Oceania Sirena

Oceania Sirena Review and Specifications

Specifications of Oceania Sirena

Year built1999  /  Age : 19
Flag state Bermuda
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
Speed20 kn / 37 kph / 23 mph
Length (LOA)181 m / 594 ft
Beam (width)25 m / 82 ft
Gross Tonnage30277 gt
Passengers698 - 803
Crew375
Passengers-to-space ratio38
Decks11
Cabins349
Decks with cabins5
Last Refurbishment2016-2019
Former namesR Four (Renaissance Cruises), Tahitian Princess, Ocean Princess
Christened byClaudine Pepin

Current itinerary of Oceania Sirena

Oceania Sirena current cruise is 25 days, round-trip Amazon Odyssey Miami To Miami. The itinerary starts on 05 Nov, 2018 and ends on 30 Nov, 2018.

Date / TimePort
05 Nov 17:00      Departing from Miami, Florida   
08 Nov 12:00 - 19:00     Gustavia, Saint Barthelemy Island   
09 Nov 12:00 - 20:00     Castries, St Lucia Island   
10 Nov 08:00 - 21:00     St Georges, Grenada   
11 Nov 07:00 - 16:00     Port-of-Spain, Trinidad   
15 Nov 09:00 - 18:00     Santarem, Brazil Amazon   
16 Nov 08:00 - 14:00     Boca da Valeria, Brazil Amazon   
17 Nov 08:00 - 18 Nov 17:00     Manaus, Brazil Amazon   
19 Nov 11:00 - 19:00     Parintins, Brazil Amazon   
20 Nov 08:00 - 16:00     Santarem, Brazil Amazon   
23 Nov 08:00 - 17:00     Iles du Salut, French Guiana   
25 Nov 08:00 - 16:00     Bridgetown, Barbados   
26 Nov 12:00 - 18:00     St Johns, Antigua   
27 Nov 12:00 - 21:00     San Juan, Puerto Rico   
30 Nov 08:00      Arriving in Miami, Florida   

Review of Oceania Sirena

Launched in 1999 as R Four, Oceania Sirena cruise ship is an R-class vessel with sisterships Regatta, Insignia and Nautica. Until 2016, the liner was part of Princess Cruises fleet under the name "MS Ocean Princess". Oceania ship Sirena will be drydock refurbished in 2019 (May) by company's new OceaniaNEXT fleet renovation project (2019-2020).

History - construction and ownership

Oceania Cruises is an 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 Sirena cruise ship

The 30,277-ton, 684-passenger cruise ship Sirena was scheduled for a 35-day refurbishment in Marseille, France in March 2016, which cost around USD 40 million. The new Oceania ship Sirena was transformed just like her R-Class sisters to feature renowned specialty restaurants, along with the line’s latest “luxury cruising” inventions – the Baristas service and the Terrace Cafe (cook-to-order grill).

Cruise itinerary program

Sirena itinerary program is based on European Inaugural cruises in the Mediterranean, followed by Transatlantic repositioning to NYC, Miami and Los Angeles (with Panama Canal transition).

Cabins

Oceania Sirena has a total of 342 cabins (of which 62 Suites, 170 balcony rooms) in 25 grades. Most Sirena staterooms (66%) are 175-sq.foot Balcony rooms (184). The largest aboard Sirena are the Owner’s Suites (735 ft2).

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Sirena 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.

Oceania Sirena cruise ship

The Sirena ship offers a new bistro-style concept. At lunch, the Dining Room is transformed into the “Jacques Bistro” serving an exclusive menu with signature dishes by the Oceania’s executive chef Mr Jacques Pepin.

Follows the complete list of Sirena 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 fastfood bar; serves the pool deck area with made-to-order daily specialties and gelato icecream)
  • 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)
  • Red Ginger (feng shui Asia specialty restaurant with a 5-course “tasting” and a la carte menu)
  • Polo Grill (96-seat Steakhouse restaurant, complimentary; reservations required)
  • In October 2015, Oceania announced its plan to combine the Toscana and Polo Grill specialty restaurants into a new venue - “Tuscan Steak”, with quality wood paneling 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

MS Sirena welcomes her first passengers in 2016 Summer with every luxury one may expect on board Oceania’s mid-sized ships. She features open-seating restaurants, eight lounges and bars, casino, world-class wellness center.

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

  • Sirena Lounge (main show room/theater 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 (piano bar serving a variety of Martinis)
  • Two Boutiques (duty-free perfumes, jewelry, 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)
  • Baristas Grand (Coffee Bar)
  • Sirena 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)
  • 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 Sirena wiki

  • Oceania Sirena cruise ship (Ocean Princess until 2016) was built under the name R Four, as one of the R-class vessels acquired from the fleet of the defunct Renaissance Cruises. In April 2016, the new ship joined her R-Class sisters (and current fleetmates) InsigniaNautica and Regatta. Other cruise line vessels from this "Renaissance-class" are Azamara Journey, Azamara Pursuit and Azamara Quest (Azamara Club Cruises), Pacific Princess (Princess Cruises).
  • The ship was initially owned by a group of French investors and operated by the Renaissance cruise line company. Renaissance bankrupted in 2001, and Princess Cruises purchased two of its vessels - Ocean and Pacific. First they renamed the "R Four" ship to "Tahitian Princess" and later to "Ocean Princess".
  • The vessel was delivered to Oceania in March 2016. It was purchased from its previous owner Carnival Corp for USD 82 million and underwent a 35-day long drydock refurbishment in France (Marseille) at the cost of UD $50 million before entering Oceania's fleet.
  • The name "Sirena" means "mermaid" in Spanish. The ship was transformed from "Princess" to "Oceania" with both new and traditional touches, including the addition of the Italian seafood/steakhouse restaurant Tuscan Steak (in the place of Toscana and Polo Grill restaurants), the Asian restaurant Red Ginger, also Terrace Cafe and the popular Baristas bar.
  • In December 2015, Claudine Pepin (TV host, cookbook author, daughter of master chef Jacques Pepin) was announced as godmother for MS Sirena. Jacques Pepin is also Oceania Cruises' Executive Culinary Director.
  • The naming ceremony was held on April 27, 2016 in Barcelona. The traditional bottle smashing failed the first time (considered very bad luck for the ship), but the "Moet & Chandon Champagne" bottle was utterly smashed in the ship's hull on the second try. Following the christening, the godmother and her famous father sailed on the Inaugural Cruise, featuring themed onboard events (including cooking demonstrations and cookbook singing). All guests booked on the maiden moyage received a complimentary copy of Claudine Pepin's book "Let's Cook French".
  • 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 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.

Inaugural itineraries

The new Sirena ship started operations for Oceania Cruises in April 2016, with Inaugural season in Europe (Mediterranean Sea). Follows the list of special and repositioning cruise itineraries with ports of call times and suggestive Euro prices per person:

  • April 27 (Inaugural cruise / "Maiden Voyage" for Oceania) 14 day Barcelona to Venice - from €4000 - ports of call Marseille, Monte Carlo, St Tropez, Elba, Rome, Positano, Messina, Malta, Kotor, Split, Koper
  • September 20 (28 day Transatlantic crossing) Barcelona to New York - from €5600
  • October 4 (14 day Transatlantic) Barcelona to New York - from €2160
  • October 4 (24 day Transatlantic) Barcelona to New York - from €4560 - Alicante, Almeria, Cadiz, Madeira, Bermuda/Hamilton
  • October 28 (28 day) New York to Miami - from €5680 - Bermuda (Hamilton), St Barthelemy, St Lucia, Tobago, Amazon River cruise (Brazil - Santarem, Boca da Valeria, Manaus, Parintins), Cayenne/Devil's Island, Barbados, Martinique, BVI (Virgin Gorda), Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic (La Romana)
  • November 25 (16 day Panama Canal transition) Miami to Los Angeles - from €3050 - Great Stirrup Cay, Cartagena, Golfito, Puntarenas, Corinto, Puerto Quetzal, Acapulco, Cabo, San Diego

Cuba cruises from Miami 2018

For 2018 Caribbean season (April-June and September-December) Oceania Cruises Sirena ship had scheduled a total of 15 roundtrip Miami Florida itineraries (7-10-days) visiting ports in Cuba (Havana, Santiago de Cuba, Cienfuegos). The longer itineraries also visited ports in Bahamas (including Great Stirrup Cay Island).

Each Cuban voyage featured a wide array of traditional Cuban dishes, as well as expert-led onboard lectures themed on the country's history, art and music.

Next table shows a 7-day round-trip itinerary (themed "Timeless Cuba") with prices starting from USD 3400 pp (double occupancy Inside cabin rates).

06 JunDeparting from Miami, Florida
07 Jun 09:00 - 19:00     Havana, Cuba   
10 Jun 07:00 - 15:00     Cienfuegos, Cuba   
11 Jun 11:00 - 18:00     Santiago de Cuba   
13 JunArriving in Miami, Florida

Ocean Princess ship

Follows the table with information regarding the previously named "MS Ocean Princess" vessel.

  • Last refurbished 2012
  • MMSI number 310505000
  • Callsign code  ZCDS4
  • Flag State (registered in) Bermuda
  • Christened by three godparents (Ali McGraw, Ryan O'Neal, Tonita Flosse)
  • Passenger decks: 9
  • Cabin grades number: 25
  • Total number of cabins: 338 (of which 62 Suites, 170 balcony rooms)
  • Dining Rooms: Club Restaurant
  • Restaurants and food bars: Sterling (steakhouse), Sabatini’s (Italian), Panorama (buffet), Pizzeria
  • Lounges & Bars: Cabaret (theatre), Tahitian (nightclub), Club Bar, poolside bars
  • Casino, Library, Art Gallery, Lotus Spa, Swimming Pools (2 -Main pool, Thalasso pool, Jacuzzis (3), Golf cage, Jogging track, Shuffleboard nets, Beauty salon, Sauna.
  • This Princess cruise ship had a bit more godparents than usual - Madame Tonita Flosse (First Lady of French Polynesia at the time) and Ali McGraw and Ryan O'Neal (stars of the 1970 movie "Love Story").
  • Fun fact is that the P&O Cruises ship Oceana was operated under the same name (Ocean Princess) in the period 2000-2002.
  • In 2014, the vessel was purchased by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings from Carnival Corporation for USD 82 million. The USD 24 million were paid in cash in November 2014. The other USD 66 million were the "Sirena loan" - provided to NCLH by Carnival Corp (running through Nov 2019) at annual interest rate of 2,75%.
  • Princess Cruises Ocean Princess itinerary program offered a diverse set of exotic itineraries with departures from UK, USA (Florida and California ports), from South Africa (Cape Town), Asia (Singapore) and Australia (Sydney). The ship also operated on World Cruise tours leaving from UK and Australia.
  • The last Ocean Princess itinerary was the 64-day around South America cruise (January 3 - March 7). The itinerary included the following ports - Miami, Florida (3 Jan), Philipsburg, St. Maarten (6 Jan), Roseau, Dominica (7 Jan), Bridgetown, Barbados (8 Jan), Trinidad, Tobago (9 Jan), Iles Du Salut, French Guiana (11 Jan), Natal, Brazil (15 Jan), Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (19 Jan, 20 Jan), Ilhabela, Brazil (21 Jan), Santos (Sao Paulo), Brazil (22 Jan), Montevideo, Uruguay (25 Jan), Buenos Aires, Argentina (26 Jan, 27 Jan), Puerto Madryn, Argentina (30 Jan), Port Stanley, Falkland Islands (1 Feb), Ushuaia, Argentina (3 Feb), Cape Horn, Chile (4 Feb), Punta Arenas, Chile (6 Feb), Puerto Chacabuco, Chile (9 Feb), Puerto Montt, Chile (11 Feb), Valparaiso, Chile (13 Feb), Coquimbo, Chile (14 Feb), Arica, Chile (16 Feb), Pisco, Peru (18 Feb), Callao, Peru (19 Feb, 20 Feb), Salaverry, Peru (21 Feb), Guayaquil, Ecuador (23 Feb), Puntarenas, Costa Rica (26 Feb), Panama Canal (transit 28 Feb), Santa Marta, Colombia (1 Mar), Willemstad, Curacao (3 Mar), Miami, Florida (7 Mar)

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Oceania Sirena Itineraries

The below listed Oceania Sirena 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
2018 Oct 03 7 days, round-trip Timeless Cuba Miami To Miami Miami
2018 Oct 10 9 days, round-trip Breezes, Bays & Beaches Miami To Miami Miami
2018 Oct 19 7 days, round-trip Timeless Cuba Miami To Miami Miami
2018 Oct 26 10 days, round-trip Tropical Rhythms Miami To Miami Miami
2018 Nov 05 25 days, round-trip Amazon Odyssey Miami To Miami Miami
2018 Nov 30 10 days, round-trip Seaside Silhouettes Miami To Miami Miami
2018 Dec 10 7 days, round-trip Timeless Cuba Miami To Miami Miami
2018 Dec 17 10 days, round-trip Caribbean Celebration Miami To Miami Miami
2018 Dec 27 7 days, round-trip Timeless Cuba Miami To Miami Miami
2019 Jan 03 10 days, round-trip Sandy Shores Miami To Miami Miami
2019 Jan 13 7 days, round-trip Colonial Cuba Miami To Miami Miami
2019 Jan 20 34 days, one-way from Miami to Buenos Aires Miami
2019 Jan 20 22 days, one-way from Miami to Rio de Janeiro Miami$11099
2019 Feb 11 33 days, one-way from Rio de Janeiro to Callao Rio de Janeiro
2019 Feb 11 12 days, one-way from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires Rio de Janeiro$3999
2019 Feb 23 21 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Callao Buenos Aires$6499
2019 Mar 16 33 days, one-way from Callao to Rio de Janeiro Callao
2019 Mar 16 21 days, one-way from Callao to Buenos Aires Callao$6099
2019 Apr 06 29 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Barcelona Buenos Aires$9799
2019 Apr 06 12 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro Buenos Aires$7299
2019 Apr 18 17 days, one-way from Rio de Janeiro to Barcelona Rio de Janeiro$4099
2019 May 19 10 days, one-way from Barcelona to Venice Barcelona
2019 May 29 20 days, one-way from Venice to Monte Carlo Venice
2019 May 29 10 days, one-way from Venice to Civitavecchia Venice
2019 Jun 08 10 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Monte Carlo Civitavecchia
2019 Jun 18 17 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Lisbon Monte Carlo
2019 Jun 18 10 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Barcelona Monte Carlo$3699
2019 Jun 28 17 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia Barcelona$8399
2019 Jun 28 7 days, one-way from Barcelona to Lisbon Barcelona$4299
2019 Jul 05 10 days, one-way from Lisbon to Civitavecchia Lisbon$3799
2019 Jul 15 10 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Barcelona Civitavecchia$4199
2019 Jul 25 12 days, one-way from Barcelona to Venice Barcelona$4799
2019 Aug 06 10 days, one-way from Venice to Monte Carlo Venice$4199
2019 Aug 16 17 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Venice Monte Carlo$5799
2019 Aug 16 7 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Civitavecchia Monte Carlo$2999
2019 Aug 23 10 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia$4199
2019 Sep 02 10 days, one-way from Venice to Monte Carlo Venice$4199
2019 Sep 12 19 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Civitavecchia Monte Carlo$6099
2019 Sep 12 7 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Barcelona Monte Carlo$2799
2019 Sep 19 12 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia Barcelona$4399
2019 Oct 01 10 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Barcelona Civitavecchia$3299
2019 Oct 11 12 days, one-way from Barcelona to Venice Barcelona$7499
2019 Oct 23 14 days, one-way from Venice to Barcelona Venice
2019 Oct 23 7 days, one-way from Venice to Civitavecchia Venice$3499
2019 Oct 30 22 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Miami Civitavecchia$6999
2019 Oct 30 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Barcelona Civitavecchia$2549
2019 Nov 06 31 days, one-way from Barcelona to Los Angeles Barcelona$6999
2019 Nov 06 15 days, one-way from Barcelona to Miami Barcelona$3499
2019 Nov 21 23 days, one-way from Miami to Los Angeles Miami$7899
2019 Nov 21 16 days, one-way from Miami to Los Angeles Miami$3999
2019 Dec 07 7 days, round-trip Stars Of The Vine Los Angeles To Los Angeles Los Angeles$1849
2019 Dec 14 7 days, round-trip Stars Of The Vine Los Angeles To Los Angeles Los Angeles$1849
2019 Dec 21 23 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Miami Los Angeles$6799
2019 Dec 21 16 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Miami Los Angeles$4999
2020 Jan 06 7 days, round-trip Iconic Cuba Miami To Miami Miami$2299
2020 Jan 13 12 days, round-trip Caribbean Flair Miami To Miami Miami$3299
2020 Jan 25 7 days, round-trip Timeless Cuba Miami To Miami Miami$2399
2020 Feb 01 10 days, round-trip Cuba Impressions Miami To Miami Miami$4499
2020 Feb 11 7 days, round-trip Colonial Cuba Miami To Miami Miami$2399
2020 Feb 18 7 days, round-trip Colonial Cuba Miami To Miami Miami$2099
2020 Feb 25 12 days, round-trip Caribbean Flair Miami To Miami Miami$3299
2020 Mar 08 10 days, round-trip Cuba Impressions Miami To Miami Miami$3099
2020 Mar 18 14 days, round-trip Tropical Breezes Miami To Miami Miami$3599
2020 Apr 01 24 days, one-way from Miami to Barcelona Miami$4899
2020 Apr 01 10 days, round-trip Colonial Collage Miami To Miami Miami$2499
2020 Apr 11 14 days, one-way from Miami to Barcelona Miami$3199