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Oceania Riviera Cruise Reviews

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Physically Unpleasant Stateroom 7033

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Grunteled
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

The ship is beautiful. The cuisine is fabulous. We couldn't wait to get off. We were in stateroom 7033. The heating and air conditioning system only blew cold air. No matter how much we turned up the thermostat, the unit, located right over the right side of the bed, blew cold air. Even with the veranda door open, it blew cold air. Sleeping under the cold and perhaps dirty (dust? mold?) air ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


First and last

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tldarn
10+ Cruises • Age 30s

We chose this cruise to do something different. We had never been on a “luxury” cruise line and wanted to compare it to Celebrity Cruise Lines. We have been on about 30 cruises, so we have tried most of the major lines. The average age on this Riviera sailing seemed to be about 75. We couldn’t help but notice the increase in scooters, canes and walkers. I have needed all 3 of those ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite


We expected more value for our money

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KlaessonM
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

There was a lot of advertising and lots of promises about the fabulous standard and service on Riviera, so we had high expectations. Unfortunately they were not fully met. Here a short sum up: our suite was very nice, the ship in general elegant and modern, the staff was friendly but without some personal touch, the food was just average, entertainment was quite okay, the ports of call could ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite


Scooters and animals abound

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kc925trvler
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

I always cruise at the holidays at least the 10th time w/Oceania at this holiday sailing - they cook, clean and sing. What's not to like? Oh yeah, 1. scooters: I've never seen such a 'disabled' bunch of people. Research indicated U.S. ADA rules must be followed and ANYONE can use a scooter on board. The scooters blocked doorways to all venues such as restaurants, library, theater, etc. ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Traveled with disabled person


Average at best.....

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MagellanXP
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

The food and the food service having an outstanding reputation fell far short of our expectations. Several entrées were returned to the kitchen which were tasteless or overcooked. The veal marsala served at the Toscano special restaurant was lacking the Marcella sauce and tasteless. The egg plant lasagna served at the buffet was so undercooked that it tasted like a raw vegetable. The grouper at ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Concierge Level


Nice cabins but hugely over-priced excursions

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pamelamj
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We were looking forward to seeing the fall colours down the coast of New England and indulge ourselves in some luxury. We could not fault the cabin or the service onboard - both were excellent. But much of the food was not really to our taste - a very burnt-tasting lobster bisque and some odd flavour combinations (not sure what they did to make the avocado toast taste nothing like a fresh ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View


US and Canada

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klsjohn
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

I chose this cruise because of the ports and food but I was very disappointed in the addition of an additional tender at Sydney and Sydney in general! It is a port that should be taken out! Instead add a day to Quebec City as the time spent there was way too short. It was also hard since the time spent there was cut short. I also think the beverage package is over priced. You should be ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Concierge Level


Excursion Issues

Review for Riviera to Canada & New England

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rhfrhf7
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Just returned from three week cruise on Riviera. Have cruised with them before but I think they have gone downhill. Many small problems. Late for several excursion because of management issues. Three tours was cut short because of problems but we were offered no compensation. Twice we had serious tender issues and once had to be towed back to ship. Crew was good but I think there are management ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite


Disappointing Experience With Embarkation and Tenders

Review for Riviera to Canada & New England

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Richk429
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We loved Oceania so we booked a trip from Iceland, through Greenland, Canada, and the coast, to New York. Plenty of headaches leaving and returning to the ship because of the tenders. Lots of ineptness by the staff. Plenty of "hurry up and wait." We arrived in Reykjavik at 6:30 a.m. and were taken to a hotel but first, we waited for an hour at the airport as the staff tried to find our names and ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Concierge Level


Little help from staff

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Texas Travel Gal
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Chose this cruise because of the itinerary (Grecian Glory--Greece, Turkey, Italy) and also because we were traveling with a single adult daughter and wanted something fun for her--hopefully some young people on board. Pros: Clean, nice ship. Food in specialty restaurants good, but main dining areas the food was just average. Staterooms are a good size, with plenty of storage, walk in closets, ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite


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