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Riviera Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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The Best Cruise Ever!

Riviera Cruise Review by vcd

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jul 2016
  • Destination: the Western Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom

We had never travelled on Oceania but our travel agent recommended this cruise as we were going with our parents who are older people and need help in many ways. She said the service was great and the food was excellent and the itinerary was also interesting for all our age ranges (from 10 to 82).

Since we embarked the cruise we felt a personal service, we went to have lunch at the buffet and the waiters were ready at any moment to help my parents carry their plates or ask them if they needed something else. Before the drill someone from the crew came to my parents cabin and told them he was in charge of taking them to the drill station, help them put on their life jackets etc.. very nice of Oceania to do that.

The cabins are very spacious and the shower is great. The cabin attendants great and the laundry area in each floor very useful.

The food is simply fabulous either at the buffet or at any of the dinning rooms. You have many options to choose from. What I really liked is only the staff serves you the food from the buffet, you are not allowed to serve yourself which is good because you reduce the risk of transmitting viruses.

We loved the ports, and the excursions were great. The Destinations crew was very professional and open. We were lucky that is was not too hot. The pool area is also very nice and the afternoon tea was great. My mom hurried us every day from the excursions so she could arrive in time for tea.

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Cabin Review

Verandah Stateroom

Very nice cabin, spacious with a lot of space to put clothes. Great shower.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Private Tour

Nice city, lots too see but very very crowded

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City Tour

Extraordinary city, too little time. We loved our tour and our guide was excellent. Would of like to stay for 1 night instead of going to Casablanca.

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We loved Barcelona. We stayed at Condes de Barcelona, very nice hotel close to everything. the boat also took us to the following ports:

Almeria, very nice little town. We did not take any excursions.

Alicante: we took at tour , booked with the cruise, to the Alhambra in Granada, was worth it. Lunch at the end terrible with 100 other tourists in a big room.

Casablanca: booked a private tour with the cruise. Interesting mosque, would of skipped this port and go instead to Malaga or stay a night in Seville.

Rock of Gibraltar

Good tour but too short.

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St. Michael's Cave

What a surprise! very big cave Worth going. Gibraltar was a surprise for us, we did not know what to expect and liked it a lot

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