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June 26, 2012

TOWN HALLS AND TOASTS ON THE OCEANIA CLUB REUNION CRUISE

Posted by Oceania Club Manager Nick DeSantis

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The fun continues onboard the 8th Oceania Club Reunion Cruise. Riviera spent the past two days in Monte Carlo, so guests had plenty of time to explore the city at length. However, in my case, I was hosting so many events and parties that I hardly had time to get off the ship! Of course, this was perfectly fine with me because Riviera is an absolute beauty, and I’m having such a wonderful time with all of our guests onboard.

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Our guests especially enjoyed the town hall with Oceania Cruises President Kunal S. Kamlani yesterday afternoon. We all gathered in Horizons, and Kunal answered questions and listened to ideas that guests had to share. We got some great insight from our most loyal guests on how to continue enhancing the Oceania Cruises experience. As Kunal said, “There is no substitute for direct and in-person dialogue where we can exchange ideas.”

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Kunal S. Kamlani & Mr. and Mrs. Henry Doble

Last night we took advantage of the beautiful views of Monte Carlo from the ship and hosted a cocktail party on the Spa Terrace behind Canyon Ranch SpaClub. Glasses were raised several times because we have so many things to toast – our loyal guests, the new Riviera, and all the great friends we’ve made on the Reunion Cruise. A wonderful time was had by all.

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Oceania Club Ambassador Cary Arias & Mrs. Youkers
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Mr. and Mrs. Maleche & Oceania Club Manager Nick DeSantis
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Mrs. Moseley & Executive Concierge Randall Abrahams

Afterward we enjoyed a five-course tasting menu created by Fleet Corporate Chef Franck Garanger. While it’s difficult to choose a favorite dish, the Kobe beef in a Valrhona chocolate glaze was outstanding!

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Tomorrow is the last day of the cruise, and it will be difficult to say goodbye to all of the lovely people with whom I’ve spent the last ten days – guests and staff alike. But I don’t have to think about that quite yet. Italy awaits!

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Is there a way to know which sailings offer culinary discovery tours in advance? I'm on a sailing for next year on Riviera and would like to include it if offered.

I just came off Riviera's third sailing and would have gone to the discovery tour in Cadiz had I known in advance. I thoroughly enjoyed the two Bon Appetit classes I took with David Shalleck and Kathryn Kelly.

Genie, the Culinary Discovery Tours are posted on our website at http://www.oceaniacruises.com/ 120 days prior to the sailing. If you look up your itinerary under Already Booked, you will find the available tours listed under Excursions. Hope to see you there!

DEAR SIR,
GREAT!!!!!!!!!
WE REALLY LOVE ALL OF THAT, BECAUSE WE ENJOY IT!!!!!!
MY WIFE IS A GRADUATE IN CULINARY ARTS. I AM JUST A GOOD CONNOISEUR

BUT.......WE ARE NOT ABLE TO BE BOOKED ON THE CULINARY TOUR IN CORFU ON
THE AUGUST 3rd RIVIERA CRUISE SHIP !!!!!!!!!!

COULD ANYONE HELP US?????
THANKS

ERIC MARX AND EVELYN FRANK


I am booked on the Marina sailing on september 27 2012. Please let me know if there are any culinary discovery tours on this cruise. I intend doing a Bon Appetit class on board too. Thank you and looking forward to your reply,
Tina Khiatani

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