Oceania Cruises’ Regatta-class fleet to undergo $100m refurbishment

or: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Lato, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">Oceania Cruises has unveiled plans to overhaul its four Regatta-class ships as part of a $100million revamp.

Each vessel – Insignia, Sirena, Regatta and Nautica – will be given 342 new designer suites and staterooms plus restaurants, lounges and bars will be kitted-out with new décor.

Insignia will return to service on December 7 this year, followed by Sirena in May 2019, Regatta in September 2019 and Nautica in June 2020.

Miami-based design and concept studio Studio DADO will lead the project.

Bob Binder, president and chief executive of Oceania Crusies, said: “They don’t build ships like these anymore, which is why this re-inspiration project is such an important milestone in our company’s 15-year history.

“We are maintaining the intimate surroundings and personal attention that our guests love, while at the same time setting a new standard of style and elegance for small ship cruising.

Bernard Carter, Oceania’s senior vice-president and managing director for Europe and the Middle East, said: “2018 is a landmark year for us – the brand has evolved.

“It is time for the next stage of our renovation. We think it is time to move the Regatta-class on to the next level.

“We are moving the ships on from being like a twee English hotel to a country club. Lifestyles and places are changing.”

Three of the four ships were built in the 1990s, while Nautica was delivered in 2000.

Carter also revealed all seven modules on the line’s training portal, Recipe for Success, would be adapted following the announcement.

He added that there were no plans for a new-build ship on the table and that OceaniaNext was “a totally separate” project to any discussions about

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