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Oceania Cruises on Oceania Riviera and Oceania Marina are designed with sophistication and contemporary flair creating a casually elegant ambiance.  Both have the Lalique Grand Staircase to the stunning Owner’s Suites furnished in Ralph Lauren Home.  Designer influences are everywhere, highlighting the finest residential design and furnishings.  Both ships were designed for epicureans and travel connoisseurs. Marina and Riviera  offer guests multiple dining venues, of which six are open-seating gourmet restaurants with no surcharge.   All of Oceania’s ships are mid-size, making it easier to get into small intimate settings.

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La Reserve by Wine Spectator offers enlightening seminars, tastings and gourmet food pairings.

The Culinary Center offers hands-on cooking classes by master chefs, and has a range of cooking classes.  These classes offer a range of enriching cooking by master chefs.  For those food enthusiasts seeking enlightenment beyond that found in a library or lecture, Riviera and Marina both offer custom designed hands-on cooking classes at Sea.  Master Chefs from around the world offer guidance and inspiration to help fine-tune your techniques, but you will actually prepare the dishes yourself.  It is the ultimate way to learn and absolutely absorb every step of each recipe, especially since at select ports you may accompany the instructor chefs while shopping for fresh ingredients ashore at local markets on the Culinary Discovery Tours.

Most of the classes revolve around the specific regions you will be visiting, and the following is a sample of some of the classes for 2018:

1493:  The Foodies New World

Explorers in the 15th century as they sailed back to Spain from the New World, introduced ingredients that revolutionized Mediterranean cuisine such as peppers, potatoes, melons, corn and tomatoes, not to mention spices.  The class honors these ingredients that redefined the cuisines of the Americas and the Mediterranean, and will introduce you to several exquisite recipes that will be perfect for you to host your own memorable dinner party.

Argentine-Style Master Grilling

Argentina is perhaps the only country that rivals the United States in their mastery of grilling.  In this technique-driven class, learn the chefs’ insider secrets to consistently grilled meats, fish, vegetables and breads to savory perfection.  You will also learn expert tips for creating sauces and marinades, as well as indoor and outdoor grilling essentials.

Caribbean Fresh

Cuisine from the islands is not only fresh and vibrant – it is remarkably healthy.  Healthy cuisine is the backbone of Oceania’s Canyon Spa, and is the inspiration for this class.  The recipes for this class comfort both the body, mind and soul, and are all inspired by culinary traditions from across the Caribbean islands.  You will be delighted and surprised with the abundance of flavors you will enjoy while nourishing yourself and your family.

Catch of the Day

Nothing quite says Caribbean cuisine more than enjoying the bounty of the sea.  You will gain confidence in cooking several different types of fish and seafood as you learn master-level fish cookery techniques and flavorful island-style recipes at the same time.

Cocina Latina

In recent years, Oceania’s chefs have traveled throughout Latin America to Patagonia to master the recipes and ingredients of this revered and distinct cuisine.  Based on a careful balance, Latin cuisine elevates basic ingredients, such as the potato and rib-eye steak, to extraordinary levels.  Master the chef-selected recipes and cocktails – all have astounding flavors and personalities – that have made the Latin America kitchen the new frontier of foodies worldwide.


This is just a sample of the classes being taught on board Oceania Riviera and Marina.

Culinary Bootcamp at Sea:  Offered only on select sailings, this two-day class invites you to completely immerse yourself in the culinary arts.  Three-hour sessions, offered morning and afternoon, focus on knife skills; preparing protein, vegetables, sauces, dressings and plating.  The class ends with a mystery-ingredient challenge, where the techniques of the two-day bootcamp come to fruition.  Oceania Cruises’ senior executive chefs lightheartedly judge the final results and award keepsake certificates.

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