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4.6

Oceana Regatta Tasman Traveller by mrdan22

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Regatta / Destination: South Pacific - Australia

My first cruise on Oceana and it was great. The nicest service, best food, endless drinks. Book a top line cabin with butler service.

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4.5

Fabulous! by oceans1

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Regatta / Destination: South Pacific - Australia

Excellent cruise! Oceania is the best! Staff is the best!

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4.6

G'day Mate! by juneyw

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Regatta / Destination: South Pacific - Australia

Fantastic cruise for a good taste of what Australia has to offer.

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4.8

Australian Circumnavigation Wonderful by macmac

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Regatta / Destination: South Pacific - Australia

Excellent cruise, beautiful ports of call, Australian people are wonderful!

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4.5

Alaska is beautiful - must be seen by Norburycruiser

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Regatta / Destination: Alaska

We had a wonderful time. Alaska is a vast country with many different landscapes. Fascinating to get close to glaciers and to the wildlife on some of the excursions. Very tranquil and to be thoroughly recommended.

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5.0

A great trip - our first cruise, we definitely started at the top. by 1les

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Regatta / Destination: Alaska

We had a great time on the ship and in the ports of call. There was and exceptional string quartet that performed several times a day. My only regret is that there were no CDs available of their music - Oceania, you're missing a marketing opportunity. Our first cruise - we definitely started at the top.

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5.0

Cruise to Alaska by PriceStiles

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Regatta / Destination: Alaska

First cruise for my husband (my first cruise was 50+ years ago). Costly, but worth it. I applaud all the staff aboard, most especially our room steward and stewardess. The food was outstanding and service great. Hope one day to be able to go again on this cruise line, but to another place.

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4.5

Fabulous Alaska Cruise by bridgeur

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Regatta / Destination: Alaska

The Oceania Regatta is a nice sized ship -- just under 700 passengers. The food is excellent (Jacques Pepin consults). The furnishings are a little dated but nice. Excellent service and the staff were calling me by name within two days. Highly recommended for the price point. We'll likely be back for another cruise.

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5.0

Best ever by dheche

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Regatta / Destination: Alaska

This was a complete stress free cruise from flying to Seattle, embarking on ship to disembarking fast and easy

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4.9

Best cruise line!! by ladyd1980

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Regatta / Destination: Alaska

The Regatta is the perfect sized ship! The staff is amazing, led by the best cruise director, Dottie. We attended every show and the entertainment was top notch! Everything about this cruise was spectacular!

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4.6

Our Excellent Alaskan Adventure!! by NancyB1126

Sail date: / Traveled as: Large Group
Ship: Regatta / Destination: Alaska

We had a group of 17 people traveling together and from the feedback I received, they all had a wonderful time!! I organized the trip and specifically chose Oceania Regatta, a small ship, since it was my first cruise ever. Several other members were also on their first cruise and enjoyed it as much as I did! The boat was the perfect size, furnishings were elegant, staff was AMAZING, food was fabulous, entertainment & activities were quite enjoyable. We had incredible weather and enjoyed Alaska so much, I cannot wait to go back!

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5.0

This is a small ship...so... by JackRackam

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Ship: Regatta

This is a small ship...so you feel movement more than on larger boats. But the decor is beautiful and layout is nice. The pool was small but refreshing and the water was refilled frequently. The food was excellent overall and the two specialty restaurants were very good. I preferred the Polo Grill over Toscana. The entertainment was enjoyable. Two thumbs up from my wife and I

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3.9

Food GREAT ! Missed islands and delays which sucked. by blobclark

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Regatta / Destination: Caribbean

medical evacuation forced us to miss this stop at st kitts. Oceania did NOTHING for us... no substitute island NOR ship credit. San juan was great !

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3.4

Farewell Oceania-Won't sail with you again by SeaNSun628

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Regatta / Destination: Transpacific

I will not sail with Oceania, again. They market perks which they don't deliver and came away from this trip feeling as if Oceania does not welcome single travelers. I wrote to Oceania and their response was not friendly or customer focus. Oceania appeared to be living on old glory based on an outdated brand.

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4.6

Perfect Panama Canal on Oceania Regatta by Ebba

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Regatta / Destination: Caribbean

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.

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5.0

Our first cruise and we... by MAPeroom

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Ship: Regatta

Our first cruise and we are officially converts. The Regatta was lovely, the service was amazing, and the food was fantastic. Most of the passengers were Baby Boomers so we were a little younger than the average but we enjoyed it. We stayed in a PH3 suite which was great. We loved having the butler service although not sure if we would do it again since we didn't really use his services all that much. The bathroom was fine, our balcony had plenty of room, and the bed was really comfy. My favorite place on the boat was Horizons in the morning. Watching the sun rise from the bow with the amazing view was a great way to start the day. Toscana was my favorite restaurant on board by far, but all the food was delicious and none of the restaurants ever got so crowded that you noticed. We will definitely cruise again on Oceania.

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4.8

Fantastic Alaskan Cruise by twilliams86

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Regatta / Destination: Alaska

Other than smaller size, this was our best of three cruises. Beautiful scenery throughout the cruise. The food and entertainment aboard ship was exceptional. Plenty of opportunities to explore the ports we visited.

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3.0

Mediocre experience by restets

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Regatta / Destination: Mexico

Shore excursions overpriced.  

We took "city highlight" tours of Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta.

Each cost $99 for an approximately 4 hour tour.  In each case we were taken to a jewelry store.  Not exactly a highlight of any city.  In Mazatlan other tour guides escorted their groups to places and gave talks about the location.  Ours just pointed to where places were & we walked there ourselves.  In Puerto Vallarta our guide was very difficult to understand with her heavy accent.  Granted these issues don't reflect on Oceania but they were part of our experience.

 

Staff was generally very friendly and helpful.

 

Food was mediocre at best.  I don't know how they can call themselves a foodie lovers cruise.  

 

The buffet was extremely disorganized.  There were many different 'stations' where the staff would serve you.  There were no trays to carry your dishes and limited space to put your plate down while being served something else.  People didn't know where to stand to ask for food.  Some items weren't labeled so if it had a cover over it you didn't know what it was.  As people passed thru the area they had difficulty getting by the groups of people waiting to be served.  Once you got your food it tended to get cold before you could find a seat.

 

The dining room service was good.  Our waiter (Eugene from the Phillipines) was easy to understand and made some very helpful suggestions for additions to our meal that weren't on the menu.  We always asked for a table with him.

 

Afternoon tea was another food opportunity.  There was one day they had strudel but where we were sitting we didn't see it and we weren't offered any by the servers.  Another day they had cheesecakes.  There were 5 different kinds.  None were to our liking.

 

Specialty restaurants were reservation only.  We couldn't get one when we tried.

 

They offered what was supposed to be gelato but it was grainy and low quality.

 

They had a free specialty coffe bar (free as long as you didn't want liquor in it) which made good lattes and iced coffees.

 

The main shows in the evening generally started at 9:30 P.M.  Too late for us so we never went to any.  They showed highlights of them on the cabin TV.  What we saw made us glad we missed them.

 

Wee had cabin 3029 on the lowest passenger deck.  It was an average size ocean view with a small porthole.  No complaints about it.  Our cabin steward was Sandip and he did a very good job taking care of things.

 

This was our first (and probably the last) time we'll cruise with Oceania.

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4.0

Where Cruise Directors go to die by corcomi1

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Regatta / Destination: South America

The boarding luggage procedure at Rio was a disaster. No available porters and when we found the place were we could give our bags they told us we couldn't drop them because they were to big. Really?

the gangway were stairs so if you needed assistance, too bad. 

The ship is well mantained but it's showing it age. Our room is spacious but there are no electrical outlets on the bedside unless you call engineering to install a transformer to I could connect the Cpap machine. Refrigerator is stocked with water and soft drinks and are

 

complimentary. Bathroom has shower curtain with tends to drip water

to the bathroom floor. Hair drier in bathroom is from the 90tys but

there is another portable one. Our was broken but the steward

promptly replaced it. Room is quiet and the air conditioner is great. 

Beds are great and we got good night sleeps

internet cost 600 dollars for 20 days and worst than dial up. RCCL is the way to go if that is important. 

Do NOT serve yourself at the buffet lines. That's a no-no with Oceania. I'm ok with that because you don't handle the serving spoons other guest have used before you and avoid catching viruses. It also keeps you in check in putting too much food on your plate

Free water available before going on an excursion not like some cruise lines that charge 4.95 a bottle. ( RCCL)

 

 

 

 

The daily Current has good info and you also get a daily 4 page newsletter with the world news sports and weather. Tv has 3 channels with up to day free movies and change everyday. Nice touch and also a list is provided of an extensive video CDs to check out and watch in your room. Room service is 24 hours and great menu and is also free.

Turn down every night includes chocolate on the bed and ice in the bucket. Towels are fluffy and  

 

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4.0

Would Have Rated it 4.5 Stars by ronzeman

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Regatta / Destination: Caribbean

The Mayan Mystique itinerary focused on port locations that allow one to visit some ruins of the great Mayan people. Their locations and access to many sights is physically challenging; (essentially impossible if you have mobility issues.) Even a bus ride will traverse through some rather rough roadways before you'll then have to hike a bit on dirt trails to the ruins. I'm sure in years to come the roadways and access to those amazing Mayan sites will become easier for the less athletic traveler.

 

A fellow guest I met was an archaeological professor and he was enthralled having the experience of a lifetime actually visiting places like Tikal. We also heard from a couple on-board that are dive enthusiasts. They said the reef dive experiences (off Belize) was extraordinary. Bottom line is you need to be in pretty decent physical shape to go on a lot of the unique excursions available on the Mayan Mystique cruise itinerary.

 

Since we are mature and experienced cruisers through the Caribbean, not taking those vigorous excursions was perfectly OK and was a good time to relax on the beautiful Regatta. The boat did dock in ports that some larger ships couldn't possibly visit; another plus for the Regatta and for the Mayan Mystique itinerary.

 

We chose Oceania's Regatta to experience small(er) ship cruising. Our previous Oceania cruise was aboard Riviera and we absolutely loved that experience ( too). Being a smaller ship the Regatta had fewer “specialty” dining venue options but we didn't mind. One perk in our Penthouse Suite was having our butler serve us dinners from virtually any restaurant, including the Polo Grill and from Toscana, the two premium “Fine Dining” options. What a delicious indulgence.

 

In fact every meal was pure delight; from breakfast in suite, to lunch on the casual Terrace; to exploring the ever changing buffet lines to service in the Grand Dining Room. All were Excellent.

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