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Riviera Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Several ports that were new to us and they didn't disappoint

Riviera Cruise Review by Travelin Two

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jan 2018
  • Destination: the Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View

This was our 8th cruise with Oceania (our first was in the summer of 2014). There are definitely small indications that the line has cut back here and there over the years, but we remain quite pleased and will cruise with them again (we signed up for a trip next January while on board).

While we heard complaints about the food from some, especially in the Grand Dining Room and the Polo restaurant, we were quite pleased with all our meals. We ate 7 dinners in the 4 specialty restaurants (2 each in all but Polo) and also had one of the special wine dinners. We took all of the rest of our meals in the Terrace Cafe. We think that Oceania does especially well on their soups, and we like the variety of salads and appetizers that is available at lunch and dinner. My wife is a big fan of Eggs Benedict for breakfast and says they do a good job there as well.

The cruise director was OK, but not our favorite. The entertainment and activities available met our expectations. I especially appreciated the well-equipped workout rooms.

We did not use the pool, but it never seemed very crowded.

We went on 4 shore excursions, all booked independently online and enjoyed them all. They are definitely cheaper than those offered by Oceania and we like that they are limited to much smaller groups as well.

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Cabin Review

Deluxe Ocean View
Cabin C 7071

Cabin was in very good shape and cabin steward did an excellent job. We did have a minor issue with the A/C which took two service visits to correct.

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