New bar concepts include speciality beverage carts, flavoured smoke bubbles and zero-proof cocktails
Oceania Cruises is set to introduce an elevated bar programme aboard its 1,200-guest Vista (pictured), which is slated to debut on 20 May 2023.
The first of the brand’s new Allura Class ships, Vista will feature cocktail-crafting trends and techniques such as flavoured smoke bubbles, an extensive selection of low- and no- sugar wines and zero-proof cocktails, plus Negronis aged in wooden barrels and speciality beverage carts like the Bubbly Bar and Ultimate Bloody Mary Bar.
Oceania Cruises president and CEO Howard Sherman said: “At Oceania Cruises, we continuously strive to raise the bar on every aspect of our luxury cruise experience, with food and beverage at the top of the list. As Vista will present a fresh perspective on the finest cuisine at sea with an astounding array of culinary options that range from informal to the extravagant, it’s only appropriate that we build a bar programme to match.
“From new spirits selections and a wide range of mocktails to new pairing menus and the introduction of The Moët & Chandon Champagne Experience, our teams have truly outdone themselves.”
Oceania Cruises corporate beverage manager Daniella Oancea added: “To develop Vista’s new bar program, I worked hand in hand with our culinary team to bring naturally sourced ingredients to our cocktail crafting process, like the creation of homemade syrups and reductions. On Vista, having a drink will be an experience unto itself - from the beauty of watching a skilled bartender smoke an old fashioned to the tableside preparation of an espresso martini.”
Vista’s bar programme will include experiential offerings including speciality beverage carts like The Bubbly Bar, which will serve exclusive champagne cocktails, and The Ultimate Bloody Mary Bar, where guests can create their own brunch accompaniment.
In addition, guests will have the opportunity to experience:
- The Casino Mixology Bar - a new concept on Vista, focused entirely on the art of the cocktail.
- Martinis - Oceania Cruises’ signature bar which is refreshing its namesake cocktail with a new spirits selection of Mermaid gin and vodka, handcrafted from ethically sourced botanicals on the Isle of Wight.
- Baristas – A coffee venue which will introduce a new drink menu featuring cocktails that incorporate Italian herbal liqueur Amari.
For more information, visit www.oceaniacruises.com