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363 Oceania Mediterranean Cruise Reviews

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Mouchie1
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We chose this cruise because it was going to Mylonos within the timeframe I desired. I'll do the good and the could have been better; GOOD Beautiful ship - it is meticulously cleaned and maintained. And during rough seas performed ... Read more
Lady of the Nile
Member Since 2009
1 review
80 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise to experience something different. We flew to Venice a couple of days before and stayed in Mestre. We then boarded the Riviera on 31st August, it was everything we had read about and then some. The staff were ... Read more
wakeupcoffee
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
23 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We decided to try Oceania, normally we travel on Celebrity or one of the Royal Caribbean ships. We enjoyed the experience. It was more expensive that our other cruises. One couple felt that our cabin category should have had a larger room ... Read more
michaelcollins
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We cruised for the first time last year and went with Oceania and chose Oceania again this year as we were so impressed previously. We were on the Marina last year and the Riviera is an identical sister ship so we felt at home (even ... Read more
sevencroft
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Last year we cruised on the Marina & were so impressed we chose the sister ship, The Riviera, hoping for the same standard of service & food again. We were wrong, it somehow managed to surpass our expectations & step up yet ... Read more

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dndscj
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Disappointed felt standards had slipped from previous cruise. Dress standards had been lowered people with jeans and t shirts allowed into grand dining room. Food also in grand dining room below expectations sent back 2 meals on the ... Read more
Maxwell Bear
Member Since 2016
1 review
35 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We selected Oceania Riveria for their port itinerary and it did not disappoint. Fantastic rooms, excellent speciality restaurants, beautiful ship and lovely hard working staff made this a wonderful experience. We booked an A3 concierge ... Read more
Seawatch1
Member Since 2013
1 review
4 forum posts
16 helpful votes
We booked this cruise as a result of an excellent previous Oceania cruise (on Riviera) and corporate publicity for their 'new' ship. I will endeavour to be honest and truthful with regard to my comments and facts. The company Oceania ... Read more
SA Lou
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
We chose Oceania because of the itinerary and fares. The cruise was very good. The food and service were excellent. I was somewhat disappointed on the size of the concierge veranda suite. The suite was somewhat smaller than the suite we ... Read more
Amartlay
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
1 forum post
40 helpful votes
Well! Well! Where to begin? Flight problems: After receiving our flight information, I called the airlines to see if we could upgrade to first class. We were told that since our tickets were "bulk" purchase (more on this ... Read more

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procter
Member Since 2007
5 reviews
365 forum posts
24 helpful votes
Venice Barcelona July August 2016. Just returned from this cruise and ready to add my 2 pennorth to reviews. Background Long time Azamara cruiser but increasingly fed up with cheeseparing on ship dictated by Miami. 15 + cruises ... Read more
Adele's
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
3 forum posts
23 helpful votes
Did the Gondolas to Gaudi cruise. We are a couple in our early fifties and this was our second cruise having cruised in the Baltic with Celebrity two years ago. We loved our previous cruise on the Celebrity Eclipse but the Riviera was ... Read more
marikay1961
Member Since 2013
1 review
8 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
amazing cruise!!! We seriously wished we didn't have to leave the ship! amazing ports (Marseilles was a snooze though)!! Would have loved more time in Barcelona and Venice. Amazing amazing shore excursions! The guides were better than ... Read more
Bocantcome
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 forum posts
17 helpful votes
We loved everything about this cruise except for the wifi. So let me get that out of the way first. Oceania, you MUST upgrade the wifi. Really a shame that you are charging for this, and it doesn't work about half the time. A real rip ... Read more
caseywasey
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
3 helpful votes
chose this cruise for the places it was visiting, food in Red Ginger was excellent, the Steak House was marginal would have eaten at Red Ginger more often but they told us they are sold out the day of boarding...hmmm. cabin stewart ... Read more

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b&m@11
Member Since 2013
1 review
22 forum posts
9 helpful votes
DISSAPOINTING. The newly refurbished Sirena with a very interesting 'must do" itinerary from Athens to Rome including Cairo, Alexandria and Jerusalem. So imagine our surprise and disappointment when on checking in at the ... Read more
Mike the sailor
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Close friends cruise with Oceania on this ship every year, sometimes twice a year, so our maiden voyage on the Riviera came with high expectations. Overall we weren't disappointed. We occupied a PHI penthouse suite on deck 11. The ... Read more
parad1se
Member Since 2008
1 review
18 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Chose this cruise after reading al the hype about Sirena and the refit. Having cruised on similar ships we knew what to expect regarding size, layout, cabins etc. Although the carpets, linen, furnishings, deck chairs etc. all appeared new ... Read more
Cag.60
Member Since 2014
5 reviews
3 helpful votes
We are seasoned cruisers having been on many lines including Azamara, HAL but mainly Celebrity. We wanted to try Oceania and this cruise seemed as good a place as any to start. On embarkation, which was a breeze, we realised that the ship ... Read more
LEESRE
Member Since 2003
16 reviews
2,260 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This would be our fifth time we have sailed with Oceania, our other four cruises have been on Riviera, but we wanted to try the old “R” ship. We knew before we sailed what the ship would be like in relation to the ... Read more

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vcd
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We had never travelled on Oceania but our travel agent recommended this cruise as we were going with our parents who are older people and need help in many ways. She said the service was great and the food was excellent and the itinerary ... Read more
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Lorna Doone
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
57 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We just returned from Oceania's Riveria 17 day cruise(Medieval Meanderings) from Barcelona to Rome. This was actually two cruises combined - July 3 cruise Barcelona to Lisbon and July 10 cruise Lisbon to Rome. This was our 5th Oceania ... Read more
Sirat
Member Since 2006
1 review
70 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Oceania offered a trip to ports which interested us, with a reputation for fine service. In most aspects, we were very satisfied. The cabin was commodious and well furnished, with a full bed, love seat, desk, two large closets, and a ... Read more
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LoneCH
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Very nice cruiseship, a little on the small side, but nice. Cabin (9 floor) with veranda was also nice, welcoming champagne (and yes it was champagne, not sparkling wine). 3 excursions was included in the price. Lots of speciality ... Read more
stanleywang
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
to see Spain coast and Morocco. We came one day early to make sure catching the cruise. it seemed a bad idea staying in it assigned hotel Barcelona Hilton, not only charged double for 2 persons in one room, but had very poor ... Read more

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