Regatta’s Canyon Ranch SpaClub has a new and more contemporary design, as well as renovated changing rooms. // © 2014 Oceania Cruises
Feature image (above): New lounge furniture awaits in Regatta’s pool area. // © 2014 Oceania Cruises
Oceania Cruises’ 684-passenger Regatta, launched in 2003, recently underwent a major refurbishment. The project was part of a $50 million investment to bring Oceania’s two classes of ships closer together in terms of onboard amenities and decor.
The line’s fleet consists of its original three 684-passenger ships — Regatta, Insignia and Nautica — all acquired in 2003. It also includes the 1,258-passenger Marina and Riviera ships that were built more recently to the line’s specifications.
The earlier ships were considered advanced in design for their time, with a large number of balcony staterooms and restaurants arranged for the open seating experience that has become a signature of upscale onboard dining. The refurbishment of the three smaller ships included adding features introduced on the Marina and Riviera ships, such as Baristas coffee bar and Terrace Cafe’s cook-to-order grill.
Regatta emerged from the refurbishment with a less formal, cleaner and more contemporary look including an attractive color scheme that brightens private and public spaces. Mosaic tiles, Balinese sunbeds, simpler entrances and window treatments included in the refurbishment have given the line’s three original ships a younger, fresher appearance.
We offer a series of before and after pictures that show the extent of the changes and their impact on the ships.