Premium cruise line Oceania have announced a massive US$100M renovation program for their iconic 684-guest Regatta-class cruise ships.
The Oceania renovation program is called OceaniaNEXT and it will see Regatta, Insignia, Sirena, and Nautica transformed from bow to stern with new decor, remodelled public areas and entirely redesigned guest rooms and suites.
Oceania have told us they will take inspiration from their flagships Marina and Riviera, with richly appointed and stylish new interiors that showcase the best of residential design.
The famous Grand Staircase onboard the Regatta-class vessels will come in for particular attention, framed by intricate railings and balustrades inset with crystal accents. Overhead, a stunning chandelier will be adorned with hanging pieces of smoked and hand-painted glass.
The Grand Dining Room will get a major makeover during the Oceania renovation program, with a lighter and more contemporary decor of soft cream leather dining chairs accented by metallic bronze threading.
Perhaps the biggest change will be in the guest rooms and suites. Every one will be stripped to the studs and remade. Oceania promise the new guest rooms will feel more spacious and light, with a modern decor and custom-crafted furnishings.
There will also be brand new bathrooms. Every fixture and surface will be new, with designer fixtures, improved lighting and lavish vanities. A big improvement will be the addition of glass shower enclosures in all rooms and suites. Penthouse, Vista, and Owner’s Suites bathrooms will offer even more space and be fitted with Carrara marble, polished granite, and sleek onyx.
Bob Binder, President and CEO of Oceania Cruises, is understandably upbeat about the Oceania renovation program. “They don’t build ships like these anymore, which is why this re-inspiration project is such an important milestone in our company’s 15-year history. We are maintaining the intimate surroundings and personal attention that our guests love, while at the same time setting a new standard of style and elegance for small ship cruising. We can’t wait for our ‘new’ ships to launch.”
Insignia will be the first to debut on 7 December 2018, followed by Sirena in May 2019, Regatta in September 2019 and Nautica in June 2020.