Oceania Riviera Cruise Reviews

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TerryAB
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
This was our first Oceania cruise and the Riviera certainly met our expectations. Embarkation was smooth and quick. Our cabin was ready shortly after we boarded and the luggage appeared right afterwards. Dining was superb. The ... Read more
Cynchaslo
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 forum posts
My father has cruised with Oceania before and really favors the larger ships, the Riviera or the Marina. This was my first cruise with Oceania. There was a mix up in the beginning whenuor beds were not separated even though I had calledb ... Read more
Columbusga
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
We found an ad in Travel & Leisure about this Mediterranean cruise on Oceania's Riviera. This was our first cruise, and what a delight it turned out to be! The ship is relatively new, and all public and private areas were spotless and ... Read more
siterod
Member Since 2017
1 review
1. The state room was nicely appointed and our state room attendant was very good. 2. We did not participate in any of the ship board activities so can not comment on entertainment. 3. We were satisfied with the quality of all ... Read more
kkmiausa
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
79 forum posts
I chose this cruise based on the itinerary as well as my past experience with the Marina about 3 years ago on a Baltic Cruise which was beyond fabulous. I highly recommended this cruise to my friends and 3 of them accompanied us on this ... Read more
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JoCruzer
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 forum posts
We celebrated our Anniversary on this wonderful cruise from Venice to Barcelona with stops in 10 ports and 7 countries. Oceania provided us excellent gourmet food with their specialty restaurants as well as the Terrace restaurant and the ... Read more
Kathy1973
Member Since 2017
1 review
This was our 6th cruise in the last 8 years. Three cruises have been on Celebrity and 3 on Oceania. First let me say that we have had good experiences on both. However, up until this last cruise I would have put Oceania in a clear ... Read more
LDEE
Member Since 2009
11 reviews
8 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was our 18th cruise, having cruised aboard most of the major lines (Princess, RCCL,Holland America) and we found the Rivieria to be the most comfortable and relaxing ship we have been aboard. Our balcony cabin on the 8th deck had ... Read more
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doxielover47
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 forum posts
Sailed April 2017
We had a wonderful experience with both Oceania as well as our alumni travel group. We spent two days in Athens before boarding the ship which we highly encourage others to do who have long flights. It helps to reset your internal clock ... Read more
bob12and35
Member Since 2013
1 review
6 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
I’m going to focus on just a few issues and explain our perspective, as that may help you decide how relevant our opinions are to you. This is by far the biggest ship we’ve ever cruised on. Our experience has been with ... Read more
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texaslover
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
21 forum posts
9 helpful votes
My husband and I have cruised many, many times on different cruise lines. This was our first Oceania cruise and chose this particular cruise because the Riviera has a good reputation and this 17 Day cruise spent 3 days in Israel - in ... Read more
delee78
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
We cruised on the Riviera from 19 April through 29 April for the Sacred Sanctuaries itinerary. We cruised on other lines in the past, but decided to try Oceania for the stop in Israel and the particular stateroom that we selected. We ... Read more
ShipShapely
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We chose this ship and cruise because of the itinerary - great combination of three days in Israel plus Greek Islands. Also, we are foodies and had heard the food was great, and finally, we do not like a super large ship or one that caters ... Read more
Bentley Opera
Member Since 2012
1 review
6 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We wanted to find some sun and liked the itinerary detailed for this cruise. We have been on the Riviera's sister ship the Marina and knew it was exactly the same size and also had the same Speciality Dining options which we had previously ... Read more
DTE333
Member Since 2008
1 review
9 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We recently completed the transatlantic cruise on Riviera from Miami to Barcelona. The boarding process was set up in a temporary tent, though not as professional a set up, the staff got the job done, quickly and efficiently. The ship ... Read more
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abarn55
Member Since 2007
1 review
95 forum posts
We had a great Butler. Specialty restaurants were excellent. Buffet dinners were excellent. Main dining room a step below but good. Embarkation and disembarkation went very smoothly. Suite was excellent. Would like to have seen 2 ... Read more
gbucky
Member Since 2010
6 reviews
51 forum posts
Sailed March 2017
I chose to do a transatlantic cruise on the Riviera because it has a Resident Artist. The program surpassed my expectations. Noel Suarez is a masterful artist and teacher . Being in the art class was a major investment of time but worth ... Read more
PegasusGM
Member Since 2008
13 reviews
452 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
The food was excellent, the service was wonderful, But Oceania did not get us the two gift cards from our daughter that they assured we would get that day. Despite repeated requests to meet with Damien Lacroix the general manager there ... Read more
cassandra44
Member Since 2006
11 reviews
354 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We had been on the Riviera on the transatlantic to Barcelona in the spring of 2016 and enjoyed it so much we decided to book again. The itinerary was different - the Azores, Tangier, Mallorca and then Barcelona but unfortunately we ... Read more
gotaluvit
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
6 helpful votes
First, this is my take, your mileage will vary and of course, even the exact same cruise a week later could be different let alone a different cruise on the same ship or the same line. We have been on ships from the largest to the ... Read more
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Mike Rott
Member Since 2015
1 review
24 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Review 2017.03.16.Oceania.Rivera All I can say is that the 10 day cruise was absolutely perfect. Check-in was simple and quick. All the food venues were outstanding. The 4 special restaurants are free, but advance ... Read more
luluder
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
other than mother nature and the weather, the service was spectacular along with the food. entertainment was better overall than other oceania cruises. one of the best values at sea! cabin and bed were extremely comfortable and quite ... Read more
Canadianvoyager
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
I would like to start this review by thanking a great couple I met, on the NCL Jade in April 2014, who first introduced me to this great resource “Cruise Critic”. Their names are Catherine and Michael from Edinburg, ... Read more
Seasabroad
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Chose this cruise as I wanted to experience the Caribbean on a smaller ship which I'd been told was a step up from Celebrity. Missed first island due to returning to Miami as someone had to be lifted off. Service slow in main restaurant ... Read more
Veraviolet
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
8 helpful votes
We chose this trip because of the itinerary and high praise from our travel agent. All I can say is that the cruise was absolutely perfect. Check-in was simple and short. All the food areas are outstanding. The 4 special restaurants are ... Read more
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