Tuesday, March 30, 2010


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.

Suite entrance

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

Master Bedroom

Master Bath

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.

Vista Suites

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.

Oceania Suites

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.

Penthouse Suites

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.

Inside Stateroom

174 sq. ft.

Public Areas

Lalique Grand Staircase

The first Inaugural sail is scheduled for January 22, 2011 from Barcelona, Spain to Miami, Florida.

Martini Lounge

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.

Wellness Spa

Pool Deck

Visit Oceania Cruises for more information about the Marina and the cruise lines other great ships and destinations.


Janie's World said...

Wow! What a visually stunning ship. Very upscale and sophisticated. Beautiful, I would love to go anywhere on that ship

P.S. Glad to hear Dana is doing better, still in my prayers.

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

What a fabulous ship! I'm not sure that I would leave, if I had one of those owner's suites! - ah! that master bath. What a switch from the usual miniscule baths on cruise ships!

Does the Lalique staircase mean all that glass is Lalique?! whew.

What a lovely holiday to look forward to! We went to Athens last year - but getting there wasn't nearly this posh LOL.

ArchitectDesign™ said...

how beautiful! I"ve never seen a cruise ship quite like it -it almost makes me want to take a cruise! I'm sure you guys will have a blast.

Michael T said...

I have never taken a cruise before but these photos have inspired me to take one really soon. Great article.

Jaz said...

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