August 9, 2021 – August 19, 2021

Athens to Barcelona – A Cruising with the Chefs Event

Gain an enlightening perspective on the fascinating history of the Mediterranean with visits to five unique countries, reveling in iconic sights such as the windmills of Mykonos, Capri’s bewitching geography and the sleek yachts of Saint-Tropez.

Culinary Classes

Pillars of History

$600 Shipboard Credit

Destinations for Foodies

If you enjoy great food and lots of choices (on and off the ship) you are going to love this cruise.  The Riviera offers six specialty dining choices in addition to the glamorous main dining rooms, plus the Terrace Cafe and Waves grill.

Specialty dining includes …

La Reserve by Wine Spectator – The most inspired achievements are born of legendary partnerships, and at Oceania Cruises we are proud of our brilliant union with Wine Spectator, the foremost magazine for wine connoisseurs, and our exceptional relationship with France’s premier Champagne house, Moët & Chandon. Along with these illustrious partners, we are pleased to present a variety of differing but equally extraordinary pairing dinners. Developed with Moët & Chandon’s Executive Chef Marco Fadiga, the six-course Dom Pérignon Experience is a spirited Champagne pairing dinner blending playful Dom Pérignon vintages and refreshing gastronomic surprises such as Sakura Tea “Geisha Flower” Ice Cream and Lemon Caviar. The seven-course La Cuisine Bourgeoise wine pairing dinner celebrates the rituals of the table and links masterfully curated wine selections with dishes such as Filet de Boeuf Rôti Richelieu, one of many recipes Oceania Cruises’ Master Chef and Executive Culinary Director Jacques Pépin has enjoyed since his childhood. Coupled with wine seminars and vintage tastings, La Reserve by Wine Spectator is an unabashedly glorious celebration of the pleasures of the palate.

The Bistro – Inspired by the family recipes of our Executive Culinary Director, Jacques Pépin, The Bistro invites you to enjoy quintessential French dishes as well as lunchtime favorites and regional specialties during lunch in The Grand Dining Room.

Polo Grill –  Polo Grill embodies all the elements of a classic steakhouse, expressing them with timeless reverence. Mindful of tradition, the decor features crisp, white linen tablecloths, dark wood furnishings and supple, high-back, burgundy leather chairs. Each course stands as the very definition of time-honored favorites, most notably the beef dishes, all of which are USDA Prime and dry-aged for 28 days to enhance tenderness and flavor.

Toscana – In Italian, Toscana means Tuscan, and just as Tuscan cuisine evolved from rich family traditions, many of our recipes originated with the mothers and grandmothers of our own Italian culinary staff. Presented on elegant, custom-designed Versace china, masterfully prepared dishes exemplify the essence of Tuscany and celebrate Italy’s culinary passion.

Jacques – Exquisitely decorated with heirloom antiques, pickled wood furnishings and art from Jacques Pépin’s personal collection, Jacques was modeled after a Parisian bistro. Comfortable and eclectic, the ambiance is pure French, as is the cosmopolitan yet wonderfully embraceable cuisine.

Red Ginger – With a nod to feng shui, Red Ginger radiates harmony and tranquility. The interior simply glows with ebony woods, a soothing waterfall wall and striking, modern Asian artworks. To complement the stunning decor, Red Ginger’s chefs have created contemporary interpretations of Asian classics.

Additionally, ashore you will find some of the most phenomenal dining experiences available in the “old world”.

Best Cuisine at Sea

It’s one thing to claim to serve the finest food at sea, it’s another thing to back it up! Oceania’s cuisine rivals even Michelin-starred restaurants ashore and are a hallmark that distinguishes the Oceania Cruises experience from any other. In partnership with one of the world’s first and most famous master chefs, Jacques Pépin, Oceania Cruises remains the unequivocal standard in cruise cuisine.

A Real “Hands-On” Culinary Center

For those enthusiasts seeking enlightenment beyond that found in a library or a lecture, Oceania Riviera offers the first custom-designed and truly hands-on cooking school at sea. At The Culinary Center, you will learn how to prepare a variety of exquisite dishes at your own fully equipped workstation in a state-of-the-art teaching kitchen. Master Chefs from around the world offer guidance and inspiration to fine-tune your techniques, but you will actually prepare the dishes yourself. It’s the ultimate way to learn and truly absorb every step of each recipe, especially since at select ports you may accompany the instructor chefs while shopping for fresh ingredients ashore at local markets on our exclusive Culinary Discovery Tours™.

Aquamar Spa + Vitality Center

Mind, Body & Soul

On a voyage with Oceania Cruises, you not only chart a new course to alluring ports of call but also discover new paths to wellness. Travel stimulates the mind, uplifts the soul and invigorates the body, and the journey is as inspiring as the destination. You naturally enhance your well-being while on board our ships and during explorations ashore because the entire experience nurtures that most cherished gift – your health and vitality.

Trip Dates

August 9, 2021 – August 19, 2021


Pricing from $3599 Per person Double Occupancy 


Oceania Riviera 


Day 1: Athens

Arrive in Athens and board the Oceania Riviera, your home for the next 10 days.

Day 2: Mykonos, Greece

Day 5: Santorini

Day 6: Cruising the Messina Strait

Day 7: Palermo (Sicily), Italy

Day 8: Sorrento/Capri, Italy

Day 9: Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

Day 10: Saint-Tropez, France

Day 11: Barcelona, Spain

Trip Highlights


Incredible, historic ports-of-call

OLife Choice* with Roundtrip Airfare*, Free Internet and your choice of an amenity:

FREE – 6 Shore Excursions
FREE – Beverage Package
FREE – $600 Shipboard Credit
Amenities are per stateroom


Two classes in the Riviera Culinary Center … one on the ship and one off the ship with one of the culinary center chefs

Let’s begin your next adventure!

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