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Riviera Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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A wonderful transatlantic cruise

Riviera Cruise Review by 2Veteran Travelers

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Nov 2018
  • Destination: Transatlantic
  • Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom

This was our first cruise on Oceana and loved the ship and days on the Atlantic Ocean. Our veranda room was comfortable. The balcony was just large enough for two chairs but perfect place to be mesmerized by the waves and skies of the Atlantic Ocean. The art aboard the ship was amazing the art classes fun and the culinary classes most informative (they filled up quickly so book as soon as you can). Entertainment was good, especially the multicast shows. The ship is beautiful, the food in the specialty dining rooms outstanding (free but limited to one visit per restaurant). The Waves café offered breakfast until 11 a.m. which included eggs to order. The Terrace Café offered steak, grilled shrimp and lamb chops daily. The dining room food was fare. The Service was outstanding throughout the ship.

We were supposed to have stopped at two ports in the Canary Islands but both were cancelled due to weather forecast 60 knot winds and high waves. A smart decision since 4 people died, streets were flooded and balconies came off hotel buildings in Tenerife. While we experienced a little rockiness for an evening, it was mild and the crossing of the Atlantic was smooth as silk. There were few tours available for those with mobility issues and the one we took in Alicante was very disappointing. We hired South O'Le Spain Tours (Emily Mathews, Manager) for a private tour in Malaga which was wonderful.


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Cabin Review

Verandah Stateroom
Cabin B2 8065

While not large, the cabin has sufficient closest space and the room did not feel crowded. The balcony was rather small--enough for only two chairs only. Our cabin was midship and overlooked the gangplank--which we liked but others may not. The ride was very smooth throughout the cruise, including the Atlantic crossing and bad forecast for the canary islands.


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