Offering a phenomenal luxury 5-star service, the Insignia is the recently refurbished vessel that has returned to the waters after a multimillion dollar transformation. This colossal vessel is home to 684 passengers, who admire her effortless elegance and sleek stature. Bespoke tile and stone lines the deck, while the neo-classical décor within exudes a natural grace and quality.
Originally built for Oceania in 1998, the Insignia spent time cruising with Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, before returning to Oceania for a mass renovation which transformed her into almost an entirely new ship. The extensive renewal included the installation of a real teak deck around the luxurious swimming pool, as well as a pristine and breathtaking reception area featuring a grand staircase.
There is an extensive range of accommodation categories to reflect the colossal number of guests hosted by the Insignia. Whether you’re looking for the Inside Stateroom, the Ocean View Stateroom (standard or deluxe), the Veranda Stateroom, the Concierge Level Veranda Stateroom, the Penthouse Suite, the Vista Suite or the Owner’s Suite, Insignia has established that only the highest standards are appropriate for all of its guests. The Inside Stateroom is where this range begins, boasting an impressive 160 square ft. of luxury, including a remarkably comfortable sofa with a flat screen television and 24-hour complimentary room service. The unimaginably comfortable ‘Prestige Tranquillity Bed’ promises to leave visitors feeling refreshed and revitalised after a night on a memory foam bed. The most exclusive of suites is the Owner’s Suite. A phenomenal size of almost 1000 square ft., the exceptionally lavish suite is fit for royalty. Every imaginable amenity is included, including attentive 24-hour butler service, two premium flat screen televisions, a luxurious oversized shower, a private teak veranda and a complimentary computer and iPad for your personal use.
Unparalleled in its flexibility, the Insignia offers four open seated restaurants. The two speciality restaurants are the Polo Grill, serving classic steakhouse cuisine, and Toscana which serves traditional Italian recipes passed down through generations, elegantly presented to reflect the high-end setting in which it is served. For a celebration of European-inspired cuisine, visit the Grand Dining room for the highest quality service from the gracious and classically trained staff. The ingenious chef’s design a fantastic choice between at least ten appetizers, soups and salads and twelve entrées with your evening meal, meaning you will have the opportunity to sample a new creation with every new day. The Terrace Café is a wonderfully informal restaurant during the day which brings the alfresco together with high-end luxury. With the evening, a more sophisticated atmosphere arrives where lobster tails are prepared to order, and a selection of freshly made and hand-cut sushi are on offer. Visit the Waves Grill for a casual dining experience on the all-American favourites, or experience a luxurious Afternoon Tea as you hear an exceptionally talented classical string quartet drift softly across the hall. No matter the location of your meal, on-board the Insignia you can expect the most fantastic of flavours, the most delicate of balances, and the highest form of culinary art.
From string quartets to dynamic vocalists, you will be blown away by the phenomenal talent displayed on board the Insignia. Marvel at spectacular productions held in the Lounge, before spending the night dancing in Horizons to the sounds of awe-inspiring musical groups. Engage with the guest lecturers that come aboard the Insignia, each speaker an expert in their field, ranging from historians and naturalists to former ambassadors giving inspirational speeches. If you’re feeling lucky, visit the casino and spend the night to the tune of cheers and slot machines. Enjoy a game of poker or blackjack, or test your luck by placing a bet on the roulette wheel.
Balance your indulgence by visiting the fitness centre, re-energising with any one of the state-of-the-art machines. Alternatively, guests are welcomed to join an invigorating indoor cycling class, aerobics or book in with a personal trainer who will design a bespoke programme to best suit your needs. Swiftly recover with the Canyon Ranch Spa Club, where their ethos depends on healthy living and spiritual awareness. Choose between the full range of treatments made available, including Yoga and Pilates sessions, or massage therapies originating in serene Buddhist monasteries.
Visit the library and choose between any one of the 2,000 books available on the shelves, ranging from non-fiction educational guides to romance novels or best-selling thrillers. In the Artist Loft, the creative types can enrich themselves by experimenting with new materials. Follow the guidance of a respected and talented in-house artist and watch your creativity blossom as you develop your skills, suitable for all levels. Refresh yourself with a dip in the heated pool, or enjoy the experience of the whirlpool spa as you sip from an exotic cocktail, before heading to one of the luxurious poolside day beds.
For the 684 guests, the Insignia provides 400 professionally trained staff, creating an impressive ratio of 1.7 to 1. With each member of staff dedicated to providing a exceptional and personal service, guests will wait for nothing as they cruise the open oceans.