Oceania Cruises recruits its chefs from the finest restaurants such as Four Seasons Hotel Milano, Bulgari Tokyo and Relais & Chateaux. Some chefs have worked under such culinary legends as Paul Bocuse and Alain Passard and bring their high-caliber training and expertise to your table.
The combination of smaller ships (with fewer passengers) and dedication to a premium experience means that half of the onboard staff—one person for every two guests—is devoted to the ship dining service. The distinction and size of the culinary cruise staff across the fleet ensure that each dish (from stocks and sauces to pastries and petits fours) is created from scratch and perfectly cooked to order.
The galleys aboard Oceania Cruises’ ships are some of the most spacious in the industry and feature equipment normally found in Michelin-starred restaurants. The galleys on Marina and Riviera are so large that, during construction, the shipyard thought someone had made a mistake. Fleetwide, the galleys include cutting-edge equipment such as Pacojets for creating mousses and sauces, centrifuges for making consommé and fresh juice, and Carpigiani gelato machines from Italy.
In addition to fine restaurant dining, the cruise line integrates food and drink throughout the travel experience. Culinary Discovery Tours™ enable guests to discover destinations through the lens of local cuisine. For example, cruisers may tour traditional markets onshore, dine at renowned restaurants and then hop onboard to hone their skills at The Culinary Center, preparing a dish using the ingredients they shopped for earlier in the day.
Oceania Cruises’ partner Wine Spectator offers sumptuous seven-course wine-pairing dinners, premium wine tastings and seminars led by discerning sommeliers.
Making health a priority
Oceania Cruises is working with their Healthy Sail Panel—a team of cross-disciplinary experts enlisted to guide the cruise industry’s way forward in response to COVID-19. Co-chaired by Governor Michael Leavitt, former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the panel is composed of globally recognized specialists in public health to develop, implement and continually evolve industry-leading standards. Their Health and Safety Protocols cover all aspects of onboard and shoreside operations to protect guests, crew and the communities they visit.
Now, with their Travelers Assurance Program, you can book with complete confidence and peace of mind, knowing that should you need to cancel, for any reason, you will not lose a dollar. Couple that with their Best Price Guarantee, assuring that should there be another applicable Oceania Cruises public promotion that offers a better value through amenities or price, you can take advantage of it.