MS Riviera

MS Riviera is an Oceania-class cruise ship (of 15 decks) which entered service with Oceania Cruises in May 2012. She is the sister ship of MS Marina.

MS Riviera at Sète, France, October 2016
Name: Riviera
Owner: Oceania Cruises
Operator: Oceania Cruises
Port of registry:  Marshall Islands [1]
Ordered: 2007
Builder: Fincantieri Sestri Ponente
Launched: 16 July 2011[2]
Christened: May 2012
Maiden voyage: May 2012
Status: In Active Status as of 2012
General characteristics
Class and type: Oceania-class cruise ship
Tonnage: 66,084 GT
Length: 785 ft (239.27 m)[1]
Beam: 106 ft (32.31 m)[1]
Draught: 24 ft (7.32 m)[1]
Decks: 15 (11 guest decks)[1]
Installed power: diesel-electric
Propulsion: 2 controllable pitch propellers
Speed: 20-knot (37 km/h)[1]
Capacity: 1,250 passengers (double occupancy)[1]
Crew: 800 crew[1]

Riviera was built by Fincantieri in Sestri Ponente, Italy, and was launched in July 2011.[4] The vessel was originally scheduled to be christened in Monte Carlo on 19 April 2012,[5] but in January 2012 it was announced that the ship's maiden voyage would be delayed to May due to shipyard labor strikes.[6] Riviera was christened in Barcelona on 11 May 2012, and embarked on her 10-day maiden voyage from Venice to Athens on 16 May 2012.[7]

Riviera has tonnage of 66,084 gross tons,[1] with a capacity of 1,250 passengers housed in 625 staterooms.[4]


  1. "Oceania Cruises' Riviera". Oceania Cruises. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  2. "Oceania Cruise New Riviera is Floated Out". 20 July 2011. Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  3. "Riviera Vessel Info". Retrieved 20 August 2012.
  4. "Italy: Fincantieri Moves Cruise Ship RIVIERA to Fitting-Out Berth for Finishing Touches". Shipbuilding Tribune. 19 July 2011. Archived from the original on 5 November 2011. Retrieved 5 November 2011.
  5. "USA: Oceania Cruises to Christen New Vessel Riviera Next Year". Shipbuilding Tribune. 4 November 2011. Archived from the original on 5 November 2011. Retrieved 5 November 2011.
  6. "Oceania Cruises new ship Riviera delayed due to shipyard labor strikes". 25 January 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2012.
  7. "Oceania Cruises Christens the m/s Riviera in Barcelona". 12 May 2012. Retrieved 23 June 2012.
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