ms Insignia Cruise Ship Profile

Ship Features, Itinerary, News, Photos, Review, Accommodations, Notable Rooms, Dining Venues, Kid's Areas, Deck Plan, Outdoor Spaces, Smoking Sections



The Insignia sails South America itineraries from Buenos Aires. Visit the Oceania website for a complete schedule.

CDC Ratings

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2014 Rating 96 (Oct)
2016 Rating 94 (Jan)
2016 Rating 98 (Jun)
2016 Rating 88 (Dec)
2020 Rating 95 (Jan)

Deck Plan

Deck 11

Cabanas and Sunning Area

Deck 10

Fitness Track, Horizons, Library, Polo Grill, Toscana

Deck 9

Card Room, Fitness Center, Oceania Spa, Oceania @ Sea, Pool, Waves, Salon, Tapas on the Terrace, Terrace Café

Deck 8

Passenger Staterooms

Deck 7

Passenger Staterooms

Deck 6

Passenger Staterooms

Deck 5

Insignia Lounge, Boutique, Casino, Grand Bar, Grand Dining Room, Martinis

Deck 4

Passenger Staterooms, Destination Services, Grand Staircase, Reception Area

Deck 3

Passenger Staterooms, Tender and Embarkation Area

Outdoor Features

Luxury Cabanas

Sun Deck Forward Deck 11

The Spa Terrace

Intimate area off the Canyon Ranch Spa. Suite guests receive complimentary access while other guests may purchase passes for varying costs.

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MS Insignia

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The Oceania Insignia is formerly the R1 built for Renaissance Cruises. Sister to the Regatta and Nautica, Insignia radiates her own unique warmth and character. Her distinctive personality shines through from the moment you first step into her newly redesigned, neo-classical lobby or Toscana, resplendent in rich new fabrics and furnishings that reflect the charisma of Tuscany.

Insignia boasts decks and verandas graced with the finest teak and exquisite custom stone and tile work. To ensure the elegance shines throughout the entire experience, there is all new Villeroy & Boch china, the finest silver and crystal, and a distinctive museum-quality art collection that is an eclectic melding of traditional and contemporary, with a touch of whimsy.


Ship Class: R-Class

Launched: 1998

Refurbished: Nov 2010

GRT: 30,277

Speed: 18 Knots

Passengers: 684


All Oceania staterooms come with 110/220 volt outlets, a hair dryer, cotton robes and slippers, complimentary 24-hour room service, wireless internet access, and security safe.


Located on decks 4, 6, 7 and 8 with 160 sq. ft of space. Stateroom measurements are approximate, and staterooms in the same category may vary in size.


Rangin from 143-165 square feet, ocean view staterooms are located on decks 4, 6 and 7.  Features include queen or two twin bed accommodations, spacious seating area, vanity desk and breakfast table.


216 sq. ft staterooms are located throughout deck 6. The rooms have a private teak veranda, sofa, vanity desk, breakfast table and choice of queen or two twin bed accommodations.

Concierge & Suite Amenities

Concierge & Suite Guests have priority check-in, a welcome bottle of champagne, unlimited access to the private Spa Terrace, exclusive discounts on internet packages, priority reservations to restaurants and shore excursions, and complimentary iPad on board. Guests get exclusive access to the private SpaTerrace, a Bulgari gift set, and complimentary Oceania tote bag.


Concierge Level Staterooms (A1, A2 and A3) in preferred locations on deck 7 at 216 sq. ft. Private teak veranda, flat-screen television, plush seating area and spacious closet.

Penthouse Suite

Located exclusively on deck 8  with 322 sq. ft. of space. Penthouse Suites features queen-sized Tranquility Bed which may be converted into two twins, living area, private in-suite dining, refrigerated mini bar, vanity desk, and a bath with a tub, Teak veranda.


1000+ sq. ft. Located in premier corner locations on decks 6, 7 and 8. Jacuzzi, 42” plasma flat-screen TV with Bose® surround sound system, 2nd flat-screen TV, DVDs and CDs Entertainment Center, laptop computer provided, refrigerated mini bar, queen-sized Tranquility Bed, numerous floor-to-ceiling glass doors, wraparound teak veranda furnished with resort-quality outdoor lounge furniture. Second bathroom for guests.

Dining Venues

The Grand Dining Room

Featuring Continental Cuisine on Deck 5. Menus change daily, with a brilliant selection of sumptuous dishes for breakfast and lunch, punctuated by at least six appetizers and nine entrées at dinner.


Gourmet Italian on Deck 10. Relish antipasti like Carpaccio of Beef Topped with Aged Reggiano Parmigiano or Sautéed Jumbo Scampi Tenderly Wrapped in Proscuitto San Daniele.

Polo Grill

Steakhouse located on deck 10. All of the beef dishes are USDA Prime and dry-aged for at least 28 days. Other classics include Surf and Turf, featuring a grilled Florida Lobster Tail and tender Filet Mignon, and whole Maine Lobster Gratinée.


This relaxed, open-air bistro serves gourmet burgers, swordfish, chicken and other grilled items, and features a salad bar and homemade ice cream bar. Open for lunch, weather permitting.

Terrace Café

Feel free to dine inside or alfresco at one of the shaded teak tables on the terrace. An international menu changes daily. In the evenings, comtemporary dishes with a Mediterranean flair.

Tapas on the Terrace Café

Casual Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on deck 9.

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Notable Rooms


Lounge with wrap-around views. Afternoon tea is offered in the lounge and transforms into a disco at night on deck 10.

Insignia Ship Lounge

Main showroom with headline acts, comedians, musicians and more.


Pick up your favorite cocktail and relax to a piano player in the evenings.


A Monte-Carlo style casino with cards, slots, games and more.

Grand Bar

Cocktail lounge stocked with rare vintages. A good meeting place.

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