Oceania’s Chic New Suites Pay Homage to Ralph Lauren
Leading luxury cruise line Oceania is embarking on a multiyear enhancement as part of the company’s OceaniaNEXT program. Kicking off the project is a reimagining of the Riviera and Marina’s six Owner’s Suites by Los Angeles interior designer Trevor R. Howells. “I wanted them to feel updated, a little sexier, and push the envelope on luxury,” Howells tells Galerie, referring to the 2,000-square-foot suites that boast Georgian wood paneling, a mahogany-and-quartzite bar, and even an ebony grand piano. “I was trying to make it feel residential in an environment that is like a hotel on water.”
A former senior creative director at Ralph Lauren, Howells returned to the fashion brand’s home collection for an elevated “nautical chic” interior that includes the line’s signature Cote D’Azur king bed, Mayfair dining table, and Lounge Moderne chair, reupholstered here in Ralph Lauren Home’s navy-and-white Super-Yacht Stripe fabrics. Teak lounge chairs were custom made by Ralph Lauren Home exclusively for Oceania. Lighting from Visual Comfort—including a number of brass fixtures that will make their debut on the vessels—and custom gold and nickel accents offer pops of metallic to the overall navy-and-camel color palette.
“It’s a bit of an homage to Mr. Lauren,” says Howells of the interiors that debuted on the Riveria on May 25 and are slated be unveiled next year on the Marina. “I sprinkled in all his loves, including sports cars and photography with Audrey Hepburn. We did all the outdoor furniture in red, white, and blue because of his restoration of the Star-Spangled Banner. It feels nautical without the knotted rope and salty dog.”