Dining On Oceania Riviera

A friendly face and delicious hors d'oeuvres during last night's cocktail reception at Martini's.

Since Oceania first started up, it’s put a lot of emphasis on dining — both the experience and the cuisine, the latter created by legendary chef Jacques Pépin. I’m cruising this week on Oceania Riviera, and already, we’ve enjoyed some great food, but there’s a lot more to come over the next seven days. For now, here are a few photos of some of the experiences we’ve enjoyed thus far.

Colossal shrimp at last night's dinner at Polo Grill.

Avid cruisers will appreciate that Oceania does not charge for dining in its speciality restaurants, although you will need to make reservations for  Toscana and Polo Grill, plus the excellent pan-Asian Red Ginger and the charming, rustic French restaurant Jacques, created by and named for Jacques Pepin.

Whole main lobster served at Polo Grill.

Believe it or not, it's dessert.

Specialty coffees served at Baristas. Oceania provides unlimited complimentary soft drinks, bottled water, specialty coffees, teas and juices.

The chopstick selection at Red Ginger.

Tea service during tonight's dinner at Red Ginger.

Sea bass served in a wrap at Red Ginger.