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Reviewed on: 10 Jun 2013
The ship lacks electrical outlets in the bedroom and bath
We reaqlly love it.
Reviewed on: 10 Jun 2013
We adore small ships.....this one is perfect for our style of cruising. looking forward to the next trip...we were on Regatta, and have plans to cruise on Nautica next.
Travel Advisor: Henya Lish-Gebeloff
Reviewed on: 28 Aug 2013
This was our first trip on an Oceania liner and it was absolutely wonderful. Our accomodations were very comfortable/ The service was excellent and the food was first rate. Everyone went out of their way to make certain we had everything we needed for a happy voyage. We would certainly consider this line for future cruising.
Travel Advisor: Carol Pilon
Reviewed on: 12 Oct 2013
Our entire family (10 People, including 3 generations) very much enjoyed the food, accommodations, service, and activities offered on board.
Travel Advisor: Ewa Duranovic
Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2013
We love Oceania! Beautiful ships, fabulous crews, outstanding food and wonderful itineraries. My only problem--my husband and I have travelled so much we are running out of places to go!
Travel Advisor: Birgit Navarre
By: the traveller
Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2013
The chef was the best we ever experienced at sea in many years of cruising.
Travel Advisor: Randy Raphael
Reviewed on: 24 Nov 2013
We have sailed with oceana twice on the same ship. The crew has always been very pleasant . From the time you get off the plane till you disembark.
Reviewed on: 06 Dec 2013
SMALLER SHIP,GREAT SERVICE, GREAT CREW, GREAT FOOD. SHORE EXCURSIONS:GROSSLY OVERPRICED.
Travel Advisor: Kim Stinka
Reviewed on: 24 Nov 2013
Loved the food. The crew was exceptional, and took care of every need. Only complaint was the cost of the ship excursions.
Oceania Regatta Experience Superb
Reviewed on: 06 Jan 2014
Oceania went well beyond anything I could have ever imagined to make my 16-day Panama Canal cruise from Miami to Los Angeles aboard the Regatta an exceptional one! I am not a novice to both business and pleasure travel, having been to over 35 countries. Service was exceptional in all shipboard venues I experienced, which I can only believe would be true throughout the entire Oceania Cruise Line fleet. Pampered, yes! Pleased beyond belief, absolutely!
Travel Advisor: Sherrie Coffey
Reviewed on: 30 Jan 2014
This Caribbean cruise was a pleasure. It was a cruise to some popular (well-known) islands and to some that were previously unknown to me. The service and ship amenities were of the highest quality as always. I think the Grille onboard has the very best hamburgers anywhere in the world.
Travel Advisor: Veronica Isham
Reviewed on: 05 Mar 2014
Travel Advisor: Julie Boulanger Taylor
Reviewed on: 26 Mar 2014
Oceania is known for its excellent dining options. It did not fail. The specialty restaurants, particularly Toscana, were outstanding. We liked the option to pay one price in advance to cover the majority of shore excursions; those that were included were discounted. The rooms are tiny unless you upgrade to a suite. They fit us fine but would not be adequate for many people.
Reviewed on: 24 Mar 2014
Patrice did a fine job setting up the cruise for me and my family. All the transfers were covered and all the transportation was waiting for our land and sea vacation. Nothing was left undone.
A wonderful experience
By: p & c
Reviewed on: 14 Apr 2014
A great ship and a great line. Not the cheapest...not the most expernsive, but, definitely value for your travel dollar. The crew and all the personell take the time to make sure you are taken care of, and go out of their way to see to your comfort and travel enjoyment.
Crusing Atlantic Miami/Miami
Reviewed on: 09 May 2014
Reviewed on: 20 Jul 2014
excellent cruise on regatta.One flaw:We were told to be out of our staterooms at 8am on the morning of disembarkment.Most people packed up and went for final breakfast before returning to staterooms to get luggage by 8am as requested.Well what a surprise we all got as we returned to our staterooms between around 7:45 and 8am. The TOILETS had been turned off. We were not told this would happen! And we did not know till we tried to flush the toilet and discovered it wasn't working. The whole time on the cruise sanitation had been pointed out to us, yet this final morning was NOT very sanitized!Then we were told that the public restrooms were open. Well some were and some were not! Pretty messy, pardon the pun.This was the only flaw. The Regatta was wonderful and crew wonderful other then toilet fiasco on last morning.
Travel Advisor: Julie Harris
very good service
By: jumping jack
Reviewed on: 18 Oct 2014
Rooms were very clean & kept that way throughout our trip. Food was excellent. We liked having a choice as to eating by ourselves or with someone. Most people on the ship ate by themselves.
Travel Advisor: Julie Raines
Reviewed on: 03 Dec 2014
been on the ship many times. the service and food quality continues to excell
Prefer othe cruise lines
By: Great Scot
Reviewed on: 29 Dec 2014
This is was our first cruise on Oceania. We have sailed on Sea Dream, Silver Seas, seaborne and Regent. These would all be our first choice over Oceania. We would recommend Oceania with reservations.
Travel Advisor: Betsy Patton
Great Crew and Staff
Reviewed on: 10 Feb 2015
The ship is a perfect size so that you don't feel like cattle when going ashore It does need to work on the entertainment aspect. Too much opera and more modern music to dance to. It seemed when the band stopped playing and they used recorded music more people got up to dance. The chef, Mario, was such a delight. Great to meet the man behind the great food I was eating. The captain also had a sense of humor which made things interesting. He kept us informed of everything that was going on.
Travel Advisor: Jim Buckley, CTA
Seven Star *******
By: Old Stan
Reviewed on: 12 Mar 2015
All aspects of the Regatta were seven star ultra deluxe: ship, crew, food etc. absolutely TOP NOTCH! I crusied aboard the Nautica last year and it was equally superb. NO doubt, all the Oceania ships are in the same category and I would have no hesitation in recommending any of their cruises. KUDOS!!!
Glad to be back
Reviewed on: 01 May 2015
we have traveled the Regatta before and like the smaller ships. We enjoyed the positive changes made to the ship in its most recent refurbishment. The crew and staff are tops and, as always, it was nice to see staff/crew again whom we met on prior cruises. Food is great and we truly appreciate the smaller portions served in the grand dining room and the specialty restaurants. We always look forward to traveling with Oceanea.
Heaven at Sea
By: Love of Cruising
Reviewed on: 18 May 2015
Loved, loved, loved our experience on board the Regatta. The crew, the meals and the service were outstanding. This was our second experience with Oceania ... It definitely will not be our last.
Travel Advisor: Erika Gal
Reviewed on: 29 Dec 2016
Great Cruise line.....excursions sometimes leave much to be desired. Oceania seems to try to go out of their way to do a good job!
Travel Advisor: Ursula Pearson
To of the line cruise ship
Reviewed on: 19 Apr 2017
Well maintained and the crew was most courteous and attentive. Rooms were will maintained. Everything worked.
Oceania Cruise Lines Proves A Winner
By: M & M
Reviewed on: 29 Apr 2015
At the suggestion of our travel agent, we decided to try Oceania and were very pleased that we did. While we experienced a very frustrating baggage loss (our 3 bags weren't obtained until Day 7 of our 12-day cruise), that wasn't the fault of Oceania. Their Executive Concierge, Robert Kinkhorst, and General Manager, Carlo Gunetti, went out of their way every day to help us retrieve our bags. Meanwhile we enjoyed all the ship's amenities and several wonderful excursions in the Caribbean Islands. We found the smaller ship a most enjoyable size. Although there wasn't much on-board shopping (one boutique), there was lots to find on shore. The staff was outstanding, especially Edi (our Room Steward), as for over 6 days we literally had to have our clothes cleaned every night and returned early the next morning so we'd have something to wear. With my electric shaver in my bag I grew to appreciate beards; not so my wife. We would highly recommend Oceania and the “Regatta”!
Travel Advisor: Rose Field Passananti
Reviewed on: 25 May 2015
We had a great vacation on board the Regatta Cruise ship. It is the perfect size with a friendly informative captain. The food choices and presentations were of the highest quality. Our travel Agent, Marie was very efficient and attentive in obtaining the best pricing and amenities for us. The weather was great with a good variety of activities on board and ashore, that we hated to have our vacation end. We will return again. Thanks to our travel agent and the Oceania Cruise Lines.
Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2015
Lovely smaller ship (634 passengers) with well-appointed staterooms, very good food, attentive staff. Has the "feel" of a more expensive line.
Travel Advisor: Katie McCormack Krinkie
Great ship-just the right size
Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2015
Oceania's style is our style. Not too crowded and not stuffy. The ship's size allowed us in ports larger ships could not go or would have to tender in. For this cruise, the 3 days at sea were perfect. Food was very, very good. We would have liked a second night in the Italian restaurant, but it stayed booked. The main dining room was a good choice for breakfast and dinner. Wine service has improved since our last sailing and the illy coffee bar was a treat.
Travel Advisor: Heidi Wohlert
By: Jim L
Reviewed on: 12 Jul 2015
We already did (2) very very extensive surveys on the ship. Thanks Jim
Travel Advisor: Marta Medina
always a pleasure
By: goodnite irene
Reviewed on: 25 Sep 2015
Very nice experience. This is our 4th time doing this itinerary and the 5th time on Oceania. We do feel the shows were very much lacking a nd the time was way too late.(9:30) Food and service was very good...
Reviewed on: 26 Sep 2015
Friendly efficient service and attention. Menu could be varied more often but food was well presented. Entertainment improved in the second half of the cruise.
Travel Advisor: Betty Shukster
Reviewed on: 22 Oct 2015
It was a delightful cruise. Would cruise with them again. Crew was courteous, helpful, and promptly addressed our every need.
Travel Advisor: Sue Bauer
Autumn on the Regatta
By: Babyboomer Traveler
Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2015
The Regatta is a beautiful ship. There were so many places to get cosy. The food was delicious. Although there were a few problems during the cruise, everything was handled quickly and professionally.
Travel Advisor: Rick Johnson
Outstanding in all aspects. Captain was great!!
Reviewed on: 06 Dec 2015
Wonderful cruise and highly recommend Oceania and Regatta. Terrific service, great food, and superior itinerary .
Travel Advisor: Mary Lou Yeager
all I could ask for
Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2017
Time on board was excellent. The staff, the food, the ambience all combined to make our trip to Alaska a joyous and relaxing experience.
Reviewed on: 29 Feb 2016
We have had good experiences with Oceania in the past. However, we would give this cruise mixed reviews. First, the Regatta experienced a norvirus outbreak which they seemed to have difficulty getting under control. Second, some of the ports of call were not even worth a stop. Shore excursion management was erratic with long wait times. Many of the shore excursions involved too much time on a bus or boat with little opportunity to really appreciate the locale. Third, the shipboard shows were a disaster. The ship only offered one show each evening. Seating in the lounge was inadequate resulting in people either leaving without seeing the show or standing throughout. In addition, the lounge is poorly designed for show viewing. If you were not in the first two rows, it was difficult to see. Lastly, the cuisine was not up to Oceania standards. Food was fair to good. By the last week of the cruise the lettuce being served was brown and some dishes were obviously prepared ahead of time.
Travel Advisor: Angela Pierson
great iteniary, great cruise
Reviewed on: 04 Mar 2016
Oceania is our favorite cruise line.
Travel Advisor: Melissa Reese
Cruising is best
By: Happy travellers
Reviewed on: 29 Apr 2016
We love the size & the decor of Regatta. It can get into most ports & dock close to town centres & tourist sites. Staff is friendly & efficient. Food choices & presentation is of high quality. Beds & linen are comfortable.
truly expert friendly service
Reviewed on: 22 Jun 2016
No complaints except the laundry situation-- Need bigger rooms with more machines.
great service and advice
By: wini and george
Reviewed on: 03 Jul 2016
cruise was excellent sarah fitzpatricks expert and care in making all the arrangements made the trip hats off to sarah and unique
Travel Advisor: Sarah Fitzpatrick
Reviewed on: 24 Sep 2016
Great crew, very friendly. Food was very well done and beautifully presented, , shows and lectures were entertaining.CaBin space was Limited, vessel well maintained
Travel Advisor: Tina Slimp
Very good service
Reviewed on: 18 Oct 2016
Excellent service by all of the staff!!!!!! Really great! We were lucky with the Captain that he got us into Port at Boston when other ships could not due to rough seas. Yea!
Travel Advisor: Nancy Yale
Great ports on this cruise
Reviewed on: 23 Nov 2016
We enjoyed the ship. The service was satisfactory but sometimes spotty. I'm sort of spoiled having just been on the Crystal back in April. On the crystal, the servers on the deck and in the breakfast buffet, almost hover over you. They anticipate your needs before you even have to ask. That's not always true on Oceania. Also, there are not enough smoking area's on the Regatta.
Travel Advisor: Ellen Markus
Felt like a queen
Reviewed on: 15 Jan 2017
The relaxed atmosphere and a genuinely happy staff provided us with a rejuvenating vacation. While there were many bumps along the wayor perhaps I should say waves in the sea, the cruise was delightful. (late port arrivals due to missing ship parts, hurricane avoidance, boiler/water issues). The captain and staff promptly kept us informed if and when there were issues and did their very, and speedy best, to resolve problems. Best of all - I never heard my pet peeve spoken once by any of the staff! (I just abhor the phrase - "no problem" when making a request; 12 days without hearing anyone say 'no problem' was just AWESOME!) Loved the food, drinks, spa, high tea, buffet, specialty restaurants, grill, dining room, laundry, on board activities, excursions. Did not try the room service - perhaps next time. Would have preferred that both of us could be on internet at same time but it was not difficult to map out our own on-line times.
Travel Advisor: Cindy Myers
By: Karen S.
Reviewed on: 09 Dec 2016
Awesome trip as usual. Outstand food and service!
Travel Advisor: Valerie Rooney
By: JEAN B.
Reviewed on: 17 Jan 2017
THIS WAS OUR TENTH TRIP ON OCEANIA. WE HAVE TRIED OTHER CRUISE LINES, BUT ALWAYS RETURN TO OCEANIA. WE PREFER THE SMALL SIZE SHIP AND THE ATTENTIVE STAFF AS WELL AS THE BETTER FOOD AND CHOICES OF DINING VENUES. IT IS A FRIENDLY AND EAGER TO PLEASE CRUISE LINE AND WE HOPE TO CONTINUE TO SAIL WITH OCIEANIA IN THE FUTURE. I WAS EXTREMELY IMPRESSED THIS TRIP BY OCEANIA'S ATTENTION TO SANITATION AND THE HEALTH ISSUES OF GUESTS WITH MANY AVAILABLE SANITATION STATIONS AND URGING TO WASH HANDS. ONE AREA WHERE WE NOTICED SOME CHANGE SINCE THEY HAVE BEEN COMBINED WITH NCL, IS THAT THE FOOD QUALITY CAN VARY SOMETIMES VERY GOOD AND OTHER TIMES, LESS THAN WHAT WE HAVE COME TO EXPECT FROM OCEANIA. ALSO, THEY ARE NOW CUTTING UP THE FOOD INTO TOO SMALL PLATES....THERE MAY BE MANY CHOICES, BUT THE PRESENTATION IS RATHER UNAPPEALING AND TOO SAUCED. THEY ALWAYS HAD QUALITY, DIRECT FOOD OFFERINGS RATHER THAN THESE BITS AND PIECES. WE DO NOT THINK THIS IS AN ENHANCEMENT.
Travel Advisor: Deborah Brye
What a great time!
By: Kevin and Susan
Reviewed on: 15 Jan 2017
This was our second cruise with Oceania and the Regatta. We can't imagine a better experience. Great food, wonderful crew, and interesting fellow passengers. We really appreciated how friendly and helpful the crew was. We love the way everything on board except liquor and crew gratuities were included. We had a package that included free internet and shore excursions. Packages such as these are often available. No extra charge for specialty restaurants or the coffee bar. We've already booked another cruise with Oceania!
Regatta - Baja and the Riviera
Reviewed on: 30 Jan 2017
Well-served, well provided.
Travel Advisor: Connie Frenzel
Cruising is the best!
By: Happy travellers
Reviewed on: 23 Jan 2017
Oceania cruises is our favourite cruise line. We love the size of the Regatta as it holds 675 or so passengers. This makes it easy on & off at the ports. The boarding process was easy and organized & a lovely buffet ready while the cabins were being prepared. The food was exceptional, the staff went above & beyond to please. Oceania appreciates its returning guests & rewards them well. Oceania offers an elegant afternoon tea that I have never seen on any other cruise line. Wate and ice were always in our room and a bar fridge with soda was well stocked with the variety requested. Water was free and available at the gangway every time we went ashore. The variety of shows was good with some great talent. On this particular cruise, we had a wonderful cruise director that kept us entertained & informed always. We had lots of laughs and met some great people. There were a few families onboard but I feel the Regatta is enjoyed more by the 35 & over age due to the size.
Amazon Explore on Regatta
Reviewed on: 06 Mar 2017
The ship is smaller than others I've been on (680 passengers). I felt the cabin was quite small and bathroom adequate. The food and public spaces were excellent. We had several sea days but we were kept busy and entertained. I felt 8 days was a little too long in the Amazon but possibly the strong currents made that necessary. Many of the passengers were quite elderly which made the cruise less spirited. I wish we had more time in Rio. During Carnavale it would have been nice to see Rio in a more organized way.
Travel Advisor: Suzan Von Lengerke
Our Cruise Ship
Reviewed on: 26 Apr 2017
We enjoy traveling on Oceania Cruise Ships. The captain was outstanding, he kept the passengers informed at all times. The crew was friendly and helpful. The food and service were good.
Travel Advisor: Betsy Domoto
Reviewed on: 07 Apr 2017
The Regatta is a beautiful ship, but the stateroom is very cramped, especially the bathroom. There was some medical problems among crew and passengers and many were quarantined, making things a little less comfortable for the rest of us.
Travel Advisor: Sandra Keeso-Hall
Not your usual Oceania cruise
By: CT traveler
Reviewed on: 20 Apr 2017
To quote Dickens, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times". OK, maybe not the worst, but it did start off poorly: We were in a concierge suite which gives priority boarding and luggage delivery to the stateroom. We were not informed by Oceania that the ship had been placed on Code Red, level 3 medical precautions prior to arriving at our departure port due to numerous cases of gastroenteritis on the prior sailing. As a result they spent hours disinfecting the ship after the previous guests departed. We were told that our noon embarkation would be delayed to 1 pm. We actually got on the ship at 3:30pm and finally saw our luggage at around 8pm. The normal range of activities were greatly curtailed and anything that could be handled by many people was unavailable, e.g. no library books, golf clubs, bingo cards, no salt, pepper, butter on the tables, everything in the buffet was dished up by crew wearing latex gloves. Despite this the cruise was great; not a 10, OK maybe an 8.
Travel Advisor: Vivian Leonard
Reviewed on: 24 Apr 2017
The staff on the Regatta could not have been any better! The ship, however, was on Code Red, Level 2 when we boarded and that went on for about 11 of our 16 days. Having cruised many times before, we definitely noticed the difference that this made on our cruise. The main reason we would not recommend this ship is because it is just a little too small with only 2 specialty restaurants. We love the Marina and Riveria with the 4 specialty restaurants and just a little more going on. Just a personal preference.
Cruise to Bermuda
Reviewed on: 05 May 2017
The Regatta is a smaller ship and the passengers and crew have chance to get more acquainted with each other. The service seems more personal and we enjoyed it. Having said that the smaller boats lack conceriege lounge, art room, and the Gym was not as nice as the larger ships. Regatta is beginning to show her age within the Oceania fleet. However the crew could not have been any better. I think that the speciality restaurants (Polo & Tosconia) need to change and update their menu's, pretty much the same when we sailed with them 5 years ago.
nothing to complain about
Reviewed on: 17 May 2017
Drink prices high considering ship owner/operator purchases on a duty free basis. Service generally very good, food excellent,
Constant Attention To Detail
Reviewed on: 01 Jun 2017
From initial boarding to disembarkation after 27 days, the Captain and the entire staff of Regatta constantly sought to offer the best in service, satisfaction and enjoyment. The organization of activities and and varied entertainment in every aspect of being at sea was so appreciated. I particularly enjoyed the addition of Sonia Selbie to the entertainment in the Regatta Lounge. Great voice and spirit! Also on board was jeweler Q Evon. Aside from presenting her own line of gems in brilliant settings, she offered two jewelry making classes which were fabulous and well attended. All participants wore their creations......no charges for materials. Two very nice extra treats aboard. Thank you Oceania.
review - Vickie May -
Reviewed on: 09 Jun 2017
The food and staff was great
Reviewed on: 14 Jun 2017
Oceania is my favorite Cruise line. The Regatta was smaller than what I have traveled before, but was perfect for the type trip we had planned. We were celebrating my mother inlaws 85th birthday, and her brothers as well. Everyone on the ship was very pleasant and helpful. The food as usual was amazing.
By: Sioux City Sue
Reviewed on: 16 Jun 2017
Wonderful food! Wonderful services! No complaints at all about this cruise line!
Reviewed on: 26 Jun 2017
We loved the Regatta, one of Oceania's smaller ships. The 10 day cruise to Alaska was wonderful. We stayed in a beautiful pent house room. The food was amazing and staff on board were friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our excursions and the entire cruise destinations.
Sailing to Alaska
Reviewed on: 28 Jul 2017
Beautiful cruise...vey relaxing! Food was superb! The Terrace Cafe buffet was great...wonderful selection ! The Grand dining room was the best..loved the food. The waitstaff and stewards on the ship were so courteous ..never been called madam so much ..they work so hard. Best cruise ever..first time on Oceania...highly recommend.
Alaska and Regatta
Reviewed on: 08 Aug 2017
Going to Alaska on a smaller ship is the only way to go - and Oceania is a terrific cruise line to use.
By: mike v
Reviewed on: 07 Aug 2017
great time very professional ... great ship, could not do enough for you
Travel Advisor: Beth Jenkins Washington
By: Black Cloud
Reviewed on: 14 Aug 2017
Outstanding in every way: food, crew, cleanliness and beauty of the ship itself
Loved the Alaskan Cruise
Reviewed on: 22 Aug 2017
The ship was beautiful, comfortable, and the crew was accommodating. I was not impressed with the food or the excursions but thoroughly enjoyed the handcrafted coffees.
Seattle to Seattle - Alaskan cruise
Reviewed on: 20 Aug 2017
This was our 5th cruise to Alaska (we live in Seattle), but our first on Oceania. We enjoyed the smaller ship which offered exceptional meals and service. The cabin felt a bit smaller than the Celebrity cabins that we are used to, but they measure the same. The bathrooms are smaller and the showers, tiny. There is, however, plenty of storage space. The atmosphere on board was friendly, unrushed, and comfortable throughout the ship. The entertainers were very talented. Loved the string quartet. No lavish production shows, but we were well entertained each night. The only real drawback is the Regatta lounge. If you don't get a seat early (about 1/2 hours before show time) you won't get a seat that will allow you to see the dance floor. Not a problem with the standup comedian, but a real disappointment if you want to see the dancers. Overall, loved their emphasis on sanitation from the complimentary spray antibacterial soap to the shoe mat wash before coming aboard. Thank you Oceania!
Travel Advisor: Toni Lanfrank
Reviewed on: 03 Sep 2017
All the ships are lovely, as are the members of the staff and crew. This cruise line never disappoints.
Travel Advisor: David Helfrich
Oceania - Regatta
Reviewed on: 22 Sep 2017
A very nice ship. We liked it because it was small and we never felt crowded. The B stateroom was very nice and the staff was wonderful. Food was excellent although on the last night my husband's porterhouse steak was very tough and hard to eat. Beverage package was excellent. Dr. Dave was very informative and we enjoyed the evening entertainment.
Travel Advisor: Brenda Ostlund
Trip of Dreams
Reviewed on: 04 Oct 2017
We had a butler that did things like polishing my husband's shoes without our even asking. He also planned a dinner in our room as a special treat with food from the top specialty restaurant--Pinnacle Grill. There are no long lines on this ship as it is small and we loved the more intimate feel and no big crowds even in the evening shows. Our room was quiet and no major problems like noise or plumbing leaks that we have encountered on other ships. Their massages are fantastic and the swimming pool is warm and heated like a bathtub. Great!!
AGE YES AND NO
Reviewed on: 30 Oct 2017
Depends on the persons age. If the person is older in nature. I would definitely recommend this cruise. If the person is younger in nature. I don't think I would. Mainly because there is not much to do when you're on board the ship.
Travel Advisor: Sally Shekane VCTA
Reviewed on: 11 Nov 2017
Generally smooth with one day of rough seas. Would not recommend this size ship for trans Atlantic or Pacific travel. Food & wine were outstanding.
Travel Advisor: Amy Vogel
South Seas Cruise
Reviewed on: 28 Nov 2017
poor - ship experienced a propulsion failure approximately 10 miles from Honolulu with a subsequent delay of 3 days. This resulted in the itinerary being shortened with a number of stops eliminated which was very disappointing. The major criticism with the cruise line is that they did not keep the passengers informed as to what was happening and what the cause of the failure was. Offer of compensation was very limited. Outside of the above, the cruise had too many sea days. Also found the Marina to be a better size and good proportions.
Reviewed on: 27 Nov 2017
Oceania failed to deliver on all fronts during this cruise. We picked this itinerary because it called on ports in Hawaii and in French Polynesia. The Regatta broke down after Honolulu our first stop and had to be towed back to port for three days of repairs. This necessitated the ports we stopped at be cut by half. We missed the rest of the Hawaii altogether and one island in French Polynesia. There were too many days at sea as a result. We understand mechanical problems can happen however this long stopover ruined our cruise. The flight home arranged by Oceania was late therefore all connections were missed. We were notified this would happen the night before departure. No sleep was had. The compensation for all of the inconvenience was inadequate and after this experience we will never collect it. So sad.
Not quite 5 Star
Reviewed on: 17 Dec 2017
Although the food and bedding is 5 Star, most of the entertainment is not up to par with a similar cruise line such as Asamara. The young entertainers were not used efficiently. They wanted to perform more, so feature them. They probably cost less than the people brought on board. Cruise Director, Julie, on Regatta was superb! AC was COLD! Make the cruise all-inclusive like Azamara. $800. Credit sounds good but one keeps checking to see how much is left. Excursions were over-priced. I was told that because I booked all my flights through a Oceania I would get taken from the airport to the ship, so when we arrived at midnight we couldn’t find any representatives from the ship to let us know that we needed to get a taxi. After exiting the taxi, we did not know which direction to go to get to the ship. When we arrived at security they did not have our names.
Reviewed on: 31 Jan 2018
3 cruise on Regatta all is good
New Zealand, Australia & Bali
Reviewed on: 07 Mar 2018
Very enjoyable and relaxing. Cuisine is outstanding. Perfect size ship.
Coral Sea Crossing
By: Mike and Cilla
Reviewed on: 24 Mar 2018
Very good. We really enjoyed the time we spent on the ship.
By: V&M Arizona
Reviewed on: 14 Apr 2018
Great time, many activites
Travel Advisor: Noemie Cornelius
A cruise full of mishaps
Reviewed on: 29 Apr 2018
This cruise was full of mishaps. It started with 3 days of norovirus protocol which meant slow service, exhausted waiters, closed laundry, library and casino. Next, a medical emergency caused the ship to turn back to Hawaii. We lost 2 days, missed 2 ports completely and had 2 others cut short. While none of this was anyone’s fault the result was a shortened itinerary without some of our most desirable ports. Also communication of events was lacking. So far Oceania’s only response was a happy hour. The ship is old and while it looks nice, the showers are very small and the theater needs to be reworked. The positive is the food was very good, the service after the norovirus had past was extremely good, the cruise director was excellent and the passengers the nicest group of people.
Panama Canal trip
Reviewed on: 28 Apr 2018
More sea days than expected due to a medical situation. Loss of two ports
review your cruise ship
Reviewed on: 02 May 2018
Excellant!!! You felt very relaxed and the crew worked hard to meet your every need.
Travel Advisor: Julie Smothers CTA
Reviewed on: 14 Jun 2018
Travel Advisor: Marilyn Bennett
Great experience in all aspects
Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2018
Super staff. These folks do a great job making your time on the ship fun, relaxing and comfortable.
Travel Advisor: Christine Van Vorst
Alaskan Trip Junme 2018
By: Claire Altman
Reviewed on: 22 Jun 2018
Love the Regatta with the exception of the very small bathrooms. Imagine they are larger in the more expensive staterooms. We sail concierge level. Staff extremely helpful and friendly. Food DELICIOUS. Also appreciate the Spa menus on dinning room menus. Helpful and delicious.
Alaska by Sea
Reviewed on: 02 Jul 2018
It was all wonderful. Great staff and crew.
Travel Advisor: Eve Kilpatrick
Reviewed on: 27 Jun 2018
Booking at the last minute we did not have a balcony. The state room was a little claustrophobic compared to the Marina, which has a little bit more room. The closed A/C heating system was hard on your sinuses, if you have any pulmonary problems. We always get higher grade rooms.....good to remember. Food was alright. Fish over cooked in the Terrace. Fish cooked perfectly in the main dining area. The two specialty restaurant were not as good as the main dining room. The comedian had the same old jokes he had on the Marina in the Med where we last traveled on Oceania. Three days at sea is too much for a 6 Day Cruise.
Reviewed on: 05 Jul 2018
Crew/staff were terrific.
Smaller ship with great service and fantastic food!
Reviewed on: 13 Jul 2018
We had a great Alaskan Cruise on Regatta. The food was fabulous, especially the specialty restaurants Polo and Toscana. Since the ship was small enough we were able to get to within less than a mile of Dawes Glacier.
Travel Advisor: Amal Mulhem
Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2018
I always love Oceania. My kind of cruising.
Travel Advisor: Judy Kotkin
Reviewed on: 17 Aug 2018
Excellent service, food & attention to detail, good Entertainment
Travel Advisor: Kim Schneider
Regatta Alaska 2018
Reviewed on: 09 Aug 2018
It was a lovely ship with old world charm. Enjoyed the decor on board. Enjoyed having s cabin at the front of the ship. The TV channel view for inside cabins was the same as our actual view. Food was great & staff extremely courteous & friendly. Wish I had taken my own pillow though. Met nice people on board. Had great weather except foggy at sea. So many people 70+ doing a bucket list check off it felt like being in a retirement home at sea.
Travel Advisor: Janet Krebs
Reviewed on: 09 Aug 2018
Very good as the excellent service in cruises is.....the ship needs work
Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2018
excellent in all respects: physical space, amenities, service and food/beverage
Travel Advisor: Deborah Barth
I didn't think I'd like cruises.
Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2018
Regatta changed my mind about cruising. It was relaxing. There were never crowds to wrestle with. Food was great. Staff was friendly.
A Pleasant Surprise.
Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2018
Fun, relaxing. I was worried about sea sickness. I never experienced it, although we had perfect weather. Staff and other passengers came across as genuinely friendly. I preferred main dining room over buffet or specialty restaurants. Food was good everywhere, with normal not ridiculously oversized portions.
Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2018
Great size ship for us. Do not like large ships and the Oceania ships are just the right size for cruising.
Travel Advisor: Nikki Miner
Reviewed on: 30 Aug 2018
As a 4th time passenger on Regatta, I have enjoyed the dining experiences and the high quality of its staff. I think however, the staterooms need refurbishing.
Travel Advisor: Nathalie Liu
Regatta Alaska Cruise
By: Bob Shaff
Reviewed on: 06 Sep 2018
Great food, excellent but expensive excursions, and OK entertainment. The cruise itinerary was outstanding, visiting all that Alaska has to offer. One very big disappointment was the 3-day pre-cruise land excursion to Denali National Park. We had an excellent tour director, but the tour itself was very overpriced, and the sequence and duration of bus and airline travel to get to Denali was very poor. Don't book this as advertised. Use another vendor, and then take the Oceanea Cruise.
Travel Advisor: Dan Twomey
Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2018
I haven’t stopped bragging about our cruise since we got home. We are not “cruisers” so it was out of our norm to sign up for the Alaska Inside Passage cruise. We also signed up for four excursions. We liked being on a smaller ship and having two specialty restaurants was just enough for variety. The food was spectacular! The mattress = heavenly. Service = very personalized. It was a trip of a lifetime.
Travel Advisor: Kathy Sharp
Regatte the small one!
Reviewed on: 23 Sep 2018
Lots of nice and friendly people as well as the staff.
Travel Advisor: Cindy Bown
Reviewed on: 21 Sep 2018
Oceania was a top notch experience. We would definitely recommend this cruise line to friends
Travel Advisor: Marla McCandless
Reviewed on: 25 Sep 2018
The cabin was too small for two people. We couldn't pass each other at the end of the beds. Service in the dining room was frequently surly and hurried, particularly when being seated. The chairs were regularly pushed in prematurely while a napkin was stuffed into our laps while a large menu arrived--all at once. Land trips were well managed. Daily room service was excellent food choice was luxurious, but there was a deplorable waste by the size of servings, bread trays left on the table despite our refusal when queried about wanting bread.
Reviewed on: 01 Oct 2018
The rooms are very small making it more challenging than expected. Service, however, was excellent, as was the food in the Grand Dining Room. The two specialty restaurants were disappointing.
Not happy with Regatta
Reviewed on: 04 Oct 2018
We love Oceania, as this was our #6 cruise with them. I must say, Regatta has been our least favorite ship. It desperately needs to be re-done. There were so many sick people onboard, I think the poor air re-circulation was part of the problem. I managed to come home with pneumonia, and I don't touch anything, wash constantly and pretty much stay away from anyone that appears ill. So many things were in ill repair, the ship was not up to Oceania standards. The staff, however, was totally awesome, truly Oceania wonderful!!!
Reviewed on: 03 Oct 2018
A very good cruise line, but not quite up to the level of service and food quality we were expecting, Find their prices for tours etc high, and ships a little dated. All staff provided excellent service, especially front line workers. After ship refurbishments will consider them again. Specialty restaurants were excellent. Wine and liquor prices a little high. Itinerary, and destinations were very good, glad to be able to say I have been there.
Travel Advisor: Lynn Miller
Reviewed on: 04 Oct 2018
It was a wonderful/unforgettable cruise. The workers are excellent in all aspects. The food is delicious. The only thing I did not like was the internet offered. It was not good at all.
Alaska and Rocky Mountaineer
Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2018
We had an excellent time on board Regatta, which was not our first time. We thoroughly recommend Oceania Cruises.
Travel Advisor: Lesley Buck
Reviewed on: 22 Oct 2018
My time aboard the Regatta was similar if not better than being treated like a Royal Prince would be treated. One only has to go on a Regatta cruise once to fall in love with such a way of being fed and pampered. Never mind the great places to which the ship sails.
Travel Advisor: Barbara Trotter
Trip with Regatta
Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2018
Oceania is a very well run cruise company, and the service on board was excellent. However, I am not sure that we would sail on board the "Regatta" again, since the ship broke down, lost all power, when we were just south of 60 degrees north. Fortunately the sea was calm and the wind very light, and after drifting for two hours, the crew managed to restore the power, and there were no further problems on the voyage. This was disconcerting as we had learned that the "Regatta" was broken down for five days on a cruise during 2017. At 60 degrees north we were quite a long way from the nearest tug.
We have been on better lines.
Reviewed on: 21 Oct 2018
1. Loud noises in the middle of the night that shook our suite. Nobody could tell us why the noises/shaking went on for several hours. 2. Lousy wifi. Had to sign in each day, and could use only one electronic item at a time. (we had 2 iPhones and an iPad). 3. Poor lighting in the living room of our suite; hard to read a book or magazine after dark. 4. Had only two good entertainers after dinner--a comedian and ventriloquist. 5. Long hall floor to our suite was uneven; had holes or other problems that gave us reason to hang onto the handrails. 6. Food was good but certainly not outstanding; seems like menu was repetitious in the main dining room. Buffet was better. 7. Shore excursion transportation minimal. One was an old school bus for elementary students (limited leg room). Another apparently had problems defogging windows so we could see out. And one trip had the temp set at 40 degrees! 8. We didn't go to Juneau; they said it was too windy! 9. see next page in email.
Reviewed on: 18 Oct 2018
We were able to secure the Owners Suite and it was a great experience for the eleven days. Beautiful cruise with cool temps but we're lucky with sunny days. The ship did a good job with entertainment and service. Meals and food were first class.
Travel Advisor: Tracy Lynch
Reviewed on: 03 Nov 2018
excellent trip great crew
Travel Advisor: Paige MacDonald
Reviewed on: 11 Dec 2018
Excellent as always
Travel Advisor: Sharon Johnson
Reviewed on: 19 Dec 2018
Food was excellent in every dining venue. Service was the best we’ve ever experienced on a cruise. Entertainment could/should have been much better. Room was small, clean but adequate. Older clientele.
Travel Advisor: Lauri Walters
Reviewed on: 18 Dec 2018
Everything met expectations.
Reviewed on: 18 Dec 2018
Good trip, actually a back-to-back.
Buffet servers didn’t understand English or hand signing enough.
Reviewed on: 29 Dec 2018
Very nice with plenty of activities to do. Acupuncture treatments at home really helped with no motion sickness. Suite care was wonderful.
Travel Advisor: Leigh Sullivan
Reviewed on: 23 Dec 2018
Just the right size ship.The staff was outstanding.Food was everything you could want and more.Will be back again.
Travel Advisor: Karen Scott
Reviewed on: 30 Jan 2019
The employees on the ship are extremely helpful and pleasant to deal with. Always have a smile and are very efficient. The food is very good in all the venues. I cannot believe that they remember our names and what we like after a day or two. Would sail Oceania again.
Travel Advisor: Aline Coleman
Doesn't live up to the reputation
Reviewed on: 29 Jan 2019
First, the good: My suite attendant and butler were excellent! Now the rest: Ship was "old and tired" (as were most of the passengers). Front desk staff and Excursion staff while pleasant, were unable to resolve issues without contacting the home office in Miami. Very little activities on board and sub-par entertainment quality. Food ran the gamut from OK to very good, but was inconsistent. Excursions were expensive, not very diverse and sold out quickly, not leaving many options. The captain's daily drone always had a negative tone.
Reviewed on: 02 Feb 2019
Oceania was a great disappointment. They don't like to tender, so we missed the port for which we took the trip, gave us instead four consecutive sea days, no alternate port. We did not fly half way around world ( to Australia) to have sea days. Crew was great, but staff and officers gave the impression that it was a real bother having passengers aboard. Challenged anything we said -- the customer is always wrong attitude. Food was good most of the time, however spotty. In over 300 days of cruising, first time we had inedible food served to us. (Fish you could not cut with a fish knife). Lecturers were fabulous. Too bad rest of staff was not. Promise all kinds of things if you pay for Concierge level cabin. There is no concierge. Free laundry means clean but wrinkled -- they don't press anything. Beware. We felt that Oceania was good on promises, poor on delivery. Written request for meeting with management on day 3 went ignored for balance of 19 day trip.
Reviewed on: 07 Feb 2019
Met my expectations. Had a good experience on board, food and activities.
Travel Advisor: Carol Terhune
By: Carol Menasco
Reviewed on: 08 Feb 2019
owner's suite was very nice. crew friendly and helpful. Cruising the Tasman Sea was extremely bumpy, My first time ever experiencing sea sickness
Travel Advisor: Ilona Kupec
Reviewed on: 02 Mar 2019
Out 3rd time on this ship, cant wait for refurbish, looks great!
Travel Advisor: September Holstad
Butler service onboard Regatta
By: Connie & John
Reviewed on: 23 Feb 2019
Our Butler, Rony, was beyond great. He did a great job while I was healing from a cold. He was not invasive, but always available. Thanks!
Travel Advisor: Chris Chrystal
Reviewed on: 20 Feb 2019
very good, excellent staff.
Oceania Cruises Are Terrific!
Reviewed on: 21 Feb 2019
This is the second Oceania cruise that we’ve taken. Both times have been terrific. I’d say Marina is much newer and has more specialty restaurants, which is a definite bonus. However, the staff and food at the specialty restaurants was fabulous. The food at the main dining room was good but not exceptional. We dined at Polo and Toscana as many times as possible. Polo was great but Toscana was outstanding. My husband and I are foodies, so excellent food and staff are very important to us. The staff on Oceania were terrific regardless of at which restaurant we dined, but the food at Toscana was delightful. Wine stewards were wonderful, our cabin steward was fabulous, etc. We hope to go on another Oceania cruise in the near future.
Travel Advisor: Tessie Young
Reviewed on: 18 Mar 2019
Good. We have sailed with Oceania many times. Excellent service and staff!
Travel Advisor: Alexandra Tucker
Reviewed on: 07 Apr 2019
Great people, food and service
Reviewed on: 06 Apr 2019
Standard Have had better Oceania cruises This was Regatta
Travel Advisor: JoAnne Patterson