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Oceania Istanbul Cruise Reviews
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4.3
Very Good
68 reviews
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Poor Quality & Treatment
"Unless you reserve in the two highest categories, you are treated very poorly. Dinner ereservatiiobns are not a priority unless you are in the top 2 categories, embarking early reserved for special class & expensive..."Read More
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Milo3855

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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Port Intensive Greek Island and Turkey Cruise

Review for Riviera to Greece

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havegunwilltravel

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We travel with a group of eight, both family, and friends. It was our third time on Riviera, and we requested our butler, Sonu, from the prior cruises. He met us as we boarded, and asked what we would be needing that first day. Great service from the very start. The ship was pretty full, with groups from Maui Jims, and four university affiliated tour groups. The cruise was shorter than our ...
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Sail Date: September 2015

Departure Port: San Diego

Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite

4 Helpful Votes


Understated Elegance

Review for Riviera to Mediterranean

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Tsunami74

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

How I would describe the whole ship is "understated elegance" including the public areas and cabins. It is a very beautiful and relaxing surrounding. Our regular concierge (A2) cabin was a generous size with appealing appointments. Of note (FYI): we liked our previous A3 cabin location on level 9 better than this "upgraded' one on level 10. The concierge lounge is on 9 and the laundry room ...
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Sail Date: September 2015

Departure Port: San Diego

Cabin Type: Concierge Level

42 Helpful Votes


Oceania Quality Remains the Same!

Review for Riviera to Greece

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wannaberetired

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

Sailed with a group of 8 on this cruise. While there were issues with port time changes after final payment was made, Oceania's commitment to service and excellent food remains the same. I would have given a 5 star review if there were no port time changes. We embarked in Istanbul. As usual, Oceania's boarding process was smooth and efficient. On board, our room was ready immediately (we ...
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Sail Date: September 2015

Departure Port: San Diego

Cabin Type: Oceania Suite

5 Helpful Votes


Enjoyable but a Few Glitches

Review for Riviera to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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CAIRN2

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

We joined the ship in Istanbul. Embarkation was quick and smooth. Don't expect any kind of welcome in board; no senior staff or welcome drink. The ship is beautiful and the service and house staff really do a great job. Senior staff are conspicuous by their absence. For a ship of this size you would expect them to be more visible, but they are not. The food was excellent in all venues. ...
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Sail Date: September 2015

Departure Port: San Diego

Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite

3 Helpful Votes


A Culinary Delight

Review for Riviera to Mediterranean

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bobanddenise

2-5 Cruises

Age 80s

Just returned from a Med.cruise on the Riviera. The calibre of the food was a gourmet's delight. Couldn't fault it at all. Staff very friendly, state rooms more than adequate with excellent beds, shore venues well chosen. Entertainment programme well planned. Varied and pf a high standard except for the pianist in the Piano Bar. Compared to the standard of the rest of the musicians he was poor. A ...
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Sail Date: September 2015

Departure Port: San Diego


Hard To Do Any Better

Review for Riviera to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Kate1608

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

The Riviera is truly a magnificent ship, no expense spared in the furnishings and fittings. Everywhere on the ship is excellent, with staterooms beautifully furnished with the most comfortable beds, best quality linens and soft furnishings. Very soft gently colour schemes, with a very large balcony and comfy chairs, plus cashmere covers for cooler sailings. Staff have been wonderful – nothing ...
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Sail Date: September 2015

Departure Port: San Diego

Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite

16 Helpful Votes


Happy with First Oceania Cruise

Review for Riviera to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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AndyandSu

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

This was our first Oceania cruise, having used Celebrity and Cunard in the past. We booked on the basis of the itinerary (Greek Islands) and the reputation Oceania has of being a solid notch above the mass market cruises. The cruise originated and ended in Istanbul. Embarkation was easy with a maximum of 15 minutes to drop off the luggage and check-in. Tip - if you are looking for well ...
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Sail Date: September 2015

Departure Port: San Diego

Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite

13 Helpful Votes


Poor Quality & Treatment

Review for Nautica to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Milo3855

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Unless you reserve in the two highest categories, you are treated very poorly. Dinner ereservatiiobns are not a priority unless you are in the top 2 categories, embarking early reserved for special class & expensive tours. Not at all what we expected. Middle &uppe r maNAgement very impressed with themselves and not helpful. One notable excxception is genertal manager Guiseepe. Reception & ...
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Sail Date: May 2015

Departure Port: San Diego

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View

8 Helpful Votes


A Great Trip Ruined by Bad Food

Review for Riviera to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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kb0000

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Our first cruise with Oceania (Regatta) was a gem. We were especially impressed by the quality of the food, so we looked forward to the experience on their decades newer ship, the Riviera. Cabin was great. Service was great. Food was awful because the hot food was all to often not hot. We were served supposedly hot food that was at refrigerator temperature. The only hope of being sure ...
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Sail Date: November 2013

Departure Port: San Diego

Cabin Type: Concierge Level

5 Helpful Votes


Puzzling cruise

Review for Riviera to Europe - Black Sea

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levas

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

Personal Background Information: I've been on the S. S. France in 1969 with roomates from University, crossing the Atlantic from New York to LeHavre; and subsequently the Norwegian Prince in the middle 1970's in the Caribbean with a group of 12 on a pre-wedding trip- Bermuda and Puerto Rico; and on the Crystal Symphony as a solo traveler in 2009 in Norwegian Arctic waters. The Riviera is the most ...
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Sail Date: September 2014

Departure Port: San Diego

Cabin Type: Vista Suite


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