Riviera Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall rating:

4.4 out of 5

10 Night Southern Europe Soliloquy (Lisbon To Rome)

Sail date: September 14, 2018

Ship: Riviera

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Oceania provides a lovely cruising experience on the Riviera however the boarding process in Lisbon was terrible. Lengthy lines and seemingly little organization until you got through security. The ship itself is well appointed with beautiful décor. The disappointment came from mediocre meals at the specialty restaurants. The lobster pad thai at Red Ginger was salty and overcooked. The prime rib at Jacque was a poor piece of meat. The Polo Club did have a tasty filet and sides. By far, the best of the restaurants. The Grand Dining room also offered a variety of options for meals and generally were good. The shore excursions provided by the local guides were outstanding as was the service on the ship.


1 out of 5

Ship experiences


Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

The ship itself was beautiful with lovely decor and outstanding service. The food quality was lacking and we had mediocre meals especially at the specialty restaurants.

Ports of call

Lisbon, Portugal Did not visit port

Huelva, Spain

5 out of 5

Malaga, Spain

5 out of 5

Alicante, Spain Did not visit port

Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands

5 out of 5

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5

Marseille (Provence), France

4 out of 5

Monte Carlo, Monaco

5 out of 5

Portofino, Italy

5 out of 5

Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy

5 out of 5

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
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