Oceania Cruises has revealed details of the next phase of catering enhancements that will be rolled out across its fleet as part of the OceaniaNEXT program.
Following the introduction in May of new dining experiences, menus and service levels, the next phase features new wine tasting programs, expanded in-room dining options, and a soufflé of the day in the large dining room.
These updates were already released on Marina and French Riviera and will debut on the other ships when they return to sail.
In the room, having dinner
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, a plate of antipasti, and a 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 entrees include a beef tenderloin, Thai coconut red curry, Hawaiian bowl Poke and a mezze platter.
New desserts include Humphry Slocombe ice cream, “Pure Energy” smoothies and a chocolate mousse cake.
In addition, the breakfast has been improved with a range of options including eggs cooked to your liking, omelets, avocado toast, pancakes or French toast with things like bacon, sausage and hash browns.
In-room meals remain free for all passengers.
Souffle of the day
Soufflés are a favorite with Pacific Island passengers, which is why the cruise line has decided to add a soufflé of the day to The Grand Dining Room menu.
The rolling menu will include:
- Pineapple and Lime Coconut Malibu Soufflé
- Valrhona Guanaja chocolate soufflé garnished with cocoa nibs
- Soufflé Martini with green apples
- Pistachio soufflé with cherry stew
- Grand Marnier Soufflé In
- Passion fruit soufflé with mango stew
- Lime and Limoncello Soufflé with Berry Compote
- Chestnut Soufflé with Pear Stew
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Wine tasting programs
Building on Oceania Cruises’ existing wine list, the line’s new wine tasting programs will take customers on a journey to some of the world’s best wine regions without ever leaving ship.
Offered on every trip, sommeliers will guide guests through interactive tasting sessions such as 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 the tasting notes, terroir and more, each deep dive includes accompanying canapes.
La Réserve and Baristas
Passengers can now experience a variety of local wines, spirits and tapas during the evening wine bar service offered at La Reserve or at the Baristas on board. Marina and French Riviera some evenings.
Here, chefs and cellar masters from Oceania present an immersion in a food and wine-driven destination by showcasing local wines and spirits from the ports of call, as well as tapas dishes fresh from the market, small plates and cheeses.
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