One of Oceania Cruises most intimate ships has just re-entered service after an incredible bow to stern renovation. The Oceania Sirena refurbishment has seen the ship entirely transformed with a new decor as well as upgraded staterooms and suites.
The 684-guest Sirena is the second of Oceania’s smaller R-class cruise ships to be made over. Insignia was renovated in December 2018. It’s all part of the US$100+ million OceaniaNEXT brand enhancement program.
All of Sirena’s accommodations have been remodelled with new sofas, writing desks and outdoor furniture. I especially like the new leather bedheads – they add an ultra-luxury finish. It’s also worth noting that the old televisions have also been replaced with large flat screens that are mounted on the wall.
In the Penthouse Suites the layout has also been changed. It is a clever alteration that makes space for a new coffee table.
Interestingly, Sirena debuts some additional refinements above and beyond those done on Insignia. All suites and staterooms include full-length mirrors as well as 100-volt power sockets on each side of the bed – a great addition.
Sirena also got extra crystal chandeliers in the public spaces and stair lobbies, as well as smart new lighting in the Spa.
Of course all the restaurants have also been given a stunning makeover during the Oceania Sirena refurbishment. The Grand Dining room looks resplendent with new furnishings, carpet and chandeliers. However, it’s nice to see it hasn’t lost that ‘old-world’ charm that so endears it to Oceania regulars.
The two specialty restaurants, Polo Grill and Toscana, have also been redecorated. I think the change in Toscana is particularly impressive. There are new designer leather chairs and a decor that reminds me of an upmarket trattoria in Milan.
Topping off the transformation of Sirena are pieces of art from the company’s multi-million-dollar collection. Some of these unique creations were especially commissioned for Sirena.
Thanks to the Oceania Sirena refurbishment the ship now looks like new – both inside and out. Indeed, the first guests are already enjoying the onboard changes as they sail on a 10-day voyage from Rome to Monte Carlo.