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Riviera Cruise Review by Nursenort

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Riviera
Riviera
Member Name: Nursenort
Cruise Date: March 2013
Embarkation: Miami
Destination: Southern Caribbean
Cabin Category: B4
Cabin Number: 7050
Booking Method: Local Travel Agency
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Member Rating   5.0 out of 5+
Dining 5+
Public Rooms 5+
Cabins 5+
Entertainment 3.0
Spa & Fitness Not Rated
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 4.0
Embarkation 5+
Service 5+
Value-for-Money 5.0
Rates 5.0
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Outstanding
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 & 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.

Publication Date: 03/30/13
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