Oceania Cruises’ Marina ship to undergo major refurbishment in May 2024

Oceania Cruises’ Marina ship to undergo major refurbishment in May 2024

Refurbishment will include three new dining options

Oceania Cruises has announced that its 1,250-passenger ship Marina will undergo an all-encompassing refurbishment in May 2024. 

The ship’s new dining options will include Aquamar Kitchen, a new wellness-focused dining venue that debuted on the Vista ship this year; an expanded poolside ice cream parlour serving milkshakes and smoothies, with inventive flavours from artisan ice cream company Humphry Slocombe, and a new casual al fresco trattoria offering sumptuous Italian dishes, including freshly-made pizzas.

Oceania Cruises president Frank A Del Rio commented: “Marina is a ship designed by foodies, built by foodies, for foodies. We are renowned for serving 'The Finest Cuisine at Sea', and this is not just a tagline, it is a mantra that we've built the business around. Food is the foundation of what we do onboard our ships and 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.”

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In addition, Marina’s private and public spaces will be refreshed. All upper suites will be reimagined with a revamped look, to become lighter, brighter and seemingly even more spacious thanks to cleverly designed new features. 

The Penthouse Suites will be completely refurbished with custom-crafted furniture as well as new closets and cabinetry to increase guest storage space, plus new carpets and upholstery, updated modern lighting and thoughtful details such as more outlets and USB ports.


The refurbished ship will debut on 18 May 2024, and while the ship will undergo significant cosmetic changes, one aspect will remain unchanged: Oceania Cruises’ personalised service. Whether guests are sailing for the first time or the fifteenth, they will note the ease with which the staff remembers their names and their preferences along with the genuine smiles and enthusiasm that can only come from the heart.

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

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