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Riviera Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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691 Reviews

An absolutely class ship

Riviera Cruise Review by dkurz

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Nov 2016
  • Destination: Transatlantic
  • Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite

This cruise being a repositioning cruise offered a penthouse with butler at an affordable price on one of Oceania newer vessels the Riviera..The butler was able to get us into the specialty restaurants on additional nights as well as deliver in room breakfast of any food not only the ones listed on the breakfast card

Highlights included some outstanding tours particularly the one organized by the Culinary Institute in Madeira which includes sampling wines shopping in an open market where we were give 5 euros per individual to buy food and lunch where we were able to taste some local dishes such as the black scabbard fish

The ships food is excellent and I particularly love the lobster tails off the grill. The entertainment ranged from excellent to mediocre depending on the evening

The room stewards were excellent and so was our butler

We only travel on Oceania because there in no dressup and no photographer

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Cabin Review

Penthouse Suite
Cabin PH2 10037

The cabin was excellent having more drawers and closet space than required The shwer had a door not a shower curtain and there was even a full bathtub

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


we consider this a pretour we stayed several days in Barcelona With the aid of Google Maps we visited La Sagrada Famiilia and 2 other Gaudi building We love the city

Caves of Nerja

fantastic caves Note there are 440 up and down steps Differnt than the usual tours

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The Old Blandy Wine Lodge

Tasted several varieties of Madeira wine and toured the winery

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Wine Tasting

the ship's Culinary Institute plans this trip.I have never taste Madeira wine Quite unique not sweet like a port Visited a local open air market with some unusual fare like the black scabbard fish ate lunch at a local restaurant and the tasted a local drinl I think called Poncha

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Toure the waterfront looking at various homes Tour guide was great but not totally my thing

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Island Tour

toured the harbor looking at homes Tour guide was great but not my thing

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Island Tour

city tour including fort and Atlantis Resort lobbyMight have been better it it was longer than 2 hours with some more stops

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Cartagena (Spain)

wine tour was Ok Museum of winje was good but wine tasting was not memorable The rain made the walk from the wine tasting to the bus a bit treacherous through the mud

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