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Oceania Cruises’ refurbished Insignia makes waves in Mumbai after visiting Kochi, Mangalore and Goa

At the helm of the dramatic refurbishment is Studio DADO, a Miami-based design and concept studio specialising in luxury residential and hospitality design

As part of her 180-day Around the World cruise, Oceania Cruises’ newly-refurbished Insignia arrived in Mumbai last week after visiting Kochi, Mangalore and Goa. The first ship to debut the dramatic new enhancements undertaken in line with the ambitious OceaniaNEXT initiative by the cruise company, Insignia’s guests will travel through the Pacific and Asia, as well as cruise through the Middle-East, Europe and American regions. In addition to the sweeping array of enhancements, Oceania Cruises has chosen to elevate its guest experience to new levels through new dining experiences and re-imagined menus, allowing guests to savour The Finest Cuisine at Sea, as well as in-depth destination exploration.

In 2018, Oceania Cruises announced its OceaniaNEXT initiative, designed to elevate every facet of the guest experience. The first initiative to be undertaken is the $100 million re-inspiration of the line’s four 684-guest ships (Regatta, Insignia, Sirena and Nautica) that will result in four better-than-new ships. Each will emerge from the re-inspiration process with 342 brand-new designer suites and staterooms, and stunning new décor in the restaurants, lounges and bars. Insignia was the first to debut on 7th December 2018 – and will be followed by Sirena in May 2019, Regatta in September 2019, and Nautica in June 2020.

“OceaniaNEXT will be the most extensive and comprehensive suite of product and guest service enhancements that we have ever undertaken,” said Bob Binder, president and CEO of Oceania Cruises. “Our Regatta-Class ships are like second homes to our loyal guests and travel partners. They don’t build ships like these anymore, which is why this re-inspiration project is such an important milestone in our company’s 15-year history. We are maintaining the intimate surroundings and personal attention that our guests love, while at the same time setting a new standards of style and elegance for small ship cruising.”

The dramatic refurbishment has been undertaken and executed by Studio DADO, a Miami-based design and concept studio specialising in luxury residential and hospitality design. With the line’s acclaimed Marina and Riviera as their muses, Regatta, Insignia, Nautica and Sirena will feature richly-appointed and stylish new interiors that showcase the best of residential design. Furnishings from Baker and Donghia along with fabrics from Rubelli and Kravet will adorn the public spaces, with new richly-hued custom-milled carpets lining the floors.

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