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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.


 


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
  • Cruise hosted by Sonoma Magazine's CEO, Steve Falk
  • Onboard wine education program featuring the wines of Hartford Court and La Crema
  • Personally escorted by Don Hartford, Jennifer Hartford, Hailey Jackson Hartford Murray
  • Private events including a Welcome Reception, wine tastings, and winemakers’ dinner
  • Exclusive optional 2-night pre-cruise package in Barcelona with full day tour to Penedés wine appellation
  • Access to private wine and food-focused shore tours in Palma de Mallorca and the wine regions of Chateauneuf du Pape and Tuscany including visit to 100-point rated winery Tenuta dell’Ornellaia
  • Free pre-paid gratuities and $150 shipboard credit for early bookers
 
 
Cruise Highlights:
  • 10-Day Mediterranean cruise on luxurious ship, Riviera
  • Finest cuisine at sea, served in a variety of open-seating restaurants, all at no charge
  • Gourmet cuisine curated by world-renowned Master Chef Jacques Pépin
  • Epicurean enrichment programs, including immersive Culinary Discovery Tours 
  • Specialty restaurants including Red Ginger, Toscana, Jacques, Polo Grill and only Wine Spectator sponsored restaurant at sea, La Reserve
  • Free Internet package PLUS your choice of 8 FREE shore excursions, FREE beverage package or $800 per person shipboard credit with OLife Choice 

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 shore tours
  • All items of a personal nature

REVIEWS

Past Sonoma Magazine wine cruiser:

"Oceania and Sonoma Magazine Wine Cruise were amazing--quality of service, accommodations, wine tour experiences, wine tasting, and opening reception. Also the wine dinner at Jacques was a wonderful culinary and wine experience--we thoroughly enjoyed our evening. We absolutely loved the entire cruise and meeting new 'wine friends.' Thanks for arranging amazing vacations and memories!"  L. Campbell (Phoenix, AZ)

AWARDS and RATINGS



93 Pts.
2014 Hartford Family
Zinfandel
Russian River
Valley Old Vine


92 Pts.
2014 Hartford Court
Chardonnay
Russian River
Three Jacks Vineyard 


92 Pts.
2013 La Crema 
Pinot Noir
Green Valley