March 3, 2024

New rare wine collection for Oceania Cruises

Oceania Cruises has introduced a new rare wine collection across its fleet to complement its gastronomic experiences. The luxury wines and vintage lists will be featured across the cruise line’s entire fleet.  

Starting with 80 new labels sourced from Italy, France, South America and elsewhere, the global collection includes approachable wines plus options likely to impress connoisseurs. It features New World and Old World options, celebration wines, classic tastings and dessert pairings. Each offering has been selected by Oceania Cruises’ culinary team with every bottle taking six to eight months to receive from elite suppliers.  

Highlights from the new collection include rare wine varieties such as Moët & Chandon Cuvée Dom Pérignon from Epernay, France, Château Mouton Rothschild, 1er Cru Classe from Pauillac, France and the Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore from Tuscany, Italy. It also includes the hard-to-source Mascot from Napa Valley, California and the popular Vina Errazuriz Kai Carmenère from the Aconcagua Valley, Chile.

On seven ships

Guests are invited to try the range of wines at restaurants, bars and suites across all seven of Oceania Cruises ships. 

“As we continue to expand our rare wine programme and world-class onboard experiences, we are privileged to rely on the expert knowledge of our top culinary team who are actively collaborating and seeking out new products in the global food and beverage scene,” said Frank A. Del Rio, President of Oceania Cruises. 

“We look forward to hearing the stories of our guests’ memorable moments and shared celebrations while enjoying the new collection,” he added. 

“We’re excited to launch Oceania Cruises’ new wine collection featuring the highest quality, hand-picked rare wine labels that reflect the global philosophy of the company,” said Daniela Oancea, Corporate Beverage Manager of Oceania Cruises. 

“We are lucky to have built close relationships with the world’s most exclusive producers who have dedicated their lives to the art of winemaking and are continuously tasting and discovering new varieties to keep up with modern trends,” added Oancea. 

Complementing the new rare wine collection and leaning into the popularity of wine pairing dinners on Marina, Riviera and Vista – the only cruise ships in the world designed specifically for foodies by foodies – Oceania Cruises has also launched three new dining experiences and five new pairing menus on its newest vessel, Vista.

Oceania Cruises introduces new rare wine menu.
Oceania Cruises introduces a new rare wine menu.

Cellar’s Wine Luncheon

Taking inspiration from the new collection, guests now have the opportunity to join the head sommelier and his team during a two-hour exclusive Cellar’s Wine Luncheon in the fleet’s newest restaurant, Ember. This tasting takes guests on a bespoke dining journey into the culinary world of food and wine, featuring a five-course menu with each dish paired with a different premium wine. 

Vista has additionally added eight-person private dining rooms in its iconic Polo Grill and Toscana restaurants, each delivering two new menus featuring a specially curated selection of gourmet dishes paired with premium wines from the onboard culinary team. With only eight guests per night, parties may select from the Polo Classic Menu, Polo Premium Menu, Toscana Classic Menu or Toscana Premium Menu. 

Oceania Cruises’ seven ships carry a maximum of 1,238 guests. They will be joined by a 1,200-guest newbuild, Allura, in 2025.