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OceaniaNEXT heralds new chapter for Oceania Cruises with four ‘better than new’ ships

Oceania Cruises has unveiled its OceaniaNEXT initiative that features a sweeping array of dramatic enhancements designed to elevate every facet of the guest experience.

The first initiative to be undertaken is the $100m re-inspiration of the line’s four 684-guest ships - Regatta, Insignia, Sirena and Nautica - that will result in four “better than new” ships.

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A sparkling new Grand Staircase will welcome guests onboard

Each will emerge from the process with 342 brand new designer suites and staterooms and new décor in the restaurants, lounges and bars, inspired by the line’s 450 ports of call.

Insignia will be the first to debut on 7 December, followed by Sirena in May 2019, Regatta four months later 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 of Oceania Cruises.

“Our Regatta-Class ships are like second homes to our loyal guests. 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.”

Binder added: “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. ”
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The Grand Dining Room’s new crystal chandelier will be the room’s defining centrepiece

At the helm of the dramatic refurbishment is Studio DADO, a Miami-based design and concept studio specialising in luxury residential and hospitality design.

“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.”

The ships will feature richly appointed and stylish new interiors that showcase the best of residential design.  Furnishings from Baker and Donghia along with fabrics from Rubelli and Kravet will adorn the public spaces, with new richly-hued custom-milled carpets lining the floors.

A sparkling new Grand Staircase framed by intricate railings and balustrades inset with crystal accents will welcome guests onboard. Overhead, a crowning grand chandelier adorned with hanging pieces of smoked and hand-painted glass, will set the space aglow. 

The Grand Dining Room will feature buttery soft cream leather dining chairs accented with metallic bronze threading to catch the light from the stunning new crystal chandelier, which will be the room’s defining centrepiece.

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The staterooms and suites, like the penthouse above), are to undergo a dramatic transformation

Wanting guests to feel at home while away from home, the brand-new staterooms and suites will be lighter, brighter and even more spacious. Stripped down to their studs, every ounce of the re-inspired accommodations will be modernised, featuring custom-crafted furnishings, exotic stone and polished wood finishes and designer accessories, creating a harmonious celebration of style and comfort.

“The staterooms and suites are the most dramatic of the transformation,” added Ruiz. “They now feature a very clean design with a sophisticated air.  Enhanced by nuanced shades of the sea and sky, the tones are warm and soothing, incorporating silvery greys and greens alongside vivid sapphires and taupes.”

Every fixture and surface of the bathrooms will be new, with designer fixtures, perfect lighting, lavish vanities and chic glass shower enclosures.  Penthouse, Vista and Owner’s Suites bathrooms become true luxury retreats, offering more space outfitted with Carrara marble, polished granite and sleek onyx.

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Posted on 29th August 2018 at 12:23 pm in Cruise News | Cruise Lines | Oceania Cruises |

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