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Riviera Review

4.5 / 5.0
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691 reviews
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Best Cruise EVER!

Review for Riviera to the Mediterranean
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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Jul 2016
Cabin: Concierge Level

amazing cruise!!! We seriously wished we didn't have to leave the ship! amazing ports (Marseilles was a snooze though)!! Would have loved more time in Barcelona and Venice. Amazing amazing shore excursions! The guides were better than excellent! great staff! We met so many nice staff people, and they made us feel so welcome! They Made us feel like royalty! Loved having Bulgari products in the room, and even bath salts. Things like that mean so much! LOVED having the concierge lounge....and the concierge was great! Very helpful! The food was better than amazing, it was perfectly done! It wasn't tons of food on the plate, and each signature restaurant was better than the next...but I loved the Grand dining room! There was always a lot to pick from, and the staff, especially Olivaria was the best. We were able to request her and she was the best server ever! The dining was heavenly! Even room service breakfast, which we did most mornings because of shore excursions, were fantastic! We Loved that Oceania had bus service from port to the city in most ports! It made things so easy! The only down side was the "free" internet...basically there was no internet! We couldn't get on and it was a bummer!

We are already looking at next years options! I just keep thinking, all those WASTED times we went on Carnival because we didn't know any better!

Cabin Review

Concierge Level

Cabin A2

great cabin and great location! right near lounge but not directly across. Not near stairs or elevator! Loved having Bulgari soap and shampoo! Nice balcony! loved it!

Port Reviews


beautiful city! people were so friendly!


Amazing port! The castles and churches were beautiful. Lots of people and crouded, but really pretty!

Palermo (Sicily)

Not one of my favorite ports. It was a bit dirty and crowded and not much to see really. Wish I had taken the excursion to any place else on the island.

Monaco (Monte Carlo)

Snorefest, unless you are into snobby people with big boats and Rolls Royces.


Another snorefest. Not much to do unless you take an excursion into Provence!

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