Oceania Cruises Sirena
Oceania Cruises Sirena
Oceania Cruises, the world’s leading culinary and destination-focused cruise line, unveiled the ‘better than new’ Sirena, fresh from her dramatic re-inspiration. This is the latest part of the $100-plus million OceaniaNEXT brand enhancement programme. Boasting 342 completely new staterooms and suites along with dramatically transformed public spaces, Sirena debuts some additional refinements above and beyond what was incorporated into Insignia - the first of line’s six ships to undergo the re-inspiration process.
“They don’t build ships like our Regatta-Class quartet 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. “The re-inspired Sirena is perhaps the best expression of our team’s ‘Kaizen’ culture which focuses on implementing constant incremental change that continually elevates the guest experience. That’s the heart and soul of our OceaniaNEXT initiative. We have opened a new chapter, innovating in every way as we look to the future and the way our guests want to travel.”
Some of the additional enhancements include: new entry doors as well as full-length mirrors in all suites and staterooms; plus additional crystal chandeliers in the public spaces and stairwells. At the centre of the ship, a deck and a half tall French-glass mirror that crowns the Reception Lobby and iconic Grand Staircase contains a hand-painted willow tree that symbolizes balance, learning, growth, and harmony. Insignia, the first of the ships to be re-inspired, aptly features a Tree of Life which portends positive energy and a bright future.
The luxurious brand-new staterooms and suites are brighter and even more spacious. Stripped down to their studs, every element of the re-inspired accommodations has been modernised, featuring custom-crafted furnishings, exotic stone and polished wood finishes and designer accessories, creating a harmonious celebration of style and comfort. Every fixture and surface of the bathrooms is new, with chic glass shower enclosures. Penthouse, Vista and Owner’s Suites bathrooms have been outfitted with Carrara marble, polished granite and sleek onyx.
An undisputed torchbearer in the ‘upper premium cruising’ stakes, Oceania Cruises offer a luxury-like experience at a mid-market price. Little wonder the company is gaining a loyal following from Brits who appreciate the more relaxed ‘country club casual’ dress code. For cruisers who enjoy ornate surroundings, a variety of speciality dining choices, and a wealth of carefully-crafted itineraries, this is your perfect match.
- 1st July 2019
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.