Oceania Cruises’ Marina has been named one of the top 10 mid-size ships in the world in the 2012 Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships. With a total score of more than 1,700 points, which translates to a 5-star rating, Marina has joined an elite group of vessels that belong to the Berlitz “Five-Star Club,” representing the highest rated ships in the world.
“We are honored that Marina has been recognized in the 2012 Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships,” said Kunal S. Kamlani, the line’s president. “We continue to raise the bar and redefine the upper-premium cruise category and Berlitz’ rigorous rating system demonstrates that we are succeeding.”
Marina set cruise industry standards with elegantly appointed lounges and restaurants and veranda staterooms that are the largest at sea. Designed for epicureans, the ship features a total of 10 dining venues, six of which are open-seating gourmet restaurants; all at no additional charge. Riviera, a sister ship, will debut in April 2012.
“It is really good to see a new entry into the Berlitz ‘Five-Star Club’ due to Oceania Cruises’ major investment and focus on the finely detailed furnishings aboard this new mid-sized ship, combined with the highest regard for and attention to the dining and culinary aspects of the cruise experience,” said Douglas Ward, author of the prestigious guidebook.
Oceania Cruises® offers unrivaled cuisine, luxurious accommodations, exceptional personalized service and extraordinary value. Award-winning itineraries visit more than 330 ports in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and the Americas aboard the 684-guest Regatta, Insignia and Nautica. The line’s 1,250-guest Marina debuted in January 2011 and will be followed by Riviera – a sister ship – in April 2012.