Enjoying the ship while others enjoy Nassau

ABOARD OCEANIA RIVIERA, DAY TWO –– Today we are docked at our first stop: Nassau. A Disney ship is on one side of us, soon to be joined by Carnival Liberty and Norwegian Escape. It’s going to be a busy day at the port. If you are a late riser, as we often are, Riviera offers a very nice continental-style breakfast in the Horizons lounge. Tucked away in one corner is a selection of bakery items, cold …

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Oceania Riviera makes a wonderful first impression

ABOARD OCEANIA RIVIERA, DAY 1 — The weather in Miami suits the name of this voyage: “Sunny Celebrations.” Our ship, Oceania Riviera, is docked at Terminal J and waiting for our arrival. For Pam and I, this cruise marks a couple of firsts: Our first cruise on Oceania, and our first holiday cruise. For the next 13 days, spanning Christmas and New Years, we’ll be sailing to seven different Caribbean islands. The first order of business is …

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Preparing for a holiday cruise through the Caribbean aboard Oceania Riviera

This week we “un-decorated” our house and starting packing our bags. That’s because on Christmas Day we expect to be cruising the Atlantic Ocean aboard Oceania Riviera, headed for Antigua. We excited about going. First, because it’s our inaugural holiday cruise, spanning both Christmas and New Years. Second, it’s our first time on Oceania, and we are looking forward to seeing how it compares to Azamara. Both are smaller ships catering to an upscale audience. Our trip …

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