I’ve just returned from an incredible voyage aboard Oceania Cruises’ newest ship, Sirena, and let me tell you, it is truly stunning.
From the moment I stepped on board, I was captivated by its elegant design and upgraded amenities.
With four gourmet restaurants, including the new Tuscan Steak and Red Ginger, and six lounges/bars, there was never a dull moment when it came to dining and entertainment.
And let’s not forget the Canyon Ranch SpaClub for ultimate relaxation.
Sirena truly raises the bar for luxury cruising.
- Sirena is Oceania Cruises’ newest ship, christened at the Port of Barcelona and blessed by Claudine Pépin.
- The ship offers four gourmet restaurants, six lounges/bars, and features the Canyon Ranch SpaClub.
- Sirena has 342 suites and staterooms and underwent a $50 million refurbishment before entering service.
- The ship introduces two new specialty restaurants, Tuscan Steak and Red Ginger, and offers enhanced entertainment options in the Sirena Lounge.
Christening Ceremony and Inaugural Voyage
I attended the christening ceremony of Sirena at the Port of Barcelona and witnessed the ship being blessed by Claudine Pépin, daughter of Jacques Pépin. It was a momentous occasion as Oceania Cruises welcomed their newest ship to the fleet.
The christening ceremony was a grand affair, with the ship adorned with elegant decorations and guests dressed in their finest attire. As the champagne bottle from Moët & Chandon was smashed against the hull, Sirena officially began her inaugural voyage.
The excitement in the air was palpable as the ship set sail for her first journey. It was a privilege to be a part of this historic event and to witness the beginning of Sirena’s journey as she embarked on her maiden voyage.
Design and Amenities
With its design inspired by sister ships and a luxurious spa club, Sirena offers a range of amenities that elevate the onboard experience. The ship follows the design of Regatta, Insignia, and Nautica, ensuring a sense of familiarity for guests.
Sirena features four gourmet restaurants and six lounges/bars, providing ample options for fine dining and relaxation. The newly added Tuscan Steak and Red Ginger specialty restaurants offer unique culinary experiences.
The accommodations on Sirena have been upgraded, with the Owners and Vista Suites debuting a crisp and modern motif that enhances the ship’s elegance.
But what truly sets Sirena apart is its enhanced entertainment options. The ship showcases world-class productions in the Sirena Lounge, offering guests a full range of musical, theatrical, and comedic performances that are sure to impress.
Gourmet Restaurants and Lounges/Bars
The gourmet restaurants and lounges/bars on Sirena offer a variety of culinary experiences and relaxation options. Here are the highlights:
Tuscan Steak: Inspired by Oceania Cruises’ traditional steakhouse, this specialty restaurant serves up succulent cuts of meat with a Mediterranean twist. Indulge in the perfect gourmet dining experience as you savor the rich flavors and impeccable service.
Red Ginger: Already a hit on Marina and Riviera, this Asian fusion restaurant brings exotic flavors and artistic presentations to the table. From sushi to spicy curries, each dish is a masterpiece that will transport your taste buds to new culinary heights.
Jacques Bistro: For lunch, the Grand Dining Room transforms into Jacques Bistro, offering Chef Jacques Pépin’s signature dishes. Delight in classic French cuisine with a modern twist, prepared with the finest ingredients and expert craftsmanship.
Cocktail Lounges: Unwind and relax in one of the six lounges/bars onboard Sirena. Sip on handcrafted cocktails, fine wines, or your favorite spirits while enjoying live music or engaging in lively conversations. These stylish and sophisticated spaces provide the perfect setting to socialize and create lasting memories.
Embark on a culinary journey like no other and experience the ultimate gourmet dining experience and cocktail lounges on Sirena.
Canyon Ranch SpaClub
Indulge in the ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation experience at the Canyon Ranch SpaClub onboard Sirena. The spa offers a wide range of services and activities designed to pamper and revitalize guests. From massages and facials to yoga classes and fitness sessions, there is something for everyone looking to enhance their well-being.
The spa features luxurious treatment rooms, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and a tranquil relaxation area. Guests can indulge in signature treatments such as the Canyon Stone Massage or the Canyon Ranch Massage, both designed to melt away stress and tension.
In addition to spa services, the SpaClub also offers wellness lectures and workshops to educate and inspire guests on their journey to optimal health and wellness. Whether you are seeking relaxation, rejuvenation, or a holistic approach to wellness, the Canyon Ranch SpaClub onboard Sirena is the perfect destination.
Suites and Staterooms
I am impressed by the variety and elegance of the suites and staterooms on the Sirena. After undergoing a $50 million refurbishment, these accommodations have received remarkable renovations and upgrades.
The Sirena offers 342 suites and staterooms, each designed with a crisp and modern motif that enhances the overall elegance of the ship. These accommodations set a new standard for Oceania Cruises’ fleet and represent the most palatial and prestigious options available.
When compared to other Oceania ships like the Regatta, Insignia, and Nautica, the Sirena’s suites and staterooms truly stand out. The attention to detail and level of comfort provided in these accommodations is unparalleled.
Whether you choose an Owner’s Suite or a Vista Suite, you can expect a luxurious and unforgettable experience on the Sirena.
50 Million Refurbishment
After undergoing a $50 million refurbishment, the suites and staterooms on the Sirena have received remarkable renovations and upgrades. The impact of this refurbishment is evident in the stunning transformation of these accommodations.
Here are some key highlights:
Modern Design: The suites and staterooms now boast a crisp and modern motif, creating an atmosphere of elegance and sophistication.
Enhanced Amenities: The refurbishment has introduced new features and amenities, elevating the onboard experience for guests. From luxurious bedding to state-of-the-art technology, every detail has been carefully considered.
New Standard: With these upgrades, the Sirena sets a new standard for Oceania Cruises’ fleet. The attention to detail and the commitment to providing the utmost comfort and luxury truly shines through.
The $50 million investment in the refurbishment of the suites and staterooms on the Sirena is a testament to Oceania Cruises’ dedication to delivering an exceptional cruising experience for their guests.
New Specialty Restaurants
Featuring two new specialty restaurants, the Sirena offers a diverse culinary experience for guests. With its upscale dining options, the ship promises unique culinary experiences that will satisfy even the most discerning palates.
The first of the two new restaurants is the Tuscan Steak, which draws inspiration from Oceania Cruises’ traditional steak houses. Here, guests can indulge in perfectly cooked steaks, accompanied by a selection of delicious sides.
The second specialty restaurant is Red Ginger, already a favorite on the Marina and Riviera ships. Red Ginger offers a tantalizing menu of Asian-inspired cuisine, showcasing bold flavors and exquisite presentation.
Both restaurants are sure to delight food enthusiasts and elevate the dining experience on board the Sirena. Whether it’s savoring a juicy steak or exploring the vibrant flavors of Asian cuisine, guests are in for a treat with these new dining options.
Tuscan Steak offers a mouthwatering selection of perfectly cooked steaks and delicious sides. As one of the specialty restaurants on Oceania Cruises’ stunning new ship, Sirena, Tuscan Steak brings a unique dining experience to guests.
The signature dish at Tuscan Steak is, of course, their perfectly grilled steaks, cooked to perfection and bursting with flavor. The menu offerings also include a variety of mouthwatering sides, such as creamy mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, and crispy onion rings. Each dish is expertly prepared by the talented chefs, ensuring that every bite is a culinary delight.
Whether you’re a steak lover or simply looking for a memorable dining experience, Tuscan Steak is a must-try restaurant on Sirena.
I’m excited to try the delectable dishes at Red Ginger, one of the specialty restaurants on Sirena. Red Ginger offers a unique dining experience on the ship with its Asian inspired cuisine.
As I step into the restaurant, I’m immediately captivated by the elegant and tranquil ambiance, reminiscent of an Asian garden. The menu is filled with a variety of enticing options, from traditional favorites like Pad Thai and Mongolian Beef, to creative fusion dishes like Miso Glazed Sea Bass and Lobster Pad Thai.
The flavors are rich and bold, with each dish expertly crafted using the finest ingredients. The presentation is also exquisite, with vibrant colors and artistic plating.
I can’t wait to embark on this culinary journey at Red Ginger and indulge in the incredible flavors and textures of Asian cuisine.
Walking into Jacques Bistro is like stepping into a culinary paradise with its delectable French-inspired dishes and elegant ambiance. As the Grand Dining Room transforms for lunch, guests are treated to a remarkable dining experience unlike any other. Jacques Bistro offers Chef Jacques Pépin’s signature dishes, showcasing his culinary expertise and passion for French cuisine. The menu features a variety of options, from classic French dishes like Coq au Vin and Bouillabaisse to indulgent desserts like Crème Brûlée and Tarte Tatin. The attention to detail and presentation of each dish is exceptional, making every bite a true delight. The table below provides a glimpse into the exquisite offerings at Jacques Bistro:
|Escargots||Beef Bourguignon||Ratatouille||Crème Brûlée|
|Foie Gras||Duck Confit||Pommes Frites||Tarte Tatin|
|Onion Soup||Coq au Vin||Haricots Verts||Profiteroles|
|Salad Niçoise||Bouillabaisse||Gratin Dauphinois||Mousse au Chocolat|
Indulging in the exquisite flavors and elegant atmosphere at Jacques Bistro is truly a dining experience to remember. From the first sip of wine to the last bite of dessert, guests are transported to the heart of France, savoring the finest cuisine crafted by Chef Jacques Pépin.
The debut of the Owners and Vista Suites on Sirena showcases a new level of elegance and luxury, setting a higher standard for accommodations on Oceania Cruises’ fleet. These upgraded accommodations offer a truly remarkable experience for guests seeking the utmost in comfort and sophistication.
Here are three reasons why these palatial suites are an absolute must-see:
Impeccable Design: The Owners and Vista Suites feature a crisp and modern motif that exudes sophistication. From the carefully chosen color palette to the luxurious furnishings, every detail has been thoughtfully curated to create a truly opulent environment.
Unparalleled Space: These suites provide ample space for guests to relax and unwind. With separate living areas, spacious bedrooms, and expansive private verandas, you’ll have plenty of room to spread out and enjoy your own personal sanctuary at sea.
Enhanced Amenities: The upgraded accommodations on Sirena offer a range of enhanced amenities to elevate your onboard experience. From personalized butler service to priority dining reservations, you’ll enjoy a level of service and luxury that is second to none.
Prepare to be amazed as you step into the Owners and Vista Suites on Sirena. These palatial suites redefine luxury and provide an unforgettable experience for guests seeking the utmost in elegance and comfort.
Owners and Vista Suites
Entering the Owners and Vista Suites on Sirena, I was immediately struck by the exquisite design and luxurious ambiance. The crisp and modern motif of the suites created a sense of elegance and sophistication. The attention to detail was evident in every aspect of the design, from the plush furnishings to the beautiful artwork adorning the walls.
The spaciousness of the suites allowed for a truly elevated onboard experience, providing a private sanctuary for guests to relax and unwind. The amenities were top-notch, with a dedicated butler available to cater to every need.
From the moment I stepped foot into these suites, I knew that I was in for a truly exceptional and memorable journey.
Enhanced Entertainment Experience
Experiencing the enhanced entertainment on Sirena was truly a highlight of my journey. The ship offers world-class entertainment that surpasses any expectations.
The Sirena Lounge experience is simply breathtaking. As I entered the lounge, I was immediately captivated by the elegant and inviting atmosphere. The lounge provides a perfect setting for guests to enjoy a full range of entertainment options.
From musical performances to theatrical productions and even comedic shows, there is something for everyone. The talented performers showcased their skills with passion and professionalism, leaving the audience in awe. The state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems further enhanced the overall experience.
Whether it was a lively Broadway-style show or a soulful musical performance, the entertainment on Sirena truly elevated the onboard experience.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is the Capacity of Sirena?
Sirena’s capacity is 342 suites and staterooms. With a variety of accommodation options, including the newly designed Owners and Vista Suites, Sirena offers a luxurious and comfortable stay for its guests.
What Is the Itinerary for Sirena’s Inaugural Voyage?
The inaugural voyage schedule for Sirena, Oceania Cruises’ stunning new ship with upgraded amenities and dining options, includes a variety of destinations. The detailed itinerary showcases the ship’s maiden voyage destinations, offering a truly remarkable experience.
Are There Any Onboard Activities or Facilities for Children?
Yes, there are onboard entertainment options and kids club activities available on Sirena. Guests can enjoy world-class productions in the Sirena Lounge, and children can participate in engaging activities in the kids club.
Are There Any Restrictions on Bringing Pets Onboard Sirena?
Traveling with pets? Oceania Cruises’ pet friendly policy allows furry friends on board. Experience the joy of exploring the high seas with your beloved companions, creating memories that will last a lifetime.
What Are the Additional Costs for Using the Canyon Ranch Spaclub Services?
There may be additional costs for using the Canyon Ranch SpaClub services on board Sirena. These costs can vary depending on the specific spa services you choose to indulge in during your cruise.
In conclusion, Sirena is a breathtaking addition to Oceania Cruises’ fleet. It offers upgraded amenities and dining options that will exceed even the highest expectations. With its stunning design and $50 million refurbishment, the ship truly sets a new standard in luxury cruising.
From the gourmet restaurants and lounges/bars to the indulgent Canyon Ranch SpaClub, Sirena provides an unparalleled experience for its guests. The debut of the Owners and Vista Suites showcases a modern and elegant design. The enhanced entertainment in the Sirena Lounge adds a new level of excitement.
Sirena is a true gem on the seas, ready to provide unforgettable experiences for all who step aboard.
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