We chose Riviera because we were looking for an upmarket cruise and they were offering a special rate.
We didn’t want to be on board a huge ship and we wanted a beautiful cabin to enjoy while on board.
The fine dining was attractive to us as was the general ‘look’ of the ship and what it promised as far as sedate, romantic, yet fun travel.
This was our first ever cruise and we didn’t know what to expect. We weren’t convinced that we would cruise again - but after this experience, we certainly would.
The service on board the Oceania is excellent - they strive to please and on the whole, they got it right. The only criticism I do have is that they seem to want their guests in bed by 11 - they could work on that dance floor of theirs and perhaps even a disco - don’t underestimate the agility or ability of your guests, Oceania!
The cabin was beautifully appointed and spacious. Riviera pride themselves on the comfort of their beds and they were not kidding. The walk in cupboard was such a bonus as was the bathroom. Sheets were changed daily and the cleanliness was outstanding. The butler service was such a treat.