Review of Oceania Riviera deck 5 (Lobby-Shops-Restaurants)
“Riviera Lounge” is the main show lounge/theater with stage for the live evening shows and large dance floor. This lounge offers as entertainment daily trivia shows, various social events, guest lectures. It has a night show program featuring magicians, comedy acts, ensemble music performances.
The Atrium Lobby area has the guest services desks: Reception (24-hour guest assistance, cashier, dinner reservations), Concierge and Destination Services (Oceania Cruises shore excursions information, planning and booking).
3 duty-free Boutiques sell brand jewelry and watches, perfumes, gifts, Oceania-logoed merchandise, fashion clothing, convenience goods.
The “Red Ginger” Asian restaurant is with a feng shui-inspired decor and serves Vietnamese, Japanese and Thai cuisine. The restaurant is dinner-only and reservations-only, with 2 menus (a la carte and 5-course “tasting”).
The starboard “Jacques” dinner restaurant is a 124-seats complimentary fine dining venue (reservations-only) with French cuisine (by chef Pepin) and an extensive wine list. The 5-course menu includes freshly baked French baguettes, hors d’oeuvres, soups and salads, main courses (also seafood), desserts and a board with a selection of French cheeses.