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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.
Oceania Cruises’ Regatta has a fresh new look, and the following photos illustrate a few of the changes made during its $50 million renovation. // © 2014 Oceania Cruises
Before: Regatta’s Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom // © 2014 Oceania Cruises
After: To create a brighter atmosphere, heavy drapery on picture windows were removed and new floor coverings added, making Regatta’s accommodations look more like those on the brand’s newer ships. // © 2014 Oceania Cruises
Before: Regatta’s pool deck // © 2014 Oceania Cruises
After: The pool area now boasts striking white and blue mosaic tile designs, new lounge furniture and a golden teak deck. // © 2014 Oceania Cruises
Before: Regatta’s theater lounge // © 2014 Oceania Cruises
The new theater lounge offers a fresh auditorium-style seating arrangement, and the former purple and gold theme has given way to a lighter aqua and gold motif. // © 2014 Oceania Cruises
Before: Regatta’s Horizons lounge // © 2014 Oceania Cruises
After: A great place for taking in sea views, the Horizons observation lounge now has updated and lighter-colored furnishings. // © 2014 Oceania Cruises
Before: The dining room bar // © 2014 Oceania Cruises
After: Regatta’s dining room bar was transformed into the popular Baristas coffee bar — previously only on Oceania’s Marina and Riviera — where an array of snacks and beverages are served, including lattes and biscotti. // © 2014 Oceania Cruises
Before: A Penthouse Suite // © 2014 Oceania
After: All 52 Penthouse Suites now feature new furnishings and a gold and blue color scheme intended to echo the sun and sea theme found on Oceania’s Riviera and Marina ships. // © 2014 Oceania