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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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297 Oceania Riviera Cruise Reviews

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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
CAIRN2
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We joined the ship in Istanbul. Embarkation was quick and smooth. Don't expect any kind of welcome in board; no senior staff or welcome drink. The ship is beautiful and the service and house staff really do a great job. Senior staff ... Read more
Kate1608
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
The Riviera is truly a magnificent ship, no expense spared in the furnishings and fittings. Everywhere on the ship is excellent, with staterooms beautifully furnished with the most comfortable beds, best quality linens and soft ... Read more
AndyandSu
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our first Oceania cruise, having used Celebrity and Cunard in the past. We booked on the basis of the itinerary (Greek Islands) and the reputation Oceania has of being a solid notch above the mass market cruises. The cruise ... Read more
corbinam
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
I should note before beginning this review that I am not Oceania's target audience. My husband and I are 30, and were some of the younger people on the boat. This doesn't mean that we didn't enjoy the cruise--we did, but the areas we ... Read more

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Ilovetotravel1967
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
to be absolutely clear: the Ship is in perfect condition, cabins are well spaced and very well equiped even with marble bathrooms. Teak Deck wherever you go. Food is outstanding (IMHO better than Azamara or Celebrity) and Specialty ... Read more
hugoc
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
Our first time with Oceania we usually cruise with Silversea. We were quite anxious with the size of the ship, but once we embarked we were overwhelmed this ship is sooooo beautiful atrium by Lallique, amazing art work, very spacious, we ... Read more
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californiacruiseluvrs
Member Since 2006
10 reviews
129 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Hello all! It's been a while since I posted much of anything on Cruise Critic, but read others reviews and comments quite frequently so thought it was time to contribute. Funny enough one of my old posts from Seabourn from almost 2 years ... Read more
hgrca
Member Since 2008
1 review
94 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We arrived a couple of days early to Venice which was unbearably hot. The day or the cruise we took a private water taxi to the port. At the port things were very disorganized and the heat made it more difficult. There were no specific ... Read more
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IvyAnn
Member Since 2013
1 review
25 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2015
This was my third Oceania cruise and my second on Riviera. I think the ship is the perfect size and its amenities fit my priorities very well. The service is really excellent, although I have had some issues with Canyon Ranch Spa's ... Read more

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Juzam72
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Hello to all who are interested, a few weeks before this cruise, we read some reviews which were less then good. This did alarm us a bit and so we did contact some people from Oceania via our travel agent. They did assure us everything ... Read more
danalbaugh55
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Went on our dream cruise that we've been planning for several years. It was my 60th birthday celebration and our 30th wedding anniversary summer. One of the appeals of Oceania was that the airlines and transfers were included in our ... Read more
Wilkins
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our first and definitely our last Oceania cruise ever. After sailing several other cruise lines we opted for Oceania mainly because the deal was good and it gave us a great change to try this product. Unfortunately we were ... Read more
swa600
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
Interesting to read other (negative) reviews of this same cruise. We found the service staff to be extremely helpful and friendly. Our housekeeper introduced herself right after boarding and thereafter greeted us by name every time we ... Read more
VCrago
Member Since 2015
1 review
18 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2015
This was our first cruise, so we had nothing to compare. However, we did our research and chose Oceania because of the great ratings. The Riviera is certainly a beautiful new ship, and our amenities were excellent in our Concierge Suite. ... Read more

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robertward
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2015
We have travelled on both Riviera and its sister ship Marina, I believe Marina has the edge in staff friendliest, attention to detail . The additional restaurants were all good with the exception of Toscana and the food ordinary at ... Read more
MobyandDick
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
69 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our first experience with O as we are avid HAL cruisers (and are very happy with them). What to really to us has made the difference is that as staff levels are higher (compared O to HAL) that this is surely noticable, from ... Read more
wristband
Member Since 2000
3 reviews
579 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Admittedly, we and others were disappointed at the itinerary changes with eliminating Tunisia and the two days in Egypt. That proved prescient as there were terrorist attacks in Tunis and, for our days in Egypt, there were attacks in Giza ... Read more
midnightlady
Member Since 2011
1 review
6 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The Good- Food and service in the Grand dining room and specialty restaurants were excellent and particularly in the Polo Grill, Red Ginger and Toscana restaurants. The Mediocre – Entertainment was very mediocre, save for ... Read more
caseum
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Before the cruise, I read some negative reviews of the quality going down after the NCL acquisition of Oceania. And the quality of their tours is not that always good. In our case, thankfully, the crew in this cruise is the best out of ... Read more

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Sprit
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
49 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
We have been sailing on the Riviera about 2,5 years ago and unfortunately we have to conclude there has been a huge decline in quality ever since. Perhaps due to the overtake by NCL? Especially the quality of food and service has gone ... Read more
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maxamize
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
42 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Background We are probably amongst the youngest Oceania loyalists (25 and 34) but we just love traveling by ship and the atmosphere and food only found on Oceania Cruises. After our ‘Mayan Mystique’ cruise on ... Read more
Bobby Miami
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our second cruise on Oceania the first one was on Marina and this latest one on Riviera, they are identical sister ships. The ship is relatively new and very attractive with good amenities including a fairly decent WiFi for a ... Read more
dgkkcruise
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
First time cruiser on Oceania. Ship was beautiful, accommodations very nice. Did not go for the concierge level, glad we did not...no real benefit, as you are not on the ship that much and we booked our own excursions prior to boarding. ... Read more
Carol 721
Member Since 2014
1 review
16 forum posts
3 helpful votes
My husband and I sailed on Oceania's 1,200 passenger ship, The Riviera, from Barcelona to Rome for 10 days in late May 2015. It was our first cruise ever and it was utterly grand in every way. In retrospect we started right at the top! ... Read more

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