Williamson Wines

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.


 


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 escorted by winery's owners Bill & Dawn Williamson
  • Private events including a Welcome Reception, wine tastings, and winemaker’s dinner featuring Williamson Wines
  • Access to private group shore tours in Tuscany & Chateauneuf du Pape
  • Exclusive, optional 2-night pre-cruise package in Athens & the Nemea wine region
  • Free pre-paid gratuities and $150 shipboard credit for early bookings
 
Cruise Highlights:
  • 7-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
  • 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 6 FREE shore excursions, FREE beverage package or $600 shipboard credit

ABOUT the EXPERT(s)


Bill & Dawn Williamson
Owners



Sam Williamson

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


AWARDS and RATINGS

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
2016 WINE COMPETITION


Total 12 medals won:
2 Gold  
8 Silver 
2 Bronze  

Double Gold Medal Winners:
2007 Clarissa Vin Rouge
2004 Amour Merlot