Go Local with Oceania Cruises

Immersive tours bringing guests into the heart of a destination.

Book by Dec 31, 2020

With two Master Chefs overseeing all culinary venues onboard, there is no question why Oceania Cruises has won several awards for having the "finest cuisine at sea," but that is just one of their many culinary offerings for guests. Whether guests are onboard or ashore, guests will be immersed into the culture of a region, discovering how to fuse local ingredients with traditional culinary practices to create a masterpiece for every palate.


Culinary Discovery Tours - exclusively on Marina and Riviera

These chef-lead tours bring guests into local markets and restaurants to discover the unique tastes of a destination. Once back onboard, guests can put their skills to the test with a cooking class in the culinary center using local ingredients and techniques. 
The Culinary Center - exclusively on Marina and Riviera
Learn how to prepare a variety of dishes in the first custom-designed and hands-on cooking school at sea. Under the instruction of Master Chefs, guests will receive expert instruction and witness the local culture come to life through food. 
NEW - Go Local Tours

These new, exclusive small-batch tours go beyond the tourist sites and embed guests in the fabric of local communities. Guests will experience destinations on an entirely new level where they are welcomed into local homes and businesses and immersed into their way of life. 


Sample Go Local Tours
Shepard for a Day in Mahon, Spain – guests will be welcomed to a family farm in the countryside of Ciutadella or Es Mercadal and introduced to the lifestyle and operation of the farm, including the milking and shearing of the sheep. Guests will also learn the intricacies of making goat cheese and how the strong coastal winds that soak the grazing fields result in the cheeses having a hint of sea-saltiness. After the immersion into sheep farming, it’s time to savor a meal around the family table and sample local cheeses, fresh baked bread, cured meats and of course, wine.


Shop for Dinner and Set the Table in Buenos Aires, Argentina - accompanied by a local guide, this is a fun and engaging afternoon and evening of shopping local markets and then retiring to a local residence where dinner is prepared and enjoyed. Navigating through a market bustling with locals, there will be opportunities to ask the butchers for the best cuts, the fish monger for today’s catch or to haggle with the grocer for the best price on vegetables. One need not be a foodie to appreciate the richness of this experience. After the shopping is finished, it’s time to enjoy a traditional Argentine dinner “at home.”


Fishing with The Natives in Portofino, Italy – on this lively excursion, guests spend the day at sea with a local fishing crew, watching them haul in the day’s catch. The Captain and crew will describe their typical day on the stunningly beautiful Ligurian Sea and explain the different methods they use such as casting nets or the traditional palamiti – long lines with hundreds of hooks. Of course, no day at sea would be complete without a meal of traditionally prepared, just-caught fish followed by a refreshing dip in the sea off the coast of Portofino.


Ardmore Village & Inspiration of a Local Artist in Waterford, Ireland  – At the Brigid Shelly Gallery in Ardmore, the locat artist known affectionately as “The Cow Lady” guides you during a hand-on painting class in her studio. Shelly loves to capture landscapes and people on canvas but admits that she is a bit fascinated with painting the local cows. She starts with a tour of her gallery and a look through some of her recent works and then turns everyone loose to release their inner Picasso. During the session she will regales with tales of local life, history and lore and she loves to answer questions. Of course, everyone returns home not just with fond memories, but their own personal masterpiece.



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Oceania Cruises is the world’s largest upper premium cruise line, and our Travel Advisors have enjoyed their services and amenities for years. Expertly Crafted Cuisine, Curated Travel Experiences and Small Ship Luxury are the pillars that define Oceania Cruises’ five-star product, positioning the line as the cruise company of choice for travelers seeking a truly refined and casually elegant travel experience.

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