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Riviera Review

4.5 / 5.0
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720 reviews
49 Awards

Great ship but don't get sick

Review for Riviera to Around the World
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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Jan 2018
Cabin: Oceania Suite

My wife and I generally travel on the luxury lines and decided to try Oceania for the first time in 9 years. We booked well in advance and chose the 100 square foot Oceania suite which was on the stern of the ship on deck 11.

In over 20 cruises in the past 10 years, this was far and away the best cabin that we have had. Service by the butler and stewardess was excellent. Booking the large suite came with lots of perks such as double the number of specialty restaurants, meaning that we only ate dinner in the main dining room 2 or 3 times.

We did eat many breakfast and lunches there and found that the staff quickly knew us by name and gave us excellent service. Oceania provides guests with a key card indicating the room category and we felt that much of the service was recognizing us from the suite listed on the gold key card.

Cabin Review

Oceania Suite

Cabin OC

We can't say enough about this great space. Huge bathroom with whirlpool, Dual sinks. Room for 2 to move freely in the bathroom (head).

Large separate bedroom. Over sized walk in closet. Separate living room with a real door to the bedroom. TV was in a media room (somewhat out dated electronics) which I appreciated during my time of sickness.

The deck wrapped around the end of the ship. Doesn't sound like a big deal but it allowed us to sit out of the wind in many cases moving from one side to the other.

We were afforded 6 bottles of our favorite drink which we took home as we prefer to socialize outside the room.

We consider these rooms to be a good space value when compared to other large rooms on other luxury cruise ships. Calculate the price per square foot with the competition and the reader will find that these are great, and come with more amenities that others. This is probably why these rooms sell out first on the average Oceania cruise.

Port Reviews

Santo Tomas de Castilla

Again it rained .... the port was a container port but the local crafts were available in a building. We found this to be the best shopping on the entire cruise.

Grand Cayman (Georgetown)

Weather dictated anchoring on the south side of the island and we were encouraged to avoid going ashore due to limited facilities and 2 other ships competing for the same dock.

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