Premiering Art-Filled Cruise with Naples Art District Guest Artists
Art museums, art galleries and outdoor sculpture gardens will be featured highlights in the exciting Oceania ports-of-call on our Artistic Adventures. Plus… complimentary art classes with Naples Art District’s Guest Artists, Paula Brody, Jill Segal and Tara Funk Grim at Inspirations Artists & Design Gallery will heighten this art-filled travel experience.
Enjoy the OLife Experience
Round Trip Air from primary gateways, airport transfers, specialized group tours & other amenities are included in your “O Life “ Cruise Experience.
TWO FABULOUS ITINERARIES WITH ARTISTIC ADVENTURES IN EVERY PORT OF CALL:
Jewels of Iberia & France-Lisbon to Amsterdam
May 23 – June 2, 2023
10 Delightful Days in 10 Different Ports with Memorable Pre and Post-Cruise Explorations!
Discover the Azores, the “Hawaii of Europe.” Amazing undersea mountains form this splendid archipelago, home to whales & dolphins. You may wish to include a few idyllic days on these volcanic islands with lush scenery and thermal pools in your pre-cruise planning.
Lisbon, Portugal-A City of Visual Delights!
Enjoy a walking tour of Lisbon’s highlights & an exploration of the charming neighboring towns Sintra & Cacais.
Lavish in Luxury as you Embark the Oceania Marina. Settle into your spacious stateroom and sip the champagne awaiting you as you enjoy the vistas from your private veranda!
Operto, Portugal- A World Heritage Site
Operto puts Portugal on the map for its thriving contemporary art scene on the Bairro das Artes. There are over 20 art galleries in and around Rua de Miguel Bombarda, also known as ‘The Arts Neighborhood.”
La Coruna, Spain-The Crystal City of Galacia
Best known for gastronomic delights, time in La Coruna might best be spent sampling their seafood paella and empanadas in the local restaurants and cafes.
Savor a Tarte de Santiago, the delicious almond cakes while visiting the scenic neighboring town of Santiago de Compostela.
Bilboa, Spain-Capital of Basque Country
Art Lover’s will definitely want to visit the Bilboa Guggenheim Museum, world-famous not only for its art collection but also for its architecture.
Bordeaux, France-Overflowing with both Art & Wine!
CAPC, The Museum of Contemporary Art provides a memorable experience but the Cite de Vin, the Wine Museum, offers ten levels of interactive exhibits on wine’s influence on history & culture with wine tasting too in this architecturally unique museum.
Lorient, France – The Heart of Bretagne
Rebuilt after near total destruction in World War II, Lorient is a bustling port city with several art galleries. My suggestion is a private food tour including the Halles de Merville, the go-to place for fresh cheeses, French breads, pastries and crepes. The Submarine Museum here will also be of interest to history buffs.
Saint-Malo, France-The Gateway to Brittany
This historic walled city overlooking the English Channel is legendary and tours to neighboring medieval towns offer a step back in time. Your day in Saint-Malo will provides introduction to Brittany, its history, culture and cuisine.
Le Havre, France -Day Tours to Paris!
Springtime in Paris awaits you visit with art in abundance! Perhaps you might prefer to spend this day with a tour to Giverny to wander through Monet’s garden and experience the inspiration for his waterlily paintings. This will be a glorious day even if spend in Le Havre and surrounding towns. MUMA, the Le Havre Museum of Modern Art has one of the finest collections of Impressionism in France.
Bruge, Belgium-Canals & Cobblestoned Streets!
Art & architecture in Bruge rivals Belgium chocolates & craft beers as many choices await your delightful day in this medieval city. A canal boat tour complements walking the delightful streets to discover the galleries near Market Square and Minnewater Lake. Bruge also offers the Chocolate Museum and Brewery Tours. Enjoy a wide array of craft beers in this charming and historic city.
London, England-On the Bank of the Thames
The Tate Modern Art Museum offers one of the finest contemporary collections in all of Europe. Art galleries abound, with the Serpentine Galleries in Kensington Gardens highly recommended where one can also see Henry Moore’s famed sculpture, “The Arch.” As Henry Moore is Britain’s most renowned contemporary artist, my suggestion for a artistic adventure is a visit to the Henry Moore Foundation & Studio in Hartfordshire (1/12 hours from London), with the 70 beautiful acres of sculpture gardens featuring Moore’s monumental sculptures and his rarely-seen tapestries, among other memorable exhibits.
Amsterdam, Holland-A Peak Experience of Art Lovers
Conclude this Artistic Adventure with a post-cruise stay in this vibrant city renowned for the Rembrants in the Rijksmuseum and the newly-renovated and interactive Van Gogh Museum. Also, an authentic tour of Netherland highlights awaits those who can linger post-cruise in Holland.
Mediterranean Enclaves-Barcelona to Venice
September 29 – October 11, 2023
12 Memorable Days On-Board with Exciting Pre and Post Cruise Adventures!
Plan for extra days in Barcelona with time to marvel at Gaudi’s Cathedral, tour the world famous Picasso Museum, the Miro Foundation and so many other noted art venues. You may also wish to add a few days pre-cruise in Costa Brava, with the charming medieval cities along the azure blue coastline.
September 29 Barcelona, Spain – The Heat of Catalonia
Embark the Luxurious Marina in Barcelona, a city renowned for its architecture, especially the works of Antoni Gaudi.