Oceania Cruises unveils 2025 Alaska itineraries onboard Riviera

Oceania Cruises unveils 2025 Alaska itineraries onboard Riviera
Edited by Travel Weekly

    Oceania Cruises has announced the recently re-inspired and better-than-new 1,250-guest Riviera will sail her first season in Alaska in winter 2025.

    Riviera will offer travellers the most inspiring way to explore some of the world’s most breathtaking locales across America’s largest state, putting immersion in local communities and culinary excellence at the heart of the travel experience.

    Re-inspired in 2022, Riviera offers unparalleled experiences to curious world travellers. Her incredibly spacious standard staterooms measure an astonishing 27 square metres and all categories of staterooms have been beautifully reimagined with luxurious furnishings, thoughtful design touches and expanded showers. With 800 officers and crew for 1,250 guests, service levels are second to none and guests notice the welcoming ambiance at every turn. 

    Riviera will venture into iconic Alaska ports of call including Ketchikan, Sitka, Kodiak, and the Hubbard Glacier, sailing itineraries ranging from seven to 12 days.

    Travellers will have even more opportunities to discover Alaska’s natural wonders and unique local culture with nearly 300 excursion choices in Alaska and the brand’s value promise simply MORE™, which includes a generous shore excursion credit of up to US$1,600 (AUD $2,500) in addition to a number of other valuable inclusions – free Champagne, wine and more, plus free gourmet speciality dining, free pre-paid gratuities, and free unlimited Wi-Fi – for the best value in luxury cruising.

    “The decision to elevate our presence in the Alaska region was easy,” president, Oceania Cruises, Frank A. Del Rio, said.

    “This fascinating destination has always been a firm favorite [sic] with our well-traveled guests, who are constantly wanting to explore remote, wondrous, and truly off-the-beaten-track destinations.

    “Sailing on board Riviera is the ultimate way to explore this rugged state, while enjoying her distinctive residential luxury, The Finest Cuisine at Sea and expertly curated travel experiences.”

    Boasting one chef for every 10 guests, travellers can savour sumptuous dishes at seven open-seating gourmet restaurants as they marvel at Alaska’s incredible scenery and seascapes.

    Eery meal aboard Riviera becomes a memorable culinary experience with an incredible array of international and continental dishes at eatery’s such as The Grand Dining Room or the ultimate steak house experience at the Polo Grill.

    Young Brown Bear (Ursus Arctos) fishing for spawning salmon at Freshwater Bay creek, Tenakee Inlet, Chichagof Island, Tongass National Forest, Inside Passage, Alaska, USA. (Supplied) 

    Incredible Itineraries in 2025

    Alaska Reflections: 8 days from Vancouver to Whittier cruising Hubbard Glacier and visiting Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Icy Strait Point (Hoonah) and Sitka. Departs 13 May 2025.

    Explorer’s Alaska: 8 days from Whittier to Vancouver cruising Hubbard Glacier and visiting Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Skagway, Sitka, Ketchikan and Prince Rupert. Departs 21 May 2025.

    Wilds of Alaska: 12 days from Vancouver to Whittier cruising Hubbard Glacier and visiting Klawock, Ketchikan, Wrangell, Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Haines, Juneau, Sitka, Kodiak and Homer. Departs 29 May 2025.

    Alaskan Accolades: 7 days from Whittier to Vancouver cruising Hubbard Glacier and visiting Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Haines, Juneau and Ketchikan. Departs 10 June 2025.

    Majestic Alaska: 9 days from Vancouver to Seattle cruising Holkham Bay Glacier Fjords and visiting Ketchikan, Juneau, Haines, Wrangell and Victoria. Departs 17 June 2025.

    Gems of The Last Frontier: 12 days from Seattle to Seattle cruising Hubbard Glacier and visiting Ketchikan, Juneau, Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Haines, Sitka, Wrangell, Klawock and Victoria. Departs 26 June and 17 July 2025.

    Wonders of Alaska: 9 days from Seattle to Seattle cruising Hubbard Glacier and visiting Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Sitka, and Victoria. Departs 8 July and 9 September 2025.

    Radiant Alaska: 10 days from Seattle to Seattle cruising Hubbard Glacier and visiting Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Sitka and Victoria. Departs 29 July 2025.

    Frontier Adventures: 10 days from Seattle to Seattle cruising Holkham Bay Glacier Fjords and visiting Ketchikan, Sitka, Haines, Juneau, Wrangell and Victoria. Departs 8 August 2025.

    Spirit of Alaska: 10 days from Seattle to Seattle cruising Holkham Bay Glacier Fjords and visiting Ketchikan, Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Juneau, Skagway, Wrangell and Victoria. Departs 18 August 2025.

    Alaskan Horizons: 12 days from Seattle to Seattle cruising Hubbard Glacier and visiting Ketchikan, Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Skagway, Juneau, Sitka, Wrangell, Klawock and Victoria. Departs 28 August 2025.

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