This was a first Oceania cruise for after more than 10 on other lines. We enjoyed the upscale lounging and gathering areas, but found the guest entertainment mediocre for the most part. The staff entertainment was always good. Enjoyed the lectures related to the various cultures and history of the places we were going. We were not particularly interested in the lectures on the flora of the places, but guess others were more enthralled. Enjoyed most of the ports. We arranged private small group excursions that were all good and less expensive. We thought that the deck plan that had only a bathroom for one outside the Regatta lounge was inadequate and the Horizon lounge bathroom was located on the deck below. The food was excellent for the most part in the dining room. The buffet in the upper deck was much slower than others we have been to as the staff serves you rather than you serving yourself. The specialty restaurants were excellent in both food quality and service. We would have enjoyed more ship activities, but there were relatively few sea days. The afternoon trivia game had tougher questions than others we have been to, however we scored enough points to get a T shirt at the end of the cruise.

Small ship has advantages, but prefer larger ones with better entertainment

Regatta Cruise Review by cjonesrn

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: February 2015
  • Destination: Around the World
  • Cabin Type: Concierge Level Veranda Stateroom
This was a first Oceania cruise for after more than 10 on other lines. We enjoyed the upscale lounging and gathering areas, but found the guest entertainment mediocre for the most part. The staff entertainment was always good. Enjoyed the lectures related to the various cultures and history of the places we were going. We were not particularly interested in the lectures on the flora of the places, but guess others were more enthralled. Enjoyed most of the ports. We arranged private small group excursions that were all good and less expensive. We thought that the deck plan that had only a bathroom for one outside the Regatta lounge was inadequate and the Horizon lounge bathroom was located on the deck below.

The food was excellent for the most part in the dining room. The buffet in the upper deck was much slower than others we have been to as the staff serves you rather than you serving yourself. The specialty restaurants were excellent in both food quality and service.

We would have enjoyed more ship activities, but there were relatively few sea days. The afternoon trivia game had tougher questions than others we have been to, however we scored enough points to get a T shirt at the end of the cruise.
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Concierge Level Veranda Stateroom
Cabin A3
First Oceania cruise for us. Clean,enough room and storage space for two. Found a box of adult diapers in a bag under the bed on arrival, apparently left by last guests.
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