Four Oceania Ships Set For Dramatic Enhancements
Oceania Cruises have announced plans to spend over $100 million dollars on a comprehensive transformation of their four R-Class vessels.
The ‘Re-inspiration’ programme, which has been christened OceaniaNEXT, will see Insignia, Sirena, Regatta and Nautica upgraded with new suites and staterooms, as well as widespread improvements made to the ships' restaurants, lounges and public areas.
To assist with the project, Oceania Cruises will be working alongside Studio DADO, a Miami-based design company which specialises in cruise ships and hospitality. Previously, the company oversaw the design concepts for both Seven Seas Explorer’s Pacific Rim and the Hideaway retreat onboard Celebrity Reflection and Celebrity Silhouette.
In total, the Re-Inspiration programme will consist of the following:
- $100 million dollars
- 1,368 new suites and staterooms
- 1,400 new marble bathrooms
- 8,000 new light fixtures
- 12,000 new sofas and chairs
- 1,000 + artisans and craftsman
Commenting on the news, Oceania Cruises’ CEO Bob Binder, stated that the Re-inspiration programme will reinforce the bond the guests share with the four R-Class vessels:
“OceaniaNEXT will be the most extensive and comprehensive suite of product and guest service enhancements that we have ever undertaken, Our Regatta-Class ships are like second homes to our loyal guests and travel partners.
“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 have opened a new chapter, innovating in every way as we look to the future and the way our guests want to travel. We can’t wait for our ‘new’ ships to launch.”
The first ship to undergo the transformation will be Insignia in November 2018. Once completed, she will be followed by Sirena in May 2019, Regatta in September 2019, and finally, Nautica in June 2020.
Find out more here: The Re-Inspiration of Classic Elegance - OceaniaNEXT (online brochure)
For further information regarding OceaniaNEXT, please call our Voyage Consultants on 0800 008 6677.