Oceania Cruises took delivery of the magnificent new Riviera today in Genoa. The flag of the Fincantieri Shipyard was lowered and the Oceania Cruises flag was raised as the ship was officially handed over to Oceania Cruises’ founder, Frank Del Rio.
Lowering the Fincantieri flag
Preparing to hoist the Oceania Cruises flag
This marks another major milestone in the history of Oceania Cruises, and we will now be counting the days to when Riviera will be unveiled to the world. Two weeks from today, Riviera will be christened in beautiful Barcelona, and on May 16 she sails from Venice to Athens on her Maiden Voyage.
Watch the blog for more photos and stories on Riviera as she makes her exciting debut.