Regatta Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Contributor Level: Purser

4-6 cruises


Helpful Votes

3 out of 5

Average Ship, Wonderful Ports

Sail Date: April 17, 2007

Reviewed: 10 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Relaxed atmosphere with older clientele (avg age was 65). Quiet and low keyed. No screaming kids or screaming cruise director.

Pros: Dining flexibility and upscale, casual atmosphere of ship. Wonderful variety of ports

Cons: Inconsistent service/attitude of ship's staff. Difficulty understanding heavy accents of tourguides.

Recommends Regatta? Yes!

Entertainment was second rate. Singers out of tune. String quartet playing twice each evening was wonderful.
Cabin / Stateroom
Clean and comfortable. Concierge suite was small and tight for even 2 people. Decor was average.
Service and Staff
Wide variety. Food staff were excellent, especially Maitre D's and managers. Spa staff were pleasant but not warm and friendly.
Ship Quality
Easy to find everything with smaller ship. Very clean, though broken lounge chair not fixed for 4 days.
Food and Dining
Nice variety and good quality. Most meals were great though a few were sub-par, such as T-Bone steak. Must wait on line at beginning of cruise for specialty restaurant reservations. Open seatring was very convenient.
Mahon (Mao), Menorca, Balearic Islands
Aghios Nikolaos, Crete
Palace of Knossos was historical but mostly ruins. Visit to typical village was charming.
Amalfi, Italy
Beautiful, relaxing.
Taormina, Sicily
Favorite port of cruise.
Don't Miss: Greco-Roman Theatre
Porto Cervo (Olbia), Sardinia
Didn't go on excursion. Town was old, run-down with liots of construction. Cafe was friendly and quaint.
La Spezia, Italy
Florence was beautiful but tour didn't give opportunity to spend enough time.
Don't Miss: Duomo
Katakolon (Olympia), Greece
Winery tour was sub-par. Land was stunning but tour of winery was uninformative.
Monemvasia, Greece
Dramatic, beautiful and historical.
Don't Miss: Hiking to very top of mountain and the view from there.
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Detailed and thorough tour of Vatican was terrific. BUs tour of other Roman sites was comforatble but only saw sites as bus passed by.
Don't Miss: Vatican

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