Oceania Cruises has announced 1,250-passenger ship Marina will be back in Australia next year and will make her inaugural call to Brisbane.

Arriving in February, the ship’s first stop in Australia will be in Brisbane before she embarks on a 16-day ‘Adventure Down Under’ sailing from Sydney to Auckland.

The cruise will make calls in Melbourne, Hobart, Dunedin, Akaroa, Wellington, Napier and Rotorua.

As part of the line’s 2014 sailings, guests will be able to learn to make a range of regional cuisines to homemade pasta in 20 new classes developed by acclaimed chef, Kathryn Kelly and Bon Appetit magazine.

Oceania parent company, Prestige Cruise Holdings president Kunal S Kamlani said: “While many ships offer cooking demonstrations for guests to observe, what has set our culinary centres apart is the opportunity for guests to actually cook themselves, delivering a hands-on experience in a true state of the art classroom.”