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Oceania Cruises ship classes explained

By Natalie Crookham | 26 Jul 2019

What exactly do the different Oceania Cruises ship classes have to offer? Read our expert guide and find out what sets each ship in the cruise line’s fleet apart.

If you’re wondering what the differences are between the Oceania Cruises ship classes, this guide will provide you will all the information you need to know.

Discover the highlights of each class, as well as each individual ship, and find out what Oceania Cruises vessel is most suitable for your next holiday.


The Regatta Class, the original Oceania Cruises ship class, includes the line’s smaller ships: Insignia, Nautica, Regatta and Sirena.



Insignia accommodates 684 guests. Built in 1998, it underwent an extensive refurbishment in 2018 as part of the cruise line’s OceaniaNEXT initiative with each luxurious suite and stateroom being completely transformed.

Highlights include four open-seating restaurants, eight bars and lounges, a casino and world-class gym and spa.

Nearly 70% of suites feature private verandas and the landscape is reflected in the soft colour palette of the sea and sky providing comfort and style on board.



Enjoy the water in style and comfort on board Nautica. Built in 2000 and refurbished in 2014, the ship is being completely redesigned in 2020. Nautica will be decked out in teak alongside custom stone and tile work with refreshing furnishings.

There is plenty of space in eight unique lounges and four open-seated restaurants for 684 guests to relax and 400 professionally trained European staff are on hand to provide a luxury service and ensure all your needs are met.



Regatta is the flagship of the Oceania Cruises fleet and underwent an OceaniaNEXT refurbishment in 2019. It offers a complete cruise experience to 684 guests in 342 luxurious suites and staterooms.

Her more compact size allows guests to visit smaller ports and idyllic coastal towns that other ships can’t access. Although there is plenty to explore on board with a casino, eight lounges and bars, and a world-class fitness centre and spa.



Sirena was built in 1999 and underwent the OceaniaNEXT treatment in 2019. It is an elegant sister ship to InsigniaRegatta and Nautica.

The ship features six restaurants, including two new eateries, allowing the 684 guests on board to enjoy more culinary experiences at sea.

Spread across 11 decks guests can enjoy entertainment, the casino, a library, a large pool, whirlpools, a fitness centre and spa, and boutique shopping.


The second of Oceania Cruises ship class is Oceania and includes ships larger than those in the Regatta Class.



Marina is one of the larger Oceania ships hosting 1,250 guests and 800 crew members. Despite its scale, the onboard quality is not compromised.

Built in 2011, the ship has an elegant atmosphere. Featuring many designer touches from the Lalique Grand Staircase to Ralph Lauren Home furnished suites.

Marina also features a ‘cooking school at sea’ where guests can take part in hands-on cooking masterclasses. The ship is looking forward to May 2020 when it will reveal new staterooms, guest areas and onboard experiences as part of its OceaniaNEXT transformation.



Riviera was built in 2012 and updated in 2015. It has a capacity of 1,250 guests, with over 625 suites and 800 members of staff.

Enjoy the sun on the large sundeck with heated pool and two whirlpools. Riviera has a distinctive welcoming style with Ralph Lauren furnishings and designer touches which include the Lalique Grand Staircase.

On board you will find six open-seated restaurants and a specialised tasting room. Alongside this you can explore coastal towns with culinary discovery tours which provide an exceptional culinary experience.


The final Oceania Cruises ship class is yet to be built. The two new 1,200-passenger Allura Class ships will be delivered in 2022 and 2025 respectively.

This new class of mid-size cruise vessels will retain all the warmth, popular design elements and signature amenities of the line’s award-winning Marina and Riviera while affording guests an additional level of comfort, convenience and many new luxury amenities.

To find out more about Oceania Cruises, read our Oceania Riviera foodie cruise review or our Oceania Mediterranean cruise review.