Passengers on Oceania Riviera go for comfort in the daytime, where swimsuits and cover-ups are the norm poolside, and shorts, tees, jeans, capris and casual dresses are appropriate in all other public spaces. (Passengers aren't permitted to wear tank tops or swimsuits in restaurants, regardless of the time of day.)
At night, the dress code is similar to what you'd find at a country club or resort on land. Men wear dress pants or khakis and button-down or collared shirts, while women might wear dresses or blouses with skirts, capris or dress pants. Jeans, T-shirts and tennis shoes are expressly prohibited in public venues after 6 p.m. Riviera doesn't have a formal night, so glitzy dresses or jackets and ties aren't required, though some passengers do dress for dinner, especially in the specialty venues.
A cruise on Riviera includes dining at all specialty restaurants (except La Reserve), which means passengers can dine fee-free at excellent options such as Asian restaurant Red Ginger and French venue Jacques.
Your cruise fare also will cover unlimited soft drinks, bottled water, cappuccino, espresso, teas and juices. Beer, wine, cocktails and spirits are extra. Oceania offers a variety of beverage packages, including a wine-by-the-bottle package priced per bottle and house or premium beverage packages, priced per person per day. (Passengers who purchase any beverage package get 20 percent off at La Reserve, the ship's wine-pairing dinner experience.)
For passengers staying in Concierge Level cabins or higher, varying amounts of Wi-Fi are included, generally for one device per cabin, which is a nice perk but cumbersome in an age when passengers travel with multiple devices. Those staying in Concierge Level Staterooms and Penthouse Suites receive 200 and 500 minutes (or the equivalent data amount), depending on the cruise length. Passengers staying in Owner's, Vista and Oceania Suites get unlimited Wi-Fi for one device.
Shore excursions aren't included, but passengers can purchase excursion packages that provide pretty solid savings for those booking all their excursions through the ship.
Gratuities are not included, and the ship recommends passengers tip $16 per person, per day. Those staying in suites that include butler service are encouraged to tip $23 per person, per day. Passengers can pay gratuities in cash or by credit card; they will be added to onboard accounts automatically, though they can be removed or adjusted up or down. An 18-percent gratuity is added to spa services, dinner at La Reserve and all beverage purchases. Room service is included, but tips are not: Plan to tip a couple of dollars if you order.
The U.S. dollar is the currency onboard.