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Accommodating 1,250 passengers, Riviera is the newest ship in Oceania Cruises' fleet, which is made up of mostly older but beautifully refurbished and maintained vessels. (Riviera, launched in 2012, and twin ...
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348 Oceania Riviera Cruise Reviews

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wakeupcoffee
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
23 forum posts
We decided to try Oceania, normally we travel on Celebrity or one of the Royal Caribbean ships. We enjoyed the experience. It was more expensive that our other cruises. One couple felt that our cabin category should have had a larger room ... Read more
Rimmaz
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We cruised on the Riviera from Venice to Athens, 13 days cruise. Fantastic! If someone is disappointed, I am sure they were not on this cruise. The food was superb, port of call were very interesting, overall great experience. My husband ... Read more
michaelcollins
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We cruised for the first time last year and went with Oceania and chose Oceania again this year as we were so impressed previously. We were on the Marina last year and the Riviera is an identical sister ship so we felt at home (even ... Read more
sevencroft
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
Last year we cruised on the Marina & were so impressed we chose the sister ship, The Riviera, hoping for the same standard of service & food again. We were wrong, it somehow managed to surpass our expectations & step up yet ... Read more
dndscj
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Disappointed felt standards had slipped from previous cruise. Dress standards had been lowered people with jeans and t shirts allowed into grand dining room. Food also in grand dining room below expectations sent back 2 meals on the ... Read more

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Maxwell Bear
Member Since 2016
1 review
35 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We selected Oceania Riveria for their port itinerary and it did not disappoint. Fantastic rooms, excellent speciality restaurants, beautiful ship and lovely hard working staff made this a wonderful experience. We booked an A3 concierge ... Read more
Lee K
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Our previous cruises were all on Carnival ships, so the elegance and 'dignity' of the Riviera was a very pleasant change, as was the smaller ship with fewer guests. We noticed no loss of pleasant attendance by a reduced number of crew ... Read more
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SA Lou
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
We chose Oceania because of the itinerary and fares. The cruise was very good. The food and service were excellent. I was somewhat disappointed on the size of the concierge veranda suite. The suite was somewhat smaller than the suite we ... Read more
Amartlay
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
1 forum post
39 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
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
365 forum posts
23 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

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Adele's
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
2 forum posts
23 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
5 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
17 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
West Windsor girl
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
42 forum posts
12 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
7 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

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vcd
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
2 forum posts
3 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
8 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
5 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
11 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

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donart
Member Since 2008
1 review
11 forum posts
6 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
11 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
6 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
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
4 forum posts
26 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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