September 2015 Aegean Cruise

Riviera Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
10 Night Jewels Of The Aegean (Athens Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 17, 2015
Ship: Riviera
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 7012
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

The Rivera cruise ship is very nice and the overall cruise experience was very good. The cuisine in the specialty restaurants was also very good. The dining in the general dining areas was OK but not quite as good as we had on the Regent line for other cruises. The shore excursions were pretty good except for the Oceania Exclusive (OE) tour that we paid a premium for (A Day in Jerusalem) that was disappointing and not worth the extra money. Although the tour group was smaller in size, it didn't provide any advantage over the standard tour in access to sites, provided the same lunch in the same venue with the other standard tours and most of all had the lowest quality guide we encountered in all our tours. We were not satisfied with the poor value of the OE tour and informed the cruise line of our opinion (to no effect).

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
General dining was OK but not quite as good as on the Regent line.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5
Most of the evening shows started too late (9:45 PM) which was too late when participating in shore excursions which often started around 8 AM.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Generally good service but servicing of our room always seemed a bit slow. We often came back from events without our room being finished yet.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
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