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86 Oceania Venice Cruise Reviews
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Sny
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 forum posts
3 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
2 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
coco&memaw
Member Since 2010
1 review
27 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We choose this cruise because chef Jacques Pepin was going to be onboard! Unfortunately, the entire cruise was overshadowed with the onboard illness of some cruisers and staff! We were told little about it except that protocol and ... Read more
Cicada1
Member Since 2012
1 review
23 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
We booked this cruise because of the ports and Jacques Pepin would be on board. We upgraded to a marvelous Owners suite--8th floor. I didn't like we were on the 8th floor at first, but once in suite, it was glorious and contrary to other ... Read more
dianezw
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
144 forum posts
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
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Mouchie1
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 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
5 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
6 helpful votes
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
Rimmaz
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We cruised on the Riviera from Venice to Athens, 13 days cruise. Fantastic! If someone is disappointed, I am sure they were not on this cruise. The food was superb, port of call were very interesting, overall great experience. My husband ... Read more
michaelcollins
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 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
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sevencroft
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 forum posts
8 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
procter
Member Since 2007
5 reviews
367 forum posts
26 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
25 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
9 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
globob26
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
My husband and I chose this cruise because of the advertised reputation of Oceania and because it embarked in Venice, which was a place we wanted to return to, and it had a stop in Antibes that would allow us to see the French Riviera for ... Read more
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lizzietish60
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 helpful vote
Always enjoy sailing with Oceania. We sailed from Venice to Barcelona. Staff were most courteous and friendly as on our prior experiences with Oceania. Food was excellent at all meals, it is truly a cruise for Foodies! Their ... Read more
Rustyharpoon
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We were somewhat sceptical taking this cruise, due to an unpleasant experience on another cruise line. Friends sailed with Oceania about two years ago and assured us we would enjoy it. Oceania did not disappoint. The food is great, and ... Read more
MadamII
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Just returned last night from a 12 night Mediterranean cruise on the Riviera. Overall the cruise was excellent. Ports of call were a great variety and a couple were hidden gems that I would never have considered visiting previously. ... Read more
queuetip
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
58 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
This was our second cruise on Oceania, sixteenth in total. We loved the ship. The Riviera is beautiful, almost new, and rides like a dream. We took advantage of a summer promotion to book a penthouse suite at a veranda minisuite price. ... Read more
Caesar
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
158 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was our first cruise on Oceania and it will be the last. This was our 37th cruise. We chose Oceania as it was my birthday, and my sister's 45 wedding anniversary. 1 - Embarkation in Venice was excellent. 2 - Cabin was excellent ... Read more
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TideOfLife
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 helpful votes
Below the neck line, creature comforts are good. The cabin was spacious, well furnished and with an excellent bathroom, all extremely comfortable. The food was also some of the best cruise food we have experienced; there is a main ... Read more
Nothing seems to work
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
We have done many cruises but this was our first experience on Oceania. We had heard good things about the cruise line and the ship so were really looking to it even though we had been to most of the ports of call before. It was a real ... Read more
Rjwr13
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
Advice - do not have a suite on deck 11, ours, 11031, was under the smoking area and lounger area and at night there was constant noise from the late night smokers and deck hands moving the loungers. Deck 11 suites also have a big overhang ... Read more
mrw1906
Member Since 2006
5 reviews
13 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
We were really looking forward to this as we have heard so many good things about them from the press. Keep in mind that this was our 91 st cruise. SHIP Being a new build it was not what we have experienced on other lines. As an ... Read more
hugoc
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 forum post
Sailed July 2015
Our first time with Oceania we usually cruise with Silversea. We were quite anxious with the size of the ship, but once we embarked we were overwhelmed this ship is sooooo beautiful atrium by Lallique, amazing art work, very spacious, we ... Read more
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