| May 11, 2012
| 1:28 PM
It may not be Greece, but on the other side of the Mediterranean, someone is saying Opa! That's because celebrity chef Cat Cora just christened the new Oceania Riviera.
Cora, a Greek-American, joined Deacon Ricardo Rodriguez-Martos of the Barcelona's...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 9:29 AM
BARCELONA, Spain - Frank Del Rio won't use the 'L' word to describe his brand-new cruise ship the Riviera - or her almost identical year-old sister, the Marina.
He prefers the term "upper premium" over luxury to describe the experience of a trans-...
| Jan 17, 2012
Often dubbed the "Eighth Wonder Of The World" and selected as one of the "Seven Wonders Of The Modern World," the Panama Canal is a 48-mile long waterway across the Isthmus of Panama linking the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean. Completed in 1914 by the...
| Jan 23, 2012
"Make your memory your travel bag," Russian novelist Alexander Solshenitzen once recommended. And making memories at sea is easy, particularly on ships that feature special spaces where passengers can not only enjoy the ambiance, but can actually also...
| Feb 1, 2011
| 7:54 AM
Some cruise ships boast they're the world's largest.
Others tout rooms with big bathrooms, walk-in closets and balconies.
Oceania Cruises' new Marina ship claims to be the world's first luxury liner built for epicureans.
Marina offers 10 dining venues,...
| Feb 9, 2011
The parade of new cruise ships in Florida keeps going as the Oceania Marina debuted in Miami this week.
The Marina, a 1,250-passenger ship that is nearly double the size of the cruise line's other three ships, arrived at the Port of Miami on Feb. 4,...
| Feb 28, 2011
| 11:27 AM
MIAMI — For all the hoopla about the gourmet food on the Marina, Oceania Cruises' newest ship, one might think it is the house that Jacques built.
Guests can dine on Frog Legs with Parisian Herb Gnocchi in Riesling Sauce and Cassoulet au Confit...
| Sep 3, 2011
| 8:04 PM
Cruise ship dining once conjured images of gluttons bellying up to the buffet. Now gastronomy trumps gluttony: A more discerning generation of foodies is selecting ships and itineraries based on culinary allure. In response, cruise lines — from...
| Jan 25, 2009
Once upon a time, I was talked into taking a Windjammer Barefoot Cruise in the Caribbean. Much to my surprise, it included toga parties and nude beaches. It was, shall we say, an epic mismatch. ¶ Not surprisingly, being sure you and your ship are a good...
| Feb 8, 2009
What should I pack for the dress and formal nights?
Casual-dress men, take heart: When you sail the seven seas, you can now leave that tux at home.
Instead of a "formal" night, Carnival Cruise Lines now offers a "cruise elegant" evening. Other lines...