In the latest installment of MASTers of Travel President and COO John Werner discusses the latest on Oceania Cruises with Scott Kluesner, Vice President of Strategic Accounts. In this episode Kluesner details the onboard foodie experiences Oceania offers including the private dining experience — Privee. Along with dining and wine experiences, Oceania has added new itineraries as well as a new class of ships sailing in 2023. 

Key Points Mentioned In The Podcast

#1 – “We have 3 brand pillars, how we differntiate ourselves. Small luxurious ships, exquisitely crafted cuisine, and destination specialists/curated travel specialist.” 

#2 – “Privee, Oceania’s private dining experiences, is great for celebrating something significant with up to 10 guests” 

#3 – “We’ve designed our itineraries so they do allow guests to do a back-to-back or a back-to-back-to-back sailing and not repeat many, if any, ports.” 

#4 – “A lot of itineraries are very port intensive…. You can choose to explore as much or as little as you like.” 

#5 – “We just announced Vista and she’ll sail in 2023. With just over 1,200 guests she has more space for additional dining and entertainment options.” 

Amber Zakem

Amber Zakem has worked in the travel industry since 2014. Although, her love of travel began far before that. Amber grew up visiting cousins stationed throughout Europe and worked as an Au Pair in Germany for a year between High School and College. She started working at a local travel agency in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, after graduating from Central Michigan University. Amber began working for MAST Travel Network in 2016 and is the Social Media Specialist. She runs the MAST Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and Snapchat and she teaches twice monthly webinars to travel agents on using social media to promote travel. Amber has continued her passion for travel and social media by also teaching a course at Moraine Valley Community College in their Hospitality program.