Oceania Cruises has wrapped a major renovation of the Riviera as part of the brand’s OceaniaNEXT fleet enhancement program. Similar changes are in store for Riviera’s sibling vessel, the Marina, in May 2020.
The drydock, which took place in Marseille, France, added a new coffee bar area and a new lounge with sweeping sea views on Deck 14. Called Bar Istas, the lounge sports a design of silvery-grey and sea greens punctuated with gold and ebony and white marble accents, as well as a silver Victoria Arduino espresso machine.
The ship’s 200 Concierge and 244 Veranda staterooms, as well as its 124 Penthouse Suites, were also updated with a new look inspired by the recently revamped Insignia and Sirena. The rooms’ wenge walnut paneling and upholstered headboards are now offset with tones of espresso, caramel and ivory in the new carpeting and fabrics.
The three Owner’s Suites, furnished exclusively with the Ralph Lauren Home Collection, were also remastered. Guests now enter through a foyer with a limestone and black cabochon inset floor, walls of inset Georgian wood paneling and a mahogany and quartzite bar. Floor-to-ceiling windows dressed with Ralph Lauren Home Grimaldi-weave sail fabric provide dramatic sea views, while a self-playing piano helps with in-suite entertaining.
The living room of the Owner’s Suites is anchored by a new deep-navy sectional accented with saddle-suede and accompanied by a mahogany Lounge Modenre chair upholstered in navy and white Super-Yacht Stripe. The centerpiece of the dining room is the Mayfair dining table with a new Barrett Knurled chandelier overhead.
In the master suite, there is a new Cote D'Azure king-size bed, Mayfair Bergere side chairs upholstered in Sutton Suede Doe and nickel-trimmed lighting accents. The wraparound teak verandahs have pieces that were custom-crafted by Ralph Lauren for Oceania Cruises.
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