Oceania Sirena

Former names: Ocean Princess, Tahitian Princess, R Four (Renaissance Cruises)

Oceania Sirena Review and Specifications

Specifications of Oceania Sirena

Year built1999  /  Age : 20
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 Refurbishment2019
Former namesOcean Princess, Tahitian Princess, R Four (Renaissance Cruises)
Christened byClaudine Pepin

Current itinerary / position of Oceania Sirena

Oceania Sirena current cruise is 10 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Barcelona. The itinerary starts on 15 Jul, 2019 and ends on 25 Jul, 2019.

All Itineraries Current Position
Date / TimePort
15 Jul 20:00    Departing from Civitavecchia, Rome, Italy hotels
16 Jul 08:00 - 23:00    Livorno, Florence-Pisa, Italy
17 Jul 08:00 - 18:00    La Spezia, Italy
18 Jul 08:00 - 20:00    Calvi, Corsica, France
19 Jul 08:00 - 19:00    Portofino, Italy
20 Jul 08:00 - 23:00    Monte Carlo, Monaco
21 Jul 08:00 - 19:00    Antibes, France Riviera
22 Jul 08:00 - 18:00    Marseille, France Riviera
23 Jul 12:00 - 21:00    Palma de Mallorca, Majorca Island, Spain
24 Jul 08:00 - 18:00    Valencia, Spain
25 Jul 08:00    Arriving in Barcelona, Spain hotels

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 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 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 speciality restaurants and 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 is the Owner’s Suite (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 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 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)
  • Red Ginger (feng shui Asia speciality 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 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

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

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

  • Sirena 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)
  • 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 fleet mates) 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 voyage 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 the 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 an 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
2019 Jun 18 17 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Lisbon Monte Carlo
2019 Jun 28 7 days, one-way from Barcelona to Lisbon Barcelona
2019 Jun 28 17 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia Barcelona
2019 Jul 05 10 days, one-way from Lisbon to Civitavecchia Lisbon
2019 Jul 15 10 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Barcelona Civitavecchia
2019 Jul 25 12 days, one-way from Barcelona to Venice Barcelona
2019 Aug 06 10 days, one-way from Venice to Monte Carlo Venice
2019 Aug 16 7 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Civitavecchia Monte Carlo
2019 Aug 16 17 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Venice Monte Carlo
2019 Aug 23 10 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia
2019 Sep 02 10 days, one-way from Venice to Monte Carlo Venice
2019 Sep 12 7 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Barcelona Monte Carlo
2019 Sep 12 19 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Civitavecchia Monte Carlo
2019 Sep 19 12 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia Barcelona $8299
2019 Oct 01 10 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Barcelona Civitavecchia
2019 Oct 11 12 days, one-way from Barcelona to Venice Barcelona $4299
2019 Oct 23 7 days, one-way from Venice to Civitavecchia Venice $2999
2019 Oct 23 14 days, one-way from Venice to Barcelona Venice
2019 Oct 30 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Barcelona Civitavecchia
2019 Oct 30 22 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Miami Civitavecchia
2019 Nov 06 15 days, one-way from Barcelona to Miami Barcelona $3199
2019 Nov 06 31 days, one-way from Barcelona to Los Angeles Barcelona
2019 Nov 21 16 days, one-way from Miami to Los Angeles Miami $7299
2019 Nov 21 23 days, one-way from Miami to Los Angeles Miami
2019 Dec 07 7 days, round-trip Stars Of The Vine Los Angeles To Los Angeles Los Angeles $1699
2019 Dec 14 7 days, round-trip Stars Of The Vine Los Angeles To Los Angeles Los Angeles $2499
2019 Dec 21 16 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Miami Los Angeles
2019 Dec 21 23 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Miami Los Angeles
2020 Jan 06 7 days, round-trip Mayan Mosaic Miami To Miami Miami $1599
2020 Jan 13 12 days, round-trip Caribbean Flair Miami To Miami Miami $2999
2020 Jan 25 7 days, round-trip Mayan Mosaic Miami To Miami Miami $1599
2020 Feb 01 10 days, round-trip Caribbean Delights Miami To Miami Miami $2349
2020 Feb 11 7 days, round-trip Tropical Retreats Miami To Miami Miami $1599
2020 Feb 18 7 days, round-trip Mayan Mosaic Miami To Miami Miami $1599
2020 Feb 25 12 days, round-trip Caribbean Flair Miami To Miami Miami $2999
2020 Mar 08 10 days, round-trip Seaside Symphony Miami To Miami Miami $1999
2020 Mar 18 14 days, round-trip Tropical Breezes Miami To Miami Miami $3299
2020 Apr 01 10 days, round-trip Colonial Collage Miami To Miami Miami $2299
2020 Apr 01 24 days, one-way from Miami to Barcelona Miami $4699
2020 Apr 11 14 days, one-way from Miami to Barcelona Miami $3099
2020 Apr 25 10 days, one-way from Barcelona to Venice Barcelona $4999
2020 Apr 25 20 days, one-way from Barcelona to Piraeus Barcelona $11699
2020 May 05 10 days, one-way from Venice to Piraeus Venice $5299
2020 May 15 10 days, round-trip Aegean Medley Athens To Athens Piraeus
2020 May 25 12 days, one-way from Piraeus to Civitavecchia Piraeus $4699
2020 May 25 24 days, one-way from Piraeus to Barcelona Piraeus $8099
2020 Jun 06 12 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Barcelona Civitavecchia $4799
2020 Jun 18 10 days, one-way from Barcelona to Monte Carlo Barcelona $3999
2020 Jun 28 12 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Venice Monte Carlo $4699
2020 Jul 10 10 days, one-way from Venice to Civitavecchia Venice $4399
2020 Jul 10 20 days, one-way from Venice to Barcelona Venice $7399
2020 Jul 20 10 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Barcelona Civitavecchia $4099
2020 Jul 30 10 days, one-way from Barcelona to Monte Carlo Barcelona $4099
2020 Aug 09 10 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Venice Monte Carlo $4099
2020 Aug 19 12 days, one-way from Venice to Barcelona Venice $4799
2020 Aug 19 19 days, one-way from Venice to Lisbon Venice $6999
2020 Aug 19 26 days, one-way from Venice to Southampton Venice $9199
2020 Aug 31 7 days, one-way from Barcelona to Lisbon Barcelona $3099
2020 Aug 31 14 days, one-way from Barcelona to Southampton Barcelona $5299
2020 Sep 07 7 days, one-way from Lisbon to Southampton Lisbon $3299
2020 Sep 14 10 days, round-trip Emerald Isles London To London Southampton $4699
2020 Sep 24 10 days, one-way from Southampton to Lisbon Southampton $3699
2020 Sep 24 20 days, one-way from Southampton to Barcelona Southampton $5899
2020 Oct 04 10 days, one-way from Lisbon to Barcelona Lisbon $3199
2020 Oct 04 17 days, one-way from Lisbon to Monte Carlo Lisbon $4599
2020 Oct 14 7 days, one-way from Barcelona to Monte Carlo Barcelona $2299
2020 Oct 14 14 days, one-way from Barcelona to Venice Barcelona $3499
2020 Oct 21 7 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Venice Monte Carlo $2299
2020 Oct 28 12 days, one-way from Venice to Haifa Venice $3099
2020 Nov 09 12 days, one-way from Haifa to Istanbul Haifa $3549
2020 Nov 21 20 days, one-way from Istanbul to Dubai Istanbul $5199
2020 Dec 11 10 days, round-trip Middle East Meandering Dubai To Dubai Dubai $3199
2020 Dec 21 15 days, one-way from Dubai to Mumbai Dubai $4549
2021 Jan 05 15 days, one-way from Mumbai to Yangon Mumbai $4549
2021 Jan 20 15 days, one-way from Yangon to Laem Chabang Yangon $4599
2021 Feb 04 24 days, one-way from Laem Chabang to Dubai Laem Chabang $6299
2021 Feb 28 10 days, round-trip Middle East Meandering Dubai To Dubai Dubai $3099
2021 Mar 10 22 days, one-way from Dubai to Piraeus Dubai $5499

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