Oceania Cruises ship in Portofino

Cruise News - Oceania Cruises new Riviera floats in Genoa

Posted August 3rd, 2011

13 July 2011 marked another major milestone in the birth of Oceania Cruises new baby, the Riviera, when she floated out for the first time from her construction dock to her fitting-out berth at Fincanteri Shipyard in Genoa.

The move began with a traditional blessing from the shipyard’s clergyman. After this, the sluices were opened to allow thousands of gallons of water to flood into the building dock. It took 3 days for the dock to fill and to get the Riviera floating. Once this was completed, tugs then towed her into the harbour before turning her 270 degrees and pulling her across the water to her new berth.

The Riviera will now undergo a 9-month fit out whereby thousands of craftsmen, designers and workers will complete her interiors. When she is finished, the mid-sized 66,084-ton Riviera will feature a guest capacity of 1250 people and a staff size of 800.

If all goes to plan, she will be launched in April 2012 with her inaugural 10-day Mediterranean Tapestry Voyage from Barcelona to Athens on 24 April.


Source: Cruise Weekly 21 July

More Like This

Carnival Legend cruise ship

New Melbourne Home Port For Carnival Legend

Posted February 13th, 2018
Read article
Carnival Splendor

Carnival Splendor Newest & Largest Ship In Aussie Waters In 2019

Posted February 8th, 2018
Read article
azamara pursuit at sea

All-New Azamara Pursuit Set For Refit And Maiden Voyage in UK

Posted January 15th, 2018
Read article

Sail Smoothly Into 2018 With These Hot Cruise Trends

Posted January 3rd, 2018
Read article