Oceania Riviera Cruise Reviews

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The 66,084-ton, 1,250-passenger Riviera, Oceania Cruises' second new-build and sister ship to 2011's Marina, debuted on Friday, May 11, and Cruise Critic was on hand to chronicle the christening. Riviera's ...
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340 Oceania Riviera Cruise Reviews

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Amartlay
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
1 forum post
10 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Well! Well! Where to begin? Flight problems: After receiving our flight information, I called the airlines to see if we could upgrade to first class. We were told that since our tickets were "bulk" purchase (more on this ... Read more
procter
Member Since 2007
5 reviews
363 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Venice Barcelona July August 2016. Just returned from this cruise and ready to add my 2 pennorth to reviews. Background Long time Azamara cruiser but increasingly fed up with cheeseparing on ship dictated by Miami. 15 + cruises ... Read more
Adele's
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
2 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Did the Gondolas to Gaudi cruise. We are a couple in our early fifties and this was our second cruise having cruised in the Baltic with Celebrity two years ago. We loved our previous cruise on the Celebrity Eclipse but the Riviera was ... Read more
marikay1961
Member Since 2013
1 review
8 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
amazing cruise!!! We seriously wished we didn't have to leave the ship! amazing ports (Marseilles was a snooze though)!! Would have loved more time in Barcelona and Venice. Amazing amazing shore excursions! The guides were better than ... Read more
Bocantcome
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 forum posts
14 helpful votes
We loved everything about this cruise except for the wifi. So let me get that out of the way first. Oceania, you MUST upgrade the wifi. Really a shame that you are charging for this, and it doesn't work about half the time. A real rip ... Read more

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West Windsor girl
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
42 forum posts
10 helpful votes
We have sailed on Oceania 5 times on their smaller ships and loved them. We were a bit nervous about the bigger ships, thinking it might lose that personal touch, but it was great. Even with 1000 people, nothing ever seemed crowded. The ... Read more
Mike the sailor
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Close friends cruise with Oceania on this ship every year, sometimes twice a year, so our maiden voyage on the Riviera came with high expectations. Overall we weren't disappointed. We occupied a PHI penthouse suite on deck 11. The ... Read more
vcd
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We had never travelled on Oceania but our travel agent recommended this cruise as we were going with our parents who are older people and need help in many ways. She said the service was great and the food was excellent and the itinerary ... Read more
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Lorna Doone
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
57 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We just returned from Oceania's Riveria 17 day cruise(Medieval Meanderings) from Barcelona to Rome. This was actually two cruises combined - July 3 cruise Barcelona to Lisbon and July 10 cruise Lisbon to Rome. This was our 5th Oceania ... Read more
Sirat
Member Since 2006
1 review
70 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Oceania offered a trip to ports which interested us, with a reputation for fine service. In most aspects, we were very satisfied. The cabin was commodious and well furnished, with a full bed, love seat, desk, two large closets, and a ... Read more
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LoneCH
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Very nice cruiseship, a little on the small side, but nice. Cabin (9 floor) with veranda was also nice, welcoming champagne (and yes it was champagne, not sparkling wine). 3 excursions was included in the price. Lots of speciality ... Read more
stanleywang
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
to see Spain coast and Morocco. We came one day early to make sure catching the cruise. it seemed a bad idea staying in it assigned hotel Barcelona Hilton, not only charged double for 2 persons in one room, but had very poor ... Read more
donart
Member Since 2008
1 review
11 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We chose the cruise, as we always do, because of the itinerary and because we love Oceania's larger ships with the 4 specialty restaurants and larger bathrooms. Oceania included 6 free excursions and though we have rarely taken ship ... Read more
morugged
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
This was our first cruise. We chose this cruise line and this particular cruise based on a recommendation of my college alumni association (through a brochure we received in the mail. The travel company they used for this cruise was ... Read more
Beach Traveler
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
My husband and I traveled for our anniversary to the ports of Amalfi, Sardinia, Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona, Marseille and Monto Carlo. We had been on Carnival and Celebrity cruises twenty years prior and decided we were not "cruise ... Read more

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rutie
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
11 helpful votes
We have previously cruised with Oceania in October of 2012 and the ship was not able to get into the Amalfi Coast or Taromina due to rough waters. We booked this cruise in June hoping that we would be able to see the Amalfi Coast. This ... Read more
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tkarpinski
Member Since 2012
1 review
3 forum posts
23 helpful votes
Excellent things - ship very clean, well laid out - cabin very functional - excellent food selection - free water and soft drinks in room - good lounge entertainment (house band, string quartet - SERVICE SPECTACULAR ... Read more
Stevelex56
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
3 forum posts
24 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
This was our second Oceania cruise, having sailed on the Marina on a Baltic cruise last year. The Riviera is a carbon copy of the Marina in floor plan and every bit as beautiful. We chose cabin 9050 (which is the A3 Concierge level) and it ... Read more
PinotMama
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 forum posts
10 helpful votes
We had a very enjoyable time on the Riviera ship. First class cabin service and excellent food. We felt the service in the dining rooms was a bit rushed -- within a couple of minutes of being seated they were wanting to take your order ... Read more
Jpejmill
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
It was a package offered by the Purdue Alumni. Also on the cruise were groups from Central Michigan University, and the Naval Academy. We spent a three day pre-cruise tour of Rome and we are very glad we did. It is an amazing city to ... Read more

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barb23
Member Since 2016
1 review
21 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
"The Finest Cuisine at Sea"? Well, there's the Aral Sea. The menu read, "Duck a la Orange." How Oceania could then offer up slender morsels of duck breast, with a side sauce, is a mystery; unless, perhaps, the chef ... Read more
buggins0402
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
2,963 forum posts
15 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the unique seven day point to point itinerary, from Barcelona to Rome. We are still working and like to spend some of our vacation time exploring on land, so we ended our trip exploring some areas in Italy ... Read more
cindergal38
Member Since 2015
1 review
17 helpful votes
Its an excellent value for the money compared to may upscale cruises. Everything first rate and staff could not do enough. Some of the excursions just okay but still fantastic. I'd rather they gave less excursions but better ones! The ... Read more
hughg31033
Member Since 2016
1 review
30 helpful votes
This is a cruise for more discerning foodies who want quality, service and luxury and don’t want to be herded along with thousands of other passengers on a monster ship. After reading other reviews below, two alarm bells rang in ... Read more
globob26
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
2 forum posts
My husband and I chose this cruise because of the advertised reputation of Oceania and because it embarked in Venice, which was a place we wanted to return to, and it had a stop in Antibes that would allow us to see the French Riviera for ... Read more

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