Inspired by legendary Master Chef Jacques Pépin, the dining on Oceania Cruises is renowned as the finest at sea and rivals Michelin-starred restaurants ashore.

Half of the ship’s staff and crew is dedicated to the culinary experience, which is unmatched among cruise lines. As a result, their superb gourmet restaurants serve extraordinary dishes created à la minute. They also offer a remarkable array of menu choices, from Continental cuisine to Asian fusion to authentic Italian to classic steakhouse fare. Moreover, every exquisite restaurant on board is complimentary and features open seating. Hence, you may dine with whomever, wherever and whenever suits your taste and schedule. Read about some of the amazing restaurants onboard below.

The Grand Dining Room

The Grand Dining Room is the grand dame of the Oceania Cruises culinary world. It invites guests to a leisurely dining experience amidst an ambience that soars to heights as lofty as the cuisine. Additionally, the marquee restaurant has always featured Jacques Pépin’s signature delights and a bevy of delicious Continental dishes. Now, it offers even more exciting choices, Aquamar Vitality Cuisine and a wide spectrum of global flavours. Furthermore, menus change daily, and the all-new Executive Chef’s Tasting Menu promises multiple courses of the chef’s most divine creations.


Welcome to Ember on board Vista and Allura, where savoury American classics come to life with a modern twist. The diverse menu showcases fresh, seasonal ingredients transformed into mouth-watering dishes by the finest culinary team at sea. Additionally, the atmosphere reflects the effortlessly laid-back nature of a family-run Sonoma tasting room. Also, try their blackened crab cake with corn salsa or savour the porcini dusted bone-in ribeye with foie gras-truffle demi-glace.

For dessert, indulge in a roasted apple tart with Humphry Slocombe sweet summer corn ice cream. Furthermore, in a warm enclave of graceful service and meticulous attention to detail, each of the timeless dishes shines.


Savour tempting Tuscan cuisine in a truly Italian setting. Presented on opulent, custom designed Versace china, an extensive array of new, masterfully prepared dishes exemplifies the essence of Tuscany and celebrates Italy’s culinary passion. The evening might begin with octopus carpaccio or hand-rolled gnocchi with pesto, perhaps followed by osso buco or pan seared sea bass with Sorrento lemon and capers.

Polo Grill

Polo Grill delights diners with the ultimate steakhouse experience, presented with timeless reverence by a cadre of black-jacketed servers who set the tone for an evening of gracious and leisurely dining. Each course stands as the very definition of a time-honoured favourite, most notably the 28-day dry aged steaks, all of which are certified Black Angus USDA Prime. Succulent seafood dishes, such as grilled swordfish and whole Maine lobster gratinée, are also classics in their own right.


On board Marina and Riviera, Jacques gracefully evokes the aura of a Parisian bistro, befittingly decorated with heirloom antiques and art from Jacques Pépin’s personal collection. Comfortable and eclectic, the ambience is pure French, as is the wonderfully embraceable cuisine. Luscious aromas waft from the gleaming show rotisserie, and each dish is a classic, ingeniously reinterpreted by Master Chef Pépin. Rotisserie-roasted chicken falls off the bone, bursting with flavour, while his sea bass fillet pairs perfectly with beurre blanc.

Aquamar Kitchen

At Aquamar Kitchen on board Marina, Vista and Allura, the harmony of nourishing flavours, a bright and airy ambience evoking an endless Mediterranean summer and just the right amount of indulgence revitalises your body and your spirit. Mindfully prepared breakfast selections feature energising cold-pressed raw juices and super-food smoothies, satisfying avocado toasts, energy bowls, banana pancakes and savoury omelettes. For lunch, dozens of tempting and balanced dishes are offered, such as a hearty muhammara wrap with falafel, sweet potato, cucumber and carrot; yellowfin tacos with white cabbage slaw; or even a crunchy chicken sandwich on a freshly baked whole grain bun. The chic seaside-inspired setting paired with a diverse collection of fresh, vibrant dishes is perfectly indulgent – without any of the guilt.

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