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Riviera Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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First Transatlantic crossing

Riviera Cruise Review by zumaqueen

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Nov 2018
  • Destination: Transatlantic
  • Cabin Type: Concierge Level

We chose this cruise because we haven’t been to the Canary Is., and were looking forward to visiting. As explained earlier, we still haven’t visited them.. The Captain Did the right thing by avoiding the 70ft waves that hit Tenerife. The Company did the wrong thing by not crediting our accounts or offering some compensation for the missed ports and fuel savings.

it was also wrong to not totally reimburse passengers for the price of booked tours.

Embarkation and disembarkation were handled efficiently.

We will not let Oceania book our airfare again. this was their second chance. this time we travelled for 21 hours joining the ship in Barcelona from Phoenix.

we actually enjoyed the 8 sea days with no schedules to keep or ABC tours to take.

did a bus tour on our own in Malaga, a very lovely town.

entertainment on board was to our liking. Yes, the production company is young. But, unlike some, the singers can indeed dance, and the dancers also can sing. a few flat notes here and there. If you want Broadway caliber, those BIG ships or Broadway are the Place for you.

all on board staff, except one front desk guy seems to be happy doing their jobs and were very kind.

We did meet two women who enjoyed soaking In their tubs. Most of us wish the showers had taken the place of those tubs which just took up valuable space. How small? well, If you dropped your soap you had to open the door to be able to bend down and retrieve it.

Hubby says this is the best food at sea, Regent is right there in the running too.we enjoyed all the specialty restaurants. Food at Jacques, as you may guess, is very rich. the main dining room offers a fine selection each meal as well as the waves grill and the big buffet.

the special brunch buffet featured all the ice carvings and specialty desserts, and beautiful fruit and.vegie displays.


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Cabin Review

Concierge Level
Cabin A1 9049

See above re: shower. Otherwise awkward storage spaces. Enough room for the two of us.

Hardly felt the pre/post storm rocking and rolling at all from this location,


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