Oceania Cruises has announced the second phase of culinary enhancements rolling out across the luxurious small-ship fleet as part of its OceaniaNEXT program.
Following the May introduction of new thoughtfully crafted dining experiences, menus and elevated service levels, this next phase of OceaniaNEXT brings new wine tasting programs, expanded in-room dining offerings and a soufflé of the day in The Grand Dining Room.
The new culinary enhancements have already launched onboard Marina and Riviera and will debut on Insignia, Nautica, Regatta, and Sirena as each vessel 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. Across all six of our ships, the creativity and dedication of the Oceania Cruises culinary team continues to create memorable experiences for our guests.”
24-Hour In-Room Dining Additions
Oceania Cruises culinary team has revitalized the traditional in-room dining menu to include more exquisite options for every meal.
New appetizers 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 includes an Alaskan Salmon Burger and an Impossible Burger, 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 are available, including “Pure Energy” Smoothies and Chocolate Mousse Cake.
In addition, a full hot breakfast is available for all staterooms and suites. Guests can choose from an array of options including eggs prepared to one’s liking, omelets, avocado toast, pancakes or French toast along with traditional breakfast sides.
The in-room dining remains complimentary for all guests.
Soufflé of the Day
Oceania’s culinary team has added a Soufflé of the Day in The Grand Dining Room. This decadent dessert is a favorite on board, so the culinary team developed a rotating menu of delectable daily indulgences, including some reimagined spins on the classic. These include:
- Coco-Malibu Soufflé with Pineapple and Lime
- Green Apple Martini Soufflé
- Pistachio Soufflé with a Cherry Ragout
- Grand Marnier Soufflé
- Lime and Limoncello Soufflé with a Berry Compote
New Wine Tasting Programs on Every Sailing
Building on Oceania’s impressive wine menu, the new wine tasting programs will take guests on a journey to some of the world’s best wine regions, all from the comfort of the ship.
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, 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.
Local Food and Wine Immersions
Guests can now experience a curated array of local wines, spirits, and tapas during the evening wine bar service that is offered in La Reserve or Baristas aboard Marina and Riviera.
On select evenings, the chefs and cellar masters will present a food and wine immersion with local wines and spirits from ports of call, along with many market-fresh tapas dishes, small-plates, and cheeses.
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