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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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    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    The hot tub on the Spa Deck has been replaced by a thalassotherapy pool.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 152 Reviews
       Athens to Barcelona
    October 2014

    - Internet: slow, even in the computer lab. I tried to download a file that is a few MB. But after a mins, it was still trying, and I gave up. In one evening, there was no internet connection for anyone as the service was down.

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       WHAT IS THERE NOT TO LIKE?
    September 2014

    Our cruising days started in 1999, sailing with P & O and Princess. In the last three years we have hanged our allegiance to the luxury lines (Seabourn, Regent and Oceania to date), and are enjoying the difference!! We returned from our first ...continue


       Went beyond my expectations
    September 2014

    I am not a cruise person so I was very reluctant to go on another cruise. I like staying in a city or travelling by car to small towns and exploring. The cruise seemed to be the only way I could get my entire family together for a vacation. This ...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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