Good cruise except noisy stateroom

Riviera Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 68

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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15 Night Ancient Empires (Rome Roundtrip)

Sail date: June 01, 2015

Ship: Riviera

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 9067

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

Friendly staff, well maintained ship with exceptional specialty restaurants. Tours ran from very good to poor. Oceania cancelled the Egypt itinerary because of unrest. Onboard entertainment varied from excellent to good. Onboard lectures were very good.  The only negative was the occasional noise from slamming doors and drawers. We complained and it seemed to reduce the frequency of the slamming. Never found this to be a problem on the other ships.



Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

Don't know

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Slamming of stateroom doors and drawers was annoying

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
When our neighborring passengers let the door slam, our bed shook as well.

Ship tip

Plan on eating dinner at the buffet if you have a 10 plus hour tour. You may not want to shower and change clothes.

Ports of call

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

3 out of 5
A prearranged taxi cost $110 euros for two people.

Milazzo, Sicily, Italy

5 out of 5

Argostoli, Kefalonia, Greece

5 out of 5

Gythion, Greece

5 out of 5

Haifa, Israel

5 out of 5
The tour to the River Jordan and other sites was very informative

Port Said, Egypt

1 out of 5
Unrest-cancelled and another port subsitituted.

Alexandria (Cairo), Egypt

1 out of 5

Souda (Chania), Crete

5 out of 5
We did our own thing and had a very good time.

Valletta, Malta

3 out of 5

Trapani, Sicily

3 out of 5

Cagliari, Sardinia

3 out of 5
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