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62 Oceania Romantic Cruise Reviews

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dgkkcruise
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
First time cruiser on Oceania. Ship was beautiful, accommodations very nice. Did not go for the concierge level, glad we did not...no real benefit, as you are not on the ship that much and we booked our own excursions prior to boarding. ... Read more
Carol 721
Member Since 2014
1 review
16 forum posts
3 helpful votes
My husband and I sailed on Oceania's 1,200 passenger ship, The Riviera, from Barcelona to Rome for 10 days in late May 2015. It was our first cruise ever and it was utterly grand in every way. In retrospect we started right at the top! ... Read more
LittleRedJohn
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
87 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We sailed Oceania's “River Routes and Channel Crossings” aboard Marina from Montreal to Southampton in May and June. In some ways we had a fine trip, but Oceania fell well short of excellence. Checking in, and departing, took ... Read more
China6
Member Since 2013
1 review
28 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our second Oceania cruise (last year: Scandinavia and the Baltics on the Marina) and we just booked another cruise in 2016! The fine quality of the Oceania line has been maintained despite it's sale to Norwegian Cruise Line. The ... Read more
DaisyUK
Member Since 2013
1 review
434 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2015
This is a review of our second cruise on Riviera, from Venice to Barcelona in May 2015. Accommodation We stayed in an Owners Suite (9147) which was wonderful – comfortable, luxurious, spacious and beautifully appointed. I do ... Read more

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diaghilev
Member Since 2009
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Riviera, Miami-Barcelona, April 1-15, 2015 We have been looking for a cruise “home” for much of the past decade, and we think we have found it with Oceania. It is an elusive mix of ambience and personality (staff and ... Read more
Manzana66
Member Since 2008
1 review
31 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
My husband and I spent 10 days aboard the Marina of Oceania Cruises February – March 15 to 25 2015. We had a room on Deck level 10, Concierge level A1. Our room was very nice with a spacious bath which included a marbled bath and a ... Read more
Francheska143
Member Since 2013
1 review
26 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our trip was advertised as a Daylight Transit Panama Canal trip. All was going well until Jan 1st 2015 when we were to go through the locks of the Panama Canal. We were suppose to go through the lock at 8:30 ish. Everyone was up early ... Read more
desmacruise
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
17 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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 ... Read more
suzeshoes
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
First I must preface this by stating two facts: first, we own a business and have traveled all over the world, staying in top resorts and hotels. Secondly, we have been cruising for over 20 years. These facts are stated not to brag, just ... Read more

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womanalive
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I sailed on the Oceania Marina on November 10, 2013. The first 5 days went very well. All of the ships employees met expectations. The food was very good and gourmet. The accommodations in a balcony room were spacious, luxurious and ... Read more
chachcha
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
69 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2013
Having done 44 cruises throughout the world, we deem ourselves as experienced cruisers though this was our first Oceania cruise experience. Our first port of call and embarkation was Istanbul - good thing the ship was in dock for two days ... Read more
caseykck
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
19 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I'll start with the abbreviated version in highlights, then see details below. -Food: high quality, but not always to my taste -Service: great, very attentive but not over the top friendly -Ship: very nice, sophisticated, understated, ... Read more
true45
Member Since 2010
12 reviews
1,304 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2013
Rome-Venice --Sorrento/Capri, Amalfi/Positano, Sicily, Zakynthos, Corfu, Dubrovnik, Venice -- couldn't ask for a better itinerary or better weather. Try to be to-the-point (not my strong suit) and chronological for the most part. We are ... Read more
caviargal
Member Since 2003
19 reviews
13,685 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our trip this year was 2 weeks in Italy, one of which was spent on the Riviera. It was our first cruise cruise with O and we sailed in a group of 6 couples, all well traveled and all experienced cruisers. We were looking for an upscale, ... Read more

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laboheme575
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
8 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Had sailed on Riviera, Marina's sister ship, last September in the Mediterranean. This cruise, which began in Copenhagen and visited Warnemunde, Germany (Berlin); Gdansk, Poland; Tallinn,Estonia; St. Petersburg, Russia; Helsinki, Finland; ... Read more
JTor
Member Since 2008
1 review
136 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Kudos for Oceania for really delivering on the promise of a "no hassle" cruise experience. Aboard Riviera, you dine when you like, embark and disembark without (significant) line-ups (including at ports), and experience a minimum of ... Read more
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BerkCruiser
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
9 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We chose Oceania because we'd sailed with them two years ago in the Western Mediterranean on Marina. The Regatta is about half the size, and we liked the style and intimacy of the ship. The cabins are smaller than those on Marina, but we ... Read more
lavenderrabbit1
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
69 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our 20th cruise . We started in 2007, and have travelled with Celebrity, (Elite) HAL and Regent, amongst others. Embarkation was quite slow.We appreciated NOT having the often seen picture-taking employee. We noted that there was ... Read more
We4lv2trvl
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
33 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2013
Beautiful new ship. We really liked both the Artist's Loft and Culinary Center. The library was fantastic. Lots of food choices in beautiful restaurants, but the food quality and service were inconsistent. Overall, although there were ... Read more

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cruisefritz
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
While my wife and I enjoyed our cruise overall, there were a few shortcomings we must point out. There were 4 sea days on an 11 day cruise, and the few lackluster live entertainment and enrichment lectures, not to mention entertainment ... Read more
Joyousness
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2012
Oceania's two new ships, Marina and Riviera are supposedly identical. They carry twice as many passengers as the older ones. The public space reflects the increase in passengers, the decks are spacious and well appointed, they have lost ... Read more
bb8787
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I'm excited to write this review because I haven't seen a lot of them posted since the inaugural sailing of the Riviera, and she definately deserves a review. We were 1st time cruisers with Oceania, and it really exceeded our ... Read more
diwcpa
Member Since 2010
1 review
26 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2012
We spent 10 fabulous days aboard Riviera. The ship is decorated and furnished both beautifully and tastefully. The artwork is impressive. My wife and I were celebrating my 50th birthday. We are very active and love to cook and eat and ... Read more
chicagoGWMC
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
16 forum posts
0 helpful votes
First, about us. We're a gay male couple, both 50. We took this cruise with a friend staying singly in a nearby cabin. We've cruised on Oceania (and the Regatta) once before, in 2008 (Barcelona to Rome), and once on MSC (Eastern ... Read more

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