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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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304 Oceania Riviera Cruise Reviews

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cruisercn
Member Since 2015
1 review
66 forum posts
3 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
rprachesky
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 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
21 forum posts
3 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
734 forum posts
3 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
10 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

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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
Shilla
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
3 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
6 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
17 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
Ken the cruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 forum posts
8 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
13 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
6 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
15 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
29 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
23 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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Dusty1210
Member Since 2011
1 review
17 forum posts
21 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
17 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
Max2
Member Since 2012
1 review
56 forum posts
55 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
11 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

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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
Leopard74
Member Since 2012
1 review
26 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
5 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

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