Oceania Cruises launches first phase of OceaniaNEXT enhancements

Oceania Cruises launches first phase of OceaniaNEXT enhancements

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A range of new dishes have been added to menus in the OceaniaNEXT programme

Oceania Cruises has launched the first phase of its OceaniaNEXT transformation programme, which will see new dining experiences and reimagined menus rolled out across the fleet.

More than two dozen new dishes have been added to the menu in The Grand Dining Room. New appetisers include caramelised duck foie gras accompanied by apricot infused with Loire Valley wine, while main courses range from French monkfish with wild rice and a sauce made from saffron, tomato, cognac and cream, to veal piccata with sweet and sour lemon sauce, glazed pearl onions and Parisian potatoes. A new menu has also been designed for Sunday brunch in the venue, with an Asian Noodle Bar, Taco Corner, Pasta Station, Smoothie Bar and Salad Bar all now available.

Italian restaurant Toscana will see 21 new dishes added to the menu, including Sformatino di Peperoni, Zuppa Fagioli and Taglioni Carbonara. The Terrace Café has expanded its lunch offering to include locally sourced fish, sausages and marinated meats, including regional specialities from the ports and destinations visited by the ship. Waves Grill, meanwhile, has added a prepared-to-order poke bowl station inspired by flavours around the world.

The cruise line will now also offer a wider variety of canapés, selections of which will be presented individually to each table as part of the line’s health and safety measures. Guests in Penthouse, Oceania, Vista, and Owner’s suites can now choose from a selection including plant-based California rolls, a Mezze Platter and a Taco Trilogy.

Staff numbers will also be increased, while a new electronic ordering system will be implemented to help streamline the processes for taking orders, serving food and beverages and resetting tables.

“These OceaniaNEXT enhancements not only elevate the guest experience, but they also showcase the creativity and passion our team has for crafting unique and memorable experiences for our guests,” said Bob Binder, president and CEO of Oceania Cruises. “We’ve undertaken this ambitious brand initiative to elevate every facet of the Oceania Cruises guest experience to new levels. From thoughtfully reimagined menus to enhanced service levels to the dramatic re-inspiration of our six ships, guests will find that the Oceania Cruises experience is better than ever.”

The new enhancements will first appear onboard Oceania Cruises’ Marina when she resumes sailing in August. They will then debut onboard Regatta, Insignia, Nautica, Riviera and Sirena as each vessel returns to operation.

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Alex Smith
By Alex Smith
18 May 2021

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