Review In Brief
The Oceania Riviera Veranda Stateroom is a welcoming retreat. In fact, I think it is the perfect place to relax and unwind. This spacious stateroom is the biggest in its class. There is a queen size bed, a comfortable sitting area and a large marble bathroom. Plus, of course, there is a delightful veranda with ever changing views.
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Oceania Riviera Veranda Stateroom Review
The Veranda Stateroom is the most popular type of room on board and it’s easy to see why. Each one is oversized, artfully designed and has a spacious veranda.
The decor of the Oceania Riviera Veranda Stateroom has a classic style. There is a cool palette of teal and cream, offset by dark timbers and splashes of gold.
It all creates a feeling of easy elegance which makes this stateroom the perfect home away from home. In fact, I rate it as one of the best premium cruise line cabins.
Oceania Riviera Veranda Stateroom floor plan
The Oceania Riviera Veranda Stateroom is the largest of any premium cruise line. In fact, it is larger than some ultra-luxury cruise ship rooms. It has 22.2 sq. m. / 239 sq. ft. of internal space, plus a veranda measuring 4.0 sq. m. / 43 sq. ft.
The floor plan is typical, with a combined bedroom and sitting area. Floor to ceiling glass doors lead on to a spacious veranda. There is also an extra large marble bathroom – a real luxury on a premium cruise ship.
A relaxed living space
The living space is a relaxing home away from home. Indeed, it has a perfectly combined bedroom and sitting area.
There is a custom-designed bed which can be configured as a queen or twin bed set up – the choice is yours.
On either side of the bed are handy night stands with drawers which are ideal for storing personal items. There are also night lamps and multi directional reading lights. In addition, there is a bedside power outlet, but it only takes US plugs.
A luxuriously padded headboard sits above the bed.
There is a plush sitting area with a surprisingly comfortable sofa and a small coffee table. In addition, there is a writing desk which doubles as a vanity table. It’s worth noting that the writing desk has both US and European power outlets.
There is also an interactive television. It is mounted on the wall. Sadly, ugly cabling protrudes from behind. This seems an oversight when other details of the stateroom have been so carefully considered.
The living space also has a mini-bar and a small area for storing glassware and water.
Your own private veranda
The veranda could well be the best part of this Riviera stateroom. It’s a tranquil haven at sea, especially at sunset.
There is space for two padded deck chairs and a cocktail table. I enjoyed relaxing on the veranda with a good book as the ocean drifted by.
A luxurious bathroom
The marble bathroom in the Oceania Riviera Veranda Stateroom is a real treat. It is large, in fact it is as big as you might find on some ultra-luxury cruise ships.
The bathroom has a full size tub. There is also a separate walk-in shower, however some cruisers may find it somewhat small. The shower has a glass door so there are never any leaks. There is also a marble vanity and a large basin.
In addition, there are storage units on either side of the mirror and extra storage space under the vanity.
The bathrom also comes stocked with top quality Bulgari products. Your room attendant will replenish these when needed.
Storage space in the Oceania Riviera Veranda Stateroom
The Oceania Riviera Veranda Stateroom has what could best be described as ‘adequate’ storage space.
There is a decent sized closet, however there may not be enough drawers and storage cupboards for some cruiser’s requirements. That said, the closet has just enough space to take the contents of two large cases full of clothing.
Insider’s tip: A word of warning. It is easy to get fingers caught in the handles of the sliding doors, so take care when opening and closing the closet.
Incidentally, it’s also worth noting that there is plenty of space underneath the bed to store empty luggage. Although large hardshell cases may need to be opened up in order to fit underneath.
Oceania Riviera Veranda Stateroom positions
There are 232 Veranda Staterooms on Riviera. They are located across the entire length of the cruise ship on decks 7 and 8.
There are four veranda stateroom categories (B1, B2, B3 and B4), but it’s important to note that the internal space of each is the same. Only the size of the veranda and/or the stateroom positions vary.
B1 – These staterooms have a standard sized veranda and preferred midship location on deck 8.
B2 – These staterooms all have standard sized verandas and are located midship on deck 7, and forward or aft on deck 8.
B3 – These staterooms have larger verandas with forward and aft locations on deck 7.
B4 – These staterooms are also located forward and aft on deck 7, but with standard sized verandas.
Insider’s tip: If you are prone to seasickness I recommend a room with a midship location, alternatively if you prefer a big veranda then a B3 category room is best.
Oceania Riviera Veranda Stateroom inclusions
Each Oceania Riviera Veranda Stateroom includes these amenities:
- Ultra Tranquility bed
- Refrigerated mini-bar with free and unlimited soft drinks and bottled water replenished daily
- Private veranda
- Bulgari amenities
- Full-size bathtub as well as separate shower
- Belgian chocolates with nightly turndown service
- Complimentary 24-hour room service
- Flat-screen interactive television
- Wireless Internet access and cellular service
- Writing desk and stationary
- Plush cotton towels, robes and slippers
- Handheld hair dryer
- Security safe
- Category (B3) includes accessibility features in staterooms 7084 and 7087
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The author sailed as a guest of Oceania Cruises.