Perfect Panama Canal on Oceania Regatta

Regatta Cruise Review to Caribbean

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 18

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5

Miami to San Diego

Sail date: October 17, 2017

Ship: Regatta

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 6056

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

Perfect cruise, perfect cruise line, and traveling with friends is always a blessing! We love Oceania! Can’t wait to book our next one we’re looking at Northern Europe next.


5 out of 5
Got to the terminal in Miami 3 hours before our checkin time. They let us board after a short one hour wait. We had a great lunch in the Terrace Cafe and our luggage was waiting in our room after lunch. Perfect!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The specialty restaurants were great as usual. Jamie the head of the Terrace was the best. He always made sure our party of four had full drinks and plates removed. On several occasions he made sure we dined outside as weather permitted. After 18 cruises and some of the best 5 star restaurants on land we haven’t encountered that level of excellence in service. The dining room is good for breakfast and lunch. Service is very slow at night and the food is not always hot.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
We loved this ship! The cruise director Julie is the best. Great casino manager too! We don’t gamble but loved learning how to play kino and black jack! I won a slot tournament and played in the black jack tournaments. They don’t take things to seriously and it was great fun.


5 out of 5
We had a wonderful ventriloquist on board ship I haven’t laughed that loud in along time!We also enjoyed the movies and popcorn nights very relaxing.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Jamie in the Terrace grill the very best! Julie the cruise director is great! We also liked the Captains noon report, he let us know if we were headed for bumpy seas so we weren’t caught off guard or afraid. I have been on 18 cruises some with very rough seas this was our first where the Captain kept us fully informed, great!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very small ship 640 passengers we loved the elegant decor. It was very comfortable too!

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
We liked the location and always stay in a balcony room however because this is a very small ship the room was cramped. Very small bathroom and small love seat. If you require a large shower you need to upgrade to a penthouse.

Ship tip

Relax and enjoy! Since this is a small ship you can get anywhere in 5 minutes or less. No lines to wait through minutes to get off and on ports. This is not a party ship! If you are looking for the party to start at midnight this is not the ship for you!

Ports of call

Cartagena, Colombia

5 out of 5
Great port one of our favorites! We took Oceanias tour Panaramic Cartagena And shopping. We had a really funny guide I hate I can’t remember his name but I included his picture.

Panama Canal Transit

5 out of 5
My husbands favorite part of our 15 day cruise! We went through the old locks and had a wonderful lecturer onboard who did a week long series on the canal.

Golfito, Costa Rica

1 out of 5
We did not take a tour but walked into town. No sidewalks dangerous road I wouldn’t recommend it without a tour.

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

5 out of 5
Loved the Eco Mangrove tour with Oceania!

Puerto Corinto, Nicaragua

5 out of 5
Colonial Leon and bubbling mud pots tour with Oceania was great! Volcanos were beautiful.

Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

5 out of 5
A beautiful country loved Antiqua! Took Oceanias tour Colonial Antiqua at a glance. Bought some nice jewelry and fresh roasted cashews here don’t go home without the cashews!

Acapulco, Mexico

5 out of 5
Highlights of Acapulco and cliff divers was fantastic. We sat in a beautiful restaurant drinking free margaritas and chip while watching these daring men dive off the cliffs a beautiful day!

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

5 out of 5
We didn’t take a tour here but had a blast eating at Captain Tony’s with friends and shopping! The gaucamole is tableside and the best! Don’t miss Captain Toneys!w

San Diego, California

5 out of 5
We visit San Diego twice a year to visit our son and grandbaby! Had a great family day on Halloween can’t wait to see them again!


5 out of 5
Perfect had a lovely breakfast in the dining room around 9:00 am decided to disembark. Took three minutes talking to immigration and hailed a taxi to the airport. Prefect!

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Echo Mangrove tour
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