Atlantis returns to the Med in style on the most popular mid-size ship we’ve ever sailed with an extraordinary journey to some of the Med’s most alluring destinations as we sail from Venice to Athens on the magnificent Oceania Riviera. It’s our most deluxe cruise in years, designed for pure indulgence with 1200 friends from around the world with more exciting options than ever.
An Extraordinary Journey.
What better place to start a cruise than the fascinating canal city of Venice, one of the true treasures of the modern world. Spend a day or two getting lost in the labyrinth of streets and discover extraordinary sites and cultural wonders everywhere you turn. After a breathtaking sailaway, we’ll arrive in the heart of vibrant Croatia, where Split offers a unique blend of stunning Adriatic beaches surrounding an ancient city.
Spend a relaxing day at sea with Oceania’s legendary service and gorgeous cuisine before the cliffs of Santorini rise up before you. Our extended stay gives you plenty of time to visit the volcanic beaches, stroll the whitewashed streets of Oia, and take in the world’s most famous sunset ritual.
Our first-ever visit to the beautiful Greek island of Patmos takes you to one of the true hidden gems in the Dodecanese islands. An 11th century monastery overlooks the main town, where unspoiled beaches and inviting restaurants beckon.
he luxurious mid-size Oceania Riviera is your home for this extraordinary journey, recently upgraded in 2019. With 1200 guests she’s the perfect size for our intimate voyage, yet filled with features found on much larger ships. She’s a masterpiece of contemporary casual elegance and design, from the sparkling Lalique Grand Staircase to the stunning suites furnished in Ralph Lauren Home. Six tantalizing restaurants offer an unmatched variety of culinary delights, while nine welcoming bars and lounges provide the perfect spot to recap each day’s explorations with friends old and new.
Take a splash in the large heated pool or three inviting whirlpools. Spacious teak decks create the perfect setting for soaking up the Mediterranean sunshine or joining us for a festive poolside tropical t-dance or two.
At the end of each brilliant day, there’s no better way to wind down than at the Aquamar Spa, where signature treatments abound and a state-of-the-art fitness center makes it easy to keep moving.
The stars come out in our spacious theater, featuring Atlantis signature entertainers and maybe a surprise or two. Our cabaret stars will thrill you in the intimate Horizons lounge on the top deck. Try your luck in the intimate casino or meet friends over drinks and music at our classic Atlantis piano bar.
In keeping with this cruise’s theme of exploration, relaxation, and friendship we’ll produce a few special t-dances and some unique nighttime parties. All perfectly designed to complement days of exploration.
Riviera blends classic sophistication with a contemporary flair to create a casually elegant ambiance that’s unmatched anywhere else. From the sparkling Lalique Grand Staircase to the stunning Owner’s Suites furnished in Ralph Lauren Home, you’ll find designer touches everywhere, highlighting the finest residential design and furnishings. It’s one of the most beautiful ships Atlantis has ever chartered, and the perfect home for exploring in style.
Recently upgraded in 2019, Riviera was designed for epicureans and travel connoisseurs, featuring six open-seating gourmet restaurants with no surcharge. Take a cooking class in the Culinary Center, or discover our talented artists-in-residence in Artist Loft enrichment center. The Aquamar Spa & Vitality Center offers virtually every pampering treatment imaginable. The dazzling all new coffee bar, serves up illy® espresso and coffee and freshly made pastries. Intimate lounges abound – perfect for meeting friends or enjoying Atlantis entertainment. Accommodations in every category are incredibly spacious, including lavish bathrooms in most.
And there’s no better place to take in the magic of the Med than from the expansive and well-appointed teak decks that grace the top of the ship.
Under the guidance of master chef Jacques Pepin, Riviera boasts some of the most sophisticated and varied dining options at sea. All six restaurants are included with no additional charges and of course you can dine whenever you wish, with whomever you choose with no formal dress code. Take a look at these incredible options.
The Grand Dining Room
Handsomely decorated in rich woods, designer tapestry fabrics and oversized armchairs, the expansive dining area exudes classic splendor. The Grand Dining Room’s formally attired and classically trained wait staff graciously serve course after course of European-inspired cuisine or delectable alternatives such as healthy Canyon Ranch® signature dishes. Menus change daily with a brilliant choice of at least ten appetizers, soups and salads and twelve entrées at dinner.
Polo Grill embodies all the elements of a classic steakhouse, expressing them with timeless reverence. Each course stands as the very definition of time-honored favorites, most notably the beef dishes, all of which are USDA Prime and dry-aged for 28 days to enhance tenderness and flavor.
Presented on elegant, custom-designed Versace china, masterfully prepared dishes exemplify the essence of Tuscany and celebrate Italy’s culinary passion. Classic dishes from various regions of Northern Italy are featured, many from recipes that originated with the mothers and grandmothers of our own Italian culinary staff.
Exquisitely decorated with heirloom antiques, pickled wood furnishings and art from Jacques Pépin’s personal collection, Jacques was modeled after a Parisian bistro. Each country French dish served is a classic, ingeniously reinterpreted by Master Chef Pépin—Jacques is absolutely magnifique!
Red Ginger’s chefs have created contemporary interpretations of Asian classics. The interior simply glows with ebony woods, a soothing waterfall wall and striking, modern Asian artworks, all with a nod to feng shui. In Red Ginger, the gustatory pleasures are as striking as the visual ones.
Informal and carefree, the Terrace Café is wonderfully inviting any time of day–feel free to dine inside or alfresco at one of the shaded teak tables on the terrace. First thing in the morning, enjoy sumptuous breakfast selections. Come lunch, the expansive menu of international-inspired dishes changes entirely. Evenings, the impeccably clad wait staff shines, and the cuisine takes on a more sophisticated flair.
Sometimes, the ultimate luxury is casual dining on all-American favorites, a style laid-back Waves Grill epitomizes. Located in a spacious, shaded area steps from the swimming pool, you’ll enjoy an extensive and mouthwatering luncheon menu.
Oceania Cruises brings you the brilliant union of La Reserve and Wine Spectator, the foremost magazine for wine connoisseurs, with the resulting La Reserve by Wine Spectator offering not only wine seminars and vintage tastings but also gourmet dinners pairing fine wines with delectable courses that allow devout epicureans to enhance their appreciation of fine dining. Reservations required. Wine Experience surcharge applies.
Host a private party for up to 10 privileged guests in our most exclusive onboard dining venue, Privée. The exquisite setting is adorned with Baroque millwork and a custom-built table designed by the famed Dakota Jackson, illuminated by a golden Venini chandelier. The cuisine is equally superb, as each guest may select any number of courses from Polo Grill, Toscana or a combination of both. Reservations required. A room reservation surcharge applies.
The spacious theater features Atlantis signature entertainment, along with Oceania’s dazzling production shows in an intimate venue that invites you to sit back and enjoy. Take in our very own Piano Bar at Martinis. Discover new Cabaret stars in Horizons lounge. Or try your luck at the Casino Bar. No matter where you end up, you’ll find comfortable places to meet friends old and new in a setting that makes you feel right at home.
Riviera offers some remarkable ways to enhance your vacation. The Artist Loft brings you into the creative process in ways you never imagined with our artist-in-resident program.
At The Culinary Center, learn how to prepare a variety of exquisite dishes at your own fully equipped workstation in a state-of-the-art teaching kitchen. Master Chefs from around the world offer guidance and inspiration to fine-tune your techniques, but you will actually prepare the dishes yourself. It’s the ultimate way to learn and truly absorb every step of each recipe.
The Aquamar Spa & Vitality Center lets you chart a new course on a path to wellness with a holistic approach to well-being. Through fitness, exquisite cuisine and a multitude of healing therapies, you can discover ways to unleash your untapped potential and make positive changes in your life. Of course, the star element of any spa experience are their unique treatments that will leave you wondering how anything could feel quite so perfect.
Of course, more opportunities await you in the state-of-the-art fitness center, where you may exercise on the latest fitness equipment or join a class in indoor cycling, aerobics, Pilates or yoga.
The spacious dimensions of Riviera’s recently upgraded suites and staterooms offer the ultimate in luxury. Interiors are decorated with rich woods, lustrous fabrics, custom-crafted furnishings and original artworks. A stylish color palette blends the soothing colors of the sea, with earthen hues to express the pinnacle of comfort and beauty. Plump the goose-down pillows of the Prestige Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises exclusive. Enjoy beautiful vistas of the sea on your private teak veranda, a feature that graces the vast majority of accommodations onboard.
All of our suites are extraordinarily spacious, affording you your own private retreat. Penthouse Suites feature oversized living and dining areas, marble and granite–clad bathrooms with a bathtub, as well as a separate shower and walk-in closet.
Our brand new opulent Owner’s Suites, Vista Suites and Oceania Suites offer everything you would expect in a five-star hotel, elevating nautical grandeur to new levels. Each has its own bedroom, dining area and so much more. Riviera’s lavish Owner’s Suites feature iconic furnishings from Ralph Lauren Home Collection, and the Vista and Oceania Suites have been designed and furnished by the wizardry of famed New York designer Dakota Jackson.
And no matter which room you choose, you’ll find little touches that set Riviera apart. The mini-bar is refreshed daily with free and unlimited soft drinks and bottled water. Bulgari amenities grace the spacious bathroom. Enhanced 24-hour room service is just a phone call away. And their friendly staff is always available to take care of your every need with twice-daily service.
During our three days exploring Turkey, you’ll discover two distinctively different sides of this fascinating country. The bustling port city of Kusadasi offers a glimpse into the bustling merchant culture with effortless access to the ancient city of Ephessus – one of the world’s most treasured cultural sites.
Make sure you’re on deck as we head up through the Bosporus as the towers of Istanbul rise into view. We’ll spend a full day and night in the cultural heart of Turkey so you have plenty of time to explore the wonders of the world’s only city spanning two continents.
Six open seating restaurants offer some of the finest dining at sea, each with a distinctive experience – and all included with no surcharges. Thrill to creations in the sumptuous Grand Dining Room or enjoy the cozy elegance of Polo Grill’s classic steakhouse. Enjoy authentic Italian at Toscana or step into an authentic Parisian bistro at Jacques. Contemporary Asian cuisine at Red Ginger never fails to impress and of course there’s almost always an informal meal at the relaxed Terrace Cafe.
La Reserve by Wine Spectator offers enlightening seminars, tastings, and gourmet food pairings. And the Culinary Center features the only hands-on cooking school at sea, with a range of enriching cooking classes by master chefs. Options abound, and of course there’s never a dress code or assigned seating on Atlantis cruises. We’ll make sure you get to try them all, with friends old and new.
Our last stop takes you to the island playground of Mykonos, known the world over for its vibrant gay scene, relaxed beach culture, indulgent shopping, and delectable cuisine. We’re staying until 2 am, so you have ample time to hit the beaches, explore the whitewashed streets of Chora, sample the local food, and even have a drink or two at Jackie O’s!
And if you plan on staying in Mykonos after the cruise, it’s easy to disembark late in the evening and still make the most of your time onboard.
We’re celebrating 30 years of gay vacations in style with a distinctive experience designed for our most loyal alumni. Intimate, original, and unique in every way, yet with all the fun you’ve come to expect from our vacations.
Our initial rates are actually lower than Oceania’s published fares but are only being offered for a limited time only.
We invite you to explore the best of the Mediterranean in the company of great friends next year as we return to Oceania for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.
Comprised of over 120 islands in the Adriatic Sea, Venice is one of the world’s most unusual cities. Here, canals replace streets, and residents use water taxis to navigate the city. The bustling square around St. Mark’s Bisilica, is certanly one of the world’s best known examples of Byzantine architecture, a still-impressive relic from the days when Venice was the world’s leading maritime power. Arriving early in Venice allows you time to explore, enjoy and get lost a bit in the world’s most fascinating city.
The largest city on the Adriatic Coast, seaside delight Split has been influenced by being under Roman, Venetion, Austrian, Fench, Italian and Yugoslav control. There is an abundance of culinary delights throughout its restaurants and wine cellars. Sites such as Diocletian’s Palace and Mausoleum, the Grgur Ninski Statue and the Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius justify its position as a UNESCO-designated World Herritage Site. The city’s coves offer several lovely beaches, including central Bacvice.
Enjoy a relaxing day at sea with everything from T-dances to pool games to brunch with friends. The Mediterranean sunshine is all yours today!
The island’s capital of Thira is a maze of whitewashed buildings and narrow cobblestone streets atop a cliff hundreds of feet above the island’s main port, where yatchs and cruise ships anchor. Small, family-owned vineyards fot the center of the island. And for a romantic moment, head to the tiny town of Oia and watch the sky turn a dozen shades of pink and orange as the sun slowly drops ove the horizon.
Nature lovers rejoice in idyllic Patmos, encompassed by pristine blue waters sheer cliffs and volcanic soil. Stumble upon popular stunning beaches and dive into warm water of the Aegean Sea. Adventure to the Cave of the Apocalypse or fire up your taste buds with a culinary adventure at Patmos’ top restaurants and tavernas.
Once the capital of the Roman province of Asia Minor, this coastal town is now an archeologist’s dream with easy access to the ancient city of Ephessus. This former Greek banking and trading center is rich with historic sites, includinf the Great Theater, The Temple of Hadrian, and the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
In addition to being the cultural and financial center of Turkey, Istanbul is the only city in the world taht spans two continents. There are more exciting restaurants, bars, galleries and clubs around town than exquisite Ottoman mosques, although Istanbul’s history and exotic culture are present everywhere. At night you’ll be immersed in one of the world’s most esciting scenes, with something for everyone including friendly gay bars & nightclubs.
Spend a day strolling through the Grand Bazaar, explore the famous Blue Mosque, or wander Through the majestic Topkapi Palace, with its gardens libraries and 400-room harem.
Quaint, whitewashed villages contrast with sexy, international beach crowds and a pulsing nightlife in Mykonos, one of the world’s hottest gay destinations. Chora, the island’s main town, is a tangle of twisted, cobblestone alleys that reveal a surprising range of interesting boutiques, galleries and restaurants. Work on your tan and enjoy the scene at the super gay Super Paradise Beach before heading back into town for a sunset dinner then enjoying the vibrant nightlife that has made Mykonos a true international hotspot.
Athens has ben the center of Greek civilization for some 4,000 years. The capital of modern Greece, it’s still dominated by 5th-century-B.C.E. landmarks, including the Acropolis, a hilltop citadel topped with ancient buildings such as the colonnaded Parthenon temple, as well as treasures in the National Archaeological Museum. In recent years, a lively gay scene has emerged in Gazi district. The area is populated with many chic restaurants, art galleries, bars and boutique shops.
Disembarkation begins at approximately 8 AM, and we do not recommend flights earlier than 11 AM
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If you’re traveling on your own, we make it easy and affordable for you to enjoy an Atlantis vacation—we can match you with another single guest as roommates, at no additional charge.