Tuesday, March 30, 2010
SAILING ON THE MARINA
Oceania Cruises, headquartered in Miami, Florida and owned by Prestige Cruise Holdings, is considered by many cruise travel experts to be one of the world class leaders with luxurious and upscale ships on the waters offering sumptuous accommodations,cuisine and white glove service that you expect in 4 and 5 star hotels.
In 2011, the cruise line will launch its latest ship, the Marina. The ship's look will be contemporary as opposed to its sister ships that boast a traditional style. The Marina will offer a luxurious and elegant design showcasing contemporary style at its finest.
The Owners Suites
2000 sq. ft.
The 3 Owners Suite, which are the largest private spaces offered, were decorated by Tocar Interior Designs and furnished with the Ralph Lauren Home collection.
Main Living Area
One of my favorite blogs, The Meade Design Group interviewed Tocar's principal designers Susan Bednar Long and Christina Sullivan in August 2009. The firm's portfolio is very impressive.
1200 sq. ft.
Currently, Oceania is in discussions with American further designer Dakota Jackson to redesign the Vista and Oceania suites. Personally, I love the current proposed look of these suites. I think they maintain an overall contemporary look but with modern interpretations on the classic style pieces in the room which adds warmth.
1000 sq. ft.
However, I'm confident Jackson will take it to another level with his ingenious eye for making fabulous interiors that make anyone feel as though its their personal space.
420 sq. ft.
I contacted Oceania seeking information about the designs of the Penthouse Suites,Verandas and other staterooms as well as the ship's public areas.
282 sq. ft.
Gary Gerbino, Vice President of Lou Hammond & Associates, Oceania's public relations firm, graciously responded by informing me that the look of the other accommodations and public areas were conceived by Y&S of Oslo- the foremost naval architects and ship design firms in the world. The lead designer is Gunnar Aaserud.
Ocean view Staterooms
242 sq. ft.
174 sq. ft.
Lalique Grand Staircase
The first Inaugural sail is scheduled for January 22, 2011 from Barcelona, Spain to Miami, Florida.
Currently, the ocean liner is offering a terrific 2 for the price of 1 promotion which includes round trip coach(business class upgrade available for $3,000.00 per person) airfare from several international gateways.
Main Dining Room
We are booked for the Sands Of Time itinerary in the Fall of 2011. The 12 day course wraps through the Mediterranean from Istanbul to Athens.
Our plan is to invite Dan's parents along in celebration of their 50 year wedding anniversary.
Visit Oceania Cruises for more information about the Marina and the cruise lines other great ships and destinations.