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Riviera Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Review for Riviera to the Mediterranean
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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: May 2017
Cabin: Verandah Stateroom

This was our 18th cruise, having cruised aboard most of the major lines (Princess, RCCL,Holland America) and we found the Rivieria to be the most comfortable and relaxing ship we have been aboard.

Our balcony cabin on the 8th deck had the usual grade of amenities, and a marble bath with a separate tub that also serves as a second shower. We found more storage space then we needed, and the mini-bar was stocked, free of charge, with non alcholic beverages. Cabin service was terrific. We lacked nothing.

With the exception of some slower-then-expected service in the MDR (main dining room) for breakfast, we never had a complaint. The buffet was never crowded and the selection was very good. Omelets to order! Fresh pastries every day.

Cabin Review

Verandah Stateroom

Cabin B1

Quite comfortable and clean. Make sure the closet door is fully shut or the light will stay on.

Lacked nothing. Plenty of closet space.

Port Reviews

Rome (Civitavecchia)

A charming sea-side town with a large harbor. Lots of restaurants and an outdoor market on the weekends.

Florence (Livorno)

A long day awaits as you travel to Florence and Pisa and buck the crowds but you did not travel this far to miss it.

Positano (Amalfi)

Our original tour was cancelled so we had a walking tour and a boat ride. The views from the boat are exceptional. The cliffs jut into the sea and the houses and hotels are spectacular. Plenty of shopping in town.

Taormina (Messina)

Band with others and grab a taxi up the hill. Walk through the town and enjoy spectacular views. Shopping again!


Not that much to see in the beach-resort island.


What a spectacular harbor. Carved by a glacier and surrounded by mountains. We climbed half way up the mountain (about 2000 steps and a 3 Euro charge) to visit the old church. After we took a boat ride to Our Lady of the Rock- a church on an island. This was on our own.


Viator has consistenly delivered for us. We walked through the old town and then our guide took us up the cable car. Much better priced then the ship's excursion.


A nice bus ride to a neighboring town (Peran) where dining outdoors and sipping wine seem to be the number one activity and who can blame them?

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