Outstanding cruise with attentive staff

Riviera Cruise Review to Europe


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
Verified Review
Monte Carlo to Lisbon
Sail Date: October 26, 2016
Ship: Riviera
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 9026
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 9 months ago

My wife and I were extremely pleased with our first experience with Oceania.  We picked this particular cruise because we liked the itinerary and the fact that we had an interesting stop each day.  We were not disappointed at all !!

 

The crew was extremely attentive and the food service was excellent variety options at all venus.  The menus in the specialty restaurants certainly at the highest standards.  I urge all travelers on Oceania to make their reservations for specialty restaurants long before departure to ensure you get what you want.

 

I would highly recommended the cooking classes that are highly interactive and well run.  

 

Embarkation and disembarkation were smooth and clearly well rehearsed.  Similarly, leaving the ship each day was highly efficient.  

 

Our major disappointment was the entertainment that was clearly below the standards of a ship of this status.  We have found other ships with better shopping and more active casinos, but those activities are not our particular interests.  

 

The daily excursions were reasonable valued, but I would urge future passengers on this line (or any line line for that matter) to go to Trip Advisor and see what is available on your own as an alternative.  We did that with our stop in Monaco and found an outstanding private guide for the activities that we wanted rather than take just what Oceania could offer us.   

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

1 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Unusual to find a tub and choice of shower in tub AND stall shower. Suite was comfortable with excellent balcony.

Ship Tip

The menu is the Grand Dining Room and the Terrace Cafe are identical. We found no reason to be served in the Grand Dining Room, and we found it easier and more relaxing to go for buffet in the Terrace Cafe.

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