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Oceania Riviera, the latest ship to be commissioned by Oceania Cruises, is currently under construction by Fincantieri Shipyard in Genoa, Italy.
Last month, Riviera completed a successful float from the construction dock to the fitting-out pier that will be Riviera's home for the next nine months. Thousands of craftsman now begin fitting out and finishing her magnificent, designer interiors so that she can join her sister ship, Marina, in European waters.
Maiden Voyage Date Changed
Oceania Cruises announced the rescheduling of the maiden voyage of the Riviera. The 1,250-passenger ship is now scheduled to sail on April 24, 2012, 10 days later than originally planned. According to Oceania Cruises, the delay will “allow additional time for the staff to familiarize themselves with the ship’s facilities and fine-tune the countless details required to deliver the acclaimed Oceania Cruises experience.”
The Riviera's inaugural voyage will be a 12-day Ancient Grandeur cruise from Athens, with calls at Alexandria and Port Said, Egypt; Haifa and Jerusalem, Israel; Alanya, Rhodes and Patmos, Greece; Kusadasi, Turkey; and an overnight stay in Istanbul.
Since the maiden voyage is now 10 days later and 2 days longer, Oceania Cruises is allowing guests to modify their plans if they desire. Guests have the following options:
- Keep reservation - receive 2 bonus days at no extra cost & $250 per guest in shipboard credit
- Book a different voyage - receive $250 per guest toward a future cruise
- Cancel cruise - receive a full refund