Oceania Cruises revealed the restaurants and dining experiences aboard its newest ship, Vista, due to debut in early 2023.
“Vista will present a fresh perspective on the finest cuisine at sea with an astounding array of dining options that range from informal to the extravagant,” said Bob Binder, president and CEO of Oceania Cruises, in a press statement.
Vista will offer a total of 12 culinary venues—four of which are brand new and exclusive to Vista.
“We have never been content to rest on our laurels, so even the expected has become the unexpected. A dramatic re-inspiration of every dining space from decor to table setting to menu offerings has resulted in a new pinnacle of diversity and creativity for our guests to enjoy,” added Binder.
Ember is the signature addition to Oceania Cruises’ restaurants. Open for lunch and dinner, Ember features a menu of American creations blended with classics. Whether you are looking forward to a leisurely evening of dining or a quick dinner before catching the headline show, Ember is where you want to be. Braised short ribs on polenta, grilled swordfish with asparagus, crab cakes with spicy aioli, and a cobb salad with smoked chicken are just a few of the options offered.
Aquamar Kitchen presents a fresh perspective on dining and the pursuit of wellness. Whether your client is a dedicated flexitarian or a die-hard foodie, Aquamar Kitchen offers an abundance of indulgence with none of the guilt. Breakfast selections include cold-pressed raw juices and super-food smoothies, hearty homemade granolas and avocado toasts, organic power bowls, and breakfast wraps. For lunch, dozens of tempting, healthy dishes are offered such as slow-roasted organic salmon with quinoa tabouleh and lemon tahini, yellowfin tacos with white cabbage slaw, or even a crunchy chicken sandwich on a freshly baked whole grain bun.
The Grand Dining Room is the luxurious grand dame of Oceania Cruises’ culinary world. This signature dining experience has always offered an array of continental dishes, and now a fresh and new variety of options brings more possibilities. There’s also an all-new Executive Chef’s Tasting Menu offered daily. Menus change daily with a choice of at least 10 appetizers, soups and salads and 10 dinner entrees, along with healthy options such as Aquamar Vitality Cuisine.
Polo Grill offers diners a classic steakhouse experience as each course features favorites such as the beef dishes, all of which are 28-day dry aged certified Black Angus USDA Prime, while seafood dishes such as grilled swordfish and whole Maine lobster gratinee are also offered.
Toscana offers Tuscan cuisine evolved from generational family traditions—many of these recipes originated with the mothers and grandmothers of the line’s own Italian culinary staff. Presented on elegant, custom-designed Versace china, dishes include: octopus carpaccio with Champagne vinaigrette or the artichoke and parmesan cheese timbale with black truffle sauce, followed by classic dishes such as the hand-rolled gnocchi with pesto, a rich risotto with lobster medallions and shallots, or a pan-seared sea bass filet finished with Sorrento lemon, chardonnay and capers.
Red Ginger offers Pan-Asian dishes created from Thai, Korean, Japanese and Malaysian rooted recipes. Begin with a salad of spicy roast duck and watermelon with cashews, mint and Thai basil. Savor a Malaysian beef penang with coconut rice and paratha roti. Or try Thai vegetable curry with sweet potatoes, aubergine, mushrooms and basil in green curry sauce.
Terrace Cafe is the informal dining option available for any time of day, whether inside the dining room or alfresco at one of the shaded tables on the terrace. At breakfast, Terrace Cafe features a selection of savory and sweet options including made-to-order eggs, omelets, pancakes and waffles. For lunch, a menu of international-inspired dishes is complemented by flavorful roasted and rotisserie meats and pizza. In the evening, selections include grilled-to-order lobster tails, fish, filets and steaks to freshly made, hand-cut sushi and sashimi. A varied menu of hot and cold specialties changes daily along with the Chef’s Market Dinners featuring locally inspired specialties from the ports of call.
Waves Grill is a casual setting for dining on all-American favorites. Located in a spacious, shaded area steps from the swimming pool and Terrace Cafe, Waves Grill offers an extensive menu during lunch and late into the afternoon for that snack or meal after a day of touring ashore. Options include burgers, seafood and sandwiches to order, with sides like fresh salads, coleslaw and crispy, hand-cut fries, plus desert options such as homemade sorbet, a made-to-order hot fudge sundae or a thick, hand-dipped milkshake.
The Culinary Center offers new culinary immersion as the Chef Instructors share their perspectives on culture and cuisine through the lens of food and wine. Here, guests may not only partake in lively hands-on instruction—they may also dine in the new oceanview Culinary Center Dining Room with private group dinners or take part in one of our many exclusive and highly acclaimed food and wine pairing experiences.
Privee is an intimate culinaryexperience for a maximum of 10 guests.
And, Baristas offers the ultimate vistas aboard Vista with its 270-degree views over the sea while guests enjoy complimentary illy espressos, cappuccinos and lattes prepared by the master baristas as well as the delicious pastries, finger sandwiches and homemade biscotti. Located just steps away, the new Bakery, with its freshly baked French and Italian pastries.
Inaugural Season Itineraries
Vista’s inaugural season itineraries will open for viewing on Sept. 9, 2021, and go on sale the following week, on Sept. 15, 2021.
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