Renowned for their fine food and elegant surroundings, rather than full-on family entertainment, Oceania Cruises’ fleet of four luxury cruise ships will be serving traditional and local cuisine throughout the festivities, while festive entertainment and seasonal décor throughout the ships will add to the holiday atmosphere. Guests can also take part in seasonal culinary lessons in the only floating cookery schools at sea, or learn about food and wine pairings in `La Reserve’ wine tasting centres on board`Riviera’ and her sister ship`Marina’.
Christmas in the Grenadines
Oceania Cruises’ newest ship for food lovers, the 1250 guest `Riviera’, will cruise through the festive season in the British Virgin Islands and the Grenadines, with Christmas Day spent on the island of St. Vincent with its ancient botanical garden and historic capital, Kingstown. Christmas Day is spent in Antigua and Boxing Day in Barbados, making this a Christmas to definitely write home about. Riviera’s 14 night `Island Holiday’ cruise departs on 20th December and costs from £2312pp, including return flights, all meals, bottled water and soft drinks. The 14 night `Island Holiday’ sailing costs from £2312pp including free return flights, all meals, bottled water and soft drinks.
Cruise itinerary : http://www.oceaniacruises.com/findcruise/caribbean/rva121220/default.aspx
Christmas at sea
A 17 night cruise on board the 1250-guest luxury cruise ship `Marina’, ensures Christmas Day is a relaxing one, as the ship will be at sea in the Pacific Ocean, between port calls in Chile, after several days cruising the Chilean fjords. Sea days provide time to enjoy the ship’s facilities, which apart from the finest restaurants at sea, include tennis and golf on the top sports deck, a walking track, gym and exceptional spa facilities. Marina’s 17 day `Fjords & Wonders’ cruise from Rio de Janeiro to Valparaiso departs on 10th December and costs from £2792pp, including free return flights, all meals, bottled water and soft drinks.