About Oceania Cruises
Oceania Cruises is characterized by first-class and modern luxury. The atmosphere and entertainment on board is typically American, but relaxation and recreation is absolutely in the focus. The luxury fleet offers four small ships for 684 passengers and two ships for about twice as many passengers. Due to the small size of the ships idyllic small ports and nice little coastal towns can be called, which makes the routes of Oceania Cruises particularly appealing. All ships convince with a personal atmosphere and excellent service. The board language is English.
The ship Riviera
The recently modernised Riviera offers highlights in many ways, including the enchanting Lalique Grand Staircase, the impressive Owner's Suites in Ralph Lauren Home style or imposing designer elements on the ship. Living comfort is emphasised on the Riviera. Also the culinary side on board is not neglected. Six of the many on-board restaurants are gourmet restaurants with free seating and no extra charge. With a length of almost 240 meters, the ship can accommodate up to 1,250 passengers (with double occupancy).
Staterooms on board of Riviera
The cabins and suites aboard the Riviera are generously dimensioned, especially in relation to the generous bathrooms. The interior features high-quality woods, shiny fabrics, individual furnishings and original artworks. The minibar with soft drinks, fine soft towels and bathrobes, a flat-screen TV and a DVD player with an extensive media library are just some of the amenities in the cabins and suites. A special feature is the "Prestige Tranquility" bed, an exclusive edition for Oceania Cruises, which ensures particularly high sleeping comfort.The recently refurbished Concierge, Veranda Staterooms and Penthouse Suites are decorated in shades of ivory, caramel and espresso. The bedrooms of the three owner's suites have been renewed and got a new king size bed.
Atmosphere on board of Riviera
800 well-trained service employees take care of only 1250 guests - there is clearly no wish left unfulfilled! Explore the most fascinating destinations around the globe in an undisturbed atmosphere with the cruise line's luxurious ships. Even the outstanding cuisine, as Oceania Cruises itself says, the "finest cuisine at sea", contributes to the exclusive ambience on board. Although Riviera is slightly larger than most of its sister ships, the atmosphere remains warm, sociable and open, the service remains unobtrusive.
Food and Beverages on board of Riviera
The Riviera has many dining options for gourmets and travelers alike - six of them are gourmet restaurants with free choice of seats at no extra charge. The head chef, the legendary master chef Jacques Pépin, inspires the chefs to create culinary masterpieces. An unforgettable dinner begins with free choice of seating, giving you the freedom to dine whenever and with whom you want. “La Reserve by Wine Spectator” offers insightful seminars, tastings and world-class combinations of wine and food. The "Grand Dining Room" with "The Bistro" offer exquisite dishes from around the world. The "Polo Grill" combines all the elements of a classic steakhouse, while the "Toscana" offers typical Italian delicacies. There is also a French and an Asian restaurant on board. Minor snacks are also available at the Waves Grill, afternoon tea or at the baristas in the popular coffee bar. The new lounge, located on deck 14 and connected to the coffee bar, invites guests to relax and enjoy the ocean view. 24-hour room service is also available.
A very special highlight of the new Oceania Next program is the private dining room 'Privée'. The unique decorated table from the famous architect Dakota Jackson is staged with a golden chandelier from the italien manufacture Venini. The Privée can be reservated for groups of up to 10 guests per evening. The guests can choose one out of 4 menus: Best of Polo & Toscana, tasting menu, Best of Oceania Cruises menu as well as the Executive Chef menu.
Entertainment, Sports and Relaxation on board of Riviera
The variety of entertainment options on board ensures that there is something for every interest. Among other things, the ship offers a fitness center, where you can be active in sports, a spa for relaxing hours and soothing treatments, numerous lounges and bars and a Monte Carlo-style casino. Even readings, musical events and show programs in the evening are very popular with guests on board. The Culinary Center is the only cooking school on the high seas that offers many interesting cooking classes run by experienced chefs. Also worthy at note are the art and handicraft courses organized by artists at the Artist Loft training center.
If you're looking for laid-back luxury and value first-class dining, Riviera is the place to be.
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