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409 Oceania Mediterranean Cruise Reviews
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BrownEyedViking
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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
ShipShapely
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
1 forum post
2 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
48 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
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Lynnesota
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We wanted to celebrate our 45th, and on googling Mediterranean cruises, Oceania came to the top with an excellent deal. The agent who responded to our query was friendly and knowledgeable, and she suggested the perfect stateroom. Upgrades ... Read more
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san diego spartan
Member Since 2003
5 reviews
369 forum posts
24 helpful votes
This was our 1st Oceania cruise aboard the Riviera, but approximately our 15th cruise, having cruised Celebrity, NCL, RCCL, Holland America and Celebrity (along with a small river cruise in Asia). Overall great impressions with some ... Read more
notatall
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
We will never travel on Oceania again. Rampant sickness -- the previous sailing of the Marina also had sickness involving the crew and passengers. It carried over to our cruise. My wife was violently ill for more than 18 hours. The ... Read more
trippingtraveller
Member Since 2016
5 reviews
10 helpful votes
Marina is a beautiful ship and the public areas are not only amazingly gorgeous in their decor but the entire ship is just a joy to behold. All the public areas have amazing and interesting furniture, works of art, soft furnishings, ... Read more
RockyMtnBlue
Member Since 2012
1 review
22 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
Small Ship, No children, photographers, or up-selling, Great Food Great Service and Staff Great cabaret-style entertainment Great Itinerary What's not to love? The cruise was Oceania quality all the way. Food, ... Read more
Garyfr1
Member Since 2010
1 review
70 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
The itinerary on the cruise was excellent - a passage visiting Greece, Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Oman and Dubai. Cairo was cut from the itinerary one day after the final payment date, which was a disappointment and some passengers felt a ... Read more
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dianezw
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
167 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
My husband and I are in our 50's. We recently joined family members on a recent cruise to the Southern Mediterranean. We were in a new port everyday (no sea days). Embarkation and disembarkation was extremely smooth! The Marina is ... Read more
AW22
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
We cruised with Oceania in January 2016 from Hong Kong to Bangkok and had a very good time. In November 2016 we did a Med Cruise going from Venice to Rome, however this one was a bit of a disappointment. It was billed as a Jacques Pepin ... Read more
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Kansasbex
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Our travel agent suggested Oceania's Riviera for a sister's cruise, and we are so very happy she did! We didn't have cruising experience to which to compare, but we DO know quality and service. The Riviera provided these at every turn. The ... Read more
cruiserirka
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
From the moment we embarked at the port, we felt very welcomed. All of the crew we encountered at the restaurants, bars, pool deck, housekeeping,and security were wonderful. They all bent over backwards to make sure we had a positive ... Read more
Spysmum
Member Since 2010
23 reviews
7 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We'd been with Oceania just once before, when Marina was new to the company, and were far from impressed by the poor levels of service, so vowed to give the company a miss! As we had cancelled a cruise with another 6* line, we decided to ... Read more
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digcruising2
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
I am going to give nothing but good stuff to Oceania. Staff is extremely attentive, ship is spotless, the officers are the best, food is top line, and the excursions are about the best that can be offered. Ship: The Marina is a great ... Read more
joelpbennett
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
We enjoyed everything about our cruise which was booked through Go Next travel agency through the Brown University travelers. Our verandah state room was very nice although the bathroom was a little tight, especially the shower. We booked ... Read more
margot2346
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Friends recommended oceania cruises because of the good food. The food was good, but compared to the other cruiselines where we booked balcony huts in Europe since 2010, this was by far the worst in size, also the bathroom was far too ... Read more
jonnyza
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Let me start off by saying WOW!! I have sailed on other cruise lines to more local destinations in South Africa so it wasn't my first time @ the rodeo BUT my experience on the Oceania Nautica was nothing short of mind blowing!! ... Read more
richera1
Member Since 2008
5 reviews
4 forum posts
7 helpful votes
My husband and I are in our early 60's and just returned from our second Oceania Cruise in Europe. This was our sixth cruise having been on Royal Carib and Princess to destinations in the Caribbean. Oceania is a much more luxurious and ... Read more
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ronbe65
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
95 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Being avid cruisers, we have experienced all major cruise lines. It's time to try Oceania Riviera that is new to us. The ship The ship is well maintained. What we liked: the Atrium, the Horizon observation lounge. So-so ... Read more
SrReal
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
My first cruise and I doubt I could have chosen a better cruise line. Only disappointment was a change in the itinerary eliminating the Athens departure which was changed to Rome and the fact that the sun did not shine every day. My ... Read more
sbs1418
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
We selected this cruise for the itinerary and specific ports. We believed Oceania was in the luxury category, and the Riveria would be a lovely ship with excellent food and service, even though the entertainment would be limited to that ... Read more
Greif
Member Since 2014
1 review
7 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Excuse my english, I am German. We chose this cruise especially because of starting in Lisboa. Some new ports (Cadiz, Marseille, Portofino) but also known ports - but who can tell, "I know this city". We explored Lisboa for ... Read more
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soberjohn
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This cruise reminded us of Azamara with whom we have often sailed. Boarding and disembarkation was smooth, efficient and fast. We had a very comfortable windowed cabin with plenty of storage. The shower and bathroom were small but ... Read more
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