Oceania Cruises Completes Rebuild of Sirena

Oceania Cruises has wrapped up a total rebuild of Sirena. The vessel has 342 newly revamped staterooms, along with some additional refinements following the work done to the line’s Insignia.

Additional enhancements include:

  • Brand-new entry doors for all suites and staterooms
  • Full-length mirrors in all suites and staterooms
  • Additional 100-volt sockets on each side of the bed in all accommodations
  • New wall sconces in the Spa
  • Additional crystal chandeliers in the public spaces and stair lobbies

Also included in the vessel’s transformation are elements of the multimillion-dollar art collection. Oceania Cruises says these works are unique, even personal expressions that are emblematic of the brand’s personal nature. 

New Artwork

Image of fish sculptures on pool deck
Pool Deck Artwork // Photo courtesy of Oceania Cruises 

Hanging in the re-styled Bar Istas is an original by Jacques Pepin, which was specially commissioned for the Sirena. Pepin, a chef known for his Emmy-award-winning cooking shows on PBS, sees parallels between cooking and painting as artistic expression.

He also did a piece for “his daughter’s ship,” as Claudine Pepin christened the Sirena when it began service in 2016.

At the center of the ship, the French-glass mirror rests at the top of the ship’s Reception Lobby. The Grand Staircase has a hand-painted willow tree symbolizing balance, learning, growth, and harmony.

Nearby in the Reception Lobby is a commissioned piece by Soumiya Lakshmi Krishnaswamy that hangs next to the portrait of Claudine Pepin. Krishnaswamy is a life-long friend of Claudine Pepin and was her roommate in college.

This renovation is part of the $100-plus million OceaniaNEXT brand enhancement program. Another vessel, Rivierawas recently transformed under this program

This article was originally posted on www.travelagentcentral.com.

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