Oceania Cruises recently introduced its refurbished ship, Sirena. The top to bottom re-build ship is part of the US$100+ million OceaniaNEXT enhancement program.
Boasting a total of 342 completely new staterooms and suites, as well as dramatically transformed public spaces, Oceania Sirena debuts additional refinements beyond what was done to Oceania Insignia, the first of 6 ships to undergo the process.
Some of Oceania Sirena additional enhancements beyond the work carried out on Oceania Insignia include:
- New entry doors and full-length mirrors in all staterooms and suites
- Additional 100-volt sockets in all accommodations
- Additional crystal chandeliers in the stair lobbies and public spaces
- New wall sconces in the ship's Spa.
Topping off the transformation of Sirena are elements of a multi-million-dollar art collection which are unique.
Hanging prominently in the renovated Bar Istas, the social hub and the coffee bar of the ship is an original by Jacques Pepin, specially commissioned for Sirena.
The deck and a half tall French-glass mirror which crowns the Reception Lobby and iconic Grand Staircase at the centre of the ship features a hand-painted willow tree symbolizing balance, learning, harmony, and growth. Insignia features a Tree of Life that portends a bright future and positive energy.
Nearby in the Reception Lobby, is a piece by Soumiya Lakshmi Krishnaswamy which hangs next to the portrait of Claudine Pepin, the Godmother of Sirena. The piece is particularly meaningful because Soumiya is a life-long friend of Claudine and was her roommate in college.