Oceania Marina to Undergo Extensive Refurbishment in 2024

Oceania Marina will undergo an extensive refurbishment in 2024, adding three new culinary venues and enhancements to other public spaces.

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Oceania Cruises’ Marina to Undergo Extensive Refurbishment in May 2024

Marina to Feature Three New Culinary Venues: Wellness-Focused Aquamar Kitchen; a Relaxed Al Fresco Pizzeria and an All-Day Ice Cream Parlor

Oceania Cruises has announced that its 1,250-passenger ship, Oceania Marina, will undergo an extensive refurbishment in May 2024. The refurbishment will include the addition of three new dining options. Aquamar Kitchen, the new wellness-focused dining venue which debuted on Vista this year, will debut on the ship. The updates will also include an expanded poolside ice cream parlor serving milkshakes and smoothies, plus inventive flavors from artisan ice cream company Humphry Slocombe. The ship will also feature a new casual al fresco trattoria offering sumptuous Italian dishes, including freshly-made pizzas.

Marina is the last of Oceania Cruises’ current fleet to be refurbished. This means that the line boasts eight new, or better-than-new, ships. Its eighth ship, Allura, will launch in Spring 2025. 

Marina is a ship designed by foodies, built by foodies, for foodies,” said Frank A. Del Rio, President of Oceania Cruises. “We are renowned for serving The Finest Cuisine at Sea, and this is not just a tagline, it is a mantra which we have built the business around. Food is the foundation of what we do onboard each of our ships, and globally, in the destinations we visit.

“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.”

Oceania Marina to Undergo Extensive Refurbishment in 2024

Marina and her sister Riviera were the very first true foodie ships in the world and are now joined by Vista and Allura. Marina and Riviera were the first ships ever to have an onboard cooking school and have more galley space and more fresh food storage than any other ship.

Oceania Cruises has the highest percentage of culinary personnel devoted to the dining experience than any other cruise company. To ensure the impeccable quality of each dish, the line has one chef for every ten guests.

More on the New Dining Options

One of the exciting culinary additions to Marina is Aquamar Kitchen, a new Oceania Cruises signature restaurant which presents wellness-inspired menus, with a hint of indulgence, sure to satisfy even the most discerning palate.

At breakfast, the smoothies, cold-pressed juices, and energy bowls shine. At lunch, the avocado toast selections and globally inspired salads and wraps are incredibly flavorful and satisfying. Heartier options include an Impossible™ burger, yellowfin tuna tacos, and a crunchy chicken sandwich among several others. 

To reflect the wellness-inspired dishes, the beverage menu will feature a selection of premium, award-winning non-alcoholic wines, Pierre Zero from France as well as a refreshing collection of mocktails crafted with Lyre’s non-alcoholic spirits.

Aquamar Kitchen will be open for breakfast and lunch. It does not require reservations and is complimentary for guests.

In the evening, Waves Grill will transform into an al fresco trattoria featuring freshly made pizzas, succulently grilled Italian specialties, spicy dry-rubbed chicken wings, tantalizing salads, rosemary focaccia with lush burrata and indulgent desserts. 

Guests with a sweet tooth can enjoy an all-day ice cream parlor added to the pool deck. Filled with favorite flavors, including options from Humphry Slocombe, plus milkshakes and smoothies, it is sure to entice guests for an afternoon poolside treat.

With the addition of Aquamar Kitchen, Oceania Cruises’ signature pairing dinners featured in La Reserve will be showcased in Privée, Marina’s exclusive private dining space. This intimate venue will host culinary aficionados for long-standing favorite pairing menus of La Reserve, including the Odyssey Menu and the Dom Pérignon Experience.

Additional Updates to Marina

In addition to the three new dining options, Marina’s private and public spaces will receive a radiant new ambiance. All upper suites will be reimagined. They will become lighter, brighter, and seemingly even more spacious thanks to cleverly designed new features.

Classic steakhouse Polo Grill will receive enhancements including new carpet, stylish window treatments, and a fresh design of the dining chairs.

Refurbishments to the Penthouse Suites include custom-crafted furniture as well as new closets and cabinetry to increase guest storage space. They will also feature new carpets and upholstery, updated modern lighting, and thoughtful details such as more outlets and USB ports.

Further, each Penthouse Suite will have a sleek restyled bathroom, with distinctive Italian marble, abundant drawer space, and generous over-sized showers.

Favorite public spaces including Martinis, Horizons, The Grand Dining Room, and Library will receive elegant updates as well. They will feature plush new carpets and refreshed upholstery, reflecting a renewed sense of grandeur while maintaining the home-away-from-home ambiance.

The refurbished ship will debut on May 18, 2024. While the ship will undergo significant cosmetic changes, one aspect will remain unchanged: Oceania Cruises’ warm and personalized service.

Marina Summer 2024 Featured Sailings:

  • July 6: Oslo to Copenhagen, 20 days aboard Marina. Sing the praises of Scandinavia and the Baltic countries while uncovering treasure upon treasure. Admire the epic beauty of Norway’s fjords to the perfectly preserved historic hearts of Gothenburg and Gdansk.
  • July 16: London to London, 44 days aboard Marina. Soak up an array of destinations on this quest of the North Atlantic and Northern Europe. Revel in an astonishing variety of unforgettable sights, from dazzlingly lavish palaces to beguilingly blue glaciers.
  • July 26: Copenhagen to Tromsø, 10 days aboard Marina. Explore Norway in depth on this journey that spotlights its extraordinary fjord country. See spellbinding fishing villages rich in Viking heritage and stunningly beautiful fjords guarded by colossal mountains.
  • August 5: Tromsø to Reykjavik, 15 days aboard Marina. Strike out on this intrepid voyage visiting lands that reveal our planet at its most primal. View the rugged Arctic shores of Svalbard to the volcanic terrain of Iceland and the stunning hinterlands of Greenland.

SOURCE Oceania Cruises


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Heidi is a physical therapist by profession, cruise enthusiast at heart, and Princess all the time! She is a self-confessed thrill seeker, obsessive planner, and over-packer. She is always looking for the latest and greatest adventures onboard and ashore, enjoys researching top things to do in ports of call, and loves dressing up for formal nights.
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