Oceania’s Regatta, Insignia and Nautica To Be Refurbished
In the spring of 2014, three of Oceania Cruises’ five ships will be undergoing a six-week long refurbishment. The $50 million refurbishment is being done to bring the ships up to date with the cruise line’s two newer ships, the Marina and the Riviera.
All three ships, the Regatta, Insignia and Nautica will all have new decor installed in public rooms. The casual Terrace Cafe onboard will get a brand new grill for passengers to dine on gourmet fair like grilled lamb chops or lobster tails. These intimate ships will also get the addition of Baristas, which is a very popular coffee bar on the Oceania Riviera and Oceania Marina. Baristas serves illy brand coffee and will offer specialty brews like cappuccinos and lattes. This is also the spot for baked goods like warm croissants, biscotti and some finger sandwiches.
The Grand Dining Room and Toscana, the Italian specialty restaurant, will be expanded with more tables for two. The Canyon Ranch SpaClub will also get a new steam room and changing rooms. The ships’ staterooms will all have new original artworks and the Owner’s and Vista suites will have new bathroom vanities and oversized showers installed.
The refurbishments will take place from April 24 to June 6, 2014. The Insignia and Nautica will have their refurbishments in Marseilles, France and the Regatta will be refurbished in Vancouver, Canada. The Insignia and Nautica will return to service in May and the Regatta will return in June.
Have you sailed aboard the Oceania Regatta, Insignia or Nautica? What were some of the features you enjoyed most?