Indian Ocean Gala (31 Days)

Cruise Line: Oceania Cruises
Ship: Nautica  |  79 Reviews
Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Cape Town, South Africa
Dates: 06 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019

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DAY
PORT
ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
06 Dec 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
11:00 PM
DAY 2
07 Dec 2018
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
7:00 AM 5:00 PM
DAY 3
08 Dec 2018
Fujairah, United Arab Emirates
10:00 AM 7:00 PM
DAY 4
09 Dec 2018
Muscat, Oman
7:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 5
10 Dec 2018
Arabian Sea (Cruising)
DAY 6
11 Dec 2018
Arabian Sea (Cruising)
DAY 7
12 Dec 2018
Mumbai, India
8:00 AM 5:00 PM
DAY 8
13 Dec 2018
Mormugao, India
8:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 9
14 Dec 2018
Mangalore, India
8:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 10
15 Dec 2018
Kochi, India
8:00 AM 4:00 PM
DAY 11
16 Dec 2018
Male, Maldives
3:00 PM
DAY 12
17 Dec 2018
Male, Maldives
12:00 PM
DAY 13
18 Dec 2018
Indian Ocean (Cruising)
DAY 14
19 Dec 2018
Indian Ocean (Cruising)
DAY 15
20 Dec 2018
Mahé, Seychelles
9:00 AM
DAY 16
21 Dec 2018
Mahé, Seychelles
4:00 AM
La Digue, Seychelles
8:00 AM 5:00 PM
DAY 17
22 Dec 2018
Indian Ocean (Cruising)
DAY 18
23 Dec 2018
Indian Ocean (Cruising)
DAY 19
24 Dec 2018
Mombasa, Kenya
8:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 20
25 Dec 2018
Zanzibar, Tanzania
7:00 AM 4:00 PM
DAY 21
26 Dec 2018
Indian Ocean (Cruising)
DAY 22
27 Dec 2018
Nosy Be, Madagascar
8:00 AM 2:00 PM
DAY 23
28 Dec 2018
Mozambique Channel (Cruising)
DAY 24
29 Dec 2018
Mozambique Channel (Cruising)
DAY 25
30 Dec 2018
Maputo, Mozambique
10:00 AM 7:00 PM
DAY 26
31 Dec 2018
Richards Bay, South Africa
12:00 PM 11:00 PM
DAY 27
01 Jan 2019
Durban, South Africa
7:00 AM 4:00 PM
DAY 28
02 Jan 2019
Indian Ocean (Cruising)
DAY 29
03 Jan 2019
Cape Town, South Africa
4:00 PM
DAY 30
04 Jan 2019
Cape Town, South Africa
DAY 31
05 Jan 2019
Cape Town, South Africa
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For 06 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019
Your Onboard Host(s):
Sandy Feldman, Mark Feldman

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Best of Kochi with Lunch at Taj Malabar - Kochi - 2018 ( 7 Hours )
Kochi, India | 15 Dec 2018

  • Meals: Lunch
  • Recommended Ages: All Ages
  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Experience(s): Food & Wine • Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing

Affectionately known as the “Queen of the Arabian Sea”, Kochi is situated on the west coast of India in the beautiful state of Kerala. Rich in history, culture and archaeological treasures, Kochi also has the distinction of being the commercial capital and most cosmopolitan city in Kerala.

Our day begins with a traditional welcome of flowers and “Aarti" at the pier after which we will enjoy a guided tour of Fort Kochi starting with a visit to Mattancherry Palace, locally known as the Dutch Palace, built by the Portuguese in 1555. The palace is an architectural masterpiece with a blend of colonial and Kerala architecture and features murals depicting Hindu temple art, portraits and exhibits of the Rajas (Kings) of Kochi. We then make our way to Jew Town to visit local stores that include antiques, embroidered garments and many more.

Re-boarding our coach we drive past the famous Chinese Fishing Nets which were erected between 1350 and 1450 AD by the traders of Kublai Khan. We then visit the Church of St. Francis, the first European church set up in India and also where the famous explorer, Vasco de Gama was buried in 1524 before his body was taken back to Portugal. We will then proceed to the Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, a short walk from St. Francis Church. This Cathedral is one of the eight Basilicas in India and also a heritage edifice of the state of Kerala. It is a place of worship as well as a center of historic significance with architectural and artistic grandeur of the gothic style.

Next, we attend a Kalarippayattu performance, the traditional martial art of Kerala, considered to be the oldest and most scientific in the world.

Later, we will be greeted by costumed Kathakali Dancers at the beautiful Hotel Taj Malabar where a delicious feast of local specialties and wine awaits us. The hotel is situated on Willingdon Island and has a lovely view of Kochi Harbor.

After lunch we will return to the ship.

Suggested Attire/Walking Notes: Casual wear with comfortable shoes. There will be moderate walking with some inclines and steps.

This itinerary is subject to change without notice due to local conditions or other considerations. This Virtuoso Shore Event is not transferable and cannot be used in conjunction with another sailing. The Shore Event has no cash value, cannot be redeemed or refunded for cash. Credit will not be issued for unused services. Ground operators and other suppliers are independently owned and operated and are not controlled by Virtuoso. Your participation in this event served as your acknowledgement that Virtuoso is not responsible for the acts or omissions of these third parties. Other restrictions apply.

$175 USD Credit Toward Purchase of a Virtuoso Product Per Person

This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.
This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.

Credit may be applied by your Virtuoso travel Advisor toward the purchase of a private shore excursion created by a Virtuoso On-Site or another Virtuoso preferred product in conjunction with this cruise. Per person, based on double occupancy.

$150 USD Shipboard Credit Per Person

This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.
This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.

Credit will be applied to your shipboard account. Restrictions apply, please see Terms & Conditions for details. 1st & 2nd Person in room, per person, based on double occupancy.

plus, all virtuoso guests receive:

Welcome Reception

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Onboard your cruise, you will be greeted by a dedicated Virtuoso host. Committed to ensuring that you thoroughly enjoy your cruise, your host will be available to you throughout your sailing to answer any questions you may have, and to ensure everything goes smoothly. Additionally, your host will introduce you to other Virtuoso Voyages travelers whom you'll meet at the exclusive Virtuoso welcome aboard cocktail reception.

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What's Included

Included

  • Shipboard accommodations Onboard meals and entertainment Unlimited soft drinks, Bottle water, Specialty coffee | Specialty restaurants

Not Included

  • Wine & spirits | Shore excursions | Spa treatments | Wine pairing dinners | Onboard incidentals | Gratuities

About Us

Whoever said, “You can’t have it all,” never sailed the mid-size ships of Oceania Cruises. By beautifully blending elegance and luxury with exceptional value without compromise, Oceania is the world’s smartest choice in vacations. Oceania’s country club-casual ambiance instantly puts you at ease the moment you step aboard. The mid-sized ships sail where larger vessels cannot and an impressive staff-to-guest-ratio provide personalized service. With legendary Master Chef Jacques Pepin as Executive Culinary director, guests enjoy memorable fine dining in multiple open-seating dining venues – all at no additional charge. Oceania Cruises and Canyon Ranch have created unique, inspiring environment in a signature spa and state-of-the-art fitness center.

Insider Tip

Oceania hosts the only cooking school at sea and offers guests hands-on instruction from expert Master Chefs.

Terms & Conditions

*Offers and fares are subject to change on 1/1/18. All fares are per person in U.S. dollars, valid for residents of United States and Canada, based on double occupancy (unless otherwise noted), for new bookings only and may be withdrawn at any time. Free Internet amenity is one per stateroom; Owner's, Vista & Oceania Suites receive access for two devices per suite. VisitOceaniaCruises.com/Internet for more details. OLife Choice amenities are per stateroom, based on double occupancy and subject to change. OLife Choice free shore excursions vary by voyage and exclude Oceania Select, Oceania Exclusive, Executive Collection, Food & Wine Trails, Wellness and Culinary Discovery Tours. Voyages up to 9 days receive 4 free shore excursions; 10-13 days receive 6 free shore excursions; 14+ days receive 8 free shore excursions. If shore excursion amenity is selected, all excursions must be chosen at least 14 days prior to sailing. OLife Choice beverage package amenity is House Select. Guests in the same stateroom must choose the same OLife Choice amenity, and amenity must be chosen by final payment. Not all promotions are combinable. 2 for 1, Cruise-Only and OLife Choice Fares are based on published Full Brochure Fares; such fares may not have resulted in actual sales in all suite and stateroom categories and do not include optional charges as detailed in the Guest Ticket Contract, which may be viewed, along with additional terms OceaniaCruises.com. Cruise-Only Fares do not include OLife Choiceamenities or airfare. All Fares include government fees & taxes. “Airfare” does not include ground transfers, and offer applies to coach, roundtrip flights only from the following airports: ATL, BOS, CLT, DCA, DEN, DFW, DTW, EWR, IAH, IAD, JFK, LAX, LGA, MCO, MDW, MIA, ORD, PHL, PHX, SAN, SAV, SEA, SFO, TPA, YOW, YUL, YVR, YYZ. Oceania Cruises reserves the right to assign gateways based on availability for JFK, LGA and MIA. Gateways are subject to change at any time. Airfare is available from all other U.S. and Canadian gateways for an additional charge. “Airfare” includes all airline fees, surcharges and government taxes. Airline-imposed personal charges such as baggage fees may apply. Oceania Cruises reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares, fees, promotions and surcharges at any time. Ships' Registry: Marshall Islands.



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