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Oceania Cruises Marina To Undergo Extensive Refurbishment

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Oceania Cruises’ 1,250-passenger ship, Marina, will undergo an all-encompassing refurbishment in May 2024.

The refurbishment will include the addition of three new dining options: Aquamar Kitchen, the new wellness-focused dining venue; an expanded poolside ice cream parlour and a new casual al fresco trattoria offering Italian dishes & freshly-made pizzas.

Marina is the last of Oceania Cruises’ current fleet to be refurbished and means that the line boasts eight new, or better-than-new, ships. Its eighth ship, Allura, is set to launch in Spring 2025.

Frank A. Del Rio, President of Oceania Cruises. “Marina is a ship designed by foodies, built by foodies, for foodies.

“We are renowned for serving The Finest Cuisine at Sea, and this is not just a tagline, it is a mantra which we have built the business around.

“Food is the foundation of what we do onboard each of our ships, and globally, in the destinations we visit.

“This refresh of Marina will see her updated to offer three exciting new dining venues.

“We are especially thrilled to expand the Aquamar Kitchen concept to Marina, following its incredible reception from guests since it was unveiled aboard Vista in May.”

Oceania Cruises said that Marina and her sister Riviera were “the very first true foodie ships in the world” and are now joined by Vista and Allura.

It also said that Marina and Riviera were the first ships ever to have an onboard cooking school and have more galley space and more fresh food storage than any other ship.

Oceania Cruises has the highest percentage of culinary personnel devoted to the dining experience than any other cruise company.

To ensure the impeccable quality of each dish, the line has one chef for every ten guests; half of the crew onboard is dedicated to the cooking or serving of food.

One of the exciting culinary additions to Marina will be Aquamar Kitchen, a new Oceania Cruises signature restaurant which presents wellness-inspired menus.

Serving smoothies, cold-pressed juices and energy bowls, avocado toast selections and globally inspired salads and wraps.

Heartier options include an Impossible™ burger, yellowfin tuna tacos and a crunchy chicken sandwich among several others.

The beverage menu will feature a selection of premium, award-winning non-alcoholic wines, Pierre Zero from France as well as a refreshing collection of mocktails crafted with Lyre’s non-alcoholic spirits.

Aquamar Kitchen will be open for breakfast and lunch and does not require reservations, and as with all other onboard restaurants, is complimentary for guests.

With the addition of Aquamar Kitchen, Oceania Cruises’ signature pairing dinners featured in La Reserve will be showcased in Privée, Marina’s exclusive private dining space.

This intimate venue will host culinary aficionados for long-standing favourite pairing menus of La Reserve, including the Odyssey Menu and the Dom Pérignon Experience.

In addition to the three new dining options, Marina’s private and public spaces will be refreshed to showcase a radiant new ambience.

All upper suites will be reimagined with a revamped look, to become lighter, brighter and seemingly even more spacious thanks to cleverly designed new features.

The refurbished ship will debut on May 18, 2024.

For additional information, visit OceaniaCruises.com


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