Oceania Cruises’ refurbished Insignia was recently docked in New York to kick off her latest World Cruise on January 11. The 684-passenger ship just finished a drydock that was part of the line’s US$100 million OceaniaNext renovation project.
The redesign, that was helmed by Studio DADO, Miami, gave the vessel a lighter, modern look, emphasizing tan and light blue hues. The new decor was present in the restaurants, bars, and lounges, staterooms, and suites.
Other notable touches include the showers in the cabin bathrooms that now have sliding glass doors. The bathrooms also feature new fixtures and surfaces, Carrara marble, onyx, and polished granite in the Vista, Penthouse, and Owner’s Suites. The grand staircase of the ship was also revamped with a new overhead chandelier and crystal accents.
One space, however, that left unchanged, is the Library. Since the spot was a favorite with passengers, Oceania decided to leave its look the same, although the furnishings and carpeting were refreshed.
The OceaniaNext enhancement project will encompass all 4 of the cruise line’s R-class ships. The next up is Oceania Sirena, scheduled for drydock in May, followed by Regatta in September and Nautica in June 2020.