OCEANIA CRUISES REFURBISHMENT
OCEANIA CRUISES REFURBISHMENT
Oceania Cruises has announced an array of enhancements designed to elevate every facet of the guest experience. The first OceaniaNEXT initiative to be undertaken is the $100 million re-inspiration of the line’s four 684-passenger ships - Regatta, Insignia, Sirena, and Nautica - that will result in four better than new ships. Each will emerge with 342 brand new designer suites and staterooms plus stunning new decor in the restaurants, lounges and bars, inspired by the line’s 450 ports of call. Insignia will be the first to debut on 7 December 2018, followed by Sirena in May 2019, Regatta in September 2019 and Nautica in June 2020.
“Our Regatta-Class ships are like second homes to our loyal guests. They don’t build ships like these anymore, which is why this re-inspiration project is such an important milestone in our company’s 15-year history,” said Bob Binder, President and CEO of Oceania Cruises. “We have opened a new chapter, innovating in every way as we look to the future and the way our guests want to travel. We can’t wait for our ‘new’ ships to launch.”
With the line’s acclaimed Marina and Riviera as their templates, Regatta, Insignia, Nautica and Sirena will feature richly appointed and stylish new interiors. Luxurious furnishings and fabrics will adorn the public spaces, with new richly-hued custom-milled carpets lining the floors. Effortless style in an elegant atmosphere will be the defining characteristics of the Reception Hall and Upper Hall. A sparkling new Grand Staircase framed by intricate railings and balustrades inset with crystal accents will welcome guests onboard. Overhead, a crowning grand chandelier adorned with hanging pieces of smoked and hand-painted glass, will set the space aglow.
The Grand Dining Room will feature buttery-soft cream leather dining chairs accented with metallic bronze threading to catch the light from the stunning new crystal chandelier, which will be the room’s defining centrepiece. Martinis cocktail bar becomes anew with a palette inspired by the stunning coastline of Santorini featuring hues of deep Grecian blue, sienna and chocolate browns and stately pewter. Silver-white marble and tobacco quartz will accent the bar while the trademark walnut panelling adds lustre and cosiness.
The luxurious brand-new staterooms and suites will be lighter, brighter and even more spacious. Stripped down to their studs, every ounce of the re-inspired accommodations will be modernised, featuring custom-crafted furnishings, exotic stone and polished wood finishes and designer accessories, creating a harmonious celebration of style and comfort. USB ports will be incorporated in each of the staterooms, as well as a state-of-the-art television system with movies on demand. Every fixture and surface of the bathrooms will be new, with chic glass shower enclosures. Penthouse, Vista and Owner’s Suites bathrooms will be outfitted with Carrara marble, polished granite and sleek onyx. To find out more speak to our experienced team on 0800 484 0370.
- 16th October 2018
Edinburgh-born Gary Buchanan has been a travel writer for over 30 years. He has been a specialist cruise writer for 25 years contributing to leading British publications including national newspapers and consumer magazines. He is the author of five books about cruising and spends over seven months every year at sea sailing the world’s oceans.