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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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296 Oceania Riviera Cruise Reviews

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cassandra44
Member Since 2006
9 reviews
330 forum posts
9 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
johncruz
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We are retired health professionals who take one cruise per year and book it months in advance so we have lots of time to anticipate it. Our recent cruise on the Riviera was ruined because of a norovirus outbreak, and now we know that it ... Read more
Ken the cruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
0 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
Mooville931
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 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
5 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

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Cruiselover51
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 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
25 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
16 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
Dusty1210
Member Since 2011
1 review
15 forum posts
17 helpful votes
My husband and I were really looking forward to taking this trip because of the ease of leaving from Miami, and we live in Florida. We've been on the Riviera three times before so knew the elegance and luxury of this ship. ... Read more
children11
Member Since 2012
1 review
46 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Well day 2 the norovirus struck the ship again. We were on this protocol the rest of the cruise even though after 10 days no new cases and down to 2 quarantined. The staff was doing their best but could never keep up. This was ... Read more

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Max2
Member Since 2012
1 review
56 forum posts
53 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Horrible time aboard. One day after boarding we are informed about Noro. Apparently 4-5th time in last 4-5 months. More are still getting sick. People today have been sick in public restrooms and Spa. Everything is being constantly ... Read more
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gee3wiz
Member Since 2008
1 review
6 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Many cruises on other lines....first cruise on Oceania. And it will be the last. The good: very good food, a beautiful ship and pleasant dining room staff. The bad: long and disorganized embarkation and disembarkation, l-o-n-g wait for ... Read more
sleigh1
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was our 2nd ever cruise, the first being 3 nights for my wife to decide if it was for her. Oceania Riviera is an amazing ship from end to end. We had a Penthouse Suite on deck 10. The size was at least as good as many 5 star hotels ... Read more
Airspeed
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We went on a seven night cruise aboard the Riviera stopping in Key West, Trujillo (Honduras), Belize City (Belize), and Cozumel (Mexico). This was our first cruise ever (as a child I had once done an Atlantic crossing, but this was back in ... Read more
rherak69@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
39 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We received a email one day before cruise that our boarding would be delayed 1 hour because the ship had experienced the norovirus on the previous cruise and they were going to sanitize the ship. After two days a sea, the ship had 119 ... Read more

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Leopard74
Member Since 2012
1 review
24 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We went on the 10-day Mayan Mystique cruise onboard the Riviera. We had no problems or issues with the embarkation process. Our cabin was clean and we had a great cabin steward. We enjoyed the movie selections on the TV and the ... Read more
luvdawaves
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This was our first cruise on Oceania. Our first cruise in about seven years. Previously on Holland America and Celebrity multiple times. The Riviera and Oceania exceeded our expectations. We had read many reviews before our trip, some ... Read more
aztocalifornia
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
73 forum posts
4 helpful votes
It's unfortunate the norovirus was onboard as it was not a good start to this cruise. We were prepared though and thanked cruise critic message board for letting us know about the prior cruise , letter from CDC and to contact our travel ... Read more
Zebra2
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
33 helpful votes
Their are several reasons not to cruise with Oceania, especially on the Riveria. 1. Multiple norovirus outbreaks, 3 outbreaks since Dec. 2015. The latest one on March 20th. This is shortly after the massive CDC supervised cleaning ... Read more
meerkats
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
I will not repeat what others have written. Our second trip with Oceania and flown out from the UK to the ship. Due to the unforeseeable circumstances previously we had been told about the problems beforehand by our travel agent so there ... Read more

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no1superteach
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
19 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
CRUISE ON THE OCEANIA RIVERIA DEPARING FEB 22, 2016. CABIN 7122 I have waited some time to reflect on this cruise, calm down and get over my disappointment and disgust. This was to be my first luxury cruise. As it turned out it was the ... Read more
laurimaitland
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
15 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Yes this was our first cruise, not just with Oceania but ever so we came into the experience with no expectations other than the high recommendations made by friends who had sailed on Riviera before. We did get notification prior to ... Read more
AP Traveller
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We left England on 20th Feb after an overnight hotel stay at Heathrow, flew to Miami for a stay in the Hilton Hotel which was a restful overnight stop before our cruise the next day. We have travelled on Riviera 2 years ago and had a ... Read more
HeatherInFlorida
Member Since 2003
8 reviews
12,751 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Not really ..... If you've been on an Oceania ship and Dottie was your CD, you just smiled. Coming here to write this review I made the mistake of clicking on 2 of the most recent Riviera reviews and find myself wishing I could remember ... Read more
515kitty
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
249 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Now we just got home. And we also were on the first sailing after a complete scrub down since a noro virus out break. 177 cases to CDC. Notified prior by Oceania that our boarding would be at 2 pm instead of 1pm due to the scrub down. Now ... Read more

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