Riviera

Oceania Cruises

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Based on 96 reviews

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Fabulous Firsts

October

Pros: Great accommodations, personal service, fabulous food

Cons: None

Recommended: Yes

It was a fantastic first time for us sailing on the Riviera. We just felt it was the best way to travel and see the ports we did. We have already booked 2024 and 2025 cruises.

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An excellent ship with terrific staff and great shore excursions

August

Pros: The food is amazing with specialty restaurants at no charge

Cons: Cant think of anything negative.

Recommended: Yes

I love the ship and all the friendly staff who make the experience great. The General Manager invited us to dinner at Privee as I am a platinum member of the Oceania club. Several lovely cocktail parties were hosted by the senior staff. Due to bad weather and high winds we missed two ports as couldn’t guarantee a safe arrival and departure. Immediately they got together and planned many activities aboard. A cooking demonstration, speakers, golf in the Martinis bar, trivia, and other activities.

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Greenland & Nordic Gems

July

Pros: The remodel bathrooms feature an oversized walk-in shower with a ceiling-mounted rainforest shower head and hand-held shower wand.

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Recommended: Yes

We were so lucky with the weather during this entire cruise; except for port Paamiut, Greenland which the ship can not anchor plus tender are not safe due to floating iceberg and fog so the captain decided to skip this port. There was a tender mishap when returning from port Lerwick (Shetland Islands), Scotland to ship. The tender bumped not once but twice while trying to dock; we were safe but some people got hurt including one with broken nose and twisted ankle. The food quality seems lower compared to the cruise we took on October 2019; maybe due to the pandemic or cost cutting.

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Our Mediterranean Cruise

May

Pros: small ship, excellent food, excellent service, lots of activities, new big bathrooms, more inclusive in price

Cons: sometimes a port was not stopped at, internet was irregular and slow

Recommended: Yes

It was an excellent cruise. We loved it so much that we booked another on this cruise. Can't wait!

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Ireland, Scotland, and England—10 Nights

July

Pros: Great food and variety of food and special restaurants; superb accommodations with balconies; excellent staff

Cons: Tenders used for most ports of call—okay but takes more time to get ashore; online scheduling of shore excursions filled early and we had to deal with it onboard the first day; flight scheduling could be better.

Recommended: Yes

This was our second Cruise (Baltic was first)with Oceania and we will go again! You can go formal or informal which we like to have the choice. Food and service were excellent no matter if you were eating in the formal dining room or the Terrace Cafe—buffet. Small ship with about 1,500 guests who were mostly adults. Very little to do for children. Ship was clean and everyone was very friendly. If you want fine dining with great accommodations and an adult atmosphere, Oceania is a great choice! They provide great entertainment at night and great land excursions as well.

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Back to traveling

April

Pros: A great way to travel. A floating hotel with all the comforts of home. All food, activities and entertainment in one place!!

Cons: Not always the amount of time you’d like in port but the pros out way the cons

Recommended: Yes

Loved getting back to sailing with Oceania and seeing the world.

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Mediterranean Cruise Venice to Barcelona

April

Pros: wonderful vista suite, incredible ship staff

Cons: crowded tours with clogged toilets at stops, food on ship was mediocre

Recommended: Yes

Overall, a wonderful experience for us. Sonu was incredible catering to our needs. Without him, we would not have enjoyed the trip. Ginselle (spelling?) who works in the spa was great, such a sweet person too. Best part of the ship was your crew--all wonderful people. Kotor panoramic tour-stop for snack was disappointing--we were one of the last buses and bus had trouble parking, toilets were clogged. Just too many people doing the same thing. Wish we had gone to Dubrovnik instead of Split and Monaco instead of Marseilles. Toscana and Jacques--delicious. Grand Dining Room, Polo and Terrace cafe were disappointing. Iquomenitsa port was a nightmare--took us 2 1/2 hours to get through port security. Due to my husband having Parkinson's, we did not go to any of the entertainment, but I'm told I have to give it a rating Should be not applicable

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