MIAMI, April 2, 2014 – Like fine wine and epicurean cuisine, the artistic brilliance of staged theatrics on Broadway is an indulgence enjoyed by many guests sailing with Oceania Cruises.
the line announced a new "Life in the Theater" series for select
sailings, starting with a voyage aboard Riviera on October 29, 2014,
featuring stage legend Andrea McArdle - the original namesake character
in "Annie" on Broadway.
"We're known industry-wide for our exquisite culinary offerings and
impeccable service, but our passion for delivering an upscale cruise
experience for our guests is embodied in all that we do." said Kunal S.
Kamlani, the line's president.
"That's why we're excited about this
special series. It provides our guests with the unique opportunity to
enjoy up-close and intimate encounters with notable Broadway icons, and
we are thrilled to host Andrea McArdle as our first star."
Ticket holders will have access to eight special events including one
cocktail party, five events of song and stories, and one private
full-performance. During the sailing, there will be one performance open
to all guests, but those who purchased tickets will receive preferred
The package is priced at $375 per person, with limited
availability, and can be purchased up until the first day of the cruise.
The events will take place during the ship's Enchanting Riviera
itinerary, which is a 10-day sailing departing from Athens on October
29, 2014, and calling on ports in Santorini, Greece; Ephesus, Turkey;
and the Italian cities of Taormina, Amalfi, Rome and Florence before
visiting Provence, France, and concluding in Monte Carlo.
"I've always loved the sea. The allure, romance, adventure, everything
about it makes me feel excited and free, almost like performing on
stage," shared McArdle. "So, I jumped at the chance to partner with
Oceania Cruises and raise the curtain on this new creative adventure."
Andrea McArdle rocketed to stardom as Broadway's original "Annie," for
which she was the youngest performer ever nominated for the Tony Award®
for Best Actress in a Musical, winning both the Theatre World and Outer
Critics' Circle awards for her performance. On Broadway she originated
the roles of Ashley in "Starlight Express" and Margy in "State Fair" and
was seen as Belle in "Beauty and the Beast."