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Riviera Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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691 Reviews

Excellent experience, would cruise on the Riviera again

Riviera Cruise Review by susangoes2

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: May 2018
  • Destination: the Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Oceania Suite

Excellent food in all the restaurants, including the Terrace Cafe, which was buffet style. It was not your typical buffer, however, with sushi, lobster and other stations hosting delicious food. All of the staff was very friendly and helpful. The pool deck was plenty big and they put comfortable lounging and seating around the entire ship. This ship is geared towards older adults and as 50 something's we thoroughly enjoyed the on-board events and entertainment. The wine tasting event we attended was great. Although we did not attend a cooking class/demonstration, they were very popular. We also used the Canyon Ranch Spa and got excellent massages and the entire spa was wonderful. We enjoyed the coffee bar as well, each morning and the fitness center was well-appointed. The port destinations were all great. Instructions, organization and procedures for excursions or going ashore on your own were excellent. I would not hesitate for a second to cruise on the Riviera again.

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