I am new to CruiseMates, in fact, this is my first post. It is with mixed feelings I hear the news of Insignia's "passing". I'm sad to hear of the loss of a friend but glad that Oceania is bringing new blood into it's line.
Insignia was our first ocean-going vessel. We sailed from Valparaiso to Buenos Aires and it hooked us on cruising. Our second cruise was Oceania's Regatta TransAtlantic. We have since moved on to larger vessels and lost touch with Oceania but we often miss the Oceania style that fits our own so well.