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Oceania Cruises introduces a better-than new Sirena

Author: Theodore Koumelis / Date: Thu, 06/20/2019 - 10:52
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The top to bottom re-build, which has resulted in a better than new ship, is part of the $100+ million OceaniaNEXT brand enhancement program.

Mumbai, India – Oceania Cruises, the world’s leading culinary- and destination-focused cruise line unveiled the better than new Sirena, fresh from her dramatic re-inspiration. The top to bottom re-build, which has resulted in a better than new ship, is part of the $100+ million OceaniaNEXT brand enhancement program.

Boasting 342 completely new staterooms and suites along with dramatically transformed public spaces, Sirena debuts some additional refinements above and beyond what was done to the line’s Insignia, the first of six ships to undergo the re-inspiration process.

“The re-inspired Sirena is perhaps the best expression of our team’s Kaizen culture which focuses on implementing constant incremental change that continually elevates the guest experience. That’s the heart and soul of our OceaniaNEXT initiative,” stated Bob Binder, President and CEO.

Some of the additional enhancements above and beyond the work carried out on Insignia includes:

  • Brand-new entry doors for all suites and staterooms
  • Full-length mirrors in all suites and staterooms
  • Additional 100-volt sockets on each side of the bed in all accommodations
  • New wall sconces in the Spa
  • Additional crystal chandeliers in the public spaces and stair lobbies

Topping off the awe-inspiring transformation of the Sirena are elements of the multi-million-dollar art collection that are unique, even personal expressions that are emblematic of the brand’s very personal nature.

Hanging prominently in the re-styled Bar Istas, the ship’s social hub and coffee bar, is an original by the legendary Jacques Pepin which was specially commissioned for the Sirena. Pepin, best known for having been chef to numerous heads of state, dozens of cookbooks, and of course, his long-running and Emmy-award-winning cooking shows on PBS, has always found cooking and painting to be remarkably similar forms of artistic expression.

“I don’t know whether my painting has helped my cuisine, or whether my cooking has helped my painting, and I don’t know if one borrows from the other. All I know is that, certainly for me, cooking and painting can live in harmony together. Both are different expressions of who I am, and both enhance my life considerably,” stated Pepin.

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