It is flanked by the Western Ghats on the east and the Arabian Sea on the west and it enjoys a moderate equatorial climate. It is a blend of modern India, while the old quarter maintains a colonial 'feel'. Successive waves of migration over several centuries of people from all parts of Kerala and most of India has resulted in all being rather more cosmopolitan in outlook. Read more about Cochin, India

    13 Monday, May 22, 2023 New Mangalore, Indonesia 8:00 AM 7:00 PM
    View of New Mangalore, Indonesia

    New Mangalore is the chief port for Mangalore (formerly Bangalore), on the Arabian Sea of India's west coast. Here a very popular venue for visitors is Panambur Beach that offers jet ski rides, camel rides, boating, dolphin viewing, and food stalls serving ice-cream and natural fruit syrups. Importantly, there are trained beach life-guards and patrol vehicles for safety and security. Most visitors to Mangalore search out its numerous temples that date back to 1068, with their delightful architecture and detailed carvings. Read more about New Mangalore, Indonesia

    14 Tuesday, May 23, 2023 Goa, India 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Goa, India

    The small Indian state of Goa, with a 100 km coastline and extending 50 km inland, is situated at the centre of the western shores of India, facing the Arabian Sea. For 450 years Goa was a Portuguese province, until annexed by India in 1961. As India’s smallest and richest state, it offers the best quality of life in the country. The major Indian port Vasco da Gama (named for the first European to reach India by sea) is also Goa’s largest city. Read more about Goa, India

    15 Wednesday, May 24, 2023 Mumbai, India 9:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Mumbai, India

    Mumbai, with its natural deep harbour on India's west coast, is its most populous city as well as the richest. Comprising seven islands that once were home to communities of fishing colonies, over time, joined to form the city earlier known as Bombay. It is now the commercial and entertainment capital of India. Surprisingly, the townscape is more reminiscent of a prosperous 19th-century English industrial city than anything you'd expect to find on the edge of the Arabian Sea. Read more about Mumbai, India

    16 Thursday, May 25, 2023 Mumbai, India 12:00 AM 7:00 PM
    View of Mumbai, India

    Mumbai, with its natural deep harbour on India's west coast, is its most populous city as well as the richest. Comprising seven islands that once were home to communities of fishing colonies, over time, joined to form the city earlier known as Bombay. It is now the commercial and entertainment capital of India. Surprisingly, the townscape is more reminiscent of a prosperous 19th-century English industrial city than anything you'd expect to find on the edge of the Arabian Sea. Read more about Mumbai, India

    17 Friday, May 26, 2023 Cruising The Arabian Sea
    18 Saturday, May 27, 2023 Cruising The Arabian Sea
    19 Sunday, May 28, 2023 Fujairah, United Arab Emirates 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Fujairah, United Arab Emirates

    Fujairah, considered one of the safest cities of the United Arab Emirates, is situated on the Gulf of Oman in the country’s east. While the weather is warm for most of the year, the months of October to March enjoy temperatures averaging around 25°C. The clean beaches and the numerous water sports such as water surfing, yachting, swimming and deep sea fishing, draw tourists all round the year. Fujairah has some of the best snorkelling and scuba diving in the UAE, and there are other water sports such as yachting, swimming, water surfing and deep-sea fishing that also attract tourists. Read more about Fujairah, United Arab Emirates

    20 Monday, May 29, 2023 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 10:00 AM 11:00 PM
    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

    21 Tuesday, May 30, 2023 Dubai, United Arab Emirates 6:00 AM 5:00 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

    22 Wednesday, May 31, 2023 Muscat, Oman 12:00 PM 8:00 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

    23 Thursday, June 1, 2023 Cruising The Arabian Sea
    24 Friday, June 2, 2023 Salalah, Oman 10:00 AM 7:00 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

    25 Saturday, June 3, 2023 Cruising The Gulf Of Aden
    26 Sunday, June 4, 2023 Cruising The Red Sea
    27 Monday, June 5, 2023 Cruising The Red Sea
    28 Tuesday, June 6, 2023 Cruising The Red Sea
    29 Wednesday, June 7, 2023 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

    30 Thursday, June 8, 2023 Safaga, Egypt 12:00 AM 7:00 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

    31 Friday, June 9, 2023 Aqaba, Jordan 8:00 AM 10:00 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

    32 Saturday, June 10, 2023 Suez Canal Transit
    33 Sunday, June 11, 2023 Suez Canal Transit
    34 Monday, June 12, 2023 Ashdod (Jerusalem), Israel 5:00 AM 9:00 PM
    View of Ashdod (Jerusalem), Israel

    Ashdod - aka Isdud - is a city on the Mediterranean Sea coast in the South District of Israel, approximately 70 km from Jerusalem and Beer Sheba. It is a major industrial centre and Israel’s largest and busiest cargo port, through which over 100,000 tourists visit annually. It is also one of the most ancient cities in the world, dating back to the Canaanite culture of the 17th century BC, and interestingly is mentioned thirteen times in the Bible. Ashdod is a convenient jumping-off point for exploring several of Israel's most interesting cities, including Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and Bethlehem. Read more about Ashdod (Jerusalem), Israel

    35 Tuesday, June 13, 2023 Haifa, Israel 6:00 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

    36 Wednesday, June 14, 2023 Haifa, Israel 12:00 AM 9:00 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

    37 Thursday, June 15, 2023 Cruising The Mediterranean Sea
    38 Friday, June 16, 2023 Kusadasi, Turkey 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Kusadasi, Turkey

    Kusadasi is a resort town on Turkey's Aegean coast and the centre of the seaside district of the same name. While best known as a starting point for visiting Ephesus, once one of the most beautiful cities in the world with a history dating from 3000 BC, there’s also a delightful range of activities in town. Places of interest include: the City Walls, of which one gate remains to-day; the peninsula at the end of the bay with its castle and swimming beaches; several aqua parks with wave-pools and white-water slides; Ladies Beach, once segregated but now open to all; and Dilek Peninsula National Park. See all this in a pleasant walk. Read more about Kusadasi, Turkey

    39 Saturday, June 17, 2023 Skiathos, Greece 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Skiathos, Greece

    Skiathos is a small island (population 6,000) off the eastern coast of Greece, in the Aegean Sea. It is a popular tourist destination with more than 60 sandy beaches along the coastline. The hilly interior, rising to 433 m, is covered with pine trees. Historians recall its role in local history from the Persian Wars to the Greek War of Independence. Read more about Skiathos, Greece

    40 Sunday, June 18, 2023 Istanbul, Turkey 1:00 PM 12:00 AM
    View of Istanbul, Turkey

    Istanbul (Byzantium from 660 BC, Constantinople from 330 CE, and Istanbul since 1930) is the largest city in Turkey and the fifth largest city proper in the world. It has dominated the Straits of Bosphorus, in the NW of the country, for 25 centuries, and as Constantinople was the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire. It was a metropolis of stunning splendour when the great capitals of Europe were mere villages and is the only metropolis in the world that is situated on two continents. The influence of Asia and Europe, the religion of Christians and Muslims, and the culture of Turks, Persians and Asians, have all found their way into the daily life of this bustling metropolis. Read more about Istanbul, Turkey

    41 Monday, June 19, 2023 Istanbul, Turkey 12:00 AM Disembark
    View of Istanbul, Turkey

    Istanbul (Byzantium from 660 BC, Constantinople from 330 CE, and Istanbul since 1930) is the largest city in Turkey and the fifth largest city proper in the world. It has dominated the Straits of Bosphorus, in the NW of the country, for 25 centuries, and as Constantinople was the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire. It was a metropolis of stunning splendour when the great capitals of Europe were mere villages and is the only metropolis in the world that is situated on two continents. The influence of Asia and Europe, the religion of Christians and Muslims, and the culture of Turks, Persians and Asians, have all found their way into the daily life of this bustling metropolis. Read more about Istanbul, Turkey

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    Nautica Overview

    Nautica

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    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

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    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.

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    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.

    Balcony

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    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.

    Suite

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    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.

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    • Wheelchair Accessible

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