Oceania Cruises has announced the launch of Sirena in Australian waters, following a successful inaugural season in the northern hemisphere after her launch last year.

Commenting on Sirena’s first visit to Australian waters, Steve Odell, Senior Vice President and Managing Director Asia Pacific at Norwegian Cruise Line Holding says, “We’re incredibly excited to showcase Sirena’s extensive refurbishment and phenomenal culinary offerings that are specially crafted to appeal to all palates, including local cruisers.”

Sirena has undergone a US$50 million refurbishment and has a similar design blueprint of her sister ships Regatta, Insignia and Nautica,

with amenities such as four gourmet restaurants, six elegant lounges and bars, the Canyon Ranch SpaClub and 342 suites and luxurious staterooms.

Steve added, “Sirena’s debut down under is evidence of our parent company Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings’ ongoing plans to continue adding regional itineraries aboard a range of premium vessels throughout Australia and New Zealand,” he added.

The additional features of Sirena’s new look include re-designed palatial accommodation, enhanced on board entertainment options include new productions such as Rat-Pack inspired Tuxedo, and pop sensation acoustic sessions and comedic productions.

Marking her presence in the Australian and New Zealand regions through a series of regional itineraries including a 34 day Sydney to Sydney circumnavigating of Australia departing March 6th including the Whitsundays, Papua New Guinea, Komodo, Bali, Broome, Kangaroo Island and Tasmania.

Following her Sydney-to-Sydney sailing, Sirena will set out from Sydney to Auckland on a 14 day voyage from 9 April, ports including Eden, Melbourne, Burnie in Tasmania, the fjords of Milford Sound, Akaroa, Nelson, Wellington, Napier and Rotorua. From Auckland, Sirena will make her way to French Polynesia sailing to the USA for her North American summer sailing season.