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26 Oceania Riviera Cruise Reviews

Skbg avatar


1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

If I could only give it zero stars I would


I’m used to have always gone on sea goddess back in its day and crystal, so unfortunately my standards are really high. This cruise ship made me hate cruising forever. I don’t understand the hype. Old cruise ...
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Sail Date July 2018



1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes


Chose this ship because we had enjoyed it before. Sailed on it the season it came out. It was wonderful then. Now it is old and tired. The gdr selections were poor. Had to send back our food twice. We had ...
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Sail Date January 2019

seatrout avatar


1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Oceania is totally over rated!

Loved the itinerary - many locations we had not visited. However a horrible cruise overall. Booked our flight through Oceania as part of the cruise package and arrived at the airport to find out that our flight was ...
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Sail Date July 2018

Margan avatar


1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Very disappointed

Ads say best staff,best food, however, food was great, staff especially cabin stewards didnt clean well, didnt speak good english to answer questions,carpets filthy,used vacs cheap carried germs cabin to cabin from ...
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Sail Date March 2018

wilbur09 avatar


2 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Brown shower water ...

This was a honeymoon cruise and expectations were high. On the third night of the cruise our shower lost pressure only to regain pressure while gushing hot thick brown water. Thank God my wife was not in the shower, ...
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Sail Date August 2017

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1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

A great disappointment on all levels

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2016

Amartlay avatar


3 Reviews Written

58 Helpful Votes

Oceania Riviera Nightmare

Well! Well! Where to begin? Flight problems: After receiving our flight information, I called the airlines to see if we could upgrade to first class. We were told that since our tickets were "bulk" purchase ...
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Sail Date August 2016

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2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Disappointing and Dangerous

My husband and I have sailed many times with Windstar, Seabourn, Azamara, Cunard, Celebrity, and Holland America. This was the worst cruise we have ever experienced. From the moment of embarkation, seemingly simple ...
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Sail Date November 2015

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Toronto Travelover

1 Review Written

38 Helpful Votes

Oceania’s Riviera: very disappointing, buyer beware!!

We are 4 time cruisers on Oceania, 3 times on Riviera and 1 time on Marina. We LOVED Oceania! But this cruise was a huge disappointment!! First up was the food.. they advertise that its for foodies of which we ...
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Sail Date March 2016

children11 avatar


1 Review Written

24 Helpful Votes

Not a Good One!

Well day 2 the norovirus struck the ship again. We were on this protocol the rest of the cruise even though after 10 days no new cases and down to 2 quarantined. The staff was doing their best but could never keep ...
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Sail Date March 2016

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1 Review Written

27 Helpful Votes

Attention To Detail

CRUISE ON THE OCEANIA RIVERIA DEPARING FEB 22, 2016. CABIN 7122 I have waited some time to reflect on this cruise, calm down and get over my disappointment and disgust. This was to be my first luxury cruise. As ...
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Sail Date February 2016

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1 Review Written

45 Helpful Votes

Quarantine of the Seas

We received a email one day before cruise that our boarding would be delayed 1 hour because the ship had experienced the norovirus on the previous cruise and they were going to sanitize the ship. After two days ...
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Sail Date March 2016

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1 Review Written

26 Helpful Votes

CDC supervised Special from Noro virus Hell

This was a follow on cruise from two previous cruises affected by Noro virus. This was my 15th cruise on a variety of cruise lines but my first on Oceania. We took this cruise on the recommendation of a relative ...
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Sail Date February 2016

emmad avatar


4 Reviews Written

31 Helpful Votes

Our First Cruise and Never Again!

We thought we would spend some extra money and book a highly rated cruise line with great service and food and amenities. Our expectations were shattered with this cruise! In a nutshell, this cruise line is too ...
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Sail Date February 2016

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1 Review Written

32 Helpful Votes


Have to say. OCEANIA, honestly made our holiday " the holiday from hell..." Understand the NORO outbreak & the measures taken to help. At any time did they do try to make our life more comfortable or help. ...
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Sail Date February 2016

Artruro avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Save your money

Very disappointed in this cruise. The ship is wonderful, the crew was very effective - if not the best I have ever seen, but I was very disappointed in being turned away from Bemuda due to a "norovirus" outbreak. ...
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Sail Date November 2015

ELMS avatar


2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

The "O" life difference ( Oceania statement/ logo)

If the "O" stands for "O" zero value, "O"zero taste(foods),"O" zero crusie experience than they got that right. They also have an "F" rating with the BBB, (which I wish I had checked before, not after I took my ...
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Sail Date May 2015

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1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

#1 Price Gouger on the Seas

To be fair, Oceania does some things very well. The ship was clean and well appointed. The crew was courteous and efficient. And the food was outstanding. But the thing that spoiled our cruise experience was their ...
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Sail Date August 2014

susiebm avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Never again!

If you want pre-frozen food served by surly staff who lack product knowledge and appear to have had little or no training, then this is the cruise for you. If second rate "entertainment" is your delight you'll be ...
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Sail Date February 2014

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1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Poor Entertainment and Excursions

I have completed almost 70 cruises on all the major cruise lines and rate Oceania very poorly in the entertainment and shore excursion areas. The ship entertainment is very repetitive and of a low standard. The ...
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Sail Date January 2014

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1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Cabin Fever

Check-in was a breeze as we arrived at the terminal late and there were few passengers waiting to board. We found our cabin and our luggage arrived soon after we checked out what was to be our home for the next ...
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Sail Date October 2013

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5 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Nothing like the itinerary we booked and paid for!

Lovely ship, good food, good service but staff attitude a bit mixed. We booked this cruise for the itinerary. We have not sailed with Oceania before, we are veterans of Cunard, Celebrity, Royal Caribbean and P and ...
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Sail Date October 2013

true45 avatar


17 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

It's Complicated

Rome-Venice --Sorrento/Capri, Amalfi/Positano, Sicily, Zakynthos, Corfu, Dubrovnik, Venice -- couldn't ask for a better itinerary or better weather. Try to be to-the-point (not my strong suit) and chronological for ...
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Sail Date October 2013

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1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Snooze Cruise

I was very disappointed with the Riviera,Oceania. First let me say my husband and I have traveled on several cruise lines and had great experiences on Crystal Cruises. The Good - Our Oceania Suite was modern and ...
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Sail Date September 2013

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1 Review Written

25 Helpful Votes

Don’t Be a Victim

Easily the worst cruise company there is on a dated ship with untrained staff who don’t actually understand English but do “speak it.” Spent over $70k and food was meh, service was bad and no one seemed to ...
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Sail Date July 2019

Riviera Ratings

Public Rooms4.54.5
Fitness Recreation4.04
Value For Money4.03.8
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