Remastered Riviera gains new bar/lounge, enhanced suites

From upper left, clockwise, new stateroom carpeting and fabrics, Owner's Suite teak veranda and Owner's Suite living room with custom-crafted Ralph Lauren Home furnishings and fabrics, the new Baristas Lounge on Deck 14 From upper left, clockwise, new stateroom carpeting and fabrics, Owner's Suite teak veranda and Owner's Suite living room with custom-crafted Ralph Lauren Home furnishings and fabrics, the new Baristas Lounge on Deck 14 PHOTOS: Oceania Cruises

A new coffee bar and lounge with sweeping sea views on Deck 14, new fabrics and carpeting in the staterooms, and Owner’s Suites restyled with furnishings from the Ralph Lauren Home Collection highlight Riviera's recent remastering.

OceaniaNEXT enhancements

The enhancements were completed during a Marseille drydock as part of Oceania Cruises' OceaniaNEXT program. Similar upgrades will be carried out on Riviera’s sister ship, Marina, in May 2020.

The most dramatic change is the all-new coffee bar and adjacent lounge on Deck 14. Resplendent in silvery-gray and sea greens with bold accents of gold and high-gloss ebony and white marble, the new Baristas Lounge is the perfect place to relax over an illy coffee creation. The bar is equipped with a gleaming silver Victoria Arduino espresso machine.

Riviera’s 200 Concierge and 244 Veranda staterooms along with the 124 Penthouse Suites radiate a stylish new air inspired by the recently updated Insignia and Sirena. The lustrous wenge walnut paneling and upholstered headboards are now offset with tones of espresso, caramel and ivory in the new carpeting and fabrics.

New-look Owner's Suites

The three Owner’s Suites have been furnished exclusively with the Ralph Lauren Home Collection. Passengers enter through a foyer with a limestone and black cabochon inset floor, walls of inset Georgian wood paneling and a mahogany and quartzite bar. The grand room features dramatic sea views from floor-to-ceiling windows dressed with Ralph Lauren Home Grimaldi-weave sail fabric, and a self-playing ebony piano is ideal for in-suite entertaining.

The elegant living room is anchored by a new deep-navy sectional accented with saddle-suede and accompanied by a mahogany Lounge Moderne chair upholstered in navy and white super-yacht stripe. The centerpiece of the dining room is the Mayfair dining table with a new Barrett Knurled chandelier overhead.

The master suite features a new Cote D'Azure king-size bed, elegant Mayfair Bergere side chairs upholstered in Sutton Suede Doe, and dramatic nickel-trimmed lighting accents.

The wraparound teak verandas feature stylish pieces that were custom-crafted by Ralph Lauren Home for Oceania Cruises.

Trevor R. Howells Interior Design

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.

Posted 30 May 2019

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