BY Anna Cummins on 26 Jun 2023

With one chef to every ten guests, cuisine has been a selling point for Oceania since its first sailing in 2003

The line’s newly upgraded, luxury wines and vintage lists feature 80 new labels sourced from Italy, France, South America and more, with various selections of new and old world options, celebration wines, classic tastings and dessert pairings.

Oceania says each offering has been hand-selected by its culinary team, with every bottle taking 6-8 months to receive from elite suppliers in the industry.

Oceania Cruises wine

Highlights from the new collection include rare wine varieties such as classic Moët & Chandon Cuvée Dom Pérignon, Epernay, France; the famous Château Mouton Rothschild, 1er Cru Classe, Pauillac, France; the Ornellaia “Super Tuscan”, Bolgheri Superiore, Tuscany, Italy; Mascot, Napa Valley, California; and the newly popular Vina Errazuriz Kai Carmenère from Aconcagua Valley, Chile.

Guests are invited to try these newly featured labels and more at all restaurants, bars and suites across all seven ships, as well as various size bottles ranging from half-sized to magnum.

“As we continue to expand our rare wine programme and world-class onboard experiences, we are privileged to rely on the expert knowledge of our top culinary team, who are actively collaborating and seeking out new products in the global food and beverage scene,” said Frank A. Del Rio, president of Oceania Cruises. “We look forward to hearing the stories of our guests’ memorable moments and shared celebrations while enjoying the new collection.

Oceania Cruises wine

“We’re excited to launch Oceania Cruises’ new wine collection featuring the highest quality, hand-picked rare wine labels that reflect the global philosophy of the company,” said Daniela Oancea, corporate beverage manager of Oceania Cruises. “We are lucky to have built close relationships with the world’s most exclusive producers who have dedicated their lives to the art of winemaking and are continuously tasting and discovering new varieties to keep up with modern trends.”

Oceania Cruises has additionally launched three new dining experiences and five new pairing menus on its newest vessel, Vista. Taking inspiration from the new collection, guests now have the opportunity to join the head sommelier and his team during a two-hour exclusive cellar’s wine luncheon in the fleet’s newest restaurant Ember. This hand-selected tasting takes guests on a bespoke dining journey into the culinary world of food and wine, featuring a five-course menu with each dish paired with a different wine.

New for the line, Vista has also added eight-person private dining rooms in its Polo Grill and Toscana restaurants, each delivering two new menus featuring dishes paired with wines from the onboard culinary team.

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