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Riviera Review

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  • New ship debuted in May 2012
  • 10 restaurants -- options from French to Asian
  • Three palatial suites exceed 2,000 square feet

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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, Bon Appetit 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    The hot tub on the Spa Deck has been replaced by a thalassotherapy pool.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 135 Reviews

    1. Embarkation/Security - Our credit cards and cash stolen during luggage tagging process. The luggage crew, not employees of Oceania created a diversion by attempting to take our luggage and place it on the ship before it had been tagged. My ...continue


       Perfection at last
    June 2014

    We are seasoned travelers having approx. 40 cruises under our belts. We are also much older but still very alert and physically active. We confine our trips to the 5 and 6 star ratings . We have been on Crystal , Celebrity, RCL, Norwegian, ...continue


       Great cruise and great food
    June 2014

    This was our first cruise on Oceania and we went on the Riviera primarily because of the itinerary and the hype about the food and dining and we were not disappointed. The food was excellent and the service in the dining rooms was very good. I ...continue


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    Ship Stats
    Crew: 787
    Launched: 2012
    Decks: 15
    Tonnage: 66,084
    Passengers: 1,250
    Registry: Marshall Islands
    CDC Score: Not yet inspected
     
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