A quintessential Oceania ship, the Riviera straddles the line between premium and luxury cruising. Her optimal size allows for the array of restaurants and activities of a larger ship, while still being small enough to never feel crowded. Passengers will appreciate the personalized service and high-quality amenities onboard. From cruise ship traditions such as afternoon tea and a piano bar, to luxurious innovations such as the Canyon Ranch Spa, the Riviera is a well-rounded and traditional high-end cruise ship. Guests who appreciate the finer things in life with be particularly pleased to cruise with Riviera: classical music performances, an impressive art collection, and some of the finest food to be found at sea make this ship stand out.
Entering service in 2012, the Riviera is the newest ship in the Oceania fleet. She and her sister ship, the Marina, make up the cruise line’s Oceania class of vessel and are the largest vessels in the fleet. The Riviera is known for sailing to unique ports in popular locations, sailing mostly to the Caribbean in winter and the Mediterranean in summer.
Pathway to Sunshine from Barcelona to Miami14 nights with the Riviera
Pathway to Sunshine from Barcelona to Miami14 nights with the Riviera
The staterooms on the Oceania Riviera are elegant and understated. Sleek teak furnishings contrast with soothing blues, creating an environment of timeless class. A sofa, coffee table and writing desk provide pleasant places for lounging during a quiet moment away from the ship’s public areas. And a luxuriously soft Prestige Tranquility Bed, with its pillow-top mattress, high-thread count sheets and mountains of pillows will provide an exceptionally restful night’s sleep. Upgrade to a suite and enjoy complimentary champagne when you arrive, 24-hour butler service, and in-room dining from any of the restaurants on board. The Oceania class of suites features a hot tub on every balcony, and the spacious Vista Suites include sweeping floor-to-ceiling windows for an unparalleled ocean view.
Dining & Gastronomy
Dining is the high point of any cruise on the Riviera. All four of the ship’s specialty restaurants come included in the price of the cruise, meaning there’s no reason not to try every one. The popular Polo Grill serves fine steak-and-seafood dishes such as a gourmet 12-oz rib eye steak and the crowd-pleasing lobster macaroni and cheese. Toscana offers an authentic taste of northern Italy with artfully-prepared pasta, meat and salad dishes. Pan-Asian restaurant Red Ginger offers a variety of soup, sushi and curries, and doesn’t shy away from bold flavors. And Jacques, the most upscale onboard restaurant, serves the finest French delicacies, from frog’s legs and escargot to pumpkin soup and herb-roasted chicken. Even the informal dining options like the buffet-style Terrace Café and the poolside Waves Grill go above and beyond to deliver fresh, quality dishes that are pleasing to the palate but dangerous to the waistline. But don’t worry – health-conscious passengers can opt for a lighter fare at the Grand Dining Room, where a calorie-counting Canyon Ranch Spa Cuisine menu is available. The Grand Dining Room can also accommodate vegetarian, vegan, and other special diets.
Entertainment and Activities
Entertainment on the Oceania Riviera is sophisticated, low-key, and geared towards mature adults. While live music is a nightly occurrence, you won’t find the glitzy, over-the-top productions of larger cruise ships. Expect rather an array of solo singers, cabaret-type performances and small song-and-dance routines. A string quartet performs daily for afternoon tea and sometimes provide evening entertainment as well, and the Martini’s cocktail bar has a resident piano player.
One highlight is the regularly-scheduled cooking demonstrations, where the ship’s master chef presents an entertaining and informative cooking performance. Hands-on cooking workshops are also available, with delicious results. Be sure to reserve in advance – they fill up quickly.
Those looking to be pampered cannot do better than the Canyon Ranch SpaClub, a relaxing onboard amenity focused on holistic wellness. In addition to massages, manicures and facials, the spa also offers a number of features focused on a healthy lifestyle. The spa includes a fitness center featuring complimentary yoga, cycling and aerobics classes, and personal training sessions are available for a fee. A sauna, steam room, and thalassotherapy pool will improve your health and keep you feeling great.
The Riviera has a rather casual dress code compared to other luxury ships. Expect to see casual resort wear such as shorts and tropical shirts during the day. Guests tend to dress a little nicer in the evenings, however. Expect long sleeves and pants indoors as the sun goes down, and slacks, collared shirts or blouses for evening dining. There are no Formal Nights on the Oceania Riviera, so while a suit and tie or little black dress are perfectly acceptable for formal dining, you can leave the ball gowns and tuxes at home.
The 1,250-passenger medium cruise vessel is currently operated by Oceania Cruises. This elegant food-focused ocean liner perfectly suits passengers who are looking next-level culinary experience. This luxurious cruise ship glimmers with the designer touches never seen before on an Oceania Cruises vessel. Discover the awe-inspiring places visited by the Riviera, including the Caribbean and the Mediterranean. Travel through the most intimate regions and explore the most special historical attractions. Riviera sails from Barcelona, Spain and Miami, Florida.
Every culinary wish is fulfilled aboard the Riviera. The ship offers ten obsession-worthy eateries to choose from, and a hands-on culinary studio at sea, the Bon Appetit Culinary Center. The Grand Dining Room offers a diverse menu with many options, including European-inspired Continental cuisines, each menu has an amazing selection of dishes. Light and bright bistro Jacques serves you something new and different every day. Master chef Jacques Pepin imaginatively reinterprets each dish. One of the newest specialty restaurants, Tuscan Steak, is a hot spot to enjoy traditional steaks, seafood, pasta and more! Red Ginger is an Asian-inspired restaurant. This fantastic eatery brings you your favorite oriental flavors, served at your leisure in a romantic, intimate setting.
Let’s start with a few of the daytime entertainment options. Riviera hosts a number of social events during the day, like piano and opera performances, coffee and needlepoint demos or bingo events. It is also worth stopping by the Canyon Rand Spa, where you can experience a true bliss. Have a relaxing afternoon enjoying acupuncture, Ayurveda, skin treatments, massages and more! Riviera also has a large heated swimming pool and 3 whirlpool spas.
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