Oceania Cruises ships undergo refurbishment
Oceania Cruises has begun a multi-million dollar initiative to update and improve its already award-winning fleet. The 'Pillars of Distinction' programme will focus on comfort, cuisine and service.
Nautica, the 684-guest ship re-entered service on 4 June 2010 having undergone its updates, while Insignia and Regatta will have the new features incorporated by November and January respectively. Meanwhile, new ships Marina and Riviera will have the qualities built-in at their launches in January 2011 and April 2012.
Under the programme the elegant staterooms and suites, already well-appointed, are to become even more luxurious with new tufted headboards, walnut panels and sumptuous bedding.
Oceania Cruises are renowned for their luxury bedding and are introducing Prestige "Tranquillity Beds" that will raise the standard even higher. The bed is composed of 400 encapsulated springs that are covered by two inches of memory foam. In addition to that there is a two-inch thick gel-filled cushion that tops the mattress.
All staterooms will be upgraded to include refrigerated mini bars, bedside reading lamps, wall sconces as well as updated furnishings and new bath amenities.
The Polo Grill will be refitted and the Terrace Café and Toscana are to feature enhanced menus. Spa Cuisine selections will also feature in the menus of the Grand Dining Room. Meanwhile, the enrichment programme will also be overhauled to include classes and workshops from Canyon Ranch Healthy Living Experts, while excursions will include one-of-a-kind experiences such as visits to the Pope's private place of worship.