The Oceania Cruises Riviera and marina will undergo multi-million dollar renovations as part of the line’s OceaniaNEXT initiative. The rebuilds will see each ship’s 1,210 suites and staterooms completely redesigned, as well as a total transformation of all public areas.
No area of the ships will be spared, with every surface in every suite and stateroom being replaced with brand new fabrics, furniture, fixtures, marble, artwork and more. Riviera and Marina will debut as “better than new” in December 2022 and November 2023, respectively.
“At Oceania Cruises, we continue to raise the bar and elevate the guest experience at every opportunity,” said Howard Sherman, President and CEO of Oceania. “Whether it’s innovative new culinary concepts, immersive experiences in new destinations, or introducing our guests to ships that are not just better, but better than new, Oceania Cruises sets the standard by which others are judged.”
Cabins and Suites
From wall to wall and floor to ceiling, every square inch of the suites and staterooms aboard Riviera and Marina will be replaced. Bespoke furniture, Italian marble, polished wood finishes and designer accessories will highlight the changes. Each bedroom will have additional storage space, multiple outlets, new USB ports and the bathrooms will be revamped with oversized showers.
As with the suites and staterooms, all public spaces on board will be redesigned, including the large dining room, the centerpiece of which will be a shimmering chandelier.
New to the ships will be an open-air Trattoria offering wood-fired pizzas, grilled Italian specialties, salads and desserts nightly in a casual setting.
Riviera will debut on December 7 on a 16-day Mediterranean, Atlantic and Caribbean cruise from Rome to Miami. A seven- to 14-day Caribbean cruise season from Miami to the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America will follow. The ship returns to Europe at the end of March 2023.
Marina is set to make her debut on November 13, 2023 on a seven-day cruise from Barcelona to Lisbon. From Lisbon, the ship will reposition to Miami where it will launch its annual South American season on December 3, 2023.
Riviera and Marina are the latest ships in the fleet to undergo an OceaniaNEXT refurbishment. Insignia, Regatta and Sirena went under the knife in 2019. Nautica’s refit was completed this year and the ship returned to service this month.