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Mediterranean Empires

Ship: Riviera  
Departure: Monday, October 18, 2021
Nights: 20 nights
Departs: Istanbul
Returns: Monte Carlo
One Way Trip
One
way trip
Duration
20
Nights
Days at Sea
2
Sea Days
Ports
18
Ports
Countries Visted
9
Countries
  • Itinerary

    Mediterranean Empires

    Ports of call

    To find out more about the itinerary for this cruise, select the itinerary items below.

    Day Date Port of Call Arrival Departure
    1 Monday, October 18, 2021 Istanbul, Turkey Embark 6:00 PM
    View of Istanbul, Turkey

    Istanbul (Byzantium from 660 BC, Constantinople from 330 CE, and Istanbul since 1930) is the largest city in Turkey and the fifth largest city proper in the world. It has dominated the Straits of Bosphorus, in the NW of the country, for 25 centuries, and as Constantinople was the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire. It was a metropolis of stunning splendour when the great capitals of Europe were mere villages and is the only metropolis in the world that is situated on two continents. The influence of Asia and Europe, the religion of Christians and Muslims, and the culture of Turks, Persians and Asians, have all found their way into the daily life of this bustling metropolis. Read more about Istanbul, Turkey

    2 Tuesday, October 19, 2021 Kavala, Greece 10:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Kavala, Greece

    Kavala is the principal seaport of eastern Macedonia, at the northern end of the Aegean Sea. It is the second largest city in northern Greece. Kavala is not as crowded as the famous sights in central and southern Greece, and the climate in Kavala is much milder. This is a very attractive city that rises from the picturesque harbour with its numerous brightly coloured moored fishing boats, resembling an amphitheatre, to a huge Byzantine fortress. Read more about Kavala, Greece

    3 Wednesday, October 20, 2021 Kusadasi, Turkey 9:00 AM 7:00 PM
    View of Kusadasi, Turkey

    Kusadasi is a resort town on Turkey's Aegean coast and the centre of the seaside district of the same name. While best known as a starting point for visiting Ephesus, once one of the most beautiful cities in the world with a history dating from 3000 BC, there’s also a delightful range of activities in town. Places of interest include: the City Walls, of which one gate remains to-day; the peninsula at the end of the bay with its castle and swimming beaches; several aqua parks with wave-pools and white-water slides; Ladies Beach, once segregated but now open to all; and Dilek Peninsula National Park. See all this in a pleasant walk. Read more about Kusadasi, Turkey

    4 Thursday, October 21, 2021 Athens, Greece 8:00 AM 7:00 PM
    View of Athens, Greece

    Athens, the capital and largest city of Greece, is also one of the world's oldest cities with an unparalleled history that spans around 3,400 years. Experiencing long periods of sunshine throughout the year, and known as "the cradle of Western civilisation", it is a 'must-see' destination for world travellers. The city contains a fascinating variety of different architectural styles, ranging from Greco-Roman through Neo-Classical, to Modern. They are usually all found together in the same areas, as a walk through the old neighbourhoods of the famous historic triangle will reveal. Read more about Athens, Greece

    5 Friday, October 22, 2021 Katakolon, Greece 10:00 AM 8:00 PM
    View of Katakolon, Greece

    The scenic seaside Greek town of Katakolon, with a population around 3,000, is your typical small-town cruise port with delightful cafes along the waterfront, shops that sell T-shirts, hats and jewellery, and a small beach that draws swimmers and sandcastle-builders. But that's not why ships make the town a destination. They arrive because Katakolon serves as the cruise gateway to ancient Olympia, just 40 km away, the birthplace of the Olympic Games. More than 3 million people annually visit the site and its companion facility, the Archaeological Museum of Olympia, a treasure trove of pieced-together sculptures and statues that once adorned the ancient structures. Read more about Katakolon, Greece

    6 Saturday, October 23, 2021 Cruising The Adriatic Sea
    7 Sunday, October 24, 2021 Kotor, Montenegro 8:00 AM 8:00 PM
    View of Kotor, Montenegro

    Located along one of Montenegro's most beautiful bays is picturesque Kotor. The bay is the deepest natural inlet in the Adriatic Sea, and the scenery around it is spectacular. Its well-preserved Old Town - surrounded by an impressive city wall - nestles at the head of southern Europe’s deepest sunken river valley. It is typical of the middle Age cities built between the 12th and 14th century. Read more about Kotor, Montenegro

    8 Monday, October 25, 2021 Dubrovnik, Croatia 7:00 AM 3:00 PM
    View of Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Dubrovnik, a Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea coast, is a prominent tourist destination. The city joined the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1979. An outstanding feature of the Old Town of Dubrovnik is its intact city walls that run uninterrupted for 1,940m encircling the city. This complex structure, one of the most beautiful and strongest fort systems in the Mediterranean, consists of a series of forts, bastions, towers and detached forts, originally used to protect the vulnerable city. Read more about Dubrovnik, Croatia

    9 Tuesday, October 26, 2021 Ravenna, Italy 9:00 AM 9:00 PM
    View of Ravenna, Italy

    Ravenna is an inland city in Italy that is connected to the Adriatic Sea by a canal. Interestingly it is the second largest commune in land area in the country, though it is a little larger than half the size of Rome, the largest. It has eight early Christian monuments built in the first half of the first century AD, all of which are inscribed on the World Heritage List. Truly amazing. Read more about Ravenna, Italy

    10 Wednesday, October 27, 2021 Venice, Italy 8:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Venice, Italy

    Located at the head of the Adriatic Sea between the mouths of the Piave and Po Rivers, an intricate web of 118 tiny islands and canals make up the enchanting city of Venice in Italy. Considered to be an extremely beautiful and romantic destination, it is not surprising that Venice has played an important role in the history of symphonic and operatic music. One must take a gondola ride along some of the over 150 canals, including the Grand Canal. Be amazed at the numerous bridges – such as the Rialto bridge – and absorb the glorious renaissance architecture with its panorama of superbly detailed facades. Read more about Venice, Italy

    11 Thursday, October 28, 2021 Venice, Italy 12:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Venice, Italy

    Located at the head of the Adriatic Sea between the mouths of the Piave and Po Rivers, an intricate web of 118 tiny islands and canals make up the enchanting city of Venice in Italy. Considered to be an extremely beautiful and romantic destination, it is not surprising that Venice has played an important role in the history of symphonic and operatic music. One must take a gondola ride along some of the over 150 canals, including the Grand Canal. Be amazed at the numerous bridges – such as the Rialto bridge – and absorb the glorious renaissance architecture with its panorama of superbly detailed facades. Read more about Venice, Italy

    12 Friday, October 29, 2021 Zadar, Croatia 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Zadar, Croatia

    Zadar is a Croatian city located not far from Sibenik. It is a several thousands of years old town and it was the capital of Dalmatia for many centuries. Several layers of city walls with their attractive and impressive entries dating back to the 16th century, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque monuments, as well as a preserved collection of church silver and gold, all bear witness to the city's tumultuous past. Visit the old town and absorb the atmosphere of its rich history, while viewing the delightful marble streets, the fascinating architecture, and the famous churches, each with a story to tell. Read more about Zadar, Croatia

    13 Saturday, October 30, 2021 Bari, Italy 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Bari, Italy

    Bari, situated on the Adriatic Sea, is the second most important economic centre of mainland Southern Italy, and is perhaps best known for being the city of Saint Nicholas. To the north is the Old Town, built on a peninsula between two modern harbours, with the splendid Basilica of Saint Nicholas, the Cathedral of San Sabino and the famous Swabian Castle. On the neck of the headland are a couple of elegant and historic interlocking public squares, Piazza del Ferrarese and Piazza Mercantile. This is a good place to stop for lunch or a drink, with a choice of restaurants and cafes with outside tables. Read more about Bari, Italy

    14 Sunday, October 31, 2021 Corfu, Greece 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Corfu, Greece

    Corfu Island, located just off the west coast of Greece, boasts some of the most stunning scenery in the Greek Isles. With its impressive landscapes, rich vegetation, long golden beaches, the elegant capital Corfu Town, and many traditional villages, it is not surprising that this island receives many visitors each year. The capital is possibly most impressive, due to the Venetian, French and English civilisations that are remembered for the architectural elements they have left behind. Be sure to visit the Achillion Palace with its picturesque gardens overlooking Corfu Town, and at least one of the many Greek churches and monasteries. Read more about Corfu, Greece

    15 Monday, November 1, 2021 Siracusa, Italy 10:00 AM 8:00 PM
    View of Siracusa, Italy

    Siracusa is located in the SE corner of the Italian island of Sicily, next to the Ionian Sea. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is also renowned for being mentioned in the Bible as a place that was visited by the apostle Paul. Here you will find the most extensive catacombs outside of Rome, and the Jewish baths in Ortigo that are at least 1,500 years old. The city is a lively town of about 125,000, notable for its rich Greek history, culture, amphitheatres, architecture, and as the birthplace of the eminent mathematician and engineer Archimedes. Read more about Siracusa, Italy

    16 Tuesday, November 2, 2021 Valletta, Malta 8:00 AM 8:00 PM
    View of Valletta, Malta

    Valletta (aka Belt Valletta, Città Umilissima) - traditionally reserved for the historic walled citadel that serves as Malta's principal administrative district - is the capital city of Malta, located in the central-eastern portion of the island. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is essentially Baroque in style, with elements of Mannerist, Neo-Classical and Modern architecture. Don’t miss the the majestic St John’s Co-Cathedral, with its imposing bastions and a treasure of priceless paintings. The site is nothing short of an open-air museum, yes, living history. Read more about Valletta, Malta

    17 Wednesday, November 3, 2021 Cruising The Mediterranean Sea
    18 Thursday, November 4, 2021 Palma de Mallorca, Spain 8:00 AM 8:00 PM
    View of Palma de Mallorca, Spain

    Palma de Mallorca is the major city and port on the Mediterranean island of Majorca, and capital city of the autonomous community of the Balearic Islands in Spain. It is situated on the south coast of the island on the Bay of Palma, and almost half of the total population of Majorca live there. Visitors are spellbound by its blue waters, white beaches, lush foliage (almost 40 percent of the island is protected countryside), and 300 days of sunshine each year. Palma is a city of modern hotel chains and flashy shops, yet is dated and still retains much of its old architecture. Read more about Palma de Mallorca, Spain

    19 Friday, November 5, 2021 Barcelona, Spain 8:00 AM 7:00 PM
    View of Barcelona, Spain

    Barcelona, located in Catalonia Spain, is Europe's largest metropolis on the Mediterranean coast, and one of the world’s major global cities. Today, Barcelona balances itself on the cutting edge of architecture, intellectual life, and style. Indeed Barcelona won the 1999 RIBA Royal Gold Medal for its architecture, the first time that the winner has been a city, and not an individual architect. The ‘Gothic Quarter’ is the centre of the old city of Barcelona, where many of the buildings date as far back as the Roman settlement. Read more about Barcelona, Spain

    20 Saturday, November 6, 2021 Marseille, France 8:00 AM 7:00 PM
    View of Marseille, France

    Located on the SE coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea, Marseille is France's largest commercial port, and is also the largest French city on the Mediterranean coast. It serves as a gateway to the lush fertile region of Provence and all its cultural contributions to gastronomic excellence, impressionistic art, and ancient architecture. This cosmopolitan city with 300 days of sunshine a year, clear blue skies and the down-to-earth warmth of its residents, boasts a trading history that goes back more than 2,500 years. It is renowned for its beaches, a wide range of water sports, and particularly teaching scuba diving. Read more about Marseille, France

    21 Sunday, November 7, 2021 Monte Carlo, France 6:00 AM Disembark
    View of Monte Carlo, France

    Monte Carlo is an administrative area of the Principality of Monaco in France. It really has a fairy-tale image with its beautiful Riviera - Côte d'Azur - setting, yacht-filled harbor and the elegant Casino that visitors can’t miss, though most don’t even enter to see the opulence and grandeur reflecting its exorbitant cost. It is an extremely rich place, where fast cars, big diamonds and flashy yachts are the norm. With its own Royal family who have ruled here since the 13th century, it is a place with which all of us are familiar. Read more about Monte Carlo, France

  • Ship

    Riviera Overview

    Riviera

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    Riviera entered service in May 2012 and, at 66,084 GT and with 1258 guests, is the largest of Oceania’s fleet. The vessel is decorated internally with rich woods, Italian marble, granite, wool carpets and leather. Intimate lounges abound, keeping the Line’s small-ship feel, and the layout makes it easy to find your way around.

  • Cabins

    Riviera Cabins

    Inside

    Inside

    Inside on the Riviera Inside on the Riviera

    Cabin Types

    F, G

    Average Cabin Size – 16.0 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Size: 174 sq. ft. / 16 sq. mt. Features: Ultra Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises exclusive. Refrigerated mini-bar with free and unlimited soft drinks. Free still and sparkling Vero Water. Bulgari amenities. Twice-daily maid service. Belgian chocolates with nightly turndown service. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Flat-screen television with DVD player and extensive media library. Wireless Internet access and cellular service. Writing desk and stationery. Plush cotton towels, robes and slippers. Handheld hair dryer. Security safe. All Suites and Staterooms are Smoke-Free.

    Oceanview

    Oceanview

    Oceanview on the Riviera Oceanview on the Riviera

    Cabin Types

    C

    Average Cabin Size – 22.3 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Size: 242 sq. ft. / 22 sq. mt. Features: UltraTranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises exclusive. Bulgari amenities. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Flat-screen television with DVD player with extensive media library. Wireless Internet access and cellular service. Writing desk and stationery. Plush cotton towels, robes and slippers. Handheld hair dryer. Security safe. All Suites and Staterooms are Smoke-Free.

    Balcony

    Balcony

    Balcony on the Riviera Balcony on the Riviera

    Cabin Types

    A1, A2, A3, A4, B1, B2, B3, B4

    Average Cabin Size – 22.3 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 3.7 m2

    Size: 282 sq. ft. / 26 sq. mt. Features: Ultra Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises exclusive+. Refrigerated mini-bar with free and unlimited soft drinks replenished daily. Still & sparkling Vero Water replenished daily. Bulgari amenities. Twice-daily maid service. Full-size bathtub++. Signature Belgian chocolates with nightly turndown service. Flat-screen television with live satellite news and programming. DVD player with extensive media library. Complimentary and extensive. 24-hour room service menu. 110/220 volt outlets. Direct-dial satellite phone and cellular service. Writing desk. Security safe. Handheld hair dryer. Thick cotton robes and slippers. Plush cotton towels. Room service from The Grand Dining Room menu during lunch and dinner. FREE laundry service – up to 3 bags per stateroom (restrictions apply). Priority noon ship embarkation. Exclusive card-only access to private Concierge Lounge staffed by dedicated Concierge featuring complimentary soft drinks, coffees and snacks throughout the day. Complimentary welcome bottle of Champagne. Priority online specialty restaurant reservations. Unlimited access to Aquamar Spa Terrace. iPad® upon request for your enjoyment on board (limited availability). Complimentary Oceania Cruises logo tote bag. Cashmere lap blankets, perfect for relaxing on your veranda. Complimentary pressing of garments upon embarkation (certain limitations apply). Complimentary shoe shine service. All Suites and Staterooms are Smoke-Free. +King-size bed for Owner’s, Vista and Oceania Suites (cannot be converted into twin beds) and queen-size bed for all other suites and staterooms ++Not available in Inside Staterooms

    Suite

    Suite

    Suite on the Riviera Suite on the Riviera

    Cabin Types

    OS, VS, OC, PH1, PH2, PH3

    Average Cabin Size – 83.7 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Size: 2,000 sq. ft. / 185 sq. mt. Features: Ultra Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises exclusive+. Refrigerated mini-bar with free and unlimited soft drinks replenished daily. Still & sparkling Vero Water replenished daily. Bulgari amenities. Twice-daily maid service. Full-size bathtub++. Signature Belgian chocolates with nightly turndown service. Flat-screen television with live satellite news and programming. DVD player with extensive media library. Complimentary and extensive. 24-hour room service menu. 110/220 volt outlets. Direct-dial satellite phone and cellular service. Writing desk. Security safe. Handheld hair dryer. Thick cotton robes and slippers. Plush cotton towels. FREE laundry service – up to 3 bags per stateroom (some restrictions apply). Priority Noon ship embarkation with priority luggage delivery. Exclusive card-only access to private Executive Lounge staffed by a dedicated Concierge featuring complimentary soft drinks, coffees and snacks throughout the day. 24-hour Butler service. Complimentary in-suite bar setup with 6 full-size bottles of your choice of premium spirits and wines from the suite beverage menu. Complimentary welcome bottle of Champagne. Fresh fruit basket replenished daily. Priority online specialty restaurant reservations. Unlimited access to the Aquamar Spa Terrace. Optional private in-suite embarkation day lunch from noon to 2 pm in Owner’s Suites. Customized entertainment system. Bulgari gift set and variety of amenities. Choice of daily printed newspaper. Complimentary Oceania Cruises logo tote bag and personalized stationery. Cashmere lap blankets. Choice of pillow from a luxurious selection. Complementary iPad® upon request for your enjoyment on board. Complimentary shoe shine service. Complimentary pressing of garments upon embarkation (certain limitations apply). All Suites and Staterooms are Smoke-Free. +King-size bed for Owner’s, Vista and Oceania Suites (cannot be converted into twin beds) and queen-size bed for all other suites and staterooms ++Not available in Inside Staterooms

  • Deck Plans

    Deck Plans for Riviera

    Legend

    • Quad with Pullman
    • Quad with Sofabed
    • Triple with Pullman
    • Triple with Sofabed
    • Connecting Staterooms
    • Wheelchair Accessible
    • Obstructed Views
    • Elevator
    • Restrooms
    • Launderette

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