Epicurean Connoisseur

from€2219
for 10 nights

Cruise from Dublin and visit the delights of France, Spain and Portugal with this 10 night cruise onboard Oceania’s wonderful ship, Nautica.

What's Included
  • 10 nights on board the 5 star Oceania Nautica
  • The Finest Cuisine at Sea
  • A variety of distinctive open-seating restaurants, all at no additional charge
  • Gourmet cuisine curated by world-renowned Master Chef Jacques Pépin
  • Epicurean enrichment programs, including immersive Culinary Discovery Tours in the world’s most fascinating destinations
  • Award-winning itineraries featuring more than 400 alluring destinations
  • Spectacular port-intensive voyages featuring overnight visits and extended evening port stays
  • Intimate, luxurious ships catering to just 684 or 1,250 guests
  • Exceptional personalized service
  • Country club casual ambiance
  • Acclaimed Canyon Ranch® Spa
  • Free Internet (for one device)

Prepare your palate for some amazing flavors, like fresh Médoc oysters with a squeeze of lemon in Bordeaux; Galician beef, juicy and lightly charred in La Coruña; or a serranito – a pork loin sandwich with Serrano ham and green pepper – in Seville.

Price does not include flight from Barcelona to Dublin.

Special Offers
With The Ultimate Sale explore the world at truly unrivaled savings. These historic price reductions are on top of the already phenomenal value represented by our popular OLife Choice package, which includes FREE Internet and a FREE amenity of your choice:

FREE - 6 Shore Excursions
FREE - Beverage Package
FREE - US$600 Shipboard Credit
Amenities are per stateroom
Oceania Nautica

Elegantly Charming

Sleek and elegantly charming, Nautica’s decks are resplendent in the finest teak, custom stone and tile work, and her lounges, suites and staterooms boast luxurious, neo-classical furnishings. Nautica offers every luxury you may expect on board one of our stylish ships.

In a dramatic re-inspiration process, Nautica will become a completely redesigned ship without peer. Every surface of every suite and stateroom will be entirely new, while in the public spaces, a refreshed color palette of soft sea and sky tones will surround a tasteful renewal of fabrics, furnishings and lighting fixtures that exquisitely encompasses the inimitable style and comfort of Oceania Cruises. From the bejeweled new chandeliers in the gracious Grand Dining Room to the beckoning Reception Hall, Nautica will celebrate a rejuvenation so sweeping, you will find it positively unimaginable to resist her welcoming embrace.

RE-INSPIRATION BY THE NUMBERS

66 Days | $100 Million Dollars | 1,368 New Suites and Staterooms | 1,400 New Marble Bathrooms | 8,000 New Light Fixtures | 12,000 New Sofas and Chairs | 1,000+ Artisans and Craftsmen

Oceania
Prices
Dates Cabin Type Price
08 Oct 2020 Inside €5469€2219 On Request
08 Oct 2020 Oceanview €5649€2399 On Request
08 Oct 2020 Veranda €6579€3329 On Request
08 Oct 2020 Penthouse Suite €7599€4349 Book Now
Agent
Eleanor M
Eleanor M
Booking Remarks
Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
Non-refundable or transferable booking deposit of 15%
Full balance is due 16 weeks before departure date
Optional Insurance €25 (conditions apply)
Drinks on board not included unless otherwise specified. Drinks packages available
Onboard Gratuities not included.
Single cabin supplement – call for information
These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.
Itinerary
Day 1

Dublin, Ireland

Boarding the ship in Dublin you will have the chance to explore this great city or settle into the lavish surroundings of the 5* Oceania Nautica.

Tour majestic St. Patrick’s Cathedral, where Jonathan Swift is buried, and stroll through lovely St. Stephen’s Green, a beautiful city park immortalized by James Joyce in Ulysses. The magnificently decorated Book of Kells is on display at the venerable Trinity College. For more secular pursuits, tour the Guinness Storehouse or the Jameson Distillery and learn the secrets to making great Irish beer and whiskey.

Day 2

At Sea

Cruising the Celtic Sea & Bay of Biscay.

Day 3

Bordeaux (Le Verdon), France

Enjoy the city’s visual feast of wonderful ornate buildings, broad avenues, marvelous squares and the Cathedral of St. André, where Eleanor of Aquitaine married Louis VII. Stroll through Old Bordeaux. Then visit the area’s fabulous vineyards and magnificent châteaux and delight in tasting their superb wines.

Day 3-4

Bordeaux, France

An intoxicating cocktail of 18th-century savoir-faire, millennial hi-tech and urban street life, France’s sixth largest city is among Europe’s most exciting and gutsy players.

Art & Architecture
This is the world’s largest urban World Heritage Site, cradling half the city (18 sq km) in its Unesco-listed treasure chest. From the elegant symmetry of place de la Bourse, palaces strung with stone-sculpted mascarons (faces), to tree-shaded boulevards laced with hôtels particuliers (mansions) built for 18th-century wine merchants, Bordeaux architecture is world-class. Contemporary architects continue the trend for excellence, with breathtakingly wild and beautiful creations resembling giant wine decanters, gleaming white pebbles, all sorts. An interesting portfolio of art museums embracing all periods and genres is the icing on the cake to this magnificent architectural heritage.

Riverside Riches
Striding through Bordeaux on its leggy route north past traditional wine-producing chateaux to the Atlantic Ocean, the River Garonne is never far away. From this Gallo-Roman city’s golden past as medieval wine trader and key port in Europe during the Age of Enlightenment, to the prestigious vineyards and vibrant quayside culture the river fuels today, the Garonne has been the city’s lifeline since birth. Be it strolling, jogging or cycling along the silky-smooth water’s edge in a loop from Left to Right Bank, lounging over drinks on a riverside terrace or cruising along the water, Bordeaux’s riverside riches merit your full attention.

Gastronomy & Fine Wine
This is a wine capital hemmed in by green, sun-drenched vineyards. Viticulture here is an ancient art and tradition bearing its own unique trademarks and no other vineyards in the world produce as much fine wine. Best up, from celebrated premiers crus aged for years to the very first vin nouveau cracked open at festivals after the autumnal harvest, dégustation (tasting) is an intrinsic part of daily life. Paired with the city’s exceptional dining scene – a sassy mix of traditional French kitchens, experimental neo-bistros, creative fusion restaurants, food trucks and barista-run coffee shops – there is no tastier marriage. Santé!

Day 5

Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao is a charming city both modern and dynamic while at the same time, with its 700 years of history, it is quite traditional as well. Enjoy a walk around the Old Quarter, the most popular area of the city. Here you will see the Teatro Arriaga; el Arenal, the old stevedoring port and today one of the favorite promenades of the citizens of Bilbao; the San Nicholas Church; and the Cathedral of Santiago along with its cloister, Plaza Nueva. No visit to Bilbao would be complete without a visit to the architecturally stunning Guggenheim Museum, which is in and of itself a work of art.

Day 6

La Coruña, Spain

The city of La Coruña is the capital of the province and a busy seaport situated in the Galicia region of northwest Spain. Most famous for its Roman lighthouse, the diverse architectural styles of La Coruña make the city an absolute delight for sightseeing.

La Coruña boasts an impressive seafront promenade, beautiful beaches and a host of attractions such as the Domus Museum, the Casa del Hombre and Torre De Hercules – said to be the only Roman lighthouse in existence – which offers sweeping coastal views from the top of its 60 metre high tower. The Paseo Marítimo, a lovely 13km walkway and bike path, runs from the port, around the peninsula, and along the ocean beaches.

The compact Ciudad Vieja – La Coruña’s old quarter – is a must-visit area. Often referred to as “the city” by the locals, the medieval centre contains remains of the centuries-old Roman wall that once protected it. The arcaded Plaza de María Pita, surrounded by narrow pedestrianized lanes, is a popular spot, and features the Estatua de María Pita, a statue of a 16th century woman who warned the town of an invasion by Sir Francis Drake. The medieval Church of Santiago, the Museum of Sacred Art and the Military Museum are all fine places of interest.

Beyond the historic city is a proud, modern metropolis, which boasts a superb food scene and a buzzing nightlife. The world’s best picnic food, empanadas, and the locally produced beer, Estrella, both demand trying.

Day 7

Porto, Portugal

Explore picturesque, historic Oporto and the Vila Nova de Gaia quarter, home of its famed port wine industry. Or discover Portugal’s scenic countryside and visit Guimaraes with its impressive medieval castle and beautiful Braga with its Bom Jesus Shrine and superb cathedral.

Day 8

Lisbon, Portugal

The absence of open-container laws means Lisbon loves a night on the town! Don’t be fooled by Bairro’s Alto’s sleepy daytime feel – by night, these narrow cobbled lanes transform into one of Europe’s most raucous drinking locales. Student dives, traditional fado houses, upscale wine bars and LGBT hot spots merrily coexist among the muddled mess. In Cais do Sodré, Pink Street and environs are home to some of the city’s classic nightclubs and rowdiest cocktail bars, while trendier megaclubs stretch along the waterfront from Santos to Santa Apolónia. Last call? Sunrise!

Day 9

Seville, Spain

Seville is the capital of southern Spain’s Andalusia region. It’s famous for flamenco dancing, particularly in its Triana neighborhood. Major landmarks include the ornate Alcázar castle complex, built during the Moorish Almohad dynasty, and the 18th-century Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza bullring. The Gothic Seville Cathedral is the site of Christopher Columbus’s tomb and a minaret turned bell tower, the Giralda.

Day 10

At Sea

Cruising the Mediterranean Sea.

Day 11

Barcelona, Spain

Your cruise comes to an end as you sail in Barcelona.

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