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Regatta Cruise Review to Alaska

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 37

Overall rating:

4.4 out of 5
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Regatta

10 Night Frontiers And Glaciers (Vancouver Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 07, 2018

Ship: Regatta

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 7112

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

I have never heard anyone say, "oh, that Alaska trip/cruise is horrible" and now I know why - the Alaska experience was wonderful but the views and the Alaska people we encountered were awesome. I want to recognize the ship staff - my two sweet little housekeepers were so nice and the whole crew were fabulous. They made up for the lack of friendliness of some of the passengers.

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Styling Salon

3 out of 5

Same review as the spa

Spa

3 out of 5

I realize you have to pay to play but the rates are really ridiculous - regardless if its Canyon Ranch. I paid to have my mom's hair washed and blow dried and it was $80+. I'm not cheap and I've been lots of major spas and I was happy to treat my mom but she would have utilized it more but didn't want me to pay the ridiculous rates even if money wasn't an issue for me.

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Children's Programs

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
TV picture was terrible - not sure if it was the TV or because of signal?? Small sofa looked a bit worn out. Regatta is getting a facelift and its probably due but regardless it is a great ship:)

Ship tip

I wish I had splurged on more Excursions cause I only did 4 and they were all excellent. Also I think its smart to travel the day before and after the cruise in the event of an airline mishap which occurs on a regular basis and it also gives you time to enjoy those two locations as well.

Ports of call

Seattle, Washington

5 out of 5

Ketchikan, Alaska

5 out of 5

Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Alaska

5 out of 5

Juneau, Alaska

3 out of 5

Skagway, Alaska

5 out of 5

Sitka, Alaska

5 out of 5

Victoria, British Columbia

5 out of 5

Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia Did not visit port

Disembarkation

2 out of 5
My mom (senior w/limited mobility) and I had lots of luggage (too much shopping) and there were very little help getting the luggage to the transportation and the process wasn't very organized to get help with your luggage. Luckily I had plenty of time before my flight but it was over 3 hours from the time I left the ship till I got to the airline's gate. That was the only low point to our trip - traveling is always tedious.
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