Oceania Riviera refurbishment unveiled

The Oceania Riviera refurbishment has been completed and images of the transformation have now been unveiled. The accommodation has been made over. There are brand new public spaces and reimagined menus.

See our Oceania Riviera review and video tour.

The remodelled Owner's Suite on Oceania Riviera.
The remodelled Owner’s Suite on Oceania Riviera.

The massive makeover is part of the multi-million dollar OceaniaNEXT program designed to refresh the fleet. Indeed, the Oceania Riviera refurbishment has seen almost every part of the cruise ship redecorated. There is even a brand new coffee bar.

In fact, the addition of the new Baristas lounge is one of the biggest changes. This lounge is located forward on deck 14 with panoramic 180-degree views of the ocean. It has comfortable armchairs and a wrap-around coffee bar. It is the perfect place to relax with an Illy Espresso coffee.

Huge Oceania renovation program revealed.

A Veranda Stateroom on Oceania Riviera.
A spacious Veranda Stateroom on Oceania Riviera.

Both the Veranda and Concierge Staterooms were also redecorated during the Oceania Riviera refurbishment. They now sport a chic new decor in tones of espresso, caramel and ivory. It looks very smart. 

The Penthouse Suites were refreshed during the Oceania Riviera refurbishment.
The Penthouse Suites were refreshed during the Oceania Riviera refurbishment.

See the Oceania Nautica Penthouse Suite.

But for a real treat I recommend one of the refreshed Oceania Riviera suites. In fact, your stay in a suite will be even sweeter with dedicated butler service and a range of other perks.

Guests in the biggest suites will enjoy an entirely redesigned space. As a matter of fact the Owner’s Suite looks spectacular, furnished exclusively with the Ralph Lauren Home Collection.

Enjoy a luxury lifestyle and spectacular ocean views from the Oceania Riviera Owner's Suite.
Enjoy a luxury lifestyle and spectacular ocean views from the Oceania Riviera Owner’s Suite.
The Owner's Suite bedroom is a relaxing haven.
The Owner’s Suite bedroom is a relaxing haven.

This suite has three rooms. There is a foyer large enough for a grand piano, bar and sofa. There is also a nautically themed living area and a sumptuous bedroom. Not to mention a wrap-around teak veranda with outdoor furniture.

The Masters Suite has also been redecorated. It is a blissful retreat with a new Cote D’Azure king-size bed, elegant suede chairs and dramatic nickel-trimmed lighting accents.

Bob Binder, President & CEO of Oceania Cruises, is understandably upbeat about the Oceania Riviera refurbishment. “With the evolution of OceaniaNEXT, this was a great opportunity to not just enhance the guest experience aboard Riviera, but to elevate it through the addition of surprising new elements”, he said.

Oceania Cruises entire fleet will be progressively refurbished. Regatta is scheduled for refurbishment in September 2019.

Visit the Oceania Cruises website for more details.


  1. Maggi Griffin 1 July 2019 at 04:42 - Reply

    Just back from fab cruise on Rivera, really enjoyed every moment, our particular love in the morning was baristas.

    • Jason Kerr 4 July 2019 at 23:26 - Reply Author

      Thanks for your question Sharon. WiFi is always a big issue for cruisers. Interestingly, most cruise lines use the same satellite service for internet communications. The problem comes when too many people on board want to use it at once. The satellites will only accept a certain amount of data at a time. Consequently larger ships often have worse internet than the small ones. On Riviera we understand there has been no change in the satellite communications used, so our advice is to avoid peak times – like breakfast and before dinner – to get a better connection.
      Jason Kerr
      Managing Editor

  2. Chan Moh Han Mdm 1 August 2019 at 15:02 - Reply

    My husband has been on Oceania Marina twice. Enjoy cruise ship’s ammenties and great dinners in Restaurants. Wish to travel on the Oceania Riveria soon.

  3. What did they refurbished on the Veranda suites, they look the same. Did they just change the carpet? HAHAHAHA

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