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Riviera Cruise Review to Caribbean

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 5
Helpful Votes: 44

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
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Riviera

14 Night Southern Caribbean Gems (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 26, 2020

Ship: Riviera

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 12000

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 months ago

Review summary

Highly recomend this ship for a great cruise experience.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Quick processing and early into the suite.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
All specialty restaurants were excellent for service and quality. Buffets and grill were very good. Main dining room was good but not great. Drinks were top notch.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Fitness center was very well equipped. Deck sports were very good.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Talent was very good for a ship of this size.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All staff including butler, housekeeping, waiters, and all others were excellent. Very friendly and always asking if they could help. Other than the beauty of the ship, the staff was the most outstanding feature of this cruise.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Lots of electrical plugs in rooms, no dark spots in rooms, excellent relaxing areas all over the ship with great utilization of nooks and cranies for quiet and privacy, bars near dining rooms so passengers do not have to stand in lines waiting for meals. With the virus situation increasing, the ship was very proactive minimizing passenger contact in food areas and excellent sanitation procedures. This is a premier ship and one of the best maintained we have experienced - always cleaning, painting, etc.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
This was our eighth cruise and this suite was the best we ever had. Soooo much room, very well laid out, lots of electric plugs, bright and cheerful, most awesome balcony ever, and the second bath is so appreciated by us husbands. This suite is definitely worth the higher price.

Ship tip

When measuring cruise satisfaction, the quality of the specific ship and crew are the most important criteria. This ship meets the highest level for both.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

4 out of 5
Nice city and excellent port area.

Oranjestad, Aruba

4 out of 5

Willemstad, Curacao

5 out of 5

Kralendijk, Bonaire

4 out of 5

St. George's, Grenada

4 out of 5

Kingstown, St. Vincent

3 out of 5

Bridgetown, Barbados

4 out of 5

Castries, St. Lucia

3 out of 5

St. John's, Antigua

4 out of 5

Gustavia, St. Barthelemy

5 out of 5

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Disembarkation was not smooth but was more the fault of passengers than crew. Passengers did not follow instructions to go the lounges and wait until their group was called. Too many went straight to the exit and blocked the disembarkation area. Might be a better idea if not everyone had to vacate their room at exactly the same time. Also make it more attractive for passengers to go into the lounge areas if they had complementary screwdrivers and bloody marys!
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