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Oceania Riviera

Oceania Riviera Review and Specifications

Specifications of Oceania Riviera

Year built2012  /  Age : 7
Flag state Marshall Islands
BuilderFincantieri (Sestri Ponente, Italy)
Building costUSD 500 million
Owner(NCLH) Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd
OperatorOceania Cruises
Speed20 kn / 37 kph / 23 mph
Length (LOA)251 m / 823 ft
Beam (width)32 m / 105 ft
Gross Tonnage66172 gt
Passengers1258 - 1447
Crew800
Passengers-to-space ratio46
Decks15
Cabins629
Decks with cabins6
Last Refurbishment2019
Christened byCat Cora

Current itinerary / position of Oceania Riviera

Oceania Riviera current cruise is 11 days, one-way from New York to Montreal. The itinerary starts on 19 Oct, 2019 and ends on 30 Oct, 2019.

All Itineraries Current Position
Date / TimePort
19 Oct 18:00    Departing from New York, Cape Liberty Bayonne NJ-NYC hotels
20 Oct 08:00 - 17:00    Newport RI, Rhode Island
21 Oct 13:00 - 22 Oct 18:00    Boston, Massachusetts
23 Oct 08:00 - 19:00    Bar Harbor, Maine
24 Oct 07:00 - 16:00    Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
25 Oct 10:00 - 18:00    Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
26 Oct 09:00 - 18:00    Sydney NS, Nova Scotia, Canada
27 Oct 09:00 - 17:00    Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, Canada
29 Oct 10:00 - 19:00    Quebec City, Canada
30 Oct 08:00    Arriving in Montreal, Quebec Canada hotels

Review of Oceania Riviera

Launched in 2012, Oceania Riviera cruise ship is one of company's newest, with sistership Marina. Both liners were constructed in Italy and designed by the Norwegian marine architecture company "Petter Yran and Bjorn Storbratten".

History - construction and ownership

Oceania Cruises is a US company, and brand owned by NCL Norwegian (shipowner), Between April 2007 and September 2014, the company (as part of "Prestige Cruise Holdings") was owned by Apollo Management LP - one of the world's largest private investment equity funds. Since September 2014, Oceania and the sister company Regent Seven Seas Cruises are owned by NCL, acquired at the total cost of USD 3 billion. Oceania ships offer luxury cruises with relatively shorter itineraries, as well as Around The World voyages up to 180 days in length.

Oceania Riviera cruise ship

The 66,172-ton, 1,258-passenger cruise ship Riviera was launched on May 11, 2012. Riviera's godmother was "Iron Chef" and Food Network star Cat Cora, a fitting choice for a cruise company that is aimed at enthusiastic foodies.

In February 2016, Oceania Cruises won six “best for” awards for the luxurious mid-sized mv Riviera, voted for by Cruise Critic readers. The sophisticated ship dominated by being voted for having the best service, dining, staterooms, public rooms and embarkation process on board. Not only this, but Oceania Cruises was also cited in the top 5 in an additional 3 categories. Oceania Riviera awards are in the following categories: Best Cruise Ship for Embarkation, Best Cruise Ship for Dining, Best Cruises Ship for Service, Best Cruise Ship Cabins, Best Cruise Ship Public Rooms and Best Cruises Overall. Riviera features the 5-star luxury that Oceania has always been well known for. The cruise ship reflects the line’s key pillars of service, comfort and the finest cuisine at sea.

Cruise itinerary program

Riviera itinerary program is based on luxury Caribbean cruises sailing out of Miami, Florida. During summer, the ship cruises in the Mediterranean with departures mainly from Barcelona, Rome and Venice, with Transatlantic repositioning crossings.

Cabins

Oceania Riviera has a total of 629 cabins (of which 147 Suite, 444 Balcony, 18 Inside rooms) in 17 grades. Most Riviera staterooms (94%) are 235-sq. foot Balcony rooms. The largest aboard Riviera are the Owner’s Suites (1335 ft2).

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Riviera offers four reservations-only restaurants, plus a buffet restaurant and casual snack spots. Speciality restaurants come with no additional charge but require reservations. The most high-profile of all is Jacques, the first restaurant ever created, on land or sea, by celebrity chef Jacques Pepin. Jacques is designed with the feel of a French bistro and focuses on traditional French cuisine. Other speciality restaurants include the Polo Grill steakhouse and the Mediterranean Toscana - both carry-overs from the earlier ships of the line, and Red Ginger, which is an excellent pan-Asian spot.

Follows the complete list of Riviera restaurants and food bars.

  • Red Ginger (feng shui Asia speciality restaurant with a 5-course “tasting” and a la carte menu)
  • Jacques (124-seat complimentary dinner restaurant, reservations-only; features French cuisine by chef Pepin)
  • Grand Dining Room (complimentary 340-seat restaurant for open seating Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner; offers French-inspired dishes, and menus change daily)
  • Waves Grill (casual dining fast-food bar; serves the pool deck area with made-to-order daily specialities and gelato ice cream)
  • Terrace Cafe & Bar (casual buffet restaurant, complimentary; open for breakfast and lunch; features indoor and outdoor sitting areas; the Terrace Bar serves as a small pizzeria as well; the Terrace Cafe transforms into “Tapas On The Terrace” at night serving traditional Mediterranean cuisine)
  • Culinary Center (for cooking classes and demos; hosts the “Gourmet Explorer Series” which consist of 20 new cooking classes; there is also "La Technique" - an exclusive cooking class focusing on the techniques of master chef Chef Jaques Pepin.
  • La Reserve (24-seat wine bar at surcharge; offers wine tastings and a 7-course dinner menu)
  • Toscana (96-seat Italian fine dining restaurant, dinner-only, reservations-only, complimentary; offers traditional Italian cuisine)
  • Polo Grill (96-seat Steakhouse restaurant, complimentary; reservations required)
  • Privee (a limited capacity private dining room, between Toscana and Polo, 10-seat, charge $1000 for the entire room; features Chef’s Table and 7-course gourmet menu)
  • In October 2015, Oceania announced its plan to combine the Toscana and Polo Grill speciality restaurants into a new venue - “Tuscan Steak”, with quality wood panelling decorated with platinum and silver. The gourmet dinner menu of the new restaurant includes items, such as “Bistecca alla Fiorentina”, “Maine Lobster & Shrimp Fra Diavol”, “Tuscan Porterhouse Steak”, and the signature pork chops of Oceania Cruises “Iberico de Bellota”. At the entrance, there is a wine cellar with a selection of fine wines.

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Such as her sister ship Marina, Riviera cruise liner sports some of cruising's most palatial rooms, featuring furnishings from Ralph Lauren Home and layouts by Dakota Jackson of New York and S.B. Long designers of Greenwich, Connecticut. The cruise liner also has a Lalique-designed grand lobby, ten restaurants and many bars and lounges. Amenities include a full-service Canyon Ranch SpaClub, Bon Appetit Culinary Center (for demos and cooking classes), and the La Reserve by Wine Spectator wine bar lounge.

Oceania Riviera cruise ship

Follows the complete list of Riviera lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Riviera Lounge (main showroom/theatre for live evening entertainment and themed dancing parties; hosts daily trivia quizzes, lectures and presentations)
  • The Casino (operates with USD bets; served by the Casino Bar)
  • Martinis (a piano bar serving a variety of Martinis)
  • Three Boutiques (duty-free perfumes, jewellery, Oceania-logo merchandise, clothes, gifts, convenience goods)
  • Upper Hall lounge area (with grand piano for live performances; served by the Martinis Bar)
  • Grand Bar (wine bar; hosts wine tastings; served by Baristas making complimentary illy beverages)
  • Concierge Lounge (Concierge Level and Suite guests lounge)
  • Executive Lounge (Concierge-Level Balcony and Suite guests)
  • Artist Loft (educational centre for Oceania Cruises’ enrichment programmes)
  • Riviera Wellness Center (includes a Spa Terrace, Spa Whirlpool, Steam Rooms, Treatment Rooms, Styling Salon, Canyon Ranch Spa Club, Fitness/Gym, and Boardroom (cards playing and board games; Canyon Ranch Spa Club treatments include: Acupuncture, Ayurveda, Healing Energy, Body Wraps and Scrubs, Skin Care, Tanning, Massages and Exotic Treatments.)
  • Oceania@Sea (24-hour Internet computers room; Private lessons/group classes are also provided)
  • Pool area (with one swimming pool, two Whirlpools, sunbathing area and a Band Stand; served by the Waves Bar)
  • Sanctuary (outdoor shaded area with loungers)
  • The Patio (outdoor shaded lounge with chairs, daybeds, sofas)
  • Baristas (patisserie & speciality coffee bar serving illy coffees, complimentary)
  • Horizons (Lounge & Bar served by the Horizons Bar; has floor-ceiling windows, live entertainment, full bar; also serves Afternoon Tea; becomes a nightclub at night)
  • Fitness Track (Power Walking/Jogging Track); Promenade (on Deck 6)
  • The Library (1000+ books of which many port-destination guide books); Board Room
  • Sun Deck (served by the Polo Bar; has sunloungers, showers, deck games - Shuffleboard, Golf Driving Net, 9-hole Mini-Golf putting greens, tennis court).

Oceania Riviera wiki

Oceania Riviera ship is the second of the line's two newbuild vessels. Her sister and fleet mate is ms Marina. The vessel was christened on May 11, 2012, in Barcelona. Her Godmother is the professional chef Cat Cora, the "Iron Chef" of America. Her Inaugural cruise was in the region of the Mediterranean Sea. It started in Italy (Venice) and ended ten days later in Greece (Athens).

On September 2, 2014, the NCL Norwegian company purchased the company "Prestige Cruise Holdings" (owner of Oceania and RSSC-Regent Seven Seas Cruises) for USD 3,025 billion, thus becoming the official owner of all vessels in both fleets.

The Apollo Group company provides all Oceania ships with the entire onboard hotel product and services. This includes administration, food staff (preparation and serving), housekeeping staff, also the vessel's provisioning and crewing. Other cruise lines served by Apollo are Thomson UK (Marella Cruises) and RSSC Regent Seven Seas.

Oceania Riviera 2020 refurbishment review

Ship's drydock refurbishment in April 2019 (by company's OceaniaNEXT project) will result in several deckplan changes (details soon to be announced). What is known so far is adding a new cabin category (Owner Suite) designed by Trevor R. Howells (Los Angeles-based interior design firm).

Owner Suites are 2-room cabins furnished with Ralph Lauren Home furniture. Colour scheme is white-navy blue-camel-creme. Upholstery and fabrics are in melange (stripes and solids), with pops in silver-gold-metallic. Suite's foyer features premium wood panelling and stone flooring (limestone, black cabochon). The in-cabin bar is mahogany and with a quartzite stone top.

Suite's living room has floor-ceiling windows, Grimaldi-weave sail white fabrics, self-playing piano (made from polished ebony - black hardwood), sectional sofa (with navy blue cushions), mahogany lounge chair. Suite's dining room has a Mayfair table and Barrett Medium Knurled chandelier (natural brass). Master bedroom has a King-size bed, Mayfair Bergere armchairs, nickel-trimmed lighting.

Suite's wraparound balcony is premium teak-floored and fitted with custom-made (by Ralph Lauren) outdoor lounge furniture.

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Oceania Riviera Itineraries

The below listed Oceania Riviera cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Oceania Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2019 Sep 27 11 days, one-way from New York to Montreal New York
2019 Oct 08 11 days, one-way from Montreal to New York Montreal
2019 Oct 19 11 days, one-way from New York to Montreal New York
2019 Oct 30 16 days, one-way from Montreal to Miami Montreal $3399
2019 Nov 15 10 days, round-trip Sun & Serenade Miami To Miami Miami $2299
2019 Nov 25 10 days, round-trip Seaswept Breezes Miami To Miami Miami $2549
2019 Dec 05 10 days, round-trip Sunny Charms Miami To Miami Miami $2199
2019 Dec 05 17 days, round-trip Bountiful Beaches Miami To Miami Miami
2019 Dec 15 7 days, round-trip Tropical Retreats Miami To Miami Miami $1599
2019 Dec 22 14 days, round-trip Blissful Holidays Miami To Miami Miami $4499
2020 Jan 26 9 days, round-trip Island Tempos Miami To Miami Miami $2299
2020 Feb 04 10 days, round-trip Palms & Paradise Miami To Miami Miami $2699
2020 Feb 14 12 days, round-trip Brilliant Beaches Miami To Miami Miami $3299
2020 Feb 26 14 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Gems Miami To Miami Miami $3999
2020 Mar 11 10 days, round-trip Beaches & Bays Miami To Miami Miami $2399
2020 Mar 21 10 days, round-trip Palms & Paradise Miami To Miami Miami $2399
2020 Mar 21 25 days, one-way from Miami to Civitavecchia Miami
2020 Mar 31 15 days, one-way from Miami to Civitavecchia Miami $3399
2020 Apr 19 10 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Barcelona Monte Carlo $5999
2020 Apr 29 10 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia Barcelona $6499
2020 May 09 11 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Piraeus Civitavecchia $7499
2020 May 26 12 days, one-way from Venice to Barcelona Venice $8199
2020 Jun 07 12 days, one-way from Barcelona to Piraeus Barcelona $6399
2020 Jun 19 10 days, one-way from Piraeus to Venice Piraeus $5599
2020 Jun 29 10 days, one-way from Venice to Barcelona Venice $5599
2020 Jul 09 7 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia Barcelona $4299
2020 Jul 16 10 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Monte Carlo Civitavecchia $4699
2020 Jul 26 7 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Barcelona Monte Carlo $3399
2020 Jul 26 17 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Venice Monte Carlo $8099
2020 Aug 02 10 days, one-way from Barcelona to Venice Barcelona $4999
2020 Aug 12 10 days, one-way from Venice to Monte Carlo Venice $3799
2020 Aug 22 10 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Civitavecchia Monte Carlo $4599
2020 Sep 01 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Barcelona Civitavecchia $2899
2020 Sep 01 19 days, round-trip Eternal Favorites Rome To Rome Civitavecchia $12199
2020 Sep 08 12 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia Barcelona $6299
2020 Sep 20 14 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Piraeus Civitavecchia
2020 Oct 04 12 days, one-way from Piraeus to Lisbon Piraeus $5399
2020 Oct 04 24 days, one-way from Piraeus to Civitavecchia Piraeus $13199
2020 Oct 16 12 days, one-way from Lisbon to Civitavecchia Lisbon $5399
2020 Oct 16 28 days, one-way from Lisbon to Miami Lisbon
2020 Oct 28 16 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Miami Civitavecchia $4899
2020 Nov 13 10 days, round-trip Atlantic & Amber Gems Miami To Miami Miami $2799
2020 Nov 23 10 days, round-trip Atlantic & Amber Gems Miami To Miami Miami $2899
2020 Dec 03 10 days, round-trip Atlantic & Amber Gems Miami To Miami Miami $2899
2020 Dec 03 17 days, round-trip Rays Of Culture Miami To Miami Miami $4299
2020 Dec 13 7 days, round-trip Tropical Radiance Miami To Miami Miami $1899
2020 Dec 20 14 days, round-trip Holiday Revelry Miami To Miami Miami $4399
2021 Jan 03 10 days, round-trip Atlantic & Amber Gems Miami To Miami Miami $3149
2021 Jan 13 14 days, round-trip Caribbean Charms Miami To Miami Miami $5049
2021 Jan 13 24 days, round-trip Reefs To Rainforests Miami To Miami Miami $8199
2021 Jan 13 66 days, round-trip Caribbean Mosaic Miami To Miami Miami $21499
2021 Jan 27 10 days, round-trip Myths, Mayans & Marinas Miami To Miami Miami $2949
2021 Jan 27 20 days, round-trip Caribbean Collage Miami To Miami Miami $6999
2021 Feb 06 10 days, round-trip Atlantic & Amber Gems Miami To Miami Miami $2949
2021 Feb 06 20 days, round-trip Breezeway To Belize Miami To Miami Miami $5299
2021 Feb 16 10 days, round-trip Myths, Mayans & Marinas Miami To Miami Miami $2949
2021 Feb 16 22 days, round-trip Trade Wind Trails Miami To Miami Miami $6199
2021 Feb 26 12 days, round-trip Bays To Beaches Miami To Miami Miami $3849
2021 Feb 26 22 days, round-trip Seaside Soliloquy Miami To Miami Miami $7099
2021 Mar 10 10 days, round-trip Myths, Mayans & Marinas Miami To Miami Miami $3149
2021 Mar 20 14 days, one-way from Miami to Barcelona Miami $3849
2021 Mar 20 24 days, one-way from Miami to Civitavecchia Miami $6399
2021 Apr 03 10 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia Barcelona $3799
2021 Apr 03 20 days, one-way from Barcelona to Venice Barcelona $7599
2021 Apr 13 10 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia $4499
2021 Apr 23 12 days, one-way from Venice to Barcelona Venice $3899
2021 May 05 7 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia Barcelona $3449
2021 May 12 12 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Lisbon Civitavecchia $4299
2021 May 12 22 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Barcelona Civitavecchia $10199
2021 May 24 10 days, one-way from Lisbon to Barcelona Lisbon $5699
2021 May 24 17 days, one-way from Lisbon to Monte Carlo Lisbon $8699
2021 Jun 03 14 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia Barcelona $4799
2021 Jun 03 7 days, one-way from Barcelona to Monte Carlo Barcelona $2999
2021 Jun 10 7 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Civitavecchia Monte Carlo $2999
2021 Jun 17 10 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Barcelona Civitavecchia $4099
2021 Jun 27 21 days, one-way from Barcelona to Piraeus Barcelona $7199
2021 Jun 27 12 days, one-way from Barcelona to Venice Barcelona $4599
2021 Jul 09 9 days, one-way from Venice to Piraeus Venice $3899
2021 Jul 18 12 days, one-way from Piraeus to Istanbul Piraeus $5899
2021 Jul 30 10 days, one-way from Istanbul to Piraeus Istanbul $5299
2021 Aug 09 17 days, one-way from Piraeus to Civitavecchia Piraeus $7699
2021 Aug 09 10 days, one-way from Piraeus to Barcelona Piraeus $4299
2021 Aug 19 14 days, one-way from Barcelona to Piraeus Barcelona $6399
2021 Aug 19 7 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia Barcelona $3799
2021 Aug 26 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Piraeus Civitavecchia $3099
2021 Sep 02 12 days, one-way from Piraeus to Venice Piraeus $4599
2021 Sep 14 12 days, one-way from Venice to Civitavecchia Venice $4599
2021 Sep 26 10 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Barcelona Civitavecchia $3999
2021 Oct 06 12 days, one-way from Barcelona to Istanbul Barcelona $4899
2021 Oct 18 20 days, one-way from Istanbul to Monte Carlo Istanbul $8299
2021 Oct 18 10 days, one-way from Istanbul to Venice Istanbul $4899
2021 Oct 28 10 days, one-way from Venice to Monte Carlo Venice $3099
2021 Nov 07 26 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Miami Monte Carlo $6899
2021 Nov 07 10 days, one-way from Monte Carlo to Civitavecchia Monte Carlo $3849
2021 Nov 17 16 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Miami Civitavecchia $4299

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