Oceania Cruises will be cooking at sea in 2014, unveiling the curriculum for the Bon Appetit Culinary Center onboard its ships, the Marina and Riviera. Over 20 different classes will be offered, ranging from regional cuisines to secrets of homemade pasta, with each session expanding guests\’ knowledge and appreciation of local flavours. The multi-million-dollar culinary centres feature individual work stations with induction cook tops — a first at sea — and have been a favourite onboard amenity since their debut.
Kunal S. Kamlani, Oceania Cruises\’ president, said: \”While many ships offer cooking demonstrations for guests to observe, what has set our culinary centres apart is the opportunity for guests to actually cook themselves, delivering a hands-on experience in a true state of the art classroom.\”
Kamlani notes that: \”The 2014 classes, developed by acclaimed chef Kathryn Kelly and Bon Appetit magazine, promise an interactive and rewarding experience for epicureans.\”
Each class appeals to a wide range of tastes and incorporates regional cultures and cuisines. Depending on the itinerary, classes can range from 45 minutes to three hours and cater to all levels of aptitude, from beginner to master-chef level.
Culinary classes can be purchased in advance with onboard bookings based on availability starting from $69 per person.
Sail on over to to check out what\’s cooking.

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