Oceania Cruises Introduces OceaniaNEXT Enhancements

   August 13, 2018 ,   Cruise Industry

Oceania Cruises unveiled its OceaniaNEXT initiative, consisting of an array of enhancements designed to elevate guest experience.

First to be undertaken is the US$100 million drydock renovations of fleet's four older ships (Insignia, Nautica, Regatta and Sirena) that is due to result in 4 better-than-new vessels. Each of the ships is expected to emerge from the re-inspiration with 342 new designer staterooms and suites, as well as stunning new decor in the dining venues, bars and lounges, inspired by the 450 ports of call of Oceania.

Insignia is the first to debut (December 7, 2018) followed by Sirena (May 2019), Regatta (September 2019), and Nautica (June 2020).

  • At the helm of the renovation is Miami-based design & concept studio, Studio DADO, specialized in luxury residential and hospitality design. Furnishings from Baker & Donghia, fabrics from Rubelli & Kravet will adorn ships' public spaces, with new custom-milled carpets on the floors.
  • The Reception Hall and Upper Hall will receive a sparkling new Grand Staircase with intricate balustrades and railings inset with crystal accents. Overhead, a grand chandelier with hanging pieces of hand-painted glass will set the hall aglow.  
  • The Grand Dining Room will boast buttery soft cream leather chairs with metallic bronze threading catching the light from the new crystal chandelier, the defining centerpiece of the spot.
  • Martinis becomes anew via a palette inspired by the coastline of Santorini. Tobacco quartz and silver-white marble will accent the bar. The trademark walnut paneling will add familiarity and luster.
  • The luxurious new staterooms and suites will become lighter, brighter, and more spacious, with custom-crafted furnishings, polished wood and exotic stone finishes, as well as designer accessories, creating comfort and style.
  • USB ports will be incorporated in all staterooms, along with a state-of-the-art TV system with movies on demand, live stations and program guide, as well as weather updates and itinerary information.
  • Every surface and fixture of the bathrooms will boast designer features, lavish vanities, chic glass shower enclosures and perfect lighting. Owner's, Vista and Penthouse Suites bathrooms become luxury retreats, with more space in Carrara marble, sleek onyx and polished granite.

Oceania Re-Inspiration by the Numbers:

  • US$100 Million Dollars
  • 1,000+ Artisans and Craftsmen
  • 1,368 New Staterooms and Suites
  • 1,400 Marble Bathrooms
  • 8,000 Light Fixtures
  • 12,000 Sofas and Chairs.
  • The drydocks will be in Freeport (Bahamas), Marseille (France) and Vancouver (Canada).

The Regatta-Class refurbishment is the first in a line of enhancements to come in 2018, 2019, and beyond.