If it’s haute cuisine you’re after, Oceania claims to offer the finest food at sea with acclaimed French chef Jacques Pépin heading up the kitchens. Its five ships offer an elegant way to travel to over 330 ports around the globe. They mix the lesser-known and familiar destinations giving you a chance to have a unique experience on shore excursions as well as on board. Their Signature Sailings offer you a refined way to explore culinary, wine, music, health and leisure themes with experts in luxurious surroundings. The newest ship, Riviera, launched in 2012, is a sophisticated ship. Owner’s Suites are decked out in Ralph Lauren Home and the entire fleet resembles a refined country club experience on the water.
A 10-day Scandinavian Treasures cruise from Copenhagen to Stockholm departing on 1 July 2014 on Marina costs from £1,759pp. See oceaniacruises.com or call 0845 505 1920.