Oceania Mediterranean Cruise Reviews

Your selections (clear selections):
Oceania x
Mediterranean x

Oceania Cruises

Cruise Critic Overview

  • Luxury, destination-intensive sailing focuses on dining, service
  • Country club casual dress code onboard
  • One of the best value-for-money options in cruising
  • Read full overview >>
434 Oceania Mediterranean Cruise Reviews
Cruiser rating
Excellent
243
Very Good
96
Average
56
Poor
18
Terrible
17
See reviews for
Luxury Cruises
Luxury Cruises
206
Romantic Cruises
Romantic Cruises
48
Senior Cruises
Senior Cruises
33
Family Cruises
Family Cruises
21
Rating Summary
Dining
Public Rooms
Cabin
Entertainment
Value for Money
Service
fi32789
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Internet was terrible even with assistance onboard!! Shows and entertainment were subpar for any cruise line!!!!! The concierge service is non-existant--never available or do not have answers or make no effort to help. Reception almost as ... Read more
sevencroft
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
11 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We travelled on the Riviera for the first time last year and loved it so much we had to sail again with them and we were not disappointed. The Food, Service, Cabin & Entertainment were as good as last year. The itinerary provided ... Read more
PBG278
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
We picked this cruise because of the dates and the itinerary. The ship is very lovely with beautiful art throughout the public areas. Our cabin was very spacious with lots of room for clothes, toiletries, etc. We booked an excursion in ... Read more
extratur
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
Since Norwegian took control of Oceania, the shipping company sank, the former European crew disappear, now Filipinan crew, the dress code also disappeared, pasesengers in Jeans, sportt shoes, shorts and swimwear in the Bars and ... Read more
photodadmjh
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
9 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We loved the ship, the service was impeccable and the food was very good. I would have to say the food in the main dining was better than the specialty restaurants except for Red Ginger and Jacques which were excellent. The service on ... Read more
Compare Prices on Oceania Mediterranean Cruises
BPCruiser
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
861 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Loved this cruise itinerary, great ports. This was our 5th cruise with Oceania, all on the Marina. We noticed food to be exceptional as always in Red Ginger and Jacques but sub-par to what we have experienced previously in Polo and ... Read more
DC0743
Member Since 2011
7 reviews
65 forum posts
1 helpful vote
30+ cruises on various lines, second cruise on the Marina. We chose this cruise for the itinerary and were not disappointed. Great ports of call and plenty of time in port to explore the area. Ship: The ship was very clean and well ... Read more
Bob from Toronto
Member Since 2009
1 review
1 forum post
7 helpful votes
This was our first cruise on Oceania. We chose this ship because of the itinerary, and for that reason it was excellent. At 70, we were probably about average in age, if not on the younger side - there were very few passengers under 50. ... Read more
Kirochka
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
Found all the ports interesting and accessible from the ship. Cartagena a small city was beautiful and interesting to stroll through right off the ship. Ditto Cadiz. Malaga was breathtaking. We took five excursions with Oceania -- all ... Read more
Terryinsea
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
First time cruising with Oceania and definitely won't be the last. The food was amazing, the staff was very attentive and with only one child onboard there was a whole level of calm that I have never experienced on a cruise before. I ... Read more
Compare Prices on Oceania Mediterranean Cruises
Lili1012
Member Since 2014
1 review
39 forum posts
5 helpful votes
After having just read the review by Shoko I feel like we shared the exact same experience! I, too, discovered that Oceania was bought out by NCL and also found out that NCL is trying to 'come up' to Oceania's high standards. Well, in dong ... Read more
TerryAB
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
This was our first Oceania cruise and the Riviera certainly met our expectations. Embarkation was smooth and quick. Our cabin was ready shortly after we boarded and the luggage appeared right afterwards. Dining was superb. The ... Read more
Cynchaslo
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My father has cruised with Oceania before and really favors the larger ships, the Riviera or the Marina. This was my first cruise with Oceania. There was a mix up in the beginning whenuor beds were not separated even though I had calledb ... Read more
Columbusga
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
We found an ad in Travel & Leisure about this Mediterranean cruise on Oceania's Riviera. This was our first cruise, and what a delight it turned out to be! The ship is relatively new, and all public and private areas were spotless and ... Read more
siterod
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
1. The state room was nicely appointed and our state room attendant was very good. 2. We did not participate in any of the ship board activities so can not comment on entertainment. 3. We were satisfied with the quality of all ... Read more
Compare Prices on Oceania Mediterranean Cruises
kkmiausa
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
81 forum posts
I chose this cruise based on the itinerary as well as my past experience with the Marina about 3 years ago on a Baltic Cruise which was beyond fabulous. I highly recommended this cruise to my friends and 3 of them accompanied us on this ... Read more
JoCruzer
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 forum posts
We celebrated our Anniversary on this wonderful cruise from Venice to Barcelona with stops in 10 ports and 7 countries. Oceania provided us excellent gourmet food with their specialty restaurants as well as the Terrace restaurant and the ... Read more
Shoko
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
We sailed Oceania 5 years ago and loved it. This time we felt something different. We found out that it was bought out by Norwegian Cruise Lines. That explains it all. When we entered the room we had to get housekeeping to come back ... Read more
Helpful? Thank Shoko
Kathy1973
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was our 6th cruise in the last 8 years. Three cruises have been on Celebrity and 3 on Oceania. First let me say that we have had good experiences on both. However, up until this last cruise I would have put Oceania in a clear ... Read more
LDEE
Member Since 2009
11 reviews
8 forum posts
7 helpful votes
This was our 18th cruise, having cruised aboard most of the major lines (Princess, RCCL,Holland America) and we found the Rivieria to be the most comfortable and relaxing ship we have been aboard. Our balcony cabin on the 8th deck had ... Read more
Helpful? Thank LDEE
Compare Prices on Oceania Mediterranean Cruises
BrownEyedViking
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
8 helpful votes
This was our first trip on Oceania, and the Marina staff made this an extremely enjoyable voyage. The specialty restaurants were outstanding. In comparison to another luxury line we have sailed on, we did find the lunch buffet to be ... Read more
doxielover47
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 forum posts
Sailed April 2017
We had a wonderful experience with both Oceania as well as our alumni travel group. We spent two days in Athens before boarding the ship which we highly encourage others to do who have long flights. It helps to reset your internal clock ... Read more
ShipShapely
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We chose this ship and cruise because of the itinerary - great combination of three days in Israel plus Greek Islands. Also, we are foodies and had heard the food was great, and finally, we do not like a super large ship or one that caters ... Read more
Bentley Opera
Member Since 2012
1 review
6 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We wanted to find some sun and liked the itinerary detailed for this cruise. We have been on the Riviera's sister ship the Marina and knew it was exactly the same size and also had the same Speciality Dining options which we had previously ... Read more
Sny
Member Since 2016
1 review
55 forum posts
10 helpful votes
We wanted to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary with a special trip. After exploring other options, we found ourselves gravitating towards Oceania for the smaller ships and excellent cuisine. The itinerary for this cruise had some ... Read more
Helpful? Thank Sny
Compare Prices on Oceania Mediterranean Cruises

Sponsored links

Sponsored links

Share feedback
Thank you!  Cruise Critic values your feedback.
How can we improve this page?