Oceania Cruises has revealed details on the next phase of dining enhancements that are rolling out across its fleet as part of the OceaniaNEXT program.
Following the May introduction of new dining experiences, menus, and service levels, the next phase brings new wine tasting programs, expanded in-room dining choices, and a soufflé of the day in The Grand Dining Room.
These updates have already launched on Marina and Riviera and will debut on the other vessels as they return to sailing.
Evolving from traditional room service, Oceania’s culinary team has revitalized the in-room dining menu to include more options for each meal.
New appetizers include Plant-Based California Rolls, and Antipasti Plate, and Shrimp Cocktail. New soups and salads include Grilled Salmon Salad and Miso Ramen Soup.
A 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.
New desserts include Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream, “Pure Energy” Smoothies, and a Chocolate Mousse Cake.
As well, breakfast has been enhanced with an array of options include eggs prepared to one’s liking, omelets, avocado toast, pancakes, or French toast with things like bacon, sausage, and hash browns.
In-room dining remains complimentary to all passengers.
Soufflé of the Day
Soufflés are a favorite among Oceania passengers, so the cruise line decided to add a Soufflé of the Day to the menu in The Grand Dining Room.
The rotating menu will 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
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Wine Tasting Programs
Building on Oceania Cruises’ existing wine menu, the line’s new wine tasting programs will bring guests on a journey to some of the world’s best wine regions without ever leaving 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, 360 Degrees of Reds, and The Red Challenge — which pits two different wine regions against each other.
In addition to learning about tasting notes, terroir, and more, each deep dive features accompanying canapés.
La Reserve and Baristas
Passengers can now experience a variety of local wines, spirits, and tapas during the evening wine bar service that’s offered in La Reserve or Baristas aboard Marina and Riviera on select evenings.
Here, Oceania chefs and cellar masters present a food and wine-fueled destination immersion by showcasing local wines and spirits from ports of call, along with market-fresh tapas dishes, small plates, and cheeses.
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