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Regatta Cruise Review to South Pacific - Australia

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 27

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
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14 Night Outrageous Outback (Sydney To Auckland)

Sail date: February 03, 2020

Ship: Regatta

Cabin number: concierge

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Oceania delivered on an excellent, unforgettable cruise. Being a smaller sized ship, the Regatta was much more comfortable and no doubt allowed access to interesting smaller ports where the leviathans can't go. The cuisine was sublime. The only word to describe the Toscana restaurant is mmmmm. Crew and service were top notch. Special compliments to our concierge stewardess Rena. The ship and cabin were clean and comfortable. The six excursions were well worthwhile. Overall, luxurious comfort and a lot of fun.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Excellent dining. Haute cuisine. 5 star service.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
We didn't do many onboard activities but we enjoyed what we did do.


We didn't see any shows.

Children's Programs

No children on board

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Service was excellent. Room stewards, waiters, ship crew were all friendly and helpful.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Clean, well kept and well designed.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin, with balcony, was perfect. Very clean and tidy, with comfortable bed, and the living space and balcony were big enough to enjoy. Bathroom was a bit tight, but understandable for onboard a ship.

Ship tip

Concierge level is worth it.

Ports of call

Sydney, Australia

5 out of 5
No excursion but a great city to visit.

Eden, Australia Did not visit port

Melbourne, Australia

5 out of 5
Great city. Sunset kangaroo excursion was excellent.

Burnie, Tasmania, Australia

5 out of 5
It was nice to make a stop in Tasmania. Great cheese.

Cruise Milford Sound

5 out of 5
Amazing scenery and excellent commentary while cruising the sound. Fortunate to be the first ship to enter the sound in many days.

Port Chalmers (Dunedin), New Zealand

5 out of 5
Very nice visit walking around Dunedin. Lots to see and do.

Akaroa, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Beautiful. Fox II sailing excursion was the best. Dolphins, penguins, seals and much much more to see, and commentary by Captain Ray was excellent. Well worth it.

Wellington, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Nice visit to NZ capital. Cable car ride up to the Botanical Gardens is a must, as is a visit to the museum and a stroll around downtown and along the waterfront.

Napier, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Picturesque quaint little French quarter. Lovely seaside town.

Gisborne, New Zealand

5 out of 5
Steam train ride to see Maori dancing was great, and the local museum and gallery is surprisingly good for such a small community. Very friendly, hospitable and interesting Maori locals.

Tauranga, New Zealand Did not visit port

Excellent way to end the cruise with a mud bath at Hells Gate, Rotorua

Auckland, New Zealand

5 out of 5
What an amazing city. Wished there had been more time to spend there.


5 out of 5
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