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  • New ship debuted in May 2012
  • 10 restaurants -- options from French to Asian
  • Three palatial suites exceed 2,000 square feet

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Riviera Overview

The 66,084-ton, 1,250-passenger Riviera, Oceania Cruises' second new-build and sister ship to 2011's Marina, debuted on Friday, May 11, and Cruise Critic was on hand to chronicle the christening. Riviera's godmother was "Iron Chef" and Food Network star Cat Cora, a fitting choice for a cruise line that is aimed at enthusiastic foodies.

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  • Slideshow: Oceania Cruises Officially Welcomes Riviera
  • Live From Riviera: Does the Godmother Fit the Ship?

    Like her sister, Riviera sports some of cruising's most palatial suites, featuring furnishings from Ralph Lauren Home and designs by Dakota Jackson of New York and S.B. Long Interiors of Greenwich, Connecticut. The ship also has a Lalique-designed grand lobby, 10 dining venues and numerous bars and lounges. Facilities include a full-service Canyon Ranch SpaClub, Bon Appetit Culinary Center (for demos and cooking classes), and the La Reserve by Wine Spectator wine bar.

    While Riviera is nearly identical to Marina, which debuted in spring 2011, Oceania has made some improvements to the new vessel. Among them:

    The ceiling height of Deck 14, which houses the Polo Grill and Toscana specialty restaurants, as well as the library and Internet center, has been raised by eight inches.

    The hot tub on the Spa Deck has been replaced by a thalassotherapy pool.

    The size of the spa facility has been increased slightly.

    The decor of Grand Bar and Martini’s has been slightly modified.

    For more information on Riviera, read about sister ship Oceania's Marina.


  • Riviera Member Reviews 158 Reviews
       Wonderful Crossing
    November 2014

    We had opted for a pre-cruise night at the Hilton Barcelona. Our flight to Barcelona went well and we were promptly transferred to our Hotel. Although we were there in the morning, our room was ready. The room was very nice, clean and ...continue


       Oceania Remains Top Notch
    November 2014

    There are those who say Oceania food is not what it once was including one review of this particular cruise. I must vehemently disagree. My wife and I both food the food to be outstanding in every venue. The only food criticisms we had was that ...continue


       Another Fabulous Crossing on the Riviera
    November 2014

    If you're looking for a wonderful way to spend Thanksgiving, book this crossing. Fabulous food, good entertainment and superb service, both in the dining venues and in the staterooms. We left from Barcelona, went to Cartagena, Malaga, Tenerife, ...continue


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    Crew: 787
    Launched: 2012
    Decks: 15
    Tonnage: 66,084
    Passengers: 1,250
    Registry: Marshall Islands
    CDC Score: Not yet inspected
     
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