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Riviera Cruise Review by Nursenort: Outstanding


Nursenort
1 Review
Member Since 2012
5 Posts

Member Rating

Cabin 5.5
Dining 5.5
Embarkation 5.5
Enrichment Activities 5.0
Entertainment 3.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation Not Rated
Public Rooms 5.5
Rates 5.0
Service 5.5
Shore Excursions 4.0
Value for Money 5.0

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Outstanding

Sail Date: March 2013
Destination: Southern Caribbean
Embarkation: Miami

From being picked up at the airport through embarkation to sitting down to lunch took only 1 3/4 hrs. Cabins were ready by 3 pm with luggage a short time later.outstanding.
Food in all restaurants continues to be the highlight of this cruise line. Having been on two smaller ships we were a little apprehensive about cruising on a larger ship. We both agreed we did not feel any effects of doubling passenger numbers. No waiting for anything in restaurants or elevators which speaks to plenty of open spaces & larger restaurants. Never once did service suffer.
The larger cabins on Riviera are fabulous. Bathrooms are lovely except for a very small shower. A large walk-in shower would have been more practical.
Having extra self service laundromats on this ship is a huge improvement.
The only disappointment were some excursions. Oceania excursions tend to be very costly so when one does not meet their standards it is disappointing. Constructive comments were made & More acknowledged from mid cruise evaluations. However no compensation was offered. A second excursion involving a catamaran ride in St Lucia was also disappointing due to extreme safety issues when leaving the boat to swim.
I would hope Oceania staff would evaluate their excursions before offering them at very costly prices. We will book our own tours from this point on.
I would still recommend Oceania as great value in all areas, except for their excursions. Less


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Port and Shore Excursions


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