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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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  • 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, 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    The hot tub on the Spa Deck has been replaced by a thalassotherapy pool.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 149 Reviews
       Went beyond my expectations
    September 2014

    I am not a cruise person so I was very reluctant to go on another cruise. I like staying in a city or travelling by car to small towns and exploring. The cruise seemed to be the only way I could get my entire family together for a vacation. This ...continue


       First Oceania cruise
    September 2014

    I have been on 15 or more cruises most in the last 5 years, but this was my first on Oceania.

    My wife, and adult daughter and her friend had 2 balcony rooms on the Riviera for the 10 day cruise from Rome to Livorno, Portofino, Monte ...continue


    My husband and I just returned from this cruise with Oceania. This was our 3rd Oceania cruise. The ports of call were awesome - Split and Dubrovnick, Croatia, Kotor Montengro, Greece and Italy. The views were incredible! Oceania is a very nice ...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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