Chairman and CEO Frank Del Rio recently concluded Oceania
Cruises’ 10th anniversary sailing onboard Regatta,
the ship that started it all. Regatta
sailed from Seattle on the Coastal Alaska
voyage on July 5th, exactly 10 years after the ship set sail on her inaugural
voyage. Mr. Del Rio hosted the sailing with his wife, Marcia, who is Regatta’s godmother.
The sailing featured numerous celebrations in honor of the
milestone anniversary. The exceptional culinary team flexed their creative
muscles at the Gala Tea. High tea is a time-honored tradition onboard the ships
of Oceania Cruises and is held each day at four o’clock in Horizons lounge. But
the Gala Tea was a unique celebration that went above and beyond the
traditional teatime selections. The talented chefs spent many hours preparing not
only a vast assortment of finger sandwiches and pastries but also exquisite
sculptures made from ice, fruit and chocolate to adorn Horizons for the special
On one evening Mr. and Mrs. Del Rio hosted a special dinner
in Terrace Café for some of Oceania Cruises’ most loyal guests. Fleet Corporate
Chef Franck Garanger prepared a special menu that included Steamed Prince
Rupert Wild Halibut “au Caviar” with a Fennel and Saffron Emulsion, as
well as Roasted Veal Rack Loin with Cocotte Potatoes.
One of the most special evenings was the 10th Anniversary
Oceania Club Cocktail Reception in honor of all of Oceania Cruises’ loyal
guests as well as the dedicated officers, staff and crew. Some of the most
traveled guests in Oceania Cruises’ history were onboard this sailing,
including Mr. and Mrs. Kohel, Diamond Oceania Club members who were on their
56th cruise. Also recognized were Mr. and Mrs. Starzman, Platinum Oceania Club
members who had sailed on Regatta’s
inaugural voyage on July 5, 2003.
Mr. Del Rio took the opportunity to thank all of Oceania
Cruises’ guests who have made the past decade possible. He also joined Captain Vitaliy
Silvachynsky and General Manager Jason Gelineau in honoring the team members
who have been with Oceania Cruises for its 10-year history.
Silvachynsky himself was one of those congratulated, along with Fleet Corporate
Chef Franck Garanger. Several others were also recognized, including those
The sailing ended with a spectacular show in the Regatta
Lounge, after which the entire crew paraded into the lounge to join guests in a
final celebration. It was truly a historic and unforgettable 10th
anniversary sailing – a wonderful celebration of the past 10 years at sea and
the perfect way to kick off the next decade to come!