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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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325 Oceania Riviera Cruise Reviews

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stanleywang
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 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
morugged
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 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
0 forum posts
0 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
rutie
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
8 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
21 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

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Stevelex56
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
3 forum posts
19 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
0 forum posts
6 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
15 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
2,938 forum posts
14 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

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cindergal38
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
15 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
0 forum posts
26 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
lizzietish60
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Always enjoy sailing with Oceania. We sailed from Venice to Barcelona. Staff were most courteous and friendly as on our prior experiences with Oceania. Food was excellent at all meals, it is truly a cruise for Foodies! Their ... Read more
Rustyharpoon
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
19 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
14 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

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Madame croisiere
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We cruised with Oceania for the first time last May because many friends had experienced Oceania and recommended Oceania Cruise Line. We did benefit from many specials starting with free internet, some free excursions, free gratuities. ... Read more
madi59269@aol.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We had a Penthouse Balcony Suite and the closet space and bathroom space were excellent. The Butler service was a nice perk, but we were somewhat disappointed that the laundry pressing was very limited to 3 garments each. We would also ... Read more
dojies
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
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
5 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
teddiern
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
I wanted just to get away and see something that I hadn't seen before. We did a pre-cruise to Machu Picchu and it was awesome! On board the ship was small and intimate. There was a variety of dining areas that were included in the ... Read more

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rprachesky
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
15 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
27 forum posts
9 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
743 forum posts
16 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
15 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
5 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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