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Oceania Cruises Introduces New Bistro Menus for Lunch

February 12, 2018 Cruise No Comments Email Email

Oceania Cruises, the world’s leading culinary and destination-focused cruise line, has expanded its acclaimed bistro lunch service fleetwide and introduced an entirely new slate of menus with more than 600 new dishes.

The Bistro offers the ultimate combination of lunchtime Grand Dining Room classics that our guests have known and loved and is now infused with Jacques Pépin’s hallmark specialties from France and around the world, to create an afternoon experience that will become an instant favourite.” Stated Bob Binder, President & CEO of Oceania Cruises  

French for the Afternoon

Debuted with great acclaim aboard Sirena in 2016, The Bistro is being introduced aboard the line’s other five ships – Regatta, Insignia, Nautica, Marina, and Riviera. Offered every day at The Grand Dining Room, guests may enjoy cherished lunchtime staples from The Grand Dining Room that are “always available”, along with daily-changing regional specialties on the new The Bistro menu. A sampling of some of Jacques Pépin’s favourite bistro-style dishes, like the crisp Salade Niçoise and a warm Croque-Monsieur, accompanied by the perfect glass of wine such as a refreshing Coteaux du Languedoc rosé, offer the perfect way to be French for the afternoon, anywhere in the world over.

The new menus are astounding in their diversity and flexibility, affording guests the opportunity to return time and time again to experience something new and different, or time-honoured classics that they crave.  Every day, The Bistro offers five appetisers, four soups & salads, and eleven entrée selections. To cap off each meal, guests will find a daily-changing selection of four different desserts and six ice cream flavours.

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Big, Bold Flavours From Around the Globe

Lunchtime at The Bistro also offers 14 new Taste of the World selections from Cuba, Mexico, Scandinavia, Italy, Asia, Greece, France, Lebanon, Spain, Morocco, England, Philippines, the Caribbean, and India. Each Taste of the World dish offers a selection of six different local or regional specialties that have been inspired by our culinary team member’s roots and their travels and can be ordered as an entrée or as a main that is perfect for sharing. Some of the more off-the-beaten-path dishes that guests will find include pickled vegetables and roasted lemongrass chicken from the Philippines, lamb kefta from Lebanon, aubergine chickpea salad from Morocco, and marinated herring with polar bread, from Scandinavia.

The Bistro is currently available aboard Insignia and Riviera and will be available aboard Regatta, Nautica, Marina, and Sirena by the end of March 2018.

To book a cruise call Oceania’s Sydney contact centre, Australia: 1300 355 200, New Zealand: 0800 625 691, email, or visit

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