Riviera Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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3 out of 5

Riviera Cruise July 2016 - Positives and Negatives

Sail Date: July 03, 2016

Reviewed: 11 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Cabin: 7041

We have been on 18 cruises with 7 different cruise lines.  We have experience!


The itinerary, room attendants, service, accommodations, and dining were excellent.


Unfortunately we encountered 2 negatives, which significantly decreased our rating for this cruise.  We took 6 excursions, all sponsored by the Oceania Riviera. On 3 excursions the guide was either inaudible, or even worse, not able to speak fluent English.  The other major issue for us was the timing of the daily evening show/production.  Normally, on other ships, there are 2 show times to accommodate all guests.  On this cruise, only one show time, at 9:45 PM, which is too late for us.  Maybe okay for night owls.     

Cabin / Stateroom
Excellent service.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
On 3 of our six Oceania sponsored excursions, the guides were inaudible (no microphone system), or worse yet, unable to speak the English language!
Onboard Activities
Only 1 show time in the evening, at 9:45PM. All other cruise lines offer early & late shows to accommodate all guests. Too late for us. And we normally love most cruise shows.
Service and Staff
Food and Dining

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