Oceania Cruises brings Marina back into service after refurbishment

Oceania Cruises has brought Marina back into service following an “all-encompassing refurbishment” including the introduction of three new dining options.

The new additions are wellness-focused dining venue Aquamar Kitchen, a poolside ice cream parlour serving milkshakes and smoothies, and an al fresco pizzeria.

Alexis Quaretti, one of the two newly appointed executive culinary directors, said: “The introduction of these three wonderful culinary venues on board Marina is just the start of an exciting new taste journey for Oceania Cruises.”

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The 1,250-guest Marina is the latest in the line’s eight-strong fleet to have undergone refurbishment.

Aquamar Kitchen, a new Oceania Cruises signature restaurant, which debuted on Vista, will be open for breakfast and lunch and does not require reservations. Lunch options include salads, wraps, yellowfin tuna tacos and a chicken sandwich.

Waves Grill will transform into an al fresco pizzeria in the evenings, while an all-day ice cream parlour has been added to the pool deck.

Oceania Cruises president Frank A. Del Rio said: “The addition of these three relaxed, yet refined, eateries to Marina is the perfect way to spotlight that The Finest Cuisine at Sea does not always mean a white linen tablecloth and starched napkins at one of our award-winning specialty restaurants.

“It’s also a perfectly prepared pizza, accompanied by a chilled glass of white wine enjoyed on deck, as you set sail with a warm breeze around your shoulders; or a decadent poolside ice cream or flavourful smoothie as you relax on your sun lounger.”

As part of the refurbishment, the 124 Penthouse Suites have been “completely re-inspired” through various changes including new closets, cabinetry, carpets, upholstery and lighting.

Public spaces including Martinis, Horizons, The Grand Dining Room and Library have also been updated.

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