Arista & Mauritson 2018 Wine Cruise

About the Ship








 

THE MOST SOPHISTICATED AND ELEGANT SHIPS
TO DEBUT IN THE PAST 50 YEARS

 
Oceania Cruises magnificent sister ships Marina and Riviera are the most beautiful, elegant and sophisticated ships to debut in the past 50 years. Designer touches are everywhere, from the magnificent Lalique Grand Staircase and stunning Owner's Suites furnished in Ralph Lauren Home, they are showcases of the finest residential design and furnishings. More than anything, Marina and Riviera personify the Oceania Cruises experience.
 
Comfortably mid-size, Marina and Riviera retain the same warmth and charm of their acclaimed consorts Regatta, Insignia and Nautica. While the country club casual ambiance and level of personalized service remain the same, they offer even more choice and some enticing new amenities. As the first ships designed for lovers of fine dining and travel experiences, Marina and Riviera offer guests multiple dining venues, of which six are open-seating gourmet restaurants with no surcharge. La Reserve by Wine Spectator offers enlightening wine and food pairings. The new Bon Appétit Culinary Center is the only hands-on cooking school at sea. Similarly, artists-in-residence teach fine arts in Artists Loft, a new enrichment center. For specialty coffees and snacks, there is Baristas Coffee Bar. Intimate lounges abound. Accommodations in every category are incredibly spacious, especially with regard to the lavish bathrooms.


Riviera Suites & Staterooms



Owner's Suite





Penthouse Suite





Veranda Stateroom




Inside Stateroom


 


Click on links below to view Riviera's deck plan and information about dining venues and onboard experience:

    


Ship Specifications:
 
Riviera: Debuted in 2012 | Tonnage: 66,084 | Length: 785 feet | Beam: 106 feet | Maximum Draught: 24 feet | Stabilizers: Yes | Cruising Speed: 20 knots | Guest Decks: 11 | Total Decks: 15 | Electric Power or Voltage: 110, 220 AC | Guest Capacity: 1,250 (Double Occupancy) | Staff Size: 800 | Guest to Staff Ratio: 1.57 to 1 | Nationality of Officers: European Nationality of Staff: International | Country of Registry: Marshall Islands

HIGHLIGHTS

Wine Program Highlights:
  • Personally hosted by Mark McWilliams of Arista Winery and Clay & Carrie Mauritson of Maruritson Family Wines 
  • Private events including a welcome reception, wine tastings & seminars, and winemaker’s dinner featuring host wines
  • Optional Food & Wine Trails exclusive 2-night pre-cruise Barcelona program
  • Private wine-themed shore tour options in Livorno and Cadiz
  • Free pre-paid gratuities and $150 shipboard credit per stateroom for early bookings
 
Cruise Highlights:
  • 10-day cruise aboard Oceania Cruises' elegant, Riviera
  • Finest Cuisine At Sea, served in a variety of distinctive open-seating restaurants, all at no additional charge
  • Gourmet cuisine curated by world-renowned Master Chef Jacques Pépin
  • Epicurean enrichment programs, including immersive Culinary Discovery tours in select ports
  • Specialty restaurants including the renowned Red Ginger, Polo Grill, Toscana and Jacques  
  • FREE unlimited soft drinks, bottled water, cappuccino, espresso, teas and juices
  • FREE Internet package PLUS your choice per stateroom of 6 FREE shore excursions, FREE beverage package or $600 shipboard credit

ABOUT the EXPERT(s)


Mark & Jennifer McWilliams
Arista Winery



Clay & Carrie Mauritson
Mauritson Wines

INCLUDES

  • Shipboard accommodations
  • Roundtrip air to Europe
  • Ocean transportation
  • All meals & entertainment on ship
  • FREE unlimited soft drinks, cappuccino, espresso, and teas
  • Onboard Wine Education Program
  • DOESN'T INCLUDE

    • Airport transfers
    • Optional Food & Wine Trails pre-cruise program and shore tours
    • All items of a personal nature

    REVIEWS

    "Seminar tastings world class & pairing Polo menu with Arista wines superb!"

    J. & L. Pohlmann (Seal Beach, CA)

    AWARDS and RATINGS



    97 pts.
    Arista Pinot Noir
    2014 Two Birds Estate Vineyard

    95 pts.
    Arista Chardonnay
    2014 Banfield Vineyard





    94+ pts.
    Mauritson Zinfandel
    2015 Rockpile BLACK SHEEP

    94 pts.
    Mauritson Cabernet Sauvignon
    2013 LOAM "Positas"