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Riviera
Riviera - Owner's Suite Riviera - Casinoi Bar Riviera - Grand Dining Room Riviera - Red Ginger Restaurant
79% 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    The hot tub on the Spa Deck has been replaced by a thalassotherapy pool.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

    Hello to all who are interested, a few weeks before this cruise, we read some reviews which were less then good. This did alarm us a bit and so we did contact some people from Oceania via our travel agent. They did assure us everything should be ... Read more
    This was our first and definitely our last Oceania cruise ever. After sailing several other cruise lines we opted for Oceania mainly because the deal was good and it gave us a great change to try this product. Unfortunately we were extremely ... Read more
    06/15
    This was our first cruise, so we had nothing to compare. However, we did our research and chose Oceania because of the great ratings. The Riviera is certainly a beautiful new ship, and our amenities were excellent in our Concierge Suite. Don't think ... Read more
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    Riviera Ratings

    Member Rating
    Category
    Editor
    Member
    Dining
    4.5
    Public Rooms
    4.8
    Cabins
    4.6
    Entertainment
    3.4
    Spa & Fitness
    4.3
    Family & Children
    1.1
    Shore Excursions
    3.2
    Enrichment
    3.5
    Service
    4.5
    Value-for-Money
    4.0

    Sailing From

    Athens (Lavrion) Athens (Piraeus) Barcelona Civitavecchia Istanbul Lisbon Miami Monaco Monte Carlo Piraeus Rome (Civitavecchia) Venice

    Cruises To

    Baltic Sea Caribbean - All Mediterranean Transatlantic World Cruise

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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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