The smallest of Oceania’s vessels, the Insignia is a cozy, intimate ship perfect for relaxing voyages all around the world. It is an elegant ship beloved by older couples, families, and groups of friends traveling together. The intimate atmosphere creates a comfortable cruise experience, and passengers can rest assured they will have a pleasant time without feeling overwhelmed. The Oceania Insignia provides plenty of spaces to curl up with a good book, have a pleasant chat with a group of friends, or just sit and watch the waves go by. What you won’t find is over-the-top entertainment, huge crowds, or noisy kids.
Spacious and elegant, the Oceania Insignia provides a high-end premium cruise experience. Thick carpets and classical paintings give the ship a royal air, and the activities on board reflect a more traditional style of cruising: guests can expect high tea, trivia games, and piano music on most nights, and additional musical performances, comedy shows and magicians throughout the voyage. The passengers tend to be affluent but casual, and consist largely of retirees looking for a relaxing escape.
Staterooms on the Oceania Insignia are comfortable and luxurious, featuring plush feather pillows, high-quality bedding, and soothing colors to ensure a restful night’s sleep. You don’t have to book a suite to have a sofa: every class of stateroom comes with a couch, desk and vanity, and the queen-sized beds feature plush mattresses with high thread count sheets. Suites and upper-end staterooms come with a variety of complimentary services, including laundry, shoe shining, and exclusive deals for onboard internet.
Dining & Gastronomy
Dining is a highlight of any Oceania cruise. With specialty restaurants included in the cost of the cruise, there’s no reason not to try everything. The Grand Dining Room is the perfect place to start your day with a hearty breakfast of eggs, bacon, and pastries to fuel up before a long day at port. The Polo Grill steakhouse has the best of land and sea, with indulgent meat and seafood dishes including prime rib and lobster. And Toscana offers authentic Italian dishes prepared to the highest gourmet standards. Waistline-conscious passengers will appreciate the lighter spa cuisine, available on the Grand Dining Room.
Entertainment and Activities
The Oceania Insignia combines a casual country club atmosphere with a traditional cruise experience. Onboard you’ll find a swimming pool, a spa, and a library, and musical entertainment options which switch out every night. One of the highlights of Insignia is Martini’s, a piano bar and jazz lounge with an extensive menu of its namesake cocktails.
One of the highlights of any Insignia cruise is the afternoon tea. Every day promptly at 4 p.m., guests are invited to the Horizons dining area to partake in this maritime tradition. Friendly staff members push wheeled carts loaded with an assortment of British teas and delectable desserts, offering fresh pastries and finger sandwiches to the cruise passengers. A classical string quartet completes the experience.
The dress code aboard the Oceania Insignia is relaxed compared to other premium cruise lines. During the daytime, guests usually dress resort casual, with polo shirts, sun dresses and khaki shorts. Passengers get a little dressier for dinner, with male passengers opting for slacks and buttoned shirts, and female passengers wearing skirts or dress pants with blouses. There are no Formal Nights on the Insignia, so you can leave the black tie at home.