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  • Oceania-Grand-Dining-Room-2-2 - You'll be impressed by the French-inspired continental dishes and imprecciable service in Oceania Insignia's Grand Dining Room.
  • Oceania-Grand-Dining-Room-3 - Dine in the European elegance of the Grand Dining Room during your travels on Oceania Insignia.
  • Oceania-Grand-Dining-Room-4-1 - Oceania Insignia's luxurious Grand Dining room is the ideal setting to enjoy the company of new or old friends.
  • Oceania-High-Tea-3 - Travel on Oceania Insignia and enjoy a relaxing, intimate afternoon tea steps away from panoramic views.
  • Oceania-High-Tea-2 - Satisfy your sweet tooth with colorful petit fours, delicate pastries and a selection of teas during your travels on Oceania Insignia.
  • Oceania-Polo-Grill-4 - You'll enjoy an intimate dining experience in the Polo Grill restaurant on Oceania Insignia.
  • Oceania-Polo-Grill-2 - Oceania Insignia's sommeliers will ensure you are served premium wines to complement your meal while dining at the Polo Grill restaurant.
  • Oceania-Polo-Grill-3-2 - Indulge in the traditional, handsome dining room of Oceania Insignia's Polo Grill.
  • Oceania-Terrace-Cafe - Al fesco in style: Take in the view and the ocean breeze during a casual lunch on the deck of Oceania Insignia's Terrace Café.
  • Oceania-Toscana-2-1 - Head to Toscana for traditional Italian dishes presented on custom-designed Versace china during your voyage on Oceania Insignia.
  • Oceania-Toscana-3 - The expansive views and opulent dining room of Oceania Insignia's Toscana restaurant is a great setting to experience authentic Tuscan cuisine.
  • Oceania-Waves - You'll be well looked after during your casual lunch in Oceania Insignia's Waves restaurant.
  • Oceania-Gnocchi-Pesto.jpg - Try the freshly made gnocchi with pesto at Toscana on Oceania Cruises.
  • Oceania-lamb.jpg -  Rack of lamb, just one many exquisite entrees available on Oceania, the cruise line for foodies.
  • Oceania-Lemon-Ravioli.jpg - Lemon ravioli, one of the flavorful dishes found on Oceania Cruises.
  • Oceania-Jacques-Pepin.jpg - Jaques Pepin, executive culinary director for Oceania Cruises, works to make every passenger's meal a memorable one.
  • Oceania-chefs.jpg - The culinary team on Oceania Cruises is led by world-renowned chef Jacques Pepin.
  • Oceania-Polo-Steak.jpg - A steak entrée served  at the Polo Grill on Oceania Cruises.
  • Oceania-Toscana.jpg - A dinner entrée at the fine-dining Italian restaurant Toscana on Oceania Cruises.
  • Oceania-Toscana2.jpg - Dover sole sautéed in lemon, parsley and butter, served at Toscana on Oceania Cruises.
  • Oceania-Toscana3.jpg - Dine at Toscana on Oceania Cruises for exquisite Italian cuisine.
  • Oceania-Toscana4.jpg - The fine-dining Italian restaurant Toscana is included in your base fare on Oceania Cruises.
  • Oceania-caviar.jpg - Love caviar? You can order it anytime on board Oceania Cruises and it's complimentary.
  • Oceania-Grand-Dining-Room.jpg - Expect world-class dining at sea in the Grand Dining Room on Oceania Cruises.
  • Oceania-Terrace-Cafe.jpg - Terrace Cafe on Oceania Cruises offers casual dining options for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Oceania-A-Concierge-Level-Veranda-Stateroom-1 - You'll appreciate the attention to detail and care provided during your stay in Oceania Insignia's Concierge Level Veranda stateroom, located mid-ship on deck 7 and 216 square feet in size.
  • Oceania-B-Veranda-Stateroom-2 - Oceania Insignia's Veranda stateroom offers a private teak veranda for taking in panoramic views, a queen bed with 1,000-thread-count linens, a vanity desk, refrigerated mini-bar, breakfast table and spacious seating area. It's located mid-ship on deck 6 and is 216 square feet.
  • Oceania-C-Deluxe-Ocean-View-Stateroom-1 - The C Level Deluxe Ocean View staterooms on Oceania Insignia contain custom-designed furnishings, queen or two twin bed accommodations, spacious seating area, vanity desk and breakfast table. At 165 square feet, they're located on decks 4,6 and 7.
  • Oceania-D-Ocean-View-Stateroom-1 - The D Level Ocean View staterooms on Oceania Insignia contain a queen bed with 1,000-thread-count linens, sofa, vanity desk, breakfast table, refrigerated mini-bar, Bulgari amenities, flat-screen TV with live satellite and twice-daily maid service. At 165 square feet, they're on deck 3.
  • Oceania-E-Ocean-View-Stateroom - Centrally located on deck 6, Oceania's 143-square-foot E Level Ocean View staterooms are awash in natural sunlight from the expansive window. Features include a vanity desk with chair, refrigerated mini-bar,   breakfast table, Bulgari amenities, flat-screen TV with live satellite and twice-daily maid service.
  • Oceania-F-G-Inside-Stateroom-1 - Inside staterooms on Oceania Insignia contain a queen bed with 1,000-thread-count linens, seating area, vanity desk, refrigerated mini-bar, breakfast table, Bulgari amenities, flat-screen TV with live satellite and twice-daily maid service.
  • Oceania-Owners-Suite-R-2 - Spanning nearly 1,000 square feet, the Owner's Suite aboard Oceania Insignia includes a queen bed with 1,000-thread-count linens, private teak veranda for watching the passing landscapes, a second bathroom, two flat-screen TVs, laptop, iPad, 24-hour butler service, complimetary in-suite bar setup, priority embarkation and more.
  • Oceania-Penthouse-Suite-R - Choose Oceania Insignia's Penthouse Suite for 322 square feet of comfort: a queen-size Tranquility Bed that can be converted into two twins, a private teak veranda to enjoy the views, vanity desk, bath with tub, seating area, refrigerated mini-bar, customized entertainment system and butler service.
  • Oceania-Owners-butler.jpg - Butler service in your Oceania Owner's Suite includes canapes each afternoon.
  • Oceania-Casino-3 - Try your luck over a game of blackjack in Oceania Insignia's casino.
  • Oceania-Casino-2-2 - Spend an evening in Oceania Insignia's Casino playing a game or two of black jack, poker or spin the wheel in a game of roulette.
  • Oceania-Couple-on-Patio-1 - Unwind and enjoy the serenity of Oceania Insignia's Patio lounge area while taking in the view.
  • Oceania-Game-room-2 - Challenge your fellow passengers to a friendly round of cards in the Game Room during your cruise on Oceania Insignia.
  • Oceania-Grand-Bar-1 - During the day Oceania Insignia's Grand Bar serves coffee, pastries and sandwiches. In the evening, it is transformed into a sophisticated cocktail lounge ideal for enjoying the company of friends.
  • Oceania-Horizons-2 - Live music will get you in the mood for a dance in the Horizons bar during your travels on Oceania Insignia.
  • Oceania-Library - During your cruise on Oceania Insignia, kick back and catch up on your reading in the ship's Library.
  • Oceania-Library-2-2 - You'll appreciate the calm, quiet atmosphere of Oceania Insignia's Library.
  • Oceania-Martinis-1 - Reminiscent of a private club, Oceania Insignia's Martinis provides an ideal atmosphere for a pre-dinner cocktail with newfound friends.
  • Oceania-Martinis-2-1 - You'll enjoy listening to live piano with a cocktail in hand in Martinis on board Oceania Insignia.
  • Oceania-Martinis-3 -  Martinis bar on Oceania Insignia serves numerous incarnations of the famous cocktail in an elegant setting.
  • Oceania-RClass-pool-2-2 - Chat up a friend and enjoy refreshments at poolside during your sailing on Oceania Insignia
  • Oceania-RClass-pool-3-1 - Oceania Insignia's large heated pool and whirlpool spas are the ideal location to unwind and enjoy your travels.
  • Oceania-Canyon-Ranch-2 - Get your glow on! Make an appointment for a facial treatment in Oceania Insignia's Canyon Ranch SpaClub.
  • Oceania-Canyon-Ranch-3-2 - Keep hydrated during your weight and cardio workout in the Canyon Ranch SpaClub aboard the Oceania Insignia.
  • Oceania-Horizons-Tea.jpg - Afternoon high tea service at Horizons on Oceania Cruises.
  • Oceania-Horizons-Tea2.jpg - Missed lunch? Don't worry, Oceania Cruises offers a relaxing high tea each afternoon in Horizons.
  • Oceania-Owners-Room Service.jpg - Pamper yourself with complimentary room service on Oceania Cruises.
  • Oceania-Canyon-Ranch-Spa.jpg - Melt away your cares at the Canyon Ranch Spa on all Oceania cruises.
  • Oceania-Grand-Staircase.jpg - The elegant grand staircase on your Oceania Cruises ship.
  • Oceania-Library.jpg - The Library aboard Oceania Cruises is the perfect spot to meet for a quiet game of backgammon.
  • Oceania-Library2.jpg - Bring your own book and choose from 2,000 titles in the library on an Oceania cruise.
  • Oceania-Martinis.jpg - Choose a classic drink and meet new acquaintances at Martinis Bar on your Oceania sailing.
  • Oceania-Canyon-Ranch-1 - Canyon Ranch SpaClub aboard Oceania Insignia is a luxurious wellness retreat to help you unwind during your sailing.
  • Oceania-Insignia-exterior-2 - Explore the world on Oceania Insignia. The mid-size ship offers guests with a warm, charming atmosphere designed for those who love the luxuries of fine dining and travel experiences.
  • Oceania-Terrace-Cafe - Al fesco in style: Take in the view and the ocean breeze during a casual lunch on the deck of Oceania Insignia's Terrace Café.
  • Oceania-Toscana-3 - The expansive views and opulent dining room of Oceania Insignia's Toscana restaurant is a great setting to experience authentic Tuscan cuisine.
  • Oceania-RClass-pool-2-2 - Chat up a friend and enjoy refreshments at poolside during your sailing on Oceania Insignia
  • Oceania-Owners-Suite-R-2 - Spanning nearly 1,000 square feet, the Owner's Suite aboard Oceania Insignia includes a queen bed with 1,000-thread-count linens, private teak veranda for watching the passing landscapes, a second bathroom, two flat-screen TVs, laptop, iPad, 24-hour butler service, complimetary in-suite bar setup, priority embarkation and more.
  • Oceania-Casino-3 - Try your luck over a game of blackjack in Oceania Insignia's casino.
  • Oceania-Insignia-exterior - Oceania Insigina comfortably carries 684 passengers and 400 crew for the cruise of a lifetime.
  • Oceania-Insignia-exterior-2 - Explore the world on Oceania Insignia. The mid-size ship offers guests with a warm, charming atmosphere designed for those who love the luxuries of fine dining and travel experiences.

Oceania's Insignia: Toast new friends & farflung ports aboard this elegant vessel

Have you sailed on Oceania's Insignia? We'd love to hear your take and see your photos. The following information was curated by Cruiseable.

Snapshot

Fresh off a multimillion-dollar transformation, Insignia from Oceania Cruises radiates warmth and character, with her newly redesigned, neoclassical lobby and Toscana restaurant, full of rich new fabrics and furnishings that reflect Tuscan culture. Insignia boasts decks and verandas graced with the fine teak and exquisite custom stone and tile work, and her lounges, suites and staterooms boast luxurious, neo-classical furnishings. You'll find all new Villeroy & Boch china, fine silver and crystal, and a distinctive museum-quality art collection that is an eclectic melding of traditional and contemporary, with a touch of whimsy.

Where Insignia sails

Destinations: Oceania's Insignia sails the seven seas to Africa, Australia and New Zealand, Oceania and South Pacific, the Caribbean, the Eastern Seaboard of the U.S., Central America and the Panama Canal, the Mediterranean and South America.

 

Ratings & awards

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  • Top 20 Medium-Sized Cruise Ships, Conde Nast Traveler (2012)

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Dining

The Grand Dining Room

Topped with a dramatic, domed ceiling that is adorned with a hand-painted fresco, the Grand Dining Room is reminiscent of a classic European restaurant. The tuxedo-clad wait staff serves six courses of American-inspired Continental cuisine atop elegantly appointed tables set with Villeroy & Boch China and European crystal. To complement your dining experience, soothing melodies from a classical string quartet or concert pianist tempt you to take a spin around the dance floor.

Polo Grill

The finest cuts of dry-aged prime beef, chops and fresh seafood are the signature items of Polo Grill. Seating just 96 guests, this classic steakhouse features floor-to-ceiling windows affording views of passing seascapes and is warmly decorated with dark woods and elegant furnishings.

Toscana

Enjoy the romantic, whimsical ambiance of this intimate, 90-seat restaurant that captures the  essence of Italy's Tuscany. Nearly every table is adjacent to floor-to-ceiling windows for soaring views of sea and sky.

Terrace Cafe

It's hard to resist the sumptuous, ever-changing breakfast and lunch buffets in this light-filled, informal buffet restaurant. You may dine indoors or outdoors since the Terrace Cafe opens onto both the teak-lined pool deck or aft onto the Terrace.

Tapas on the Terrace

Each evening, the al fresco dining area of the Terrace Cafe becomes Tapas on the Terrace with a sumptuous buffet. Here, you will enjoy dining under the stars, specialty cocktails and a menu of authentic tapas, paellas and other flavorful regional specialties from Spain and the surrounding Mediterranean. The buffet allows guests a bountiful selection of traditional favorites including carefully prepared entrees, salads, soups and a carvery, as well as desserts to finish.

Waves

For casual poolside dining, try Waves. Serving a mouthwatering selection of grilled specialties, traditional barbecue fare, salads and sandwiches, and fresh homemade ice cream, Waves is a quick and delicious lunch spot.

 

Al fesco in style: Take in the view and the ocean breeze during a casual lunch on the deck of Oceania Insignia's Terrace Café.
Courtesy of Oceania CruisesTake in the view and the ocean breeze during a casual lunch on the deck of Oceania Insignia's Terrace Café.

Entertainment

Ship Lounge

From headline acts to comedians and magicians to lively jazz ensembles, the ship lounges are the center of nightly entertainment on Oceania Cruises.

Grand Bar

Before enjoying a gourmet meal, have a cocktail, aperitif, shot or just a beverage, and  toast your new friends in the elegant and convivial Grand Bar.

Polo Bar

Located in the Polo Grill, the Polo Bar is the perfect place to gather with friends and relax while you sample an almost infinite variety of premium, single-malt Scotch and full-grain whiskeys.

Grappa bar

Grappa is a refined Italian spirit distilled from the skins and seeds of grapes after they have been pressed for winemaking. Enjoy the culture of this spirit at its namesake Grappa, the perfect venue to cap off the evening with an Italian digestif.

Horizons

This observation lounge f dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows offers captivating views, sweeping vistas and a convivial bar in which to enjoy your favorite cocktail.

Martinis

Martinis serves numerous incarnations of this famous cocktail in an intimate atmosphere reminiscent of a private gentleman's club, featuring live piano music.

Live music will get you in the mood for a dance in the Horizons bar during your travels on Oceania Insignia.
Courtesy of Oceania CruisesLive music will get you in the mood for a dance in the Horizons bar during your travels on Oceania Insignia.
 

Activities

Casino

Lady Luck always seems to be present in the casino. Take one of the slot machines for a spin or join a rousing game of blackjack, poker or roulette.

Headline entertainers

In the evenings, the ship is filled with music performed by, what some have called, the finest orchestra at sea. Attend a live classical concert under the stars, or marvel at the magicians, comedians and other headliners on board Insignia. You can also dance the night away in Horizons to the sounds of a marvelous musical group. 

Boutiques

The two stylish boutiques feature a bounty of items ranging from sundries to designer casual wear. Feel free to browse through the array of duty-free merchandise including fine jewelry, fragrances and Oceania Cruises logo wear.

Martini tasting

The martini exudes luxury and sophistication. Sample a selection of these fine cocktails from the convivial bars and lounges on board, or learn about the intricacies and history of the drink from the head bartender.

Film screening

For a very special evening, join your friends, family and fellow passengers under the stars for a showing of first-run films and movies.

Card room

Stay at the top of your game and try your hand at bridge, either in tournament format or with newfound friends. Or gather around one of the many tables for a quiet afternoon or evening of board games.

High tea

One of cruising's most time-honored traditions, High Tea is served promptly at 4:00 pm each day, when the pastry chefs take center stage with a colorful collection of English finger sandwiches, scones and other goodies. Live entertainment and gracious service complete a very elegant and refined afternoon.

Wine tasting

Sample a fine assortment of wines from the extensive wine cellar, or expand your knowledge of wines by conversing with the head sommelier.

Art auction

The walls of each of the Oceania ships are adorned with works from a vast selection of world-renowned artists, including Picasso, Dali, Chagall, Miro, Rockwell and Erte. Mingle with friends, sip champagne and seize the opportunity to own a masterpiece at one of the on-board art auctions.

Canyon Ranch Spa Club aboard Oceania Insignia is a luxurious wellness retreat to help you unwind during your sailing.
Courtesy of Oceania CruisesCanyon Ranch Spa Club aboard Oceania Insignia is a luxurious wellness retreat to help you unwind during your sailing.

Spa & fitness

Spa

An oasis for the mind, body and soul, the Oceania Spa by Mandara encourages you to happily succumb to an array of rejuvenating treatments. Try an Elemis Aromapure Facial, which will leave your face with a youthful, radiant glow. Or let the nimble fingers of an able masseuse soothe away all the cares of the world.

Salon

After a day of relaxing at the Oceania Spa by Mandara, you'll want to look as good as you feel. The salon offers a full range of beauty services, from full hair color treatments and styling to luxurious manicures and pedicures.

Fitness Center

Whether you are looking to stay fit or start a new exercise regimen, you'll find everything you need in the state-of-the-art fitness center. This large, airy facility has everything you need and is equipped with the latest exercise machines. In addition to the gym, the fitness center offers a range of complimentary classes combining, aerobics, body tone, dance and step. The fully qualified instructors are available to answer any questions you may have.

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Top highlights on this ship

  • What: Pool

  • What: Deck

  • What: Martinis
  • Pamper yourself in the spa and salon.
  • Dine in European style in the Grand Dining Room with the dramatic, domed ceiling adorned with a hand-painted fresco.
  • Watch the live orchestra on board.

Top dining options on board

Toscana

  • Style: Italian
  • No additional cost
  • Open: Dinner

Grand Dining Room

  • Style: Continental
  • No additional cost
  • Open: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Waves

  • Style: Continental
  • No additional cost
  • Open: Lunch

Fast facts

684 Passengers [?]
400 Crew
9 Decks
1997 Maiden voyage
30,277 Tonnage [?]
594 Length in feet
85 Width in feet (max beam)
2014 REFURBISHED

Overheard

“The interior is quite lovely, a throwback to the ship decor of the ocean liners of the 1920s and ’30s, with dark woods and warm colors, all in fine taste.”

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