Oceania Cruises has announced the second phase of culinary enhancements rolling out across its ultra-luxury, small-ship fleet as part of its OceaniaNEXT programme. Following the May introduction of new thoughtfully crafted dining experiences, menus and elevated service levels, this next phase brings new wine tasting programmes, expanded in-room dining and a soufflé of the day in The Grand Dining Room. The latest OceaniaNEXT updates have already launched on board Marina and Riviera, and will debut on Insignia, Nautica, Regatta, and Sirena as each ship returns to sailing.
“The OceaniaNEXT enhancements continue to elevate The Finest Cuisine at Sea® to be even better than ever,” said Bob Binder, President and CEO of Oceania Cruises. “Never resting on our laurels, we continue to challenge ourselves to raise the bar to continually delight our guests. Across all six of our ships, the creativity and dedication of the Oceania Cruises culinary team continues to create memorable experiences for our guests.”
Evolving from traditional room service, the Oceania Cruises culinary team has revitalised in-room dining. New appetisers include Plant-Based California Rolls, an Antipasti Plate, and Shrimp Cocktail, with new soups and salads including Grilled Salmon Salad and Miso Ramen Soup. The new burger menu brings an Alaskan Salmon Burger and an Impossible Burger to the in-room dining experience, while new entrées include a Petite Beef Filet, Thai Coconut Red Curry, a Hawaiian Poke Bowl, and a Mezze Platter. For those with a sweet tooth at any hour, new dessert options include Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream, “Pure Energy” Smoothies, and a Chocolate Mousse Cake. In addition, the most important meal of the day has been enhanced with the addition of a full hot breakfast for all staterooms and suites. In-room dining remains complimentary to all guests.
The Soufflé of the Day in The Grand Dining Room sees a rotating menu of decadent desserts developed by the culinary team to include:
- Coco-Malibu Soufflé with Pineapple and Lime
- Valrhona Guanaja Chocolate Soufflé Topped with Cacao Nibs
- Green Apple Martini Soufflé
- Pistachio Soufflé with a Cherry Ragout
- Grand Marnier Soufflé
- Passion Fruit Soufflé with a Mango Ragout
- Lime and Limoncello Soufflé with a Berry Compote
- Chestnut Soufflé with Pear Ragout
Building on Oceania Cruises’ already impressive wine menu, OceaniaNEXT updates see new wine tasting programmes bringing guests on a journey to some of the world’s best wine regions. Offered on every voyage, sommeliers will lead guests in interactive tasting sessions like Top California Cabs, Mediterranean Jewels, Stars of the Southern Hemisphere, Forever French, 360 Degrees of Reds, and The Red Challenge, which pits two different wine regions against each other, like Napa vs. Bordeaux. In addition to learning about tasting notes, terroir, and more, each deep dive features complementing canapés.
Oceania Cruises will continue to reveal further enhancements to its already renowned culinary offering in the coming months.