The brand new $600 million Marina will launch in 22nd January 2011.
|Passenger capacity: 1250|
|Passenger Decks: TBC|
|Total Cabins: 1069|
|Cabins (Balcony): 440|
|Cabins (Outside): 603|
|Cabins (Inside): 26|
|Gross Tonnage: 66,000|
|Swimming Pools: 1|
|Exclusively For Adults: No|
Marina is Oceania Cruises first new-build. In addition to ten options for dining, six of which are open-seating gourmet restaurants, Marina boasts cruising’s first ever ‘culinary studio’, fully-laden with individual work stations, including state-of-the-art cook tops, so that budding chefs can master their own perfect cuisine. No expense has been spared on the $600 million ship, with granite, marble and rich woods adorning the magnificent interior. 96 per cent of the 625 staterooms and suites include private verandas.
Amongst the many facilities are several elegant lounges and bars, a spacious gym, spa, outdoor pool and hot tubs. The liner will offer 20 unique voyages from which to choose, with destinations from Egypt to Iceland.
Most have a balcony, and there are several grades of suite and penthouse. Cruisers on a budget are catered for with a few inside staterooms. There are six restaurants, including the beautiful Grand Dining Room, with its stunning chandelier. Jacques will be the first eponymous restaurant at sea from the eminent chef Jacques Pepin, culinary consultant to Oceania. Expect French classics with a contemporary twist. Red Ginger, Oceania’s first Asian restaurant, will serve Asian fusion cuisine.
Also new on Marina is La Reserve, a wine-tasting room seating 24, where special wine-paired dinners will be offered, and Privee, a 10-person dining room. A Culinary Arts Centre will offer a hands-on cooking workshop where up to 24 people can take part in interactive demos, the first of its kind at sea.
The spa will be run by Canyon Ranch, a refreshing change from the Steiner spas found on most ships. There’s a huge range of treatments, bookable online, including some based on the Indian Ayurvedic system.
What you won’t find on Marina is lavish nightlife. Although there is a show lounge, entertainment tends to be low key – more jazz trios and string quartets than West End shows.
- 10 dining venues (six of these are open-seating gourmet restaurants)
- Elegant bars and lounges
- Culinary Centre
- SpaClub and gym
- Swimming pool
- Hot tubs