Riviera Cruise July 2016 - Positives and Negatives

Riviera Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 15

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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17 Night Medieval Meanderings (Barcelona To Rome)
Sail Date: July 03, 2016
Ship: Riviera
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 7041
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

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.     

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


1 out of 5
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

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
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