Oceania Cruises announces $100 million fleet upgrade

Sirena Oceania

Oceania Cruises has announced that it will spend $100 million upgrading four of its vessels, the Regatta, Insignia, Sirena, and Nautica as part of its OceaniaNEXT initiative.

The fleet revitalisation will see the ships given new suites and staterooms and upgraded public spaces, including restaurants and bars.

Insignia will be the first to debut on 7th December 2018, 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.”

Studio DADO, a Miami-based design and concept studio, is overseeing the work.

“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 dearly 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.”

Sam Ballard

Sam Ballard is the publisher of CRUISE ADVISER and has been writing about the cruise industry for a number of years. His CV includes the likes of shipping magazine International Cruise & Ferry Review and the digital publication Cruise News. He can be contacted on:sam@cruise-adviser.com.

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