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Riviera
Riviera - Owner's Suite Riviera - Casinoi Bar Riviera - Grand Dining Room Riviera - Red Ginger Restaurant
81% of cruisers loved it
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  • 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    The hot tub on the Spa Deck has been replaced by a thalassotherapy pool.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

    For a first time cruiser, I think this was an excellent ship to sail away on. For a vegetarian, maybe a culinary cruise, not so much. More on that later. I shared a PH suite with a friend, and we thoroughly enjoyed, and took advantage of, the ... Read more
    After 33 cruises mainly on Regent, Crystal, Windstar, Silversea and river cruises we were enticed to try Oceania. We were first booked on a 10 day cruise to the W Caribbean ; then Oceania offered us a great opportunity to move to the E Caribbean ... Read more
    03/15
    From the ease of check-in with a Penthouse to the friendly greeting, who could ask more when traveling? Our cabin stewardess and her assistant greeted us as if they were honored to take care of our stateroom. The maitre' d's seemed privileged when ... Read more
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    Riviera Ratings

    Member Rating
    Category
    Editor
    Member
    Dining
    4.6
    Public Rooms
    4.8
    Cabins
    4.6
    Entertainment
    3.5
    Spa & Fitness
    4.4
    Family & Children
    1.1
    Shore Excursions
    3.2
    Enrichment
    3.6
    Service
    4.5
    Value-for-Money
    4.0

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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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