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    The hot tub on the Spa Deck has been replaced by a thalassotherapy pool.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

    We have just returned from our second cruise on Riviera (3rd on Oceania).....and have already booked another. The ship is so beautiful, not glitzy. Suites are well appointed and quite good size. Penthouse suites are over 400 sq. ft. and a good ... Read more
    Not the same jupiterandpluto
    01/15
    Our very first cruise was on the Riviera 2 years ago. Everything was wonderful and we decided that this was the line for our cruises. We took 2 more cruises, one being ;on the Oceania's Nautica. Something happened between our first cruise and the ... Read more
    Mayan Mystic Deck Cargo
    01/15
    This was our second cruise on Riviera Luggage The cruise started out in Miami, yet again the handling of the luggage at the cruise dock was appalling, we saw the dock side workers throwing the cases in to the wire cages whilst they were standing ... Read more
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    Riviera Ratings

    Member Rating
    Category
    Editor
    Member
    4.6
    4.8
    4.6
    3.5
    4.4
    1.1
    Shore Excursions
    3.1
    Enrichment
    3.6
    Service
    4.5
    Value-for-Money
    4.0
    Rates
    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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