Riviera Cruise Review by desmacruise: Fantastic cruise on Oceania Riviera
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Fantastic cruise on Oceania Riviera
We are just back from a fantastic cruise on Oceania Riviera from Istanbul to Athens with stops in Nessebar (Bulgaria), Constanta (Romania) for 2 days, Batumi (Georgie), Trabzon (turkey), Sinop (Turkey), Kusadasi (Turkey). Everything was perfect from food to service by all employees. Everybody was smiling, try to help in anyway they can. Everyday was sunny and hot....perfect for visiting...
The ship itself is very beautiful, very clean. We had an interior room and it was perfect because we like to be around the pool, walking on the 14th deck or visiting around in all ports of call....The food was faboulous in every restaurants we tried (Main dining room, 4 speciality restaurants complimentary with no extra charge(Toscana, Red Ginger, Polo grill and Jacques) and the terrace cafe/wave grill).
For the ports of call (we did many excursions with the ship and it was very well organised and the guides in every excursions were very interesting and knowledgeable): More
Nessebar (Bulgaria): very nice town, small and easy to walk around (no need for an excursion);
Constanta (Romania): we did two excursions..one at the ancient city of Histria..it was a bit disappointing (not much to see) and we did one other excursion for a visit at two museums plus folkloric show and wine tasting (we really apreciated that tour);
Batumi (Georgie): very nice town and we did an excursion for the botanical garden, a fortress, a mosquee, folkloric show with a meal and we really appreciated that tour;
Trabzon (Turkey): we did a tour to the Sumela monastery, a mosquee and a beautifull house and we really enjoyed it;
Sinop (Turkey): very small town and the ship docked directly in town....so we walked around and see an old prison, ethnological museum, archeological museum, we saw an old church they were excavating and while we were there they just discover an human squeletton and we were very happy to see that discovery;
Kusadasi (Turkey): we did an excursion to Ephesus and we liked it a lot.
The embarkation and disembarkation process was very smooth. Less
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Cabin review: Riviera 9025
A very nice cabin with a lot of spaces. Mid ship cabin, ideally situated only 3 decks to walk to go up at the terrace cafe and 2 speciality restaurants...and 4 decks down for the main dining room and the 2 other speciality restaurants
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