Nothing wrong with the Riviera deck at all. I am concerned that you are already starting out your cruise with a negative approach "stuck with R deck". Cruising is great and you really don't spend much time in the cabin anyway. Lots of folks prefer the Riviera deck.
May all your cruises be fun, relaxing and full of laughter!!! Linda
Past Cruises - 2004 Elation Western , 2005 Triumph Western, 2006 Destiny Southern, 2007 Victory Eastern, 2008 Freedom Exotic Western, 2010 Splendor Mexican Riviera, 2010 Freedom Western, 2010 Imagination Western, 2010 Imagination Bahamas, 2011 Splendor Mexican Riviera, 2011 Freedom Eastern, 2012 Glory Western, 2012 Magic Western, 2012 Breeze Southern
Future Booked - Dream -Back to Back on 12/14/13 & 12/21/13