By Published On: 29 Apr 2016

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This week a bottle of Moët & Chandon champagne was smashed across the bow of the new Oceana Cruises Sirena. The highly anticipated arrival of the 684-guest Sirena took place at a lavish ceremony in the Mediterranean port of Barcelona.

The arrival of Sirena to the Oceania Cruises fleet has been much anticipated. It will showcase a range of new dining options and set a new standard for onboard quality and guest experiences.

New dining options

The Oceana Cruises Sirena boasts four gourmet restaurants, six elegant lounges and bars, the renowned Canyon Ranch SpaClub, and 342 lavish suites and luxurious staterooms.

Two of the restaurants are all new specialty-dining venues. The first, Tuscan Steak, is a fusion traditional steak house and authentic Italian restaurant. The second is called Red Ginger and will offer culinary delights such as Miso Glazed Sea Bass and Lobster Pad Thai.

Tuscan Steak on the Sirena.

Tuscan Steak on the Sirena. Photo – Mark Ashman

Red Ginger on the Sirena.

Red Ginger on the Sirena. Photo – Mark Ashman

Another new dining option awaits Sirena guests in the Grand Dining Room. At lunch time the restaurant will transform into Jacques Bistro, offering an exclusive menu featuring some of legendary chef Jacques Pépin’s signature dishes.

The Sirena’s history

While new to Oceania Cruises, the Sirena is not a new cruise ship. She started life in 1999 in the now defunct Renaissance Cruise line. In 2002 she moved to Princess Cruises who then sold her to Oceania Cruises in 2014 for US$82-million.

Before entering service with Oceania Cruises the Sirena underwent a 35-day, US$50-million refurbishment. It renovated all public spaces and accommodations to Oceania Cruises’ standard of elegance.

Lavish new suites Oceana Cruises Sirena

The Owner’s and Vista Suites are the largest accommodation onboard the Sirena. They have debuted with an elegant new design boasting a sharp, modern style.

Spacious lounge room in one of Sirena's suites.

Spacious lounge room in one of Sirena’s suites. Photo – Mark Ashman

Luxury bedroom in one of Sirena's suites.

Luxury bedroom in one of Sirena’s suites. Photo – Mark Ashman

Upgraded entertainment

Oceana Cruises Sirena is also the first ship in the Oceania Cruises’ fleet to showcase the enhanced entertainment offerings being developed for the line. Guests will be treated to a full range of world-class musical, theatrical and comedic productions in the Sirena Lounge.

Port profile: Venice, Italy

On 2 May 2016 the Sirena will welcome guest on board for her 9-day voyage from Rome to Venice. For more information visit the Oceania Cruises website.

About the Author: Jason Kerr

Jason is the founder and Managing Editor of The Luxury Cruise Review. He has a passion for travel, a weakness for espresso coffee and a love of Greek cuisine.

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