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Riviera
Riviera - Owner's Suite Riviera - Casinoi Bar Riviera - Grand Dining Room Riviera - Red Ginger Restaurant
80% 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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  • Slideshow: Oceania Cruises Officially Welcomes Riviera
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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    The hot tub on the Spa Deck has been replaced by a thalassotherapy pool.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

    02/14
    This was our 8th trip with Oceania. For the first time we found that the gourmet meals in the specialty restaurants and Main Dining room were less appetizing than on the earlier cruises. The company has under gone new management having been acquired ... Read more
    03/15
    Beautiful Ship. Generally very good food. Beautiful art throughout ship. Excellent cabin. Advertises free unlimited internet. Doesn't tell you in advertisement that it is for 1 person per stateroom. My wife and I like to check email first thing in ... Read more
    From Snow to Sunshine elizabethannie
    02/15
    We arrive in Miami on 22nd February. Quite painless, considering some of the comments on Miami airport. It was rather a scramble to find our inclusive transfer but we were soon on our way to the Regency Hotel, which was also pre -booked by our ... 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
    3.1
    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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