New Culinary Experiences Unveiled by Oceania Cruises for Their New Ship
New Tuscan Steak Restaurant
When Sirena the most recent member of the Oceania Cruises fleet debuts she will feature two brand-new specialty restaurants: Tuscan Steak and Red Ginger. Furthermore, Oceania will change the Grand Dining Room into Jacques Bistro for lunch, providing an unique menu including some of famous chef Jacques Pépin’s signature dishes. The overwhelming appeal of Red Ginger and Jacques on the line’s recent new ships, Marina and Riviera, led Oceania Cruises to add variants of these dining experiences to the more intimate Sirena.
The addition of Tuscan Steak, Red Ginger, and Jacques Bistro to Sirena further exemplifies our dedication to epicurean excellence and steadfast focus on serving our guests the finest cuisine at sea,” said Jason Montague, president and chief operating officer for Oceania Cruises. “These new dining experiences, in addition to Sirena’s collection of special, destination-rich itineraries will certainly provide visitors with another amazing choice within the Oceania Cruises’ portfolio.
Sirena will be the very first ship in the Oceania Cruises fleet to provide this collection of dining alternatives, providing guests with new culinary indulgences to explore.
Red Ginger, the contemporary Asian-inspired restaurant presently offered on Marina and Riviera, will certainly provide familiar culinary delights such Miso Glazed Sea Bass and Lobster Pad Thai. The restaurant’s decor functions vibrant red crystal chandeliers, ebony wood home furnishings and a striking collection of modern-day Asian artwork. The elegant, contemporary decor is a study in feng shui, and perfectly matches the restaurant’s Pan-Asian food.
Readily available for lunch, Jacques Bistro will certainly carry guests to an authentic Parisian restaurant in Sirena’s Grand Dining Room. Influenced by Oceania Cruises ‘ Executive Culinary Director and world-renowned Master Chef Jacques Pépin’s namesake dining establishment on Marina and Riviera, the bistro will provide easy and classy French fare.
Great Dining … and More
The 684-passenger Sirena will offer destination-rich and diverse schedules appealing to both experienced world travellers and passionate cruisers who yearn for a more intimate cruise experience. Prior to getting in service the ship will rise to Oceania Cruises’ requirement of sophistication by going through a 35-day, $40 million refurbishment. The ship’s decks will be resplendent in the finest teak, custom-made stone, and tile work; and its staterooms, suites, and lounges will be totally revitalized, consisting of major design modifications to the Owner’s Suites, Vista Suites, and Horizons Lounge.
Following the design blueprint of its sister ships Regatta, Insignia, and Nautica, Sirena will include a world-class gym and health club, 6 bars and lounges, a gambling establishment, and 342 luxurious staterooms and luxurious suites, almost 70 % which function private verandas.
Sirena is planned to enter service on April 27, 2016 with a 14-night cruise from Barcelona to Venice. Throughout its inaugural season, the ship will feature a mix of classic destinations and exotic brand-new ports of call, consisting of the renowned beaches of Gaeta, Italy; the excellent jungle of Golfito, Costa Rica; and the well-preserved provincial township of La Paz, Mexico.
The recent expansion of OLife Advantage, the line’s early booking incentive program, provides guests who reserve any suite or stateroom category on Sirena or any of its sibling ships by Dec. 31, 2015 with numerous complimentary facilities, including totally free shore trips, endless Web, and pre-paid gratuities.
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