Oceania Fleet Refurbishment- Better Than New!

17 Aug 2018 | by Ian McAleavy

Oceania are already renowned for their high-level of luxury cruises. With some of the best dining at sea, attentive service, and intimate ships, Oceania Cruises’ fans flock back to her fleet of six ships time and time again. Had you been on one of their ships, you may think there is little to be improved - but that hasn’t stopped them embarking on giving all four of their Regatta Class ships a $100million re-inspiration. Declared “OceaniaNEXT”, this ambitious project sees each ship painstakingly refurbished throughout their interiors.







An Overview of OceaniaNext

From the outside the ships will look the same, but inside every inch of décor and furnishings will be revamped from fore to aft. This will be done with an astounding level of scrutiny and quality of application, thanks to the collaboration with celebrated designers, craftsmen, and award-winning artists who will be selecting and applying the materials and furnishings to each ship. Here we have an elevated level of quality and luxury that really makes Oceania the six star cruising experience they are loved for; from the hand-milled carpets to hand-crafted wooden details for classically understated style and elegance.

From the outside the ships will look the same, but inside every inch of décor and furnishings will be revamped from fore to aft. This will be done with an astounding level of scrutiny and quality of application, thanks to the collaboration with celebrated designers, craftsmen, and award-winning artists who will be selecting and applying the materials and furnishings to each ship. Here we have an elevated level of quality and luxury that really makes Oceania the six star cruising experience they are loved for; from the hand-milled carpets to hand-crafted wooden details for classically understated style and elegance.

Firstly, Insignia  will experience this ultimate revamp, debuting on 7th December 2018. This will be followed in May 2019 by Sirena  and in September 2019 by Regatta.  Finally, Nautica  will bring the number of better than brand-new ships to four, resulting in the Regatta Class being a perfect mix of the old that their loyal guests love, with an all-new feel. If you’re an avid fan, rest assured that a cruise on one of these vessels will give you the feeling of being the first to step onboard, yet comfortably right back in your home away from home.



Changes to Onboard Public Spaces

In the social areas, passengers were previously greeted by an ambience and setting to match an old English country house. Now, however, the dark woods, deep carpets, and Titanic-reminiscent staircase and chandeliers have been replaced by a stylish mural on the grand staircase, which displays rich materials and subtly, calming blues and greens to match the seas around you. The chandeliers are now a contemporary style with no less than 8000 new light fittings. In particular, the lights in the dining room’s beloved, reimagined chandeliers are complimented by the gold and silver hues flecking the dining chairs to create even more of a light and airy space. The result is an open area full of light, now with the feel of an exclusive private members club for Oceania’s discerning guests. Truly nothing has been over-looked in this fantastically ambitious enhancement project. Already famed for their multimillion dollar art collection displayed across their fleet, Oceania have pledged to acquire yet more pieces for their guests to enjoy in these elegant surroundings such as the centre piece mural on the grand staircase.









Changes to Onboard Accomodation

Meanwhile, in the suites and staterooms, all 684 guests will be greeted by accommodation both fantastically new and yet warmly familiar. Totally modernised for the needs of their cruisers, each room now boasts USB ports, satellite TVs, and a revamped bathroom. No longer will the suites have separate bath tubs with a curtain. After listening to their passengers, Oceania Cruises have converted these bathrooms into walk-in wet rooms in the penthouse suites instead, while the staterooms feature elegant glass panels. The whole aim is to marry style and space, with airy furnishings to maximise the room and even the removal of wooden headboards in favour of quilted material built into the wall.


What's next?

The project, referred to as OceaniaNEXT, truly sees the Regatta-class fleet become better than ever before. To see for yourself, take a look at our fantastic Oceania cruise deals and book your place onboard one of the Regatta Class cruise ships after their ultimate refurbishments.

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