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Riviera Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Pure Excellence

Riviera Cruise Review by pennyfeather

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Feb 2018
  • Destination: the Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite

Oceania is a "Class Act". You are treated like royalty. Food, service, friendliness, cabin size, cleanliness, choice of ports, etc. are wonderful. You cannot ask for a better cruise experience! All the Specialty Restaurants are included in the cruise fare. Our favorite is the Polo Grill. If you like Ruth Chris' Streak House, then you will love the Polo Grill. You can even eat whole fresh lobster at no extra cost.

We have sailed on approximately 50 cruises covering many different cruise lines, but Oceania has the best food and service of any of the cruises. Your are frequently greeted by your name and a lot of the staff know your needs even before you ask for something. I call it "Pure Luxury". The ships are small; less than 700 on the four small sister ships, and approximately 1,200 on the larger two sister ships. Thus, you receive very personal attention. The ratio of staff to passenger is very high.

However, this is not a cruise line for young people or couples that want nightlife like Carnival, NCL, or RCCL. The shows and entertainers are enjoyable, but not spectacular Las Vegas type shows at all. The casino is very small with limited gaming.. There are no children facilities. There is no entertainment for teenagers.

My husband and I will now only travel on Oceania and we are already booked for two cruises in 2019!

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Penthouse Suite

Cabin and bathroom were clean, large, plenty of storage and closet space.

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