Oceania Riviera

Oceania Riviera
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Oceania Riviera cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a passenger vessel with IMO number 9438078, owned by NCLH (‎Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings) and operated by its subsidiary company Oceania Cruises. Among the unfortunate events at sea are Norovirus illness outbreaks, crew and passenger incidents (deaths, injuries, crimes), machinery malfunctions.

Here you can also track MS Riviera position at sea.using the AIS live ships tracker of VesselFinder. The 66,100-ton 1250-passenger Oceania cruise ship Riviera was built in 2012 by the Fincantieri shipbuilding company in Italy.

Oceania Riviera accidents & incidents

Oceania Riviera accidents and incidents - Cruise MinusAt the MS Riviera CruiseMinus page you will find a complete list of this Oceania Cruises ship’s major accidents and cruise incidents. Reports are made by our own staff using official data from major online news media sources, Wikipedia and Coast Guard reports.

Here we also post updates on Oceania Riviera cruise law news. They are related to recent crimes being investigated. Among those could be arrests, filed lawsuits, charges and fines, grievances, settled /withdrawn legal actions, lost cases, etc.

You can add more details or submit your own MS Riviera ship incidents (negative cruise experience reports) via the Cruise Minus “contact us” form.

This is link to the ship’s official site OceaniaCruises.com

Technical incidents

  • MS Riviera cruise ship’s christening ceremony was originally scheduled for April 19, 2012 (Monte Carlo, Monaco). In January 2012, the shipowner Oceania announced that the vessel’s inaugural cruise would be delayed due to labor strikes at the Fincantieri’s Sestri Ponente shipyard. The ship was named in Barcelona on May 11, 2012. The 10-day maiden voyage started on May 16 (oneway itinerary from Venice to Piraeus-Athens).

Crew & Passenger Death accidents

  • Fortunately, there are no such tragic incidents officially reported so far.

Crew & Passenger incidents (injuries, crimes)

  • Fortunately, there are no such incidents officially reported so far.

Norovirus cruise illness outbreaks

  • November 2012, CDC reported on voyage Nov 15 to 29, a Norovirus outbreak (gastrointestinal illness) infected 37 passengers (out of 1019, or 3,6%) and 13 crew (out of 767, or 1,7%). All sick suffered from Norovirus symptoms (vomiting, diarrhea) and were quarantined to their cabins for 48 hours. Onboard announcements were made regularly to notify passengers of the illness outbreak, to encourage case reporting and hand hygiene. The ship operated on 1 14-days Caribbean itinerary roundtrip from Miami Florida.
  • November-December 2015, CDC reported on voyage Nov 18 to Dec 2, a Noro virus outbreak affected 74 passengers (out of 1160, or 6,4%) and 12 crew (out of 776, or 1,6%). Twice a day were sent reports of illness cases to the CDC’s VSP (Vessel Sanitation Program). The ship was operating on 1 14-days Transatlantic crossing (repositioning cruise) from Europe to Florida (Barcelona to Miami) with scheduled call ports Cartagena (Spain), Royal Naval Dockyard (Bermuda, Nov 28-29) and Nassau (Bahamas, Dec 1). MS Riviera cancelled its stop in Bermuda as the outbreak was deemed a “public health risk” by local authorities.
  • February 2016, CDC reported on itinerary Feb 12 to 22, a Noro virus outbreak affected 79 passengers (out of 1225, or 6,5%) and 3 crew (out of 773, or 0,4%). The ship was on a 10-days Miami to Eastern Caribbean cruise with ports of call Grand Turk, San Juan (Puerto Rico), St Barthelemy, Philipsburg (St Maarten), Tortola (BVI), Samana (Dominican Republic) and Nassau (Bahamas).
  • March-April 2016, CDC reported another Noro virus outbreak on the 14-days Miami to Southern Caribbean cruise (itinerary Mar 22 – Apr 3). The number of infected passengers was 98 (out of 1204, or 8,1%) and 6 crew (out of 776, or 0,8%).
  • Note: When the itinerary doesn’t include US cruise ports, the ship is not required to report to CDC, thus no official illness report would be issued.

Oceania Riviera current position


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