Oceania Cruises is to refurbish its 1,250-passenger ship Marina in 2024, adding three new dining venues and updating private and public spaces onboard.
Aquamar Kitchen, a new signature restaurant offering wellness-inspired menus, will be among the new additions to the ship. Smoothies, cold-pressed juices and energy bowls will be served at breakfast, while avocado toast selections, salads and wraps will be available at lunch. The beverage menu will feature a selection of non-alcoholic wines and a collection of mocktails made with Lyre’s non-alcoholic spirits. The restaurant will be open for breakfast and lunch and will not require reservations.
The refurbishment will also allow Waves Grill to transform into an al fresco trattoria in the evening, serving Italian cuisine. An all-day ice cream parlour will also be added to the pool deck, offering a variety of flavours and options from luxury ice cream maker Humphry Slocombe as well as a selection of milkshakes and smoothies.
“Marina is a ship designed by foodies, built by foodies, for foodies,” said Frank A. Del Rio, president of Oceania Cruises. ““This refresh of Marina will see her updated to offer three exciting new dining venues. We are especially thrilled to expand the Aquamar Kitchen concept to Marina, following its incredible reception from guests since it was unveiled aboard Vista in May.”
Marina’s upper suites will be updated with a new look, which the cruise line intended to be lighter and brighter than the previous design. Steakhouse restaurant Polo Grill, meanwhile, will be outfitted with new carpet, window treatments and fresh dining chairs.
The ship’s Penthouse Suites will be refurbished with custom-crafted furniture as well as new closets and cabinetry to increase storage space. New carpets and upholstery will be installed, along with updated lighting and more outlets and USB ports. Each Penthouse Suite will feature a restyled bathroom, featuring Italian marble, additional drawer space and over-sized showers.
Public spaces including Martinis, Horizons, The Grand Dining Room and Library will also be updated with new carpets and upholstery.
Marina is the last of Oceania Cruises’ current fleet to be updated, with new ship Allura set to launch in Spring 2025. The refurbished ship will debut on 18 May 2024.