Oceania Cruises’ newest luxury ship Marina embarks on maiden voyage

Oceania Cruises sure know how to christen a new ship in style. Their newest offering is the Marina, a ship with many firsts. The ship is said to have onboard the Bon Appétit Culinary Center, which is the first hands-on cooking school at sea, alongside Master Chef Jacques Pépin’s first namesake restaurant at sea. Ralph Lauren furnishes the master suite with accommodations by designer Dakota Jackson and Lalique’s grand stairway. With a capacity to hold 1,250 guests, the ship will also offer the Wine Spectator wine program and house 10 dining venues, 6 of which offer open-seating gourmet food.

Apart from that, the ship will also have a huge collection “of bars and lounges, a full-service Canyon Ranch SpaClub and fitness center, swimming pool and hot tubs.” The Mariana started her maiden voyage from Barcelona on the 22nd of January. She will complete a 13-day trip before crossing the Atlantic and heading to Miami, where she will be christened on the 4th of February. The ceremony will see Mary Hart name the ship Marina and christen her with 15 liters of custom-made Nebuchadnezzar of Champagne, courtesy of Armand de Brignac.

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