Oceana Cruises to Offer Ralph Lauren Appointed Suites
When Oceana Cruises' new "Marina" ship sets sail in winter 2011 the exclusive "owners' suites" (pictured above) will be something of a homage to Ralph Lauren's enduring American style.
Last week, from the Ralph Lauren showroom in New York, the cruise line announced that the Marina's three, 2,500-square-foot luxury suites will be decorated with furniture, fabrics, lighting and bedding from the Ralph Lauren Home collection. Just shy of hiring Ralph Lauren himself, the company went so far as to hire a Tocar Interior Design, a firm started by two former Polo executives.
Marina was designed to carry 1,258 travelers and the boat's filled with high-end details not usually found on cruise ships, like a grand, Lalique-designed grand staircase, stained-wood paneling, marble and granite surfaces, wool carpets and leather armchairs. The ship has 10 dining venues, a variety of bars and lounges, a full-service Canyon Ranch SpaClub, fitness center and more. The ship is just now being built but Oceania Cruises will start taking reservations in January 2010.
Gallery: Oceania Cruise's "Marina"