Oceania Cruises is pleased to announce the first design details of its new Oceania-Class ships that are scheduled for delivery in 2010 and 2011. The ships, to be constructed in Fincantieri’s Sestre Ponente shipyard in Genoa, Italy, have been designed by the world’s foremost architects of luxury ships, Y&S Architecture and Interior Design of Oslo, Norway. Y&S has been retained to design all of the public spaces, suites and staterooms, and Gunnar Aaserud, a Partner and Executive Architect at Y&S, who has done extensive work on the line’s Regatta-Class ships, is leading the design team for the Oceania-Class.
The new Oceania-Class has been designed with all the signature elements that guests and travel agents cherish, and the décor will be imbued with the same warmth and charm that the Regatta-Class is renowned for. Signature public spaces will include Martinis, Horizons, The Patio, and a Grand Staircase that sweeps up both sides of the lobby. The color palette will feature a mixture of dulcet tones which will be accented and offset by earthen and jewel tones, while an eclectic assemblage of furnishings and accent pieces will create a warm, welcoming atmosphere that more closely resembles that of a fine home or manor.
“One of the hallmarks of the Oceania Cruises Experience is the refined yet relaxed atmosphere onboard and that is something that will continue with our new ships. Guests will experience the same intimate ambiance as our current ships, and the staff to guest ratio will be even greater, resulting in an even higher level of personalized service onboard,” stated Bob Binder, President of Oceania Cruises.
The new ships will be awash in rich, dark woods, Italian marble, lustrous granite, fine wool carpets and sumptuous leather. No expense is being spared to create an array of spacious, yet intimate public spaces and luxurious staterooms and suites.
“These new ships are a very personal expression of this brand as many members of our team are personally involved in the selection of furnishings, fabrics, artwork and the thousands of minute details that make the difference between an ordinary ship and a masterpiece,” stated Frank Del Rio, Chairman and CEO of Prestige Cruise Holdings.
The new ships will accommodate 1,252 guests in 626 staterooms and suites who will be served by more than 780 staff members. 96% of all accommodations will feature private teak verandas and guests will dine in their choice of six open seating restaurants.
Additional details on the ships’ public spaces, accommodations and dining venues will be revealed in the future.
· Horizons – observation lounge and nightclub
· Sports Deck
· Spa and Fitness Center
· The Patio
· Polo Grill – classic steakhouse
· Toscana – gourmet Italian restaurant
· Guest Suites
· Culinary Arts Center
· Enrichment Center
· Waves Bar
· Swimming Pool and Jacuzzis
· Waves Grill & Milkshake Bar
· Private Dining Rooms, Wine Cellar and Veranda
· Terrace Café – casual buffet restaurant
Decks 11 through 7
· Guest Staterooms and Suites
· Upper Hall
· Card Room
· Grand Bar
· Grand Dining Room – Continental cuisine
· Main Lounge
· Reception Hall and Lounge
· French Restaurant – country French cuisine
· Asian Restaurant – a fusion of Asian cuisines
The Oceania-Class represents an evolution of the line’s extremely popular Regatta-Class ships. This new class of mid size cruise vessels will retain all of the warmth, popular design elements and signature amenities of the Regatta-Class while affording guests an additional level of comfort, convenience and many new luxury amenities. Designed to cruise to all corners of the globe, the new ships will boast a cruising speed 20% faster than the Regatta-Class. In addition to their greater speed, the new ships will have a greater range that enables them to undertake the itineraries to virtually any destination worldwide.
Oceania Class I: Debuts Fall 2010
Oceania Class II: Debuts Summer 2011
Guest Capacity: 1,252 (Double Occupancy)
Tonnage: 66,000 - estimated
Builder: Fincantieri; Sestre Ponente, Italy
Length: 782 feet
Width: 105 feet
Draft: 24 feet
Cruising Speed: 20 knots
Propulsion: Diesel Electric, 2 controllable pitch propellers
Restaurants: Six Open Seating Restaurants
Accommodations: 626 Guest Staterooms and Suites:
· 4 Owner's Suites
· 6 Vista Suites
· 10 Oceania Suites
· 120 Penthouse Suites
· 440 Veranda Staterooms
· 20 Ocean View Staterooms
· 26 Inside Staterooms