Terrific in every way
Regatta Cruise Review to Caribbean
My wife and I have been on more than 30 cruises before finding Oceania several years ago. Since then, Oceania is our cruiseline of choice.
Christmas/New Years 2006 was our third trip on the Regatta. The holiday decorations were great, but not over done. The small ship atmosphere, the supurb food and great service were strong features, but the itinerary was what we enjoyed. The other two cruises on the Regatta were in March 2005 and March 2006 with greatly different and enjoyable itineraries, including Roatan and Port Antonio, Jamaica.
Yes, the first couple of nights were difficult to get reservations in the alternative restaurants, but it was much easier as the trip progressed. Food in the main dining room and Tapas was excellent and well presented.
We are looking forward to the exact same cruise Christmas 2007.
The entertainment in Martini's was great and we spent most nights there enjoying the music and companionship of other passengers. Oceania offers on-board computer classes and open use of the many computers placed around the ship. Each trip I find a course to take again to brush-up on Photoshop techniques and organize the trip's digital photos before burning them to a CD.
Oceania offers a great cruising experience for a fair price. If you like climbing rock walls, giant casinos, and lots of children's activities, then don't cruise on Oceania. If you want a great cruise, a casual atmosphere, supurb food and service, and interesting itineraries, then Oceania is the one.
Pros: Small ship, supurb service and food
Cons: Everything great