By Staff Writer
Oceania Cruises has announced its OceaniaNEXT initiative, a sweeping array of dramatic enhancements designed to elevate every facet of the guest experience.
The first initiative to be undertaken is a US$100 million re-inspiration of the line’s four 684-guest ships (Regatta, Insignia, Sirena, and Nautica) that will result in four better-than-new ships.
Each will emerge from the redesign process with 342 new designer suites and staterooms, and stunning new décor in the restaurants, lounges and bars, inspired by the line’s 450 ports of call.
Insignia will be the first to debut on December 7 this year, followed by Sirena in May 2019, Regatta in September 2019, and Nautica in June 2020.
“OceaniaNEXT will be the most extensive and comprehensive suite of product and guest service enhancements that we have ever undertaken,” said Bob Binder, President and CEO of Oceania Cruises.
“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,” he adds.
“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.”
At the helm of the dramatic refurbishment is Studio DADO, a Miami-based design and concept studio specialising in luxury residential and hospitality design.
“The moment we stepped onboard, we were impressed by the ambiance and attention to detail,” said Yohandel Ruiz, founding partner of Studio DADO. “The guests we spoke with kept telling us how they loved the ships, so it was important that we kept the intimacy and warmth in the redesign. What we landed on provides a modern and airy atmosphere, similar to what you would find in an elegant estate home.”
Oceania Cruises is one of the world’s leading culinary- and destination-focused cruise lines with six intimate and luxurious ships accommodating between 684 and 1,250 guests and offering an array of premium cruising experiences featuring the finest cuisine at sea and destination-rich itineraries spanning the globe.
Expertly crafted voyages call on more than 450 ports across Europe, Alaska, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, New England and Canada, Bermuda, the Caribbean, Panama Canal, Tahiti and the South Pacific as well as epic 180-day Around the World Voyages.
For more information and reservations, contact Oceania Cruises on 1300 355 200 or visit OceaniaCruises.com.