Sestre Ponente, Italy, December 2009 – A light dusting of snow and a Christmas tree atop the funnel brought the holiday spirit to Oceania Cruises' Marina being built at Fincantieri's shipyard near Genoa. Scheduled to debut in January 2011, the line's stylish new 1,258-guest flagship will boast an array of elegant bars and lounges and 10 dining venues – six of which are open-seating gourmet restaurants – including Jacques, the first restaurant at sea for Chef Jacques Pépin. Other highlights include a Bon Appétit Culinary Center, Owner's Suites exclusively furnished with Ralph Lauren Home, a Grand Stairway and lobby area custom-crafted by Lalique and a full-service Canyon Ranch SpaClub and fitness center. Inaugural itineraries will be revealed in the coming weeks. Reservations open in January 2010. For more information or to order a brochure, contact a travel agent, visit www.OceaniaCruises.com.au or call 02 9959 1370.
About Oceania Cruises
Oceania Cruises® is the world's only upper-premium cruise line and offers an unrivaled combination of the finest cuisine at sea, elegant accommodations, exceptional personalized service and extraordinary value. Award-winning itineraries visit more than 300 ports in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and the Americas aboard three luxurious, 684-guest ships: Regatta, Insignia and Nautica. The 1,258-guest Marina, the first ship designed specifically for the upper-premium market segment, joins the fleet in winter 2011.
About Prestige Cruise Holdings
Prestige Cruise Holdings (PCH) is the parent company of Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Formed in 2007 to manage select assets in Apollo Management's cruise investment portfolio, PCH is led by Chairman and CEO Frank Del Rio, the founder of Oceania Cruises. PCH is the market leader in the upper-premium and luxury segments of the cruise industry with nearly 4,000 berths between the Oceania and Regent brands, a number the company expects will grow to more than 6,500 berths by 2011.