Oceania Riviera Cruise Reviews

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dkurz
Member Since 2003
2 reviews
122 forum posts
Sailed November 2016
This cruise being a repositioning cruise offered a penthouse with butler at an affordable price on one of Oceania newer vessels the Riviera..The butler was able to get us into the specialty restaurants on additional nights as well as ... Read more
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Sny
Member Since 2016
1 review
72 forum posts
10 helpful votes
We wanted to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary with a special trip. After exploring other options, we found ourselves gravitating towards Oceania for the smaller ships and excellent cuisine. The itinerary for this cruise had some ... Read more
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Lynnesota
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We wanted to celebrate our 45th, and on googling Mediterranean cruises, Oceania came to the top with an excellent deal. The agent who responded to our query was friendly and knowledgeable, and she suggested the perfect stateroom. Upgrades ... Read more
69Indy
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
16 helpful votes
The cabin was incredible. Way more luxurious and roomier than the photos show. The media room was the hangout place for the wife and I, as they had every movie and TV show you could want on their DVR. This cabin is supposedly the third ... Read more
san diego spartan
Member Since 2003
5 reviews
369 forum posts
25 helpful votes
This was our 1st Oceania cruise aboard the Riviera, but approximately our 15th cruise, having cruised Celebrity, NCL, RCCL, Holland America and Celebrity (along with a small river cruise in Asia). Overall great impressions with some ... Read more
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Kansasbex
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Our travel agent suggested Oceania's Riviera for a sister's cruise, and we are so very happy she did! We didn't have cruising experience to which to compare, but we DO know quality and service. The Riviera provided these at every turn. The ... Read more
cruiserirka
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
From the moment we embarked at the port, we felt very welcomed. All of the crew we encountered at the restaurants, bars, pool deck, housekeeping,and security were wonderful. They all bent over backwards to make sure we had a positive ... Read more
Spysmum
Member Since 2010
24 reviews
7 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We'd been with Oceania just once before, when Marina was new to the company, and were far from impressed by the poor levels of service, so vowed to give the company a miss! As we had cancelled a cruise with another 6* line, we decided to ... Read more
ronbe65
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
102 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Being avid cruisers, we have experienced all major cruise lines. It's time to try Oceania Riviera that is new to us. The ship The ship is well maintained. What we liked: the Atrium, the Horizon observation lounge. So-so ... Read more
SrReal
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
My first cruise and I doubt I could have chosen a better cruise line. Only disappointment was a change in the itinerary eliminating the Athens departure which was changed to Rome and the fact that the sun did not shine every day. My ... Read more
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sbs1418
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
We selected this cruise for the itinerary and specific ports. We believed Oceania was in the luxury category, and the Riveria would be a lovely ship with excellent food and service, even though the entertainment would be limited to that ... Read more
CarneyK
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Only booked a few weeks before we sailed as my wife needed to e stress after our daughters wedding which was the week before.sailed with riviera 1st in 2015 and was disappointed then, that we never got a bed by the pool when we came back ... Read more
Big Doc
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
I had researched Oceania quite a lot before booking this cruise and it does what it says on the tin. The experience is based around service,destinations and especially food. All three exceeded our reasonably high expectations. We had ... Read more
tresor6241990
Member Since 2012
1 review
22 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We actually chose a cruise in November on the Marina. Shortly after, we were contacted by Oceania to switch to this cruise, giving us many percs. We are so glad we switched! The weather was perfect; the ship is amazing; the food, even ... Read more
Mouchie1
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We chose this cruise because it was going to Mylonos within the timeframe I desired. I'll do the good and the could have been better; GOOD Beautiful ship - it is meticulously cleaned and maintained. And during rough seas performed ... Read more
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Lady of the Nile
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
84 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We chose this cruise to experience something different. We flew to Venice a couple of days before and stayed in Mestre. We then boarded the Riviera on 31st August, it was everything we had read about and then some. The staff were ... Read more
wakeupcoffee
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
23 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We decided to try Oceania, normally we travel on Celebrity or one of the Royal Caribbean ships. We enjoyed the experience. It was more expensive that our other cruises. One couple felt that our cabin category should have had a larger room ... Read more
Rimmaz
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We cruised on the Riviera from Venice to Athens, 13 days cruise. Fantastic! If someone is disappointed, I am sure they were not on this cruise. The food was superb, port of call were very interesting, overall great experience. My husband ... Read more
michaelcollins
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
We cruised for the first time last year and went with Oceania and chose Oceania again this year as we were so impressed previously. We were on the Marina last year and the Riviera is an identical sister ship so we felt at home (even ... Read more
sevencroft
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
11 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Last year we cruised on the Marina & were so impressed we chose the sister ship, The Riviera, hoping for the same standard of service & food again. We were wrong, it somehow managed to surpass our expectations & step up yet ... Read more
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Ginger rose
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
This is our fifth cruise and it was chosen because of the size of ship and the ports visited. Booked through a travel agent and all forms and tickets arrived prior to leaving our home base. Able to logon to the website and prefill details ... Read more
dndscj
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Disappointed felt standards had slipped from previous cruise. Dress standards had been lowered people with jeans and t shirts allowed into grand dining room. Food also in grand dining room below expectations sent back 2 meals on the ... Read more
Maxwell Bear
Member Since 2016
1 review
65 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We selected Oceania Riveria for their port itinerary and it did not disappoint. Fantastic rooms, excellent speciality restaurants, beautiful ship and lovely hard working staff made this a wonderful experience. We booked an A3 concierge ... Read more
Lee K
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Our previous cruises were all on Carnival ships, so the elegance and 'dignity' of the Riviera was a very pleasant change, as was the smaller ship with fewer guests. We noticed no loss of pleasant attendance by a reduced number of crew ... Read more
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SA Lou
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
We chose Oceania because of the itinerary and fares. The cruise was very good. The food and service were excellent. I was somewhat disappointed on the size of the concierge veranda suite. The suite was somewhat smaller than the suite we ... Read more
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