When you pay extra to cruise a bit upscale, you get roominess, unlimited lobster tails, sushi, lamb chops
Cruise ships have a reputation for encouraging a measure of gluttony.
On nearly every modern ship, you may start eating before the sun comes up and maintain a forkful until late into the night, when a call to room service will bring a snack to tide you over until dawn. A cruise can be a constant flow of French fries, sticky buns, and globs of multi-course meals with a never ending supply of desserts and between-meal enticements.
Eating full, of course, is not the same as eating well.
When an expert travel agent described Oceania Cruises’ newer vessels -- the upscale Marina and Riviera -- as the “eating ships,” he wasn’t talking about passengers stuffing themselves from plates piled high.
Instead, he was describing meals at sea that rival the quality of your favorite restaurants at home -- all included in the basic cruise rate.
This is a formula that is working well for Oceania Cruises.