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Riviera
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Riviera


The Epitome of Refined Elegance

Stunning Riviera was designed to be distinctive and special in so many ways. Featuring the magnificent Lalique Grand Staircase, stunning Owner's Suites furnished in Ralph Lauren Home, and designer touches throughout the entire ship, Riviera showcases rich residential design and furnishings. Riviera’s refined ambiance truly embodies the unparalleled Oceania Cruises experience.

Ideally proportioned, Riviera still embraces the same warmth and charm of renowned Regatta, Insignia, Nautica and Sirena. While the impeccable level of personalized service and the country club casual ambiance remain the same, Riviera offers even more choices, as well as generous new amenities. Designed with the ultimate epicurean and travel connoisseur in mind, Riviera offers guests multiple dining venues, of which six are open-seating gourmet restaurants with no surcharge. La Reserve by Wine Spectator offers enlightening seminars, tastings, and gourmet food pairings. Riviera also features The Culinary Center, the only hands-on cooking school at sea which features a range of cooking classes by master chefs. In the Artist Loft, talented artists-in-residence offer step-by-step instruction in everything from photography to painting to printmaking. Baristas, our signature coffee bar, serves up illy espresso and coffee and fresh pastries made daily. Intimate spaces throughout the ship provide relaxing escapes. Spacious accommodations in every category showcase luxurious designer touches and lavish bathrooms.

Notably, the on board experience continues to exude that comfortable familiarity guests have come to cherish. We have retained everything guests appreciate about our ships and continue to aim even higher. We look forward to welcoming you aboard.


Riviera Facts
  • Riviera: 2012
  • Tonnage: 66,084
  • Length: 784.95 feet
  • Beam: 105.646 feet
  • Maximum Draught: 24 feet
  • Stabilizers: Yes
  • Cruising Speed: 20 knots
  • Guest Decks: 11
  • Total Decks: 16
  • Electric Power or Voltage: 110, 220 AC
  • Guest Capacity: 1,250 (Double Occupancy)
  • Staff Size: 800
  • Guest to Staff Ratio: 1.567 to 1
  • Nationality of Officers: European
  • Nationality of Staff: International
  • Country of Registry: Marshall Islands
Dining

Grand Dining Room

Handsomely decorated in rich woods, designer tapestry fabrics and oversized armchairs, the expansive dining area exudes classic splendor. The Grand Dining Room’s formally attired and classically trained wait staff graciously serve course after course of European-inspired cuisine or delectable alternatives such as healthy Canyon Ranch® signature dishes. As variety is essential, menus change daily with a brilliant choice of at least ten appetizers, soups and salads and twelve entrées at dinner.

Jacques

Exquisitely decorated with heirloom antiques, pickled wood furnishings and art from Jacques Pepin’s personal collection, Jacques was modeled after a Parisian bistro. Comfortable and eclectic, the ambiance is pure French, as is the cosmopolitan yet wonderfully embraceable cuisine. Luscious aromas waft from the gleaming show rotisserie, where chicken, duck, pork, beef and veal roasts slowly turn. Each dish is a classic, ingeniously reinterpreted by Master Chef Pepin. This is Coq au Vin beyond the imagination. Rotisserie-roasted chicken falls off the bone, bursting with flavor. His Steak Frites pairs the succulence of prime beef with the crisp sweetness of pommes de terre. Jacques is absolutely magnifique!

Red Ginger

Red Ginger’s chefs have created contemporary interpretations of Asian classics. The interior simply glows with ebony woods, a soothing waterfall wall and striking, modern Asian artworks. To complement the stunning decor, Red Ginger’s chefs have created contemporary interpretations of Asian classics. Begin with a Salad of Spicy Roast Duck and Watermelon with Cashews, Mint and Thai Basil. Savor a Malaysian Beef Penaeng with Coconut Rice and Paratha Roti. Or try Thai Vegetable Curry with Sweet Potatoes, Aubergine, Mushrooms and Basil in Green Curry Sauce. In Red Ginger, the gustatory pleasures are as striking as the visual ones.

Polo Grill

Polo Grill embodies all the elements of a classic steakhouse, expressing them with timeless reverence. Mindful of tradition, the decor features crisp, white linen tablecloths, dark wood furnishings and supple, high-back, burgundy leather chairs. Each course stands as the very definition of time-honored favorites, most notably the beef dishes, all of which are USDA Prime and dry-aged for 28 days to enhance tenderness and flavor. Succulent seafood dishes such as Grilled Swordfish and Whole Maine Lobster Gratinée are also classics in their own right. The Classic Caesar Salad, too, is prepared according to tradition, tableside and with gusto.


Dining (Cont.)

Toscana

In Italian, Toscana means Tuscan, and just as Tuscan cuisine evolved from rich family traditions, many of our recipes originated with the mothers and grandmothers of our own Italian culinary staff. Presented on elegant, custom-designed Versace china, masterfully prepared dishes exemplify the essence of Tuscany and celebrate Italy’s culinary passion. Perhaps the evening begins with an appetizer of Octopus Carpaccio with Champagne Vinaigrette or the Artichoke and Parmesan Cheese Timbale with Black Truffle Sauce. Classic dishes from other regions of Northern Italy are featured as well, such as the Minestrone alla Genovese, Lasagne al Forno alla Bolognese and Osso Buco alla Milanese.

Terrace Cafe

Informal and carefree, the Terrace Café is wonderfully inviting any time of day--feel free to dine inside or alfresco at one of the shaded teak tables on the terrace. First thing in the morning, enjoy sumptuous breakfast selections. Come lunch, the expansive menu of international-inspired dishes changes entirely, beautifully complemented by flavorful roasted and rotisserie meats and the magic of the pizzeria’s oven. Feel free to dine inside or alfresco at one of the shaded teak tables on the terrace. Evenings, the impeccably clad wait staff shines, and the cuisine takes on a more sophisticated flair. Lobster tails and lamb chops are prepared to order, and freshly made hand-cut sushi and sashimi await your selection. Tomorrow, an entirely different series of menus awaits the opportunity to delight you.

Waves

Sometimes, the ultimate luxury is casual dining on all-American favorites, a style laid-back Waves Grill epitomizes. Located in a spacious, shaded area steps from the swimming pool, Waves Grill offers an extensive and mouthwatering luncheon menu. Watch the chefs grill gourmet burgers, tangy barbecue and succulent seafood to order in the open galley, accompanying them with side dishes like garden-fresh salads and crispy, hand-cut truffle fries dusted with grated aged parmesan. Then top it off with a decadent dessert such as a creamy homemade gelato, a made-to-order hot fudge sundae or a thick, hand-dipped milkshake.

Privee

Host a private party for up to 10 privileged guests in our most exclusive onboard dining venue, Privée. The exquisite setting is adorned with Baroque millwork and a custom-built table designed by the famed Dakota Jackson, illuminated by a golden Venini chandelier. The cuisine is equally superb, as each guest may select any number of courses from Polo Grill, Toscana or a combination of both.

La Reserve by Wine Spectator

La Reserve by Wine Spectator offers not only wine seminars and vintage tastings but also gourmet dinners pairing fine wines with delectable courses such as Stuffed Brioche with Duck Foie Gras and Truffle Jelly, Grilled Turban of Wild Salmon and Turbot with Seaweed Vegetable Casserole, and 72-Hour Slow Braised Short Rib with Gnocchi au Jus. Even the most devout epicureans will enhance their appreciation of fine dining at its best with these perfect pairings.

Room Service

After a day of enriching shore excursions ashore or various activities onboard, you may dine in the privacy of your suite or stateroom. An extensive Room Service menu is available around the clock. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner on your private veranda, as you take in spectacular seascapes.

Bars & Lounges


Martinis

Martinis serves numerous incarnations of this famous cocktail in an intimate atmosphere reminiscent of a private gentleman's club, featuring live piano music.

Grand Bar

Enjoy spirited conversation with new found friends amid the opulence of the convivial Grand Bar.

Lounge

From headline acts to comedians and magicians to lively jazz ensembles, the Lounge is the center of nightly entertainment aboard Oceania Cruises.

Horizons

An elegant observation lounge with dramatic floor to ceiling windows and a country club casual ambiance, Horizons features our beloved teatime by day and transforms into a sophisticated evening venue by night. Dance the night away to the sounds of a lively musical group and enjoy cocktails with friends at the convivial bar.

Casino Bar

Try your hand at exciting table games such as blackjack, poker and roulette while enjoying a delightful cocktail from the Casino Bar. The air's always charged with anticipation as guests gather around the tables and the slot machines jingle with jackpots.

Waves Bar

Located in shaded area steps from the swimming pool, Waves Bar offers a wide variety of libations to enhance your poolside experience. A perfect afternoon on the deck with your favorite cocktail or a glass of wine or beer can be further enhanced with a decadent dessert such as a creamy homemade gelato, a made-to-order hot fudge sundae or a thick, hand-dipped milkshake. Nearby, at Waves Grill, chefs grill gourmet burgers, tangy barbecue and succulent seafood to order in the open galley, accompanying them with the side dishes like garden-fresh salads and crispy, hand-cut truffle fries dusted with grated aged parmesan.


Lifestyle and Activities

Spa & Fitness



Canyon Ranch SpaClub

Healthy living and spiritual awareness are at the very heart of the Canyon Ranch philosophy. Pushing the boundaries of spa services well beyond the traditional, its award-winning health resorts have been transforming lives since 1979, when the first one was created in Arizona’s spectacular Sonoran Desert. Oceania Cruises and Canyon Ranch have recreated that unique, inspiring environment on board our ships. Through fitness, exquisite Canyon Ranch cuisine and a multitude of healing therapies, you can discover ways to unleash your untapped potential and make positive changes in your life. Of course, the star element of any Canyon Ranch experience is a spa treatment that will leave you wondering how anything could feel quite so perfect.

Artist Loft



For budding artists, there is the Artist Loft enrichment center, where talented artists-in-residence offer step-by-step instruction. Under their watchful eye, you may paint with oils or watercolors, sketch or create collages. The courses change continually and are designed with every level in mind, so everyone from beginners to seasoned professionals will find the classes engaging and enriching. With the masters’ guidance, your talents will quickly blossom.

Entertainment



World Beat

This musical voyage around the world will let you feel the percussive beats of Irish tap dancing to the rhythmic cadences of the New York City streets. You will be moved by the soulful drums of Africa and the dramatic Kodo rhythms of Asia. Experience this international journey as we bring to you…World Beat.

That's Entertainment

From the Golden Age of cinema to the glitz glamour of current pop culture, That’s Entertainment is inspired by the talent and excitement of showbiz icons. From Sinatra and Monroe to Elvis and Madonna, join the Oceania Cruises Riviera Production Cast as they bring to life the hits of yesterday and today in…That’s Entertainment.

The Look of Love

The Look of Love – The Music of Burt Bacharach tells the story about a group of friends who witnesses a marriage proposal and decides to take an impromptu trip to Las Vegas. Though the bachelor and bachelorette parties go their separate ways, they end up together at the San Jose Bar. The Look of Love explores the push and pull of love and relationships. You can’t help but fall in love again as if it’s the first time.

Lights, Camera, Music!

In this elegant tribute to the greatest moments of the Hollywood Movie Musical, see your favorite cinematic classics come to life from the romantic glamour of the 1940's to the high-kicking can-can of the Moulin Rouge! So curtain up…light the lights… as we proudly present… Lights, Camera, Music!


Stay Connected


Oceania @ Sea Computer Center


Stay connected with family and friends or monitor business developments in our 24-hour Internet center, Oceania@Sea. For personalized service, Oceania@Sea is fully-staffed on both sea days (8 a.m. - 7 p.m.) and port days (8 a.m. - 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.).

Internet and Phone

Oceania Cruises also offers wireless Internet access throughout the ship, allowing you to connect through your laptop or mobile device. Guests in Concierge Levels and above are provided with a laptop. And as an added convenience, guests in all Owner's, Vista and Oceania Suites will have the use of an iPad® throughout the voyage. Beginning in Winter of 2015, guests in Concierge Verandas and Penthouse Suites will enjoy a FREE Internet Package, and guests in Oceania, Vista and Owner's Suites will enjoy FREE Unlimited Internet.

In addition to Internet on board, Oceania Cruises offers Connect@Sea, a mobile voice application developed specifically for calling and messaging while out to sea. Connect@Sea is a Wi-Fi enabled app that allows you to use your smart phone to send and receive unlimited calls and messages to other Connect@Sea app users on the ship, as well as offer competitive per minute calling rates for all your ship to shore needs. You can download the app for free via Apple and Google Play stores.

Mail

Letters and postcards with the appropriate postage can be mailed at the Reception Desk. Postage for mail may be purchased at the Reception Desk for a nominal fee. Mail will be collected one hour prior to sailing from each port of call.

Incoming mail or faxes received by the ship on your behalf will be delivered directly to your stateroom.

Wireless Communications Service

Oceania Cruises offers Wireless Maritime Services (WMS) for all GSM mobile phones and GPRS devices such as Blackberry® when the ship is at sea.

You can make and receive phone calls, send and receive text messages and use other data services when the ship is at sea. You will be billed by your mobile phone provider and calls or messages will appear as roaming charges on your bill. While using the WMS service, international maritime roaming rates will apply. Please consult your wireless service provider for detailed rates and service zones.

Bon Appetit Culinary Center

For those enthusiasts seeking enlightenment beyond that found in a library or a lecture, Riviera offers the only custom-designed and truly hands-on cooking school at Sea. At The Culinary Center, you will learn how to prepare a variety of exquisite dishes at your own fully equipped workstation in a state-of-the-art teaching kitchen. Master Chefs from around the world offer guidance and inspiration to fine-tune your techniques, but you will actually prepare the dishes yourself. It’s the ultimate way to learn and truly absorb every step of each recipe, especially since at select ports you may accompany the instructor chefs while shopping for fresh ingredients ashore at local markets on our exclusive Culinary Discovery Tours™.


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