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Riviera Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Riviera Cruise Review by Msfreqflyr

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

We chose this cruise because after cruising last year on Oceania in the Mediterranean, we found the food, crew, and all adult passengers very relaxing and enjoyable. This is not a family cruise line because there are no children activities or play areas. Passenger ages ranged from mid 40s to 85... with most passengers 55-70. That is our age group. The restaurants do not cost extra and the food is fantastic. The dress code for special reservations in restaurants is business casual ... NO ties required. That is what also appealed to my spouse. The butler and cabin attendants treated us with friendliness and respect 24 hours a day.

Our only disappointment was seeing how the Eastern Caribbean islands are still not back to pre hurricane status. We will not visit the Eastern Caribbean islands of St. Lucia, St. Thomas, St. Kitts, or Puerto Rico for at least a year or more. I know the islands need our tourist dollars, but the water from rain run off and trash is not like it used to be before September 2017.

If you want to be spoiled rotten, eat fabulous food, see good entertainment, and socialize with adults, this might interest you. Before I forget, our Cruise Director, Cory Powell, was on TV every morning giving daily highlights. He hosted 2 karaoke late nights in Horizons Lounge and everyone laughed and had great fun. All in all, our onboard experience was perfectly worth every dollar we spent.

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Cabin Review

Penthouse Suite

Comfortable and roomy in 420 sq. ft. with butler and assigned attendant. Beds are great, and large luxurious bathroom with tub and separate shower. Couch and table and chair for eating in your room anytime. Large balcony with cushioned chairs and table. Walk-in closet with room to hang all your clothes and drawers everything extra.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

St. Kitts (Port Zante)

Walked around the shopping area and bought a few T-shirt’s.


Stayed on boat at pool and enjoyed the sunshine.

St. Lucia

Took a taxi to Reduit Beach. Got hustled for a chair and umbrella. We were told there were showers and bathrooms... not true. Spent about an hour and took taxi back to boat. Water was not clear and looked unappealing.

St. Barts

Did not get to visit St. Bart’s because of rough seas, so we docked at St. Thomas. Sunny, good weather, we decided along with another couple on our boat to taxi to a beach. Most of the beaches were closed, so taxis were taking people to Secret Harbor. We went and stayed 1 hour. Beach was overcrowded with resort guests and construction crews working on the resort. It was a mess and the water was too cloudy to get into. Back to boat.

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