Oceania Cruises announced today that Sirena – the newest member of the Oceania Cruises fleet set to debut in April 2016 – will feature two new speciality restaurants: Tuscan Steak and Red Ginger. Additionally, the Grand Dining Room will be transformed into Jacques Bistro for lunch, offering chef Jacques Pépin’s signature dishes.
The popularity of Red Ginger and Jacques on the line’s recent new builds, Marina and Riviera, led Oceania Cruises to add variations of these remarkable dining experiences to the more intimate, 684-guest Sirena.
“The addition of Tuscan Steak, Red Ginger and Jacques Bistro to Sirena further exemplifies our commitment to epicurean excellence and steadfast focus on serving our guests the finest cuisine at sea,” said Jason Montague, president and chief operating officer for Oceania Cruises. “These new dining experiences, along with Sirena’scollection of unique, destination-rich itineraries will provide guests with another exciting choice within the Oceania Cruises’ portfolio.”
Tuscan Steak, a completely new restaurant concept is inspired by both Oceania Cruises’ traditional steak house, Polo Grill, and the line’s authentic Italian restaurant, Toscana. The menu offers succulent steaks and seafood with a Tuscan flair, including Tuscan porterhouse, bistecca alla fiorentina; iberico de bellota pork chop with gaeta black olives; and Maine lobster fra diavolo.
Red Ginger will offer Pan-Asian items such as Miso Glazed Sea Bass and Lobster Pad Thai. The restaurant’s décor features vibrant red crystal chandeliers, ebony wood furnishings and a collection of modern Asian artwork.
Available for lunch, Jacques Bistro will offer simple and elegant French fare. The menu will be seasonal in nature, with its hot weather menu focused on grilled and short-cooked fare, and its cold weather menu featuring more sauce- and stew-oriented dishes. Menu highlights include lemon sole fillet with seafood cream sauce, free-range chicken fricassee, and braised oxtail terrine.
Sirena is scheduled to enter service on April 27, 2016 with a 14-night cruise from Barcelona to Venice. During its inaugural season, the ship will feature a mix of classic destinations and exotic new ports of call, including the beaches of Gaeta, Italy; the rainforest of Golfito, Costa Rica; and the well-preserved provincial township of La Paz, Mexico.
The recent expansion of OLife Advantage, the line’s early booking incentive program, provides guests who book any suite or stateroom category on Sirena or any of its sister ships by 31 December, 2015 with numerous complimentary amenities, including free shore excursions, unlimited Internet and pre-paid gratuities.