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78 Oceania Venice Cruise Reviews

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wakeupcoffee
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
23 forum posts
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
1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
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
365 forum posts
23 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

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Adele's
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
2 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
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
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

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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
2 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
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

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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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californiacruiseluvrs
Member Since 2006
10 reviews
141 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Hello all! It's been a while since I posted much of anything on Cruise Critic, but read others reviews and comments quite frequently so thought it was time to contribute. Funny enough one of my old posts from Seabourn from almost 2 years ... Read more
hgrca
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
94 forum posts
We arrived a couple of days early to Venice which was unbearably hot. The day or the cruise we took a private water taxi to the port. At the port things were very disorganized and the heat made it more difficult. There were no specific ... Read more
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China6
Member Since 2013
1 review
37 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
2 reviews
511 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
RMLRINTY
Member Since 2015
1 review
Even before we got on board the pre cruise service was great. We had a problem with our booking which was fixed immediately. Riviera looked pristine as we got on board. The welcome was as we have come to expect. As always we had the ... Read more
Jerry1944
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
To be fair, Oceania does some things very well. The ship was clean and well appointed. The crew was courteous and efficient. And the food was outstanding. But the thing that spoiled our cruise experience was their outrageous price gouging ... Read more
wannaberetired
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
272 forum posts
My husband and I just returned from this cruise with Oceania. This was our 3rd Oceania cruise. The ports of call were awesome - Split and Dubrovnick, Croatia, Kotor Montengro, Greece and Italy. The views were incredible! Oceania is a very ... Read more

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