First time on the big O Riviera

Riviera Cruise Review to Caribbean

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 36

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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10 Night Mayan Mystique (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 13, 2016

Ship: Riviera

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 11007

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

This was our first cruise on Riviera .  Stayed in 11007.  All good and the exec suite was very useful.  Ruth, our 11th floor concierge, was terrific.


Service and personnel was usually very good, with great attitude.  Food was ok, but specialty restaurants were first rate, especially Red Ginger and Jacques.


I would not do the same itinerary again.  The Western carib as some uninteresting ports.


The spa is outstanding.  If you are on decks 10 or 11 or 12 go to the private sunbathing and huge hot tub on the bow. 


We liked the ship and experience enough that we have re-booked for next January doing the southern Caribe.


Biggest disappointment was the ship entertainment.  Oceania needs to get better singers/dancers/choreography.  Most shows were not well done.  Out of at least 5 we went to, only 2 would get a B , the others c-.



Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


1 out of 5
Really not impressive.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Our housekeeper was really good. Butler attentive when called, but not a presence.

Ship tip

Don't miss going to Jacques and Red Ginger.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5

Key West, Florida

5 out of 5

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

3 out of 5

Belize City, Belize

3 out of 5

Santo Tomas De Castilla, Guatemala

1 out of 5
Not good. third world scary and depressing.

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

3 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

3 out of 5

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5
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