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Riviera Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Review for Riviera to the Mediterranean
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2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: May 2017
Cabin: Penthouse Suite

This was our first Oceania cruise and the Riviera certainly met our expectations. Embarkation was smooth and quick. Our cabin was ready shortly after we boarded and the luggage appeared right afterwards.

Dining was superb. The Terrace Cafe buffet bettered other ships' main dining room. We tried each of the specialty restaurants and the Grand Dining Room (twice). Every offering was excellent. We especially enjoyed Toscana, which some have denigrated -- sorry we couldn't get a return visit the last night but the only available time was a little late for a last night with packing. Afternoon tea was amazing!

We took only five ship excursions. A sixth was cancelled because the G7 summit closed Taorima. Four were excellent; the other just good. We toured on our own in Messina, Rome and Amalfi with Italian operators. Every one of those worked out perfectly. They were definitely cheaper than ship excursions.

Cabin Review

Penthouse Suite

Cabin PH2

The cabin was fantastic. We had our daughter with us, so we opted for the PH suite and were very happy. Plenty of room. The closet was huge and the bathroom much nicer than on any previous cruise.

Port Reviews

Positano (Amalfi)

Fantastic guide for the five of us in Pompeii then the chance to see the coast in a small group.

Rome (Civitavecchia)

Exhausting day but we had outstanding guides for our small group at both the Borghese Gallery and the Vatican


Had a great day exploring the city by foot and taxi. Saw what we wanted to see and returned a bit early to the ship.

Monaco (Monte Carlo)

Ship diverted to Ville-Franche because of the Grand Prix. We took the train to Monte Carlo and spent time walking around the city.

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