Oceania Riviera Cruise Reviews

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MadamII
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Just returned last night from a 12 night Mediterranean cruise on the Riviera. Overall the cruise was excellent. Ports of call were a great variety and a couple were hidden gems that I would never have considered visiting previously. ... Read more
Madame croisiere
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We cruised with Oceania for the first time last May because many friends had experienced Oceania and recommended Oceania Cruise Line. We did benefit from many specials starting with free internet, some free excursions, free gratuities. ... Read more
madi59269@aol.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We had a Penthouse Balcony Suite and the closet space and bathroom space were excellent. The Butler service was a nice perk, but we were somewhat disappointed that the laundry pressing was very limited to 3 garments each. We would also ... Read more
dojies
Member Since 2013
1 review
8 helpful votes
The Riviera cruise (Oceania) was very satisfying on a number of levels, because of what they call ‘enrichment experiences’. On a culinary level, there is a choice between speciality restaurants serving some exceptional food ... Read more
cruisercn
Member Since 2015
1 review
74 forum posts
6 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
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teddiern
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
I wanted just to get away and see something that I hadn't seen before. We did a pre-cruise to Machu Picchu and it was awesome! On board the ship was small and intimate. There was a variety of dining areas that were included in the ... Read more
rprachesky
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 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
28 forum posts
11 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
7 reviews
753 forum posts
18 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
30 forum posts
17 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
5 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
6 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
53 forum posts
9 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
339 forum posts
22 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
JonconOH
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
162 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We selected this cruise for our 15th cruise on Oceania, looking forward to receiving our Oceania Club Gold status. In addition, this cruise would take us to a couple of new ports and back to others we had not revisited. To alleviate the ... Read more
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Ken the cruiser
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
320 forum posts
24 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
23 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
10 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
28 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
34 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
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Toronto Travelover
Member Since 2010
1 review
2 forum posts
31 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
21 forum posts
23 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
22 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
61 forum posts
57 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
16 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
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