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97 Oceania Venice Cruise Reviews
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TerryAB
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
This was our first Oceania cruise and the Riviera certainly met our expectations. Embarkation was smooth and quick. Our cabin was ready shortly after we boarded and the luggage appeared right afterwards. Dining was superb. The ... Read more
Cynchaslo
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My father has cruised with Oceania before and really favors the larger ships, the Riviera or the Marina. This was my first cruise with Oceania. There was a mix up in the beginning whenuor beds were not separated even though I had calledb ... Read more
Columbusga
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
We found an ad in Travel & Leisure about this Mediterranean cruise on Oceania's Riviera. This was our first cruise, and what a delight it turned out to be! The ship is relatively new, and all public and private areas were spotless and ... Read more
siterod
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
1. The state room was nicely appointed and our state room attendant was very good. 2. We did not participate in any of the ship board activities so can not comment on entertainment. 3. We were satisfied with the quality of all ... Read more
kkmiausa
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
82 forum posts
I chose this cruise based on the itinerary as well as my past experience with the Marina about 3 years ago on a Baltic Cruise which was beyond fabulous. I highly recommended this cruise to my friends and 3 of them accompanied us on this ... Read more
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JoCruzer
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 forum posts
We celebrated our Anniversary on this wonderful cruise from Venice to Barcelona with stops in 10 ports and 7 countries. Oceania provided us excellent gourmet food with their specialty restaurants as well as the Terrace restaurant and the ... Read more
Sny
Member Since 2016
1 review
67 forum posts
10 helpful votes
We wanted to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary with a special trip. After exploring other options, we found ourselves gravitating towards Oceania for the smaller ships and excellent cuisine. The itinerary for this cruise had some ... Read more
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Lynnesota
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We wanted to celebrate our 45th, and on googling Mediterranean cruises, Oceania came to the top with an excellent deal. The agent who responded to our query was friendly and knowledgeable, and she suggested the perfect stateroom. Upgrades ... Read more
notatall
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
We will never travel on Oceania again. Rampant sickness -- the previous sailing of the Marina also had sickness involving the crew and passengers. It carried over to our cruise. My wife was violently ill for more than 18 hours. The ... Read more
trippingtraveller
Member Since 2016
5 reviews
10 helpful votes
Marina is a beautiful ship and the public areas are not only amazingly gorgeous in their decor but the entire ship is just a joy to behold. All the public areas have amazing and interesting furniture, works of art, soft furnishings, ... Read more
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coco&memaw
Member Since 2010
1 review
27 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We choose this cruise because chef Jacques Pepin was going to be onboard! Unfortunately, the entire cruise was overshadowed with the onboard illness of some cruisers and staff! We were told little about it except that protocol and ... Read more
Cicada1
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
57 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We booked this cruise because of the ports and Jacques Pepin would be on board. We upgraded to a marvelous Owners suite--8th floor. I didn't like we were on the 8th floor at first, but once in suite, it was glorious and contrary to other ... Read more
dianezw
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
171 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
My husband and I are in our 50's. We recently joined family members on a recent cruise to the Southern Mediterranean. We were in a new port everyday (no sea days). Embarkation and disembarkation was extremely smooth! The Marina is ... Read more
AW22
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
We cruised with Oceania in January 2016 from Hong Kong to Bangkok and had a very good time. In November 2016 we did a Med Cruise going from Venice to Rome, however this one was a bit of a disappointment. It was billed as a Jacques Pepin ... Read more
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Mouchie1
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We chose this cruise because it was going to Mylonos within the timeframe I desired. I'll do the good and the could have been better; GOOD Beautiful ship - it is meticulously cleaned and maintained. And during rough seas performed ... Read more
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Lady of the Nile
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
84 forum posts
6 helpful votes
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. The staff were ... Read more
wakeupcoffee
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
23 forum posts
6 helpful votes
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 have had a larger room ... Read more
Rimmaz
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We cruised on the Riviera from Venice to Athens, 13 days cruise. Fantastic! If someone is disappointed, I am sure they were not on this cruise. The food was superb, port of call were very interesting, overall great experience. My husband ... Read more
michaelcollins
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
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 felt at home (even ... Read more
sevencroft
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
11 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Last year we cruised on the Marina & were so impressed we chose the sister ship, The Riviera, hoping for the same standard of service & food again. We were wrong, it somehow managed to surpass our expectations & step up yet ... Read more
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procter
Member Since 2007
6 reviews
426 forum posts
27 helpful votes
Venice Barcelona July August 2016. Just returned from this cruise and ready to add my 2 pennorth to reviews. Background Long time Azamara cruiser but increasingly fed up with cheeseparing on ship dictated by Miami. 15 + cruises ... Read more
Adele's
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
3 forum posts
27 helpful votes
Did the Gondolas to Gaudi cruise. We are a couple in our early fifties and this was our second cruise having cruised in the Baltic with Celebrity two years ago. We loved our previous cruise on the Celebrity Eclipse but the Riviera was ... Read more
marikay1961
Member Since 2013
1 review
8 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
amazing cruise!!! We seriously wished we didn't have to leave the ship! amazing ports (Marseilles was a snooze though)!! Would have loved more time in Barcelona and Venice. Amazing amazing shore excursions! The guides were better than ... Read more
globob26
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
My husband and I chose this cruise because of the advertised reputation of Oceania and because it embarked in Venice, which was a place we wanted to return to, and it had a stop in Antibes that would allow us to see the French Riviera for ... Read more
lizzietish60
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Always enjoy sailing with Oceania. We sailed from Venice to Barcelona. Staff were most courteous and friendly as on our prior experiences with Oceania. Food was excellent at all meals, it is truly a cruise for Foodies! Their ... Read more
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