Oceania Cruises has published The Oceania Cruises Art Collection, a comprehensive catalogue of the art and artists featured in its world-class collection onboard Marinaand Riviera. More than 2,000 works adorn the line’s award-winning mid-size ships.
On January 6, 2013, Oceania Cruises marked its 10th anniversary, kicking off a year of special events, designated sailings, engaging social media initiatives and onboard celebrations.
Chefs for Humanity, a nonprofit founded by Celebrity Chef Cat Cora, today announced a $50,000 donation from Oceania Cruises, a upper-premium cruise line with four ships sailing to more than 330 destinations worldwide. Chefs for Humanity was founded by Cat Cora to galvanize culinary enthusiasts worldwide around a shared goal of reducing hunger and improving nutrition.
Riviera, Oceania Cruises’ newest ship in the upper-premium cruise segment, arrives at her homeport of Miami on November 29 for her inaugural winter season. Riviera will sail five Caribbean voyages over 12 departure dates featuring ports of calls from the exotic Eastern to the deep Southern Caribbean.
Cat Cora, the restaurateur, humanitarian, author, and co-host of Bravo’s new ‘Around the World in 80 Plates,’ named the ship, joined by Deacon Ricardo Rodriguez-Martos of the Barcelona’s Apostleship of the Sea, who bestowed the traditional blessings.
This October, Oceania Cruises will welcome culinary stars and wine experts on two 10-day “Bon Appétit Wine & Food Festival” European cruises. Chef Stephen Lewandowski of New York’s famed Tribeca Grill and Chef Ken Oringer of Clio in Boston – ranked one of “America’s Best New Restaurants” by Esquire – will offer demonstrations, hands-on cooking classes and market tours in select ports along with wine tastings and dinners featuring recipes from Bon Appétit.
When she sets sail on her maiden voyage in May 2012, Riviera, Oceania Cruises’ newest entry in the upper-premium category, will further confirm the line’s status among art lovers and epicureans. Riviera will showcase a museum-worthy collection of fine art focusing on the works of some of Latin America’s most accomplished and admired contemporary artists. More than 1000 works will adorn the mid-size ship.
Oceania Cruises’ 1,250-guest Riviera, scheduled to be christened in Barcelona on May 11, 2012, successfully completed her sea trials today, which included three days of sailing the Mediterranean.
One of America’s most generous, personable and ground-breaking chefs will step into the honored role as godmother to Oceania Cruises ’ newest ship, Riviera. Chef Cat Cora will name the ship in Barcelona at a lavish, invitation-only christening ceremony on May 11, which will culminate with a 15-liter Nebuchadnezzar of champagne, custom-made by Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin, commemoratively breaking against the hull of the 1,250-guest ship.
Oceania Cruises launches high-value Wave Season promotion today, offering Business Class air upgrades from just $999 per person, one-way, on select 2012 summer sailings, plus two-for-one deposits on all sail dates. The offer is good on new cruise reservations booked now through March 31, 2012.
Oceania Cruises has teamed with Royal Theatrical Productions to feature “Now and Forever — The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber” on board its new 1,250-guest Riviera, which debuts in May 2012.
Oceania Cruises was notified by Fincantieri late last week of construction delays and as a result, will reschedule the maiden voyage of its m/s Riviera. Construction on the 1,250-guest ship fell behind schedule when strikes at Fincantieri’s shipyard near Genoa, Italy, lasted longer than expected.