Oceania Cruises Introduces New Rum Mixology Class & Ice Cream Cocktails

Oceania Cruises will be debuting a new series of rum and whiskey programs across its fleet in 2023.

The Macallan Experiences

The line is leaning into the popularity of The Macallan’s single malt whiskeys on board its ships, launching brand-new experiences for those who enjoy them.

The Macallan Diamond Bar Cart

The Macallan Diamond Bar Cart invites guests to discover The Macallan in an engaging way. The mobile bar cart will feature iconic offerings as well as exclusive ones like The Macallan Smoker, which brings theater and ritual to smoking cocktails by utilizing flavor blasters to infuse the drink.

The Macallan Flight Program

This flight program takes passengers on a journey of flavor to explore what makes The Macallan the most valuable single malt whiskey in the world. The opportunity will be available in group or individual tasting experiences.

The Macallan Chocolate Pairing

This chocolate pairing experience will be of guests’ choosing, including: Macallan Quest & Milk Chocolate, Macallan Lumina & Chocolate Truffles with Fruit, Macallan Terra & White Chocolate, and Macallan Enigma & Dark Chocolate.

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Brugal 1888 Doblemente Añejado Rum Offerings

The Edrington partnership also brings aboard entertaining and educational mixology experiences for guests featuring Brugal 1888 Doblemente Añejado Rum.

Brugal Rum & Tea at Sea

This new Rum & Tea mixology class will teach guests about the history of pairing rum and tea since the 17th century, where they can mix, match, and taste-test a series of complementary flavors. A number of Tea Pairings — from aperitivo-style pre-meal cocktails to highball light and sparkling cocktails — will also be available at bars on board.

Nearly Neat Serving Cart with Brugal 1888

This concept has been designed to bring a sophisticated alternative to traditional cocktails with an exclusive Nearly Neat menu featuring Brugal 1888 in The Chocolate Orange, The Night Cap, The Solstice, and The Reviver.

Ice Cream and Brugal Cocktails

These creamy cocktails will be available at pools, restaurants, and lounges for guests to cool off with a treat. This new trend in specialty cocktails brings a sweet twist to popular favorites such as an espresso martini, caramel milkshake, and Aperol spritz.

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Insignia (Photo courtesy of Oceania Cruises)

Vista’s Mixology Program

The new fleetwide Macallan and Brugal offerings are in addition to the bar program aboard the 1,200-guest Vista debuting in May 2023. The first of Oceania’s new Allura-class, Vista will feature the latest cocktail-crafting trends and techniques including flavored smoke bubbles, low and no-sugar wines, zero-proof cocktails, and beverage carts like the Bubbly Bar and the Ultimate Bloody Mary Bar.

Guests will also be able to participate in pairing experiences including a Moët & Chandon Champagne three-course pairing, sommelier-guided lunches with wine pairings, and the signature Oceania Cruises Dom Pérignon experience alongside a six-course tasting menu.

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