Panama Cruise on the Regatta

Regatta Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 29

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
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18 Night Beaches To Bridges (Miami To San Francisco)

Sail date: October 14, 2019

Ship: Regatta

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 6045

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

This was my first oceania cruise and the first cruise longer than 8 days for us. It will not be my last. What made the trip so enjoyable was not only the staff and the ports of call, but the passengers. They were engaging and very enlightening. On the 14th day of this 18 day sailing, one of the passengers that I hung out with described this sailing as "boot camp." We were either starting our day going on an excursion, or we were getting involved with activities on the ship because we were "at sea." By the end of dinner, I was exhausted and went to bed. I missed alot of shows, but I did get 8 hours of sleep. :-)


5 out of 5
no was seamless

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
food and service was excellent.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
I started needlepointing. we played trivia games.


4 out of 5
the regatta is a smaller ship. i went to a few shows, but to be honest, i went to bed early. Please read my review summary below...

Children's Programs

no kids on this particular cruise.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
marina, our room steward is the best!!!!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
regatta was just recently refurbished. so very nice and clean. also the ship is small, but it did not feel small.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
my only concern was when i selected this cabin, i was aware it was obstructed. on the map, the cabin appears to be between 2 lifeboats,, but the window was completely blocked by one lifeboat. please draw better maps in you brochures.

Ship tip

Enjoy the food. they make their own ice cream/gelato.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5
Miami is huge...i would visit again.

Key West, Florida

5 out of 5
we wish we could have stayed longer...

Cartagena, Colombia

4 out of 5
very old and big city

Colon, Panama

4 out of 5
did not have an excursion, but did walk around.

Panama Canal Transit

5 out of 5
one of my favorite highlights of this trip.

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

5 out of 5
those howling monkeys.....

Puerto Corinto, Nicaragua

4 out of 5
this was my least favorite stop....i did like climbing to the rooftop of the cathedral in Leon.


5 out of 5
we went to san salvador. El savador has the nicest people. I definitely would visit again. i discovered papusas.

Acapulco, Mexico

5 out of 5
we would love to visit again...

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

3 out of 5
over developed

Ensenada, Mexico

5 out of 5
great shopping

San Francisco, California Did not visit port

i live here.


5 out of 5
small disembarkation.

Traveler Photos

definitely an obstruction..
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