Disappointing

Regatta Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 27

Overall rating:

2 out of 5
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Regatta

16 Night Ancient Legends (Lima To Miami)

Sail date: March 29, 2017

Ship: Regatta

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 6002

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

Ancient Legends is clearly a misnomer.  The archaeological sites were often long bus trips from the port leaving limited time to explore the "ancient legends."  Riding back and forth on a bus full of people for  an hour or more to a site is disappointing. The highlight of this trip was the passage through the Panama Canal . It was fascinating but hardly ancient.

 

The Regatta is an older Oceania ship. We had an expensive suite that was worn and dusty. The suite was also above the lounge (which no one warned us about) so we had to listen to the the band rehearsing during the day and playing at night. Listening to a thumping base and hard hitting drums does not make for a quiet relaxing cruise. 

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Fish was always over-cooked.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

1 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Don't get this suite. It is above the lounge and you can hear the music during the rehearsals during the days and shows at night. It is shabby and dusty.

Ship tip

Set up your own tours. We did this for several ports of call. Don't worry about getting back to the ship on time. Private tours are totally aware of the time issues.

Ports of call

Callao (Lima), Peru

5 out of 5

Guayaquil, Equador

1 out of 5

Manta, Ecuador

3 out of 5

Panama Canal Transit

5 out of 5

Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

1 out of 5

Santo Tomas De Castilla, Guatemala

1 out of 5

Harvest Caye, Belize

1 out of 5

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

1 out of 5

Key West, Florida

3 out of 5
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