By Staff Writer
Oceania Cruises, the world’s leading culinary-focused cruise line, has unveiled the first of a number of enhancements coming to the line’s acclaimed 1,250-guest ships Marina and Riviera: a new generation of Owner’s Suites furnished exclusively with Ralph Lauren Home.
“The Owner’s Suites furnished exclusively with Ralph Lauren Home are signature elements of our brand and truly iconic. As we are always looking for ways to elevate the guest experience we took the opportunity to completely re-master these suites and provide our guests with an entirely new experience. Everything from the furnishings to the artwork is new, and guests will feel as though they are sailing aboard one of the world’s most glamorous yachts or living in an opulent estate home,” said Bob Binder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Oceania Cruises.
Sporting a colour palette that is quintessentially Ralph Lauren, the suites are resplendent in navy, white, cream and caramel and upholstery is a mélange of solids and stripes, with pops of metallic, silver, and gold. The rooms are physically and metaphorically layered, with details such as the red, white and blue striped fabric selected for the outdoor cushions on the suites’ verandas a nod to Mr. Lauren’s label as “America’s designer”.
Designed by Los Angeles based Trevor R. Howells Interior Design, the Owner’s Suites reflect Ralph Lauren’s appreciation for sailing, Hollywood glamour and timeless, classical beauty.
Guests will enter through an impressive foyer with a limestone and black cabochon inset floor, walls of inset Georgian wood panelling, and a mahogany and quartzite bar. Spacious and airy, the grand room features dramatic sea-views from floor-to-ceiling windows dressed with Ralph Lauren Grimaldi-weave sail fabric, along with a self-playing ebony piano that will take your in-suite entertaininment up a notch.
The elegant living room features a new saddle-suede sectional sofa, a mahogany Lounge Moderne chair upholstered in navy and white Super-Yacht Stripe, with the Mayfair dining table the centrepiece of the room. Overhead is a new Barrett Knurled chandelier overhead.
The oversized master suite features a new Cote D’Azure king-size bed, elegant Mayfair Bergere side chairs upholstered in Sutton Suede Doe and dramatic nickel-trimmed lighting accents. Finally, the wraparound teak verandas feature stylish pieces that were custom-crafted by Ralph Lauren Home for Oceania Cruises.
Howells specifically selected furnishings to highlight Ralph Lauren Home’s unique design presence, utilising fabrics such as the “super yacht stripe” and signature pieces such as the Clivedon carved chairs and Pall Mall cocktail table. The Owner’s Suites aboard Marina and Riviera capture the joy of travel, the thrill of adventure and surround travellers with the impeccable style of Ralph Lauren Home.
The new Owner’s Suites will debut on Riviera in April 2019 and Marina in May 2020. Further details on additional enhancements and new guest experiences coming to Marina and Riviera will be revealed in early 2019.