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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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296 Oceania Riviera Cruise Reviews

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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
230 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
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

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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
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
34,705 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
2 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
411 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
Torbsboy
Member Since 2012
1 review
28 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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

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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
1 helpful vote
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
0 helpful votes
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
meerkats
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Overall very pleased. The food was plentiful but served luke warm all the time except in Red Ginger and Jacques. The Grand Dining room was very impressive but if you sat with others, by the time the meal was served, again luke warm. The ... Read more
Goldenera
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Standards onboard were excellent, we have sailed 7 times now with them and have always had brilliant food and service second to none. Ship is as beautiful now as she was 3 years ago. A lovely feeling throughout the ship. A lot of ... Read more

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Sandyliret
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Our first experience and we could not be more pleased! The ship was spectacular, the service was outstanding and the amenities were the top of the line. The food was more than expected, and we are from New Orleans, in fact it was very ... Read more
havegunwilltravel
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We travel with a group of eight, both family, and friends. It was our third time on Riviera, and we requested our butler, Sonu, from the prior cruises. He met us as we boarded, and asked what we would be needing that first day. Great ... Read more
wannaberetired
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
267 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed with a group of 8 on this cruise. While there were issues with port time changes after final payment was made, Oceania's commitment to service and excellent food remains the same. I would have given a 5 star review if there were ... Read more
Tsunami74
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
14 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
How I would describe the whole ship is "understated elegance" including the public areas and cabins. It is a very beautiful and relaxing surrounding. Our regular concierge (A2) cabin was a generous size with appealing ... Read more
bobanddenise
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Just returned from a Med.cruise on the Riviera. The calibre of the food was a gourmet's delight. Couldn't fault it at all. Staff very friendly, state rooms more than adequate with excellent beds, shore venues well chosen. Entertainment ... Read more

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