Wine and Dine on Oceania Cruises' Unique Cruise Experiences

Oceania marked its 10th anniversary this past January and as a landmark year for this budding cruise line, they hosted agents and guests for a luncheon and ship tour scheduled at ports throughout the year on the M/S Regatta, their inaugural vessel. I was among the selected travel advisors invited to tour Oceania Cruises' M/S Regatta. 

The Regatta-Class Ship M/S Regatta debuted in 2000, and was recently refurbished in 2011. This Victorian-style cruise ship was mirrored after the Ritz-Carlton, Naples in Florida, and will be undergoing a $50,000,000.00 renovation for colossal room showers, complimentary coffee baristas and an updated art gallery this coming April.

As a member of Largay Travel's Oceania Cruises Sales Team, I stay current on the what's happening, onboard programs, booking promotions and Virtuoso benefitsNext summer, you can sail with French chef, television star and bestselling author, Jacques Pepin! This Largay Travel's Exclusive group sailing on Oceania will offer a 10 day European cruise with a food and wine experience unlike any other sailing. Oceania Cruises is actually the first cruise line to offer a cooking school at sea. The London to London voyage with Jacques Pepin is one example of Oceania Cruises customized itineraries. Docking in over 300 ports, they allow for unique encounters each season. Many destinations include overnights in ports-of-call, affording in-depth, enriching destination experiences, as well as opportunities to immerse oneself into the local culture, history, and cuisine of the ports visited. Some hosted groups include: Art experts, art historians, wine experts, wine lecturers or wineries, activity groups, annual board meetings at sea, cooking instructors, food historians, and food critics.

Oceania Cruises categorizes itself as an ‘upper premium’ cruise line. The pillars that define Oceania Cruises’ five-star product are: Cuisine, Comfort, and Service and outstanding value. Oceania Cruises has positioned itself as the cruise company of choice for the casually elegant and refined traveler. This line caters to the 55+ clientele and specialty niche groups. The staff-to-guest ratio is an impressive 2:3, allowing for unrivaled levels of personalized service. If you are interested in learning more about Oceania Cruises, or have questions about Largay's exclusive group sailings, please contact or at 1 (800) 322-9481

Largay advisors Julie Harris, and Pat and Bill Lynch were among the invitees to tour the M/S Regatta, September 12 at Pier 88 in New York City.

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