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Oceania Riviera Debut in Barcelona

08/06/2012
Intercruises managed operations at the christening of the Riviera, Oceania´s newest cruise ship, on May 11th, 2012. Nearly 1,300 guests were invited to the Port of Barcelona to attend the ceremony gala with Oceania. The 1,250-passenger Riviera is furnished with luxurious suites and offers cruise guests a rich culinary experience typical of Oceania across its ten gourmet restaurants. Celebrity chef Cat Cora was chosen as godmother to the Riviera and marked its debut by breaking a 15-litre Nebuchadnezzar of champagne against the ship´s hull.
 
Kunal Kamlani, President of Oceania Cruises, and Frank Del Rio, Chairman and CEO of Prestige Cruise Holdings and founder of the Oceania line, both spoke at the Riviera ceremony.  Intercruises´ Mark Robinson, Managing Director; Olga Piqueras, Operations Director; Christian Bové, Manager Barcelona and Serafin Blazquez, Port Agency Services Manager Mediterranean also attended the festivities, along with key Port Authority members, travel agent and media representatives.
 
Intercruises arranged all logistics for the Riviera to leave Barcelona, ready for her maiden cruise, which departed from Venice on May 16th. Between May and November 2012, the Riviera will set sail on twenty Mediterranean cruises, supported by Intercruises Port Agency and ground handling operations teams across multiple ports.