Oceania Cruises’ Restyled Riviera to Debut in Alaska in 2025

Oceania Cruises has announced that its renovated 1,250-guest Riviera will sail its first season in Alaska in summer 2025.

Riviera will visit iconic ports of call in Alaska including Ketchikan, Sitka, Kodiak and the Hubbard Glacier on itineraries ranging from seven to 12 days. The cruises offer wildlife encounters, scenic views and more. From Hubbard Glacier to Dutch Harbour, America’s largest state always has a surprise around the corner. Here are a few highlights:

  • The eight-day “Alaska Reflections” journey from Vancouver to Whittier cruising Hubbard Glacier and visiting Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Icy Strait Point (Hoonah) and Sitka departs May 13, 2025
  • The eight-day “Explorer’s Alaska” itinerary from Whittier to Vancouver cruising Hubbard Glacier and visiting Icy Strait Point, Skagway, Sitka, Ketchikan and Prince Rupert departs May 21, 2025
  • The 12-day “Wilds of Alaska” sailing from Vancouver to Whittier cruising Hubbard Glacier and visiting Klawock, Ketchikan, Wrangell, Icy Strait Point, Haines, Juneau, Sitka, Kodiak and Homer departs May 29, 2025
  • The seven-day “Alaskan Accolades” voyage from Whittier to Vancouver cruising Hubbard Glacier and visiting Icy Strait Point, Haines, Juneau and Ketchikan departs June 10, 2025
  • The nine-day “Majestic Alaska” itinerary from Vancouver to Seattle cruising Holkham Bay Glacier Fjords and visiting Ketchikan, Juneau, Haines, Wrangell and Victoria departs June 17, 2025
  • The 12-day “Gems of The Last Frontier” itinerary roundtrip from Seattle cruising Hubbard Glacier and visiting Ketchikan, Juneau, Icy Strait Point, Haines, Sitka, Wrangell, Klawock and Victoria departs June 26 and July 17, 2025.

The brand’s “simply MORE” option offers passengers a shore excursion credit of up to $1,600; free roundtrip airfare; free airport transfers; free champagne, wine and more; free gourmet specialty dining and free unlimited Wi-Fi. Among the nearly 300 shore excursions on offer is the line’s new series of “Culinary Discovery Tours” designed for Riviera’s 2025 season. Offered in Juneau, Ketchikan and Sitka, the chef-led tours range from craft beer flight tastings paired with dishes highlighting freshly foraged ingredients to visiting a sustainable oyster farm followed by a hands-on seafood-centric cooking class.

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Each sailing immerses guests in Alaska’s biodiversity, covering everything from the whales, bears and seals to the plant life and local culture (Oceania Cruises)

Guests can also accompany a native Tlingit guide for an exploration of Ketchikan, observing local artisans and learning about tribal history at the only remaining village of the Chilkat people while in Haines, or venturing into Skagway’s free-wheeling gold-rush past to explore local saloons, grave sites and a microbrewery.

Travelers can explore the Tongass National Forest or experience the wildlife-rich surroundings of Klawock, a town of less than 1,000 residents located on the west coast of Prince of Wales Island. Guests can further enhance their Alaska journey with a multi-day Denali National Park experience on one of the line’s pre- and post-cruise “Alaska Land Programs.”

Each sailing has a naturalist onboard who offers insightful bridge commentary in addition to a series of guest speaker-style talks that delves into Alaska’s biodiversity—covering everything from the whales, bears and seals to the plant life and local culture.

Designed for children between five and 12 years, the “Alaska Explorer Youth Program” is supervised by experienced youth counselors and includes games, activities and Alaska-inspired events. Guests can also learn the secrets behind regional specialties of Alaska and the Pacific Northwest; multiple hands-on cooking classes at Riviera’s Culinary Center will be offered during each sailing.

For more information, visit www.oceaniacruises.com.

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