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
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.