Oceania Cruises’ Insignia has returned to Australia, now the cruise line’s second largest global market.
Insignia is the first of Oceania Cruises’ R-Class vessels to undergo a ‘better-than-new’ refurbishment and will be followed by sister ships Sirena in May 2019, Regatta in September 2019 and Nautica in June 2020.
“One of the many reasons Oceania Cruises enjoys one of the highest repeat cruise rates of any brand is the fact we’re constantly refreshing our offering and investing in our fleet, with the OceaniaNEXT initiative encompassing the most extensive suite of enhancements we have ever embarked upon,” said senior vice president and managing director Asia Pacific with Oceania Cruises, Steve Odell.
Insignia offers 342 new designer suites and staterooms, and new décor in her restaurants, lounges and bars inspired by Oceania’s 450 ports of call.
Other highlights include re-imagined menus featuring more regional colour, flavour and local wines; transformed public spaces, refurbished restaurants and lounges featuring fresh furniture, lighting and ocean-inspired colour palettes, in addition to brand-new staterooms and suites.
“The refurbishment of our R-class fleet is just the beginning,” said Odell.
“The OceaniaNEXT programme will also see Oceania Cruises’ O-class 1,250-guest vessels, Riviera and Marina, debut their new owner’s suites - the only suites at sea furnished exclusively by luxe label Ralph Lauren Home - in 2019 and 2020 respectively.”