By Published On: 30 May 2024

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Oceania Cruises has officially welcomed its Marina cruise ship back into the fleet after it was extensively refurbished. The luxurious 1,250-guest vessel now has three new dining venues, enhanced public spaces and refreshed suites.

The Aquamare Kitchen on Oceania Marina.
The new Aquamar Kitchen features a wellness inspired menu.

Marina is the last ship in the Oceania Cruises fleet to be refurbished to their ‘better than new’ standard. Indeed, Marina looks and feels like a brand new cruise ship.

New dining options

Marina boasts three new dining options including the Aquamar Kitchen, which debuted to much acclaim on Vista last year. There is also a new al fresco Pizzeria and a poolside Ice Cream Parlour.

“The addition of these three relaxed, yet refined, eateries to Marina is the perfect way to spotlight that The Finest Cuisine at Sea does not always mean a white linen tablecloth and starched napkins at one of our award-winning specialty restaurants. It’s also a perfectly prepared pizza, accompanied by a chilled glass of white wine enjoyed on deck, as you set sail with a warm breeze around your shoulders; or a decadent poolside ice cream or flavorful smoothie as you relax on your sun lounger.”

Frank A. Del Rio – President of Oceania Cruises.
Tables in Aquamare Kitchen restaurant on Oceania Marina.
Enjoy the Aquamar Kitchen at breakfast and lunch time.

The Aquamar Kitchen is a wellness-focused dining venue. Open for breakfast and lunch it serves energy bowls, avocado toasts and globally inspired salads – all with a hint of indulgence. There are also heartier options like the “Impossible” burger, yellowfin tuna tacos and crunchy chicken sandwiches.

It’s worth noting that with the addition of the Aquamar Kitchen, La Reserve has been moved. It will now shares space with Marina’s private dining venue, Privée.

The Pizzeria on boar Oceania's Marina cruise ship.
Waves Grll is transformed into the Pizzeria each evening.

The new Pizzeria will set up each evening at the Waves Grill. The menu includes freshly made pizzas, as well as smooth burrata, grilled Italian meats and indulgent desserts.

The new Ice Cream Parlour compliments the pool deck with award-winning artisan ice cream from Humphry Slocombe, plus milkshakes and smoothies. 

All new Penthouse Suites

Marina’s 124 Penthouse Suites have all been made over. They now feature custom-crafted furniture, new carpets and upholstery.

A Penthouse Suite on Oceania Marina.
A stylish new decor.
Writing desk in a Penthouse Suite on Oceania Marina.
More storage space and room to work.

The suites also got enhanced lighting, as well as more power outlets and USB ports. Storage space has been enhanced too, thanks to the addition of new closets and cabinetry.

The bathroom in the Penthouse Suite on Oceania Marina.
A sleek new bathroom.

The suite bathrooms also shine. Each has been sleekly restyled with Italian marble, generous oversized showers and plenty of drawer space.

Public spaces updated

Popular public spaces on Marina have been updated too. Martinis, Horizons, The Grand Dining Room and Library have all got plush new carpets and refreshed upholstery. While in the Polo Grill there is a great new look with pillowed-leather dining chairs, stylish window treatments and new carpet.

Returning to the high seas

Marina returns to the high seas on 1 June 2024. The vessel sets sail on a 12-day voyage from Rome, Italy for Lisbon, Portugal. Marina will then chart multiple Northern European voyages until September when it returns to the Mediterranean for the remainder of the summer season.

For more information visit the Ocean 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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