One of the most popular cruise destinations in Europe, Amsterdam is perfect for a picturesque city getaway. Whether you're exploring the city on foot, by bike or by a canal boat, a tour is a great way to discover hidden gems as well as iconic landmarks such as the Anne Frank House, the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum. Depending on the time of year, you may also experience the vibrant Keukenhof Gardens which are home to more than 7 million tulips.
Things to do in Amsterdam:
Situated in the centre of Amsterdam, the Rijksmuseum, also known as the museum of Netherlands is home to an array of art, from Rembrandt to Van Gogh. Showcasing over 800 years of history, this beautiful and historic building is an iconic landmark that’s popular with both tourists and locals.
Anne Frank House
Located next to Westerkerk, the Anne Frank House is a museum that honours the Jewish wartime diarist Anne Frank. Situated on the Prinsengracht Canal, this fascinating but sorrowful landmark makes for a harrowing visit.
This picturesque park spans an incredible 120 acres. Full of picturesque flora and fauna, it features a cafe, bandstand and more. A tranquil way to spend your day in Amsterdam, many people choose to ride bikes around it.
DAY 328 Sep 2023
Curving out to sea to create a breathtaking natural harbour, St Malo offers an abundance of quaint medieval streets nestled behind impressive city walls. With history spanning from the 12th century, St Malo is the perfect place for a glimpse into the past, delectable seafood and boutique shopping. Visit the stunning Cathedrale de St Malo or simply relax on the sandy beach - whatever you decide to do, you'll love the picturesque setting of this city.
Things to do in St-Malo:
If you're looking for a more unique activity during your time in St. Malo, head to the Grand Aquarium. Opened in 1996, this expansive aquarium is home to over 11,000 different marine animals. Fun for all the family, it's a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of the city!
Alternatively, if you're looking for an attraction that's more historical, head to St. Malo's Fort National. Located within a few hundred metres of the city, the fort was built in the late 17th century to protect the city from invaders. You can visit the fort by foot at low tide.
Built in the 12th century, the Saint Vincent Cathedral features beautiful stained-glass windows, murals and a beautiful spire. A fascinating place to explore whilst in St Malo, it takes about 1 hour to explore in full.
DAY 530 Sep 2023
A centre for fishing and trade since the 12th century. Wander round the old harbour, take in Renaissance architecture, and sample local oysters!
Things to do in La Rochelle:
La Rochelle Aquarium
A family-owned aquarium situated in the centre of the city, the La Rochelle Aquarium is home to more than 12,000 animals. A popular attraction to visit, you’ll learn all about the 600 species that live in the aquarium, from what it takes to care for them to their origins.
Musée des Automates
If you love to learn about automotion, this museum is the place for you. Opened in 1993, this museum is home to more than 300 contemporary and historic models, historical scenes and more. Replicating Parisian street scenes, sailing vessels and other landscapes, this extraordinary attraction is a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of the centre.
Known as the gateway to the old part of the city, this Gothic-style clock tower dates back to the 12th century. A fascinating landmark that’s often photographed, Gross Horloge is a must see when stopping off in La Rochelle.
Bordeaux - Overnight onboard
DAY 6-701 Oct 2023
As you enter the beautiful city of Bordeaux, you'll be treated to the views of the 18th-century architecture that lines the quayside. In the old quarter of the city you'll find quaint streets and St Andre Cathedral as well as the 12th-century Sainte-Croix Church and numerous museums. Don't forget to enjoy a guided walking tour of the Golden Triangle to truly get the most out of this historic city.
Things to do in Bordeaux - Overnight onboard:
Place de la Bourse
One of Bordeaux, France's most identifiable landmarks is the Place de la Bourse. It is made up of a number of beautifully designed buildings created by architect Ange-Jacques Gabriel that was constructed along the Garonne River from 1730 to 1775. Contributing to the city's trade, beloved reputation and the overall growth of Bordeaux, it's been a prominent attraction for centuries.
The Bordeaux Cathedral, also known as the Primatial Cathedral of St. Andrew of Bordeaux, is a Catholic cathedral situated in the heart of Bordeaux, France. Devoted to the beloved Saint Andrew, it also serves as the archbishop of Bordeaux's residence.
In 1780, the Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux, an opera house in the vibrant city was opened. The ballet La fille mal gardée made its debut at this theatre in 1789, and a young Marius Petipa presented some of his first ballets there as well. Victor Louis, a designer, created the theatre. A popular attraction to visit, the magical architecture is perfect for those wanting to capture the beauty of the city whilst stopping over there.
DAY 803 Oct 2023
One of the Basque country’s best destinations, Bilbao is a hub of fascinating architecture, contemporary design and artistic flair in almost every direction you look. Start your exploration in Plaza Nueva for the best sightseeing, shopping and cuisine, as well as museums and galleries. You’ll also find many lush parks in the city and rolling hills in the surrounding areas, making this a truly unique experience in comparison to most Spanish city breaks.
Things to do in Bilbao (Getxo):
Built in the 14th and 15th centuries, Bilbao Cathedral has a Gothic style exterior and interior, though with Renaissance and neo-Classical influences. Despite still being a working church, visitors can take a tour with information provided by an audio guide.
Basilica de Begona
Towering from the top of a hill, the 16th-century Basilica de Begoña can be reached on foot or by an elevator from Calle Esperanza. Its imposing Gothic steeple makes a fantastic photo opportunity while, inside the basilica, you’ll find an intricate gold altarpiece.
Bilbao Fine Arts Museum
Displaying works from the 12th century through to the present day, the Museum of Fine Arts of Bilbao is a must visit particularly for traditional art enthusiasts. Visitors will find paintings, sculptures, drawings, engravings and more, organised by topic alphabetically.
One of the largest museums in Spain, the Guggenheim Museum is dedicated to showcasing modern and contemporary art. The building itself is a unique architectural landmark while inside you’ll find countless ever-changing exhibitions.
If you’re in need of some authentic Spanish cuisine after a long day of sightseeing and shopping, Plaza Nueva is the place to be. The square has a reputation as the city’s social gathering spot, hosting markets, bars, cafés and more. This is the place to try a renowned local pinxo!
DAY 1005 Oct 2023
Porto sees around 65,000 cruise passengers pass through each year and has flourished with tourist attractions to suit all ages. Whether you’re here to see the Harry Potter film location Livraria Lello, looking to admire the intricate Baroque architecture or just want to try delicious wines and delectable pastries, Porto will keep you busy for a full day of exploring.
Things to do in Porto (Leixoes):
The neoclassical Pálacio da Bolsa is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful buildings to explore in Porto. Once a stock exchange, it is now used for major events such as receiving high-profile visitors, as well as hosting tours of the intricately decorated rooms inside.
Church of Sao Francisco
A true goldmine for lovers of Baroque architecture, the Church of São Francisco is easily recognisable in the centre of the city. It’s no wonder the 13th-century monument was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its intricate goldleaf carvings and Gothic interior.
Standing at 249 feet tall, Clérigos Tower is the tallest campanile in Portugal. After climbing 200 steps, you’ll be rewarded with breath-taking views across the city and river, as well as a chance to admire the 49 bells on the journey up.
A must visit for fans of the Harry Potter series, Livraria Lello is an enchanting bookshop boasting neo-Gothic architecture. A visit here will provide you with countless photo opportunities (the most popular being the crimson staircase), as well as a fantastic new holiday read!
Luis I Bridge
Constructed by a student of Gustav Eiffel in 1886, the Dom Luís I Bridge is an impressive feat of ironwork engineering. Spanning 564 feet, the double-decker bridge carries both vehicles, the metro and pedestrians who can admire the stunning view.
DAY 1106 Oct 2023
The largest and capital city of Portugal, and one of the oldest cities in the world, Lisbon is an idyllic cruise holiday destination, offering attractions to suit all interests. From ancient forts to artistic neighbourhoods and the breath-taking Jerónimos Monastery, this port of call has plenty to explore. Families will love to discover the many species at the Oceanarium, while couples will love an escape to the charming town of Sintra to explore the castle.
Things to do in Lisbon:
One of the oldest and most vibrant districts of Lisbon, Alfama is the place to be for artisan eateries, quirky boutiques and Fado bars. It’s best explored on foot or by the tram to experience as many of the attractions and highlights as possible.
One of the most visited sites in Lisbon, the Jerónimos Monastery was completed in the seventeenth century. In 1983 UNESCO declared it as a World Heritage Site and it’s certainly a must visit to admire the beautiful architecture both inside and out.
Here visitors will discover over 450 different species of marine life, including sharks, rays, penguins and otters. Cruisers of all ages will love following the route around the central aquarium to learn about the major ecosystems of the ocean.
Torre de Belem
Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983, Torre de Belém was built to protect Lisbon from attackers from the sea. Despite its role, the fort was decorated with lavish carvings and details, which are best viewed from the banks of the Rio Tejo.
Tram 28 is the classic Lisbon mode of transportation – rattling around the narrow streets in a bright yellow tram that dates back to the 1930’s. Hop on and take one of the best tours of Lisbon, passing highlights and attractions along the way.
Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its cultural landscape, Sintra is a romantic destination to escape to for the day. Featuring enchanting palaces and rolling hills, this town is easily accessible from Lisbon via a regular train service.
St George's Castle
Established in 200 BC, Castelo de Sao Jorge is one of the biggest highlights of Lisbon. Get to know the city’s unique and fascinating history, explore the imposing walls, wander the shady gardens and admire the vast views from the Observation Terrace.
DAY 1207 Oct 2023
Considered one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in Europe, Cádiz charms every visitor who sets foot there. It’s 3,000 years of history are just waiting to be discovered through its monuments, museums, and winding streets, with Cadiz Cathedral being a real highlight. Families will love Playa La Caleta which has all the amenities needed to spend a whole day on the sand and in the water, but don’t forget to check out which festivals and celebrations are going on during your visit.
Things to do in Seville (Cadiz):
Built between 1722 and 1838, the iconic yellow-domed Cadiz Cathedral is an impressive example of Baroque-neoclassical construction. When taking a look around inside, be sure to check out the wood-carved choir, and listen out for the sound effects in the crypt below.
Castle of Santa Catalina
This free-to-enter monument is a real hidden gem on La Caleta beach. The exterior of this 17th-century fortress is impressive itself, and visitors will find art exhibitions inside as well as craft workshops and concerts.
Filled with swaying palm trees, blooming flora and lush, green fauna, Genovés Park is a brilliant place to escape the faster pace of the city. Boasting plants from all over the world as well as waterfalls and wildlife, people of all ages will love this tranquil garden.
Playa la Caleta
It’s no wonder Playa La Caleta is Cadiz’ most popular beach. Visitors will find everything they need close to the golden sand, including restaurants, bars and flamenco clubs, as well as toilets and showers.
On a small islet at the end of La Caleta beach sits the Castle of San Sebastian. Construction began in 1706 to fortify the bays defence, and in 1985 the structure was declared a cultural landmark. Explore the grounds and discover the long, rich history of this well-preserved fortress.
DAY 1308 Oct 2023
As one of the oldest cities in Europe, Malaga is a vibrant gem on the Costa del Sol, teeming with history, culture and friendly locals. Lovers of art will love the destination that brought the world Picasso, thanks to its many new art galleries and creative districts. For those looking to let their hair down, the numerous authentic Spanish bars will keep you going until dawn, while foodies will enjoy both formal dining and street eateries.
Things to do in Malaga:
Castilo de Gibralfaro
With gorgeous views overlooking the city, Castillo de Gibralfaro was built in the 8th century as a lighthouse and military barracks. Its imposing walkways provide a scenic walk, while the museum nearby offers great insight into the history of the castle.
Catedral de la Encarnacion de Malaga
This iconic landmark was first built in the historic city centre in 1530, with work finishing in the 17th century. With a Gothic Renaissance style, it boasts a tower standing at 84 metres tall, providing breath-taking photo opportunities.
One of Malaga’s stunning historical monuments, La Alcazaba – meaning citadel – was built between 1057 and 1063. It has since been restored and features Roman walls and a dungeon, as well as stunning views of the harbour and old town.
As Malaga’s oldest historical monument, El teatro Romano was discovered in 1951 and has since uncovered much of Andalusia’s rich history. Visitors can marvel at the fascinating features of the theatre, such as the orchestra area, while more is still being uncovered.
DAY 1510 Oct 2023
This vibrant seaside city is home to unforgettable architecture and creative scenes from renowned artists. The buildings you’ll find here are unlike anything you’ve ever seen, such as Park Güell and Casa Batllo, while foodies will be spoilt for choice with 20 different Michelin-star restaurants. At the end of a busy day of shopping, enjoy the energetic nightlife, or relax on the beach with newfound friends. Whatever your interests, Barcelona has the perfect itinerary for you.
Things to do in Barcelona:
Visiting Las Ramblas is an absolute must when in Barcelona. Visitors can experience the weird and the wonderful, from the Museu de l’Erotica to the Miró Mural, in between trying a range of authentic tapas bars and cafes before a much needed siesta.
Although the Sagrada Familia is not technically complete, it’s still an impressive sight to behold. Designed by the renowned architect Antoni Gaudí, this spectacular Basilica hosts many masses, events and a place to simply marvel at in wonder.
Barcelona City History Museum
Home of the cultural heritage of Barcelona, the Barcelona City History Museum manages several sites of interest including archaeological sites and historic houses. Visitors will discover the Roman colony, prehistoric Spain, Barcelona’s Jewish community and more.
Comprising of vibrant gardens and beautiful architecture, Park Güell was designed by Antoni Gaudí and officially opened in 1926. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its outstanding showcase of Gaudí’s genius design, Park Güell makes a wonderful place to go for a walk.
Another one of Antoni Gaudí’s masterpieces, Casa Batllo is a truly eye-catching building to explore. Visitors are able to explore this fantastic showcase of the designer’s work, and even enjoy live music and other events on the roof terrace.
This modernist building was the last residence to be designed by Antoni Gaudí and has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors can explore the building with an audio guide, and even enjoy rooftop shows on a romantic evening.
One of Barcelona’s oldest beaches, Sant Sebastià Beach features everything you need for a fantastic day in the sun. With indoor and outdoor pools, changing rooms and amenities for lounging, visitors can go for a dip, enjoy an ice cream and find dinner all in one area.
Camp Nou Stadium
With capacity for over 99,000 people, Camp Nou is the largest stadium in Spain and cathedral to the Catalans’ second religion- the beautiful game! Visitors can catch an exciting game of football here or take a guided or un-guided tour of the grounds.
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Customer reviews for Riviera
Based on 22 reviews
Value for money
8 Sep 2019
Probably one of the best holidays ever been on. Ship superb as usual ,entertainment staff second to none.Food best we’ve had at sea and the speciality restaurants are all,free..Prizes for quizzes are good ones..Ports visited were excellent.Would do the same cruise again. Everything went according to plan.
9 Aug 2019
A great ship, service and food amazing, the entertainment was a bit sparce as only one show per night, but I guess the people who cruise with Oceania are not that interested in entertainment its all about food!
3 Jun 2019
The clean staff in the cabin we were in we're very slapdash with how they cleaned. In the restaurant I ordered a Chenin blanc and got a Chardonnay . We ordered tartar sauce to go with lobster and got tomato sauce. I ordered a Zinfandel rose and was given a dry French rose. When I questioned the waiter he said, oh do you not like dry!
18 Jan 2019
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