Oceania Cruises: Riviera
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 Oceania’s other renowned vessels. 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, the 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 onboard experience continues to exude that comfortable familiarity guests have come to cherish. Oceania Riviera retains everything guests appreciate about their ships and continue to aim even higher.
Images are representative of facilities onboard. Actual configurations and interiors may vary.
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. Menus change daily with a brilliant choice of at least ten appetizers, soups and salads, and twelve entrées at dinner.
Exquisitely decorated with heirloom antiques, pickled wood furnishings, and art from Chef Jacques Pépin’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 Pépin. 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’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 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 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 is also prepared according to tradition, tableside and with gusto.
In Italian, Toscana means Tuscan, and just as Tuscan cuisine evolved from rich family traditions, many of Toscana’s recipes originated with the mothers and grandmothers of the 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.
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 al fresco 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.
Sometimes, the ultimate luxury is casual dining on all-American favorites, a style epitomized by the laid-back Waves Grill. 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.
Host a private party for up to 10 privileged guests in the 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.
Reservations required. A room reservation surcharge applies.
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.
Open for dinner only. Reservations required. Wine Experience surcharge applies.
Few tea times are as anticipated and inspired as Oceania’s, a celebratory daily event that irresistibly draws guests to Horizons at four o’clock sharp. As a classical string quartet plays softly in the background, the staff glides through the room presenting bountiful four-tiered pastry carts filled with freshly made finger sandwiches, colorful petits fours, richly textured scones with clotted cream, and wonderfully sinful desserts.
Daily at 4pm. No reservations required.
This delightful coffee bar offers java lovers complimentary illy® espressos, cappuccinos, and lattes prepared by master baristas, as well as the delicious pastries, finger sandwiches, and homemade biscotti that draw so many to Baristas throughout the day.
Open daily until early evening. No reservations required.
Martinis serves numerous incarnations of this famous cocktail in an intimate atmosphere reminiscent of a private gentleman’s club, featuring live piano music.
Before enjoying a gourmet meal, sample a rare vintage or imbibe in your favorite libation as you enjoy spirited conversation with new found friends amid the opulence of the convivial Grand Bar.
From headline acts to comedians and magicians to lively jazz ensembles, the Riviera’s ship lounge is the center of nightly entertainment aboard Oceania Cruises.
Horizons is an elegant observation lounge with dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows and a country club casual ambiance, featuring teatime by day and transforming 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.
Lady Luck always seems to be present in the ship’s Monte Carlo-style casino, coaxing jackpots and eliciting squeals of delight. Take one of the slot machines for a spin or join a rousing game of blackjack, poker, or roulette.
Enrich your mind in the tranquility of the English-inspired library with over 2,000 books and periodicals ranging from destination-specific guide books to best-selling mysteries to classic literature.
THE 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.
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. That unique, inspiring environment has been created aboard Oceania’s ships.
Stay connected with family and friends, or monitor business developments, in the 24-hour Internet center, Oceania@Sea.
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.
Take a refreshing dip in the large heated pool or relax in one of the two whirlpool spas. Plenty of comfortable chaises and luxurious day beds invite you to lounge poolside while you sip your favorite cocktail.
Three stylish boutiques feature a bounty of items ranging from sundries to designer casual wear. Feel free to browse through the array of duty-free merchandise including fine jewelry, fragrances, and Oceania Cruises logo wear.