Refurbished ship Marina rejoins Oceania Cruises with upgraded amenities

   May 30, 2024 ,   Cruise Industry

Oceania Cruises has reintroduced its 1250-passenger, 16-deck ship Marina following an extensive drydock refurbishment that added 3 new dining venues.

Guests on Marina can now experience Aquamar Kitchen, a wellness-focused dining option that debuted on Vista last year; a poolside Ice Cream Parlor offering milkshakes and smoothies; and a new outdoor Pizzeria serving traditional Italian specialties.

Marina is the latest ship in Oceania’s fleet to undergo refurbishment, contributing to the line's roster of 8 ships that are either newbuilds or newly enhanced. Oceania’s 8th ship, Allura, is scheduled to launch in July 2025.

Key aspects of Marina’s refurbishment include:

Aquamar Kitchen (deck 14): This signature restaurant, first introduced on Vista, offers wellness-inspired menus with indulgent options. Breakfast features smoothies, cold-pressed juices, and energy bowls, while lunch includes avocado toast, globally inspired salads and wraps, an Impossible burger, yellowfin tuna tacos, and a crunchy chicken sandwich. The beverage menu offers award-winning non-alcoholic wines from Pierre Zero and a variety of mocktails made with Lyre’s non-alcoholic spirits. Aquamar Kitchen serves breakfast and lunch without requiring reservations and is complimentary for guests.

Waves Grill (deck 12): In the evenings, Waves Grill transforms into an al fresco Pizzeria serving freshly made pizzas, grilled Italian specialties, salads, rosemary focaccia with burrata, and desserts like Nutella pizza.

Ice Cream Parlor (deck 12): Located on the pool deck, this new addition offers favorite flavors, including options from artisan ice cream company Humphry Slocombe, along with milkshakes and smoothies.

Penthouse Suites: The 124 Penthouse Suites have been redesigned with custom-crafted furniture, new closets and cabinetry, modern lighting, new carpets and upholstery, and additional outlets and USB ports. Each suite’s bathroom now features Italian marble, ample drawer space, and oversized showers, enhancing Oceania’s signature residential luxury.

Public Spaces: Popular areas such as Martinis, Horizons, The Grand Dining Room, and the Library have received updates with new carpets and refreshed upholstery. The specialty steakhouse, Polo Grill, has been revamped with new carpeting, window treatments, and pillowed-leather dining chairs.

La Reserve (deck 12) and Privee (deck 14): With the addition of Aquamar Kitchen, Oceania’s signature pairing dinners previously held in La Reserve will now be hosted in Privee, a small VIP dining room/private venue.