Oceania Riviera

Oceania Riviera Review and Specifications

Specifications of Oceania Riviera

Year built2012  /  Age : 6
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
Passengers-to-space ratio46
Decks with cabins6
Last Refurbishment2015-2019
Christened byCat Cora

Current itinerary of Oceania Riviera

Oceania Riviera current cruise is 10 days, round-trip Glorious Greece Athens To Athens. The itinerary starts on 14 Oct, 2018 and ends on 24 Oct, 2018.

Date / TimePort
14 Oct      Departing from Piraeus, Athens, Greece   
15 Oct 08:00 - 18:00     Gythion, Greece   
16 Oct 07:00 - 17:00     Katakolon, Olympia, Greece   
17 Oct 09:00 - 20:00     Giardini-Naxos, Taormina, Sicily Italy   
18 Oct 08:00 - 19:00     Valletta, Malta   
20 Oct 08:00 - 18:00     Heraklion, Crete, Greece   
21 Oct 08:00 - 18:00     Rhodes Island, Greece   
22 Oct 08:00 - 19:00     Santorini Island, Greece   
23 Oct 08:00 - 18:00     Patmos Island, Greece   
24 Oct      Arriving in Piraeus, Athens, Greece   

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 an 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 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.


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. Specialty 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 specialty 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 specialty 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 fastfood bar; serves the pool deck area with made-to-order daily specialties and gelato icecream)
  • 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 specialty restaurants into a new venue - “Tuscan Steak”, with quality wood paneling 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 show room/theater 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 (piano bar serving a variety of Martinis)
  • Three Boutiques (duty-free perfumes, jewelry, 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 center 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 & specialty 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 fleetmate 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. Color 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 paneling 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 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
2018 Oct 04 10 days, one-way from Barcelona to Piraeus Barcelona
2018 Oct 14 10 days, round-trip Glorious Greece Athens To Athens Piraeus
2018 Oct 24 8 days, one-way from Piraeus to Venice Piraeus
2018 Nov 01 26 days, one-way from Venice to Miami Venice
2018 Nov 01 12 days, one-way from Venice to Barcelona Venice
2018 Nov 13 26 days, one-way from Barcelona to Miami Barcelona$6899
2018 Nov 13 14 days, one-way from Barcelona to Miami Barcelona$3599
2018 Nov 27 12 days, round-trip Balmy Breezes Miami To Miami Miami$3449
2018 Dec 09 10 days, round-trip Sunny Charms Miami To Miami Miami$3049
2018 Dec 19 14 days, round-trip Caribbean Pearls Miami To Miami Miami$4399
2019 Jan 02 10 days, round-trip Sunny Charms Miami To Miami Miami$4449
2019 Jan 12 80 days, round-trip Tropical Quest Miami To Miami Miami
2019 Jan 12 14 days, round-trip Caribbean Explorer Miami To Miami Miami$4149
2019 Jan 26 10 days, round-trip Reefs & Ruins Miami To Miami Miami
2019 Feb 05 19 days, round-trip Caribbean Crossroads Miami To Miami Miami
2019 Feb 05 12 days, round-trip Allure Of The Islands Miami To Miami Miami$3649
2019 Feb 17 17 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Gems Miami To Miami Miami
2019 Feb 17 7 days, round-trip Captivating Treasures Miami To Miami Miami
2019 Feb 24 20 days, round-trip Tropical Rendezvous Miami To Miami Miami
2019 Feb 24 10 days, round-trip Sunny Charms Miami To Miami Miami$3349
2019 Mar 06 10 days, round-trip Mayan Rhythms Miami To Miami Miami$3149
2019 Mar 16 10 days, round-trip Sunny Charms Miami To Miami Miami$3149
2019 Mar 26 21 days, one-way from Miami to Barcelona Miami
2019 Mar 26 7 days, round-trip Caribbean Impressions Miami To Miami Miami
2019 Apr 02 14 days, one-way from Miami to Barcelona Miami$4049
2019 Apr 26 7 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia Barcelona
2019 May 15 10 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia$6799
2019 May 25 22 days, one-way from Venice to Barcelona Venice
2019 May 25 12 days, one-way from Venice to Barcelona Venice
2019 Jun 06 10 days, round-trip Spanish Silhouettes Barcelona To Barcelona Barcelona$5299
2019 Jun 16 18 days, one-way from Barcelona to Venice Barcelona
2019 Jun 16 7 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia Barcelona$5449
2019 Jun 23 11 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Venice Civitavecchia$7799
2019 Jul 04 10 days, one-way from Venice to Piraeus Venice
2019 Jul 14 19 days, one-way from Piraeus to Barcelona Piraeus$7799
2019 Jul 14 12 days, one-way from Piraeus to Civitavecchia Piraeus
2019 Jul 26 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Barcelona Civitavecchia$4199
2019 Aug 02 12 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia Barcelona$4299
2019 Aug 14 44 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to New York Civitavecchia
2019 Aug 14 28 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Reykjavik Civitavecchia
2019 Aug 14 14 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Southampton Civitavecchia$5399
2019 Aug 28 30 days, one-way from Southampton to New York Southampton
2019 Aug 28 14 days, one-way from Southampton to Reykjavik Southampton$8399
2019 Sep 11 16 days, one-way from Reykjavik to New York Reykjavik
2019 Sep 27 11 days, one-way from New York to Montreal New York$5999
2019 Oct 08 11 days, one-way from Montreal to New York Montreal$5999
2019 Oct 19 11 days, one-way from New York to Montreal New York$5399
2019 Oct 30 16 days, one-way from Montreal to Miami Montreal$4999
2019 Nov 15 10 days, round-trip Sun & Serenade Miami To Miami Miami$2899
2019 Nov 25 10 days, round-trip Seaswept Breezes Miami To Miami Miami$3249
2019 Dec 05 17 days, round-trip Bountiful Beaches Miami To Miami Miami$4299
2019 Dec 05 10 days, round-trip Sunny Charms Miami To Miami Miami$2899
2019 Dec 15 7 days, round-trip Tropical Retreats Miami To Miami Miami$1999
2019 Dec 22 14 days, round-trip Blissful Holidays Miami To Miami Miami$5599
2020 Jan 26 9 days, round-trip Island Tempos Miami To Miami Miami$3399
2020 Feb 04 10 days, round-trip Palms & Paradise Miami To Miami Miami$3799
2020 Feb 14 12 days, round-trip Brilliant Beaches Miami To Miami Miami$3699
2020 Feb 26 14 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Gems Miami To Miami Miami$4299
2020 Mar 11 10 days, round-trip Sun & Serenade Miami To Miami Miami$2699
2020 Mar 21 25 days, one-way from Miami to Civitavecchia Miami$7599
2020 Mar 21 10 days, round-trip Palms & Paradise Miami To Miami Miami$2699
2020 Mar 31 15 days, one-way from Miami to Civitavecchia Miami$4499