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Good Hope & Rising Sun

Ship: Nautica  
Departure: Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Nights: 64 nights
Departs: Cape Town
Returns: Yokohama
One Way Trip
One
way trip
Duration
64
Nights
Days at Sea
20
Sea Days
Ports
36
Ports
Countries Visted
20
Countries
  • Itinerary

    Good Hope & Rising Sun

    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 Wednesday, January 18, 2023 Cape Town, South Africa Embark 5:00 PM
    View of Cape Town, South Africa

    Located on the shore of Table Bay, Cape Town was the first European settlement in South Africa, and today is one of the most multicultural cities in the world. Pristine beaches, sheltered bays and secluded coves encircle the majestic might of Table Mountain, a World Heritage Site and home to some 8,500 species of flowers. Be sure to get to the top of the mountain by taking the Table Mountain Cableway and absorb the fascinating views. Robben Island and the District Six Museum are must-visits for anyone interested in South Africa's period of apartheid, which came to an end in 1990. Read more about Cape Town, South Africa

    2 Thursday, January 19, 2023 Mossel Bay, South Africa 10:00 AM 7:00 PM
    View of Mossel Bay, South Africa

    Mossel Bay is a small harbour town situated on the Southern Cape, or Garden Route, of South Africa. It has, over the years, developed into a town of unhurried hospitality, complementing the natural beauty and rich cultural history of the area. It was here that the first modern Europeans set foot on southern African shores, so most visitors visit the Da Gama Museum Complex - in the town centre - where this event is commemorated. Mossel Bay’s delightful beaches washed by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, together with 300 days of sunshine in a year, make it a great attraction. Read more about Mossel Bay, South Africa

    3 Friday, January 20, 2023 Cruising The Indian Ocean
    4 Saturday, January 21, 2023 Durban, South Africa 8:00 AM 9:00 PM
    View of Durban, South Africa

    Durban is the third largest city in South Africa and is its busiest port. Its subtropical climate and extensive beaches provide excellent opportunities for sun-worshippers, surfers and swimmers. The Golden Mile, a wide stretch of golden sands, is artificially separated by various piers. A promenade stretches along the Durban waterfront that is home to numerous restaurants, pubs, hotels, shops and the world class uShaka Marine World aquarium is worth exploring. Read more about Durban, South Africa

    5 Sunday, January 22, 2023 Richards Bay, South Africa 6:00 AM 4:00 PM
    View of Richards Bay, South Africa

    Richards Bay is a city encompassing one of South Africa's largest harbours, a 30 square kilometre lagoon of the Mhlatuze River, on the northern coast of KwaZulu-Natal. The deep water harbour has the largest coal export facility in the world as well as large-scale mineral and chemical exports. Tourism is a major industry, with the ocean beach a very popular kite-surfing destination, and a multitude of first class game reserves are within several hours' drive from Richards Bay. Interestingly, the transformation of Richards Bay into the country’s largest harbour and the world’s largest coal terminal only happened in 1976. Read more about Richards Bay, South Africa

    6 Monday, January 23, 2023 Maputo, Mozambique 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Maputo, Mozambique

    Maputo, a port city on the Indian Ocean, is the capital and largest city of Mozambique. The centre of many cultures - the Bantu and Portuguese cultures dominate, but the influence of Arab, Indian, and Chinese cultures is also felt - it is often referred to as ‘The Land of Smiles’. It has some beautiful beaches such as Catembe and Ponta d'Ouro, and is also home to a plethora of landmarks. During its five centuries of colonisation the city has gained priceless wonders of Portuguese architecture. Read more about Maputo, Mozambique

    7 Tuesday, January 24, 2023 Cruising The Mozambique Channel
    8 Wednesday, January 25, 2023 Cruising The Mozambique Channel
    9 Thursday, January 26, 2023 Mayreau, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 10:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Mayreau, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

    Mayreau is the smallest inhabited island of the Grenadines, in the far SE of the Caribbean Sea. It has a population of about 300, centred at the Old Wall village, with its small school, a telecommunications building, and the Mayreau Catholic Church located on a hilltop in the SW of the island. With its picture-postcard beaches, it truly is a secret treasure of peace and tranquillity. Imagine calm waters and powder white sand, vendors selling souvenirs and drinks, the Bay Club restaurant and bar with great food and cocktails, and you have it all at Saltwhistle Bay - just one of the many beaches. Read more about Mayreau, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

    10 Friday, January 27, 2023 Nosy Be, Madagascar 7:00 AM 3:00 PM
    View of Nosy Be, Madagascar

    Nosy Be (‘Big Island’: Malagasy), an island off the NW coast of Madagascar, is its largest port and Madagascar’s most popular beach-resort. Though Nosy Be’s inclination is towards mass tourism, it is still a largely peaceful place with sugar cane plantations, rum distilleries, ylang ylang bushes, and lounging lemurs. This still beautiful island offers some amazing snorkelling and diving opportunities as well as primary forests with great wildlife. Additionally, this volcanic island, though it has not erupted in recorded history, is home to 11 volcanic crater lakes that are great for both spearfishing and taking a ride on an aqua-jet. Read more about Nosy Be, Madagascar

    11 Saturday, January 28, 2023 Cruising The Indian Ocean
    12 Sunday, January 29, 2023 Mahe Island, Seychelles 10:00 AM 11:00 PM
    View of Mahe Island, Seychelles

    Mahe is the largest and most important island of the Seychelles archipelago. While this spectacular island is only 27 km long it is dominated by a mountain range with its tallest peak Morne Seychellois, at 930 m in height, being central to a wonderful national park. There are also some delightful marine national parks off the island. The capital city of Victoria is small enough that it does not take too long to walk around, and this is the best way to see the city and to get a feel of the place and its people, who are often called the ‘friendliest people in the world’. Read more about Mahe Island, Seychelles

    13 Monday, January 30, 2023 Cruising The Indian Ocean
    14 Tuesday, January 31, 2023 Cruising The Indian Ocean
    15 Wednesday, February 1, 2023 Cruising The Indian Ocean
    16 Thursday, February 2, 2023 Male, Maldives 8:00 AM 7:00 PM
    View of Male, Maldives

    Male, pronounced Mah-lay, is the capital of the island nation the Republic of the Maldives. This is the smallest country of Asia. The delightful skyline of candy-coloured skyscrapers and historic sites indicate that Male is both a city and an island. The city centre is located at the southern rim of North Male Atoll. Read more about Male, Maldives

    17 Friday, February 3, 2023 Cruising The Arabian Sea
    18 Saturday, February 4, 2023 Cruising The Arabian Sea
    19 Sunday, February 5, 2023 Mumbai, India 7:00 AM 6:00 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

    20 Monday, February 6, 2023 Goa, India 9:00 AM 6:00 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

    21 Tuesday, February 7, 2023 New Mangalore, Indonesia 8:00 AM 6:00 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

    22 Wednesday, February 8, 2023 Cochin, India 8:00 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

    23 Thursday, February 9, 2023 Cruising The Bay Of Bengal
    24 Friday, February 10, 2023 Cruising The Bay Of Bengal
    25 Saturday, February 11, 2023 Cruising The Andaman Sea
    26 Sunday, February 12, 2023 Phuket, Thailand 10:00 AM 7:00 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

    27 Monday, February 13, 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

    28 Tuesday, February 14, 2023 Kuala Lumpur (Kelang), Malaysia 7:00 AM 6:00 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

    29 Wednesday, February 15, 2023 Singapore, Singapore 9:00 AM 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

    30 Thursday, February 16, 2023 Cruising The Gulf Of Thailand
    31 Friday, February 17, 2023 Ko Samui, Thailand 8:00 AM 4:00 PM
    View of Ko Samui, Thailand

    Ko Samui is an island off the E coast of the Kra Isthmus in Thailand, about 35 km NE of Surat Thani town on the mainland peninsula. It lies in the Gulf of Thailand, and is Thailand's second largest island, though only 15 km across. The central part of the island is an uninhabitable mountainous jungle. The various lowland areas are connected by a single road that circumnavigates the island. Read more about Ko Samui, Thailand

    32 Saturday, February 18, 2023 Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand 9:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand

    Bangkok, the capital, largest urban area and primary city of Thailand, is about a two-hour trip from Laem Chabang Port. The city is situated at the mouth of the Chao Phraya River. It is a place where the past, present, and future live harmoniously together, as reflected by the luxury hotels and gleaming skyscrapers that grace the skyline alongside dazzling, historical temples. The city's wealth of cultural landmarks and attractions in addition to its notorious entertainment venues has made it synonymous with exoticism. Read more about Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand

    33 Sunday, February 19, 2023 Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand

    Bangkok, the capital, largest urban area and primary city of Thailand, is about a two-hour trip from Laem Chabang Port. The city is situated at the mouth of the Chao Phraya River. It is a place where the past, present, and future live harmoniously together, as reflected by the luxury hotels and gleaming skyscrapers that grace the skyline alongside dazzling, historical temples. The city's wealth of cultural landmarks and attractions in addition to its notorious entertainment venues has made it synonymous with exoticism. Read more about Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand

    34 Monday, February 20, 2023 Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand 12:00 AM 3:00 PM
    View of Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand

    Bangkok, the capital, largest urban area and primary city of Thailand, is about a two-hour trip from Laem Chabang Port. The city is situated at the mouth of the Chao Phraya River. It is a place where the past, present, and future live harmoniously together, as reflected by the luxury hotels and gleaming skyscrapers that grace the skyline alongside dazzling, historical temples. The city's wealth of cultural landmarks and attractions in addition to its notorious entertainment venues has made it synonymous with exoticism. Read more about Bangkok (Laem Chabang), Thailand

    35 Tuesday, February 21, 2023 Ko Samui, Thailand 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Ko Samui, Thailand

    Ko Samui is an island off the E coast of the Kra Isthmus in Thailand, about 35 km NE of Surat Thani town on the mainland peninsula. It lies in the Gulf of Thailand, and is Thailand's second largest island, though only 15 km across. The central part of the island is an uninhabitable mountainous jungle. The various lowland areas are connected by a single road that circumnavigates the island. Read more about Ko Samui, Thailand

    36 Wednesday, February 22, 2023 Sihanoukville, Cambodia 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Sihanoukville, Cambodia

    Sihanoukville (aka Kampong Som) is a port city in southern Cambodia on the Gulf of Thailand, 185 km SW of the capital Phnom Penh. Historically, it was the site of the last official battle of the U.S. Army in the war, and two shipwrecks 40 m down, off one of its islands, are of interest to divers. It is the only deep water port in the country, and one of the main centres of economic growth in Cambodia. Read more about Sihanoukville, Cambodia

    37 Thursday, February 23, 2023 Cruising The South China Sea
    38 Friday, February 24, 2023 Nha Trang, Viet Nam 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Nha Trang, Viet Nam

    Nha Trang is a coastal city and capital of Khánh Hòa province, Vietnam. It is possibly best known for its bay, one of the most beautiful in the world, and the excellent scuba diving. It is a popular destination for locals, international tourists and large numbers of backpackers. The setting is stunning, with towering mountains looming up behind the city and the sweeping beach stretching into the distance, the turquoise waters dotted with little islands. Read more about Nha Trang, Viet Nam

    39 Saturday, February 25, 2023 Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam 11:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

    Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), the largest city of Vietnam in SE Asia, is situated on the banks of the Saigon River which flows into the Mekong delta, in the south of the country. Phu My, 70km to the SE, is one of the many ports used by tourist ships bringing visitors to this rapidly developing and dynamic city with more than 6 million citizens. Ho Chi Minh City’s architecture and lifestyle is a combination of American and Chinese influences. Modern office skyscrapers, amidst Chinese style pagodas and food stalls along the street, create a dynamic urban area in a very special sense. Read more about Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

    40 Sunday, February 26, 2023 Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

    Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), the largest city of Vietnam in SE Asia, is situated on the banks of the Saigon River which flows into the Mekong delta, in the south of the country. Phu My, 70km to the SE, is one of the many ports used by tourist ships bringing visitors to this rapidly developing and dynamic city with more than 6 million citizens. Ho Chi Minh City’s architecture and lifestyle is a combination of American and Chinese influences. Modern office skyscrapers, amidst Chinese style pagodas and food stalls along the street, create a dynamic urban area in a very special sense. Read more about Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

    41 Monday, February 27, 2023 Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam 12:00 AM 3:00 PM
    View of Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

    Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), the largest city of Vietnam in SE Asia, is situated on the banks of the Saigon River which flows into the Mekong delta, in the south of the country. Phu My, 70km to the SE, is one of the many ports used by tourist ships bringing visitors to this rapidly developing and dynamic city with more than 6 million citizens. Ho Chi Minh City’s architecture and lifestyle is a combination of American and Chinese influences. Modern office skyscrapers, amidst Chinese style pagodas and food stalls along the street, create a dynamic urban area in a very special sense. Read more about Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

    42 Tuesday, February 28, 2023 Cruising The South China Sea
    43 Wednesday, March 1, 2023 Singapore, Singapore 7:00 AM 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

    44 Thursday, March 2, 2023 Cruising The South China Sea
    45 Friday, March 3, 2023 Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam 11:00 AM 8:00 PM
    View of Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam

    Bandar Seri Begawan, or Bandar as it's known locally, is the capital of Brunei and the Sultanate's only settlement of any real size. Straddling the northern bank of a bend in the Brunei River, the city is distinguished by its unlikely mixture of striking modern buildings and traditional homes. Due mainly to the discovery of oil, it now stands as an attractive, clean and modern city. The city incorporates a nearby water village, Kampong Ayer, which has houses on stilts and stretches about 8 km along the river. Read more about Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam

    46 Saturday, March 4, 2023 Kota Bharu, Malaysia 7:00 AM 3:00 PM
    View of Kota Bharu, Malaysia

    Kota Bharu (New City) is the capital of Kelantan, a state of Malaysia. It lies near the coast on the N side of the Malay Peninsular, 16km from the border with Thailand. The city lies about 10km upstream on the Kelantan River, which flows northwards into the Gulf of Thailand. It was on the nearby coast that Japanese forces entered the Malay Peninsular on 8 December 1941 and ultimately captured Singapore. Read more about Kota Bharu, Malaysia

    47 Sunday, March 5, 2023 Puerto Princesa, Philippines 10:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Puerto Princesa, Philippines

    Puerto Princesa City (pop. 255,000) is the westernmost city of the Philippines, situated on the island of Palawan. Spanish colonisers founded the city in 1872, and since then it has passed through administrations of the US and Japan. The port at Puerto Princesa is located approximately 1.5 km from the city centre. Read more about Puerto Princesa, Philippines

    48 Monday, March 6, 2023 Boracay, Philippines 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Boracay, Philippines

    Borocay is a small island of the Philippines, located approximately 315 km south of Manila. This long (7 km) thin island is a tourist resort, one of the world's top destinations for relaxation. The island has long white talcum-fine beaches that rival many of the world’s best. Boracay's main tourism area, the 3.5 km long White Beach strip, is on the western side of the island and is sheltered from the wind, and subsequently the water is often as smooth as glass. Read more about Boracay, Philippines

    49 Tuesday, March 7, 2023 Manila, Philippines 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Manila, Philippines

    Manila, the capital of the Philippines and the most densely populated city in the world, is located on the eastern shores of Manila Bay, on the western side of the island of Luzon. This metropolis has certainly come a long way from being a fortified settlement and renowned trading centre in the 13th century. The city attracts over one million visitors from all over the world annually. For those interested in history, Intramuros, which was a walled Spanish settlement, and the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, which includes the graves of thousands of Americans who died there in WWII, are well worth visiting. Read more about Manila, Philippines

    50 Wednesday, March 8, 2023 Cruising The South China Sea
    51 Thursday, March 9, 2023 Kaohsuing, Taiwan, Province of China 7:00 AM 4:00 PM
    View of Kaohsuing, Taiwan, Province of China

    Kaohsiung is located in SW Taiwan facing the Taiwan Strait. It is home to a major port, is Taiwan's second largest city, and its largest industrial centre. Interestingly, ferries play a key role in everyday transportation. Of particular interest to visitors are the temples, such as the Tiger-dragon Temple in a park filled with a variety of pagodas and a pleasant lake, and the Official God of War Temple where you can see their belief system in progress. Read more about Kaohsuing, Taiwan, Province of China

    52 Friday, March 10, 2023 Hong Kong, Hong Kong 1:00 PM 12:00 AM
    View of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    Hong Kong, situated on China's south coast and enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and the South China Sea, is a kaleidoscope of life, a sophisticated fusion of East and West, a city of diversity where new and old meet at every turn. Hong Kong offers a host of memorable tourist attractions within its compact area. Victoria Harbour and the Giant Buddha are among the most awe-inspiring. Then take the famous Escalator and the Tram to the Peak, the tallest point on the island, with some of the most expensive homes to be found anywhere. Read more about Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    53 Saturday, March 11, 2023 Hong Kong, Hong Kong 12:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    Hong Kong, situated on China's south coast and enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and the South China Sea, is a kaleidoscope of life, a sophisticated fusion of East and West, a city of diversity where new and old meet at every turn. Hong Kong offers a host of memorable tourist attractions within its compact area. Victoria Harbour and the Giant Buddha are among the most awe-inspiring. Then take the famous Escalator and the Tram to the Peak, the tallest point on the island, with some of the most expensive homes to be found anywhere. Read more about Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    54 Sunday, March 12, 2023 Cruising The Taiwan Strait
    55 Monday, March 13, 2023 Taipei (Keelung), Taiwan, Province of China 8:00 AM 7:00 PM
    View of Taipei (Keelung), Taiwan, Province of China

    Taipei, located on the Danshui River, is the largest city and the capital of Taiwan, in the Republic of China. It lies 25 km SW of the Pacific Ocean port Keelung in northern Taiwan. Now a sprawling metropolis, for those who love the hustle and bustle of a big city, it truly is a great place to visit. It is renowned for its Shopping Malls, among the most popular being Core Pacific City. Read more about Taipei (Keelung), Taiwan, Province of China

    56 Tuesday, March 14, 2023 Ishigaki, Japan 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Ishigaki, Japan

    Ishigaki is the largest city for the Yaeyama Island Group, and is located on Ishigaki Island, as is the area's major boat terminal, Ishigaki Port. It is the southernmost of the Ryukyu (or Nansei) Islands chain, of which the largest is Okinawa. The island enjoys a thriving culture steeped in traditions that are a mixture from Japan, China, nearby Taiwan (230km to the west), and its former trading partners. Much of the island and surrounding waters including Mount Omoto and Kabira Bay are protected as part of Iriomote-Ishigaki National Park. Read more about Ishigaki, Japan

    57 Wednesday, March 15, 2023 Cruising The East China Sea
    58 Thursday, March 16, 2023 Shanghai, China 8:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Shanghai, China

    Shanghai, at the mouth of the Yangtze River on the mid-coast of mainland China, is the most populous city in the People's Republic. It is the largest centre of commerce and finance on mainland China, and the show-piece of the world's fastest-growing major economy. It is a major cruise port rivalling Hong Kong and Singapore, and the largest container port in the world. Check your visa requirements. Read more about Shanghai, China

    59 Friday, March 17, 2023 Shanghai, China 12:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Shanghai, China

    Shanghai, at the mouth of the Yangtze River on the mid-coast of mainland China, is the most populous city in the People's Republic. It is the largest centre of commerce and finance on mainland China, and the show-piece of the world's fastest-growing major economy. It is a major cruise port rivalling Hong Kong and Singapore, and the largest container port in the world. Check your visa requirements. Read more about Shanghai, China

    60 Saturday, March 18, 2023 Cruising The East China Sea
    61 Sunday, March 19, 2023 Hiroshima, Japan 11:00 AM 7:00 PM
    View of Hiroshima, Japan

    The capital of the prefecture of the same name, Hiroshima, situated at the centre of the Chugoku region in western Honshu – Japan’s largest island – is possibly best known for being the first city in history to be destroyed by a nuclear weapon. Today, though, it is a modern cosmopolitan city with wide boulevards and criss-crossing rivers. Many of the famous attractions are connected to the horrific split second of the bomb blast on August 6, 1945, and are truly well worth visiting. Today, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park commemorates the 1945 event. Read more about Hiroshima, Japan

    62 Monday, March 20, 2023 Kobe, Japan 9:00 AM 7:00 PM
    View of Kobe, Japan

    Kobe is the capital of the Hyogo Prefecture and lies on the southern side of the main island of Honshu, Japan. A cosmopolitan port city with an international flavour it is hemmed in by Mt. Rokko, and it constantly comes up number one in expatriate rankings of the best place to live in Japan. The Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, with its collection comprising sculptures, prints and paintings, built following the horrific earthquake in 1995, is a tribute to the spirit of mankind. Read more about Kobe, Japan

    63 Tuesday, March 21, 2023 Nagoya, Japan 11:00 AM 8:00 PM
    View of Nagoya, Japan

    Nagoya, the fourth-largest city in Japan and one of its major ports, is located on the Pacific coast in the Chubu region on central Honshu. One of the two most famous sightseeing spots is the reconstructed Nagoya Castle that was built in 1612 with two golden carp on the roof, and that today is also home to an interesting museum that contains an ancient Atsuta shrine as well as some 4,400 national historic treasures. The Atsuta Shrine is known as the second-most venerable shrine in Japan, after Ise Shrine. It is said to enshrine the Kusanagi sword, one of the three imperial regalia of Japan. Read more about Nagoya, Japan

    64 Wednesday, March 22, 2023 Yokohama, Japan 11:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Yokohama, Japan

    Yokohama is located on the western coast of Tokyo Bay, less than half an hour's train journey directly south of Tokyo. It is the second largest city in Japan and one of the cities most visited by foreigners. Despite being devastated by bombings in WWII it remains a maritime city and retains an international flavour. Nissan and city of Yokohama have launched Japan’s first-ever car-sharing program with ultra-compact EVs (electric vehicles). Read more about Yokohama, Japan

    65 Thursday, March 23, 2023 Yokohama, Japan 12:00 AM Disembark
    View of Yokohama, Japan

    Yokohama is located on the western coast of Tokyo Bay, less than half an hour's train journey directly south of Tokyo. It is the second largest city in Japan and one of the cities most visited by foreigners. Despite being devastated by bombings in WWII it remains a maritime city and retains an international flavour. Nissan and city of Yokohama have launched Japan’s first-ever car-sharing program with ultra-compact EVs (electric vehicles). Read more about Yokohama, Japan

  • 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

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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.

    Oceanview

    Oceanview

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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

    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

    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.

  • Deck Plans

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

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    Cruiseline: Oceania Cruises Ship: Nautica Departure: Wednesday, January 18, 2023 Nights: 64 nights Departs: Cape Town Returns: Yokohama

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