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Riviera Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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11 Night Artistic Discoveries (Venice To Barcelona)

Sail date: November 07, 2015

Ship: Riviera

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8054

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

Cruise Ship and crew were the best.  Exceptional room service and courteous personnel.  Specialty restaurant foods were soooo good.  Great variety of food at the other food venues but taste not that great.


Entertainment was not as good as expected.


Disappointed after finding out that others on the cruise were given free upgrades at no additional cost, whereas we had to pay an additional $1,000 for the same type room.  This was our second cruise on the Riviera, so it didn't sit well with us after finding out that first timers got a better deal than we did.


Tours were good, but tour guides were poor.  They spoke English, but with their heavy accent, were very difficult to understand.  Out of the nine we had, only one was understandable.  Some did not use a microphone, so they lost us completely.  Also, tours were fast paced.  Would have like to have spent more time at the sites.  

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Left a tip for both housekeepers. Great service.

Ship tip

beautiful voyage.

Ports of call

Venice, Italy

5 out of 5

Zadar, Croatia

3 out of 5

Kotor, Montenegro

5 out of 5

Palermo, Sicily

3 out of 5

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

5 out of 5

Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy

5 out of 5

Monte Carlo, Monaco

5 out of 5

Marseille (Provence), France

3 out of 5

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5
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