Refurb & New Dining Options for Oceania Cruises’ Marina

A freshly made pizza on a wooden serving board
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Oceania Cruises' Marina has returned to service following an extensive refurbishment, featuring the addition of three new dining options.

Guests on board the Marina can now sample the Aquamar Kitchen, a wellness-inspired venue that made its debut on the Vista last year, a new outdoor pizzeria serving Italian cuisine, and a poolside ice cream parlor offering milkshakes and smoothies.

Marina is the first – the original – ship designed by foodies, built by foodies, for foodies,” stated Frank A. Del Rio, president of Oceania Cruises.

“We are renowned for serving The Finest Cuisine at Sea, and this is not just a tagline, it is a mantra which we have built the business around. Food is the foundation of what we do on board each of our ships, and globally, in the destinations we visit.

“The addition of these three relaxed, yet refined, eateries to Marina is the perfect way to spotlight that The Finest Cuisine at Sea does not always mean a white linen tablecloth and starched napkins at one of our award-winning specialty restaurants. It’s also a perfectly prepared pizza, accompanied by a chilled glass of white wine enjoyed on deck, as you set sail with a warm breeze around your shoulders; or a decadent poolside ice cream or flavorful smoothie as you relax on your sun lounger.”

Executive Culinary Director Alexis Quaretti commented: “The introduction of these three wonderful culinary venues on board Marina is just the start of an exciting new taste journey for Oceania Cruises. Of course, there is an incredible amount of work going on to prepare for the arrival of Allura next summer, but we have so much going on aboard all our beautiful ships. Eric and I are looking at every menu and every dish we serve, as you’ll see with the return of Marina.

“The ethos behind The Finest Cuisine at Sea is at the heart of everything we do; it all starts with the best ingredients, the best team and a precise plan as to how each mouthful should taste – regardless of whether it’s a lunchtime burger at Waves Grill or an extravagant soufflé in The Grand Dining Room. We have so much to talk about, I cannot wait to share more in the coming weeks and months.”

Besides the new culinary offerings, public spaces aboard the Marina, including Horizons, Martinis, the Library and The Grand Dining Room have also been given a makeover with new upholstery and carpeting.