Luxury cruise line, Oceania Cruises announced plans for its $100 million refurbishment of four ships, with the first due to debut in December.
Insignia, Sirena, Nautica and Regatta (Oceania’s four Regatta-class vessels), will undergo drydock revamps under a refit programme known as OceaniaNEXT. The design work will be undertaken by Miami-based Studio Dado, which specialises in luxury residential and hospitality.
Insignia will be the first ship in the fleet to debut the new styling from Miami from December 7, Sirena will be fully refurbished by May 2019, Regatta will follow in September 2019 and Nautica will be 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. 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. We have opened a new chapter, innovating in every way as we look to the future and the way our guests want to travel. We can’t wait for our ‘new’ ships to launch.”
All four cruise ships will have the same décor, with all cabins and bathrooms being refitted.
Among the new features will be a new grand staircase inset with crystal and a large chandelier in the Grand Dining Room. Cabins will feature USB ports and TVs offering multi-lingual movies on demand. The refit will include 12,000 new sofas and chairs and 1,400 new marble bathrooms.