Oceania Insignia

Former names: Columbus 2 (Hapag-Lloyd Cruises), R One (Renaissance Cruises)

Oceania Insignia Review and Specifications

Specifications of Oceania Insignia

Year built1998  /  Age : 21
Flag state Marshall Islands
BuilderChantiers de l’Atlantique (Saint-Nazaire, STX France)
ClassRenaissance / R-Class
Building costGBP 150 million (USD 200 million)
Owner(NCLH) Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd
OperatorOceania Cruises
Speed18 kn / 33 kph / 21 mph
Length (LOA)180 m / 591 ft
Beam (width)25 m / 82 ft
Gross Tonnage30277 gt
Passengers698 - 803
Crew372
Passengers-to-space ratio38
Decks11
Cabins349
Decks with cabins5
Last Refurbishment2018
Former namesColumbus 2 (Hapag-Lloyd Cruises), R One (Renaissance Cruises)
Christened byVirginia Waters

Current itinerary / position of Oceania Insignia

Oceania Insignia current cruise is 10 days, round-trip Caribbean Delights Miami To Miami. The itinerary starts on 18 Jul, 2019 and ends on 28 Jul, 2019.

All Itineraries Current Position
Date / TimePort
18 Jul 17:00    Departing from Miami, Florida hotels
21 Jul 10:00 - 18:00    Philipsburg, St Maarten Island, Dutch Antilles
22 Jul 10:00 - 19:00    Fort-de-France, Martinique
23 Jul 08:00 - 18:00    Castries, St Lucia Island
24 Jul 08:00 - 15:00    St Johns, Antigua
25 Jul 08:00 - 14:00    San Juan, Puerto Rico
27 Jul 12:00 - 19:00    Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas private island
28 Jul 08:00    Arriving in Miami, Florida hotels

Review of Oceania Insignia

Launched in 1998 as R One, Oceania Insignia cruise ship is the first (and oldest) in the fleet of R-class liners, with sisterships Nautica,Regatta and Sirena (former Ocean Princess). Oceania ship Insignia will be drydock refurbished in 2018 (November-December) by the company's new OceaniaNEXT fleet renovation project (2019-2020).

History - construction and ownership

Oceania Cruises is a US company, and brand owned by NCL Norwegian (shipowner), Between April 2007 and September 2014, the company (as part of "Prestige Cruise Holdings") was owned by Apollo Management LP - one of the world's largest private investment equity funds. Since September 2014, Oceania and the sister company Regent Seven Seas Cruises are owned by NCL, acquired at the total cost of USD 3 billion. Oceania ships offer luxury cruises with relatively shorter itineraries, as well as Around The World voyages up to 180 days in length.

Oceania Insignia cruise ship

The 30,277-ton, 698-passenger cruise ship Insignia is currently back to Oceania Cruises. The concise history of ms Insignia includes the names of ms R One (1998-2003), ms Insignia (2004-2012) and ms Columbus 2 (2012-2014) as former names of a single passenger ship. Hapag-Lloyd decided not to renew Insignia's charter after 2014.

Cruise itinerary program

Insignia itinerary program is based on luxury World Cruises round-trip from Miami with various segments, Mediterranean itineraries, Asia cruises with departures from Singapore and Hong Kong, voyages in Australia and South Pacific, Panama Canal transits and Transatlantic repositioning crossings.

The first half of 2017 and 2018, ms Insignia will sail her 5th 'Around the World in 180 Days' cruise. 8 segments are available, including 20 days from Miami to Reykjavik via Greenland and 28 days from Rome to Montréal.

A 180-day world cruise is scheduled to depart March 1, 2019, aboard ms Insignia. Oceania Insignia will carry 684 passengers during the world cruise which covers over 83,000 km across 2 oceans, 5 continents and 16 seas.

Cabins

Oceania Insignia has a total of 349 cabins (of which 49 Suite, 184 Balcony, 28 Inside rooms) in 16 grades. Most Insignia staterooms (66%) are 175-sq. foot Balcony rooms. The largest aboard Insignia is the Owner’s Suite (735 ft2).

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Oceania guests take advantage of the flexibility of 4 open seating dining venues. The Grand Dining Room serves Continental cuisine. it is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Alternative, reservations-required options are Toscana, which offers gourmet Italian food, and the steak house Polo Grill. The buffet restaurant Terraces serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It is transformed into "Tapas on the Terrace" at night for a relaxed atmosphere. All dining venues have bars, and there is no cover charge. In addition, a poolside grill offers hamburgers, sandwiches and salads at lunchtime. There is also a pizzeria in the buffet area. The observation lounge Horizons serves afternoon tea. Room service is available 24 hours.

Follows the complete list of Insignia restaurants and food bars.

  • Grand Dining Room (complimentary 340-seat restaurant for open seating Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner; offers French-inspired dishes, and menus change daily)
  • Waves Grill (casual dining fast-food bar; serves the pool deck area with made-to-order daily specialities and gelato ice cream)
  • Terrace Cafe & Bar (casual buffet restaurant, complimentary; open for breakfast and lunch; features indoor and outdoor sitting areas; the Terrace Bar serves as a small pizzeria as well; the Terrace Cafe transforms into “Tapas On The Terrace” at night serving traditional Mediterranean cuisine)
  • Toscana (96-seat Italian fine dining restaurant, dinner-only, reservations-only, complimentary; offers traditional Italian cuisine)
  • Polo Grill (96-seat Steakhouse restaurant, complimentary; reservations required).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Insignia welcomes her guest in an amazing country club atmosphere while her cruises offer unforgettable adventurous experience. The mid-size of ms Insignia and the fact that she is non-crowded allows her guest to relax completely.

Oceania Insignia cruise ship

Follows the complete list of Insignia lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Insignia Lounge (main showroom/theatre for live evening entertainment and themed dancing parties; hosts daily trivia quizzes, lectures and presentations)
  • The Casino (operates with USD bets; served by the Casino Bar)
  • Martinis (a piano bar serving a variety of Martinis)
  • Two Boutiques (duty-free perfumes, jewellery, Oceania-logo merchandise, clothes, gifts, convenience goods)
  • Upper Hall lounge area (with grand piano for live performances; served by the Martinis Bar)
  • Grand Bar (wine bar; hosts wine tastings; served by Baristas making complimentary illy beverages)
  • Insignia Wellness Center (includes a Spa Terrace, Spa Whirlpool, Steam Rooms, Treatment Rooms, Styling Salon, Canyon Ranch Spa Club, Fitness/Gym, and Boardroom (cards playing and board games; Canyon Ranch Spa Club treatments include: Acupuncture, Ayurveda, Healing Energy, Body Wraps and Scrubs, Skin Care, Tanning, Massages and Exotic Treatments.)
  • Oceania@Sea (24-hour Internet computers room; Private lessons/group classes are also provided)
  • Pool area (with one swimming pool, two Whirlpools, sunbathing area and a Band Stand; served by the Waves Bar)
  • The Patio (outdoor shaded lounge with chairs, daybeds, sofas)
  • Horizons (Lounge & Bar served by the Horizons Bar; has floor-ceiling windows, live entertainment, full bar; also serves Afternoon Tea; becomes a nightclub at night)
  • Fitness Track (Power Walking/Jogging Track); Promenade (Deck 5)
  • The Library (1000+ books of which many port-destination guide books)
  • Sun Deck (served by the Polo Bar; has sunloungers, showers, deck games - Shuffleboard, Golf Driving Net, 9-hole Mini-Golf putting greens).

Oceania Insignia wiki

Oceania Insignia cruise ship is the line's first and oldest vessel of the R-class (R stands for "Renaissance"). Her sisters in the fleet are the ships NauticaRegatta and Sirena (Ocean Princess). Other vessels with this design are Azamara Journey, Azamara Pursuit and Azamara Quest (Azamara Club Cruises), Pacific Princess (Princess Cruises).

Oceania Cruises Insignia ship was ordered and operated as "R One" by Renaissance Cruises in the period 1998-2003. After the line's bankruptcy, the ship was bought and renamed "Insignia" (2004-2012). Between 2012 and 2014 she was operated by Hapag-Lloyd Cruises as "Columbus 2".

On September 2, 2014, the NCL Norwegian company purchased the company "Prestige Cruise Holdings" (owner of Oceania and RSSC-Regent Seven Seas Cruises) for USD 3,025 billion, thus becoming the official owner of all vessels in both fleets.

In 2017, Insignia became the 3rd Oceania Cruises ship to visit Cuba - following the fleet mates Marina (2016) and Regatta (2017). In February 2017, the company announced the addition of 6 more (Insignia) cruises to Cuba from Miami Florida. Itineraries (ranging 6-13 days in length) were scheduled between November 14 and December 21 (2017). Four of those included Havana overnight stays. Oceania ships operated a variety of itineraries, including a circumnavigation of Cuba (with stops in ports Cienfuegos and Havana) and also visiting Cuba as part of some Panama Canal transition cruises.

The Apollo Group company provides all Oceania ships with the entire onboard hotel product and services. This includes administration, food staff (preparation and serving), housekeeping staff, also the vessel's provisioning and crewing. Other cruise lines served by Apollo are Thomson UK (Marella Cruises) and RSSC Regent Seven Seas.

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Oceania Insignia Itineraries

The below listed Oceania Insignia cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Oceania Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2019 Jan 11 175 days, round-trip Global Exploration New York To New York New York
2019 Jan 11 181 days, one-way from New York to Miami New York
2019 Jan 14 178 days, round-trip World Of Wonder Miami To Miami Miami
2019 Jan 30 162 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Miami Los Angeles
2019 Jun 04 37 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Miami Civitavecchia
2019 Jun 19 22 days, one-way from Southampton to Miami Southampton
2019 Jul 11 7 days, round-trip Mayan Mosaic Miami To Miami Miami
2019 Jul 18 10 days, round-trip Caribbean Delights Miami To Miami Miami
2019 Jul 28 14 days, one-way from Miami to New York Miami
2019 Aug 11 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Bliss New York To New York New York
2019 Aug 18 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Bliss New York To New York New York
2019 Aug 25 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Bliss New York To New York New York $3649
2019 Sep 01 10 days, one-way from New York to Montreal New York
2019 Sep 11 17 days, one-way from Montreal to Miami Montreal
2019 Sep 28 7 days, round-trip Mayan Mosaic Miami To Miami Miami $1399
2019 Oct 05 7 days, round-trip Mayan Mosaic Miami To Miami Miami $1399
2019 Oct 12 11 days, round-trip Island Dreams Miami To Miami Miami $1999
2019 Oct 23 7 days, round-trip Mayan Mosaic Miami To Miami Miami $1399
2019 Oct 30 10 days, round-trip Seaside Symphony Miami To Miami Miami $1899
2019 Nov 09 7 days, round-trip Tropical Retreats Miami To Miami Miami $1349
2019 Nov 16 7 days, round-trip Tropical Retreats Miami To Miami Miami $1349
2019 Nov 23 25 days, round-trip Amazon Interlude Miami To Miami Miami $5849
2019 Dec 18 10 days, round-trip Caribbean Melody Miami To Miami Miami $2399
2019 Dec 28 11 days, round-trip Island Dreams Miami To Miami Miami $2699
2020 Jan 08 18 days, one-way from Miami to San Francisco Miami $4999
2020 Jan 08 40 days, one-way from Miami to San Antonio Miami $14799
2020 Jan 08 56 days, one-way from Miami to Buenos Aires Miami $20699
2020 Jan 08 67 days, one-way from Miami to Rio de Janeiro Miami $24499
2020 Jan 08 179 days, one-way from Miami to San Francisco Miami $59299
2020 Jan 08 194 days, round-trip Grand Expedition Miami To Miami Miami $65999
2020 Jan 08 199 days, one-way from Miami to New York Miami $65999
2020 Jan 26 22 days, one-way from San Francisco to San Antonio San Francisco $5399
2020 Jan 26 38 days, one-way from San Francisco to Buenos Aires San Francisco $9149
2020 Jan 26 49 days, one-way from San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro San Francisco
2020 Jan 26 161 days, round-trip Bridgeway To Exploration San Francisco To San Francisco San Francisco $56399
2020 Jan 26 176 days, one-way from San Francisco to Miami San Francisco $43399
2020 Jan 26 181 days, one-way from San Francisco to New York San Francisco $60399
2020 Feb 17 16 days, one-way from San Antonio to Buenos Aires San Antonio
2020 Feb 17 27 days, one-way from San Antonio to Rio de Janeiro San Antonio $10849
2020 Mar 04 11 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro Buenos Aires $5399
2020 Mar 04 36 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Cape Town Buenos Aires
2020 Mar 15 25 days, one-way from Rio de Janeiro to Cape Town Rio de Janeiro
2020 Apr 09 30 days, one-way from Cape Town to Singapore Cape Town $9899
2020 May 09 15 days, one-way from Singapore to Hong Kong Singapore $6899
2020 May 09 33 days, one-way from Singapore to Tokyo Singapore
2020 May 09 57 days, one-way from Singapore to San Francisco Singapore
2020 May 24 18 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Tokyo Hong Kong $7699
2020 May 24 42 days, one-way from Hong Kong to San Francisco Hong Kong
2020 May 24 62 days, one-way from Hong Kong to New York Hong Kong
2020 Jun 11 24 days, one-way from Tokyo to San Francisco Tokyo
2020 Jun 11 44 days, one-way from Tokyo to New York Tokyo
2020 Jul 05 20 days, one-way from San Francisco to New York San Francisco $5499
2020 Jul 25 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Bliss New York To New York New York $2849
2020 Aug 01 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Bliss New York To New York New York $1949
2020 Aug 08 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Bliss New York To New York New York $1949
2020 Aug 15 15 days, one-way from New York to Reykjavik New York $5999
2020 Aug 15 27 days, one-way from New York to Southampton New York $11199
2020 Aug 15 42 days, round-trip Atlantic Symphony New York To New York New York $14499
2020 Aug 30 12 days, one-way from Reykjavik to Southampton Reykjavik $5799
2020 Aug 30 27 days, one-way from Reykjavik to New York Reykjavik $8799
2020 Sep 11 15 days, one-way from Southampton to New York Southampton $4249
2020 Sep 26 10 days, one-way from New York to Montreal New York $4199
2020 Oct 06 10 days, one-way from Montreal to New York Montreal $4199
2020 Oct 16 10 days, one-way from New York to Montreal New York $3899
2020 Oct 26 15 days, one-way from Montreal to Miami Montreal $4249
2020 Nov 10 24 days, round-trip Amazon & Beyond Miami To Miami Miami $5699
2020 Dec 04 16 days, one-way from Miami to Los Angeles Miami $3299
2020 Dec 20 20 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Miami Los Angeles $4599
2021 Jan 09 181 days, one-way from Miami to New York Miami $60999
2021 Jan 09 16 days, one-way from Miami to Los Angeles Miami $5099
2021 Jan 25 165 days, one-way from Los Angeles to New York Los Angeles
2021 Jan 25 31 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Sydney Los Angeles $8299
2021 Feb 25 28 days, one-way from Sydney to Hong Kong Sydney $11849
2021 Mar 25 12 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Singapore Hong Kong $5349
2021 Apr 06 20 days, one-way from Singapore to Dubai Singapore $6549
2021 Apr 26 22 days, one-way from Dubai to Istanbul Dubai
2021 May 18 15 days, one-way from Istanbul to Barcelona Istanbul $7849
2021 Jun 02 15 days, one-way from Barcelona to Southampton Barcelona $6849
2021 Jun 17 22 days, one-way from Southampton to New York Southampton $12899

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