Medieval Coastlines from Barcelona to Lisbon, 6 September 2018 (8 nights)

Ship:
Riviera
Line:
Oceania Cruises
Depart Date:
6th September 2018
Duration:
8 nights | View itinerary
Customer Rating:
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Cruise Type:
Fly Cruise

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Holiday Features

 
  • Spacious, luxury accommodation
  • Elegant Mid Size Ships
  • Gourmet specialty dining at no cover charge
  • Refined Bars & Lounges
  • 24 hour complimentary room service
  • Complimentary soft drinks & bottled water
  • Fitness Centre & Spa Club
  • Casinos and Wine Tasting
  • Egyptian Cotton Linen
  • Country Club Casual
  • Complimentary shuttle busses in most ports
  • Oceania offer the best value in luxury cruising
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Cruise itinerary

Day Port Due Depart
1 Fly from the UK
1 Barcelona
Barcelona
Barcelona, whether you head for its beaches or bars, cafes or museums, a relaxing and cosmopolitan time is assured.
PM
2 Saint Tropez AM PM
3 Florence & Pisa (Livorno)
Florence & Pisa (Livorno)
For Florence and Pisa, Livorno is the perfect place for which to discover the delights of Tuscany.
AM PM
4 Rome (Civitavecchia)
Rome (Civitavecchia)
'The Eternal City' from unforgettable historical sights to exclusive designer shops, Rome really does have it all. Ensure you throw a coin into the Trevi fountain to make certain you'll return.
AM PM
5 Mediterranean Sea - Cruising
6 Alicante AM PM
7 Malaga
Malaga
Malaga is the major coastal city of Andalucia and is a genuine and typical Andaluz city with a gritty individualism untouched by tourism and, to a large extent, the passage of time.
AM PM
8-9 Lisbon
Lisbon
The capital of Portugal, Lisbon has such highlights as Eiffel's cast Iron elevator and fascinating moorish baazars.
PM
9 Fly to the UK

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Customer reviews for Riviera

  • Riviera
  • Oceania Cruises
  • 26 Oct 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our 2nd Oceania cruise. Positives far outweigh any shortfalls. The itinerary took us to some lovely locations where we could go ashore under our own steam & explore, (Marseille, Sorrento, Valleta, Santorini & Rhodes in particular). There were back to back port stops for Florence & Rome, which is a lot to take on over consecutive days. We had an inside cabin which suited our purposes. OK, you don't have a view, but it's a hotel room when all said & done. The food was excellent, particularly the 4 specialty restaurants (which we could each use once on our inside cabin grade). The Terrace Grill was our preferred eating location over the main dining room. Unlike typical ship buffets, staff are on hand to personally serve up all dishes, so there's no mad self service scrum and it maintains good hygiene. The grill was particularly popular, with a range of fresh fish & steaks cooked to order. When you're served, the outside terrace is a wonderful spot to sit out for breakfast or lunch when the weather is fine. Across all the departments, the staff were friendly and very attentive. They certainly added to the good vibe on the ship. The Olife options worked really well. In addition to the inclusive soft drinks & coffee, we had the beer/wine drinks with meals package, which we found more than adequate. A little on board spend covered the other ancillary expenses. The much criticised wi-fi is much better than it used to be, (I think they've put signal boosters round the ship?). We never had an issue with it. What could be better... Don't expect "big ship" evening entertainment. Fair enough, Riviera is not a big ship (part of the attraction), but I think people would welcome a little more entertainment variety around the ship. The appeal of the shows in the main theatre will always depend on people's individual tastes. In my opinion, there were some good shows/artists and some I didn't bother with. However, of an evening there were no artists performing anywhere else on the ship (aside from the usual pre-dinner piano & string quartet options). I would have liked more choice. TIP: Oceania's own excursions are extremely expensive. We booked the Florence on your own coach transfer which cost over £200! We booked two other trips independently which were far better value for money. Our excursion group size was 6 & 10 people respectively, which makes for a far more personal interaction with the guide. This issue also applies to airport transfers. Unless you're made of money, book your private transfers independently. Finally, Oceania Med cruises are very port intensive. Be careful not to book & take on too much before you go. We spoke to a number of people who cancelled some of their trips because they were so tired. Will we use Oceania again...we're booked for 2020 cruise up to Alaska!

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  • Riviera
  • Oceania Cruises
  • 27 Sep 2018

Hi, Just a few comments re our booking. Transfer from the airport to the ship; GR8 Mercedes S class. Transfer at end of cruise back to airport not so gr8. A mini van for 8 persons; only 6 turned up! Good job because driver had difficulty in getting all the luggage in. If the other 2 had turned up,it would have been impossible. Last but one day of cruise was a sea day arriving in Lisbon at 16.00 and then an over night b4 debarking the next day. It was a totally wasted day. Some friends we made on the ship, who had booked a trip in Lisbon left at 16.15, got caught up in the rush hour traffic, went to Caiscais, and then on to Cintra where they arrived in the DARK. When they arrived back to the ship the promised food was not available as the restaurant and the self service was closed. It would have been better if the ship had spent the last but one day in Cadiz, and then travelled over night to Lisbon arriving early morning for debarkation. Edgar Glucksman

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  • Riviera
  • Oceania Cruises
  • 21 Sep 2018

Just home from an 8 day Mediterranean cruise on the Riviera, booked through Iglu Cruise, having not been on a cruise previously. We cannot fault the experience - from the minute we boarded the ship to disembarkation there was not a single minute of the holiday we did not enjoy. The ship was luxurious, comfortable and although there were 1250 passengers on board we never felt that there was any compromise to service or facilities. We booked a Concierge Level Veranda Stateroom and this was ideal, with good facilities including a full bathroom and a bed which was so comfortable I slept like a baby! Concierge service allowed priority booking of the speciality restaurants and the concierge lounge allowed us to pop in for hot drinks, newspapers and snacks at any time. The staff were attentive and friendly at all times and our steward was amazing, making sure that everything was just right for us in the cabin. Her lovely smile and welcoming manner made the service even more special! The food was of a very high standard and the speciality restaurants were fabulous. The Grand Dining Room was one of my favourites with classic silver service and excellent choices on the menu. We went on several of the Oceania excursions which were efficiently managed from start to finish. The guides were friendly and knowledgable and the coaches were comfortable, clean and air-conditioned, a welcome respite from the September heat! Despite a minor glitch with the initial transfer from Barcelona Airport to the port for embarkation, the whole experience was fabulous and I am in the process of organising our next voyage!

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All offers and prices are subject to change and availability at time of enquiry. Prices are based on two passengers sharing unless otherwise stated and are subject to the Tour Operator's terms and conditions. Cabin and Flight supplements may apply. Other supplements may apply in addition to the price shown above. Flight details, timings and routing may be subject to alteration. Other tour operator charges may also apply. Any Onboard Spending money or drinks package value shown will be per cabin, again based on two sharing.

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