Oceania’s new Riviera cruise ship in routes to Rhodes

Riviera, the Oceania Cruises’ 1.250 guests ship, will set sail on her maiden voyage, a 12 days Ancient Grandeur itinerary from Piraeus (Athens), Greece on April 24. The ports of call include Alexandria and Port Said in Egypt, Haifa and Ashdod (Jerusalem) in Israel, Rhodes and Patmos in Greece; and Alanya and Kusadasi (Ephesus) and Istanbul in Turkey.

The Riviera will spend the summer and fall cruising the Mediterranean and then cross the Atlantic to the Caribbean where the ship will operate a series of winter cruises out of Port Miami.

The Riviera’s amenities will include a Lalique-designed grand lobby, 10 dining venues, numerous lounges and bars, full-service Canyon Ranch SpaClub, Bon Appetit Culinary Center, swimming pool and hot tubs.