Oceania Riviera Cruise Reviews

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sleigh1
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was our 2nd ever cruise, the first being 3 nights for my wife to decide if it was for her. Oceania Riviera is an amazing ship from end to end. We had a Penthouse Suite on deck 10. The size was at least as good as many 5 star hotels ... Read more
Airspeed
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We went on a seven night cruise aboard the Riviera stopping in Key West, Trujillo (Honduras), Belize City (Belize), and Cozumel (Mexico). This was our first cruise ever (as a child I had once done an Atlantic crossing, but this was back in ... Read more
rherak69@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
43 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We received a email one day before cruise that our boarding would be delayed 1 hour because the ship had experienced the norovirus on the previous cruise and they were going to sanitize the ship. After two days a sea, the ship had 119 ... Read more
Leopard74
Member Since 2012
1 review
28 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We went on the 10-day Mayan Mystique cruise onboard the Riviera. We had no problems or issues with the embarkation process. Our cabin was clean and we had a great cabin steward. We enjoyed the movie selections on the TV and the ... Read more
luvdawaves
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
12 helpful votes
This was our first cruise on Oceania. Our first cruise in about seven years. Previously on Holland America and Celebrity multiple times. The Riviera and Oceania exceeded our expectations. We had read many reviews before our trip, some ... Read more
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aztocalifornia
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
73 forum posts
8 helpful votes
It's unfortunate the norovirus was onboard as it was not a good start to this cruise. We were prepared though and thanked cruise critic message board for letting us know about the prior cruise , letter from CDC and to contact our travel ... Read more
Zebra2
Member Since 2016
1 review
41 helpful votes
Their are several reasons not to cruise with Oceania, especially on the Riveria. 1. Multiple norovirus outbreaks, 3 outbreaks since Dec. 2015. The latest one on March 20th. This is shortly after the massive CDC supervised cleaning ... Read more
meerkats
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
8 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
I will not repeat what others have written. Our second trip with Oceania and flown out from the UK to the ship. Due to the unforeseeable circumstances previously we had been told about the problems beforehand by our travel agent so there ... Read more
no1superteach
Member Since 2016
1 review
24 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
CRUISE ON THE OCEANIA RIVERIA DEPARING FEB 22, 2016. CABIN 7122 I have waited some time to reflect on this cruise, calm down and get over my disappointment and disgust. This was to be my first luxury cruise. As it turned out it was the ... Read more
laurimaitland
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
17 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Yes this was our first cruise, not just with Oceania but ever so we came into the experience with no expectations other than the high recommendations made by friends who had sailed on Riviera before. We did get notification prior to ... Read more
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AP Traveller
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
We left England on 20th Feb after an overnight hotel stay at Heathrow, flew to Miami for a stay in the Hilton Hotel which was a restful overnight stop before our cruise the next day. We have travelled on Riviera 2 years ago and had a ... Read more
HeatherInFlorida
Member Since 2003
8 reviews
12,756 forum posts
23 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Not really ..... If you've been on an Oceania ship and Dottie was your CD, you just smiled. Coming here to write this review I made the mistake of clicking on 2 of the most recent Riviera reviews and find myself wishing I could remember ... Read more
515kitty
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
286 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Now we just got home. And we also were on the first sailing after a complete scrub down since a noro virus out break. 177 cases to CDC. Notified prior by Oceania that our boarding would be at 2 pm instead of 1pm due to the scrub down. Now ... Read more
emmad
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
7 forum posts
18 helpful votes
We thought we would spend some extra money and book a highly rated cruise line with great service and food and amenities. Our expectations were shattered with this cruise! In a nutshell, this cruise line is too darn expensive for what we ... Read more
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vharris
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Right before the cruise, we received a letter stating that a certain percentage of the people were sick on the previous cruise and we could expect embarkation delays. Oh Boy! That was only the HALF of it. Embarkation was ok, with only ... Read more
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riviera-virus
Member Since 2016
1 review
25 helpful votes
This was a follow on cruise from two previous cruises affected by Noro virus. This was my 15th cruise on a variety of cruise lines but my first on Oceania. We took this cruise on the recommendation of a relative who had previous ... Read more
Cruisinforfun101
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Let me preface this review with a little background information. Last year we took a similar eastern Caribbean cruise on the Riviera in early February. It was a fantastic trip and the reason we booked again for this year. We have cruised ... Read more
MV400
Member Since 2005
5 reviews
30 forum posts
20 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was our third cruise with Oceania, and the second for the couple traveling with us. Combined we have completed about 20 cruises. We have recommended Oceania to friends and family. I would consider all 4 of us Oceania "cheer ... Read more
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lapsnyc
Member Since 2016
1 review
30 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Have to say. OCEANIA, honestly made our holiday " the holiday from hell..." Understand the NORO outbreak & the measures taken to help. At any time did they do try to make our life more comfortable or help. No staff. ... Read more
ckclee
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
What a great ship this is! I feel sad to read that some people blame the cruise line for the virus that spread though some passengers. I watched people refuse to use hand sanitizer before entering food venues, being incredibly rude about ... Read more
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ed36
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
This was my 4th or 5th Oceania cruise, over the past 7-8 years. On the whole, experience has shown that the smaller ships (Nautica, Regatta) are distinctly better than the larger ones (Marina, Riviera). Still, this most recent experience ... Read more
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Travel Officianado
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
We have been on 23 cruises and a variety of cruise lines including, Seabourn, Silver Seas, Crystal and Celebrity and Cunard, so we feel qualified to compare and comment. This was our second Oceania cruise, the first being on Regatta from ... Read more
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
2 helpful votes
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
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