Oceania Cruises cooks up a new culinary offer

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Oceania Cruises cooks up a new culinary offer
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Release date: April 2014 IMAGE LINK: https://www.dropbox.com/s/02ol1ysa7ibm9eb/Culinary%20Center%20Class.JPG Oceania Cruises cooks up a new culinary offer, adding local flavour to European sailings Oceania Cruises is adding extra culinary sizzle to European sailings this year with new classes in the ‘Bon Appétit Culinary Centers’ on board Marina and Riviera and two new Culinary Discovery Tours ashore. Since opening on Marina in 2011, the ‘Bon Appétit Culinary Center’ has offered guests the opportunity to expand their culinary skills while enjoying some good‐
natured fun. The culinary emphasis varies from regional specialties based on the ship’s itinerary to comfort foods prepared in kitchens around the world, and classes are designed to cater to gastronomic novices and Epicurean experts alike. New classes being offered on select Marina and Riviera sailings this season include:  Healthy Greek: Known as the birthplace of modern Mediterranean culinary trends, the island of Crete boasts some of the healthiest dietary lifestyles in the world. In this class, guests will master cooking techniques that transform seasonal ingredients into fresh, healthy and flavourful dishes.  Turkish Arabesque: A wonderful way to learn more about Turkey is to explore its cuisine. In this class, guests will learn about the elaborate palace kitchens, unique ingredients and culinary traditions of the Ottoman Empire while mastering recipes for delicious local delicacies.  Beyond Ratatouille: Inspired by Culinary Discovery Tours in Marseille and Nice, this class focuses on the magnificent cuisine of Provence. The class highlights favourite dishes of Oceania Cruises’ own Jacques Pépin as well as Guy Gedda, considered the godfather of Provençal cuisine.  Modern Nordic: The fresh, inventive dishes of Nordic restaurants like Noma and Geranium have changed the way the world views Nordic cuisine. Inspired by incredible destinations along the Baltic Sea, this class is devoted to favourite regional recipes ranging from hearty meat dishes to mouth‐watering desserts. In addition, Oceania Cruises is introducing two new Culinary Discovery Tours for Cork, Ireland, and Palma de Mallorca, Spain. In Cork, guests will enjoy a day at a top culinary destination, Ballymaloe. This beautiful country estate has been converted into a world‐renowned cooking school. Guests will tour the unique culinary and herb gardens, explore the free‐range poultry farm and watch a cooking demonstration of a traditional Irish meal before stimulating their taste buds with seasonal dishes from the famous Cookery School Gardens. While in Palma de Mallorca, guests will tour a bustling marketplace, sample varieties of olive oil at a country farm and savour lunch at El Faro, a restaurant perched above a horseshoe‐shaped harbour where the view is only rivalled by the fine Mediterranean‐inspired dishes. The new ‘Bon Appétit Culinary Center’ classes as well as the new Culinary Discovery Tours will be available aboard Marina and Riviera throughout the 2014 European season. Both can be purchased in advance of the sailing or once guests board the ship, with rates starting from $69 per person. A complete list of classes can be found on the “Explore Ships” tab, and more details on the Culinary Discovery Tours can be found on the “Explore Ashore” tab at OceaniaCruises.com. For more information on Oceania Cruises, visit OceaniaCruises.com, +44 845 505 1920 or contact a travel agent. End. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/91x89ennk5g3qzz/C8hv8B7SwN About Oceania Cruises Oceania Cruises offers unrivalled cuisine, elegant accommodations, and exceptional personalised service, all for an extraordinary value. Known for its unique and destination‐rich itineraries that appeal to the seasoned traveller, Oceania Cruises calls on more than 350 ports across Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Pacific, Asia, Africa and the Americas aboard five award‐
winning mid‐size ships: the 684‐guest Regatta, Insignia and Nautica, and the 1,250‐guest Marina and Riviera. About Prestige Cruise Holdings Prestige Cruise Holdings (PCH) is the parent company of Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. PCH manages select assets in Apollo Management's cruise investment portfolio and is led by Chairman & CEO Frank J. Del Rio and President & COO Kunal S. Kamlani. PCH is the market leader in the upper‐premium and luxury segments of the cruise industry with over 6,400 berths between the Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands. # # # Issued by:‐ CONTACT: Mary Stuart‐Miller The Creative Connection [email protected]‐miller.co.uk +44 1737 306098 Bernard Carter Managing Director, UK & Europe Oceania Cruises [email protected] +44 2380 248612