Excitement continues to build in anticipation of the maiden voyage of Oceania Cruises’ newest ship, Riviera. The April christening is just a few months away, and if you’ve already booked a cruise on Riviera for her inaugural season, you must certainly be curious about how she is progressing.
While there is still much work to be done for Riviera to evolve into the stunning vessel that will be sister to Marina, these photos from the shipyard indicate that Riviera is coming together right on schedule. The graceful balustrades of The Grand Staircase are taking shape, and with a little imagination, one can envision the ornate Lalique crystal that will soon adorn them.
Furnishings already in place are carefully protected while work continues around them. Concentric circles designate the spot where the Grand Dining Room’s magnificent chandelier will be mounted.
Craftsmen work under cover to create what will soon become the beautiful pool deck.
It is fascinating to conceive how a talented team of designers, engineers and shipbuilders can turn raw materials into such a vision of elegance and sophistication. We will continue to share updates from the shipyard as Riviera transforms into the majestic ship she is destined to become.