Oceania Cruises has been striving to target food lovers with cruise vessels and on the brand new Oceania Vista. One of the most recognizable celebrity chefs in the world will be its godmother.
Giada De Laurentiis was presented an honorary role on Friday at the Miami Beach Gala during the South Beach Food and Wine Festival by Frank del Rio, the CEO and president of Oceania’s parent firm, the Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.
De Laurentiis increased to prominence during a run on the Food Network and is a writer for the NBC Today Show. She is also a restaurateur and writer for GIADA and Pronto by Giada.
She had recently launched Giada Catering. She is the founder of Giadzy.com, a well-known Italian lifestyle website.
The pool deck on Oceania Cruises’ new Vista Cruises vessel is due to sail in 2023.
Vista is a unique vessel for a line that hasn’t launched a new ship in 10 years. It has a displacement of about 67,700 gross tons and a capacity of carrying 1,200 passengers. Besides, it’ll boast 12 restaurants. Therefore, there will be ample options for gourmets on board.
One is the new Ember, which will serve American dishes like grilled swordfish with asparagus and polenta stewed ribs. Another offering is the Aquamar Kitchen. It specializes in guilt-free and healthy cooking.
With a staff comprising 800, the ratio of crew to guests is 1 to 1.5. The onboard living spaces have a verandah, and its three owners’ cabins span the vessel’s width. The entire thing has been designed alongside Ralph Lauren.
Home’s first-class library. The vessel also includes veranda cabins for solo travellers. The Standard Cabins are among the largest at sea at a whopping 290 square feet.
The line often travels to different destinations that are typically overlooked by major cruise lines, often built around culinary adventures.
The vessel will once again permit cruisers to learn new and more advanced culinary skills with a Culinary Center with chef-headed lessons.
The Vista is going to make its debut in May in Europe. It will then reach Miami in October and travel from and to Los Angeles for four months on a round trip on the Caribbean lines.
References: Yahoo! News, Florida Today