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April 09 - 2013 Oceania Cruises offers Signature Sailings featuring Master Chef Jacques Pépin

Oceania Cruises announces its line-up of “Signature Sailings” for 2013 featuring Master Chef Jacques Pépin, travel industry veteran Wendy Perrin from Condé Nast Traveler, acclaimed jazz artists, wine and culinary experts and much more. With hands-on classes, culinary demonstrations, concerts, bridge tournaments and food and wine tastings, the line is creating once-in-a-lifetime experiences for its guests.

“After the success of last year’s first-ever signature sailings aboard Oceania Cruises’ ships, we are delighted to announce an expanded program for 2013,” said Kunal S. Kamlani, the line’s president. “Based on feedback from our guests, we created even more food and wine themed sailings that will allow epicureans to delve deeper into Oceania Cruises’ world-class culinary tradition.”

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Wine & Food Celebrations Aboard Marina and Riviera
Epicureans onboard two Wine & Food Celebration voyages will enjoy presentations from celebrated chefs and wine connoisseurs, culinary demonstrations, wine tastings and more.

On Marina’s May 6th Wine and Food Celebration cruise, South American wine expert Daniel Soto will host wine lectures and tastings featuring the best of South American wines. Soto will be joined by chef and culinary author Paulette Mitchell, who will demonstrate classic South American dishes.

During the Caribbean segment of the cruise, Bacardi Rum’s Brand Ambassador Kate Dahlen will be onboard to host a tasting of Bacardi’s best and share the rich history of rum in the Caribbean. The executive culinary team from Grand Cayman’s Ritz Carlton will join Marina’s onboard team to demonstrate some favorite Caribbean dishes. Guests will also have the opportunity to attend wine lectures, tastings and pairing presentations featuring flavors of America with wine expert Karen King and the executive chef of the Bon Appétit Culinary Center, Kathryn Kelly.

On Riviera’s June 23rd Wine & Food Celebration cruise, Chef Kelly will be joined by several culinary experts, including the Culinary Institute of America’s Master Baker Eric Kastel, who will share the secrets of great bread making.

Renowned New York wine educator, businessman and sommelier Tony Didio will lead a series of wine lectures, tastings and wine pairing presentations throughout the voyage. To complement the wine experience, Master Cheese Expert Max McCalman will be onboard to share the secrets of great cheeses and advice on wine and cheese pairings.

Recording artist and Cape Coral restaurateur Valerie Elam will join both the May 6th and June 23rd cruises to perform for guests during the wine events.

Marina “Grand Panama Canal” – May 6, 2013; 20 days, Lima to New York City

Riviera “Mediterranean Grandeur” – June 23, 2013; 10 days, Monte Carlo to Rome

Wine Connoisseur Cruise

Guests onboard Marina’s “Baltic Odyssey” voyage will enjoy master winemaker Armando Fumanelli, owner of the famed Italian winery Marchesi Fumanelli, who will host a series of wine lectures, tastings and pairings featuring the best of Italian wines and flavors. Located near Verona, the setting of Romeo and Juliet, the Fumanelli winery has been creating exceptional wines since 1470. Young actors from Verona’s drama academy will be onboard to perform during select Fumanelli wine dinners offered at La Reserve by Wine Spectator.

Marina “Baltic Odyssey” – September 3, 2013; 10 days, Copenhagen to Stockholm

Jacques Pépin Cruise
Master Chef Jacques Pépin serves as Oceania Cruises’ executive culinary director. On Riviera’s “Mosaic Masterpiece” sailing in September, guests can see the master up close at a culinary demonstration and take part in a question and answer session with Oceania Cruises’ culinary enrichment director, Chef Kathryn Kelly. Pépin will also host classes in the Bon Appétit Culinary Center.

Riviera “Mosaic Masterpiece” – September 19, 2013; 10 days, Barcelona to Lisbon

About Oceania Cruises
Oceania Cruises® offers unrivaled cuisine, luxurious accommodations, exceptional personalized service and extraordinary value. Award-winning itineraries visit more than 330 ports in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and the Americas aboard two pairs of mid-size sister ships: the 684-guest Regatta and Nautica, and 1,250-guest Marina and Riviera.

For more information about Oceania Cruises visit www.oceaniacruises.com

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