Hill & Laird Family Estate
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 Rebecca Laird and Ryan Hill
  • Private events including a welcome reception, wine tastings & seminars, and winemaker’s dinner featuring host wines
  • Exclusive, optional 2-night pre-cruise package  
  • Private shore tour options in Dubrovnik & Santorini
  • Free pre-paid gratuities and $150 shipboard credit for early bookings
 
Cruise Highlights:
  • 8-Night cruise on Oceania Cruises' luxurious ship, 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
  • Espicurean enrichment programs, including immersive Culinary Discovery tours in select ports
  • Specialty restaurants including the renowned Red Ginger, Toscana, Jacques, Polo Grill, and the only Wine Spectator sponsored restaurant at sea, La Reserve
  • FREE Internet package PLUS your choice of 4 FREE shore excursions, FREE beverage package or $400 shipboard credit

ABOUT the EXPERT(s)



Rebecca Laird
General Manager Laird Family Estate





Ryan Hill
Proprietor, Hill Family Estate

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 pre-cruise and shore tours
  • Travel insurance
  • All items of a personal nature

REVIEWS

"The team from both Hill and Laird wineries were great.  Personable and fun.  The wine dinner was quite amazing.  Staff was superb and the food was too!"
N. McElvain & E. Wittig (El Segundo, CA.)

AWARDS and RATINGS



Hill Family Estate
2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Double Barrel
90 pts.



Laird Family Estate
2013 Cabernet Savignon Mast Ranch
92 pts.