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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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harryw
Member Since 2003
3 reviews
1,010 forum post
4 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
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

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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
Jardine
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
Boarding in Miami was long and tedious because the ship arrived from Barcelona with a Norwalk outbreak and cleaning/disinfecting/sanitizing took a long time. After leaving Miami there were multiple outbreaks of Gastro-Intestinal everyday ... Read more
steve1235
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Embarkation - This was horrific. At first all was being done orderly with numbers being announced. Mid way through the process this stopped and the announcement was made for everyone to board. The terminal was packed still with people and ... Read more
psychopharmacist
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This reviewer and his wife are seasoned cruisers. This was our first time with Oceania. We are in our early 60's. The Staff was incredible, faced with potentially overwhelming demands on the staff's times as the entire ship was treated ... Read more
Cruseforme
Member Since 2014
1 review
236 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
We were on the Riviera for 20 days beginning 12/2, which was directly after the main Noro outbreak, and spent 19 more days in Code Red status (no sugar, salt/pepper, creamers,no pastries in Concierge lounge...no culinary classes except for ... Read more

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Act 3
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
We recently returned from a 10 night eastern Caribbean cruise on Oceania Riviera. This was a make up cruise from last year's disaster on the Insignia ship where an engine exploded. This ship was so much better (and not just because it ... Read more
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luvtravels
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
By way of introduction, we have been fortunate to take over 35 cruises beginning with the "Love Boat" in the early seventies. We have been on twelve cruise lines so think we have a good overall picture. The recently completed ... Read more
Prouss1
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I always find it useful to explain who the author is before we dive into my review. I have sailed on over 150 cruises and we are a younger couple 30s. We have done everything from Crystal all the way down to Carnival and everything in ... Read more
Anchor Light
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
This was our 17th cruise - 4th on Oceania. The food was very good for the most part and in perfect portions for multiple-course meals (with the exception of perhaps one overzealous cook who seemed to greatly overcook the fish fillets ... Read more
Artruro
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
Very disappointed in this cruise. The ship is wonderful, the crew was very effective - if not the best I have ever seen, but I was very disappointed in being turned away from Bemuda due to a "norovirus" outbreak. No ... Read more

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wristband
Member Since 2000
3 reviews
579 forum posts
1 helpful vote
First, we have been on ten O cruises (over 30 total) so there are grounds for a fair comparison and constructive criticism. The cruise as a whole was disappointing and in many respects discouraging. As long-time fans of Oceania, we ... Read more
kazu
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
34,819 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Having cruised on NCL, Celebrity, Princess, Disney and Holland America LIne (cruise line of choice of late), we were looking forward to our experience on Riviera and our "step up" from mass market lines to Premier cruising on O. ... Read more
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retired55plus
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
We were aboard the Riviera for the Transatlantic crossing Barcelona to Miami. We have done 10 previous cruises but this was our first cruise with Oceania and we were expecting a special experience as we were celebrating my husbands ... Read more
dibel
Member Since 2012
1 review
65 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Having cruised many lines previously but not Oceania, we eagerly looked forward to our first, which was the transatlantic cruise from Barcelona to Miami. While it was probably the worst cruise I've ever been on, I will endeavor to state ... Read more
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travelingduo
Member Since 2004
5 reviews
412 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Just returned from the 11/18 Transatlantic sailing onboard the Riviera. The ship is beautiful, the crew was attentive, and to food was good. Warning: If you are an O cheerleader and don’t want to read anything negative about O, ... Read more

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Torbsboy
Member Since 2012
1 review
28 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
We had an amazing experience on Marina in 2013 when we went to Brazil. The ship was fantastic and the service was first rate. Our butler was exceptional and kept in touch with us on a daily basis. I still have a little wooden parrot at ... Read more
queuetip
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
58 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
This was our second cruise on Oceania, sixteenth in total. We loved the ship. The Riviera is beautiful, almost new, and rides like a dream. We took advantage of a summer promotion to book a penthouse suite at a veranda minisuite price. ... Read more
Caesar
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
158 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was our first cruise on Oceania and it will be the last. This was our 37th cruise. We chose Oceania as it was my birthday, and my sister's 45 wedding anniversary. 1 - Embarkation in Venice was excellent. 2 - Cabin was excellent ... Read more
Scottish Sinophile
Member Since 2013
1 review
15 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
This was our third sailing with Oceania and our second on the Riviera. They hit the sweet spot for us being upscale but not pretentious. This time we had cabin 10064 which is a concierge level veranda stateroom. While we enjoyed the ... Read more
KS_Meadowlark
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was my first cruise with Oceania Cruise Lines. I have sailed with Carnival and Princess in the past. I was so impressed by first, the information provided by Oceania concerning our embarkation, the excursions available, the ... Read more

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