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Riviera Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Hard to beat their cuisine and value!

Riviera Cruise Review by mlcruise02

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Nov 2017
  • Destination: Transatlantic
  • Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite

Oceania's Riviera and Marina, by our account, do have the best cuisine of any cruise line. Add their culinary classes and they're a foodie's choice in cruising. Its not a perfect experience, the entertainment, communication, shipboard decor, all fall behind other luxury brands. But for the price and what's included they are hard to beat. Of the five alternative dining venues, all are very good with the exception of Polo [surprisingly poor steaks] and Le Reserve [an under-delivered 2nd rate food and wine pairing with the only extra fee]. The cabins, including our penthouse suite, are spacious, well designed and offer competitive amenities at great prices. Target demographic seems to be 70+ years. Almost no one under 60, partly due to length of cruise. This transatlantic cruise had an ideal combo of European and Caribbean ports. Excursions sponsored by the ship were extraordinarily expensive [a huge complaint by passengers] and much better booked direct or at the port.The ship"s interiors and public rooms are starting to look a bit dated and old-fashioned, but are very well maintained.

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Cabin Review

Penthouse Suite

This is a great category on Riviera, Spacious, nice bathroom, walk-in closet, mini sitting room, good value for the included suite amenities, all at a price just a bit more than a veranda cabin.

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