Escaping the holiday craziness by sailing to the Caribbean on Oceania Cruises

Once again the suitcase is on the bed and I am trying to figure out what to pack for our cruise that departs Wednesday. You would think I would have this figured out by now but every cruise is different. Sometimes we are traveling in cool climes and sometimes very hot ones. Some ships are more formal than others. It is important to do your homework in this regard. We will be sailing on Oceania Cruises from …

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Oceania Cruises announces culinary director Jacques Pepin and family to host exclusive 2015 sailing

World-renowned master chef and Oceania Cruises Executive Culinary Director, Jacques Pépin, will host a special sailing onboard Riviera in 2015 and it promises to be a family affair. The legendary chef’s daughter Claudine, co-Host of Jacques’ award-winning “Cooking with Claudine“ television series, and his granddaughter Shorey will join Pépin and his wife Gloria on the 10-day Iberian Inspiration departing Lisbon for Rome on July 7, 2015. The sailing will feature exclusive cooking demonstrations, specially designed signature menus, …

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Oceania Cruises cooks up new culinary offerings – Adds more local flavor to European sailings

Oceania Cruises is adding some extra culinary sizzle to sailings this European season with new classes in the Bon Appétit Culinary Centers onboard Marina and Riviera and with two new Culinary Discovery Tours ashore. Since opening on Marina in 2011, the Bon Appétit Culinary Center has offered guests the opportunity to expand their culinary skills while enjoying some good-natured fun.  The culinary emphasis varies from regional specialties based on the ship’s itinerary to comfort foods prepared in …

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Oceania Cruises launches exclusive entertainment series featuring Broadway’s original “Annie”

Like fine wine and epicurean cuisine, the artistic brilliance of staged theatrics on Broadway is an indulgence enjoyed by many guests sailing with Oceania Cruises. Today, the line announced a new “Life in the Theater” series for select sailings, starting with a voyage aboard Riviera on October 29, 2014, featuring stage legend Andrea McArdle – the original namesake character in “Annie” on Broadway. “We’re known industry-wide for our exquisite culinary offerings and impeccable service, but our passion …

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Oceania Cruises announces innovative 2014 classes for culinary centers at sea

Oceania Cruises unveiled its new 2014 curriculum for the Bon Appétit Culinary Center onboard the Marinaand Riviera. More than 20 different classes are offered, ranging from regional cuisines to secrets of homemade pasta, with each session expanding guests’ knowledge and appreciation of local flavors. The multi-million-dollar, ground-breaking culinary centers feature individual work stations with induction cook tops – a first at sea – and have been a favorite onboard amenity since their debut.  “While many ships offer …

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Oceania Cruises publishes catalouge of its renowned onboard art collection

Oceania Cruises announced today the release of The Oceania Cruises Art Collection, a comprehensive catalogue of the art and artists featured in the world-class collection onboard Marina and Riviera.  More than 2,000 works adorn the line’s award-winning mid-size ships. The 205-page book showcases in vibrant colors, images of the renowned works in the collection as well as artist biographies and the story of how Oceania Cruises founders Frank J. Del Rio and Bob Binder personally amassed the …

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Oceania Cruises rolls out extensive new menu for its grand dining room

Today, Oceania Cruises announced the successful completion of an extensive new menu rollout featuring 85 new dishes for its Grand Dining Room on the line’s newest ship, Riviera. The remainder of the Oceania Cruises fleet will incorporate the new menus over the next three months. “Since the founding of Oceania Cruises 10 years ago, we have held a reputation for serving cuisine that is the finest at sea and even rivals the best restaurants ashore,” said Kunal …

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