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European Empires of Artistry, Barcelona to Rome (7 nights)
Date: October 14-22, 2016
Oceania Cruises has announced an increase to the Bonus Savings Promotion for this sailing by $1,800 per stateroom.

In addition, travelers will still receive the following special OLife benefits:
1. FREE Unlimited Internet
2. FREE Pre-paid Gratuities
3. Up to 3 FREE Shore Excursions per person

European Empires of Artistry MAPEnjoy some of Europe's most breathtaking cities on this 7-night tour through the Mediterranean.  Take in the classic beauty of cities like Barcelona, Marseille, Monte Carlo, and Rome.

Your European Empires of Artistry cruise aboard Nautica starts in Barcelona before heading to Mahón, Minorca, Spain.  Famed for its delightful shops, restaurants, and Georgian architecture, Mahón also features one of the largest natural harbors in the world.  Day 4 features a port of call in Séte, France.  Located in the Languedoc-Roussillon region, Séte is nicknamed the "Little Venice of the Languedoc."  Romanic canals, bustling markets, and historic architecture add to the magical atmosphere of this artists' commune.

European Empires of Artistry PICTURE 1Provence, France has inspired and enchanted for centuries.  From the historic port city of Marseille to the picturesque countryside dotted with quaint villages perched on rocky hilltops and towns awash with ancient architecture, Provencal France fulfills even the grandest expectations.  Continue your cruise to Portofino, Italy where you will find this beautiful fishing village turned seaside resort nestled on a botanically rich peninsula along the scenic Italian Riviera.  Discover pretty pastel-colored houses on the harbor and plenty of boutique shopping and sidewalk cafes.

European Empires of Artistry PICTURE 2Take a day in famed Monte Carlo, Monaco where celebrity sightings can happen at any moment.  Sparkling Monte Carlo features the famous Grand Corniche and the 12th-century Prince's Palace.  Before winding down your trip in Rome, explore the Renaissance in Florence, Pisa, and Tuscany, Italy.  Here, masterpieces like Brunelleschi's Duomo, the Baptistery, Michelangelo's David, the Ponte Vecchio, and the Uffizi Gallery await you in Florence.  Pisa's superb Field of Miracles and iconic Leaning Tower also beckon you as does the captivating Tuscan countryside, renowned for its gently rolling hills, medieval hilltop villages and splendid wine.

For more information:
800.842.9023 or 952.918.8950

Great Pacific Northwest, Portland to Clarkston (7 nights)
Date: September 17-25, 2016
Price: From $3,299, double occupancy (Airfare and airport transfers are not included)
Pacific NW Map

The American Express, the largest and most elegant riverboat cruising the Pacific Northwest, awaits passengers for this 7-night Columbia and Snake River cruise.

Your journey begins with a one-night stay in the heart of Vancouver, Washington.  Stroll the promenade that runs along the Columbia River while browsing shops and local galleries or consider a trip into Portland to see Oregon's blossoming cultural haven.

Pacific NW 2You will find the oldest city west of the Rockies where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean.  Named for John Jacob Astor, the owner of the American Fur Company, Astoria, Oregon is bursting with character, from its steep hillsides blanketed in sprawling Victorian homes to its maritime relics.  It's no wonder why it's called "Little San Francisco."

The Dalles, Oregon is the quintessential frontier town.  Resting on a crescent bend of the Columbia River, visitors are welcomed with its picturesque backdrop of forests, orchards, and high desert.  Once known as the end of the Oregon Trail, The Dalles occupied a strategic transfer point for Westbound pioneers.

Nestled in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Stevenson, Washington is a friendly, laid-back town.  Peaceful riverfront parks and downtown delicatessens, pubs, antique stores, and art galleries offer a small-town charm while the nearby Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum brings to life 15,000 years of geological glory and compelling regional history.

Pacific NW 1At the confluence of the Snake and Columbia Rivers, Sacajawea State Park occupies the former site of Ainsworth, a 19th-century railroad town.  In 1805, Lewis and Clark and their Shoshone Indian guide camped here during their fabled expedition.  The park offers a blend of ponds, marshes, sand dunes, and over 9,000 feet of freshwater shoreline.

Situated in the beautiful Lewis-Clark Valley are the sister cities of Lewiston, Idaho and Clarkston, Washington.  Founded in the 19th-century as a way station for travelers bound for the Idaho goldfields, Clarkston is now famed as the gateway to Hells Canyon, North America's deepest river gorge.

For more information:
800.842.9023 or 952.918.8950

Southern Culture & Civil War, Memphis to New Orleans (7 nights)
Date: June 4-13, 2016 
EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT extended to March 31, 2016!

Price: From $2,999, double occupancy (Airfare and airport transfers are not included)

Civil War MapTake in some of the most beautiful sites the South has to offer as a part of this 7-night excursion down the Mississippi River from Memphis, Tennessee to New Orleans, Louisiana.

Start your journey on the American Queen, the largest riverboat cruising America's rivers in Memphis before embarking down river to fascinating river towns and cities.

Civil War 1Your first stop on this exciting trip is Greenville, Mississippi.  This pleasant town is characterized by its plentiful museums, gardens, and authors (according to local legend, Greenville water grows writers).  Next, head to the "Red Carpet City of the South," Vicksburg, Mississippi.  Vicksburg provides a unique blend of old and new and is the site of a dramatic siege and major turning point of the Civil War.

Charming and authentic Natchez, Mississippi awaits American Queen's passengers on day 6.  This former capital of Mississippi is one of the oldest European settlements in the lower Mississippi River Valley.

Civil War 2If you love history, you won't want to miss St. Francisville, Louisiana.  This port of call boasts more than 140 buildings and plantation homes that are on the National Register.  Before ending your 7-night cruise down the Mighty Mississippi, spend a day in Baton Rouge.  Louisiana's capital city lives up to its motto, "Authentic Louisiana at Every Turn."

For more information:

800.842.9023 or 952.918.8950


PORTRAITS OF THE PAST, Rome to Barcelone (10 nights)
Dates: May 9-20, 2016
Price: From $1,099 per person, double occupancy (2-1 cruise fares with free airfare from select airports - up to $4,200 total savings if booked by November 20, 2015)

Portraits MAPEmbark on a voyage that highlights some of the Mediterranean's most iconic sights, from medieval towns soaked in color and culture to cobbled squares framed by elegant cathedrals and cafes.  Depart Rome for Livorno, a jumping-off point for adventures in Florence, Pisa, and the picturesque Tuscan countryside.  Encounter Porto-Vecchio's fashionable shops and splendid beaches, take in the picture-perfect villages of Italy's Cinque Terre, and see the grand Prince's Palace in Monte Carlo. 

Portraits 2Then visit the castle-like Picasso Museum in Antibes, a classic French Rivera town, and browse the exotic markets in Marseille, a gateway to the fairy-tale landscapes and hilltop towns of Provence.  Sample Locally caught seafood in Palamos, a charming fishing village on Spain's Costa Brava, and admire Palma's majestic Gothic cathedral.  Before your voyage concludes in Barcelona, discover the premier attractions of Valencia, with its avant-garde architecture, up-and-coming galleries, and lush parks.

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Dates: February 4-6, 2016
Price: From $2,999 per person, double occupancy (Round-trip flight between Tahiti and Bora Bora included - additional airfare costs may apply for cruise-only travelers)

Bora Bora IAn unimaginably gorgeous backdrop and slow-paced island life make Bora Bora an alluring oasis for dreamers and adventure seekers alike.  From the iconic Mount Otemanu and gleaming white-sand beaches, to the thatched-roof bungalows suspended above a lagoon that dazzles in brilliant hues of blue, this island is the classic postcard of South Pacific beauty. 
Bora Bora IIExperience its awe-inspiring natural grandeur while indulging in a two-night stay at your luxury resort - combining authentic French Polynesian charm with ultra-modern flair.

The InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa offers unique restaurants, lounges, and contemporary features.  Take a dip in the five-star resort's outdoor pool, laze on the sun-drenched private beach, set out on a kayaking adventure, or admire the incredible views from your terrace.

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