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Oceania Cruises Introduces NEW Culinary Experiences

Oceania Cruises is expanding its culinary curriculum with the addition of 20 new classes for the onboard Culinary Centres on Oceania Marina and Oceania Riviera, including a special two-day culinary immersion programme focussed on the life and legacy of Chef Jacques Pépin – Oceania Cruises Executive Culinary Director – and additions to the Gourmet Explorer Series.

Oceania Cruises culinary enrichment offerings are some of the best at sea and are each equipped with individual induction cook-top work stations.

Culinary Centre Immersion Programme

The Oceania Cruises Culinary Centre will offer a special Culinary School Immersion Programme on select itineraries, with a curriculum specifically designed to improve the skills of a home chef by focusing on the essential techniques for creating basic sauces, grilling and preparing vegetable. The Immersion Programme is spread over a morning and afternoon session and extends for two days, or four sessions in total.

The highlight of the programme is a friendly competition where teams of four guests are paired together to prepare a dish that is judged by the faculty and executives from the shipboard culinary team. All participants receive a special certificate at the end of the programme, while the winning team can claim culinary bragging rights for the remainder of the cruise.

Celebrating Chef Jacques Pépin

In collaboration with Chef Pépin, Oceania Cruises is creating an exclusive class that includes recipes from Jacques’ cookbooks and family favourites. The new class “La Technique: A Celebration of Jacques Pépin’s 80th Birthday” covers techniques written in his early book “La Technique,” which remains an indispensable source of culinary knowledge for modern chefs, as well as “Essential Pépin,” a collection of over 700 technique-based favourite recipes that stretches over his six decades in the kitchen. Guests will learn five basic techniques around eggs, proteins, vegetables, sauces and desserts. At the conclusion of each class, guests pose for a photo that will be incorporated into a special birthday card for Chef Pépin.

New Regional Inspired Classes

These classes will showcase regional cuisine from Morocco, Peru, the Pacific Northwest and more. The curriculum of the Culinary Centre continues to appeal to a wide range of tastes and culinary skill levels by incorporating techniques inspired by the cultures and regions that the ships visit with classes such as Planet Veggie, Viva Tapas, At Home in Sicily, Rock Your Wok, What Mermaids Know, Global Gourmet and the Pizza Master Class.

Oceania Cruises Summer 2016 Collection

The 2016 Oceania Cruises Summer Collection is on sale now! Browse from 121 sailings, 90 unique itineraries and 20 new ports of call – the summer 2016 collection also features the inaugural season sailings for Oceania’s newest ship, Oceania Sirena.

For more information on Oceania Cruises Culinary Programmes, please call one of our Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677.