Thursday, February 23, 2017

Oceania Cruises Serves Up the Finest Cuisine of Cuba

Crema de Malanga
Oceania Cruises, renowned for serving some of the finest cuisine at sea, is now bringing the flavors and heritage of traditional Cuban cooking on board with the introduction of Cuban menus on all Cuba sailings, beginning with Marina’s inaugural voyage to Cuba on March 7. Mirroring its culture and people, Cuban cuisine is a vibrant mélange of spicy, sweet, and savory elements. Guests will enjoy an array of iconic Cuban meals in the Grand Dining Room, while the Terrace Café will allow them to sample an exquisite Cuban Tapas menu during special themed evenings.

Recognized for cuisine that is always inspired by the finest and freshest ingredients available, and reflective of the many varied regions to which the line travels, Oceania Cruises’ guests will now have the opportunity to try classic Cuban dishes such as ropa vieja, a slowly stewed dish of shredded beef, mild spices, white wine, and tomato; arroz con pollo, a Cuban staple of chicken and Arborio rice made with saffron; and crispy malanga fritters, made from a root similar to taro. Meanwhile, fresh coconut, aromatic pineapple, and sweet lime infuse seafood dishes with island flair. Local tropical fruits and expertly crafted local rums transform into signature Cuban cocktails such as mojitos and daiquiris, perfect for relaxing poolside.

“With Frank Del Rio, the founder of Oceania Cruises, and many of our team members hailing from Cuba, our Cuban menus were created with great pride and passion, and reflect a deep understanding of the cuisine’s traditional roots,” said Bob Binder, President & CEO of Oceania Cruises. “These menus feature many generations-old family recipes from our Cuban team members. The vibrant and authentic dishes offer flavors to please every palate–we are thrilled to be showcasing the celebrated cuisine of this captivating island on board our ships.”

Guests can savor the finest Cuban cuisine at sea aboard Marina’s voyages to Cuba this March as well as during Insignia’s six recently announced November and December 2017 cruises to Cuba. For more information about Oceania Cruises, visit

Image Courtesy of Oceania Cruises

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