Riviera

Oceania Cruises

AT A GLANCE

24-hour Room Service
Broadway-style Entertainment
Butler Service
Casino
Elevators
Fitness Center
Fitness Classes
Hot Tub
Laundry/Dry Cleaning
Library
Showroom
Spa
Specialty Restaurants
Swimming Pool

Ship Info

What's Included

Included


  • Shipboard accommodations | Onboard meals and entertainment

Not Included

  • Wine & spirits | Shore excursions | Spa treatments | Wine pairing dinners | Onboard incidentals | Gratuities

Ship Overview

Inaugural Sailing
2012
Tonnage
65000 Tons
Public Decks
11
Passenger Capacity
1250
Crew
800
Registry
Marshall Islands

Reviews and Recommendations for Riviera

96%

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recommend


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A pleasure

By: SMCH


Reviewed on: 31 Aug 2013

A great ship with a great crew. Enjoyed every moment. Can't wait to be on board again.
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Campbell

Highly Recommended

By: kbch


Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2013

Great ship and crew. Looking forward to sailing on her again.
Travel Advisor:  Roxanne Girard

Highly Recommended

By: Disc


Reviewed on: 16 Sep 2013

Outstanding ship, food and service. Would be difficult to book with another cruise line after Oceania.
Travel Advisor:  Darrin Cancellieri

Very pleasant surprise

By: Sunshine Sandy


Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2013

Riviera is beautiful. Cabins spacious, public spaces tastefully decorated. Ship clean & well-maintained. Food was fabulous. Crew was friendly and helpful. Loads of diversions on board. Book your own shore excursions. It's cheaper, smaller tour, maximizes time in port and limits the shopping.
Travel Advisor:  Steven Glenn Gulko

Best cruise line

By: Dave D


Reviewed on: 08 Oct 2013

Oceania continues to provide an amazing experience at sea. The food and the people are unbelievable!
Travel Advisor:  Bobbi Nappi

Highly recommended

By: lucred


Reviewed on: 04 Oct 2013

The ship was beautiful. The crew & staff were friendly and just amazing. The service was a 6-star and the food, absolutely delicious. Not a negative comment.

By: Paul


Reviewed on: 05 Oct 2013

Our first cruise with Oceania, but if they go to our next destination, wherever that may be, we would love to travel with them again.
Travel Advisor:  Cassandra Bookholder

HIGHLY RECOMMEND

By: ROBERT


Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2013

THE CRUISE WAS FABULOUS, THE SHIP WAS BEAUTIFUL, THE FOOD WAS FIRST CLASS, THE STAFF WERE OUTSTANDING. THE PORTS WERE FUN TO SEE. I CANNOT IMAGINE IT BEING ANY BETTER.

highly recommended

By: Carol


Reviewed on: 18 Oct 2013

We had a most beautiful time on the Riveria, Wondeful accomadations and delicious food. Wonderful health club.
Travel Advisor:  Joan Gerson

Great Ship

By: Rick


Reviewed on: 17 Oct 2013

We enjoyed our cruise on the Riviera. The food was top shelf and the accomodations were great.
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Yale

Highly recommended

By: Larry78


Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2013

Betty is a professional. She is the best. We can always depend on her in any circumstances and she never fails. Everything is well organized and we love travelling with her. Your every problem is her top priority.
Travel Advisor:  Betty Shukster

The very best cruise line.

By: Happy cruiser


Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2013

There is no better cruise line than Oceania. Love the staff & the restaurant options. See you soon on any Oceania cruise ship as they are all comfortable.
Travel Advisor:  Maria Karmiris

tour descriptions??

By: ron


Reviewed on: 24 Nov 2013

available tours should be listed in more detail...especially what will be covered and where the stops are. many points of interest are drive bys vs. stops. stops in key areas vs. trying to cover too much with drive bys.
Travel Advisor:  Jim Buckley, CTA
Not Recommended

NOT RECOMENDED

By: JOHN


Reviewed on: 11 Jan 2014

THE SHIP WAS OK. BUT, TO ME, THE CREW SEEMERD TO THINK THE PATRONS WERE THERE FOR THE BENIFIT OF THE CREW, INSTEAD OF THE OTHER WAY AROUND.

Very Highly Recommended

By: Ken


Reviewed on: 19 Jan 2014

We have cruised with many different cruise companies, but once we went with Oceania we won't settle for anything less. Everything about Oceania cruises is quite excellent. This staff is friendly and top-notch. ALL of the food is wonderful--with something for every taste. Bottom Line: Go ahead with Oceania and you will never want to go with anyone else.
Travel Advisor:  Jessica Griscavage

recommended

By: dAg


Reviewed on: 06 Feb 2014

We were very pleased with everything except the cost of the wines!!  They charge restaurant prices and then add an 18% additional charge, which they call a gratuity.  However, it is not optional.
Travel Advisor:  Connie Burke

Ship

By: Mermaid


Reviewed on: 25 Dec 2017

Quite enjoyable Great food. Plenty of staff. Tea time our favorite
Travel Advisor:  Betsy Patton

Good trip

By: West Carib trip


Reviewed on: 04 Jan 2018

Fun and a treat.
Travel Advisor:  Sally Shekane

Highly recommmend

By: Mary4341


Reviewed on: 07 Feb 2014

The service was excellent, and all staff were ever helpful, professional, and friendly.  Food was superb. Although we never did formally meet our stateroom staff, it was always extremely well maintained.  Our only less than ideal food and service experience was at the Polo Grille.  We also enjoyed all the ports and excursions except for Nassau which seemed a little below the standards of such an amazing cruise line experience.  Thank you for making our vacation one of the best experiences we have had. 
Travel Advisor:  John Chaffin

Highly Recommended

By: BuffaloBob


Reviewed on: 23 Feb 2014

The food is outstanding, the activities offered on board are excellent, particularly the cooking classes.  Service is superlative.  Comfort rates a 10 out of 10.
Travel Advisor:  Jesse Taylor

Recommended P

By: Marcia


Reviewed on: 18 Feb 2014

enjoyed shipboard experiences-food in speciality restaurants excellent. Missed   Movie theater and no director for bridge. Wish price for single more equitable.
Travel Advisor:  Sally Shekane

highly recommend Oceania

By: AnnieB


Reviewed on: 20 Feb 2014

We have been on 10 Oceania cruises and have an 11th planned for this Oct. from Barcelona to Venice on the Marina.  Vernon Hayes has handled all of those cruises.  We have a question as to why do other people get up-graded and we never do?  3 couples who we have told about Oceania have been up-graded and we wonder what their magic is?  It is about time, don't you think?  Vernon's agency in Beaufort has done other cruise line cruises for us...Princess 3 times, Celebrity 3 times and 4 aboard Holland America.  Oceania is a top cruise line and we will probably keep going. We have never had any Virtuoso Amenities to my knowledge.  Vernon has given us shipboard credit several times which was so nice of him.

Great cruise line

By: Sandi


Reviewed on: 10 Mar 2014

We have cruised with Oceania a number of times.  Always great service.The only complaint I have is with your air arrangements.  They never give us a direct flight.  This last flight with a connection was the worst.  The airline lost our luggage and we did not have anything for two days.  This is unacceptable!No compensation on the cruise or a future cruise.  We have an upcoming cruise in June, but are considering cancelling it due to the distress we endured recently.

Excellent service

By: Billdupin@sbcglobal.net


Reviewed on: 23 Mar 2014

The guests appear to be getting Older. The new concierge service was very good and very close by.  
Travel Advisor:  Patrice Thomas

Highly Recommended

By: Bill


Reviewed on: 03 Apr 2014

We have been on five or six Oceania and have really enjoyedall of them. Food and service are excellent.

Elegant

By: Ann&Fred


Reviewed on: 03 Apr 2014

Riviera, like her sister Marina, is the perfect size for cruising.  Staff are all well trained and friendly.  Service is impeccable, food top notch.  With so many cruiseship choices, it is important to find just the right fit.
Travel Advisor:  Barbara Clements

Great experience

By: Carol


Reviewed on: 23 Apr 2014

Fabulous food. Excellent staff . Love the size of the suite Weak on lectures and speakers Would not  recommend Canyon Ranch's services . Very expensive for the quality of work. 

Highly Recommended

By: Ruth


Reviewed on: 28 Apr 2014

I have been cruising for over 40 years and have been on over 70 cruises. Oceania is my favorite cruise line.  Environment, service, cuisine, itinerares and activities are excellent.
Travel Advisor:  Jesse Taylor

Great food Elegant service

By: ReuvenD


Reviewed on: 01 May 2014

Great food whether in the main dining room, specialty restaurants or Terrace buffet. Water for afternoon tea could be a little hotter.
Travel Advisor:  Jesse Taylor

Fabulous!

By: Jk


Reviewed on: 08 May 2014

This my third trip on Oceania ...twice on marina and this time on Riviera.The food was excellent and our stateroom was a nice size.  These ships have the most wonderful staff.  It's a true luxury trip.
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Andersen

Wonderful Experience

By: Sheila


Reviewed on: 26 May 2014

This was our second voyage with Oceania . Like the first is was wonderful. We upgraded to the Penthouse and it was an added treat. Lincoln our Butler was great. Thoughtful and Professional . If I had to advise anything I would say that Bob and I both noticed how dirty the Carpet was. My husband has back problems and getting on the floor to stretch out as per his Doctor was not an option. Food  and staff were great. Friendly and helpful and clean On one of our Excursions. It was Ephesus we had lunch at a place that was way below par for Oceania. Ferrel cat's running every where food you couldn't Begin to want to eat  just because  nothing was recognizable !!! Would  take that place off your list for your clients!!!   All in all you got a 98 out of 100 with us!
Travel Advisor:  Jesse Taylor

Our Cruise Line of Choice

By: Pepper


Reviewed on: 21 May 2014

We have sailed with Oceania on three cruises:  two on the Regatta and just got home from the Historic Holy Land tour on the Riviera.  The service is wonderful, the crew is competent and friendly, and the ships are beautiful.  Of course, we are thinking and planning our next voyage and it will be on Oceania!

Good for mature adults only

By: banana


Reviewed on: 22 May 2014

Food served was excellent , esp .the specialty restaurantsRoom was well lay out and nicely decorated . On board service is excellentShow is just OK , nothing to praise aboutDon't expect too much shopping 

Highly recommend

By: Mimi Mcp


Reviewed on: 29 May 2014

Highly recommend

By: Leigh


Reviewed on: 13 Jul 2014

I do not have ANY complaints!
Travel Advisor:  Cristina Buaas

Highly Recommended

By: Maggie


Reviewed on: 05 Jul 2014

I loved this ship!  It was so much better than the Nautica, which was the ship we cruised on last time with Oceania.  The Riviera is new and so much more spacious and clean.  I would definitely recommend it to everyone:)
Travel Advisor:  Ann Winegeart

Outstanding cruise experience.

By: SMFISH


Reviewed on: 05 Jul 2014

The ship, the ports of call, the crew were all perfect. An outstanding experience.
Travel Advisor:  Martine Dorobanti

The best in the business

By: Aventura Cruisers


Reviewed on: 18 Aug 2014

We have been on this ship three times and can't get enough of it, its crew, staff, the bars, the excellent dining and service. This ship never feels crowded, it's beautifully and tastefully decorated. You won't be disappointed.
Travel Advisor:  Stacy Weigant

Top of the Line Food and Service

By: classylady


Reviewed on: 11 Aug 2014

The cabin was spotless, the food wonderful and the experience Spectacular
Travel Advisor:  Jesse Taylor

Riviera-Adriatic cruise

By: Greg & Jane


Reviewed on: 30 Aug 2014

Beautiful ship and facilities. Outstanding housekeeping and cleanliness! Great cruise director! Food has continued to be excellent. Entertainment was a surprise-very good and a tremendous improvement from Marina entertainment during the maiden year. The restaurant staff was very good, although a few people may not have been as excited to be there as Marina's maiden year staff-but overall very good. Barista was great! Housekeeping -Francis was the hardest working guy on the ship! Definitely plan to make more Oceania cruises in the future. Concern-I believe that your stated dress policy-country casual- is not being enforced. I think staff is too timid to tell guests that admittance will be denied. Saw many swim suits in the Terrace. Also noted that some wine stewards were a bit disappointed when we didn't order wine-This trip unfortunately, my wife was unable to drink alcohol, due to a medical-liver- issue.
Travel Advisor:  Jesse Taylor

Comfort

By: Nat


Reviewed on: 24 Mar 2018

All amenities made for happy days. The crew members were exceptionally friendly, pleasant, and helpful. Every request was granted within minutes.
Travel Advisor:  Jim Buckley, CTA

Vacation very comfortable & friendly

By: Rosie


Reviewed on: 03 Apr 2018

Relaxing &easy living
Travel Advisor:  Judith Stang

Love Oceania, but...

By: bo


Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2014

this was our 7th cruise on Oceania with two more booked w/i next year including a 39 day. Oceania is a great cruise line, however our recent "Black Sea Legends " cruise on the new Riviera was NOT Oceania's best performance - hopefully a one time glich. Ship just did not "click" as they have before. Crew seemed less friendly, slight cut back on food variety and a real screw up on ports including a last minute cancellation and replacement of a port for no good reason. Hope they are not beginning a down hill slide now that NCL has them!
Travel Advisor:  George Nagy

black sea cruise

By: John


Reviewed on: 20 Oct 2014

riveria is a beautifull ship and service was outstanding
Travel Advisor:  Sandra Keeso-Hall

Every trip on Oceania is wonderful!

By: SKS


Reviewed on: 27 Oct 2014

The crew on Oceania is one of their greatest assets. They are professional, courteous and most attentive! The ship is immaculate, service abundant, wonderful itineraries, outstanding food! We are loyal travelers with Oceania and intend to continue ! The culinary program on the Riviera and Marina offers a unique, a learning, and a most enjoyable experience!
Travel Advisor:  George Nagy

Lovely Riviera

By: Cindyz


Reviewed on: 06 Nov 2014

Wonderful ship, courteous staff, amazing food...a perfect cruise experience!
Travel Advisor:  Carol Talcott

Excellent Service and Experince

By: Barry


Reviewed on: 13 Nov 2014

Unbelievable and impeccable service for a world class trip. Can't wait for our next cruise with Oceania!
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Yale

Best food ship

By: JackandGayle


Reviewed on: 10 Dec 2014

This was our second cruise on the Riviera. The food continues to be the best we have experienced on a number of cruise lines. The specialty restaurants are top quality and the staff always efficient.
Travel Advisor:  Jesse Taylor

Nice vacation

By: bballrichg


Reviewed on: 04 Feb 2015

There has been some dimunition in the overall quality of this highly rated cruise line. Service was down a bit and they have cut some food portions considerably - but this is, overall, a really good cruise line. WE love the ability to dine in many restaurants and to have such a variety of venues (outdoor and indoor). On the Caribbean cruise we took, there were virtually no goings-on in the pool area and some of the piped in music was funereal in nature. Shore excursions were mostly snorkeling and scuba diving - appropriate for this area. Not too many other tours and, as always they are way overpriced. Better off most of the time just getting a taxi or booking a tour at the pier. remember, Oceania merely presents tours run by the same local companioes that service other tourists - only at a much higher price. TV and internet are still as bad as always. Entertainment was good - not great - but certainly adequate for this sailing.
Travel Advisor:  Sally Shekane

Wonderful experience

By: Lin


Reviewed on: 03 Mar 2015

This is the most wonderful cruise line. We love the service and food and all the wonderful people we meet. Have been on this line four times and booked again for next February.

Outstanding

By: Old Fart


Reviewed on: 11 Mar 2015

This was my first cruise ever, very glad I chose Oceania. Everybody vas very, very friendly good food absolutely nothing to complain about, Julia that took care of my room was outstanding, so vas Nicola in the Casino bar.
Travel Advisor:  Lesley Buck

smaller ships better

By: Lesleyontour


Reviewed on: 26 Apr 2015

We liked this cruise but we did not love it. We are happier on their smaller vessels. Also we found that the food choices were more limited this time, although it has been a while since we cruised with them as we had opted for the small Princess ships for a few trips. Dessert choices at the lunch buffet seemed more limited and whatever happened to the shrimp cocktail that we ordered every night. No longer available. There were nights in the Grand Dining room that none of the choices appealed to us. I think we missed the coziness of Nautica and Regatta, the décor, the bar. Riviera does not seem like a warm ship in comparison. Service was still good and we had no complaints but I will put up with the small bathrooms for the intimacy of the small ships.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Allen-Speer

Affordable luxury

By: The Romantics


Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2015

We would recommend Oceania cruises for its small and elegant ship design. The cabins are well appointed and the guests are from all over the world. I would not recommend this cruise for families or children as most of the guests are traveling as couples only. The advantage of a small ship is that it can dock in smaller ports. This ship has a gorgeous culinary center for guests. Culinary Classes are onboard. Very nice! The casino is small and fun. The art classes are filled to capacity and the student work is on display when class is not in session. The food is available 24/7, and all kinds of fine dining experiences are available. Poolside grill, open air restaurants and private dining in gourmet restaurants are a few of the choices they offer. The executive lounge and concierge are very convenient if you spend a little more for a lot of friendly conversation and extra amenities. If you are considering a cruise, consider OCEANIA!
Travel Advisor:  Patricia McKenzie

Can't be beaten ...

By: Buzz


Reviewed on: 20 Apr 2015

My wife and I have cruised a bit (55+ cruises) on a multitude of different cruise lines, initially w/ Carnival (not our style), then RCCL, Celebrity, Princess, and Crystal, but when we were first introduced to Oceania we were hooked. The smaller ships are more intimate and friendly, the staff at all levels very congenial and accommodating, the ships spotless, and the dining superb. We've been on all of their ships (most of them multiple times) and all of the ships compare very favorably with Crystal at a materially more reasonable cost. We were a bit concerned when NCL took them over ... perhaps some of the NCL "DNA" would work its way into Oceania ... but we just got home from a trans-Atlantic trip on the Riviera and things were even better this time around than in the past. We select cruises based upon itinerary first, but when all else is equal or nearly so Oceania is far and away our preferred cruise line.
Travel Advisor:  Patti Carter

First Class All the Way

By: Sevcoop


Reviewed on: 24 Jun 2015

Though we had only cruised twice before, the Riviera ranked well above the other two cruise ships. The rooms are larger than expected and the bathroom is amazingly well-appointed, with good lighting and full size tub. There is more storage space than found on many ships as well. The food is incredible, and the opportunities to dine in the specialty restaurants is something not to be missed. All staff members are friendly and accommodating. There is no "push" to do this or that - your time can be very much your own and is what you make of it. You may join others for dinner or dine alone. Entertainment is not flashy, but worth watching. It is a very impressive cruise line and we would highly recommend it.
Travel Advisor:  Patty Perry

Very upscale without the high price

By: Sue and Michael


Reviewed on: 11 Jul 2015

The Oceania Riviera is beautifully adorned with great art. The crew is well trained and the free specialty restaurants will rival any other ship. The entertainment was great. We choose Oceania because of the ports it travels to, and the wonderful cabins.
Travel Advisor:  Sylvia Berman

Oceania did it again!

By: Jerbrad


Reviewed on: 12 Jul 2015

We had a fabulous cruise on Oceania and can't wait to cruise with you again! Tops in service, food, entertainment and hospitality! The staff is by far the best in the business!
Travel Advisor:  Kathy Moran

mid size,well outfitted

By: jjs/bbs cruising gang


Reviewed on: 30 Jul 2015

great food and staff, cabins/baths excellent, internet/wifi horrible
Travel Advisor:  Lynann Mullis

FIRST CLASS SERVICE

By: Smookum50


Reviewed on: 10 Aug 2015

This is a beautiful & elegant ship....I've been on other cruise lines before but NEVER have I been treated like special ROYALTY....LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!
Travel Advisor:  Patrice Thomas

Spectacular experience

By: mb


Reviewed on: 18 Aug 2015

My first voyage was a delightful experience. The food was first class. The room and comfort level were terrific. The organization and ease of travel were truly a wonderful vacation.
Travel Advisor:  Rose Field Passananti

ALWAYS enjoyable

By: Dave


Reviewed on: 13 Sep 2015

LOVE OCEANIA and their employees.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Winslow

Beautiful ship

By: WC


Reviewed on: 21 Sep 2015

Beautiful new ship,excellent food & service, would highly recommend.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Winslow

Clean and orderly

By: PB


Reviewed on: 20 Oct 2015

Boat was impeccably maintained and small enough to be comfortable while offering the features of a larger ship. Only complaint is that it was difficult to book meals in the featured restaurants if you did not know what you were doing and when to do it.
Travel Advisor:  Bitsy Clayton

Riviera

By: Lea


Reviewed on: 23 Nov 2015

The ship was beautiful and in pristine condition. The itinerary , staff and service were perfect. The food quality was disappointing.
Travel Advisor:  Katie McCormack Krinkie

Lives up to expectations and reputation!

By: Nick


Reviewed on: 03 Dec 2015

Our Riviera cruise was most pleasant in every way. The ship has superb state rooms, public areas, and facilities. Most gracious and helpful staff. Wonderful dining experiences. Have already booked another trip on the Riviera!
Travel Advisor:  Laura Morrissette Clark

Greate ship

By: Mike


Reviewed on: 18 Jan 2016

Great ship, excellent service, excellent food.

Wonderful ship

By: Dee59


Reviewed on: 08 Feb 2016

Love the ship, the service and, especially the quality of the food
Not Recommended

Excellent service

By: BoMar


Reviewed on: 19 Feb 2016

The ship in general was exceptional in service and appearance and the destinations to our liking. Once again however the sickness was rife on board for the last few days. The main reason we will not take another Oceania Cruise are the unbelievably outrageous gratuities charge for each alcoholic beverage, plus a lot of discrepancies between the drinks bill actually signed for and the final billing costs.

Mixed Experience

By: Bertman


Reviewed on: 28 Feb 2016

This was our 2nd voyage with Oceania and on Riviera. The first was excellent, beyond comparison to other cruise lines we've been on. This was one was impacted by a serious norovirus event which led to a shortened cruise. Although I don't fault Oceania for the problem, I was somewhat disappointed in their response to it. The crew remained professional and friendly under very trying circumstances, but the management's response was less than the "world-class" standard I'd come to expect from Oceania. Once the decision to terminate the cruise early was made, the remaining 2 days on-board suffered from a serious lack of customer service. The crew was focused only on cleaning and not on trying to make the best of a bad experience for the customers. There were no deck attendants or servers to be found. We waited for over 25 minutes for someone to provide place settings in the Terrace Cafe for breakfast. Everything outside the stateroom became virtually self-service. Poor.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Allen-Speer

Lemonade out of Lemons

By: annie28


Reviewed on: 01 Mar 2016

Adam Rog Worldview Travel- Coral Springs Riviera events anniecruise | 1 Mar 2016 The Riveria is a well appointed ship and our stateroom and balcony were superb. Food/dining -one of the best experiences. However-(if you are from Maine and you order "Maine Lobster" it's not the best) Shows/entertainment were better than most. Good talent and the length of show left us wanting more. Kudos to the cruise director . The pool leaves much to be desired if you expect to WALK in the pool. The height through out is 5'11" The casino is limited. The library is extensive. Artwork most interesting. Unfortunately-the virus struck and many were ill. We were not.. so still enjoyed our adventure. The staff worked diligently to sanitize every nook and cranny. It is unfortunate that those who were instructed to stay in their staterooms and recover did not choose to do that. Cruise was cut short and the logistics of moving everyone off ship and into Miami Hotels- well done! Adam Rog-The BEST
Travel Advisor:  Adam Rog

Beautiful stateroom

By: Trouble


Reviewed on: 12 Mar 2016

Even though the trip started with the CDC on board, the staff went out of their way to make you as comfortable as possible. Great itinerary, too
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Andersen

Riviera

By: jdo


Reviewed on: 11 Apr 2016

A very nice spacious ship, but we prefer the smaller ship, Nautica.
Travel Advisor:  Roxanne Girard

Friendly crew

By: Sister


Reviewed on: 15 Jun 2016

The ship was the usual Oceania clean, friendly, anything you would expect. We recommend Oceania to anyone who asks. The wi fi was the only thing that really frustrated most people who tried to use it. However, a very kind and patient man was always patient when we went to him for assistance.
Travel Advisor:  Cindy Bown

Fantastic Crew

By: Luckygirl63


Reviewed on: 28 Jun 2016

Lovely and friendly staff. Always pleasant. Room was small but have booked a second cruise to the Caribbean and upgraded my accommodations. Food was enjoyable and wine selections were adequate. Loved Martinis. Again, GREAT STAFF!!!!!!!
Travel Advisor:  Patrice Thomas

Best trip ever

By: Awesome88


Reviewed on: 14 Jul 2016

Great cruise line!
Travel Advisor:  Angela Pierson

the Riviera had everything, great food, good service, great staff

By: Irene


Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2016

The Oceania Line is truly exceptional, we enjoyed this back to back cruise very much, the ports were terrific, if not exciting, the food outstanding, and the staff very professional.
Travel Advisor:  Bridgett Quinn

True trip expert

By: Frankandmillie


Reviewed on: 10 Aug 2016

Every aspect of the trip is done by Rose. All we have to is show up and enjoy
Travel Advisor:  Rose Field Passananti

Excellent cusine and service

By: Rebecca from Newport Beach


Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2016

The food was amazing ! Each meal at every restaurant was incredible. Period.
Travel Advisor:  Jill Robbins

Beautiful ship with excellent service

By: Buttercup


Reviewed on: 31 Aug 2016

We have been on Oceania Cruises in the past and as always Oceania has met all our expectations. This was our first on the Riviera, however we have been on the Marina 3 times before, as well as the Regatta and Nautica. Each has had the excellent service and food that we expected. Even though we have no complaints on all the ships, we do prefer the Marina and Riviera for the size and the 4 Restaurants rather than two. Also enjoy the Executive and Concierge Lounges on the larger ships. We have been on the Penthouse and Concierge staterooms in the past. Looking forward to our cruise to Mexico on Serena in December knowing we will continue to receive excellent service.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Winslow

Smiling, gracious staff

By: Sidney


Reviewed on: 18 Sep 2016

Good food served in multiple venues and daily milkshakes, smoothies, and virgin coladas for free that made our day. Led by the cruise director, staff was always smiling and helpful, although there were occasional language-related glitches in the dining room and buffet. Two very good dance bands and one string quartet that played all our favorite music. Only minor complaints regarded the sometimes long lines and slow service in the main dining room and the itinerary, which included too many small Greek islands.
Travel Advisor:  Sharon Whiting

Superlative Cruise Line

By: KeepTraveling


Reviewed on: 28 Sep 2016

The ship is incredible. The service superlative. The cuisine Michelin star worthy. This was our third cruise on Oceania with many more to come.

Great Cruise Line

By: Mike Bjur


Reviewed on: 18 Sep 2016

The cruise exceeded our expectations.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Winslow

A Great Experience

By: Tom and Jan


Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2016

The accommodations, food and service were all superb. The ship's cruising itinerary could have been better. Two of the ports of call (Casablanca and Alicante) and the excursions there were only average.
Travel Advisor:  Karen Howland

Our Perfect Cruise

By: Nancy


Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2016

Everything about Oceania Cruises has been positive for us on 2 cruises, and we plan to sail again soon. We took Riviera from Venice to Barcelona summer 2016 and had an excellent trip over 12 days. Our room, the staff, the food, excursions, entertainment were all ideal. We enjoyed extras like the art classes and dancing when the band played.
Travel Advisor:  Julie Harris

Smooth sailing

By: The Sarg


Reviewed on: 21 Oct 2016

Had a good time
Travel Advisor:  Jay Musgrove

First Timer

By: The Pair


Reviewed on: 02 Nov 2016

Slowly discovering how pleasant such a cruise can be. Tours would be improved if "QuietVox" were used.
Travel Advisor:  Lorrie Dirksen

Excellent cruise iteanrry

By: JC


Reviewed on: 15 Dec 2016

Riviera is a clean and well maintained ship. It was a very pleasant cruise and a helpful staff. Speciality restaurants were exceptional! The Captain was seldom heard from except at noon on the crossing and weather reports were lacking.
Travel Advisor:  Mary Lou Yeager

Great Company Great People

By: Racko


Reviewed on: 18 Jan 2017

Glendo and I had a wonderful time and everything about Oceania was positive. Food, entertainment and service erecting all great.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Allen-Speer

Riviera

By: J & K


Reviewed on: 29 Jan 2017

This was our first trip with Oceania, and it won't be our last. The luxury of a veranda stateroom and specialty restaurants are not to be missed.
Travel Advisor:  Melita Hein

Caribbean cruise

By: S.E.


Reviewed on: 29 Jan 2017

We were treated like royalty
Travel Advisor:  Kristy Adler

Cruise

By: tb


Reviewed on: 02 Feb 2017

PLeasant.Generally good service.

our cruise ship

By: renaellen


Reviewed on: 07 Feb 2017

Very good. Good food. Friendly, attentive staff. Interesting speaker. Loved the artist loft. Good shore excursions
Travel Advisor:  JoAnne Patterson

Oceania Riviera Caribbean Trip

By: Tom


Reviewed on: 08 Feb 2017

The trip was very relaxing. The food was good overall. The Polo Club was a little disappointing. We didn't use the main dining room. We found that the Terrace Club would cook lobsters, shrimp, and lamb chops, etc. to order each evening. It was very relaxing up there and we could go when we wanted without any lines.
Travel Advisor:  Rich Korb

Waves

By: Ginger


Reviewed on: 09 Feb 2017

Wonderful. I love Oceania's country club casual atmosphere, cuisine, staff, and the service is exceptional.
Travel Advisor:  Debbie Reimer

Warm Weather Sailing

By: ApolloNoodles


Reviewed on: 09 Feb 2017

The cruise with this ship - and indeed this line - was well organized, and there was no complaint whatsoever about the service and the condition of the ship itself. The only area it might consider tidying up would be the tendering ports. They didn't have enough announcements for where to be and when to be there. As \I was in A |Penthouse Suite I was confused by changing instructions as to how to get onto the tenders. However, it all came together!
Travel Advisor:  Rose Coleman

Caribbean Cruise

By: Pat


Reviewed on: 08 Feb 2017

We had a great time. Have sailed on the Riviera before and would happily go on another trip on this ship. Oceania has the best food and service of any cruise line we have travelled with. The cooking centre classes were great as was the Artist's loft.
Travel Advisor:  JoAnne Patterson

southern Caribbean

By: 000


Reviewed on: 08 Feb 2017

Excellent, a step above

Oceana is the best we've gone on!

By: The world traveler


Reviewed on: 18 Feb 2017

We've taken over 30 cruises, on many lines, and found Oceana to be the best of lot....wonderful service, great food, nice entertainment, high quality of guests. We will do this line again!!!!!!!!!!!!
Travel Advisor:  Bridgett Quinn

Very nice

By: Mara


Reviewed on: 18 Feb 2017

Excellent service, food, accommodations, entertainment. My only complaint is one that may apply to other cruise lines/ships. There aren't enough deck lounge chairs. I saw people put their things on two chairs, one in the sun and one in the shade for later. Not fair. The Currents newsletter states that personal items will be cleared by the deck staff but nobody monitors it or does it. Not good for the sea days when you'd like to be outside and there's no place to sit.
Travel Advisor:  Judith Stang

Magnificent cruise ship

By: Samantha


Reviewed on: 18 Feb 2017

Dreamy, great. Not recommended for serious dieters.
Travel Advisor:  Vivian Paesano

wonderful

By: sy


Reviewed on: 18 Feb 2017

This ship has everything and provided a luxurious, easy paced vacation.
Travel Advisor:  Marlene Kraft

winter cruise17

By: snowbird72


Reviewed on: 18 Feb 2017

Only issue i have with Oceania is the onboard entertainment. The musicians are very good but the singers are Ok at best. Also the additional acts-magician comedy act was average at best.
Travel Advisor:  Betty Shukster

Beautiful

By: Wayne


Reviewed on: 18 Feb 2017

The accommodation & service were wonderful. Everyone worked very hard to make your trip amazing.
Travel Advisor:  Maria Karmiris

Riviera has become our HOME away from HOME

By: Magdalena


Reviewed on: 03 Mar 2017

After so many times on board the Riviera it has become our home away from home. The staff is trained so well and we are always taken care off from all the departments. The Specialty Restaurants are 5 Star Quality.....Gourmet Food and excellent Service..It is so nice to see the many familiar faces of Staff members as soon as we board the ship. We have already booked our #15 Cruise................before we left the Ship.
Travel Advisor:  Jesse Taylor

Sunny Caribbean

By: JO


Reviewed on: 02 Mar 2017

Very pleasurable experience. Friendly helpful and attentive staff, clean spacious staterooms, and excellent food.

Can't think of anything that needs improving

By: Denis&Nicole


Reviewed on: 01 Mar 2017

This was our 8th cruise, first time with Oceania, following recommendation from a long time friend. Difficult to select what was the highlight, most probably Riviera herself and especially her crew. Everyone, from room service to dining room personnel, and including officers that we met always made everything to make us happy and comfortable, always in a friendly, congenial and non-obtrusive manner. And the food! Superb quality and variety everywhere, every time, in the Main Dining Room, in the four specialized restaurants, and in the general buffet area. All in all, without par.
Travel Advisor:  Jesse Taylor

Pure Elegance

By: Smooches


Reviewed on: 13 Mar 2017

This was my 3rd trip aboard the Riviera....LOVE LOVE LOVE this ship and the employees...always treated with such respect and I just love the way that they cater to me...this is what vacation is all about.
Travel Advisor:  Patrice Thomas

Dog Lover Cruiser

By: Dog Lover Cruiser


Reviewed on: 21 Mar 2017

Riviera is Magnificent. Could not ask for a better experience. Ship is immaculate and the decorations are top notch.
Travel Advisor:  Patrice Thomas

Oceania

By: Karenlowe


Reviewed on: 12 Mar 2017

Awesome - as long as you know you don't get seasick.
Travel Advisor:  Patrice Thomas

Another Lovely Oceania Cruise

By: HHITraveler


Reviewed on: 14 Mar 2017

Peaceful yet exciting, delicious meals and snacks, great Penthouse cabin with really efficient butler, lots of fun activities...love the Team Trivia!
Travel Advisor:  Carlo Hilliard

My Oceana Riviera

By: Diane


Reviewed on: 23 Mar 2017

My Rivera cruise did not go well for me, although it was not the fault of the cruise line. It was a ten day cruise and it was almost always rough seas. I was sea sick 7 nights out of ten. The cuisine was the best I have ever had on a cruise, but it was difficult to enjoy it once we went out to sea. The cabin attendants and the other service was impeccable.

Miami to Miami, 3/6-16/'17

By: Kendall Smith-Oceania Cruise 3/'17


Reviewed on: 24 Mar 2017

Very pleasant-the staff were very competent, helpful and unobtrusive. The ship was clean, well maintained and elegant. The restaurants were all very good-enjoyed the food/service in all of the speciality restaurants, and I especially liked the Grand Dining Room. A highlight was afternoon tea, as the food/service were impeccable, and the 4 young women in the string quartet were fun to watch.
Travel Advisor:  Taryn Daley

Southern Caribbean

By: Juji


Reviewed on: 23 Mar 2017

Southern Caribbean itinerary was good. However the first two days at Sea were very windy and unable to use Balcony. Food and overall service very good. We were, however, disappointed in our dining experience in Polo Grill. Comparing this experience to past dining experiences in our past 6 Oceania cruise, was a negative experience.
Travel Advisor:  Carlo Hilliard

Oceania Riveira

By: Jim R


Reviewed on: 05 Apr 2017

The ship continues to have the best crew at sea. Everyone is always friendly and caring. Service is excellent in the restaurants and with the cabin team.
Travel Advisor:  Patty Perry

Sailing Riveria

By: Duke


Reviewed on: 03 Apr 2017

A man got sick...we had to go back to Miami and missed Turks We had 2 rough days at sea....the food is excellent..the concerge floor did not offer anything....the rooms and bath small.the ship lobby and common areas beautiful..Tea time excellent
Travel Advisor:  Ronni Winik

Review your cruise ship

By: LJ


Reviewed on: 01 Apr 2017

The food was excellent and the concierge fantastic. We were disappointed with the one excursion we booked with Oceania. Afternoon tea is wonderful. We felt the overall cleanliness had deteriorated as hallway carpets seemed dirty and one of group had to change units due to faulty doors to the balcony - too fogged up to see through properly. The luggage arrangements are super and all the staff well trained and friendly. We were disappointed to miss seeing the Turks and Caicos as that was one of reasons for choosing thar trip. We can understand the need to deal with a medical emergency but would have preferred to miss San Juan.
Travel Advisor:  Barbara Trotter

Trans Atlantic

By: Oldcruiser


Reviewed on: 15 Apr 2017

1 1/2 hour line at embarkation in Miami. After that all was good
Travel Advisor:  Michael Kempinski

This cruise was FABULOUS

By: Julesk


Reviewed on: 22 Apr 2017

Transatlantic cruise, not sure we'd like it, but we were simply delighted. Taken many river and ocean cruises, was wary of too many days at sea. This cruise was so great, we were so busy. Food, service, staterooms all incredible. Oceania is amazing. Get on one of their ships now!

Miami to Barcelona 2 part cruise

By: Roundy


Reviewed on: 26 Apr 2017

Too long. 24 days is a week too long. The ship could vastly improve the treatment of individuals with mobility issues; they were not adequately accommodated during shore excursions when leaving the ship. Also, I came home with pneumonia because the activities (e.g. shuffleboard) should have been moved indoors on freezing cold windy days but were not. The servers and head waiters were very pleasant and hardworking. Stateroom bathroom was unbelievably amazing!
Travel Advisor:  Julie Boulanger Taylor

Life on board

By: Sister


Reviewed on: 19 Apr 2017

Wonderful food. Wonderful service. The shows we saw were good. I would like more gym classes at sea.
Travel Advisor:  Patty Davidman

repositioning cruise

By: encino


Reviewed on: 20 Apr 2017

Ship is great, staff could not be more helpful. Main dining room food needs some help, the food in the other dining rooms was great. When I called prior to sailing I was told that the cooking classes were at 4:00. Wasn't happy with the times, but when I called back to book I was told that the classes were full. HOWEVER, when we boarded the ship in I checked further I found that there were 10:00 am classes!! I did not see that until we were at sea a day or two and by that time the classes were full. Your phone staff needs to be better informed. Don't advertise something and not have your people have ALL the details.
Travel Advisor:  Ellen Markus

poor off the ship service

By: rainey


Reviewed on: 22 Apr 2017

Inside the ship the service is great. On the personal side outside the service and follow throught is awful. I missed my flight because they did not read the disembarkation form and put me in a position to get to my flight.
Travel Advisor:  Julie Boulanger Taylor

Great all round

By: marky


Reviewed on: 25 Apr 2017

Great ports, great staff, great food!
Travel Advisor:  Barbara Clements

Comfort and service beyond belief.

By: Jimthehumanist


Reviewed on: 25 Apr 2017

Fab food, excellent service, brilliant decor. What more could one want!
Travel Advisor:  Darcy Flarity

Oceania Riviera

By: Sweetie


Reviewed on: 27 Apr 2017

Nice ship, good service - very enjoyable
Travel Advisor:  Sandra Keeso-Hall

To Israel on Riviera

By: Tikoes


Reviewed on: 05 May 2017

very pleasant and relaxing
Travel Advisor:  Carol Terhune

Cruise ship

By: Tricia


Reviewed on: 11 Jun 2017

Really liked the ship, service, and food! All excellent!
Travel Advisor:  Olivia Kirlin

Loved this cruise line

By: Harmom


Reviewed on: 14 Jun 2017

I am not a Hugh fan of large ships. This size was perfect. The amenities were perfect and the staff excellent. Of course, the food was fabulous except for the main dining room. The service was slow and we did not like the selections .We even preferred the selections on the buffet at Terrace cafe which was done in a very thoughtful way for service. The stateroom and bathroom were large and had amble places to store our things. I am a new convert to the Oceania experience.
Travel Advisor:  Kim Schneider

Ship Review

By: blessed


Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2017

We had a wonderful time on board the ship. The staff was extremely pleasant and catered to our every need. The state rooms were terrific and the food was amazing. the experience was definitely worth the cost of the cruise. The only negative was the use connectivity and strength of the wi-fi on board and the inability to keep in contact with family and friends both on the ship and back in the U.S. My carrier Verizon had some fault in the communication issues
Travel Advisor:  Jodi Bushkin
Not Recommended

Riviera Ship a disappointment

By: Candi


Reviewed on: 25 Jun 2017

Accommodations were lacking...small closet...safe was in a spot near ceiling! Above a drawer we couldn't use because it was too high...phone was not on night table - it was across Room on desk. All hangers were atrocious - severely peeling paint/varnish. Food was not even close to what is marketed as "best food at sea"!!

Cruising on the Riviera

By: Peggy


Reviewed on: 12 Jul 2017

Smaller ship than I've traveled on before, but very easy to get around on. Room, food (mostly the main dining room and Terrance room) and staff were excellent. I would have liked more variety in shopping, but understand limitations on smaller ship.
Travel Advisor:  Julie Harris

Great all around

By: Gaudi liver


Reviewed on: 15 Jul 2017

We enjoyed nearly every aspect of our cruise: accommodations, friendly staff, excellent food, and more.
Travel Advisor:  Julie Harris

walking on water

By: wine


Reviewed on: 26 Jul 2017

staff were excellent and very helpful
Travel Advisor:  Jackie Matthews

Adriatic Cruise - Riviera

By: Abdiel


Reviewed on: 31 Jul 2017

The Riviera Cruise was fantastic! From the moment the Oceania representative picked up us from the hotel in Rome the time we disembarked, the experience was excellent. The ship amenities were top notch, the food was great and the shore excursion were incredible! We really enjoyed the treatment we received. The String Quartet on board and the afternoon tea sealed the deal!!! Very excellent experience!
Travel Advisor:  Sandra Ortiz

Adriacic Inerlude

By: Ken Schoonover


Reviewed on: 01 Aug 2017

Fabulous. The cabins along with the entire ship were impeccably maintained. The four specialty restaurants were a true delight to the pallet, capturing unique cuisine and decor. The entertainment was a mixed bag. The comedian, magician, and ensemble were entertaining. But three consecutive nights of vocals were too much for us. We appreciated that they always put safety first, especially with tender operations in rough seas. Some of the ports-ofscall (Kotor and Koper) were a little off the beaten path, but were charming and were not packed with tourist. The gym was very well equipped, clean, organized, and a happy place to work off some calories.
Travel Advisor:  Jessica Griscavage

Oceania

By: Napoleon 1


Reviewed on: 19 Aug 2017

Impersonal Too many people The chef was excellent which is not always the case
Travel Advisor:  Diane Ritchey
Not Recommended

Oceania Riviera

By: Granddaddy


Reviewed on: 18 Aug 2017

This was the worst cruise we have ever taken!!!! Terrible service- the management did not want to hear about any problems!! Our plumbing worked only part of the time but no one seemed to care!! We would call this the "we don't care staff " because they got their automatic gratuity in advance!! Even the ship's manager passed the buck to the home office! The butler staff had no common sense or PR expertise!! Stay away from this very overrated Cruiseline!!

Cruise ship

By: dot


Reviewed on: 25 Aug 2017

Excellent. The crew and staff couldn't have been better. I would prefer going back to the old way of paying gratuities. I end up paying our room steward any way, after paying $17.00 a day. I'd rather pay the people who serve me individually
Travel Advisor:  Melitta Hannon

Main reason for sailing

By: Don


Reviewed on: 26 Sep 2017

Wonderful. That is one of the main reason I chose this cruise. My favorite ship.
Travel Advisor:  Cindy Bown

First class all the way !

By: Debbie


Reviewed on: 16 Sep 2017

This ship and staff were an experience like none other ! From the ship , to to the rooms , to the cuisine---the finest ! And the crew? it was like a floating Ritz Carlton ! The staff was professional , courteous , and went out of their way to make sure you had everything you needed. We are hooked on Oceania'
Travel Advisor:  Jay Musgrove

Our first European cruise

By: Irma victims


Reviewed on: 15 Sep 2017

The ship was wonderful Outstanding food and service Unfortunately we had to leave the cruise in Monte Carlo 3 days earlier because Hurricane Irma was heading to our home in South Florida We were so disappointed that our first cruise to Europe ended so abruptly

Oceania is excellent.

By: MJ


Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2017

The entire crew is very friendly and efficient. The food was excellent with a wide variety of choices. The specialty restaurants are amazing and unlike other cruise lines, are free.
Travel Advisor:  Donna Hall
Not Recommended

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By: Beasley


Reviewed on: 18 Oct 2017

Too stuffy.....had a concierge room but didn't really get that type of service....boring ship

Oceania Riviera Mediterranean cruise

By: Snapplejill


Reviewed on: 26 Oct 2017

The Riviera is a beautiful ship. Rooms are a nice size and the bathroom is beautifully done. The ship didn't feel crowded, food was excellent, and the onboard cooking classes were a highlight.
Travel Advisor:  Shameeron Paur

A 5 Star Floating Hotel

By: Kris


Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2017

Other than a 3 day Carnival cruise of which we were less than impressed, this was our first real cruise and we could not have been happier. We were treated like royalty. Accommodations were first class with a veranda big enough to have 2 lounge chairs. There was a shower and a tub in the bathroom and a queen sized bed. The ship had everything and the staff was wonderful and so helpful. The restaurants rivaled any 4 star restaurant we've ever been to. The excursions were perfect, the entertainment was fun and lively and we didn't want to leave. I would recommend this line to anyone.
Travel Advisor:  Noemie Cornelius

First cruise

By: Joyce


Reviewed on: 14 Nov 2017

We had a great trip and thought that the staff on the Riviera was great. The ship is beautiful and the itinerary was fabulous.
Travel Advisor:  Cynthia Heath

L. Bates

By: L & K Bates


Reviewed on: 13 Nov 2017

It was very good ! We have come to like the Marina / Riviera ships better then th "R" ships mainly due to the Bathrooms........they have Bath Tubs not just showers in the cabins that we usually book.
Travel Advisor:  Samuel Spencer

Perfect cruise

By: SKS


Reviewed on: 15 Dec 2017

We have sailed on the Riviera innumerable times, and never are we disappointed with the quality of our vacation aboard this ship!
Travel Advisor:  George Nagy

Riviera

By: Richard


Reviewed on: 21 Dec 2017

This was our first trip with Oceania and was taken as a comparison with a line with have used in the past. On comparison with one other line we found the cost did not deliver an equal increase in overall cruise experience. On the positive, we liked having unlimited internet, non-alcoholic drinks and gratuities included. On the negative, we noticed the walls in some companion ways were dirty, the menu in the main dining room somewhat boring, the specialty restaurants not as good as our other line. The Red Ginger is definitely wanting. If one wanted to go to a particular area or port, Oceania would be acceptable and you would have a good time.
Travel Advisor:  Carol Terhune

Riviera Review

By: Deborah


Reviewed on: 13 Dec 2017

We loved the ship. The service and the quality of the cuisine was exceptional! We would definitely travel on this ship again.
Travel Advisor:  Jesse Taylor

Caribbean cruise

By: Charlie


Reviewed on: 27 Dec 2017

Oceania delivered an exceptional experience. Food was great, service as well.
Travel Advisor:  Michele Smith

Outstanding our 12th with Oceania and have 13th booked.

By: Dubyap


Reviewed on: 25 Dec 2017

We especially enjoy the days st sea trivia is always fun. Good is beyond excellent.
Travel Advisor:  Patrice Thomas

Riviera Review

By: Claire/Les


Reviewed on: 18 Dec 2017

LOVE the Riviera. However, noticed it needs a few updates regarding fuirniture. Much of the 'stuffing' on seats of sofas/chairs as well as the chaise lounges in special enclaves. Not much padding anymore and needs a redo, facelift. Food still excellent and love the opulence of the china/crystal and decor everywhere.
Travel Advisor:  Jesse Taylor

Oceania Cruise 12/2/2017

By: Jim R


Reviewed on: 20 Dec 2017

Our trip on the Oceania was excellent once we got on board. As Usual they have the best dining at sea and an excellent staff serving you. Both the restaurants and the buffet have pleasant, efficient, and smiling people who go out of their way to help you. The room stewards are excellent. also. It is impossible not to pass someone that does not smile and give you a pleasant greeting. The rooms are large with plenty of storage and the bathrooms have showers with hard doors and separate bath tubs. The shows while not as elaborate as some large ships were well done and the performers always stop to talk with you around the ship. As always a great ship to cruise on.
Travel Advisor:  Patty Perry

Cruise Experience

By: Judy


Reviewed on: 19 Dec 2017

The ship was small enough to feel intimate, and easy to get around. The food was great, and the shows entertaining. The staff on board were excellent, always cheerful and very attentive.
Travel Advisor:  Alan Abelson

Riviera

By: Sieg


Reviewed on: 28 Dec 2017

this has been our 6th time on the Riviera, what can I say we love, from the comfortable bed in the stateroom to the fantastic food selection at the Terrace Cafe (buffet) to the specialty restaurants and the friendly staff, a real treat to be on this ship
Travel Advisor:  Randy Raphael

Tessie

By: Tessie


Reviewed on: 10 Jan 2018

The ship was wonderful. We had balcony Ste excellent. Lots of room, the bathroom was to die for and it is the newest ship. Liked the fact that coffees and pop were gratis and they were not “nickel and diming” you. Food was the best of seven cruises for us.
Travel Advisor:  Martina Peladeau

Holiday Caribbean Cruise 2018

By: Chris D


Reviewed on: 18 Jan 2018

For the most part the cruise was excellent. However they need to learn how to do a salad bar. Vary limited items and it was always empty No variety. The Specialty Restaurants were excellent. Concierge is not very helpful at booking your reservations in the specialty restaurants From the very first day and even pre booking they are always full. Staff was great. The room was excellent. I would recommend Salt and Pepper grinders for the tables The salt and pepper never comes out. LOL All and all it was a great cruise.
Travel Advisor:  Phyl Andersen

cruise ship , oceania

By: raymond Kostick


Reviewed on: 21 Jan 2018

A little bumpy the first 2 days, but very good the remaining 8 days
Travel Advisor:  Patrice Thomas

Riviera Ship

By: David


Reviewed on: 27 Jan 2018

This was my fourth trip with Oceania and \i very much enjoy the smaller ships. The staff on this ship were excellent, the food was great, and the ship was always kept in excellent condition and one was always able to get assistance or service whenever it was required. I have two future cruise booked with Oceania and am looking forward to them!
Travel Advisor:  Rose Coleman

Happy Cruiser

By: Happy Cruiser


Reviewed on: 20 Jan 2018

Everything on the Cruise was first class except for delays during embarkment.
Travel Advisor:  Joe Lucero

Seaswept Breezes

By: Margie R.


Reviewed on: 09 Feb 2018

Weather: not in our favor - rain/wind on all but 2 days, but we still had a nice time. Food: food and service in the four specialty restaurants were outstanding. The Grand Dining Room was not quite what it used to be, at least in comparison with the Nautica a few years ago. Excursions: Booked 5; 2 were cancelled due to weather. The best tour was Kohunlich & Dzibanche Mayan Ruins (8 hrs.). The tour director (Diana) was OUTSTANDING. This tour made up for the other 2 mediocre tours. The only reason I booked Quirigua Archaeological National Park was because it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. After visiting the Kohunlich & Dzibanchein Ruins, this one didn’t compare; it was a bit disappointing. Oceania would improve if it would offer quality land excursions lead by knowledgeable tour directors (like Tauck).
Travel Advisor:  Dan Twomey

Small ship, good service

By: sabitasera


Reviewed on: 13 Feb 2018

Riviera was a very nice surprise from large ship cruising. Small but never felt overcrowded (except on sea days looking for a lounge chair). This ship attracts a very geriatric crowd however, and many of the less able guests were still trying to board tenders etc despite the need for walkers and wheelchairs. Dangerous to watch and time consuming to wait for them. Food was excellent. Ports of call were good: Riviera went to many of the small islands the bigger ships could not reach.
Travel Advisor:  Nora Pearce
Not Recommended

cruise ship

By: Maddie


Reviewed on: 14 Feb 2018

Personally, I prefer the smaller Oceania ships. The many restaurants really are too much for me. The cabin, 7028 was not, to my liking. It was the only one available in my price range. The housekeepers, servers, etc. were great. The same cannot be said for the staff who handle signing on for subsequent voyages. Several other passengers felt the same way I did. The exchanges were cold and dismissive. This was the first time that I have booked on the ship and the experience was not good!

Oceania Riviera

By: Ricky ticki tavi


Reviewed on: 13 Feb 2018

Highly recommend for older passengers. Service beyond reproach. Nice not to worry about gratuities after every service or drink whereas other lines give you slip to sign with line for extra gratuity. Servers get paid by number of customers so hustle to give service. Had medical emergency which ship handled extremely well needing services on shore including hospital. Food was above average by far especially specialty restaurants. Nice not to have to spend extra for specialty restaurants. Shows very ordinary but music at lounges superb.
Travel Advisor:  Katie Schmitz

14 Day Southern Caribbean

By: J & G


Reviewed on: 13 Feb 2018

Very relaxing, very delicious, very fun with perfect weather (except for a couple of pesky 10 minute showers one day)
Travel Advisor:  Carlo Hilliard

What a Trip!

By: sy


Reviewed on: 23 Feb 2018

Shipboard amenities were quality. Food was outstanding. Ambiance made our whole cruise relaxing and fun.
Travel Advisor:  Marlene Kraft

Riviera Review

By: Lucy and Don


Reviewed on: 23 Feb 2018

Already reviewed our recent cruise with Jesse
Travel Advisor:  Jesse Taylor

ALWAYS A GREAT CRUISE LINE

By: GLORIA L


Reviewed on: 22 Feb 2018

Everything was excellent, great food, great entertainment and excursions etc except the Wi-Fi on this trip. I believe needs upgrading as more people using it onboard. Slow signal that consistently kept kicking out caused some inconvenience for us when trying to check in for our flights home caused us to be separated on the flight. Hope it is fixed for the next trip.
Travel Advisor:  Shelley Greenan

EVERYTHING ON THIS SHIP IS EXCELLENT

By: MAGDALENA


Reviewed on: 05 Mar 2018

THE RIVIERA FEELS LIKE HOME AFTER SO MANY CRUISES WE ALWAYS PREFER THIS SHIP
Travel Advisor:  Jesse Taylor

Excellent Cruise

By: Ed & Linda H.


Reviewed on: 18 Mar 2018

This is our second cruise aboard the Oceania Riviera, and both cruises have been excellent. The fantastic food, service, accommodations, on board programs, shore excursions, and guest lecturers, make these voyages exceptional. The ship has a luxurious environment while maintaining a casual, relaxing ambiance. We would highly recommend cruising with the Riviera.
Travel Advisor:  Myrna Arroyo

good not great

By: RJ


Reviewed on: 06 Mar 2018

food was very good but hard to get in specialty restaurants disappointed that the gratuities are not included from Virtuoso entertainment just OK lectures very good (Sandy Cares) excursions not good
Travel Advisor:  Diane Ritchey

staff very nice

By: RJ


Reviewed on: 06 Mar 2018

my wife and I really enjoyed the ship and sunny weather
Travel Advisor:  Diane Ritchey

Oceania Riviera

By: Satisfied


Reviewed on: 05 Mar 2018

The Riviera is a comfortable size. The food, service and facilities are excellent.
Travel Advisor:  Vivien Rethazy

A wonderful voyage

By: Marie


Reviewed on: 15 Mar 2018

This was our second voyage on the Riviera - what a lovely comfortable ship. The crew was a pleasure to be around; they provide prompt and gracious service! We had an exceptional stateroom captain - Melissa - who, with Matthew, did a wonderful job keeping things clean and tidy, while entertaining us throughout the voyage. During the trip we encountered seas rough enough not to be able to tender into the port. The captain kept us informed of changes to our itinerary and why we needed to go to another port. I was very happy with the revised port selections. The Destination Services team were able to find new excursions, rebook them and to also find local travel hosts to give us information on the ports....To top it off the food was wonderfully delicious and the gym handy enough to thwart the extra calories. Kudos to Oceania
Travel Advisor:  Debbie Crockett

Riviera Cruise

By: Glazer


Reviewed on: 18 Mar 2018

We enjoyed our suite and the staff that took care of our every need. We cruise Oceania again.
Travel Advisor:  Sue Bauer

Excellent

By: Ancient Mariner


Reviewed on: 15 Mar 2018

Everything was excellent. Food, service, our butler Ivo, cleanliness. Shows were amateurish
Travel Advisor:  Rose Coleman

Great cruise ship

By: Ray


Reviewed on: 08 Apr 2018

I have been on several cruise ships/lines. Oceania Rivers is by far the best yet. I am looking forward to booking another Oceania cruise. Where - decisions, decisions - that's my only dilemma. The size of their ships, crew to guest ratio, service, food, entertainment Wow, everything is top-notch.
Travel Advisor:  Kathy Dorfman

Another wonderful cruise on Riviera

By: Jayne


Reviewed on: 17 Apr 2018

Just back from the Miami to Barcelona cruise - 14 days on beautiful Riviera. It's been two years since our last trip and we're happy to say that standards are still exceptionally high on board. Ship staff are exceptionally well trained, friendly, efficient and always ready to help with a smile. The food was, once again, to a very high standard. Our only frown was at the change from French butter to American Land O Lakes! Nobody does butter like the French! Can't wait to go back, and yes, would most assuredly recommend Riviera.
Travel Advisor:  Carolyn O'Meara

Gourmet eating

By: Crt


Reviewed on: 19 Apr 2018

Outstanding service & food, good entertainment, concierge upgrade was ok- we never use a balcony so ocean view has all amenities needed Top notch ship & staff
Travel Advisor:  Judy Kotkin

Ship

By: Anne


Reviewed on: 26 Apr 2018

Everything was just perfect, as always. My 9th Oceania cruise. Never disappoints!
Travel Advisor:  Becky Lamb

Enjoyed

By: Me


Reviewed on: 23 Apr 2018

Very nice, two thoughts 1/ start the entertainment at nine 2/ have a back up plan for ports where there are always problems landing As always the food was wonderful and staff cannot do enough for you
Travel Advisor:  Betty Shukster

Great ship

By: Kevin and Susan


Reviewed on: 03 May 2018

This was our third Oceania cruise. The first two were on the Regatta, a somewhat smaller ship. On the Riviera we enjoyed a larger cabin (especially the bathroom) as well as the extra specialty restaurant, Red Ginger. The ship seemed somewhat more stable due to its larger size. The crew was wonderful, as always. Very friendly and helpful. Can't go wrong with Oceania in our opinion.
Travel Advisor:  Joe Lucero

Oceania Riviera

By: Sue


Reviewed on: 07 May 2018

We loved the Riviera. The specialty restaurants were all excellent and there was no problem getting a seating. There were plenty of activities for those who wanted something to do. The cabin was just what we wanted with lovely decor and space. We had the same butler that we had on a previous cruise on a sister ship and he as as good the second time as the first. He anticipated our needs and provided a great experience. I would recommend this ship and this cruise line.
Travel Advisor:  Patrice Thomas

Good Food, Good Service, Family Atmosphere

By: Sidney


Reviewed on: 10 May 2018

The ship was clean with friendly and efficient staff. The food was good, especially in the four specialty restaurants (our favorite was Red Ginger, the Asian fusion restaurant). Entertainment was very good with accommodating bands who played good dance music. I appreciated staff's fond memories of my mother Pauline, who was a previous passenger but passed way on March 15, 2018. Shore excursions were well-run. Airplane reservations were not so good, as we had poor seat selections on the two flights home. Three days at sea were good for me due to duplicate bridge and team trivia, but my fiancée Amy was bored due to lack of her preferred activities. Need more dance lessons or music or arts and crafts during the day, not just starting at 4 PM for afternoon tea. I liked it well enough to book another Oceania cruise to Europe for both of us for next year.
Travel Advisor:  Sharon Whiting

Wick

By: Wick


Reviewed on: 29 May 2018

The ship was fine and the crew great
Travel Advisor:  Lily Sasson

Amalfi an Italian Paradise

By: Jacque


Reviewed on: 11 Jun 2018

My time was way too short. Absolutely loved it.
Travel Advisor:  Patrice Thomas

Oceania cruise

By: Diane Bush


Reviewed on: 24 Feb 2019

Staff was wonderful. Food so so except in speciality restaurants . Not enough staff during cocktail hours at bars.
Travel Advisor:  Julie Roman

Aboard the Riviera

By: Maggie


Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2018

We loved this cruise line. The ships are a great size ( we had around 1250 guests) and so much was included in the price. We didn’t have the feeling of being nickeled and dimed for everything. The crew was great and very helpful and the ship was quite organized, no lines. Most ports had shuttles to the town which was very nice as the tours sometimes become a bit overwhelming. The food was excellent and the ship staterooms were very nice and well maintained. I really can’t think of any criticism.
Travel Advisor:  Ilona Kupec

Ambivalent

By: Hed


Reviewed on: 18 Jul 2018

Few frills and amenities. Staff fair. But if you are looking for a tranquil peaceful time that’s the cruise for you
Travel Advisor:  Sylvia Berman

Oceania Cruises

By: Betsy


Reviewed on: 30 Jul 2018

Delicious food and impeccable service. The cruise had a lot of problems but like weather but they were not the fault of the cruise line.
Travel Advisor:  Jackie Matthews

Riveria

By: Fred


Reviewed on: 30 Jul 2018

Room, staff, food, facilities were ALL superb.
Travel Advisor:  Debbie Rosenberg

Trip of a lifetime

By: Msbfix


Reviewed on: 30 Jul 2018

Beautiful ship, service, food, ports! Incredible trip!
Travel Advisor:  Debra Stern

riviera

By: michelle jurika


Reviewed on: 28 Aug 2018

We loved our accommodations -I even want to buy the Oceania sheets for myself my sleep was so comfortable - every staff member was gracious, always greeting us with a smile and, at our service day and night. The shore excursion director was able to make an adjustment on one of our tours based on a truly sub par tour experience and this has endeared us to Oceania forever. We loved the healthy and wide choice of foods and menus and dining venues though often crowded. The 3 grandchildren found enough to do on board not to be bored! Thanks for a wonderful memory album.
Travel Advisor:  Carrie Bradley

Loved Riviera

By: Martha


Reviewed on: 15 Aug 2018

We loved the ship. Our first time with Oceania. Loved the specialty restaurants. They were topnotch!!
Travel Advisor:  Bitsy Clayton

Mediterranean cruise

By: Mark & Karen Evard


Reviewed on: 10 Aug 2018

Everything on Riviera was wonderful! Our stateroom was very accommodating, service was excellent, and the food was exceptional. The only thing lacking was the reliability of the internet service.

Overall Positive Experience

By: Happy Travelers


Reviewed on: 14 Aug 2018

We really enjoyed our time aboard the ship as the people we met were lovely ( similar age group) and new friendships were formed. The food was amazing and it was nice to be able to go to different speciality restaurants and not have to dress in formal attire. The ports we stopped at were beautiful and there was so much to see. Getting on and off the ship was very organized. We were happy to spend one day at sea as we enjoyed the pool and Canyon Ranch Spa. We did go to the nightly shows but I think they could have hired better entertainers. I was not expecting Broadway but all the entertainment seemed very amateurish for a luxury cruise line. Most of the staff was great but I personally think they could still do a better job training the entire staff to go out of their way for the guests.
Travel Advisor:  Fran Nelson

Getting a bit tired

By: Boca Travlers


Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2018

Due for some freshing up Elevators several times during the week had to be closed The plubic toilets also closed on occasion Our penthouse suite was kept perfect clean, but outside balcony had rust areas. We have sailed on Ocenia many times but this time we had some language difficulties. Both the butler and dining staff tried hard to please but often misunderstood passenger requests. Not quite the first class experience we had in the past Still a lovely ship and would recommend but needs some improvement
Travel Advisor:  Sally Shekane

Riviera

By: Connie


Reviewed on: 25 Feb 2019

It is a beautiful ship with so much to keep you busy if interested or lots of places to just relax. Our time was wonderful
Travel Advisor:  Betty Shukster

We had a wonderful cruise

By: Terri


Reviewed on: 31 Aug 2018

The Oceania Riviera is a beautiful ship and meticulously maintained. We loved the accommodations, service, itinerary and the cuisine. The cruise was very relaxing and we were especially happy with the port times. We would definitely cruise on Oceania again.
Travel Advisor:  Dan Twomey

Very nice cruise on the Mediterranean.

By: Terri


Reviewed on: 31 Aug 2018

We loved our cruise on the Oceania Riviera. The accommodations, cuisine, service and itinerary were the best. We enjoyed every day on the ship. The itinerary was unique and we enjoyed the time in port. We would definitely sail on Oceania again.
Travel Advisor:  Dan Twomey

Excellent!

By: Gabriel


Reviewed on: 31 Aug 2018

We were very impressed with the service, cleanliness and state of the ship. The food was superb in all the restaurants and dinning room. The itinerary more than met our expectations. The entertainment needs some tuning!! We will not hesitate taking another cruise on Oceania.

Fun time

By: nick


Reviewed on: 06 Sep 2018

The Riviera staff was helpful and professional at all times.

The Riviera is a wonderful mid sized ship

By: BETSY FLA


Reviewed on: 07 Sep 2018

We enjoyed this ship very much. We enjoy Oceania, period! The specialty restaurants are excellent, (not so much the main dining room this time, sadly, but the grill is fantastic even at night so it didn't matter) The spa is wonderful, our cabin was perfect and the casino and cooking school are a great bonus.
Travel Advisor:  Lily Sasson

Excelent

By: Espe


Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2018

The ship is beautiful, elegant, the food is amazing, the best restaurants at sea. The consiergue is not good, Philp doesn´t know anything about the ports, no help at all. But the ship is amazing.
Travel Advisor:  Francis Contreras

Scandavian Adventures

By: DLA


Reviewed on: 16 Sep 2018

Great experience once again. Not a lot of options for vegetarian or vegan diets. Will definitely sail with Oceania again.
Travel Advisor:  Zeze Kattan

Beautiful Ship

By: Theresa


Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2018

I would definitely recommend this ship to those who wish to travel in luxury. The veranda stateroom was am amazing study in how best to use space. 282 sq feet that felt like much more! The food was delicious and the specialty restaurants superb. I am disappointed in the service levels. Although they were good, they were not GREAT in the Grand dining room, as would be expected on an expensive top end cruise line. There were 2 amazing waiters, but the rest did not seem to have the same passion for service. Their after-sale service lacks as well. I wrote to them a week ago about 2 issues (a lost drivers license and an un-redeemed casino voucher) and they have not yet felt the need to respond , even after 3 requests.
Travel Advisor:  Sandra Keeso-Hall

Ship

By: clover


Reviewed on: 12 Oct 2018

The short cruise was very good. The staff was very efficient and everything was in perfect order
Travel Advisor:  Vivien Rethazy

Beautiful ship

By: Red


Reviewed on: 21 Oct 2018

Service was great! The food in the specialty restaurants was very good. The Grand Dining room was fair. Overall, a nice ship.
Travel Advisor:  Nella Ward

Love the Oceania Experience

By: love to travel


Reviewed on: 29 Oct 2018

this was our 3rd time on the Riviera and liked it just as well as we did the first time. It has a pleasant atmosphere, and is very easy to navigate. There is enough room on the ship to roam around, shop or just hang out. it's renovation in the upcoming years is much anticipated.
Travel Advisor:  Debbie Crockett

Riviera Ship

By: DebSparrow


Reviewed on: 22 Oct 2018

Everything was excellent from the food, the staff, the entertainment. Staff was always very attentive and happy to help in any way.

Riviera Review

By: VKT


Reviewed on: 21 Oct 2018

Butler & housekeeping services were excellent. Food at the specialty restaurants was outstanding. We did not care for the other dining choices.
Travel Advisor:  Jesse Taylor

Oceania Cruise

By: Pat


Reviewed on: 24 Oct 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our recent Oceania cruise. The ship was elegant, the food marvelous and the service outstanding. The itinerary was just what we were looking for, the size of the ship, number of passengers and number of staff provided a relaxed, comfortable experience. We are already looking for our next Oceania cruise.
Travel Advisor:  Jen Mitchell

Five Star cruise ship

By: Linda


Reviewed on: 30 Oct 2018

Oceania cruises are top rated with beautiful ships and five star food. The service is outstanding and they have more time in ports and less sea days than most cruise lines.
Travel Advisor:  Julie Boulanger Taylor

Riviera

By: Sue


Reviewed on: 01 Nov 2018

Full of activities,and fun, a lifetime experience!.
Travel Advisor:  Julie Roman

Great

By: Ike


Reviewed on: 17 Nov 2018

Very good. Ship, food,and service

My Sixth Cruise with Oceania

By: David M


Reviewed on: 16 Nov 2018

It was excellent as usual with this line. Great service, wonderful food, and I love their smaller ships.
Travel Advisor:  Rose Coleman

Mediterran Cruise-Oceania Cruises

By: Q


Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2018

I had given up on cruising until being introduced to Oceania. Perfect size ship to feel comfortable, and not part of a mass grouping of people. Calm atmosphere, excellent service, many choices in dining experiences, and excellent food execution. Our stateroom was very comfortable and well appointed. Disembarking for land excursions was easy and well organized. Phenomenol staff on the Riviera. I fully enjoyed my cruising experience with Oceania.
Travel Advisor:  Joe Lucero

Oceania

By: P


Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2018

We have sailed with Oceania several times. The employees on this cruise line are so warm and friendly. The ship offers so many extras. The food is excellent, they have great excursions, the ship is so clean and all the officers are always visible.
Travel Advisor:  George Balogh

Outstanding

By: Mary


Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2018

Enjoyed the ship the food,entertainment, and the excursions.
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Daniel

Outstanding Experience

By: jainskeep


Reviewed on: 02 Dec 2018

Rivera is the fifth cruise ship I have been on. I found it to be one of the top ships of that group. The boarding process and disembarkation were quick and easy. The onboard experience was fine. The food was excellent. The only negative would be the pricing of shore excursions. Simply put, they were expensive. And while the food was excellent, too much time was spent waiting for food in the Grand Dining Room and there were some lines in the Terrace Grill.
Travel Advisor:  Joe Lucero

A Fine Ship

By: Donbroff


Reviewed on: 03 Dec 2018

We had a wonderful crossing. The Riviera is one of 2 of Oceania’s larger ships ( 1250 passengers.) It is quite beautiful blending class and excellent ssailing capabilities. Our stateroom was lovely, the public rooms beautiful, the food excellent and the other passengers on this voyage delightful. The ship had to divert from its scheduled itinerary to avoid a storm. While we had to miss two ports, the pictures of the storm made me very grateful that we took a more southern, sunny route. I highly recommend this ship and line.
Travel Advisor:  Diane Ritchey

An excellent crossing

By: Donbroff


Reviewed on: 03 Dec 2018

The ship as stated before was in excellent condition. It was quite stable even in seas that were a little choppy. This is not a ship suitable for children as there are no facilities; itbis bedt for solos or couples or groups that enjoy more calm activities. There are plenty of daily activities. Special bonuses are an extravagant brunch, afternoon tea, varied and interesting menus, wonderful stewards and surprisingly excellent laundry service.
Travel Advisor:  Diane Ritchey

A fine time

By: The ladies


Reviewed on: 09 Dec 2018

It was marvelous !!!
Travel Advisor:  Kyle Bruening

Oceania is a great cruise line

By: Rich1


Reviewed on: 03 Dec 2018

We have been travelling on Oceania for years and although I have traveled on other lines as has my wife, we always gravitate back to Oceania. The food and the service can't be beat.
Travel Advisor:  Cindy Bown

Adventure across Atlantic

By: Johnny


Reviewed on: 03 Dec 2018

We've been on the sister ship Marina, several times, and the Riviera is identical. The food is the best. While we were unable to stop at the Canary Islands due to storms, we had plenty of entertainment and things to do for the 8 sea days from Spain.
Travel Advisor:  Sue Bauer

Oceania always

By: DubyaP


Reviewed on: 23 Dec 2018

This was our 15th Oceania cruise. We have been on four of the five ships - numerous times on the Riviera. The food, service, ambiance, lectures, staring quartet, entertainment-- all tops. We will join the Riviera again in March 2019.
Travel Advisor:  Patrice Thomas

Great trip

By: lvv


Reviewed on: 25 Dec 2018

Great ship, Excellent service, fantastic room. The only complaint is that at the last minute they changed the itinerary and instead of St. Maarten we went to Tortola. I choose my cruises very specifically for the ports and Tortola is a dump. St. Maarten is fantastic. This itinerary is very good otherwise.
Travel Advisor:  Dan Twomey

perfect

By: cruiser


Reviewed on: 31 Dec 2018

excellent and relaxing
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Campbell

Oceanio

By: Frances


Reviewed on: 17 Jan 2019

It was fine, I had a wonderful time
Travel Advisor:  Betty Worthy Strahan
Not Recommended

Disappointed

By: Niles


Reviewed on: 16 Jan 2019

Poor value for the money. This is not a high caliber ship. Dining room service poor, food poor. Specialty dining rooms poor food.

Sunny Charms on Riviera Jan 2019

By: Marthaawh


Reviewed on: 20 Jan 2019

We loved our experience. The quality of service was wonderful in the Penthouse category. Our butler was wonderful (Chetan). The specialty food restaurants were the best in cruising we feel. The like the size ship and the crew to guest ratio. We loved the amount of time at sea mixed with ports. Our one complaint was the stop at Great Stirrup Cay....it was not up to the quality of anything else this cruise had going for it. The food was quite less in quality and there was nothing of real interest in spending a day there. Additionally, we've stopped at private islands on other cruise lines that were much better designed and much better food. This seemed to be operated by Norwegian which I understand is a part of Oceania's family, but the quality was more reflective of Norwegian and not Oceania.....and I would never choose a Norwegian cruise so that was disappointing. The ship, the service, the restaurants, the amenities, the size stateroom, the ports otherwise were simply divine
Travel Advisor:  Bitsy Clayton

Wonderful ship. Very clean, stable. Great specialty restaurants and dining room. Poolside restaurant

By: Susan


Reviewed on: 27 Jan 2019

Even in our 3 sailing days there was a lot to do Concierge cabin was a little too compact for 2 people. I prefer the penthouse suite for comfort.
Travel Advisor:  Kathryn Schutz

Wonderful cruise

By: Cruzin


Reviewed on: 09 Feb 2019

The cruise was wonderful. We enjoyed some new ports. The weather was great. We did not enjoy the food as much as in past cruises. Oceania is known for its wonderful cuisine but this cruise fell short.
Travel Advisor:  Dan Twomey

Very nice cruise ship

By: Cruzin


Reviewed on: 09 Feb 2019

Our time aboard the ship was very nice. The ship is beautiful however we were a bit disappointed with the food on this cruise, especially in the Grand Dining Room. We have had better food on previous Oceania Cruises.
Travel Advisor:  Dan Twomey
Not Recommended

Trip was less than we expected

By: Lars


Reviewed on: 02 Feb 2019

Moderately good as cruises go.

OCEANIA CARRIBEAN CRUISE

By: long term traveler


Reviewed on: 01 Feb 2019

EXCELLENT SERVICE, FOOD VERY GOOD BUT COLD USE SOME MORE VARIETY, EXCELLENT EVENING SHOWS, FAIR SELECTION OF PORTS AND ABOUT AVERAGE SHOE EXCURSIONS
Travel Advisor:  Effie Patrianakos

ship

By: dietcoke


Reviewed on: 12 Feb 2019

We were very impressed with the Riviera. Our first time to cruise on that ship and ended up booking another cruise because we enjoyed it so well.
Travel Advisor:  Gayle Takashima

Excellent

By: Peg


Reviewed on: 12 Feb 2019

Love this ship. Food was excellent. We have recommend the cruise line to others and they too now enjoy it.
Travel Advisor:  Rebecca Bliefernich

always first class

By: rj


Reviewed on: 20 Mar 2019

the only issue is that it's difficult to get extra days in the specialty restaurants. not sure if the concierge level is worth the extra $ laundry however was very nice to have. Food everywhere was VERY good, entertainment not so good! need a fun piano bar to hang out in like Crystal ship was a little tired but I hear its going in for a facelift...it's needed
Travel Advisor:  Diane Ritchey

Cruise Oceania 2/24/2019

By: R and M


Reviewed on: 20 Mar 2019

Well the ship was perfect but it would have been nice if we got 5 days of good weather to start with but unfortunately the captain can't control that. I guess my one concern might be that the quality of their steaks in their specialty restaurants were not as good as they were say 4-6 years ago.
Travel Advisor:  Renee Weiss

Wonderful Service

By: Bethann


Reviewed on: 12 Mar 2019

Great cruise line. Lots of options for things to do and see. Great restaurants and food. The staff is very professional and happy to serve your every need.
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Andersen

riviera review

By: mac


Reviewed on: 25 Mar 2019

Excellent Staff and food were 1st class. One disappointment --only given one cruise credit for back to back cruises of 20 days---Our friends (recommended by us+ )got one cruise credit for 10 days,

Wonderful experience

By: York


Reviewed on: 02 Apr 2019

The ship was elegant, immaculate and the crew was pleasant and anxious to please.
Travel Advisor:  Patti Olshen

Love Oceania

By: Dance


Reviewed on: 01 Apr 2019

We’ve taken 3 Oceania cruises, loving the small ships with classy decor, excellent staff, amazing food, very good excursions, comfy beds, and much more!
Travel Advisor:  Julie Harris

bar

By: bar


Reviewed on: 09 Apr 2019

Couldn't believe the ship was going to dry dock for renovations. It still looked great.
Travel Advisor:  LynnDee King

Crossing April 2019

By: CHARLIE 1


Reviewed on: 24 Apr 2019

As usual, all aspects of my cruise were very pleasant. From the food, entertainment, staff, excursions, and the many other activities, I enjoyed all. My only criticism was the wi-fi which I have already commented on. I am happy to see they are eliminating personal plastics and minimising paper use as well. I will continue with Oceania as they are moving forward with the times and offer many interesting venues to explore.
Travel Advisor:  Shelley Greenan

Splendid Journey

By: Lalu


Reviewed on: 26 Apr 2019

Very organized and covered all needs for passengers. Crew was excellent, friendly.
Travel Advisor:  Viviane Tondeur

Ocean crossing

By: Woodie


Reviewed on: 26 Apr 2019

Miami to Barcelona was great. The food was amazinh
Travel Advisor:  Sharon Whiting

no for me

By: jim


Reviewed on: 07 May 2019

I think I need a cruise that alcohol is included. Too many bridge players for the number of instructors. Wine tasting should be a night
Travel Advisor:  Sharon Johnson

Oceania - Riviera

By: Winnie


Reviewed on: 10 May 2019

Found this cruise ship to be a treat. We loved the special restaurants, in addition to enjoying the regular Main Dining Room. The cruise itself was one of the smoothest we have ever experienced. This far exceeded our expectations.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Allen-Speer

Mediterranean cruise

By: Traveler


Reviewed on: 15 May 2019

The ship was very nice. The restaurants had great food. The cabin was spacious and comfortable. We really enjoyed the concierge deck to relax on after a day walking around on shore.
Travel Advisor:  Julie Roman

Mediterranean Oceania

By: Anna Louise


Reviewed on: 14 May 2019

AMAZING! I cannot describe how pleased we were with the amenities. The rooms were comfortable (better than I expected) and the entire ship was very clean and spacious. The staff to passenger ratio was great. The restaurants were amazing too! After traveling in each city each day and exploring and feeling tired, we would get back on the cruise ship and feel refreshed. It felt like you were walking into an all-inclusive resort at the end of the day. And you could go sit by the pool, or get ready for dinner with no rush. We loved it! One tip: I would make sure to make reservations at the specialty restaurants as soon as they "open up" the requests. We got one at each of the 4 restaurants, but all that was left was 9pm. That was fine, but I would have preferred 8pm.
Travel Advisor:  Florence (Flo) Banks

Oceania

By: S Madden


Reviewed on: 13 May 2019

We loved cruising and loved Oceania. The entire ship and processes were organized. I will definitely travel with Oceania again.
Travel Advisor:  Florence (Flo) Banks

Oceania

By: Chuck


Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2019

The restaurants were marvelous. Service was attentive and personal, We are definitely planning another cruise with Oceania.
Travel Advisor:  Lisa Renae Torgerson

Impeccable

By: Sailor


Reviewed on: 31 May 2019

The Riviera was beautiful and the staff were excellent. From the embarkation to the disembarkation everything was A+ . The rooms the food the excursions and did i mention the awesome staff, we never wanted for anything. It was perfect and we can’t wait to sail again.
Travel Advisor:  Judi Walker

Oceania Mediterranean cruise

By: Mboromom


Reviewed on: 08 Jun 2019

Excellent food & room service. We were on concierge veranda level & had everything we could want. Morning room service was addictive!! Every meal was quite good. The bed & linens were incredible, and we enjoyed the in room movies for relaxation after a busy day. Henrietta was so wonderful & took care of our needs. The internet service aboard ships is pretty bad. You have WiFi for one Acct & it’s so slow. Of course you can pay a pretty hefty price -& this cruise is not cheap-but even paying, internet was not great. This is a problem when you are trying to research a destination. Excursions are convenient and okay. It was an okay start to getting to know the area. Our best tour was with a private tour that we found on our own but we were taking a chance. I would have enjoyed more pre-destination education-like a lecture on the area, or at least this could have been an option vs just the band or comedian entertainment every night. We enjoyed trivia.
Travel Advisor:  Jonathan Phillips

Incredible cruise through the Adriatic

By: JMPalmBeach


Reviewed on: 20 Jun 2019

We had an excellent overall experience on the Oceania Riviera on an extensive cruise through Italy, Croatia, Malta, Monaco, Montengro, and Spain. This was an adventurous and most interesting itinerary. The service was the best across the board in all restaurants, with room service, and with cabin stewards. We were truly pampered by our concierge cabin steward Paul and felt taken care of & relaxed throughout the ship. The mid size ship has a low key ambience but on this trip, had an intensive itinerary with only one sea day. The food excelled in all specialty restaurants and in the dining room. Any minor problems with the cabin were addressed and resolved immediately.
Travel Advisor:  Sarah Fitzpatrick

Oceania's Riviera

By: JLR


Reviewed on: 14 Jun 2019

Excellent - we have sailed on the Riviera many times
Travel Advisor:  Jeff Mutnick

Great cruise

By: Cleo


Reviewed on: 14 Jun 2019

We hadn't cruised in a while, but when we were told of Oceania cruises we were quite impressed by what we heard about the cruise line. We wanted a smaller ship and great service -- which we did get. The Riviera was a great ship, our suite spacious and comfortable , food was terrific and the staff outstanding.

Italian Advenures

By: Bella


Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2019

The Riveria felt more like a hotel than a cruise ship. They did an excellent job.
Travel Advisor:  Crisney Lane