Oceania Cruises has unveiled the most extensive and creative plant-based menus at sea as part of its latest OceaniaNEXT innovation. Remaining at the forefront of culinary development, the cruise line is featuring more than 200 new healthy menu selections. In addition to the current gourmet offerings, plant-based choices will be available at breakfast, lunch, and dinner in The Grand Dining Room and Terrace Café and guests will also have plant-based options available upon request during dinner service in each of the specialty restaurants.
“These new plant-based options are flavourful, colourful, bold, and creative. Our hallmark finest cuisine at sea now provides an innovative and appealing menu of choices that reflects our guests’ evolving palates and heightened focus on wellness while balancing our more decadent and extravagant dishes,” said Bob Binder, President & CEO of Oceania Cruises.
The new menu offerings are in addition to the line’s already acclaimed vegetarian and Canyon Ranch Healthy Living selections, and were developed by Oceania Cruises’ culinary leadership team in concert with world-renowned chef, culinary instructor, and author Christophe Berg.
The range of cuisines includes Italian, Greek, Middle Eastern, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Mexican, Italian, Malaysian, and more. There are healthy Power Bowls and Poke Bowls, hearty pastas and pad Thai, light and refreshing salads and soups and even a variety of downright surprisingly decadent items to choose from including an impossible cheeseburger, truffle mac and cheese, and an apple-oatmeal crumble with plant-based vanilla ice cream and coco-vanilla cashew crème brulee.
Selected Menu Highlights
Banana-oatmeal pancakes with berries and maple syrup
Green apple muesli with pistachios, pecans, and yellow raisins
Avocado toast on rustic farmers bread
Chilled melon soup with port
Korean kimchi soup
Wakame sesame salad
Hawaiian poke bowl
Penne au pistou with broccoli and sundried tomato
Som tam green papaya kelp noodle salad
Roasted butternut squash with arugula, mango, black radish and hearts of palm
Sweet potato-oat tarte with forest mushroom and plant-based truffle cheddar sauce
Falafel fritters with plant-based harissa mayo, cucumber, mint, and capers
Crespelle alla fiorentina with spinach, mushrooms, and tomato sauce
Green curry stir fry with eggplant, oyster mushrooms, green peas and thai basil
Plant-based vanilla mango ice cup, crispy granola
Vodka-marinated strawberries romanoff with plant-based vanilla ice cream
Summer berry pudding chantilly
Shortbread with plant-based orange cream cheese and raspberries
Raw Juices and Smoothies
The Raw Juice and Smoothie Bar is located on the pool deck, adjacent to Waves Grill, and serves raw, cold-pressed juices and vegan smoothies all morning long from 7:00 AM until 11:00 AM. Choices include the rise & shine juice, Coco Island juice, tropical green smoothie, sweet green juice, yellow sunshine smoothie, cacao joy smoothie, cold brew latte, acai berry bowl, and chia cashew yogurt bowl.
The Wellness Ships
Having featured the famed Canyon Ranch Spa at sea and Canyon Ranch Spa Cuisine for close to a decade, Oceania Cruises has a long-standing reputation for focusing on healthy life balance, fitness, and wellness. With the expansion of the vegetarian and gluten-free offerings, the recent addition of Healthy Living Tours Inspired by Canyon Ranch, and this debut of plant-based menu offerings, Oceania Cruises offers the most comprehensive wellness program at sea.
Lead image: Plant Based Hawaiian poke bowl