(10 a.m. EDT) -- As part of its OceaniaNEXT cruise ship enhancement program, Oceania Cruises has revealed the first upgrades to its O-Class ships, Marina and Riviera. The two ships' iconic Owner's Suites will be completely redesigned and once again feature Ralph Lauren Home furnishings.
The suites will be designed by Trevor R. Howells Interior Design of California, and will "reflect Ralph Lauren's passions for sailing, Hollywood glamour and timeless, classical beauty," according to a company release. Riviera's Owner's Suite will receive the new look first, in April 2019, with Marina following in May 2020. (More enhancements for this class of ship will be revealed early next year.)
Details include a color palette of navy, white, cream and camel, with fabrics blending solids and stripes, accented with pops of metallic colors.
Each Owner's Suite's foyer will be highlighted by floor-to-ceiling windows dressed in Grimaldi-weave fabric, and accented with a limestone and black cabochon (polished gem) inset floor and walls of inset Georgian wood paneling. The living room will receive a saddle-suede sectional sofa and a mahogany Lounge Moderne chair upholstered in navy and white Super-Yacht Stripe. The dining room will center around a Mayfair dining table, overlooked by a Barrett Knurled chandelier.
The master suite will receive a new Cote D'Azure king-size bed and Mayfair Bergere side chairs. The wraparound veranda will be furnished with custom pieces by Ralph Lauren Home.
Oceania will begin its fleet revitalization program with a $100-million refurbishment of its four oldest and smallest ships -- the Regatta Class. Its 684-passenger Insignia will be the first ship to get the new look, emerging from dry dock in early December 2018.
--by Erica Silverstein, Senior Editor