The Oceania Cruises fleet welcomed Riviera in 2012. This intimate and luxurious cruise ship combines a country club atmosphere with high levels of personalised service. The magnificent Lalique Grand Staircase, sumptuous Ralph Lauren Home furnished Owner's Suites and designer touches throughout add a touch of glamour to your cruise experience. The eleven passenger decks combine innovative features and luxury accommodation with an eclectic mix of entertainment and a flavoursome dining scene.
Days at sea are your chance to unwind and enjoy the on-board amenities. Relax on the pool deck, take it easy in the whirlpools, or indulge in a Thai massage in the Canyon Ranch SpaClub. Lose yourself in a book at the English-style library or sample New World wines at a wine tasting. Pick up painting tips from the artists-in-residence at the Artist Loft or experience hands-on cookery classes at The Culinary Centre. Days in port open up a world of famous sights, activities and culinary experiences.
Dine your way around the world in Riviera's restaurants and cafes. A daily-changing menu of European-inspired dishes and healthy options is served at your table in The Grand Dining Room. Enjoy a selection of internationally-inspired dishes in the informal setting of the alfresco Terrace Cafe. Tuck into All-American favourites by the pool at Waves Grill, or experience the traditional afternoon tea service at four o'clock sharp in Horizons. Relax with breakfast, lunch or dinner on your private balcony from the Room Service menu.
Reserve a table in Polo Grill for dinner to savour freshly-cooked prime steaks and seafood, or enjoy authentic home-style Tuscan fare in Toscana. Jacques restaurant is styled on a Parisian bistro and serves Coq au Vin and rotisserie-roasted chicken, or dine on contemporary Asian specialities in Red Ginger restaurant. The exclusive Privee hosts private dinner parties for up to ten guests, with dishes available from both the Polo Grill and Toscana menus. Experience vintage tastings, wine seminars, and fine dining with wine pairings in the chic La Reserve by Wine Spectator venue.
There is a variety of bars and lounges on board Riviera. Illy coffee, pastries, homemade biscotti and finger sandwiches are served in Baristas coffee lounge. Waves Bar offers a selection of drinks and homemade gelato on the pool deck or enjoy piano music and cocktails in Martinis bar. Chat with new found friends over drinks in the Grand Bar or enjoy your favourite tipple at Casino Bar.
The evening music and entertainment suits all tastes. The Lounge hosts headline acts, music shows, magicians, comedians and jazz ensembles. Enjoy a live classical concert under the stars or show off your vocal talents at karaoke. Risk a few coins at the slot machines, roulette and blackjack tables in The Casino, before bringing your day to a close in style on the dance floor in Horizons.
Day 1: Fly UK - Montreal, Canada
Fly from your chosen UK airport to Montreal and enjoy a transfer to the port to embark on board Riviera.
Day 2-3: Quebec City, Canada
Quebec City sits proudly on the Saint Lawrence River at the heart of Canada's French-speaking Quebec province. Explore the Old Town - a UNESCO World Heritage site - with its narrow, cobblestone streets, 17th and 18th-century buildings and churches, and the impressive Chateau Frontenac. Travel back in time at Musee de la Civilisation and La Citadelle de Quebec or gaze in awe at Notre-Dame de Quebec Basilica. Step outside the city walls and discover the vibrant St Baptiste, Montcalm, St-Roch and Colline Parlementaire neighbourhoods. Take a walk on the battlefields of the Plains of Abraham or venture further afield to the idyllic Montmorency Falls Park.
Day 4: Saguenay, Canada
Nestled in the stunning province of Quebec, Saguenay boasts breathtaking nature and bustling city life. Get immersed in the fascinating history at La Pulperie de Chicoutimi and discover the city's milestones at Musée de la Petite Maison Blanche. Gaze in awe at the panoramic views from highest point in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region, Monts-Valin National Park. Discover endless activities within spectacular surroundings at Parc National du Fjord-du-Saguenay. Indulge in retail therapy at one the five downtown centres: Arvida, Chicoutimi, Jonquière, Kénogami and La Baie. Savour local flavours at the terrace cafes and lively bars.
Day 6: Charlottetown, Canada
Charlottetown is the capital of Canada's smallest province - Prince Edward Island. This place means a lot to Canadians being the Birthplace of Confederation - where the 1864 conference at Province House led to the creation of the Dominion of Canada. The 13km Confederation Bridge that spans the Northumberland Strait links Prince Edward Island to New Brunswick on the Canadian mainland. Discover Victoria Row, the Anne of Green Gables store, the Founder's Hall and the stately Lieutenant Governor's mansion on a horse-drawn carriage ride through Charlottetown's downtown area. Take an island tour and view the Point Prim Lighthouse and Wood Islands Lighthouse, the artist’s haven at Victoria-by-the-Sea, Anne of Green Cables Museum at Silver Bush, and the dramatic redstone cliffs at Cavendish Beach.
Day 7: Sydney, Canada
Sydney, in Canada's Nova Scotia, is situated on the east coast of Cape Breton Island. When you step off your ship, you are greeted by the world's largest fiddle outside the Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion! The port is also the gateway to the island's many attractions — including the world-famous Cabot Trail, Fortress of Louisbourg, and Alexander Graham Bell Museum at Baddeck Village. Take a tour through the historic streets of Old Sydney, stopping by St Patrick's Museum, the Jost House and the old stone St Alphonsus Church en-route. You can also live the life of a coal miner when you visit Cape Breton Miners’ Museum, Ocean Deeps Colliery Coal Mine, Miner's Village, and the Glace Bay Heritage Museum!
Day 8: Halifax, Canada
Found on the Atlantic Ocean coast, Halifax is the provincial capital of Nova Scotia and is home to one of the world's largest natural harbours. The heart of Canada's east coast arts scene, you can explore a variety of galleries and museums to find everything from folk art to relics of the Mi'kmaq people! Visit Fisherman's Cove — a 200-year-old restored village — and stroll around a traditional farmers' market to find tasty, local food and drink. Learn about the city's heritage at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic or stroll the pretty displays at Halifax Public Gardens.
Day 9: Bar Harbor, US
The quintessential New England coastal town of Bar Harbour is located on Mount Desert Island. Explore the charming and picturesque town streets with their plentiful boutiques and heritage houses; before stopping to admire the Tiffany stained glass windows of St Saviours Church and also the clock and bandstand on the Village Green. Step aboard one of the free Island Explorer buses that travel via the famous Park Loop Road to the magnificent Acadia National Park - where you can admire towering Cadillac Mountain and take a hike or horse-and-carriage ride alongside the park's stunning lakes and coastline. Gaze in awe at the stunning scenery on a relaxing boat trip around Frenchman Bay and the Porcupine Islands.
Day 10 - 11: Boston, US
Boston is Massachusetts’ capital and largest city. Rich in history, this bustling city is the perfect size to explore within one day. Walk along The Freedom Trail and discover 16 locations significant to the history of the United States. Take a stroll through the oldest city park in the United States, Boston Common, and take in the sweeping views of green fields, lakes, and historic monuments. Gaze in awe at the towering sky line from the stunning waterfront and visit the historic Faneuil Hall, the home of America's first town meeting.
Day 12: Newport, US
Newport in Rhode Island is one of North America's oldest cities. This remarkable place is packed to the brim with attractions — from the National Historic Landmarks District, Brick Market Museum and White Horse Tavern, to the Old Colony House, Quaker Meeting House, Trinity Church, and Touro Synagogue. Explore the life of the Vanderbilts on a tour of The Breakers and Marble House or discover early 20th-century high society at The Elms French-style chateau. Rough Point on opulent Bellevue Avenue and the famous Astor’s Beechwood Mansion are well worth a visit, too! Uncover the history of tennis at Tennis Hall of Fame, then admire historic and modern artworks at Newport Art Museum.
Day 13 - 14: New York, US
New York, New York, so good they named it twice. There really is no city in the world quite like it. From the bright lights on Broadway and Times Square to the uniqueness and culture of Soho, this enchanting city will keep you coming back time and time again.
Day 17: Miami, US
Disembark in Miami and enjoy a transfer to the airport, for your flight back to the UK.