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Oceania Marina Review and Specifications

Specifications of Oceania Marina

Year built2011  /  Age : 9
Flag state Marshall Islands
BuilderFincantieri (Sestri Ponente, Italy)
Building costUSD 500 million
Owner(NCLH) Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd
OperatorOceania Cruises
Speed20 kn / 37 kph / 23 mph
Length (LOA)251 m / 823 ft
Beam (width)32 m / 105 ft
Gross Tonnage66084 gt
Passengers1258 - 1447
Crew800
Passengers-to-space ratio46
Decks15
Cabins629
Decks with cabins6
Last Refurbishment2016-2020
Christened byMary Hart

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Review of Oceania Marina

Launched in 2011, Oceania Marina cruise ship is one of company's newest, with sistership Riviera. Both liners were constructed in Italy and designed by the Norwegian marine architecture company "Petter Yran and Bjorn Storbratten".

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 Marina cruise ship

The 66,084-ton, 1,258-passenger cruise ship Marina debuted in January 2011 as the first new-build of Oceania Cruises. Shiny, large and chic, Marina marks a huge step forward for the upper-premium line.

Cruise itinerary program

Marina itinerary program is based on luxury world cruises to exotic destinations in the South Pacific, (sailing out of Australia, New Zealand, French Polynesia), South America, Canada/New England, Europe (the Mediterranean, Canary Islands, Baltic). Oceania Marina offers Panama Canal transits and transatlantic repositioning crossings.

Cabins

Oceania Marina has a total of 629 cabins (of which 147 Suite, 444 Balcony, 18 Inside rooms) in 17 grades. Most Marina staterooms (94%) are 235-sq. foot Balcony rooms. The largest aboard Marina is the Owner’s Suite (1335 ft2).

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Marina offers four reservations-only restaurants, plus a buffet restaurant and casual snack spots. Speciality restaurants come with no additional charge but require reservations. The most high-profile of all is Jacques, the first restaurant ever created, on land or sea, by celebrity chef Jacques Pepin. Jacques is designed with the feel of a French bistro and focuses on traditional French cuisine. Other speciality restaurants include the Polo Grill steakhouse and the Mediterranean Toscana - both carry-overs from the earlier ships of the line, and Red Ginger, which is an excellent pan-Asian spot.

Follows the complete list of Marina restaurants and food bars.

  • Red Ginger (feng shui Asia speciality restaurant with a 5-course “tasting” and a la carte menu)
  • Jacques (124-seat complimentary dinner restaurant, reservations-only; features French cuisine by chef Pepin)
  • 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)
  • Culinary Center (for cooking classes and demos; hosts the “Gourmet Explorer Series” which consist of 20 new cooking classes; there is also "La Technique" - an exclusive cooking class focusing on the techniques of master chef Chef Jaques Pepin.
  • La Reserve (24-seat wine bar at surcharge; offers wine tastings and a 7-course dinner menu)
  • 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)
  • Privee (a limited capacity private dining room, between Toscana and Polo, 10-seat, charge $1000 for the entire room; features Chef’s Table and 7-course gourmet menu)
  • In October 2015, Oceania announced its plan to combine the Toscana and Polo Grill speciality restaurants into a new venue - “Tuscan Steak”, with quality wood panelling decorated with platinum and silver. The gourmet dinner menu of the new restaurant includes items, such as “Bistecca alla Fiorentina”, “Maine Lobster & Shrimp Fra Diavol”, “Tuscan Porterhouse Steak”, and the signature pork chops of Oceania Cruises “Iberico de Bellota”. At the entrance, there is a wine cellar with a selection of fine wines.

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Much of the inspiration for the layout of Marina came from such high-end establishments as Miami's Mondrian Hotel, the Palm Court at NYC's Plaza Hotel and Bouchon dining venue in Napa. Marina cruise ship is not a true luxury vessel; her cruises sell at a more moderate price point and are considerably less inclusive. Cruisers should bring out their wallets for a range of fares charged a la carte, from cocktails to enrichment programs and facilities.

Oceania Marina cruise ship

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

  • Marina 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)
  • Three 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)
  • Concierge Lounge (Concierge Level and Suite guests lounge)
  • Executive Lounge (Concierge-Level Balcony and Suite guests)
  • Artist Loft (educational centre for Oceania Cruises’ enrichment programmes)
  • Marina 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)
  • Sanctuary (outdoor shaded area with loungers)
  • The Patio (outdoor shaded lounge with chairs, daybeds, sofas)
  • Baristas (patisserie & speciality coffee bar serving illy coffees, complimentary)
  • 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 6)
  • The Library (1000+ books of which many port-destination guide books); Board Room
  • Sun Deck (served by the Polo Bar; has sunloungers, showers, deck games - Shuffleboard, Golf Driving Net, 9-hole Mini-Golf putting greens, paddle tennis).

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Oceania Marina ship is the first of the line's two newbuilt vessels. Her sister and fleet mate is ms Riviera. 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.

The line's owner NCL Norwegian received government's permission to operate cruises to Cuba from the USA, with three Oceania ships - Marina (starting at the end of 2016), Regatta (starting in 2017) and Insignia (Nov-Dec 2017). 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.

Oceania Marina 2020 refurbishment review

Ship's drydock refurbishment in May 2020 (by company's OceaniaNEXT project) will result in several deckplan changes (details soon to be announced). What is known so far is adding a new cabin category (Owner Suite) designed by Trevor R. Howells (Los Angeles-based interior design firm).

Owner Suites are 2-room cabins furnished with Ralph Lauren Home furniture. The colour scheme is white-navy blue-camel-creme. Upholstery and fabrics are in melange (stripes and solids), with pops in silver-gold-metallic. Suite's foyer features premium wood panelling and stone flooring (limestone, black cabochon). The in-cabin bar is mahogany and with a quartzite stone top.

Suite's living room has floor-ceiling windows, Grimaldi-weave sail white fabrics, self-playing piano (made from polished ebony - black hardwood), sectional sofa (with navy blue cushions), mahogany lounge chair. Suite's dining room has a Mayfair table and Barrett Medium Knurled chandelier (natural brass). Master bedroom has a King-size bed, Mayfair Bergere armchairs, nickel-trimmed lighting.

Suite's wraparound balcony is premium teak-floored and fitted with custom-made (by Ralph Lauren) outdoor lounge furniture.

Oceania Marina Itineraries

The below listed Oceania Marina 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
2020 May 13 12 days, one-way from Barcelona to Southampton Barcelona $4399
2020 May 25 10 days, round-trip European Quest London To London Southampton $5399
2020 May 25 22 days, one-way from Southampton to Stockholm Southampton
2020 Jun 04 12 days, one-way from Southampton to Stockholm Southampton $5699
2020 Jun 16 10 days, one-way from Stockholm to Copenhagen Stockholm $7399
2020 Jun 26 10 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Stockholm Copenhagen $5299
2020 Jul 06 10 days, one-way from Stockholm to Oslo Stockholm
2020 Jul 06 22 days, one-way from Stockholm to Southampton Stockholm
2020 Jul 16 12 days, one-way from Oslo to Southampton Oslo $7299
2020 Jul 16 22 days, one-way from Oslo to Southampton Oslo
2020 Jul 28 20 days, round-trip Emerald Exploration London To London Southampton
2020 Jul 28 10 days, round-trip British Isles Tapestry London To London Southampton
2020 Aug 07 10 days, round-trip Circling The Biscay London To London Southampton
2020 Aug 07 22 days, one-way from Southampton to Copenhagen Southampton
2020 Aug 17 12 days, one-way from Southampton to Copenhagen Southampton $4399
2020 Aug 29 10 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Stockholm Copenhagen $5099
2020 Sep 08 14 days, one-way from Stockholm to Amsterdam Stockholm $7399
2020 Sep 08 28 days, one-way from Stockholm to Barcelona Stockholm $17199
2020 Sep 22 24 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Piraeus Amsterdam $10599
2020 Sep 22 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Barcelona Amsterdam $5099
2020 Oct 06 10 days, one-way from Barcelona to Piraeus Barcelona $4799
2020 Oct 16 9 days, one-way from Piraeus to Venice Piraeus
2020 Oct 25 10 days, one-way from Venice to Civitavecchia Venice $5999
2020 Oct 25 17 days, one-way from Venice to Monte Carlo Venice $8899
2020 Nov 04 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Monte Carlo Civitavecchia $4299
2020 Nov 11 10 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Barcelona Monte Carlo $4099
2020 Nov 21 14 days, one-way from Barcelona to Miami Barcelona $3399
2020 Dec 05 14 days, one-way from Miami to Callao Miami $4799
2020 Dec 05 34 days, one-way from Miami to Buenos Aires Miami
2020 Dec 05 44 days, one-way from Miami to Rio de Janeiro Miami
2020 Dec 19 20 days, one-way from Callao to Buenos Aires Callao $6999
2020 Dec 19 30 days, one-way from Callao to Rio de Janeiro Callao
2021 Jan 08 10 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro Buenos Aires $3949
2021 Jan 18 30 days, one-way from Rio de Janeiro to Callao Rio de Janeiro $13599
2021 Jan 18 10 days, one-way from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires Rio de Janeiro $4299
2021 Jan 28 20 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Callao Buenos Aires $7399
2021 Feb 17 51 days, one-way from Callao to Miami Callao
2021 Feb 17 30 days, one-way from Callao to Rio de Janeiro Callao $9099
2021 Feb 17 20 days, one-way from Callao to Buenos Aires Callao $6799
2021 Mar 09 10 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro Buenos Aires $4299
2021 Mar 09 31 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Miami Buenos Aires $13599
2021 Mar 19 21 days, one-way from Rio de Janeiro to Miami Rio de Janeiro $6749
2021 Apr 09 21 days, one-way from Miami to Piraeus Miami $6799
2021 Apr 09 14 days, one-way from Miami to Civitavecchia Miami $3699
2021 Apr 23 19 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia
2021 Apr 23 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Piraeus Civitavecchia $3799
2021 Apr 30 12 days, one-way from Piraeus to Venice Piraeus $5099
2021 Apr 30 24 days, one-way from Piraeus to Barcelona Piraeus $8899
2021 May 12 12 days, one-way from Venice to Barcelona Venice $5199
2021 May 12 22 days, one-way from Venice to Southampton Venice $9499
2021 May 24 10 days, one-way from Barcelona to Southampton Barcelona $4599
2021 May 24 22 days, one-way from Barcelona to Copenhagen Barcelona $9099
2021 Jun 03 12 days, one-way from Southampton to Copenhagen Southampton $4899
2021 Jun 15 22 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Southampton Copenhagen $15199
2021 Jun 15 10 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Oslo Copenhagen $5899
2021 Jun 25 12 days, one-way from Oslo to Southampton Oslo $5599
2021 Jul 07 12 days, one-way from Southampton to Stockholm Southampton $6099
2021 Jul 19 7 days, one-way from Stockholm to Copenhagen Stockholm $3399
2021 Jul 26 7 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Stockholm Copenhagen $3999
2021 Aug 02 10 days, one-way from Stockholm to Copenhagen Stockholm $5299
2021 Aug 12 7 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Stockholm Copenhagen $3399
2021 Aug 19 10 days, one-way from Stockholm to Copenhagen Stockholm $5299
2021 Aug 29 10 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Stockholm Copenhagen $5299
2021 Sep 08 12 days, one-way from Stockholm to Amsterdam Stockholm $5799
2021 Sep 08 26 days, one-way from Stockholm to Lisbon Stockholm $12499
2021 Sep 20 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Lisbon Amsterdam $5299
2021 Sep 20 26 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Venice Amsterdam $11399
2021 Oct 04 12 days, one-way from Lisbon to Venice Lisbon $4799
2021 Oct 16 10 days, one-way from Venice to Barcelona Venice $4049
2021 Oct 26 7 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia Barcelona $3399
2021 Oct 26 14 days, one-way from Barcelona to Venice Barcelona $7499
2021 Nov 02 17 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Barcelona Civitavecchia $8599
2021 Nov 02 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia $3349
2021 Nov 09 22 days, one-way from Venice to Miami Venice $5699
2021 Nov 09 10 days, one-way from Venice to Barcelona Venice $3649
2021 Nov 19 12 days, one-way from Barcelona to Miami Barcelona $3099
2021 Dec 01 38 days, one-way from Miami to Buenos Aires Miami $11099
2021 Dec 01 18 days, one-way from Miami to Callao Miami $5399
2021 Dec 19 20 days, one-way from Callao to Buenos Aires Callao $6349
2022 Jan 08 20 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to San Antonio Buenos Aires $7199
2022 Jan 28 50 days, one-way from San Antonio to Miami San Antonio $15099
2022 Jan 28 29 days, one-way from San Antonio to Rio de Janeiro San Antonio $9499
2022 Jan 28 17 days, one-way from San Antonio to Buenos Aires San Antonio $6249
2022 Feb 14 33 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Miami Buenos Aires $10499
2022 Feb 14 12 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro Buenos Aires $5049
2022 Feb 26 21 days, one-way from Rio de Janeiro to Miami Rio de Janeiro $5949
2022 Mar 19 16 days, one-way from Miami to Civitavecchia Miami $3499
2022 Mar 19 26 days, one-way from Miami to Venice Miami $6999
2022 Apr 04 10 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia $3999

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