Subscribe today
Get Cruise Critic in your inbox

Riviera Cruise Review by Bucketlist12

Home > Reviews > Member Reviews > Riviera Cruise Review by Bucketlist12
Riviera
Riviera
Member Name: Bucketlist12
Cruise Date: October 2012
Embarkation: other
Destination: Western Mediterranean
Cabin Category: 4A
Cabin Number: 9024
Booking Method: Local Travel Agency
See More About: Riviera Cruise Reviews | Western Mediterranean Cruise Reviews | Oceania Cruise Deals
Member Rating   5.0 out of 5+
Dining 5+
Public Rooms 5+
Cabins 5+
Entertainment 4.0
Spa & Fitness 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 3.0
Embarkation 5+
Service 5+
Value-for-Money 5+
Rates 3.0
Write a cruise review!

Show the Lowest Price
Departure Month
Please select at least one vendor.
Avoya Travel
LuxuryCruiseConnections
Expedia
CruiseDirector.com
iCruise.com
Direct Line Cruises
Cruise.com
Priceline.com
LuxuryOnly.com
American Discount Cruises
Sponsored Links:

red arrow
red arrow


Ship Facts: Riviera Review (by Cruise Critic!) | Riviera Deck Plans
Oceania's Riviera - Magnificant
We booked Oceania Riviera's Accent On Italy cruise as a complete package, including air, hotel, transfers and most all our tours. From the time we got off our plane in Rome, Oceania took over and it was clear sailing from there on. We opted for the Marriott Grande Flora in Rome. It was a wonderful 4 star hotel. The transfers from airport to hotel and hotel to ship were comfortable, on time and the personnel very courteous. At the port embarkation was effortless.

The ship is amazing. Beautiful beyond belief, but yet very welcoming. The personnel were extremely courteous, helpful and personable. The ship is immaculate, as was our stateroom. We had a concierge balcony stateroom which was lovely, roomy and very comfortable. The bedding is unbelievable. We had four suitcases full of clothing and shoes and everything fit into the closets and drawers. Amazing!!!

The restaurants definitely lived up to expectations. The food was wonderful. Everything was fresh. The restaurant we liked least was the Grand Ballroom. Although I am not a buffet lover, we found that the way the buffet was run (with the staff serving), and the amount of choices on the menu, including the various stations, was much more to our liking. Who can turn down steak, lobster, shrimp and crab every night! The specialty restaurants were a dream.

We booked most of our tours with Oceania. Some were great, some were terrible. The tour in Venice "Hidden Treasures of Venice", was the worst. The guide spent 25 minutes discussing a Renaissance painting. Then they had all they could do to keep the tour together and not lose anyone. Oceania really needs to offer smaller tours in Venice. This was our bucket list trip to Europe. We are so glad we booked it with Oceania.

Publication Date: 11/15/12
More Riviera Cruise Reviews

Read the previous Riviera review Read the next Riviera review

Like This Review?



More Western Mediterranean Cruise Reviews
Cruise Critic's Riviera Review
Oceania Cruise Deals
Oceania Message Board
Write a cruise review!
About UsAdvertisingEditorial DisclaimerPress
PrivacySite MapStoreSubscribe
X

Thank You For Signing Up!

Please Note: To ensure delivery of your free e-letters, please add news@cruisecritic.com to your address book.

We're committed to protecting your privacy and will not rent or sell your e-mail address. By proceeding, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.