Riviera Cruise Review to Caribbean

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2-3 cruises

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5 out of 5

ANOTHER GREAT CRUISE ON OCEANIA - NO SURPRISE THERE!

Sail Date: February 13, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Balcony

Cabin: 12004

WE HAD BEEN LOYAL CELEBRITY CUSTOMERS (CRUISERS) FOR MANY YEARS.  BEFORE LAST WINTER CRUISING SEASON (2014) OUR AGENT TINA LA RUSSO RECOMMENDED THAT WE CRUISE ON OCEANIA CRUISE LINES.   WHAT AN EXCELLENT RECOMMENDED THAT TURNED OUT TO BE.  CHRISTINE AND I ARE NOW SOLD HOOK, LINE AND SINKING ON OCEANIA CRUISE LINES.  THE DINING ON OCEANIA IS EXCEPTIONAL, FROM THEIR "SPECIALTY RESTAURANTS" (SIX NIGHTS), TERRACE CAFE'S EVENING STEAKS AND LOBSTER TAILS (ALL YOU CAN EAT)ON THE STERN TERRACE, GRAND DINING ROOM AND THE GREAT MENU SELECTION AT THE WAVES CAFE.  FOR A MIDSIZE SHIP "THE RIVIERA" PRESENTS A VERY NICE ENTERTAINMENT PACKAGE.  THE CANYON SPA AND FITNESS CENTER IS ONE OF OCEANIA'S BEST FEATURES, I'M A WORKOUT FANATIC AND UTILIZED THE FITNESS CENTER, SAUNA AND STEAM BATH FREQUENTLY DURING THE CRUISE.  I HAVE ONLY SAILED THE CARIBBEAN ON OCEANIA AND HAVE FOUND THE ITINERARIES  VERY DIVERSIFIED,  BUT I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO EXPLORING OTHER AREA OF PLANET EARTH.  THE PROFESSIONALISM OF THE RIVIERA'S OFFICERS, CREW AND STAFF IS OVER THE TOP, BEST ON THE SEAS.  DURING THIS CRUISE WE ESPECIALLY ENJOYED THE WINE AND RUM TASTING.  I WOULD BE REMISSED IF I DID NOT MENTION THE BARISTA, WHICH I VISITED TWICE DAILY, AND THE SPECIAL AREA OF DECK 14 FORWARD WITH LOUNGE RECLINERS AND HYDRO WHIRLPOOL.  SINCE ARRIVING HOME I CAN'T WAIT TO START PLANNING OUR NEXT CRUISE ON OCEANIA.  THANKS AGAIN, TO THE OFFICERS, CREW AND STAFF OF RIVIERIA AND OUR AGENT TINA FOR POINTING US TOWARD OCEANIA.

WARM REGARDS,

  MR. & MRS PAUL C. PRETTYMAN, JR.      

Ship Quality
VERY MAINTAINED
Food and Dining
PROBABLY OCEANIA'S BEST ATTRIBUTE
Service and Staff
VERY PROFESSIONAL & FRIENDLY
Entertainment
ADEQUATE FOR A MIDSIZE SHIP
Children's Programs N/A
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
WE USUALLY UTILIZE PRIVATE GROUND TRANSPORTATION
Cabin / Stateroom
TOTALLY ENJOYED THE PRIVACY ON DECK 12, SINCE THE OTHER ROOMS WERE SUITES.
Miami, Florida
MIAMI IS MIAMI! ONE NIGHT IN SOUTH BEACH IS ENOUGH.
Grand Turk Island
NOTHING THERE, BUT FOUND A NICE BEACH SIX MILES FROM THE PIER, PILLORY BEACH! TAXI WAS $8 PERSON ONE WAY.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
BEEN THERE MANY TIMES. GOOD SHOPPING.
Gustavia, St. Barthelemy
VERY EXPENSIVE, BUT IF YOU KNOW YOUR AROUND IT CAN BE VERY ENJOYABLE.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
PHILIPSBURG IS BECOMING VERY "HONKY-TONK"
Tortola, British Virgin Islands
OUR FAVORITE ISLAND IN THE CARIBBEAN. LOVE THE BEACH, WHITE BAY, ON HOST VAN DYKE ISLAND.
Cayo Levantado (Samana), Dominican Republic N/A RAINED ALL DAY, NEVER LEFT SHIP!
Nassau, Bahamas
NICE BEACH WITHIN WALKING DISTANCES.

Tip

BREAKFAST ON THE STERN TERRACE



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