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Riviera Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Riviera is a new and beautiful ship

Riviera Cruise Review by Roccoforte

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jan 2013
  • Destination: the Western Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Concierge Level

We were very excited to sail on the Riviera. Check- in for our Concierge Class cabin was a breeze followed by a leisurely lunch at the Terrace Cafe. Cabins are small, as expected, but the bathroom is much more luxurious than other lines we have sailed. Our luggage appeared promptly and our room steward came to introduce herself as soon as we arrived.

Dining was the best part of the cruise! The main dining room is gorgeous and the four specialty restaurants served interesting, delicious food. The public spaces are comfortable - especially the library and Spa Deck. Service everywhere on the ship is superb.

There was not much in the way of night life on the Riviera once the evening show ended. The passengers were much older than we anticipated and everywhere you looked there were motorized scooters, canes and walkers. Several times my husband had to assist guests who were struggling with steps on excursions.

The ports of call on the Mayan Mystique were not the greatest. Belize City is difficult to navigate with many detours and closed roads. The drive to the ruins at Altun Ha was not for those with back or neck problems, although once we were there the sights were very interesting.

There was not much to do in Santo Tomas which was really a very industrial shipping port.

In the other ports we made arrangement on-line prior to sailing. That turned out to be for the best. We had a great time in Cozumal with a private driver and in Costa Maya at a beautiful beach.

Overall, we had a lovely time and would sail on Oceania again but we would look for an itinerary that appealed to a slightly younger demographic.


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Cabin Review

Concierge Level
Cabin A3 9029

Just a few steps to the concierge lounge which we used often. Near laundry. Nice balcony. Very quiet location.


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