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Oceania Riviera Cruise Reviews for Luxury Cruises to the Mediterranean from Lisbon

4.5 / 5.0
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Beach at Great Stirrup Cay
Afternoon tea everyday at 4:00 pm is amazing.
Loved eating on the outside patio!
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2nd Timers on Oceania; 1st Timers on Riviera
"We missed one port, so that resulted in one cancellation, but I'm not sure about why the other was cancelled--I was one of 8 on an excursion which went on as scheduled, so the minimum number has to be pretty small.Being more interested in being off the ship at the ports than being occupied inside (our voyage had no scheduled sea days) we didn't sign up for any classes, but I peeked in a couple of times, and it looked like they were having a great time, so next time, I think I would try a cooking class...."Read More
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1-10 of 12 Oceania Riviera Cruise Reviews for Luxury Cruises to the Mediterranean from Lisbon


2nd Timers on Oceania; 1st Timers on Riviera

Review for Riviera to Mediterranean

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knitstrumread
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We took our first cruise on the Nautica in 2018, and found it to be an elegant and pleasant way to travel. We were looking forward to taking another cruise, but our carefully thought-out plans were delayed for several years, along with everyone else in the world. After several wonderful days at our embarkation port, Lisbon, we were excited to be back on board a ship. Although the Riviera ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


Well maintained vessel, but standards have definitely dropped

Review for Riviera to Mediterranean

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granthodgkinson
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

We chose this cruise to get back onto the water. Like so many others, we missed cruising through the pandemic. We saw this cruise surface, realised the vessel was not fully booked, had the time and made the booking. We had cruised on Riviera in December 2018 (from Miami) and Marina in 2017 (from Rome) so we are familiar with the line and the vessel. We enjoy the Penthouse Suites (from 2018) and ...
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Sail Date: March 2022

Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite


One of the best cruises we have done.

Review for Riviera to Mediterranean

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Cornishe traveller
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise for the ports as there were quite a few we had not been to previously. We particularly wanted to go to Cinque Terre which we visited from Livorno. We also had the opportunity to have an overnight in Lisbon - a fabulous city. We found both the food and the service outstanding. The buffet was so good that we never went to the main dining room in the evenings. However we ...
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Sail Date: July 2017

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View


Gorgeous line, great people.

Review for Riviera to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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dlbm
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

The boat is beautiful, the service wonderful. The other travelers were terrific. Aside from some issues with the cabin, it was an ideal trip. There were a couple of ports that weren't worth a stop, but maybe they needed to - and the prices of the excursions are prohibitive. We started by just putting a few in the "cart" online and the price was as high as the entire cruise with just a few days ...
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Sail Date: July 2017

Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite


Wonderful Cruise, Fabulous Itinerary

Review for Riviera to Mediterranean

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OliversGPs
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We selected this cruise based on the itinerary. We wanted to spend some time in Portugal before boarding the ship. We also appreciated the fact that the airfare was included in the cruise package. We were able to change our flight departure for a nominal fee to accommodate the five pre-cruise days spent in Porto and Lisbon. We were also able to fly to a different city at the end of the cruise, at ...
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Sail Date: July 2017

Cabin Type: Concierge Level


A bit more work on the food and everything will be shipshape.

Review for Riviera to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Mike the sailor
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Close friends cruise with Oceania on this ship every year, sometimes twice a year, so our maiden voyage on the Riviera came with high expectations. Overall we weren't disappointed. We occupied a PHI penthouse suite on deck 11. The accommodation was both spacious and elegant with walk-in wardrobe, flat screen TV, a spacious verandah and one of the most comfortable beds we've slept in. One ...
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Sail Date: July 2016

Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite


Leave extra days prior to and after your cruise

Review for Riviera to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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No Calif Gal
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Shipboard food was excellent. We tried all 4 of the specialty restaurants, as well as the main dining main dining, and Terrace room. Service there was all very good with a high number of waiters, busboys who knew their stuff. Ports were pretty much one a day, with the exception of one day at sea. Ship expeditions were good, but pricey for a 50 passenger busload. Changing expedition reservations ...
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Sail Date: September 2013


First time with Oceania

Review for Riviera to Mediterranean

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Christine58
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We were interested to see how Oceania compared with Azamara, who we had cruised with a couple of years ago. On the plus side, the service on Oceania was the best I've ever had. For example, my husband takes dissolvable aspirin with his meals, and one of the wait staff in the buffet noticed, and offered to bring a glass of tepid water (they dissolve better in this). Our cabin steward was lovely - ...
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Sail Date: September 2013


Riviera- Lisbon to Rome 9/14/12

Review for Riviera to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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wannaberetired
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

We just returned from this cruise and I wanted to make sure I posted a review because it was such a wonderful experience. My husband and I cruised with Oceania last year on the Nautica Athens to Istanbul cruise and loved it. We booked the Lisbon to Rome tour while on board last year (nice discount!) and upgraded from a concierge level veranda to a penthouse 3. Based on our great experiences with ...
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Sail Date: September 2012

Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite


Riviera - Lisbon to Rome - Great Cruise but not Outstanding

Review for Riviera to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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jshape
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

We are just back from the 10-day Oceania "Iberian Odyssey" cruise on Riviera that departed from Lisbon on September 12 and ended in Rome on September 24. The weather was great with only one day of rain and temperatures being very comfortable. We went on this cruise with two other couples of the same age (66). This was our eighth cruise -- having been on Azamara, Royal Caribbean, Costa, ...
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Sail Date: September 2012

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


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