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Oceania
Riviera
Eastern Mediterranean
Departure Port

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Average

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55 Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Riviera Europe - Eastern Mediterranean Cruise Reviews


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FANC6

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable cruise through the Adriatic

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This was our 4th cruise with Oceania and we were just on the Riviera in February for a Caribbean cruise. Oceania is our cruiseline of choice because we like the size of the ship and the excellent food and service. ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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leraso1711

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Outstanding Cruise

We chose this cruise because we wanted to visit Israel and the Greek Isles. We spent 3 days in Athens before the cruise and 2 after the cruise. We have been cruising since the early 80's. We chose this ship ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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tyfh

5 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Close, but NO Cigar!

This cruise was selected for several reasons. For one, the reputation of Oceania for serving the best food on the ocean was an attraction. Also, the itenery ... we have been to Greece and Italy several times, but ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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ShipShapely

3 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

LOVE this ship

We chose this ship and cruise because of the itinerary - great combination of three days in Israel plus Greek Islands. Also, we are foodies and had heard the food was great, and finally, we do not like a super large ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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cruisingelizabeth

5 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Absolutely the Best

Chose this cruise because of the itinerary. The ports of call were places we had not visited before. On the the 4th or 5th day we were unable to go to Kotor, Montenegro as it was very windy and the captain felt ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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vickilester

4 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Adriatic Wonder

Loved the ship, and the crew extended themselves to make certain we were comfortable. A few glitches with the transfer from Rome airport to ship, hopefully future passengers won't have to endure a 3 hour bus ride ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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san diego spartan

7 Reviews Written

33 Helpful Votes

Great Oceania Cruise - Adriatic Gem Rome to Venice

This was our 1st Oceania cruise aboard the Riviera, but approximately our 15th cruise, having cruised Celebrity, NCL, RCCL, Holland America and Celebrity (along with a small river cruise in Asia). Overall great ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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Big Doc

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Ticks All The Boxes

I had researched Oceania quite a lot before booking this cruise and it does what it says on the tin. The experience is based around service,destinations and especially food. All three exceeded our reasonably high ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Ginger rose

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Average Experience

This is our fifth cruise and it was chosen because of the size of ship and the ports visited. Booked through a travel agent and all forms and tickets arrived prior to leaving our home base. Able to logon to the ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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tresor6241990

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

On the Great ship, Oceania Riviera

We actually chose a cruise in November on the Marina. Shortly after, we were contacted by Oceania to switch to this cruise, giving us many percs. We are so glad we switched! The weather was perfect; the ship is ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Lady of the Nile

3 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Sun Drenched Adriatic 31st August - 12th September.

We chose this cruise to experience something different. We flew to Venice a couple of days before and stayed in Mestre. We then boarded the Riviera on 31st August, it was everything we had read about and then some. ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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wakeupcoffee

4 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Celebrated our 10th anniversary

We decided to try Oceania, normally we travel on Celebrity or one of the Royal Caribbean ships. We enjoyed the experience. It was more expensive that our other cruises. One couple felt that our cabin category should ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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michaelcollins

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great food and services and (mainly) interesting ports of call.

We cruised for the first time last year and went with Oceania and chose Oceania again this year as we were so impressed previously. We were on the Marina last year and the Riviera is an identical sister ship so we ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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Maxwell Bear

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Holiday had with Oceania

We selected Oceania Riveria for their port itinerary and it did not disappoint. Fantastic rooms, excellent speciality restaurants, beautiful ship and lovely hard working staff made this a wonderful experience. We ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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Sirat

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Oceania cruise service above average

Oceania offered a trip to ports which interested us, with a reputation for fine service. In most aspects, we were very satisfied. The cabin was commodious and well furnished, with a full bed, love seat, desk, two ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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CAIRN2

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable but a Few Glitches

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Kate1608

2 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Hard To Do Any Better

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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AndyandSu

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Happy with First Oceania Cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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MobyandDick

8 Reviews Written

51 Helpful Votes

Ancient Empires; Great and Enjoyable Cruise

This was our first experience with O as we are avid HAL cruisers (and are very happy with them). What to really to us has made the difference is that as staff levels are higher (compared O to HAL) that this is ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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wristband

4 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Ancient Empire was a great cruise

Admittedly, we and others were disappointed at the itinerary changes with eliminating Tunisia and the two days in Egypt. That proved prescient as there were terrorist attacks in Tunis and, for our days in Egypt, ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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midnightlady

1 Review Written

ANCIENT EMPIRES "The good, mediocre, poor and very poor !"

The Good- Food and service in the Grand dining room and specialty restaurants were excellent and particularly in the Polo Grill, Red Ginger and Toscana restaurants. The Mediocre – Entertainment was very ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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caseum

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Ancient Empire: June 1 to 16, 2015

Before the cruise, I read some negative reviews of the quality going down after the NCL acquisition of Oceania. And the quality of their tours is not that always good. In our case, thankfully, the crew in this ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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kb0000

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

A Great Trip Ruined by Bad Food

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. ...
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Sail Date November 2013


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swissyrescue

1 Review Written

Oceania

CRUISE OVERVIEW:  Cabin: 11051 PH1 Penthouse on 11th floor, mid-ship  Dates: 10/22-10/29/2014 Itinerary: Istanbul, Turkey (2 days); Kavala/Philippi, Greece; Mykonos, Greece; Rhodes, Greece; Ephesus (Kusadasi), ...
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Sail Date October 2014


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wannaberetired

4 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Adriatic Serenade - Great Ports of Call but avoid summer months

My husband and I just returned from this cruise with Oceania. This was our 3rd Oceania cruise. The ports of call were awesome - Split and Dubrovnick, Croatia, Kotor Montengro, Greece and Italy. The views were ...
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Sail Date August 2014


Riviera Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins5.04.5
Dining5.04.4
Entertainment3.53.2
Public Rooms4.54.5
Fitness Recreation4.04
Family2.01.8
Enrichment4.03.5
Service4.54.4
Value For Money4.03.8
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