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Oceania Cruises NEW Art Audio Tour Onboard Marina And Riviera

Oceania Cruises has produced a new Art Collection Audio Tour for guests onboard Oceania Marina and Oceania Riviera, available from November 1st.

Oceania Cruises are widely recognised for curating one of the more exquisite art collections at sea and this new, special tour will be narrated by Oceania Cruises’ Founder, Chairman and CEO Frank J. Del Rio and Co-Founder and Vice-Chairman Bob Binder. The complimentary tour provides stories and descriptions behind many of the 2000 + original artworks. The collection of museum-worthy art was personally acquired by Del Rio and Binder over a period of years and includes well-known stars as well as hidden gems, reflecting the way the line approaches itineraries.

As you stroll around the ship admiring the superb collection, you will be entertained by Del Rio and Binders’ recorded commentary with behind-the-scenes tales of the art acquisitions found on the ship. While the two executives have a great appreciation for the arts, the light-hearted and often comical commentary implies that they do not consider themselves professional art curators, yet the narration reveals their immense passion and enthusiasm for the art on board the two ships.

The audio devices for the Oceania Cruises’ Art Collection Audio Tour are available to guests as a complimentary amenity and include recorded insights on more than 25 signature pieces of art on each ship. The pieces of art included in the tour have a placard with a number and an audio device symbol and guests can simply enter the number into the player keypad to hear the story behind the piece – ideal if some pieces are more interesting to you than others, you can simply “jump to them”.

While most cruise lines hire a third party to curate decorative art for their ships, the two Oceania Cruises executives travelled the globe hand-selecting every piece of art. From the masters Picasso and Miró to the modern art of Robert Mars and Damien Hirst, to emerging artists such as Li Domíguez Fong and Carlos Luna, the diverse collection spans a number of eras and genres. In a nod to Chairman Del Rio’s Cuban heritage, the collection features an array of celebrated Cuban artists, including Wifredo Lam, Cundo Bermúdez and René Portocarrero.

This wonderful tour is expected to be very popular but don’t worry, you need not pre-register, simply visit the pursers desk once aboard Oceania Marina or Oceania Riviera and collect your audio device.

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