6 day taster cruise on Riviera
In early November 2012 we decided to take up Oceania Cruises 6 day taster cruise on Riviera, their newest ship, from Venice to Rome. Initially we booked a "cruise only" through The Luxury Cruise Company and intended to book flights, transfers and excursions independently. Subsequently we opted to book excursions and initial transfer from airport to hotel via The Luxury Cruise Company. At the last minute, floods in Venice required an alternative hotel (night before cruise) and transfer arrangements.
Cathy Chesman of The Luxury Cruise Company provided excellent service throughout. She could not have been more helpful over these last minute changes. She was efficient, always pleasant, sympathetic with our situation and never made us feel a nuisance.
Our short cruise on Riviera was wonderful. She is a stunning ship - spacious, beautifully decorated throughout with calm colour schemes punctuated with modern art and everywhere the sense of quality and refinement as befits a premium rather than luxury cruise ship. The staff service was fast and efficient with a willingness to satisfy every need.
The food is of an extremely high standard with a vast choice, cooked to perfection and each of the four specialist themed restaurants are a pleasure to visit. During our 6 day cruise we visited three and enjoyed each one immensely.
We can thoroughly recommend The Luxury Cruise Company for their close attention to detail and excellent customer service.
John and Maggie
Written by John and Maggie