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Riviera Review

4.5 / 5.0
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717 reviews
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First Oceania cruise. Venice to Barcelona

Review for Riviera to Around the World
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2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: May 2019
Cabin: Verandah Stateroom

This was our first Oceania cruise after having travelled with Carnival, Princess and Royal Caribbean previously.

We had been to a couple of Oceania events where they spoke highly about their food and said it was the best at sea. The food on our cruise was not as good as they claimed. Some cuts of meat were very fatty, almost inedible (even at Jaques and the Polo grill) . A pad-thai in the main dining room was horrible and some ice creams had so little flavour, we couldn't tell what they were supposed to be. On the other hand, some food was really good and we loved the Illy Crema at Baristas.

There is a well equipped gym, a free sauna and steam room and a jogging track. Art classes and craft sessions were very enjoyable. There is a well stocked library and there are free self-serve laundries with washing, drying and ironing facilities.

Cabin Review

Verandah Stateroom

Cabin B2

Our balcony cabin was very nice and a suitable size for the two of us. We were in a great position near the front and being on deck 8 meant we only had to climb the stairs up or down a few floors to get to any venues we needed. The only problems with the room were excessive whistling noise from the balcony door which wouldn't seal properly even after being repaired. There was a loud gurgling noise above our toilet for a few days till it was repaired.

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