I recently had the chance to board Oceania Cruises Sirena in Miami during a guided tour. While I was touring the vessel, I took the opportunity to photograph the ship for a comprehensive tour. This review will cover the public areas and staterooms.
Some history first. The Sirena was delivered in 1999 as the R Four for Renaissance Cruises. After Renaissance went bankrupt post 9/11, she was sold by the bank to Princess Cruses. She was renamed to Tahitian Princess and sailed the south pacific year-round. She then changed her name to Ocean Princess in 2009 as Princess wanted to send her to other regions. In March 2016 she was sold for $84 million to Oceania Cruises. Oceania already operated three former Renaissance ships so she fit right in.
The ship is tiny by today’s standards coming in at 30,277gt and has an LOA of 593ft.
Let’s start the tour with our noted obligatory photos. Obligatory stairwell photo. Onboard, one stairwell is blue and the other is red.
The very front of the deck is an amazing observation lounge. Easily my favorite place onboard.
After that there you’re back outdoors. This area is a sun deck and jogging track that surrounds the main pool area. Past that there’s an indoor space that serves as the library. The room is quite striking with the painted ceiling.
Behind that are two restaurants that go all the way to the stern. On the port side is an Asian fusion venue called Red Ginger.