Oceania Cruises was formed in 2002 by cruise industry veterans Joe Watters and Frank Del Rio. Best in class cuisine, destination oriented itineraries, and outstanding value define Oceania Cruises' five-star product and position the company as the cruise line of choice for traditional premium and luxury category cruisers.The onboard atmosphere is relaxed and reminiscent of the casual elegance of a country club. Tuxedos and gowns are never a requirement for dining so you can dress and enjoy the evening comfortably. The overall feeling is one that is never stuffy and void of any pretension.You will enjoy the flexibility of four open seating restaurants; you dine when, where and with whom you choose. Our 5 star menus are crafted under the meticulously watchful eye of renowned master chef Jacques Pepin, our Executive Culinary Director. Host of numerous public television series, he is one of America's best known chefs, food columnists and cook book authors. He has also served as the personal chef to no less than three French heads of state, including Charles de Gaulle.Our three intimate and luxurious 684 passenger ships, Regatta, Insignia and Nautica feature inaugural season itinereraries to the Mediterranean, Scandinavia, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Panama Canal. The itineraries have been tailored to include many overnight port stays allowing passengers time to immerse themselves in the history, culture and local flavor of the region.