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Columbus 2

Fulfilling the demand for a relaxed, small premium ship

The Columbus 2, currently sailing as Insignia for Oceania Cruises, fulfils the demand for a relaxed, small premium ship with a modern concept in the German-speaking cruise market.

She has 11 decks and with 349 cabins provides accommodation for a maximum of 698 passengers. With just 28 inside cabins and with 89 outside cabins, 170 balcony cabins, 52 penthouse suites and four Vista and six Owners’ suites, the premium ship offers a very high standard of accommodation for this market segment.

Columbus 2 joining Hapag-Lloyd Cruises in 2012

With four restaurants and three bars the ship has a diversity of dining facilities ranging from casual to informally elegant.

Various stages and lounges are available for the recreational and entertainment programme. The pool deck with its stage offers the prospect of summer events in the open air. A generously sized spa and wellness zone, a pool deck with swimming pool and jacuzzis, sunbathing areas, an on-deck jogging course and on-deck driving range ensure active relaxation on days at sea.

W-LAN throughout the whole ship, along with Internet access points in the library and Observation Lounge, enable passengers to remain connected, even on the high seas.

Vital statistics

Currently Insignia of Oceania Cruises
To be operated from April 2012 by: Hapag-Lloyd (on charter)
Buit: 1998
Bulder: STX / St Nazaire, France
Commissioning: April 2012
Length: 591ft
Width: 82ft
Draught: 20ft
Max speed: 18
Staterooms: 349
Decks: 11
Passenger capacity: 698
Crew: 377
On-board language: German
On-board currency: Euro
itineraries: Spring and autumn: 7-day Mediterranean itineraries that can be combined
Summer months: 12-day cruise in the Northern countries and in the Baltic Sea; introductory cruises. Winter months: World-cruise destinations.


Four restaurants, four bars, three lounges, spa and wellness zone,  jogging course, on-deck driving range.

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