Oceania's Riviera and Marina ships will be extensively refurbished

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Oceania will redo the Penthouse Suites on the Marina and Riviera.
Oceania will redo the Penthouse Suites on the Marina and Riviera. Photo Credit: Oceania Cruises

Oceania Cruises is renovating its two Oceania-class ships with new staterooms and refreshed common areas.

Oceania is calling it a "stem-to-stern re-inspiration" of the Riviera and the Marina. Built to accommodate 1,250 passengers, the ships will have a capacity for 1,210 after the refurbishments.

Both are ships that were Oceania's first newbuilds. The Marina entered service in 2011, and the Riviera in 2012.

All bathrooms will be overhauled on the Marina and Riviera.
All bathrooms will be overhauled on the Marina and Riviera. Photo Credit: Oceania Cruises

"Every surface of every suite and stateroom will be entirely new," according to the cruise line, with new furnishings, restyled bathrooms, new lighting and new details, such as an abundance of outlets and USB ports. 

Describing the redone staterooms, Oceania said, "Living and sleeping areas will reflect a luxurious array of new finishes. From lustrous Italian marble to bespoke fabrics in harmonious tones evocative of painted deserts and tranquil skies, each sublime sanctuary will shimmer with the modernity of an inviting Milanese townhouse." 

Oceania said bathrooms "will be pearlescent, bedecked with glittering fixtures and with spacious storage effortlessly incorporated." The cruise line also said bathrooms "will be more spacious than ever before and feature generous, oversized showers."

Public spaces will have a refreshed color palette, new furnishings, lightings and fabrics. Lounges, bar areas and restaurants will be restyled with a combination of new carpets, wall coverings and draperies. 

Oceania said the Polo Grill will "retain its rich leather chairs and polished wood paneling," while adding "plush new carpeting, exquisite new wall coverings and dramatic draperies to create an entirely new yet delightfully familiar backdrop for the finest steakhouse experience at sea."

The cruise line said Horizons "will be not only completely reimagined but also lighter, brighter and even more luxurious than before."

The ships will also feature a new alfresco pizzeria and trattoria.  

A rendering of a refurbished Concierge Level Veranda stateroom.
A rendering of a refurbished Concierge Level Veranda stateroom. Photo Credit: Oceania Cruises

Oceania plans to unveil the renewed Riviera on Dec. 7, 2022, when the ship embarks on a 16-day Mediterranean, Atlantic and Caribbean cruise from Rome to Miami. 

The Riviera will then return to sailing seven- to 14-day Caribbean, Mexico and Central America cruises from Miami before returning to Europe in late March 2023. 

The renewed Marina is scheduled to debut on Nov. 13, 2023, when the ship departs on a seven-day cruise from Barcelona to Lisbon. Following the cruise, the Marina will sail to Miami for the annual South America season on Dec. 3, 2023.

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