News: Oceania unveils $100m overhaul of Regatta-class ships

Oceania Cruises has announced the latest stage of its OceaniaNEXT initiative, a $ 100 million re-inspiration of the line’s four 684-guest ships – Regatta, Insignia, Sirena, and Nautica.

Each will emerge from the re-inspiration process with 342 brand new designer suites and staterooms and stunning 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 December 7th, followed by Sirena in May 2019, Regatta in September 2019 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 Oceania Cruises.

“Our Regatta class ships are like second homes to our loyal guests and travel partners. 

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“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.”

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.”

With the line’s acclaimed Marina and Riviera as their muses, Regatta, Insignia, Nautica and Sirena 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.

Wanting guests to feel at home while away from home, the luxurious 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.

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