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Riviera Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Riveria Mediterranean

Riviera Cruise Review by MadamII

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: May 2016
  • Destination: the Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Concierge Level

Just returned last night from a 12 night Mediterranean cruise on the Riviera. Overall the cruise was excellent. Ports of call were a great variety and a couple were hidden gems that I would never have considered visiting previously.

Excellent options for dining including Joques, Tuscana, Red Ginger and Polo Grill. Toscana was hands down the best. Rooms were fairly spacious and services on board were top notch. Not very handicap accessible on ship or on excursions.

Major concern---flew into Venice a day ahead of cruise and booked room through Oceania at the Hilton. Hotel was TERIBBLE!! Waited hours for luggage, staff was rude and not helpful with information, waited hours for room and way over priced. After traveling 15 hours my least favorite part.

Oceania did an excellent job of taking care of transfers, excursions and were on time with everything--very little waiting once on board. We left several people throughout the 12 days who did not return to port on time.

Helpful hint-- Pay more in booking for extra services such as internet (very slow and you are charged by the minute), excursions, transfers and gratuities. If not you will pay double in the end.

Will cruise with them again!

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Cabin Review

Concierge Level

Fairly spacious with plenty of storage space.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Gondola Ride

It was cancelled by Oceania

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About an hour bus ride to the isle. Walked through town, went to cheese factory, had lunch and learned how salt is made.

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Rome on Your Own

Liked having my own time to explore on my own.

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City Tour

Tour guide was terrible.

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