Published on : Thursday, April 13, 2017
Oceania Cruises, the world’s leading culinary- and destination-focused cruise line, announced the debut of the most expansive vegan menu offerings and the only cold-pressed raw juice and vegan smoothie bars at sea. The juice and smoothie bars are currently available onboard Marina and Riviera and the vegan menus are available fleet wide on the brand’s six ships – Regatta, Insignia, Nautica, Marina, Riviera, and Sirena. These dishes are in addition to the line’s already comprehensive selection of vegetarian, gluten-free, and kosher meals.
The vegan menus will be featured in the Grand Dining Room at breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including a total of more than 250 dishes including appetizers, soups, salads, entrees, and desserts.
“We are delighted to expand our culinary offerings to please an even wider array of palates and offer our guests more diverse choices to suit today’s wellness-focused lifestyles,” stated Bob Binder, President & CEO of Oceania Cruises. “Whether guests are looking for a healthy and invigorating start to their day or a refreshing and rejuvenating mid-day pick-up, the Raw Juice & Smoothie Bar has something to delight every palate.”
Grand Dining Room and Terrace Café Highlights:
Starting each day at breakfast, guests will have a choice of five different dishes and four sides to choose from. Examples include Vegan Tortilla Española with potato, onions, and tofu; vanilla waffle with fresh berries; apricot and pistachio muffins; cream of wheat or oatmeal served with cinnamon powder, organic sugar and choice of nuts. Side dishes always available include: grilled tomatoes, sautéed mushrooms, vegan link sausage and Lyonnaise potatoes.
At lunch, guests might indulge in a Tuscan-style bean soup with garlic croutons, a fantasia Italian salad with assorted greens, roasted bell peppers and toasted garlic bread followed by a succulent involtini stuffed with tofu, spinach, and capers served with pasta and olive tapenade sauce and topped off with a delicious Italian chocolate vegan-ricotta pie with vanilla and raspberry sauce.
At dinner, guests can savor a bevy of ever-changing five-course meals, including quinoa salad and vegetable tartare, creamy truffle flavored parsnip soup with chopped tarragon, Thai red vegan curry with steamed jasmine rice and a decadent dessert of vegan strawberry sable, a shortbread with passion fruit cream and strawberries.
Raw Juices and Smoothies:
The Raw Juice and Smoothie Bar is located on the pool deck, adjacent to Waves Grill, and serves raw, cold-pressed juices and vegan smoothies all morning long from 7:00 AM until 11:00 AM. Choices include the Rise & Shine juice, Coco Island juice, Tropical Green smoothie, Sweet Green juice, Yellow Sunshine smoothie, Cacao Joy smoothie, Cold Brew latte, Acai Berry bowl, and Chia Cashew Yogurt bowl.
The Wellness Ships:
Having featured the famed Canyon Ranch SpaClub at sea and Canyon Ranch Spa Cuisine for close to a decade, Oceania Cruises has a long-standing reputation for focusing on healthy life balance, fitness, and wellness. With the expansion of the vegetarian and gluten free offerings, the recent addition of Healthy Living Tours Inspired by Canyon Ranch, and this debut of Vegan and Raw menu offerings, Oceania Cruises offers the most comprehensive wellness programs at sea.