Review of Oceania Riviera deck 12 (Lido-Pools-Suites)
The ship’s “Culinary Center” provides cooking classes and demonstrations (charges per lesson or for a course of lessons). The Culinary Center hosts the “Gourmet Explorer Series” consisting of 20 new cooking classes - regional cuisine themed according to ports of call along MS Riviera ship's itineraries. Classes duration range from 45 min up to 3 hours (depending on the cruise itinerary). There is also an exclusive cooking class (La Technique) focusing on the techniques of Oceania cruise ships restaurants’ master chef Chef Jaques Pepin.
“Artist Loft” is the ship’s educational center by the Oceania cruise line’s enrichment program. It is well-equipped and offers various arts-crafts classes. Here are also held daily expert lectures and media presentations focusing on various culture and travel topics, including Oceania Cruises itineraries (ports of call, destination highlights, tours and excursions ashore).
The “Riviera Pool” area has one heated swimming pool with 2 Whirlpools, Stage for live performances, and it is served by the Waves Bar (outdoor).
The “La Reserve” wine bar is at surcharge PP (24-seats capacity) hosting wine tastings during the day and in the evenings offer a 7-course dinner with premium wines pairing (cover charges don’t include the wines).
The “Waves Grill” fast-food bar serves the pool deck area with made-to-order daily specialties, also with burgers and fries, hotdogs, seafood, fresh salads and fruits, desserts (including homemade gelato.
The “Terrace Cafe” is the ship’s complimentary buffet (self-service restaurant) and has indoor/outdoor seating areas. The buffet restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch, and in the evening transforms into the “Tapas On The Terrace” (bistro with a Mediterranean cuisine).
Lido Deck cruise cabins from 12000 to 1207, of which Concierge Level balcony rooms (A1) and Suites (OC-Oceania Suite, and VS-Vista Suite /bow location).