Perfect Ship for Mature Cruisers: Regatta Cruise Review by markam

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markam
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Perfect Ship for Mature Cruisers

Sail Date: July 2016
Destination: Alaska
Embarkation: Seattle
We have been on only two ocean cruise (but 5 river cruises) and both on the Regatta. I imagine there are better ships out there (i.e. Regent level) that could be worth all 5 stars but for our tastes, the Regatta is just fine and would have no qualms about sailing on her again.

If necessary, some easy ways to save would be to make your own transfer, airfare, trip insurance and some excursion arrangements.

Our cruise was overbooked and we, along with many fellow passengers were offered generous compensation to reschedule.

While there were planned activities available for young people, this line is doesn't focus on that segment of cruisers so there were few on board. Average age seems to be 60-ish.

Food was generally excellent in any of the dining venues. There is a formal main dining room, two specialty dining rooms (steak and Italian) with slightly better atmosphere + a nice buffet (excellent ocean views). You are given the choice either to sit by More yourself or meet new friends by sharing a table.

ALL staff was very courteous and friendly.

Wines and excursions were a bit more expensive than I think necessary but quality was always very good.

A high point for us was afternoon tea in the 10th level fore lounge and watching the scenery in style. Sitting right in front of their string quartet was another treat.

Showroom entertainment was perfect for our mature age level. 2 superlative entertainers and all others just fine.

Very smooth operating procedures - they seem to have all the details covered. Less


Published 08/09/16
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Cabin review: A37103 Concierge Level Veranda Stateroom

We were on an Alaska cruise in a 7th deck concierge level veranda cabin but if we had to do it all over again we would choose an ocean view to save a few bucks since the weather was often too cool to use the veranda much. On our previous Caribbean Regatta cruise the veranda was very nice to have. While compact, our room hand adequate storage and was always kept perfectly clean stocked plenty of towels etc. Quiet and convenient enough. Rooms located between the fore and aft elevators might have been a little more convenient. Bed was very comfortable but the couch would have been easier to use for older folks if higher. It was nice to have access to hot, room service breakfasts and other Concierge level benefits.

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Port and Shore Excursions


Trekking

A bit more rigorous a hike than I planned up the mountain but with good scenery and glacier views. Excellent guide.

Kayaking

Knowledgeable guide. Equipment in excellent condition. Scenic area with good wildlife. Southeast Exposure Kayak Tours and Rentals.

Went to Chihuly museum and Space Needle in the morning while waiting to board. Very nice.
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Sea Otter and Wildlife Quest

VERY informative, friendly and capable captain. Think his name was Sonny. Boat was very clean, comfortable and safe. Say many whales and a few otters.

Scenic Drive

Informative driver and saw about all there was to see. Nice scenery but probably should have taken the train tour.

Butchart Gardens

Beautiful but stay at gardens was WAY too brief. Could have stayed at least another hour - especially since we had plenty of time before dinner and departure.

Nice, homey town that has few tourist areas yet but we really liked walking around to see a bit more realistic area. No jewelry stores in sight. Very informative local museum and gift shop.

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