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Oceania Riviera Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

Oceania
Riviera
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

14

Very Good

5

Average

7

Poor

4

Terrible

2

Cruise type

Luxury Cruises

347

Romantic Cruises

91

Senior Cruises

77

Repositioning Cruises

42

Family Cruises

32

32 Oceania Riviera Family Cruises Cruise Reviews


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Skbg

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

If I could only give it zero stars I would

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I’m used to have always gone on sea goddess back in its day and crystal, so unfortunately my standards are really high. This cruise ship made me hate cruising forever. I don’t understand the hype. Old cruise ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Holmesie

4 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Third Oceania Cruise, First in the Caribbean

We booked this cruise as it included four countries we previously hadn't visited: Cuba, Belize, Honduras, and Guatemala. The timing worked well to have some family join us on this 7-night cruise. I would note ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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goldeneyes

4 Reviews Written

33 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable but not the best

We chose this one over one that we had booked on the MSC Seaside because it included a stop in Cuba and one other country that we had not been to before in the Western Caribbean. We (my wife and I) also had her two ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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sarasotaguy

7 Reviews Written

31 Helpful Votes

Very overrated & very overpriced

The itinerary was the main attraction, plus decent reviews. I'll start with the positives. Embarkation was easy. Service in all areas was really good. End of positives. The ship rode poorly, even in ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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cruiseraw

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Riviera needs dry dock upgrades; needs updated internet; and needs ESPN on TV

The oceania riviera desperately needs dry dock updates & upgrades. The same carpet stains from last year's cruise were still there a year later. The carpet is in horrible condition and the wood on the ship needs ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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johnpaulvaldez

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

I would have liked to give a better rating but simply can't in all honesty.

Let me start with a few positive comments that made me glad I was able to have this experience at least once. The finest thing about the trip was the bed. It was gloriously comfortable. Magical. I move a lot when I ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Corvette man

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Decent, but do not book any excursions through them. Not worth it!

Manly booked this for the itinerary. It was a 12 night - Venice to Barcelona . 11-1-18 to 11-13-18. Excursions were not as described. The stops listed were not accurate. One location did not have the handicrafts ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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reneewright18

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

If you are under the age of 75, please read before you book with Oceania

We were excited to travel on Oceania with our family of 5 and booked 2 staterooms for my husband, myself and our three sons in a separate stateroom. We were told by our Oceania travel representative and also ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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JDincalif

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Good Cruise-Questionable Sales Tactics

This was our fourth Oceania cruise and it was the type and quality of a cruise we have come to expect from this cruise line. We can say that we experienced excellent service and top notch quality of food at several ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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buddyjazzy

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Can't beat Oceania for the money!

We signed up for the cruise the end of March because of a great sale. We were a group of 4 couples; 2 veteran, 2 novice. The two new couples to cruising on Oceania had their expectations far exceeded ( we all took ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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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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qweasdzxcqazwsx

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Surrounded by senior citizens only. Unnecessarily short stay at each port of cal

We just concluded Oceania's cruise from Venice to Athens on the "Riviera". Among over 1,000 passengers were only 5-6 young ones; the rest were senior citizens in their '70s. There were no poolside (or anywhere else) ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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TerryAB

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great Experience

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Canadianvoyager

14 Reviews Written

58 Helpful Votes

FIRST BUT NOT LAST CRUISE WITH OCEANIA

I would like to start this review by thanking a great couple I met, on the NCL Jade in April 2014, who first introduced me to this great resource “Cruise Critic”. Their names are Catherine and Michael from ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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ifly737

5 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Really Liked Oceania

We chose Oceania for the timing of the cruise. As we sailed and completed our cruise on 12/22 just before Christmas. First the ship: The Riviera is a beautiful ship. Well appointed public areas. Nice pool deck ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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vcd

2 Reviews Written

26 Helpful Votes

The Best Cruise Ever!

We had never travelled on Oceania but our travel agent recommended this cruise as we were going with our parents who are older people and need help in many ways. She said the service was great and the food was ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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West Windsor girl

3 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Beautiful Ship, Great Itinerary

We have sailed on Oceania 5 times on their smaller ships and loved them. We were a bit nervous about the bigger ships, thinking it might lose that personal touch, but it was great. Even with 1000 people, nothing ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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Bocantcome

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

Everything was great excellent except the wifi.

We loved everything about this cruise except for the wifi. So let me get that out of the way first. Oceania, you MUST upgrade the wifi. Really a shame that you are charging for this, and it doesn't work about ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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lizzietish60

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Oceania: Wonderful Food and Excellent Service!

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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teddiern

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Couple Off the List!

I wanted just to get away and see something that I hadn't seen before. We did a pre-cruise to Machu Picchu and it was awesome! On board the ship was small and intimate. There was a variety of dining areas that ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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stanleywang

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

The biggest disapointment was before embarkation in the hotel.

to see Spain coast and Morocco. We came one day early to make sure catching the cruise. it seemed a bad idea staying in it assigned hotel Barcelona Hilton, not only charged double for 2 persons in one room, ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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dojies

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Spoilt; the bar has been set high for other cruises.

The Riviera cruise (Oceania) was very satisfying on a number of levels, because of what they call ‘enrichment experiences’. On a culinary level, there is a choice between speciality restaurants serving some ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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Dr. Dave

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not As Good As Hype

Pros: 1. Food was outstanding. 5-star restaurant quality in the specialty restaurants. 2. Common areas very nice, such as impressive library area, nice fitness room, etc. Cons: 1. Web site makes it so ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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Rmrands

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Somewhat disapointing after all the hype

Don't get me wrong we had a good time because we had 11 family members and a gang of friends onboard. We are all Crystal veterans giving Oceania a try because they had a much better Christmas itinerary than Crystal ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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psychopharmacist

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Happiness was missing from this cruise- and not because of the norovirus problem

This reviewer and his wife are seasoned cruisers. This was our first time with Oceania. We are in our early 60's. The Staff was incredible, faced with potentially overwhelming demands on the staff's times as the ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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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