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Oceania Cruises to Offer Theme Cruises in 2012

October 17, 2011 By: Elliott Mest Travel Agent


The Oceania Marina will be taking part in Oceania Cruises' theme cruises during 2012. // (c) 2011 Oceania Cruises.

For the first time in 2012, Oceania Cruises will offer theme cruises. The new “Signature Sailings” are comprised of 10 voyages exploring culinary, wine, music, health and wellness themes. Guests will enjoy seminars, hands-on classes, concerts, wine tastings and more. Depending on the voyage, Chef Jacques Pépin, up-and-coming jazz musicians, and noted editors will be special guests.

Food and Wine Feature Prominently on 2012 Signature Sailings

Jacques Pépin Cruise
Master Chef Jacques Pépin has served as Oceania Cruises’ executive culinary director for eight years. On this sailing, he will be working in Jacques, as well as in the Bon Appétit Culinary Center leading Q&A sessions, cooking demonstrations and signing books.
MarinaTuscan Artistry” – May 12, 2012; 10 days, Barcelona-Rome.

Spring Music Fest
A range of jazz styles will be featured on this cruise. Six guest musicians, including four headliners, will perform individual main stage shows in addition to more casual jam sessions. There will also be special dance sets and dance instructors.
NauticaMediterranean Tapestry” – May 14, 2012; 10 days, Athens-Barcelona

Oceania Club Reunion Cruise – two sailings
Oceania Cruises' past passengers are welcome for two special reunion cruises, which include surprises both onboard and ashore.
RivieraIberian Odyssey” – June 17, 2012; 10 days, Lisbon-Rome
RegattaRadiant Rhythms” – March 6, 2013; 12 days, Buenos Aires-Rio de Janeiro

Italian Wine Immersion Cruise
Includes lectures, tastings and  Wine Bars where guest experts and musical performers are available.
RegattaItalian Interludes” – July 27, 2012; 12 days, Rome-Venice

Vitality and Wellness Cruise – two sailings
Guests will gain insights on enhancing their mental wellness to live life to the fullest. Spinning, yoga and Pilates classes are also offered at the Canyon Ranch SpaClub and gourmet Canyon Ranch spa cuisine is available.
RegattaPearls of the Aegean” – August 8, 2012; 10 days, Venice-Athens
RivieraAccent on Italy” – October 24, 2012; 10 days, Rome-Venice

Bon Appétit Wine and Food Festival – two sailings
Bon Appétit magazine is assembling culinary stars, wine experts and editors for a palate-pleasing voyage.
RivieraEnchanted Grandeur” – October 14, 2012; 10 days, Athens-Rome
MarinaTemples and Palaces” – October 22, 2012; 10 days, Athens-Istanbul

President’s Cruise
Oceania Cruises' President Bruce Himelstein and his wife Brigitte will host a 10-day voyage through Southern Europe. Special highlights are in store, both aboard ship and ashore.
NauticaMediterranean Tapestry” – October 26, 2012; 10 days, Barcelona-Athens


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By Elliott Mest | October 17, 2011
For the first time in 2012, Oceania Cruises will offer theme cruises. The new “Signature Sailings” are comprised of 10 voyages exploring culinary, wine, music, health and wellness themes.
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