Refresh on Tap for Oceania’s Regatta-Class Ships

The Grand Dining Room of the reimagined Regatta-Class ships
The Grand Dining Room of the reimagined Regatta-Class ships

Oceania Cruises is planning a big refresh for its four Regatta-class ships aimed at bringing the vessels in line with the Marina and Riviera. Dubbed OceaniaNext, the $100 million project will see the 684-passenger Regatta, Insignia, Sirena and Nautica receive 342 new suites and staterooms, as well as new décor in the restaurants, lounges and bars inspired by the line’s ports of call.

Insignia will be the first to debut on December 7, 2018, followed by Sirena in May 2019, Regatta in September 2019, and Nautica in June 2020.

Miami-based Studio DADO, which specializes in luxury residential and hospitality design, will helm the refurbishment.

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The project will take design cues from the line’s Marina and Riviera ships, with furnishings from Baker and Donghia and fabrics from Rubelli and Kravet. The Reception Hall and Upper Hall will get a new Grand Staircase with crystal accents and an overhead chandelier with hanging pieces of smoked and hand-painted glass. The Grand Dining Room will have cream leather dining chairs accented with metallic bronze threading, as well as a centerpiece crystal chandelier. In Martinis, the space will have a palette inspired by the Santorinicoast, including Grecian blue, sienna, chocolate browns and pewter. Silver-white marble and tobacco quartz will accent the bar, which will be backed by walnut paneling.

The suites and staterooms will aim for a lighter, brighter look, with custom-crafted furnishings, stone and polished wood finishes, and designer accessories. The rooms will also incorporate USB ports, as well as television systems with movies on demand in multiple languages, live stations and a program guide, itinerary information and weather updates.

The bathrooms will receive new fixtures and surfaces, with Penthouse, Vista and Owner’s Suites bathrooms outfitted with Carrara marble, polished granite, and sleek onyx.

This story originally appeared on www.travelagentcentral.com.

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