As Princess expands its fleet to larger ships, Oceania took and refurbished one of the contemporary line’s older vessels. The Ocean Princess, built in 1999 and acquired by Princess in 2002, is being turned into the Oceania Sirena, one of the luxury liner’s newest vessels. Designed for 684 passengers, the ship has been going through a $40 million renovation and will join the R Class vessels in 2016.
Out of the R Class ships, the Oceania Sirena will match the Insignia close in features, although it will be slightly larger. The upgrade will add classic Oceania qualities, such as teak decks, tile and stone embellishments, and the Baristas and Terrace Café.
Oceania plans to improve all 342 cabins with a contemporary look. Artwork, carpeting, and a dark walnut finish will give each a distinctively modern style.
For a higher level of living, the Owner’s Suites will now include custom-made furnishings, luxurious beds, and teak verandas, while the Vista Suites will be designed with marble and balconies by the bow. In total, 70 percent of cabins will come with a private balcony.
For the apex, Concierge and higher passengers will receive tea-scented Bvlgari products during the voyage.
Activities & Dining
Oceania added its popular features to the Sirena. You’ll have the opportunity to relax and socialize in the Horizons Lounge, get ready for an excursion or work up a sweat in the fitness center, and spend your evenings in six bars and lounges. For further entertainment, the casino contains many standard table games and machines.
Dining, on the other hand, has evolved to a new array of choices:
• Toscana Steak: Oceania has fused its Italian fare and steakhouse into a single place with eclectic meals.
• Jacques Bistro: No matter where you travel, you’ll always get to savor French bistro food from Chef Jacques Pepin on board.
• The Grand Dining Room: You’ll be served high-level versions of the standards for all five meals.
• Red Ginger: Try some delicious pan-Asian dishes during your time at sea.
With this new design, Oceania plans to expand its itineraries across the globe. To plan a trip, explore your options, or learn more, contact Direct Line Cruises today.