Oceania Cruises has revealed it will invest US$100 million on enhancing the line’s four ships – Regatta, Insignia, Sirena and Nautica – as the first initiative under a project to “elevate every facet of the guest experience”.
Dubbed “OceaniaNEXT”, the project will deliver four “better than new ships”, Oceania declared.
Following the overhauls, set to be revealed between December 2018 and June 2020, the ships will feature 342 brand-new designer suites and staterooms, accompanied by new decor in the restaurants, lounges and bars.
Insignia is the first vessel to undergo the modernisation and will debut looking better than ever on 07 December 2018. Sirena will follow suit in May 2019, followed by Regatta in September that year and Nautica in June 2020.
“OceaniaNEXT will be the most extensive and comprehensive suite of product and guest service enhancements that we have ever undertaken,” said Bob Binder, President and CEO of Oceania Cruises.
“Our Regatta-Class ships are like second homes to our loyal guests and travel partners. 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. We are maintaining the intimate surroundings and personal attention that our guests love, while at the same time setting a new standard of style and elegance for small ship cruising.”
“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.”
Oceania Cruises President and CEO, Bob Binder
With the line’s acclaimed Marina and Riviera as their muses, Regatta, Insignia, Nautica and Sirena will feature richly appointed and stylish new interiors that showcase the best of residential design. Furnishings from Baker and Donghia along with fabrics from Rubelli and Kravet will adorn the public spaces, with new richly-hued custom-milled carpets lining the floors.
Also set to be upgraded will be each ship’s Reception Hall and Upper Haul. The new Grand Staircases will be framed by intricate railings and balustrades inset with crystal accents. 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.
All-New Suites and Staterooms
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 accommodation will be modernised, featuring custom-crafted furnishings, exotic stone and polished wood finishes and designer accessories, creating a harmonious celebration of style and comfort.
For convenience, USB ports will be incorporated in each of the staterooms, as well as a state-of-the-art television system with movies on demand in multiple languages, live stations and a program guide.
Every fixture and surface of the bathrooms will be new, with designer fixtures, perfect lighting, lavish vanities and chic glass shower enclosures. Penthouse, Vista and Owner’s Suites bathrooms become true luxury retreats, offering more space outfitted with Carrara marble, polished granite and sleek onyx.
Lead image: Insigina Penthouse Deck 8.