Not up to usual standards
Regatta Cruise Review to Caribbean
Sail Date: January 06, 2014
Cabin Type: Suite
Cabin Number: 8051
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 4 years ago
We have cruised on Regent and Oceania (same owners) and have been quite pleased in the past. While we enjoyed this cruise, there were some noticable cutbacks: Staff were not trained as well (lack of service skills and language skills) especially the restaurant servers at the buffet. The food was not quite the quality we expected except in the specialty restaurants. The wine stewards sometimes difficult to track down and the rooms were tired and in need of some maintenance. Nearly everyone we met had some problem--toilets didn't flush, a/c didn't work properly, curtins lacked hooks so hung down.....
Neither the menus nor the day's activities were on the TV which, IMHO, is an inconvenience that can't be that expensive to do. Also, a daily report from the ship's Captain was only provided on the first and last day. Temperatures and weather were never "available" on the TV. Minor problems, certainly, but I'm afraid it does not auger well for future travel on Oceania (and probably Regent).