Our First Cruise and we Loved it!

Riviera Cruise Review to Caribbean

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 42

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Verified Review

20 Night Caribbean Escapade (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 02, 2015

Ship: Riviera

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8068

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

This was our first ever cruise and we did not want to cruise with a large number of passengers. Oceania was highly recommended by friends so we took a chance.  We were not disappointed. Outstanding service, great accommodations, world class cuisine, friendly and helpful staff all created a relaxed and fun atmosphere. The ships facilities were first class all the way, from the library, pool, various dining areas and bars, each presented a venue in which to enjoy your activity. We have already booked another cruise with Oceania.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Wish I could have tried more. It would be nice of the could do tapas in specialty dining. Do take advantage of each of the specialty dining venues.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Just a wide variety of activities. Something for everyone.


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Forgot her name, but our room attendant was the best. Smiled all the time. Cruise Director, Ray, was a joy to watch.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Kudos to the staff for all their hard work in maintaining sanitation standards.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Loved having the veranda. Room attendants were always ready to assist in supporting our requests. Plenty of room for all our clothes.

Ship tip

Enjoy a game of Shuffleboard, putt putt golf or croquet in the early evening.

Ports of call

Grand Turk Island

5 out of 5
Definitely book an excursion. We enjoyed the Ultimate Snorkel Adventure.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5
Great walking city.

Gustavia, St. Barthelemy

1 out of 5
Rainy day and a Sunday; basically island is closed.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5
Great shopping venue. Gold Eagle Sailaway very nice.

Tortola, British Virgin Islands

5 out of 5
Visit Virgin Gorda if you have not done so in the past.

Samana, Dominican Republic

5 out of 5
No need to do excursion. Just take the tender. Bring your snorkels; Plenty to do at the beach.

Nassau, Bahamas

5 out of 5
If you have never visited Atlantis do so; purchase tickets for the aquarium.
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