Oceania's R-class ships getting major renovations

The dining room will be redone on Oceania's R-class ships.
The dining room will be redone on Oceania's R-class ships.

Oceania Cruises will renovate its four R-class ships to the tune of $100 million over the next two years.

Beyond refreshing the 20-year-old ships, Oceania will have the 342 cabins on each of the ships "stripped down to their studs" in drydocks that will start with the Insignia this December.

"Every ounce of the re-inspired accommodations will be modernized, featuring custom-crafted furnishings, exotic stone and polished wood finishes, and designer accessories," Oceania said. 

USB ports will be added in each of the staterooms, as well as a state-of-the-art television system with movies on demand in multiple languages.

Oceania said every fixture and surface of the bathrooms will be new with "designer features, perfect lighting, lavish vanities, and chic glass shower enclosures."

The Penthouse, Vista, and Owner's Suite bathrooms will have more space and be outfitted with Carrara marble, polished granite and sleek onyx.

Studio Dado, a Miami-based design and concept studio, will oversee the interior overhaul.

The 684-passenger R-class ships were built from 1998-2001 for Renaissance Cruises, and they formed the founding fleet for Oceania. 

The Insignia drydock will be followed by one for the Sirena in May 2019, the Regatta in September 2019 and the Nautica in June 2020.

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