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Crown Cruise Vacations | November 28, 2020

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Oceania Riviera: A Love Affair with Food

One of the things everyone talks about after their cruise is how good the food is. Oceania Cruises has a love affair with their food, and it shows. From Executive Chef Jacques Pepin on down, the cruise line really places an emphasis on quality and attention to detail, especially when it comes to meantime. And Oceania’s newest ship, the Riviera, really places a huge emphasis on it with ten different dining venues aboard this small ship.

There are a few options on the Riviera that are standard on any ship. The steakhouse, the Italian restaurant, the main dining room and casual buffet are things that you’ll find on virtually every cruise ship today. But again, its the emphasis on quality that makes Oceania stand out, especially in their specialty dining venues like The Polo Room steakhouse, or the Toscana Italian restaurant. Also featured on the ship is Jacques, a unique brasserie – every detail of which conceived and executed under the watchful eye of world-renown chef Jacques Pepin, and Red Ginger – a very chic dining venue focused on contemporary Asian cuisine.

Our favorite spot, by far, is Privee. This venue whose name is French for “private,” is an exclusive place for you to enjoy a made to order menu with a maximum of 9 other people for private parties only. This exclusive venue features Ferrari red carpeting, white Venini glass lighting and onyx-clad walls and a personal consultation to determine your menu. (Preset menus are available for the less choosy, too.)

Check out this video, it gets really in depth about the different options onboard the Riviera, but be warned – watching before lunch is only going to get you hungrier!

The Riviera will be splitting time between the Caribbean and the Mediterranean in 2013. Check out all the different options by clicking here.

For more videos about Oceania cruises, click here.