|Oceania Cruises' Riviera features 625 accommodations ranging from 174 to over 2,000 square feet. // (c) 2011 Oceania Cruises.|
Oceania Cruises’ new 1,250-guest Riviera is scheduled to be christened in Monte Carlo on April 19, 2012. The invitation-only gala ceremony will take place pier-side at Monaco’s Port Hercules overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
Following the christening cruise, Riviera will embark on her 12-day Ancient Grandeur itinerary as her maiden voyage. Departing Piraeus April 24, Riviera will visit Alexandria and Port Said, Egypt; Haifa and Ashdod (Jerusalem), Israel; Rhodes and Patmos, Greece; and Alanya, Kusadasi (Ephesus) and Istanbul, where the ship will overnight before guests disembark. Riviera will spend the summer and fall cruising the Mediterranean and then cross the Atlantic to the Caribbean where she will operate a series of winter cruises.
The Riviera will feature 625 accommodations ranging from 174 to over 2,000 square feet. Her top suites feature furnishings from Ralph Lauren Home and designs by Dakota Jackson of New York and S.B. Long Interiors of Greenwich, Conn. The ship will also feature a Lalique-designed grand lobby, 10 dining venues and numerous bars and lounges. Facilities will include a full-service Canyon Ranch SpaClub, innovative Bon Appétit Culinary Center, swimming pool and hot tubs.