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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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316 Oceania Riviera Cruise Reviews

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PinotMama
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 forum posts
3 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
0 forum posts
3 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
barb23
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 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
2,898 forum posts
7 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
0 forum posts
8 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

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hughg31033
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
16 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
Rustyharpoon
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We were somewhat sceptical taking this cruise, due to an unpleasant experience on another cruise line. Friends sailed with Oceania about two years ago and assured us we would enjoy it. Oceania did not disappoint. The food is great, and ... Read more
MadamII
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Just returned last night from a 12 night Mediterranean cruise on the Riviera. Overall the cruise was excellent. Ports of call were a great variety and a couple were hidden gems that I would never have considered visiting previously. ... Read more
dojies
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The Riviera cruise (Oceania) was very satisfying on a number of levels, because of what they call ‘enrichment experiences’. On a culinary level, there is a choice between speciality restaurants serving some exceptional food ... Read more
cruisercn
Member Since 2015
1 review
67 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This cruise was an extension offer from Oceania. We added it to a Miami to Athens booking and received credits on airfare not needed for a back-to-back cruise. This also gave us an opportunity to do a day tour in Greece during the ... Read more

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rprachesky
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
14 helpful votes
I was interested in the ports especially Istanbul and was very disappointed when they changed Istanbul as the final destination to Athens. It was for security reasons so really can't blame Oceania. The cruise was real good but decided ... Read more
Travelin'Two
Member Since 2016
1 review
26 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We chose this cruise due to the itinerary, the time of year, the excellent value offered by a repositioning cruise and our precious experience traveling with Oceania on both the Riviera and the Regatta. Note that we disembarked in ... Read more
Nebraska Fan
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
735 forum posts
9 helpful votes
This was our first cruise on Oceania since it was purchased by Norwegian Cruise Line. We wondered if the service and food might decline. Their was no need for concern as the food is still the best at sea, service was excellent and the ... Read more
Irish1010
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
27 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
This is my sixth cruise, all on Oceania. We chose a transatlantic cruise because we wanted a relaxing two weeks without guilt...we could lie in the sun and read, or participate in shipboard activities without fear of missing something in ... Read more
winebob
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I had always wanted to try a TA cruise and this was a perfect opportunity. It turned out even better than my expectations. The greatest aspect was the leisurely pace, not having to get up early in the morning for a shore excursion, ... Read more

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Shilla
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
The Riviera was highly recommended to us. It was our 2nd cruise with Oceania (Insignia, before), and I should have known better. My husband and I go cruising to relax, have nice meals with good service, and then dance the night ways! ... Read more
Funeral Director
Member Since 2010
1 review
44 forum posts
8 helpful votes
My wife found the cruise from a brochure for Oceania and talked 6 of us into going. Our first time aboard any Oceania vessel. We were very pleased! No NORO, after a discussion on cruise critic roll call of this cruise and some ... Read more
cassandra44
Member Since 2006
9 reviews
330 forum posts
20 helpful votes
Having had a wonderful experience on the Marina on a recent South Pacific cruise we decided to do an east-bound transatlantic on Riviera, her sister ship, sailing from Miami on April 11 and arriving in Barcelona on April 25. This was ... Read more
OceaniaBuffs
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
151 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2016
We selected this cruise for our 15th cruise on Oceania, looking forward to receiving our Oceania Club Gold status. In addition, this cruise would take us to a couple of new ports and back to others we had not revisited. To alleviate the ... Read more
Ken the cruiser
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
9 forum posts
18 helpful votes
This was our second cruise on the Riviera and we were so looking forward to the food, playing tennis, golf and croquet on the forward sports deck and taking art and culinary classes when we were at sea. We also had high expectations for ... Read more

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Mooville931
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
19 helpful votes
This was our third cruise with Oceania, first on Riveria (probably our last), second with Marina. We were very excited about this cruise because the ports of call were different from any we had taken in the past, especially Aruba. Lo and ... Read more
jim@kashprod.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Riviera is a perfect size ship being very easy to get around. Amazingly for it's relatively small size, it boasts a total of 14 musicians (excellent), 11 singers/dancers (all exceptional), and very entertaining shows. The 9:45 show time ... Read more
Cruiselover51
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
23 helpful votes
We have almost 300 days at sea with Cunard, Crystal, Hollande America, Celebrity, Royal Carribean, Princess, Norwegian and Oceania! This first Cruise with Oceania was a complete disapointment. Food was just ok not the ´best food ... Read more
Mr. Manhattan
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
33 helpful votes
The mark of a good company isn't that it never makes a mistake. It's what it does when things go wrong. We recognize that bad things happen to good companies. But good companies find a way to try and achieve a sense of satisfaction. ... Read more
Toronto Travelover
Member Since 2010
1 review
2 forum posts
27 helpful votes
We are 4 time cruisers on Oceania, 3 times on Riviera and 1 time on Marina. We LOVED Oceania! But this cruise was a huge disappointment!! First up was the food.. they advertise that its for foodies of which we are.. we did love their ... Read more

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