ANOTHER GREAT CRUISE ON OCEANIA - NO SURPRISE THERE!

Riviera Cruise Review to Caribbean


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 10

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
Verified Review
10 Night Heart Of The Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: February 13, 2015
Ship: Riviera
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 12004
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 2 years ago

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.      

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
PROBABLY OCEANIA'S BEST ATTRIBUTE

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5
ADEQUATE FOR A MIDSIZE SHIP

Children's Programs

N/A

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
VERY PROFESSIONAL & FRIENDLY

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
VERY MAINTAINED

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
TOTALLY ENJOYED THE PRIVACY ON DECK 12, SINCE THE OTHER ROOMS WERE SUITES.

Ship Tip

BREAKFAST ON THE STERN TERRACE

3 out of 5
MIAMI IS MIAMI! ONE NIGHT IN SOUTH BEACH IS ENOUGH.
3 out of 5
NOTHING THERE, BUT FOUND A NICE BEACH SIX MILES FROM THE PIER, PILLORY BEACH! TAXI WAS $8 PERSON ONE WAY.
3 out of 5
BEEN THERE MANY TIMES. GOOD SHOPPING.
5 out of 5
VERY EXPENSIVE, BUT IF YOU KNOW YOUR AROUND IT CAN BE VERY ENJOYABLE.
3 out of 5
PHILIPSBURG IS BECOMING VERY "HONKY-TONK"
5 out of 5
OUR FAVORITE ISLAND IN THE CARIBBEAN. LOVE THE BEACH, WHITE BAY, ON HOST VAN DYKE ISLAND.
N/A RAINED ALL DAY, NEVER LEFT SHIP!
3 out of 5
NICE BEACH WITHIN WALKING DISTANCES.
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