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Interview with Claudine Pépin, Sirena’s Godmother

Now just a few months away, Claudine Pépin’s Signature Sailing is a unique culinary voyage aboard Sirena that features alluring European destinations, cooking demonstrations, exclusive menus, special lectures and much more. Claudine, Sirena’s godmother and celebrated cookbook author, is looking forward to meeting many of you during the cruise and sharing the experience with her husband, Rollie, and their daughter, Shorey. The 12-day Lisbon to Bilbao voyage brings you to the home of the famed port wine industry, Oporto; the charming capital city of Dublin; the sunlit vineyards of renowned Bordeaux and an array of other fascinating European cities. We recently caught up with Claudine to find out what she’s most excited for, her culinary favorites on board and much more.

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Claudine Pépin’s Autumn Signature Sailing

Last month, Godmother Claudine Pépin proudly welcomed elegant Sirena to the Oceania Cruises fleet. The Christening and Inaugural Voyage marked the special occasion with celebratory events such as the godmother portrait unveiling, a cooking demonstration and a book signing. The excitement for Sirena continues – with Inaugural Season Exclusives through 2016, and our much-awaited Signature Sailing with Claudine this fall.

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Welcoming Sirena: Christening Celebration

It’s official! Beautiful Sirena has joined the Oceania Cruises family. Our newest addition was just christened pierside in Barcelona yesterday evening. The intimate ceremony culminated with Sirena’s godmother, Claudine Pépin, delivering a traditional blessing as a bottle of Moët & Chandon’s finest Champagne broke over the hull of the ship. A flurry of confetti filled the sky in grand celebration and a vibrant flamenco performance kicked off the vibrant festivities, which are certain to continue throughout the Inaugural Voyage. 

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In the Limelight: Sirena’s New Entertainment

With Sirena’s much-awaited Christening Ceremony just two days away, we’re excited to announce a full lineup of spectacular new stage shows. Beginning with her April 27, 2016 Inaugural VoyageSirena will feature four distinct musical spectaculars, featuring accomplished singers and dancers from around the globe and accompanied by a live five-piece show band.

The lineup of productions includes:

  • Tuxedo – A fresh take on the music of the Rat Pack, the Great American Songbook and the music of legends such as Tony Bennett, Natalie Cole and many more. Tuxedo features a full nine-piece orchestra performing music that’s cool, sexy and smooth, serving as the perfect nightcap for guests.
  • Cabaret Cinema – A new and artful rendition of the songs and music of the movies, Cabaret Cinema features a musical reinvention of memorable songs from the silver screen, including classic movie themes, pop hits and Academy Award showstoppers.
  • Acoustic Sessions – An “unplugged” acoustic-style live-band in a 360° arena-style setting, Acoustic Sessions presents the most recognizable pop music of the last four decades in an immersive musical experience.
  • Get On the Floor and Dance – A tribute to the music of dance featuring iconic hits from artists like Gloria Estefan and Michael Bublé, Get on the Floor and Dance is brought to life through stunning choreography that is fresh, irresistible and sultry.

Exciting new entertainment offerings aboard Sirena are only the beginning. Each Oceania Cruises ship will feature a full slate of dazzling new stage shows, anticipated to be available fleetwide by spring of 2017.

The new entertainment offerings debuting on Sirena are not the only new feature on this stunning 684-guest ship. When Sirena sets sail, it will also feature two new specialty restaurants, a brand new specialty restaurant called Tuscan Steak and the beloved guest favorite from Marina and Riviera, Red Ginger. Also debuting on Sirena is Jacques Bistro, a new gourmet lunch experience in the Grand Dining Room featuring some of legendary master chef Jacques Pépin’s signature dishes. In addition, Sirena’s most prestigious accommodations – the Owner’s and Vista Suites – will debut with an elegant new design that features a crisp and modern motif.

Welcome our newest ship to the Oceania Cruises fleet, and join Sirena during her special Inaugural Season in 2016!