Oceania Cruises said it has completed a refresh of the Sirena
as part of the line's $100 million OceaniaNext program of continuous
The upgrade included some features that were not installed
on the Insignia, the first of six ships in the OceaniaNext upgrade sequence.
They include new doors and full-length mirrors in each cabin,
new wall sconces in the spa, additional crystal chandeliers in the public
spaces and stair lobbies, and 100-volt sockets on each side of the bed in
New art has also been commissioned including a work by the
line's executive culinary director, Jacques Pepin, which will hang in the restyled
Bar Istas, the ship's social hub and coffee bar.
At the center of the ship, the deck-and-a-half tall
French-glass mirror that crowns the ship's reception lobby and grand staircase displays
a hand-painted willow tree meant to symbolize "balance, learning, growth
and harmony," according to Oceania.
Nearby in the reception lobby is a commissioned piece by
Soumiya Lakshmi Krishnaswamy that "seeks to capture the spirit of
adventure that lies in the sea," Soumiya said.
The 684-passenger ship, acquired in 2016 from Princess
Cruises, received $40 million in improvements before being put into service at
that time by Oceania.