Oceania Cruises will refurbish two of its flagship vessels – the Riviera and Marina.

The upgraded Rivieria and Marina will debut in December 2022 and November 2023 respectively.

All suites and staterooms will be revamped and the ship’s public spaces will undergo massive transformations – everything from the fabrics, the furnishings, the light fixtures and the ship will showcase new nautical artwork.

The new refurbishments will be completed in time for the arrival of the new Vista, the first new ship in six years from the culinary focused line.

President and CEO of Oceania Cruises Howard Sherman said in a statement: “At Oceania Cruises, we continue to raise the bar and elevate the guest experience at every opportunity.

“Whether it’s innovative new culinary concepts, immersive new destination experiences or presenting our guests with ships that are not just better, but better than new, Oceania Cruises sets the standard by which others are judged.”

All public areas on the ship, such as the library, the Grand Dining Room and the Lalique crystal-laced Grand Staircase will be refreshed and be as welcoming as always.

Lighter and brighter tones will be used, with custom furnishings, exotic polished wood finishes and designer accessories that will completely transform the guest experience.

The restyled Grand Dining Room will feature soft leather armchairs offering comfort and the chance to relax as you enjoy the culinary delights aboard your Oceania Cruises voyage.

Guests will have the opportunity to savour wood-fired pizza, divine Italian specialities, tantalising salads and sweet desserts every night in a relaxed atmosphere surrounded by ocean breezes and the moonlight in Trattoria.

Staterooms have been designed to glow with the warmth and joie de vivre of a Parisian apartment, with the living and sleeping areas featuring Italian marble and bespoke fabrics, while the tables and chairs will be carefully crafted.

Each stateroom will be upgraded to reflect the modern traveller’s needs, with an abundance of power outlets and USB ports always within reach.

Concierge-level veranda staterooms and veranda staterooms are the largest standard staterooms at 27 square metres.

Bathrooms will have glittering fixtures and spacious storage and showers will be more spacious than ever before.

Mr Sherman added: “Our people remain at the heart of what we do, and the officers and crew of Oceania Cruises are the finest at sea. While the onboard experience continues to surprise and delight, the way our staff approaches the art of service remains delightfully familiar, warm and gracious.”

Riviera will debut on 7 December 2022 on a 16-day Mediterranean, Atlantic and Caribbean cruise from Rome to Miami.

Marina will set sail on 13 November 2023 on a seven-day cruise from Barcelona to Lisbon.

Oceania’s 656 guest ships, Regatta, Insignia, Nautica and Sirena have recently been re-inspired. Insignia debuted in 2019 on an around the world voyage, followed shortly after by Regatta and Sirena the same year. Nautica recently started cruising again on April 1, 2022.