Riviera Cruise Review by morugged
- Sail Date: June 2016
- Destination: Western Mediterranean
- Cabin Type: Concierge Level
It was amazing. Many will say we have nothing to compare it to as it was our first cruise, but every single person we told aboard that had cruised before, that it was our first, said you are now "spoiled." Everything about it - including the prices - were great. The food was extra special with four specialty restaurants and the standard grand dining room and buffet restaurant (as well as the pool terrace grill). The rooms were awesome, as were the excursions, the entertainment and the overall feeling aboard - there's even a cooking school on board. Most impressive of all was the service, with only 1250 passengers and 730 crew. And the ship was pristine.
We didn't buy an alcohol package but didn't need it. Had a couple bottles of wine with dinner and also brought wine aboard at port calls. No issues. Happy hour was twice a day (like 5:30-6:30 PM and 1030:-11:30 PM) with all drinks half-price, along with the travel company cocktail party and then the Captain's Party. We also got drinks while ashore at the ports. Certainly not the fuss I've seen on many of the boards about alcohol on cruise ships and people sneaking it aboard, etc., unless they wanted to be drunk the entire time.
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Also had laundry facilities for $2.00 wash and $2.000 dry if you needed it (along with the standard by-piece laundry service).
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VizzavonaWe drove by bus through the town and then into the country to the Vizzavona forest and through the pass. We stopped for snacks and wine/sangria at an incredible hotel. It was a hot one too!View All 6 Vizzavona Reviews
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SardiniaWalked all around on our own and again, had a great time.View All 255 Sardinia Cruise Port Reviews
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