OCEANIA Cruises new cruise ship MARINA

OCEANIA Cruises new cruise ship MARINA | Pier 90, New York |  Last night I was invited for a Site Inspection and fabulous welcome diner on board of the new cruise ship of OCEANIA Cruises, their new pride and jewel  MARNIA. The cruise was spending 2 nights in New York on their way to Azores Islands, Balearic Islands and final port in Barcelona. Red Ginger, one of the six restaurants on board, was the restaurant chosen for this select group of local Luxury Travel Agents. I am working together with Oceania Cruises hosting Small Gay Groups on board. An experience itself for those that have tried everything and are looking for the premium cruise experience with focus on destinations, fine cuisine, wines, art and a great time onboard.
MARINA was docked at Pier 90 in at Manhattan’s cruise port (50th. Street and 12).  A quick tour of the ship and suites, a welcome cocktail at Horizons Lounge on the 15th. floor of the ship and a multi-steps diner at Red Ginger Restaurant.
The Oceania-Class Marina represents an evolution of the line’s extremely popular Regatta-Class ships. Since the inception of Oceania Cruises, their ships have delivered an unparalleled onboard experience. So many of the indulgences are a direct result of their ships’ ideal mid-size, a tradition that Marina will proudly continue, but in an even more refined incarnation. She personifies the Oceania experience and then some.
While larger than her consorts Regatta, Insignia and Nautica, Marina remains comfortably mid-size, adroitly utilizing the additional space for even greater amenities. She rewards guests with their signature “finest cuisine at sea” in six restaurants, including two new gourmet venues — Jacques and Red Ginger. Her new La Reserve by Wine Spectator holds enlightening wine and food pairings. For special coffees and snacks, there is Baristas Coffee Bar. The new Bon Appétit Culinary Center offers hands-on cooking instruction under the guidance of master chefs. Similarly, artists-in-residence teach fine arts in The Artist’s Loft, a new enrichment center. Intimate lounges abound. Accommodations in every category are incredibly spacious, especially with regard to the lavish bathrooms. Yet remarkably, with so many additions, the onboard ambiance and experience remains comfortably familiar. We have retained everything guests adore about our ships and raised the bar ever higher.
Thank you Thierry Vuolo and Lanier Reid (photo above) Regional Sales Directors for OCEANIA Cruises in the United States for inviting me to this small gathering onboard of this fantastic cruise ship. Look forward living the Oceania experience soon.  CM

(*) To find out more about Oceania Cruises + CM by Carlos Melia Small Hosted Gay Groups, please do not hesitate to contact me at carlos@carlosmelia.com, Cel. 646.460.6045, Tel. 212.399.6161. Carlos

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Carlos Melia global bespoke Travel Agent, Travel Blogger, Concierge, Hospitality Consultant and Wedding Planner. Member of VIRTUOSO. Has earned, after over 25 years of Mainstream and Gay Travel experience, the mote of "Little Marco Polo". Jetsetter, bon vivant curates the world of luxury travel & lifestyle by experience, one destination at the time. Associated to First in Service Travel and Tzell Travel Network. Founder of LGTNetwork - Luxury Gay Travel Network. Follow, read and share my travel experiences worldwide at www.carlosmelia.com

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