Beautiful Trans-Atlantic: Riviera Cruise Review by judyrandomnumber
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The string quartet, who played outside the main dining room in the evening, got better as the cruise continued. We were told that they had not met before the first day of the cruise so they took a few days to get used to each other, but they were pretty good by the end of the cruise. A major problem with the string quartet was that the area in which they played was really a wide hallway between a bar near the casino and the dining room. It was an area where people met before dinner to talk, and so it was often difficult to hear the music.
There were two enrichment speakers on this cruise. In the past, some of the best speakers we have heard have been on Oceania cruises. However, that was not the case with this one. The talks given by one speaker speaker were very shallow (one of the other passengers called it "History for Dummies") and the other gave good information but his delivery put us to sleep.
If you are accustomed to sailing on larger ships, you will love this one. I think the speakers on a cruise ship are hit or miss, but that does make a difference to us. All-in-all, the Oceania experience is a good one. Less
Cabin review: C Deluxe Ocean View
We were in a C class ocean view stateroom, on deck 7, the lowest passenger level of the ship in the center of the ship, but without a balcony. I am always willing to trade a balcony for the greater stability of being at a low level in the center of the ship, as long as I have a window. The room was about 240 square feet with a large window. The storage was good but since we had clothes with us for 5 weeks, it was still tight. Next time we'll just plan to do more laundry. The room was well appointed, the fridge was always filled with drinks. The housekeeper provided what we asked for and took away what we didn't want. The bathroom was a bit small, and the shower was very small, but there was also a shower in the bathtub. The bathroom could have been designed better if they just left the separate shower out and had only the tub/shower. The toiletries were very nice. The bed was comfortable for watching TV but I can't remember if the sofa was well situated for that.Read All Deluxe Ocean View (C) Reviews >>
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