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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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298 Oceania Riviera Cruise Reviews

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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
emmad
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
7 forum posts
14 helpful votes
We thought we would spend some extra money and book a highly rated cruise line with great service and food and amenities. Our expectations were shattered with this cruise! In a nutshell, this cruise line is too darn expensive for what we ... Read more
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vharris
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Right before the cruise, we received a letter stating that a certain percentage of the people were sick on the previous cruise and we could expect embarkation delays. Oh Boy! That was only the HALF of it. Embarkation was ok, with only ... Read more
riviera-virus
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
20 helpful votes
This was a follow on cruise from two previous cruises affected by Noro virus. This was my 15th cruise on a variety of cruise lines but my first on Oceania. We took this cruise on the recommendation of a relative who had previous ... Read more
Cruisinforfun101
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Let me preface this review with a little background information. Last year we took a similar eastern Caribbean cruise on the Riviera in early February. It was a fantastic trip and the reason we booked again for this year. We have cruised ... Read more

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MV400
Member Since 2005
5 reviews
29 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was our third cruise with Oceania, and the second for the couple traveling with us. Combined we have completed about 20 cruises. We have recommended Oceania to friends and family. I would consider all 4 of us Oceania "cheer ... Read more
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lapsnyc
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
28 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Have to say. OCEANIA, honestly made our holiday " the holiday from hell..." Understand the NORO outbreak & the measures taken to help. At any time did they do try to make our life more comfortable or help. No staff. ... Read more
ckclee
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
What a great ship this is! I feel sad to read that some people blame the cruise line for the virus that spread though some passengers. I watched people refuse to use hand sanitizer before entering food venues, being incredibly rude about ... Read more
ed36
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
This was my 4th or 5th Oceania cruise, over the past 7-8 years. On the whole, experience has shown that the smaller ships (Nautica, Regatta) are distinctly better than the larger ones (Marina, Riviera). Still, this most recent experience ... Read more
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Travel Officianado
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We have been on 23 cruises and a variety of cruise lines including, Seabourn, Silver Seas, Crystal and Celebrity and Cunard, so we feel qualified to compare and comment. This was our second Oceania cruise, the first being on Regatta from ... Read more

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muchty
Member Since 2013
1 review
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Let me start by saying Riviera is a beautiful ship. The staff are exceptionally well trained, friendly, very willing to please and the food is simply the best at sea. So why you may wonder have I given an average rating? Simply the ... Read more
sheri75
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2016
This was my first Oceania cruise. I had cruised on Regent to the Mediterranean several years ago and was encouraged to try Oceania. The purpose of this trip was to see the Mayan ruins and to sail in some warm weather. Well, unfortunately ... Read more
carter117
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
The change in management of the cruise line could not be more evident. This was our second time on Riviera in a penthouse suite. We did not expect there to be a difference in the experience as we were completely happy the last time(2014). ... Read more
TJSinCT
Member Since 2009
1 review
12 forum posts
0 helpful votes
First time on Oceania but long time cruisers, our 25th cruise. Picked Oceania because we were tired of Celebrity and realized we were only sailing on it for the Elite plus perks. Oceania is indeed a step up from Celebrity in my opinion. ... Read more
Annalise
Member Since 2002
9 reviews
68 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This is the first cruise I've been on in which it improved with each day. At first, I had misgivings & couldn't see any differences, but the overall service and attention to detail soon became apparent. The ship is beautifully ... Read more

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surfcitygirl
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
76 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We just completed the Mayan Mystique cruise and thoroughly enjoyed it. We had sailed on the Riviera in 2012 when she was new and she looks as great as she did then. Riviera is probably the most physically beautiful, elegant and attractive ... Read more
Pragmatiste
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We booked the Concierge Level upgrade for the Mayan Mistique cruise. First the pluses: - Lovely ship, elegant, well appointed mid-sized, never felt crowded, spacious verandah cabin and bathroom, lots of little 'extras' in the cabin ... Read more
Jacqueline34
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Slightly apprehensive as I was somewhat immobile for this trip.... and we were reliant on what the ship had to offer because we could not do any excursions or even get off the ship unless we were moored up as opposed to having to tender in ... Read more
Catsom7
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I went on my first Oceania cruise in January 2016. I met lovely people. I had some really great foods. And the service from bartenders, wait staff and crew was courteous, friendly and helpful. The cabin was neat, well-maintained and ... Read more
harryw
Member Since 2003
3 reviews
1,008 forum post
3 helpful votes
We started cruising with O five years ago. This was our eight O cruise, and fourth on the Riviera. As embarkation day approached, optimism was turning to apprehension after a flurry of negative CC posts about a prior Riviera cruise, ... Read more

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Granddan2
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Was our second cruise on Oceania. The food, accommodations, and employees were top notch. We were upset about three issues. Not sure if it were my travel agent or the cruise line had the poor communications 1. 20 hours of port time ... Read more
Dr. Dave
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
Pros: 1. Food was outstanding. 5-star restaurant quality in the specialty restaurants. 2. Common areas very nice, such as impressive library area, nice fitness room, etc. Cons: 1. Web site makes it so difficult to sign up for ... Read more
Rmrands
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Don't get me wrong we had a good time because we had 11 family members and a gang of friends onboard. We are all Crystal veterans giving Oceania a try because they had a much better Christmas itinerary than Crystal this year. Embarkation ... Read more
cmackpmp
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We embarked on our honeymoon cruise after being told this cruise would have a higher percentage of older people and no kids. We thought this sounded great. We signed up for prepaid gratuities, free airfare from LA, onboard credit, a $750 ... Read more
Tucksfun
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Service was below average on this cruise! Cabin was comfortable.Fitness are good. Gambling was closed for the first few days. Tours were miles from ship which would have been ok if they were planned properly. Crew seemed confused most ... Read more

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