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Why Choose Riviera?

  • Three palatial suites exceed 2,000 square feet
  • 10 restaurants -- options from French to Asian
  • Features acclaimed Culinary Center
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Riviera Overview

The 66,084-ton, 1,250-passenger Riviera, Oceania Cruises' second new-build and sister ship to 2011's Marina, debuted on Friday, May 11, and Cruise Critic was on hand to chronicle the christening. Riviera's godmother was "Iron Chef" and Food Network star Cat Cora, a fitting choice for a cruise line that is aimed at enthusiastic foodies.

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    Like her sister, Riviera sports some of cruising's most palatial suites, featuring furnishings from Ralph Lauren Home and designs by Dakota Jackson of New York and S.B. Long Interiors of Greenwich, Connecticut. The ship also has a Lalique-designed grand lobby, 10 dining venues and numerous bars and lounges. Facilities include a full-service Canyon Ranch SpaClub, Culinary Center (for demos and cooking classes), and the La Reserve by Wine Spectator wine bar.

    While Riviera is nearly identical to Marina, which debuted in spring 2011, Oceania has made some improvements to the new vessel. Among them:

    The ceiling height of Deck 14, which houses the Polo Grill and Toscana specialty restaurants, as well as the library and Internet center, has been raised by eight inches.

    The hot tub on the Spa Deck has been replaced by a thalassotherapy pool.

    The size of the spa facility has been increased slightly.

    The decor of Grand Bar and Martini’s has been slightly modified.

    For more information on Riviera, read about sister ship Oceania's Marina.

  • Riviera Member Reviews

    This cruise was an extension offer from Oceania. We added it to a Miami to Athens booking and received credits on airfare not needed for a back-to-back cruise. This also gave us an opportunity to do a day tour in Greece during the embarkation day, ... Read more
    I was interested in the ports especially Istanbul and was very disappointed when they changed Istanbul as the final destination to Athens. It was for security reasons so really can't blame Oceania. The cruise was real good but decided that I ... Read more
    What's Not to Like Travelin'Two
    04/16
    We chose this cruise due to the itinerary, the time of year, the excellent value offered by a repositioning cruise and our precious experience traveling with Oceania on both the Riviera and the Regatta. Note that we disembarked in Barcelona. ... Read more
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    Ship Stats
    Crew:
    787
    Launched:
    2012
    Decks:
    15
    Tonnage:
    66,084
    Passengers:
    1,250
    Registry:
    Marshall Islands
    CDC Score:
    97

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