By Executive Chef & Director of Culinary Enrichment Kathryn Kelly
Several years ago, I was strolling the beautiful streets of Taormina and I happened to stop for a coffee and breakfast snack when I discovered these beautiful caramel-colored rice balls. I decided to sample one, and discovered from the shop owner that the rice balls, arancini, are a traditional way Italians use leftover rice and risotto.
If you’re looking for a fulfilling travel experience that nourishes your mind, body and spirit – as well as your appetite – look no further than a voyage to the Mediterranean this summer or fall. We’ve recently unveiled an innovative new collection of wellness and healthy living tours, Wellness Tours Inspired by Canyon Ranch, in hand-picked destinations across the Mediterranean. This, combined with our expansive new vegan menus and free fitness and wellness classes, brings you fully-integrated wellness retreats at sea – a cruise industry first.
Join Noel in Artist Loft this summer aboard Riviera, from June 14th through June 28th and again from July 25th through August 22th. We recently caught up with him to learn more about his recent classes in the Caribbean and hear about his favorite Mediterranean inspiration and his plans aboard Riviera this summer.
By Oceania Club Manager Neli Arias
Having just returned last week from our 14th Oceania Club Reunion Cruise in the Mediterranean, I’ve been reflecting on what a special voyage it was. I had the pleasure of co-hosting the sailing with our Senior Vice President, Nikki F. Upshaw and we both had a fantastic time meeting so many guests and enjoying explorations in this spectacular part of the world. From celebratory dinners at Toscana and La Reserve by Wine Spectator to cliff-side cafes in Santorini and floating in the Dead Sea, what I know will stay with me in the months to come is the feeling of camaraderie and friendship that you felt everywhere on this voyage.
Frequent Oceania Cruises guest Lisa F. shares why autumn can be the best time to explore Europe.
During my years of traveling, I’ve visited Europe in the spring, summer and fall. While I’ve always had a wonderful experience, I think fall is my favorite season for exploring the Mediterranean. Here are the reasons why: