Oceania Cruises was established in 2002 by luxury cruise industry veterans Frank Del Rio, Joe Watters and Bob Binder. Their goal was to offer an elevated experience that was just a step below luxury. Oceania Cruises originally leased their mid-ships from the now-defunct Renaissance Cruises and added two large 1250 passenger ships in 2011 and 2012 during an industry-wide shipbuilding boom. In 2014, the cruise industry consolidated and Oceania Cruises was purchased by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings.
Cruising from 400 ports across Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific, and the Americas, voyages are typically 10-14 days and offer a signature Around the World in 180 Days voyage that departs from Miami and arrives in New York. Onboard, Oceania Cruises offers an upper premium experience catering to mature travelers.
“Oceania Cruises will provide the highest quality cruise product for mature and discerning travelers by offering the finest culinary experience at sea, authentic destination experiences, and a warm and luxurious ambiance on every voyage.” – Oceania Cruise Mission Statement
The fleet of six vessels includes the 684-guest Regatta, Insignia, Nautica and Sirena, as well as the 1,250-guest Marina and Riviera. Boasting an impressive staff-to-guest ratio of 1 to 1.6, Oceania Cruises proudly posts the exact number of trained crewmembers on each ship on their website and has received multiple awards for “Best Cuisine” for onboard dining.
Oceania Cruises’ Fleet
The Regatta Class (R-Class) ships were originally built for the now-defunct Renaissance Cruises. These ships were all built between 1998-2000 and have been refurbished multiple times in 2014 and 2019.
- MS Regatta, built 1998
- MS Insignia, built 1998
- MS Nautica, built 2000
- MS Sirena, built 1999
As the first ships built for Oceania Cruises and the largest ships in the fleet, each vessel can accommodate up to 1,250-passengers.
- MS Marina, built 2011, refurbished 2020
- MS Riviera, built 2012, refurbished 2019
Built by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings for Oceania Cruises, these ships will be similar to the Oceania class, but they will have slightly less passenger capacity and a higher crew-to-guest ratio. The names have not been announced but they are scheduled to begin service in 2022 and 2025.
Cases Against Oceania Cruises
Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. has pursued numerous legal actions against cruise lines owned by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, including Oceania. Our maritime lawyers know that Oceania Cruises offers all-inclusive alcohol packages that have created dangerous situations on numerous Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings vessels.
We have successfully handled many passenger cases against Oceania cruises. Typical cases include slip and fall cases and negligent medical care case. We are currently handling a negligence case against Oceania where an elderly passenger fell in his stateroom and was not properly stabilized post fall which led to his paralysis and untimely death.
We have also successfully handled a significant number of crewmember injury cases. These cases most often involve repetitive heavy lifting.
Contact Our Maritime Lawyers If You’re Hurt Aboard an Oceania Cruises Ship
If you get hurt aboard a cruise ship, you need to explore your options for making a claim. Contact us at 877-233-1238 or reach out online to schedule a consultation with skilled maritime lawyers to learn more about your legal rights as a victim of a cruise ship accident.
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