We have been on several cruises mainly around the Mediterranean and wanted to try the Caribbean. We normally cruise with Cunard, but they hadn’t any sailings when we were free so decided to try Oceania as we do like our food! We had three days in Miami first as we hadn’t been there before. Miami is great for a short break, but I wouldn’t want to stay much longer as not a lot to explore once you have done the Ocean Drive and South Beach area. The ship is fantastic and well presented. Our cabin was spacious and the butler service second to none. Just as good as Cunard. We loved the restaurant choices and had excellent meals in every one apart from a tough rib eye in the Polo Grill. Red Ginger was the best by far. The breakfast in bed was superb. We had the upgraded wine package which was good, but I would have preferred a wider selection of wines. We didn’t do much in onboard entertainment other than the quizzes, but there was plenty to do and other passengers seemed to enjoy it. Service and cleanliness was top notch. The range of ports we visited was good. The excursions, as with all cruise lines, were pricey so we only did one. We found getting a taxi with a knowledgeable driver gave us more flexibility and better value for money. The booking people on the phone were not brilliant. Definitely would cruise with Oceania again.

Fantastic food

Riviera Cruise Review by Fibijones42

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 2018
  • Destination: Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite
We have been on several cruises mainly around the Mediterranean and wanted to try the Caribbean. We normally cruise with Cunard, but they hadn’t any sailings when we were free so decided to try Oceania as we do like our food!

We had three days in Miami first as we hadn’t been there before. Miami is great for a short break, but I wouldn’t want to stay much longer as not a lot to explore once you have done the Ocean Drive and South Beach area.

The ship is fantastic and well presented.

Our cabin was spacious and the butler service second to none. Just as good as Cunard.

We loved the restaurant choices and had excellent meals in every one apart from a tough rib eye in the Polo Grill. Red Ginger was the best by far.

The breakfast in bed was superb.

We had the upgraded wine package which was good, but I would have preferred a wider selection of wines.

We didn’t do much in onboard entertainment other than the quizzes, but there was plenty to do and other passengers seemed to enjoy it.

Service and cleanliness was top notch.

The range of ports we visited was good. The excursions, as with all cruise lines, were pricey so we only did one. We found getting a taxi with a knowledgeable driver gave us more flexibility and better value for money.

The booking people on the phone were not brilliant.

Definitely would cruise with Oceania again.
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Penthouse Suite
Cabin PH1 10023
Great cabin.
Plenty of room and very clean.
Shower could be larger. We don’t use a bath so this was superfluous.
Balcony was spacious, but didn’t have glass to the balustrade so the cushions got wet if left out with the spray coming through the railing gaps.
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