Aug 03

Oceania Cruises Delays Maiden Voyage of Riviera

Oceania Cruises Delays Maiden Voyage of Riviera

Oceania Cruises announced today that their newest vessel, Riviera, would be sailing her maiden voyage 10 days later than originally scheduled.  The 1,258 passenger ship is currently under construction and will match its sister ship, Marina with all of the same bells and whistles.

Riviera’s first revenue-cruise will now be embarking April 24, 2012 from Athens, Greece.  The 12-day Middle East voyage will feature Alexandria, Port Said, Kusadasi and an overnight stay in Istanbul as just some of the stops for guest aboard the ship.

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Riviera will now have its first revenue cruise April 24, 2012.

Oceania Cruises decided to delay the cruise to allow the new staff to familiarize itself with the newest ship in its

fleet.  Guests who booked the original 10-day maiden voyage will be moved to the new 12-day sailing at no additional charge.  They will also be automatically credited a $250 shipboard credit per guest for the delayed sailing.

If passengers that booked the original 10-day sailing decide to book another departure, Oceania Cruises will give them a $250 per guest future cruise credit that they may use towards the new booking.  If they wish to cancel the trip, they will receive a full refund.