Oceania Cruises has launched its latest ship, Sirena, at a ceremony in Barcelona.
The 684-passenger vessel, which was christened by Claudine Pépin, the daughter of chef Jacques Pépin, was previously owned by Princess Cruises.
“We launched Oceania Cruises with a visionary belief that we could create something special. With an unwavering commitment to serve our guests the finest cuisine at sea, we established a culinary reputation that to this day defines the Oceania Cruises brand,” said Frank Del Rio, CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings. “That culinary tradition continues, as we welcome Sirena to the family. Sirena builds upon our epicurean heritage with new gourmet dining experiences, and in godmother Claudine Pépin who is a noted chef and member of the culinary world’s royal family.”
Sirena follows the blueprint of Oceania’s Regatta, Insignia and Nautica. The vessel has four restaurants, six lounges and bars as well as a Canyon Ranch spa.
“The expansion of our culinary offerings on Sirena with Tuscan Steak, Red Ginger and Jacques Bistro further exemplifies our commitment to epicurean excellence,” said President and COO for Oceania Cruises Jason Montague. “We have given our guests three new gourmet dining options, and more opportunities to enjoy the finest cuisine at sea.”