Review of Oceania Vista deck 12 (Lido-Pools-Suites)
“Culinary Center” provides cooking classes and demonstrations (at a charge per lesson or for a course of several lessons). The Culinary Center hosts the “Gourmet Explorer Series” consisting of 20 cooking classes – regional cuisine themed according to ports of call along MS Vista ship's itineraries. Classes duration range from 45 min up to 3 hours (depending on the cruise itinerary). There is also an exclusive cooking class (La Technique) focusing on the techniques of Oceania cruise ships restaurants’ master chef Chef Jaques Pepin.
“Artist Loft” (starboard) is the educational center serving the Oceania Cruises’ enrichment program. The place is well-equipped and offers a variety of arts and crafts classes. Here are also held daily expert lectures and media presentations focusing on various culture and travel topics, including the MS Vista cruise itineraries (ports of call, destination highlights, tours and excursions sponsored ashore).
The “Vista Pool” area has a large heated swimming pool, 2 Whirlpools, a Stage for live entertainment. The pool deck area is served with drinks by the Waves Bar (outdoor).
“La Reserve” (portside) is a small capacity (24-seats) wine bar at surcharge per person. The La Reserve bar offers wine tastings daily and a 7-course dinner menu with premium wines pairing. Note that the cover charge do not include the wine.
“Waves Grill” (starboard) is a fast-food bar for the pool deck area. The quick meals choices here are made-to-order daily specialties, burgers, fries, hotdogs, fresh salads, seafood, fruits, desserts, homemade ice cream.
“Terrace Cafe” is the ship’s self-service complimentary buffet restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. The Terrace Cafe is open for breakfast and lunch, while in the evenings it transforms into “Tapas On The Terrace” (Mediterranean cuisine).
Lido Deck cruise cabins from 12000 to 1207, of which 4x Concierge Level balcony (A1), 10x Oceania Suites (OC) and 2x Vista Suites (VS-bow ship location).