Oceania Cruises Raises the Bar
By Tully Luxury Travel | 11-01-2022 |
An innovative mixology program sets the tone aboard the new Vista, including a Moët & Chandon Champagne Experience. Oceania Cruises is preparing to set sail with new, immersive mixology experiences planned for the May 2023 debut of the Vista, the first of the brand’s all new Allura Class ships. The 1,200 guests will enjoy cool cocktail-crafting trends and techniques throughout the ship.
The creativity is definitely outside the box: Be prepared for drinks-on-the-move with specialty beverages carts like a Bubbly Bar and a Bloody Mary Bar, low-sugar wines and zero-proof cocktails, plus enhanced culinary options with new wine menus, including a three-course pairing extravaganza.
Drawing up to the new Casino Mixology Bar, guests will choose from a unique selection of bourbons and ryes, enjoying tableside preparation of cocktails, Negronis straight from the barrel and “Flavor Blaster Gun” cocktails, injected with bubbles filled with aromatic flavors. As well, a new martini menu is inspired by Hollywood greats at Martinis (the name says it all), and Baristas coffee bar serves a barrage of fine spirits and aperitifs.
Relax in the restaurants
Oceania Cruises' slogan with regard to the Vista's restaurants is extremely apt – expect The Finest Cuisine at Sea®. Happily, the bar program follows you into the dining rooms, too. The American-themed food at Ember will have cocktails to match – think: bourbons and beers. The Asian-inspired Red Ginger comes through with beers and sakes, plus cocktails like the Tokyo Whisper and Hanoi Nights.
The flipside of this coin? No alcohol at all. The Aquamar Kitchen offers a list of low- and non-alcoholic drinks to go with the healthy food, anchored by Lyre, a maker of non-alcoholic spirits. Passengers can savor a non-alcoholic NO-Groni or one of the elegant non-alcoholic “wines” from Pierre Zéro, the French champion of de-alcoholized wine.
Enjoy perfect food pairings
Oceania Cruises is also excited about a new three-course pairing – the Moët & Chandon Champagne Experience. Guests sit down to sea bass tartar with a 2013 Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Brut, and follow that with a duck foie gras terrine and Moët & Chandon Nectar Imperial Champagne. With cured beef tenderloin comes Moët & Chandon Imperial Rose Champagne. Other food festivities include Connoisseur Wine Pairing Lunches – which are every bit as dreamy as they sound – and the ever-popular Dom Pérignon Experience at intimate dining venue Privée, wherein six courses are matched with the perfect bubbly.
You are spoiled for choice
Oceania Cruises is a leading culinary- and destination-focused cruise line that serves up a multitude of ways to please your palate. Not only that – oh, the places you’ll go! The cruise line heads into more than 450 ports around the world, including those in Europe, Alaska, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, New England-Canada, Bermuda, the Caribbean, the Panama Canal, Tahiti and the South Pacific.
Your Tully Luxury Travel Designers truly have the knack for indulging your tastes – especially with the beverage curriculum onboard the Vista. Start planning your next culinary luxury cruise adventure today.