High Tea on the High Seas

Our own John Lane recently returned from a Mediterranean cruise onboard Oceania Marina; his impressions and experiences continue……

John Lane in Corfu, Greece

After a long day in port and having exhausted yourself with sightseeing and shopping, it was nice to come back to the Marina for a relaxing hour of High Tea.

Fine china designed exclusively for Oceania

On Oceania Cruises, High Tea is served everyday on every ship on every itinerary from 4 pm to 5pm in the Horizon Lounge.  A string quartet greets you with gentle background music.  The center piece of sterling silver platters of pastries, sandwiches and other delicacies await you.

A sampling of the sandwiches and pastries at Oceania's High Tea

Once seated in the airy lounge you are offered your choice of tea and then come all the treats.  White gloved servers continually circle the lounge offering an array of pastries, sandwiches, cakes and scones.  A flaming dessert was always prepared daily.  The crepe suzettes were my favorites.

A four piece orchestra for wonderful background music!

Oceania takes great pride in the white gloved service that they offer every day while many cruise lines have discontinued this ritual or only offer tea once a cruise.  So when on the Marina, or any Oceania ship at 4:00 p.m., head to the Horizon Lounge for High Tea…see you there!

John Lane, MCC
Personal Cruise Planner
Cruise Escapes

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