Oceania Cruises’ recently refurbished Regatta has returned to Australia for her summer season. And onboard, guests will find she has new menus in her restaurants, vibrant public spaces as well as refreshed staterooms and suites.
The Regatta is the third of the line’s four intimate 684-guest R-class vessels to go through the USD$100 million OceaniaNEXT refurbishment project, after the Insignia and Sirena.
The ship visits Brisbane today after cruising New Caledonian waters and will reach Sydney on Friday December 6.
The highlights of Regatta update include menus featuring more authentic regional flavours and local wines. The public spaces restaurants and lounges also feature fresh furniture, lighting and ocean-inspired colour palettes; and brand-new staterooms and suites.
The staterooms and suites have new bathrooms, closets, desks and vanities, sofas, chairs and tables, lighting and mirrors, upholstery, carpets and drapes, and state-of-the-art technology including interactive TV systems and USB ports.
The Regatta will also be updating her spa during her Australian season. The brand new Aquamar Spa + Vitality Center will debut on January 6, 2020.
“It is a very exciting time to be introducing the new-look Regatta to our market. It’s these kind of enhancements to the guest experience that see Oceania have one of the highest-repeat cruising rates of any line,” said Senior Vice President and Managing Director Asia Pacific of Oceania Cruises, Steve Odell.
“We are lucky to be one of the first regions in the world to experience the re-inspiration of Regatta, which boasts 342 brand-new designer suites and staterooms, and stunning new décor in her restaurants, lounges and bars inspired by Oceania’s 450 ports of call,” continued Mr Odell.
“The re-imagination of these four stunning vessels is just the beginning,” explained Mr Odell. “We have many surprises and delights to reveal in 2020 and beyond as part of the OceaniaNEXT initiative, which we cannot wait to unveil.”
During her 2019/20 season, Regatta will embark upon a series of scenic Australasian voyages, including the 15-day Reefs to Romance itinerary departing Sydney on 6 December, visiting Airlie Beach, Alotau and Bali, and the 14-day Outrageous Outback itinerary departing Sydney on 6 January where she’ll call on Eden, Milford Sound and Auckland. February 2020 sees Regatta heading to the South Pacific for some immersive island itineraries before repositioning to Alaska for the 2020 season.