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Riviera Review

4.5 / 5.0
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713 reviews
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A Mostly Gourmet Cruise

Review for Riviera to Transatlantic
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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Nov 2018

We chose Oceania because of their heavily advertised claim that they offered some of the best food on the high seas. We chose the Riviera because the itinerary promised a trans-Atlantic crossing out of Barcelona where we wished to spend some extra days. And the price was right for a veranda cabin.

The cruise didn't wholly live up to our hopes. But it was nonetheless an enjoyable experience.

The ship itself is very handsome, though suffering a few signs of damage (scratches, bumps, stains here and there). The grand dining room is particularly pleasant, colourful, open, and airy. The cabin was large and attractive, with plenty of room to store a travel wheelchair. Moving around the ship with that wheelchair was very easy because many of the doors are automatic.

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Stayed in Barcelona before the cruise. One of the world's best cities. This time, La Rambla, the market, the Picasso Museum,and as always the food the highlights.


A pleasant place to walk around - easy with wheelchair.


Very interesting, visited the Picasso Museum here too, sometimes difficult to push a wheelchair thru the cobblestone streets but worth tge effort for the sights and the food.

San Juan

Took an independent city tour from "Gus," inexpensive and interesting, in a medium sized van. The tour was available outside the terminal. Saw the city, old and new. Then got a recommendation for a restaurant serving a Puerto Rican specialty, mofongo. Try it - very tasty.


Disembarked here. Stayed a few days. Visited fine seaquarium (really one of the best aquaria anywhere) and the Gary Nader Art Centre, full of Latin American art, an excellent gallery. Of course ate well here too, notably at a downtown Brazilian restaurant, Steak Brasil Churrascaria for a rodizio feast.

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