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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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340 Oceania Riviera Cruise Reviews

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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
9 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
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
80 forum posts
6 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
5 reviews
81 forum posts
2 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote
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
2 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote
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
1,022 forum post
5 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
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
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
2 helpful votes
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
2 helpful votes
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
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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Jardine
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote
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
2 helpful votes
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
266 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
2 helpful votes
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
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
1 helpful vote
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
HappyTravelMidwest
Member Since 2014
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
My husband and I have sailed many times with Windstar, Seabourn, Azamara, Cunard, Celebrity, and Holland America. This was the worst cruise we have ever experienced. From the moment of embarkation, seemingly simple requests were met with ... Read more
Anchor Light
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
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
2 helpful votes
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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