We chose this cruise because of its itinerary and we had heard that Oceania is a great cruise line.We boarded in Barcelona and the cruise ended in Venice.Embarkation was easy and efficient in Barcelona.We were given lunch and got into room later in afternoon. Its a beautiful ship, a little worn in places, but we had heard its going to drydock for remodel soon. We enjoyed the oversized verandah in our room (7000).The most comfortable bed and amazing bedding! Good room except for constant door slamming as staff room at end of hallway right beside our room. I didn't mind during the day but at 2:30 am I thought why do they need to slam door in the middle of the night!Great cabin stewards, Zin & Raj did an amazing job and never stopped working and smiling.The staff on the ship are amazing?They will never pass by you without saying "hello"!We enjoyed all 4 specialty restaurants.The Terrace Buffet is excellent(Not your typical buffet-they serve you).Waves is a great grill for hamburgers.We dined often at the outdoor dining area off of the Terrace.(we had beautiful weather)It was lovely with some breathtaking views.Grand Dining Room was average.We loved Martini bar-they had a great piano player-Luigi.Nightly shows were very mediocre.Ships is quiet at night-hardly anyone in casino.We did our own excursions as Oceania's were very expensive.Very relaxing on this ship-no kid screaming.Average age would be 50-60's.Very casual-gone are the days when everyone dressed up formal for dinner-thank goodness! This was our first cruise with Oceania and it won't be our last.We really enjoyed it!

Loved our first Oceania cruise!

Riviera Cruise Review by chortolo

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: September 2017
  • Destination: Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom
We chose this cruise because of its itinerary and we had heard that Oceania is a great cruise line.We boarded in Barcelona and the cruise ended in Venice.Embarkation was easy and efficient in Barcelona.We were given lunch and got into room later in afternoon. Its a beautiful ship, a little worn in places, but we had heard its going to drydock for remodel soon.

We enjoyed the oversized verandah in our room (7000).The most comfortable bed and amazing bedding! Good room except for constant door slamming as staff room at end of hallway right beside our room. I didn't mind during the day but at 2:30 am I thought why do they need to slam door in the middle of the night!Great cabin stewards, Zin & Raj did an amazing job and never stopped working and smiling.The staff on the ship are amazing?They will never pass by you without saying "hello"!We enjoyed all 4 specialty restaurants.The Terrace Buffet is excellent(Not your typical buffet-they serve you).Waves is a great grill for hamburgers.We dined often at the outdoor dining area off of the Terrace.(we had beautiful weather)It was lovely with some breathtaking views.Grand Dining Room was average.We loved Martini bar-they had a great piano player-Luigi.Nightly shows were very mediocre.Ships is quiet at night-hardly anyone in casino.We did our own excursions as Oceania's were very expensive.Very relaxing on this ship-no kid screaming.Average age would be 50-60's.Very casual-gone are the days when everyone dressed up formal for dinner-thank goodness! This was our first cruise with Oceania and it won't be our last.We really enjoyed it!
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Verandah Stateroom
Cabin B2 7000
Nice cabin-huge verandah with 2 chairs, table and two lounging chairs.Its the first room-at the front of the ship-long walk.Loved this room except for the constant door slamming as we were next to the Staff door.A few times at 2:30 am I was woken up with the door slamming (must have been security).Why wouldn't they realize that in the middle of the night you do not slam doors!
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