9 Buenos Aires Oceania Regatta Cruise Reviews

Having cruised with Oceania before for a total of 63 days on two cruises, we knew what to expect. Small cabins (even the conceriage cabins have only 165 sq ft of living area) and a buffet that is overcrowded probably half the time. ... Read More
Having cruised with Oceania before for a total of 63 days on two cruises, we knew what to expect. Small cabins (even the conceriage cabins have only 165 sq ft of living area) and a buffet that is overcrowded probably half the time. That said, we got a really good deal on this cruise (free shore excursions, free gratuities, free WIFI, free drink package) so went ahead and booked. First off, we noticed that our room never cooled off. We finally removed the duvet from the bad and slept under the sheet only. After two days, we asked if something could be done. After climbing up in the ceiling, the crew said everything should be OK. Well, then we had to start wearing our jackets in the cabin because it was so cold. Back to reception to ask for the second time if anything could be done. They came back, and the cabin was still warm, but not as hot as it had been previously. We just left the thermostat at its lowest setting, and that way we were able to sleep at night under two light blankets. We started eating most lunch and dinners in the dining room, as the buffet was so overcrowded. The biggest problem was for three or possibly four days they closed the dining room during lunch. Three or four excursion buses arrived back at the ship all at the same time, so you had probably 100 or more people all trying to get into the buffet at the same time. This was even worse than usual, as no one was leaving the buffet and everyone was trying to get into the buffet. Even on a good day you often had to watch when someone was leaving their table, and sit down at the vacant table before it is even set-up for the next person. I think the buffet is really inadequate for the number of passengers this ship carries. Especially if the outside deck is closed due to poor weather Who knows who made the decision to close the dining room for some lunches. Poor planning. Their soups were average at best. We had one supposed cream of cauliflower soup that tasted like watered down chicken broth with flour in it. Neither of us ate it, and I love creamed soups. They claim to have the "best cruisine at sea". Well you can claim anything, it doesn't make it so. The rest of the food was just average in my opinion, though the meats were good. Then were were the three passengers that came down with norovirus (fancy name for what we used to call the stomach flu). No one else got that, but then cases of influenza started popping up. We heard reports of 45 total among guests and crew. When everyone heard what the doctor was charging (anywhere from $500 to $1500 for a visit, including medication), people quit going to the doctor, so we had no more cases. At least ones that were reported. They also locked you in your cabin until they felt you were not contagious anymore. But, as the crew was also sick, the level of service seriously deteriorated. There went the 24 hour self-service coffee and pastries in the morning. They do not let you serve yourself at any time in the buffet (we have been on Seaborne and Silversea, both ultra-luxury cruise lines and they let you serve yourself, so I don't know why Oceania feels it is more "upscale" to have them serve you). One day there were only two people to work one whole side of the buffet. Also, service in the dining room slowed down. It is not their fault the crew got sick, but they should have contingenciency plans drawn up. Ones that WORK. Lastly, on the day of embarcation, we had to leave our cabin at 6:45 AM so they could decontaminate them. So we had no access to our own bathrooms. But then they started decontaminating the public bathrooms! So they were also unavailable. There was a liine of probably eight women outside the one operating bathroom on deck nine. Again, poor planning. I doubt if we will go with Oceania again. They made a lot of poor choices on this cruise, not about people being sick, but the way they thoughtlessly inconvenienced the passengers. Oh, and we made our own airline reservations, which ended up costing us $50 more per person than their reservations. We paid the variance charge, but Oceania still would not let us choose our own flights. Instead of going from Portland to Houston to Buenos Aires, as we did on the way down, they wanted us to route us PDX, SFO, Lima and then Buenos Aires. Making a totally unnecessary stop and a longer flight. The man who gave the lectures was actually a dentist, so don't know what makes him an expert on South American history. My husband seemed to like his lectures, though. I tend to sleep through lectures, so have started skipping them unless its something I'm particularly interested in, and I think I can stay awake. Usually there was only one lecture a day, and it would have been nice to have an afternoon lecture. We go to bed around 10:00 or so, so didn't attend the evening entertainment. The piano player in Martinis was good - sort of Casablanca style. We did hear the entertainers do an on-deck performance, and thought they were just average. About what youd expect for a small ship like this. On the plus side, the bartenders were attentive and remembered your name and your "regular" drink if you had one. Housekeeping was good, though my husband gets upset because they "touch his stuff" on the desk top. But their just trying to do their job. Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
We looked forward to this South American cruise for a long time. Except for missing two ports due to wind and waves, it was a wonderful trip. Regatta is a lovely small ship. The staff was friendly and helpful. The food was really good, ... Read More
We looked forward to this South American cruise for a long time. Except for missing two ports due to wind and waves, it was a wonderful trip. Regatta is a lovely small ship. The staff was friendly and helpful. The food was really good, even the food at the buffet. Unfortunately, some passengers and crew came down with influenza. There were repeated requests for everyone to wash their hands and use the alcohol gels throughout the ship. The incidents of flu continued so we went to a level 2 red situation where we could not have anything on our dining tables, use of equipment in the gym was limited and activities were curtailed. The crew worked night and day to clean everything. By the end of the cruise no new cases were added. Our penthouse suite was lovely. The stewards were great. We had a butler, Raj, who did anything we needed. The staff entertainers were very talented and worked hard to entertain us all. They even worked throughout the day helping with activities, while they took place. Corey, the Cruise Director, was lots of fun and kept us updated throughout the day about activities. He led the daily trivia games which were a blast. Go Seaworthy! The captain was great and we all felt he worked hard to give us the best experiences we could have. We had a wonderful lecturer, Dr. Don Klein, who really made the trip more educational and enjoyable. We loved Oceania so much we booked another trip in 2018. Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
We booked this cruise with very high expectations, given Oceania's reputation as a "step above" the other cruise lines and the price point. Unfortunately, this cruise was a disappointment; almost from day one. I hope other ... Read More
We booked this cruise with very high expectations, given Oceania's reputation as a "step above" the other cruise lines and the price point. Unfortunately, this cruise was a disappointment; almost from day one. I hope other potential customers will learn from my experience and read all the reviews BEFORE booking a cruise on the Regatta. I'd like to start with a positive note: the food was very good, particularly in the two specialty restaurants. The service was excellent in the two specialty restaurants. My praise ends there. The lack of service on the cruise, from the restaurant staff, the cruise director, and destination services was a disappointing surprise. For example, it was more common than not, that we would have to chase down a server just to get a glass of water or a cup or coffee (or a refill) in the Terrace Buffet or the Main Dining Room. And forget getting a second glass of wine in the main dining room (we had a beverage package)! Unlike previous cruises we'd been on, service was perfunctory and most of the staff members we encountered were not friendly. An exception was Marsha, our cabin steward, who was terrific! Our cabin, on the concierge veranda level (7th floor) was badly in need of refurbishment! Again; quite a disappointment after expecting something better from Oceania. The Cruise Director was mostly AWOL. I don't think we saw him until almost the last day of the cruise. This contrasts markedly from our other ocean cruises - where the cruise directors are on tv all on the time (!!!) - and from our river cruises where they seem to have a larger role. Another shout-out to Nick, cruise director extraordinaire on the Viking Idi! Unlike other cruises, there were no daily port briefings, and quite a few of the days, there were no maps or representatives on board to help us figure out what to do in port. What made it worse was that many of the ports had almost nothing to do. Other reviewers have commented on this; had I done my "due diligence" before I booked, I would have seen that. The staff in Destination Services were very unfriendly, bordering on rude. Another big "minus" was beyond Oceania's control. On the sailing just before ours, there was a major G-I outbreak. As a result, we were delayed in embarking, so all the cabins could be fumigated, and many cruise amenities were curtailed/discontinued for our entire cruise. For example, all the books were removed from the library and the self-service laundry was closed the entire cruise! And nothing was self-service in the dining areas; to include putting our own salt, pepper, or condiments on our food! Since the Terrace Buffet was full service, breakfasts and lunches were downright chaotic with passengers trying to get waited on in a space that was too small. I've enjoyed the buffet restaurant on the Regatta's sister ships, the Pacific Princess and the Azamara Journey and Quest, where guests select their own food. Since Oceania wants to maintain "full service" on the buffet, they need to reconfigure the design. We had an unexpected extra sea day when we encountered very rough weather and our port call was cancelled. There were almost no activities on the ship during that day or the next day, which was a scheduled day at sea. Whoever heard of a cruise ship without any daily activities! Not even bingo!! B-o-r-I-n-g! One outstanding highlight of the cruise took place before the cruise; our pre-excursion to Iguazu Falls!!! It was fantastic. Our tour director, Hernann, was fantastic. It might have been the best part of the entire cruise. Similarly, we enjoyed our free time in Buenos Aires, although the hotel had seen "better days." Buenos Aires is a charming city! Read Less
Sail Date February 2016
We were quite disappointed with this cruise, as we have cruised Oceania a few times in the past and have always loved our stay on board. We joined the ship in Buenos Aires and sailed to Rio de Janeiro . To be fair, the ship had an ... Read More
We were quite disappointed with this cruise, as we have cruised Oceania a few times in the past and have always loved our stay on board. We joined the ship in Buenos Aires and sailed to Rio de Janeiro . To be fair, the ship had an outbreak of Noro Virus and the crew seemed to spend all their free time cleaning and sanitizing the ship, but unfortunately the virus lasted all cruise. We felt sorry for the crew having all this extra work, as they are all over-worked as it is. Needless to say this led to a very unhappy atmosphere on the ship. We are used to being made welcome with a smiling and friendly staff, but we felt unwelcome and just a nuisance. The front desk staff were the least friendly of any cruise we have been on, and when we had a query they made no attempt to get back to us and let us know the status of the issue. I requested a refund for the internet because we had been overcharged, and I showed them all the details, but they just ignored it. Fortunately there was not much money involved but it was just the principle of the thing. Food was excellent, as always, but the entertainment left a lot to be desired. We had the same two entertainers three times in the 12 days we were on board. They were good, but we all needed some variety. Two of the other entertainers were brought back twice! The singers and dancers for the other nights were delightful and a nice breath of fresh air. Some of the ports left a lot to be desired, but others, like Buzios in Brazil were a joy to visit. I do not like writing a negative review, and have never done so before, after 45 cruises, but I just do not feel Oceania is now up to the stand we had been used to. Read Less
Sail Date February 2016
We booked this cruise from Buenos Aires to Rio De Janeiro because we wanted to see these 2 cities, and to visit Brazil and of course to sail on Regatta again. We had had such a fantastic time on our previous cruise on board her. However ... Read More
We booked this cruise from Buenos Aires to Rio De Janeiro because we wanted to see these 2 cities, and to visit Brazil and of course to sail on Regatta again. We had had such a fantastic time on our previous cruise on board her. However this time we were sadly so disappointed. So much was not right. Embarkation in Buenos Aires was delayed for about 4 hours with little information and certainly no refreshments, not even a drop of water. We did hear later that some guests received emails about the delay and were even given on board credit as compensation but we certainly received neither. We were eventually told that the delay was due to a complete sanitisation of the ship as virus had broken out on the previous voyage. We later also discovered that the guests who were not leaving the ship in Buenos Aires were given a complimentary excursion with lunch but those joining the cruise there were ignored. On board ship we discovered the full extent of the infection through the written notifications delivered to our stateroom and announcements by the Captain. In addition life on board was seriously curtailed. The guest launderette was permanently closed although guests could have items laundered at separate prices for each item. Only later in the week was this switched to a bag of 20 items for a fixed price. Regatta has a wonderful library and although it was kept open the bookcases were locked shut and each had a warning notice displayed. It was even reported that some books were destroyed at the end of the previous cruise. I cannot understand how touching books or keeping the launderette open would increase the chance of spreading this sort of infection. Food hygiene was much more important so we were not allowed to serve ourselves in the buffet restaurant or at afternoon tea. Guests were not allowed to handle the salt and pepper shakers at all and there was always a staff member watching as guests entererd the restaurants to ensure that the hand sanitisers were used. The toilet doors in the public areas were wedged open also presumably to prevent guests from touching the handles. So these precautions were kept in place but still the infection continued. However there is one service which remained open throughout the cruise which could be the cause and that was the Casino. Every day guests and croupiers handled Dollar bills, they fingered cards and they passed chips back and forth across the tables. Other guests pressed the buttons on the slot machines. No-one was standing at the Casino disinfecting the surfaces and the chips. There were no notices pasted to the walls and tables. I believe this was one of the main ways in which the infection continued. Was Oceania irresponsible in this aspect or perhaps the Casino was kept open because it generated a healthy profit for company? Maybe I am being a bit too cynical, but many of the guests thought that was nearer the truth. There were so many other things which were not up to Oceania standard. We choose an Inside cabin because my wife does not like to see the movement of the sea. However it was very basic, worse than we remembered from our previous time on board. There was not much evidence around the ship of the refurbishment which had taken place but rather the opposite, with the ship looking tired in some places. While the food was really good the service in both the Grand Dining Room and the Terrace buffet was slow and patchy - until we complained and only then did it improve. Waiters and sommeliers were really slow at refilling glasses. In fact the service throughout the ship was poor to say the least. The senior officers were rarely visible, perhaps they were afraid of being lambasted by the guests. There was no Officer's Challenge and there was limited deck entertainment whatsoever. The whole entertainment provision was really poor. One act was on three times in twelve days. Another was on twice. On the night of the storm the show by the Violinist was cancelled but the Cruise Director arranged for it to be on at 3pm the following day. As most people had been stuck inside the ship for over 24 hours, many even staying in their cabin, I asked him if he could possibly put the show on out on deck. He refused, saying it was not possible. He was a really poor Cruise Director. He lacked imagination and initiative. He knew the guests were disgruntled but did nothing to generate extra interest and enjoyment amongst the passengers. He also lacked regular presence around the ship talking to the guests. The activities programmes was very limited indeed. As guests arrived back at the ship at each port there was no smiling crew member welcoming us back, with cold towels and a drink. Instead everyone was again made to cleanse their hands. While this was understandable in the circumstances it certainly did not generate goodwill or good customer service. There appeared to be a shortage of staff to offer general service to the guests in all areas but especially around the pool and the hotel manager admitted to me this was due to them being sent to other duties. As we approached Brazil we were informed that all purchases would have a 25% tax added. Guests were advised to order all their wine for dinner in advance and it would stored. I don't drink wine so I asked if I could pre-order ten bottles of beer but was told it would not be possible. Perhaps it was a case of there was not enough profit in a bottle of beer! My wife purchased a bag from the boutique on Deck 5 and the strap broke the first time she used it. She had great difficulty obtaining a refund and we had to take the matter right up to the Chief Purser before the money was credited to our account. We discussed the discontent and poor service felt by many passengers with both the Concierge and the Hotel Manager and they stated that they were aware of the issue amongst the guests and steps were being taken to redress the situation. A few days later it was announced that in view of the difficult circumstances on board there would be an Open Bar from 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm. While many of the passengers may have benefitted from a free drink those on the drinks packages did not. Oceania were quick to accept pre-payment for these packages but no-one thought about offering any form of credit whatsoever for the delay in boarding or for the Open bar. And so it continued. There was no improvement in services, guests continued to do their best, the crew all looked tired and the waiting staff in the restaurants were certainly not providing typical Oceania standards. It made us ask ourselves why we paid the Gratuities in Advance. We certainly never received the promised service. But of course, throughout all this the Casino stayed open!!! During my discussions with the General Manager he stated that the infection started well before Regatta reached Buenos Aires and had at least been present from Lima. Why then was the ship not taking out of service and the guests given the option of a full refund or an alternative cruise or even flights home? Oceania's management of the crisis was terrible. It explains why nearly all guest were complaining. It explains why I am having to write such a poor review. My wife and I have been on several cruises. This was by far the worst. The whole ship lack atmosphere. It is the first time we have been on board a cruise ship from which we were glad to disembark. We feel we did not receive anything like the quality of cruise we paid for even taking into account the problems on board. We disembarked in Rio relieved to be off the ship. We should have have just spent the first 3 days of out holiday in Buenos Aries, a great city to visit, and then flow directly to Rio. Its an amazing city. While this whole experience may not have put us of cruising altogether the chances of us booking Oceania again are very slim. Read Less
Sail Date February 2016
We had previously cruised twice with Oceania and were quite satisfied. This time was a disaster! Half the crew didn't speak English so most of the service was poor. They lost our luggage on the ship and claimed they had four people ... Read More
We had previously cruised twice with Oceania and were quite satisfied. This time was a disaster! Half the crew didn't speak English so most of the service was poor. They lost our luggage on the ship and claimed they had four people looking on every deck for it. his went on for over 2 hours. My wife found it in 15 minutes on one of the lower decks. They held us when we arrived in Argentina for 3 hours because the ship needed to be sanitized. The food which on prior cruises had been quite good, was now sub-standard in both the dining rooms and the specialty restaurants. When we reported some of these problems to the head concierge, he was indifferent and instead of addressing our difficulties proceeded to tell us his problems. As a final issue, I had a serious injury on one of their excursions. The ship's doctor took several x-rays and diagnosed it as a sprain and pulled tendon. When I returned home, it was x-rayed again and turned out to be a broken ankle which required immediate attention. I detailed all of this in a letter to Frank Del Reo, the CEO of Oceania As expected, we never received a response. Read Less
Sail Date February 2016
Feb. 25, 2016 My wife and I were excited to be back on an Oceania Cruise Ship. We had been on the Marina four years ago out of Dover and throughly enjoyed everything about it and another ten years ago,. We enjoyed the Marina due to ... Read More
Feb. 25, 2016 My wife and I were excited to be back on an Oceania Cruise Ship. We had been on the Marina four years ago out of Dover and throughly enjoyed everything about it and another ten years ago,. We enjoyed the Marina due to the cooking school and the red Ginger restaurant and the ports. We have been on over 37 cruises on almost all the different cruise lines so we know what to expect. First, Regatta does not have the red Ginger or the cooking school so be sure what ship has to offer and don't assume that they are all alike. We did know this before going but still was disappointed. We started our trip a couple of days earlier in Buenos Aires staying at the hotel Oceaina booked for us, The Sofitel. They did have our room ready when we arrived around 11:00am which was nice. To call it a room is a stretch, more of a large closet. After we rested we decided to complain to the front desk and was moved to a regular size room. We were there two nights and neither night had turn down service.....had to call for each night. The restaurant was nice but they have the same limited menu for lunch and dinner. We were not impressed with the city...really crowded and busy. 14 million people. On the 25th we arrived at the ship five hours later than originally planned as they needed to wash down the entire ship due to an outbreak of a stomach virus. After waiting another hour in the ship terminal we were allowed to board...around 5:30pm! We had decided to have the Vista Suite which is on the 7th floor under the bridge with a nice large balcony. It was well appointed and we were glad to be able to relax for a while before dinner. Our butler Raj was excellent and helped us to have a nice voyage. I would not suggest the VISTA SUITE. They decided to paint the anchor one whole day pulling the anchor up and down the entire day causing all kinds of noises in our suite...we did complain and was assured it was completed and would not have any further issues. The next day they decided to start scrapping another roller on the front deck causing the same issue ALL day. They just did not seem to care. The first night we had made reservations in the specialty restaurant, Tuscana. It was superb. Actually all the food on board was excellent. We loved Polo and even the couple of nights we ate in the main dining room, it was also very good. I don't need to go over all the ports but will summarize a few. We enjoyed Parati, Brazil. Wonderful shopping and great restaurants. We also enjoyed Buzios.... great place for shops and food. The sad part is the day before we went to Ilha grande which was a joke. Absolutely nothing in this town other than boat rental shops and bars. Took 15 minutes to walk the town. Would had been nice to skip this port and have the day and night in Buzios. Another issue about the ports is we would dock in a huge commercials shipping ports or tender in far away from the actual city. Sometimes taking 20-25 minutes from ship to dock. really ridiculous. We ended up in Rio, again in a commercial shipping yard and with the construction going on for the upcoming Olympics it was very difficult to get off the ship and get to a car or taxi. The last day it was 95 degrees and would had been nice for the ship to have cold bikttled water before we got on buses...It was hot, humid and cold water. Most other ships would have provided. The actual cruise had it's issues. One night we thought we might not make it as it was a very rough night. I mean rough! We got one announcement from the captain in the morning as it was beginning and did not hear from him again until the next day. Would had been nice to have some idea when it would subside. He did come on the next afternoon and made an inappropriate announcement explaining what a rogue wave is and a killer wave and how he acknowledged that once two passengers had died by the killer wave. Weird. Why bring that up at all!! Our cabin was at the very front of the boat and the seas were splashing over our windows....crazy rough. Our last night we smelled sewage in our suite and someone came and checked on it and left...never heard another word. It was horrible. We did manage to sleep and by the next mooring the smell was gone so they must have found the issue. Who knows?! I wanted to mention the entertainment or lack of it. There was a really cute young professionals that did have three presentations but would had been nice for two more. We felt it really lacked. Oh well. We were planning on booking another cruise with Oceania but decided to book on Crystal to Asia next March. Actually booked it on the cruise. We feel we made the right decision. If you decide on travel on Oceania I would suggest the Marina. Don't like doing bad write ups but I feel since the ships were sold things have changed and not for the better. Hope this helps! Read Less
Sail Date February 2016
Just got back from 12 nights cruise to Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil on Oceania's Regatta. This is our first on Oceania. Our cabin is a C-1 deluxe category. First we we so surprised at how small the bathroom space was and lack of ... Read More
Just got back from 12 nights cruise to Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil on Oceania's Regatta. This is our first on Oceania. Our cabin is a C-1 deluxe category. First we we so surprised at how small the bathroom space was and lack of closet space. We were expecting a floor to ceiling window at least but is was just a small window. The beds were comfortable. All soda and water were complimentary. In fairness ,Food and service was great at all dining and restaurants. However noticed that their menus did not changed that much so after the 5 to 6 days we seemed to guess what would be for the menus. Our biggest gripe were the shore excursions offered. Besides being expensive, some of them were not worth the money. The reason we chose Regatta is because we thought being port intensive we will be seeing great places. Five of the ports were tenders. Montevideo and Punta Del Este (Uruguay) were a little bit more interesting. However all the other ports, Rio Grande, Porto Belo, Parati and Ilha Grande (Brazil) there was not much to see. Oceania should just skip some of these and spend more time on ports that offer more. Buzios, Brazil was more of a shopping port, but not much. One of the worst shore excursion was in Sao Palo, Brazil. it took almost 11 hours with 2 stops (non picturesque) and a lunch. A lot of passengers were unhappy. Entertainment was so so. Their lounge is small (cabaret style). Not too many activities on board. No movie theater but you can take out DVD and watch it in the room in you care to watch it on a very small screen. If you care for food and service only then choose this cruise. We can not recommend this cruise to friends and relatives. There should be a balance as to overall cruise amenities considering that Oceania is suppose to be upscale than Holland America or Royal Cariibean or Princess cruises.   Read Less
Sail Date March 2014
We had a memorable and enjoyable cruise, with only minor irritations. The itinerary was generally excellent, particularly the Rio de Janeiro to Miami segment. Cruising the Amazon River was spectacular, and only could have been done as well ... Read More
We had a memorable and enjoyable cruise, with only minor irritations. The itinerary was generally excellent, particularly the Rio de Janeiro to Miami segment. Cruising the Amazon River was spectacular, and only could have been done as well in a ship of Regatta's size. The ship's staff was generally excellent. The Cruise Director, Dotty K., was everywhere every day. She saw guests off on excursions or visits in the morning, reminding them to take an extra bottle of water to keep hydrated. She was throughout the ship in the afternoon. She hosted the evening show (and always beginning with, "But first, a joke...."). She kept things running smoothly, but always had time to listen to passengers wherever she was. Food was uniformly excellent in the dining room, and very good in the Waves Grill. The ship did not have the grill in Waves that Marina and Riviera have (but it will by now), so grilled entrees were lacking there. Staff was amazing. The Executive Chef went through the dining room meeting and greeting on several occasions. One night, my wife asked him for his recipe for miso glazed seabass, her favorite dish on board. She actually received it the night before we disembarked! The itinerary was good on the Buenos Aires to Rio leg, although it could have omitted a few ports with little to see or do. Every port on the Amazon was utterly amazing. Of note -- if you visit Boca do Valeria, it is a small village with little there. The point is to see how the indigenous people live their daily lives. The ship has "adopted" the village, and leaves "care packages" when it visits twice per year. If you go, stop and buy small gifts costing $1 or $2 at Target or K-Mart for the children who will take you by the hand and show you their village and their native animals. Get a dozen or more - it won't cost you much and will mean much to them. The only significant irritant was Destination Services. We felt that every tour was overpriced, and were routinely disappointed by the tour. Destination Services staff were arrogant and unhelpful. Complaints were never resolved, even by supervisory staff. It turns out that this is one of the "partner" services on board ship. This means that it has been outsourced. Shops and spa are also outsourced. Note - a "panoramic" tour means that you will not get off the bus, even to take pictures. You will only drive by the listed sights. Panoramic tours were uniformly disappointing. Avoid them like the plague. And, you will not get a full and accurate description of the tour until you are on board. Compare the description of the tour in the pre-cruise brochure with the description left in your cabin when you first embark, and you will see the difference. You will be told that the description left in your cabin on embarkation is the only description that can be trusted. Read Less
Sail Date March 2014
Regatta Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 4.0
Dining 5.0 4.2
Entertainment 3.5 3.5
Public Rooms 4.0 4.4
Fitness Recreation 4.5 3.8
Family 2.0 3.8
Shore Excursion 4.0 3.2
Enrichment 4.5 3.5
Service 5.0 4.3
Value For Money 4.5 3.5
Rates 4.0 4.0

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