Oceania Cruises’ recently refurbished vessel, the Ocean Insignia, exudes a distinctive charm and character, captivating the hearts and minds of her many passengers. This colossal vessel can hold up to 684 passengers on an exciting voyage to a series of fascinating destinations across the world, whilst still retaining an intimate and social atmosphere.
With a guest to staff ratio of around 1.7 to 1, passengers will receive the upmost in high quality service from the dedicated and attentive crew aboard the Ocean Insignia. The ship also boasts a fantastic range of facilities and entertainment as well as a choice of beautifully decorated and spacious suites and staterooms. The inside of the vessel combines both traditional and contemporary décor to create an elegant interior that reflects the style and quality that guests can expect from Oceania Cruises.
A variety of suites and staterooms are available to passengers aboard the Ocean Insignia, including the choice of cosy Inside, Ocean-view and Veranda Staterooms as well as luxury Penthouse, Vista and Owner’s Suites. Every stateroom and suite is equipped with a range of great amenities to help guests relax and settle into their accommodation. Excellent amenities found in all of the rooms on-board include flat screen satellite televisions, reliable internet access, secure in-room safes and writing desks with stationery as well as plush cotton towels, robes and slippers and dedicated 24 hour room service. Many of the rooms allow access to a private veranda and suite guests can also enjoy a round-the-clock butler service.
The Ocean Insignia’s main dining area is the appropriately named Grand Dining Room. Passengers will enjoy an extravagant and refined dining experience that encapsulates the ambience and style of a classic 5-star restaurant. Guests can choose from a menu filled with appetising French-inspired continental dishes, served by friendly and formally dressed wait staff. The vessel also boasts two speciality restaurants, the Toscana, which serves a variety of authentic and delicious Tuscan cuisine, and the intimate Polo Grill Steakhouse.
Casual dining can also be found at the Terrace Café, where guests can help themselves to appetising buffet breakfasts and lunches in an informal setting. The Waves Grill, situated in a shady corner near to the swimming pool, offers a selection of tasty barbeque and seafood meals.
Unwind with a drink in the Ocean Insignia’s many bars and lounges, each with its own unique and convivial ambience. Guests can try a number of famous cocktail in Martinis Bar or get to know likeminded passengers in the Grand Bar. The Horizons Observation Lounge offers spectacular ocean views alongside a friendly and fully-stocked bar, serving a range of alcoholic and soft drinks.
Two stylish on-board shopping boutiques offer passengers the opportunity to purchase a range of chic items including fashion, perfume and jewellery.
Active travellers can also work out in the on-board fitness centre, where professional fitness instructors can help guests to achieve their health goals using modern gym equipment.
The ship is brimming with nightly entertainment from a range of performers including musicians, comedians and magicians as well as other headliners. Passengers can enjoy an amazing range of entertainment possibilities, such as listening to live classical music under the stars, dancing all night in the lively Horizons Bar or simply making new friends in the many bars and lounges across the ship.
The vessel’s exhilarating casino room is a fabulous place to blow off some steam and gamble on thrilling casino games including poker, roulette and blackjack. For a more relaxing game of cards, guests should head to the Card Room, where card games between friends and competitive tournaments regularly take place.
The Canyon Ranch Spa Treatment Centre is an incredible on-board facility, in which guests can relax and receive a range of rejuvenating treatments including massages, body wraps, tanning treatments, spiritual healing and acupuncture. Access to the spa is included within the price of the cruise for concierge level and suite guests. The on-board salon is another fantastic on-board facility in which to unwind and receive various treatments from beauty professionals, such as hair design, make-up, manicures and pedicures, to leave guests feeling confident and reinvigorated.
The ship’s large heated pool and three fabulous Jacuzzis are also an excellent option for passengers hoping to relax in comfortable surroundings.
People of all ages are welcome aboard the Ocean Insignia, but guests should be aware that there are no on-board facilities aimed specifically at children.
Medical and Accessibility
The vessel contains a dedicated medical centre as well as at least one doctor on-call at all times to help any passengers that fall ill during the voyage.