MIAMI, November 4, 2009 â€“ Oceania Cruises is introducing a new online portal that will let booked guests make advance reservations for specialty restaurants from the comfort of their home.
Oceania Cruisesâ€™ three 684-guest vessels â€“ Regatta, Insignia and Nautica â€“ offer a choice of four different dining venues, all of which come under the watchful eye of renowned master chef, Jacques PÃ©pin, who serves as executive culinary director for the cruise line. Guests can choose from The Grand Dining Room, Polo Grill, Toscana and Tapas on the Terrace.
The new online â€œDining Reservations Calendarâ€ conveniently includes the times the ship is in port, as well as any pre-reserved shore excursions to assist guests in selecting the ideal dining times. Reservations can be made 90 days in advance of sailing, once final payment has been received, and will remain available until 10 days prior to departure.
â€œOffering the ability to pre-book specialty restaurant reservations before embarkation is just one more we have elevated our acclaimed dining experience,â€ stated Bob Binder, Oceania Cruisesâ€™ president. â€œAt home they are accustomed to making advance reservations for top restaurants. On board our ships the dining experience is every bit equal in both quality and service, now it is also equally convenient.â€
Guests may now access the Dining Reservations Calendar beginning with the 2009-2010 Winter Collection voyages of Regatta, Insignia and Nautica to Asia and Australia, South America and the Caribbean. To access the calendar, guests must register in the â€œAlready Bookedâ€ section of OceaniaCruises.com.
By year-end, travel agents will also have the ability to make dinner reservations on behalf of their clients via the travel agent center on Oceania Cruisesâ€™ Web site.
Oceania Cruisesâ€™ brand new, 1,258-guest Marina, scheduled to launch in winter 2010, will offer 10 different dining venues, six of which will be gourmet restaurants included on the Dining Reservations Calendar.
For additional information, please visit OceaniaCruises.com or call 800-531-5629.