Oceania Cruises, the world's leading culinary- and destination-focused cruise line unveiled the first of many exciting enhancements coming to the line's acclaimed 1,250-guest ships Marina and Riviera: an altogether new generation of Owner's Suites furnished exclusively with Ralph Lauren Home.
"The Owner's Suites furnished exclusively with Ralph Lauren Home are signature elements of our brand and truly iconic," stated Bob Binder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Oceania Cruises. "As we are always looking for ways to elevate the guest experience we took the opportunity to completely re-master these suites and provide our guests with an entirely new experience. Everything from the furnishings to the artwork is new, and guests will feel as though they are sailing aboard one of the world's most glamorous yachts or living in an opulent estate home."
Sporting a color palette that is quintessentially Ralph Lauren, the suites are resplendent in navy, white, crème and camel. Fabrics and upholstery are a mélange of solids and stripes, with pops of metallic, silver, and gold. Attention to detail is paramount and the rooms are layered in a way that only a Ralph Lauren Home room would be dressed. Even details such as the red, white and blue striped fabric selected for the outdoor cushions on the suites' verandas harken back to Mr. Lauren's label as "America's designer" and reminding us of his charitable work in restoring the Star-Spangled Banner at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.
Guests will enter through the breathtaking foyer with a limestone and black cabochon inset floor, walls of inset Georgian wood paneling, and a mahogany and quartzite bar. Spacious and airy, this grand room features dramatic sea-views from floor-to-ceiling windows dressed with Ralph LaurenGrimaldi-weave sail fabric, along with a self-playing ebony piano that provides the perfect interlude for in-suite entertaining. The elegant living room is anchored by a new saddle-suede sectional sofa accented with deep navy cushions and accompanied by a mahogany Lounge Moderne chair upholstered in navy and white Super-Yacht Stripe. The centerpiece of the dining room is the Mayfairdining table with a new Barrett Knurled chandelier overhead. The master suite, which is an entire retreat unto itself, has taken on an entirely new persona with a new Cote D'Azur king-size bed, elegant Mayfair Bergere side chairs upholstered in Sutton Suede Doe and dramatic nickel-trimmed lighting accents. Finally, the wraparound teak verandas feature stylish pieces that were custom-crafted by Ralph Lauren Home for Oceania Cruises.
Designed by Los Angeles based Trevor R. Howells Interior Design, the Owner's Suites reflect Ralph Lauren's appreciation for sailing, Hollywood glamour and timeless, classical beauty.
"The Ralph Lauren Home furnishings, lighting, fabric, and accessories along with the art selection have been carefully curated to highlight the fabled American brand's ever-present mix of modern luxury and timeless style," stated Trevor R. Howells, principal designer and Ralph Lauren alumnus.
Howells specifically selected furnishings to highlight Ralph Lauren Home's unique design presence in a world filled with sameness. Utilizing fabrics such as the "super yacht stripe" and signature pieces such as the Clivedon carved chairs and Pall Mall cocktail table, the Owner's Suites aboard Marina and Riviera capture the joy of travel, the thrill of adventure and surround travelers with the impeccable style of Ralph Lauren Home.
The new Owner's Suites will debut on Riviera in April 2019 and Marina in May 2020. Further details on additional enhancements and new guest experiences coming to both ships will be revealed in early 2019.