A vast ocean liner, the Riviera traverses the world’s oceans on epic voyages that take in gorgeous tropical beaches, historic colonial harbours, majestic European cities and much more. The palatial suites are lavishly appointed, with an emphasis on comfortable fabrics, space, and designer brands pop up all around, from Bulgari amenities in cabins to Ralph Lauren interior décor.
The dining options on board are no less extravagant, with the choice available more akin to that of an all-inclusive luxury resort rather than a boat. A total of ten restaurants, grills, cafes and bars accommodate every culinary whim, while groups can hire private dining rooms for an ultra-exclusive experience. Add this to a list of facilities that includes a fully-equipped spa, a library containing 2,000 books and a casino, and guests might forget they’re even at sea – indeed, if they do feel a little homesick, there’s always the culinary school and art loft to enjoy.
Food & Drink
10 restaurants/ cafes, 6 bars
Artist loft, culinary school, casino, library, putting green, fitness track
Grand Dining Room
Formal European-style dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Dinner only steakhouse.
Italian food served on Versace crockery. Dinner only.
French regional, bistro-style fare. Dinner only.
Pan-Asian cuisine. Dinner only.
Informal, international food. All day.
Poolside eatery specialising in informal American classics. Afternoon only.
Coffee bar and café. Daytime only.
Haute cuisine paired with fine wines. Dinner only.
Six bars provide good venues for entertainment, with Horizons home to a dance floor, and a selection of on board stage shows to choose from. Additionally, there is a casino, a fitness track, space for shuffleboard and croquet, and a putting green.
The ship is home to a CanyonRanchSpaClub, featuring a fitness centre, thalassotherapy pool, sauna, steam room, beauty salon and much more. Every aspect of wellness is covered, including CanyonRanch items on the menus of the Grand Dining Room and Terrace Café.
Passengers can self-improve in the palatial library, but the Artist Loft and Culinary School are the main centres for enrichment, as skills are learnt and honed here ready for use on dry land.
At each port any number of activities can be arranged through the concierge. One highlight is the Culinary Discovery Program, which themes excursions around food, with guests able to learn regional styles from the places they visit.