Riviera Overview

Discover foreign lands and exotic tastes aboard Oceania’s Riviera. Launched in 2012 and refurbished in 2019, the 1,258-passenger Riviera has an exciting selection of OceaniaNext amenities for an experience-driven cruise.

The fully renovated Riviera features classic Oceania amenities along with many new options. You can still enjoy daily high tea in Horizons, swim laps in the heated pool, or practice your putts on the mini-golf course, but there's so much more to do. Visit the well-stocked library, express your creative side in the Artist Loft, or stop by the Monte Carlo-style casino for a little fun and excitement before catching one of the nightly stage shows. Tap your feet to the World Beat percussion extravaganza, or sing along with several revues that celebrate legendary composers like Burt Bacharach and chart-toppers from the 1950s through today.

If you appreciate good food, Oceania Riviera has an impressive dining lineup. Choose from Jacques by Jacques Pepin, Red Ginger, the Polo Grill Steakhouse, and Toscana, which specializes in authentic Italian cuisine. For an unforgettable meal, visit La Reserve, a unique bar and dining venue developed in partnership with Wine Spectator. If you prefer your drinks a little stronger, sample an Americano pulled from the legendary Victoria Arduino — the Rolls Royce of espresso makers — or mingle with fellow voyagers and recount your favorite travel adventures in one of the redesigned cocktail lounges.

This ship is best for: Like other Oceania ships, Riviera is ideal for couples and friends who are easing into retirement or are well into their golden years.

You should know: Oceania caters to mature travelers. Younger couples may be underwhelmed by the entertainment and lack of late-night activities.

Itineraries and Departure Ports

From port lectures to cooking classes, Riviera offers enriching onboard activities that enhance your experience and help you get more from each destination on your itinerary. This nimble, midsize cruise ship offers an excellent selection of 7-day voyages as well as multi-week grand journeys that are more typical of the line. Cruises on Oceania Riviera depart from Miami, Barcelona, and Rome. The ship's territory covers the Mediterranean, Scandinavia, Northern Europe, Iceland, Canada, and New England. Riviera also ventures into the sunny on 10-day round-trip cruises from Miami.

Activities on Riviera

Activities on Riviera encourage vacationers to slow down, relax, and enjoy each moment. This midsize cruise ship has a European-style casino, a fully equipped sports deck, and an expansive spa plus many other big-ship amenities, but travelers can also partake in more unique activities. Learn the tricks of the trade at The Culinary Center, which has an excellent lineup of courses according to reviews of Oceania’s Riviera. On sea days, sneak into the Artist Loft, which offers professional instruction in a cozy environment, or retreat to the English-style library to catch up on your reading or join a lively game of bridge.

Ship Highlights
  • Heated main pool and whirlpools
  • Table tennis and mini golf
  • Croquet, bocce and shuffleboard
  • Jogging track
  • Artist Loft workshop space
  • The Culinary Center cooking classes
  • Exceptional dining, including Jacques and Red Ginger
  • Afternoon Tea at Horizons
  • Martinis cocktail lounge
  • La Reserve by Wine Spectator
  • Guest performances and stand-up comedy
  • Burt Bacharach-inspired The Look of Love
  • World Beat percussion and dance show
  • That's Entertainment decades revue
  • Canyon Ranch Spa and Fitness Center
  • English-style library and card room
  • Oceania@Sea cyber lounge
  • Monte Carlo-style casino
  • Duty-free boutiques

Cabins

Riviera's opulent staterooms are the perfect place to start and end your day. Each beautifully appointed cabin features natural wood, Italian marble, and designer textiles in understated earth and sky tones. Cabins in each of the ship's 17 unique categories come with an array of premium touches, including the ultra-plush Prestige Tranquility bed and bath products by Bulgari. Guests in all classes enjoy a nightly turndown service with Belgian chocolates, and suite-class travelers have round-the-clock butler access. Although Oceania is a luxury line, the ship has accommodations for every traveler. Choose from 147 luxurious suites, 444 balcony staterooms, and approximately 40 interior or oceanview cabins. If you have specific needs, check the deck plans for Oceania Riviera before you book.

Dining

Oceania has one of the industry's most impressive dining programs, and Riviera showcases each venue at its best. The Grand Dining Room serves an endless variety of gourmet dishes at every meal. Additionally, Riviera has four reservation-only venues that are included in your fare. Standouts include the Polo Grill — an exceptional steakhouse, and Toscana — a popular spot for antipasti, entrees, and indulgent desserts. At Jacques, you can experience classics like coq au vin and steak frites at their finest. Riviera also has a full-fledged Red Ginger restaurant specializing in innovative Asian cuisine, and if you're on the plant-based bandwagon, the OceaniaNext program has added more than 200 healthy menu items.

Riviera Ship Stats

  • Price:
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  • Size: M
  • Total Passengers: 1,250
  • Total Crew: 800
  • Passenger to Crew Ratio: 1.56
  • Built: Jan 2012
  • Refurbished: May 2019
  • Number of Decks: 11
  • Total Cabins: 0
  • Cabin Categories: 17
  • Gross Tonnage: 66,084
  • Length: 785
  • Beam: 106

Ratings:

  • Cabin / Stateroom 4.7
  • Children's Programs 2.6
  • Destinations and Excursions 4.1
  • Embarkation and Disembarkation 4.3
  • Entertainment 3.5
  • Food and Dining 4.6
  • Onboard Activities 3.7
  • Service and Staff 4.7
  • Ship Quality 4.7

Cabins

17 cabin categories.

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Inside Cabin Inside
5.0
(1 Review)
Avg. Size: 174 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $234/night
Oceanview Cabin Oceanview
5.0
(3 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 242 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $304/night
Balcony Balcony
4.6
(58 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 282 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $350/night
Suite Cabin Suite
4.8
(19 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 960 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $509/night

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Dining

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Polo Grill Polo Grill
5.0
(2 Reviews)
Terrace Cafe Terrace Cafe
5.0
(1 Review)
Baristas Baristas
4.8
(4 Reviews)

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Onboard Activities

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Activities Court Activities Court
5.0
(1 Review)
Library Library
5.0
(2 Reviews)
Fitness Track Fitness Track
5.0
(1 Review)
Artist Loft Artist Loft
5.0
(1 Review)

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Relaxing in every way. by MysticWhaler

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The Atlantic crossing was an amazing way to relax and decompress. We used the sea days to catch up on our sleep, but we were never board. The cooking lessons and cooking demonstrations are particularly excellent on this size ship.

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Terrific Transatlantic crossing by mtesta1952

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The Oceania Riviera ship & crew put a smile on our faces front the moment we stepped on board to the day we stepped off! Outstanding

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First Class.....a great experience by jbirdsallonbi

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Enjoyed everything......hard to imagine how it could be improved very much. Oceania seems to think of almost everything to make the experience great

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scolei96
Jul 04, 2014

Afternoon tea at 4pm has some great finger food!

PAULCPRETTYMANJ
Feb 26, 2015

BREAKFAST ON THE STERN TERRACE

greta351
Aug 08, 2015

Enjoy dinner sitting on the deck of the Terrace Cafe during beautiful sail away from Montenegro!

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