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Top 10 Re-Inspiration Design Highlights
 

Small details and designer choices are giving way to an even more luxurious ambiance and elevated cruise experience on board our four re-inspired Regatta-Class ships. Get a closer look at the enhancements coming soon to Regatta, Insignia, Nautica and Sirena.

1. A sparkling new Grand Staircase: The Reception Hall and Upper Hall will set the re-inspired tone with a new Grand Staircase framed by intricate railings and balustrades inset with crystal accents while overhead, a luminous and grand chandelier sets the space aglow.

2. Designer residential furnishings and fabrics in public spaces: Furnishings from Baker and Donghia, along with fabrics from Rubelli and Kravet, will dramatically enhance the public rooms and be set upon custom-milled carpets and illuminated by glowing crystal chandeliers above.

3. An even grander Grand Dining Room: Bejeweled new chandeliers will adorn The Grand Dining Room along with buttery soft cream leather dining chairs accented with metallic bronze threading.

4. A new personality and palette for Martinis: Our beloved bar will feature a fresh new palette of deep Grecian blue, sienna and chocolate browns and stately pewter, while silver-white marble and tobacco quartz will accent the bar. The trademark walnut paneling will add luster and whispers of familiarity.

5. A light, brighter & more spacious Horizons: This favorite space for quiet mornings, Afternoon Tea, and evening entertainment and drinks will now be even more alluring as the room is opened up to offer beautiful unobstructed 270-degree views.

6. Sleekly redefined staterooms: Each and every stateroom will feature custom-crafted furnishings, exotic stone and polished wood finishes. Supple upholstered headboards, designer draperies and chic lighting plus all new storage spaces – new closets, dressers and vanities – will make them even more spacious and attractive than before.

7. Deluxe Concierge Level upgrades: Ultra Tranquilty Beds and re-inspired verandas with stylish new furniture will elevate Concierge Level Veranda Staterooms even further.

8. Floor-to-ceiling bathroom transformations: Every fixture and surface will be new with beautiful vanities, sleek glass enclosures and perfect lighting in each and every suite and stateroom bathroom.

9. Luxury finishes in Suite bathrooms: Fine Carrara marble, polished granite and sleek onyx will also bejewel the spacious bathrooms in Penthouse, Vista & Owner’s Suites.

10. Lavish new suites: Owner’s, Vista and Penthouse Suites will be adorned in designer fabrics and furnishings echoing the serene seas and expansive skies, becoming calming and tranquil oases of quietude and relaxation.

Stay tuned for more details on our exciting Re-Inspiration coming soon!

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Unveiling the Re-Inspiration of Classic Elegance
 

We’re thrilled to share this exciting news with you – beginning this December, Regatta, Insignia, Nautica and Sirena will begin the transformative process of becoming four new ships in a dramatic re-inspiration without peer. Each ship will glow with a new sheen as crisp and polished as a flawless diamond. Tuscan marble, engaging works of art and designer residential furniture will adorn the re-inspired spaces. The iconic Library will be just as plush and hushed as you remember it, and magnificent views will fill Horizons as never before.

The Next Chapter for Our Iconic Regatta-Class Ships
Unveiling a sweeping array of dramatic enhancements so transformational they are inspirational, our Re-Inspiration will elevate virtually every facet of the Oceania Cruises experience. Every surface of every suite and stateroom will be entirely new, while in the public spaces, a refreshed color palette of soft sea and sky tones will surround a tasteful renewal of fabrics, furnishings and lighting fixtures that exquisitely encompasses our inimitable style and comfort. From the bejeweled new chandeliers in the gracious Grand Dining Room and beckoning Reception Hall to the sleek and calming Canyon Ranch Spa, each ship will celebrate a rejuvenation so sweeping, you will find it positively unimaginable to resist their welcoming embrace.

The Design Team Behind Our Re-Inspiration
The design team at Miami-based Studio DADO is a set of innately curious world travelers that have a passion for blending cultural, historical and natural elements into their designs. They believe that artful and thoughtful design results in comfort, celebration and unexpected delight. As our guests, you are at the epicenter of their thought process and they are just as obsessed with the small details as they are with creating memorable and timeless spaces, which you’ll see brought to life in every corner of our ships.

Better Than New
A twinkle of elegance and comfortable sophistication will refine our dining venues, creating worthy stages
for The Finest Cuisine at Sea. Imagine sipping an aperitif in the restyled Grand Bar and then sinking into buttery-soft dining chairs in The Grand Dining Room, where a renewed sense of grandeur radiates from the glistening chandelier and plush carpets.

Suites & Staterooms Renewed
Lighter, brighter and even more spacious, every suite and stateroom on board will positively glow from a
wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling re-inspiration. Custom-crafted furnishings, exotic stone and polished wood
finishes, designer accessories and an air of elegance and sophistication will be the hallmarks of our
completely transformed guest accommodations. Every square inch will be new, enhanced by nuanced
shades of the sea and sky, creating a harmonious celebration of style and comfort.

In a new world of luminous and luxurious design, rest assured that one aspect will remain constant
and unchanged: our trademark warm and personalized service. Whether you are sailing for the first time or the fiftieth, you’ll note the ease with which the staff remembers your name and your preferences along with the genuine smiles and enthusiasm that can only come from the heart.

Re-Inspiration Sailing Debut
Whatever it is that inspires your passion for travel, we look forward to welcoming you aboard the newly re-designed and re-inspired Regatta, Insignia, Nautica and Sirena soon.

INSIGNIA: Cuba CollageMiami to Miami | 10 days | Dec 7, 2018

SIRENA: Medieval MediterraneanBarcelona to Venice | 10 days | May 19, 2019

REGATTA: Colorful CaribbeanSeattle to Miami | 20 days | Sep 24, 2019

NAUTICA
COMING JUNE 2020

Stay tuned for our top 10 Re-Inspiration design highlights – coming later this week!

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New Innovative Gourmet Menus at The Grand Dining Room

Grand Dining Room

While The Grand Dining Room has become known for its exquisite European-inspired culinary creations, we’re thrilled to unveil a sweeping re-inspiration of our dinner menus, which now offer you the ultimate fine dining experience at sea. The menus feature an incredible spectrum of world flavors as well as an all-new Executive Chef’s Food & Wine Pairing, available every evening and featuring the chef’s selection of exquisite dishes specifically curated for their complementary and contrasting flavors. Another highlight of the menus is the new “Global Cuisine” tasting menu each evening – these are bolder and more adventurous ethnic dishes – perfect for the traveler with a spirit for spice.

The Ultimate in Dining Choice, Flexibility, and Customization at Sea
Each evening in the Grand Dining Room, you will be treated to more than two dozen dishes to choose from – six appetizers, three soups, four salads, nine main courses, and nine side dishes. Every menu incorporates our acclaimed and imaginative vegetarian dishes along with our Canyon Ranch Balanced Selections that follow their mantra for indulgent, yet healthy living. All in all, the menus offer you more than 800 dishes.

Hundreds of New Dishes Accompany Time-Honored Favorites
Whether you are sailing for the first time with Oceania Cruises or the 50th, you will delight at the diversity of selections with fresh and bold flavors, in addition to classic dishes that have been favorites ashore and at sea, for years or decades. Scintillating new additions such as herb-crusted cornish hen diavolo, Palermo-style grilled swordfish, smoked ricotta risotto, and Paul Bocuse’s Alaskan halibut Viennoise, accompany time-honored favorites such as Jacques Pepin’s quartet of beef bourguignon, salmon supreme, steak frites and herb-crusted rotisserie chicken. Other classics being reprised include involtini di melanzane alla parmigiana, traditional coq au vin, golden-friend wiener schnitzel, and dover sole meuniere.

Perfect Pairings for a Perfect Evening
Of course, if you’re looking for a more adventurous dining experience, a special evening, or just something with a healthy bend, you will want to experience one of our three new tasting menus. Reflecting our globe-trotting adventures, the new menus feature a Global Cuisine tasting every evening that focuses on a particular region, specific country, or particular cooking style – Asia, France, Cuba, India, United States, Spain, Thailand, Morocco, Polynesian, Greek, South America and Japan. If you’re seeking a healthy-living choice, Balanced Selection offers four courses of mouth-watering lighter options. The Food & Wine Pairing menu invites you to try four courses selected by our master chefs, each expertly paired with a different wine selected by our head sommelier, presenting a perfectly-paired gourmet tasting menu each evening.

These new menus are currently available onboard Riviera and will be introduced aboard Sirena in May, Insignia in June, Nautica and Marina in July, and Regatta in August. We look forward to welcoming you to The Grand Dining Room for a gourmet dining experience to remember!

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Our Destination Experts’ Insight: The South Pacific in 2019-2020

Overwater bungalows surrounded by bright turquoise water, verdant fern-lined valleys, locals donning blooms of tiare flowers and grass skirts, the strum of a ukulele in the distance. Even if you’ve not yet had the delight of traveling to the storied islands of the South Pacific, the paradise of the region is likely alive in your mind from myriad photos, videos and films. With the blissful South Pacific voyages featured in our new 2019-2020 Tropics & Exotics Collection, you will discover that the real thing far exceeds your imagination. Delve into Polynesian culture, and uncover the lasting legacies of author Herman Melville and painter Paul Gauguin, who were so inspired by these stunning lands. Glide above vibrant coral reefs, smell the sweet perfume of hibiscus, and listen to the rustle of palm fronds over an impossibly white beach. Shaped by an array of native cultures and fascinating geological history, the South Pacific islands certainly beckon for a deeper exploration to truly appreciate all they have to offer. Below, we share more on one of our exciting new ports, plus featured voyages to inspire your travels.

 

New Port Spotlight: Maré Island, New Caledonia
Given its proximity to other popular islands of New Caledonia, it is remarkable that Maré Island remains so untouched by the outside world. Ancient tectonic forces lifted this coral atoll above the sea, creating a striking landscape where lush forests suddenly plummet into limestone caves encircling natural freshwater pools. Swaying palms and feathery pines adorn
ragged cliffs that soar into the air and then plunge into grottoes and hidden lagoons. White swaths of sand lie along waters that appear the brightest shade of turquoise from a distance, but upon approach become so clear as to almost disappear. In this pristine paradise, the arrival of a ship is a major event, and the island’s small population will welcome you with traditional songs and impromptu markets offering local wares. Embrace their friendliness and learn where to find the most scenic spots on the island.

Destination Specialists’ Featured Voyages
Sublime South Pacific | November 17, 2019Papeete to Sydney aboard Regatta | 18 Days
On this voyage that includes an overnight in Bora Bora and off-the-beaten-path ports such as Port Vila, Vanuatu and Noumea, New Caledonia, you can completely let go of your cares and surrender yourself to the relaxed lifestyle of the South Pacific before returning to the excitement of the Australian cities of Brisbane and Sydney.

Stunning South Pacific | February 17, 2020Auckland to Papeete aboard Regatta | 18 Days
On this alluring voyage that takes you from New Zealand’s lush Bay of Islands and one-of-a-kind Maré to South Pacific legends such as Fiji and Bora Bora, you’ll be very glad for the chance to repeat a date as you cross the International Date Line – it means more time to feast on the exquisite panoramas and heavenly colors of the South Pacific.

Legends to Lagoons | March 5, 2020Papeete to Papeete aboard Regatta | 10 Days
This journey through the legendary islands of French Polynesia will make you want to linger awhile and will leave you with memories of island adventures for a long time to come. From Papeete and Bora Bora to lesser-known treasures like Fakarava and Nuku Hiva, warm breezes, fragrant flowers, delicious local foods, laughing voices and stunning panoramas abound.

 

Isn’t it time you lived your South Pacific dreams?

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Guest Post: Our Top 5 Alaska Cruise Moments

By Oceania Cruises Guests Leslie & Peter Rubacky

Weeks later, we’re still reminiscing about our incredible cruise to Alaska. It was 10 blissful days of the great Alaskan outdoors, amazing food and wine, and tons of good old-fashioned family fun – deck games, board games, trivia – did we mention the great wine and lots of laughs? Here are a few of our favorite moments.

1. Our floatplane excursion to Misty Fjords from Ketchikan – it was most definitely equal parts adrenaline and awe.
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2. Shuffleboard paired with a good rosé and Alaskan skies – how can you go wrong?
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3. Experiencing Sawyer Glacier. We got up close and personal with the glaciers, which you can only do on a smaller ship like Oceania Cruises.
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4. The moment we learned this fun fact: not everyone knows how much whales like a good sauvignon blanc.
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5. Watching brown bears in Sitka. Despite their imposing appearance, the bears were delightfully playful in their antics, almost juvenile.
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We had such a great time, we’re already planning where our next family vacation on Oceania Cruises will take us!