Oceania to Offer Epicurean Delights Aboard New Ship Marina

Oceania Cruises’ new ship, Marina, set to debut later this month, will offer 10 dining venues, six of which are no-charge, gourmet restaurants.

The 1,250-guest ship is attempting to appeal to serious epicureans and rival shore-side restaurants.

Continental Cuisine, Asian Fusion & American Favorites
Marina will offer six open-seating gourmet restaurants, two private-dining venues and two casual eateries designed in rich woods, marble and granite, wool carpets and leather.
1.      The Grand Dining Room – Tuxedo-clad wait staff serve a six-course menu in a classic setting reminiscent of a five-star restaurant in a European hotel. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
2.      Toscana – Three, illuminated etched-glass panels provide a dramatic backdrop to savory specialties, many of them family recipes handed down from Oceania Cruises’ staff and crew. Open for dinner, reservations suggested.
3.      Polo Grill – Featruing leather upholstery, a rich palette of crimson, gold and green, and gold-edged mahogany wall panels, this steakhouse evokes vintage Hollywood serving up fine cuts of Prime, dry-aged beef, as well as chops and fresh seafood. Open for dinner, reservations suggested.
4.      Jacques – The first-ever restaurant at sea for its renowned namesake, Jacques Pépin, draws inspiration from fabled brasseries of Paris and his hometown of Lyon. Open for dinner, reservations suggested.
5.      Red GingerThai, Japanese and Vietnamese flavors are showcased in a contemporary setting that features three Buddhas carved from a single piece of backlit glass as a centerpiece. Open for dinner, reservations suggested.

6.      Terrace Café – Shades of burgundy, burnt orange, gold and lemon create a backdrop for guests dining al fresco on regional delicacies served for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
7.      Waves – This relaxed, open-air bistro serves gourmet burgers, swordfish, chicken and other grilled items, and features a salad bar and homemade ice cream bar. Open for lunch, weather permitting.
8.      Baristas – This coffee bar adjoining the library is the place throughout the day to enjoy Illy espresso and cappuccino, plus homemade biscotti and coffee cake.

9.      La Reserve by Wine Spectator – This intimate venue hosts tastings and seven-course pairing dinners with premium wines selected in consultation with Wine Spectator editors. Extra charge for wines; reservations required.
10.  Privée – This private dining room offers the ultimate Chef’s Table where eight guests can create a personalized menu featuring such specialties as Kobe beef, Brittany lobsters, foie gras, caviar and truffles. Room charge is $1,000. Open select evenings, reservations required.
Oceania Cruises’ new Marina also features a Bon Appétit Culinary Center and full-service Canyon Ranch SpaClub. Interior design highlights include a Lalique-designed grand lobby, luxe suites by Dakota Jackson as well as Owner’s Suites furnished exclusively in Ralph Lauren Home.

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