Joining as few as 684 like-minded travellers aboard the mid-sized vessels, you will explore the world in unrivalled style, comfort and sophistication, visiting boutique ports of call that larger ships cannot access. When you travel with Oceania Cruises you’ll never wait in a line or be caught in a crowd. Every dish you dine on is catered á la minute just for you, and a dedicated staff and crew will attend to your every whim, remembering your individual preferences and making sure that your expectations are met without exception. With a high staff-to-guest ratio, there is little wonder that Oceania Cruises has become renowned for offering some of the finest service at sea.
With the tremendous contribution of the legendary Master Chef Jacques Pépin, Oceania boldly claims to serve ‘the finest cuisine at sea’. As Executive Culinary Director, Pépin inspires Oceania’s team of executive chefs to perform feats of gastronomic wizardry, their culinary delights having become a hallmark that distinguishes the Oceania experience from any other.
Memorable dining begins with open-seating, so you can dine when you are ready and with whom you choose. Regardless of which restaurant you choose, no dining surcharges will be added to your bill, so you are free to indulge in authentic Italian dishes at Toscana, juicy steaks in the Polo Grill, made to order American classics in the Terrace Café, and signature dishes inspired by continental cuisine on Jacques Pépin’s exclusive menu for the Grand Main Dining Room.
In addition to these restaurants, two additional complimentary dining venues are offered on board select ships in the luxury fleet; the aptly named Jacques is Jacques Pépin’s exquisite French bistro, whilst Red Ginger promises contemporary interpretations of classic Asian cuisine.
Only on board Marina and Riviera, can you enjoy epicurean delights in the private setting of La Reserve or Privée. La Reserve plays host to wine seminars, tasting menus and dinner pairings that see fine wines matched with courses such as Stuffed Brioche with Duck Foie Gras and Truffle Jelly. Privée offers the most exclusive private dining at sea. Reserve this stunning private dining room for a party of up to ten people, selecting your meal from the menus of the Polo Grill or Toscana and revelling in impeccable service.
Refined luxury doesn’t call for tuxedos and evening gowns. Rather, the ambience aboard Oceania Cruises ships is akin to that of a country club, something reflected in the relaxed ‘country casual’ dress code.
Sleek, contemporary décor puts you instantly at ease – this is a world where you can be yourself and where all that matters is enjoying an amazing holiday. Meet over cocktails, recount adventures ashore and join fellow travellers for a game of cards. Like a private members club on dry land, everybody here knows your name and everyone on board shares a love of the same things; travel, fine food and life at sea.
Grand, spacious and appointed with soothing colour schemes, soft textures and stylish furnishings, the suites and staterooms aboard ships in the Oceania Cruises fleet are the perfect place in which to rest, relax and retire at the end of a long day. Sail aboard Marina or Riviera and you’ll rest your head in even more exceptional surroundings, with suites aboard both ships designed in exclusive partnership with Ralph Lauren Home and interior designer Dakota Jackson.
Suites and staterooms on board every ship feature Prestige Tranquillity Beds, a mini bar with unlimited soft drinks and bottled water, complimentary room service 24 hours a day and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Suite guests also benefit from 24-hour butler service.
The joy of holidaying is having the time to do all of those things you never have the chance to do at home. Budding artists nurture their creative talents with oils and watercolour painting, perfect their needle skills in embroidery workshops and indulge in many other artistic ventures over in the Artist Loft Enrichment Centre.
Come 4 o’clock sharp, it is time to down tools. Afternoon tea is a daily event on board Oceania Cruises ships, with the Horizon Lounge hosting four-tiered carts brimming with finger sandwiches, petits fours, buttery scones, exquisite desserts and a selection of artisanal teas. A classical string quartet plays softly in the background, completing the indulgent experience.
The Culinary Centre on board Marina and Riviera is the first cookery school at sea to offer hands-on instruction. The ship’s resident master chefs will provide you with instruction and guidance, as you personally prepare every dish from scratch in a professional teaching kitchen.
You’ll not only have the chance to cook with Oceania’s acclaimed culinary talents, you’ll also accompany the chefs ashore in select ports, shopping for fresh ingredients at local markets and experiencing authentic regional fare in private homes and restaurants.