This was our first real cruise (did the Disney 3-day cruise in 2001 with small children - fun but mayhem in the common areas of the ship). We were able to upgrade at the last minute to an Owner's Suite and it was luxurious. We had a butler and someone from housekeeping on call 24/7. Our 'kids' (ages 19 and 22) were in a Penthouse concierge suite and they had the same great service. We ate in all of the restaurants and really enjoyed the baristas (Hello Valentina!). The onboard Canyon Ranch spa was wonderful. If you are considering an Alaskan cruise I really recommend this one - the ship is small enough to get to areas the larger ships cannot. We spent several hours cursing the Hubbard Glacier and those are the scenes that will stay with me - it was like living a National Geographic special! We did not play any of the games on board and did not see any of the entertainment - our 'kids' are college age so we spent evenings together just watching the scenery glide by and talking. Very few young people on this cruise - a few babies but mostly adults 40-70. The only time we felt crowded was during the lifeguard drills - this ship only carries about 650 people - we never had to wait for an elevator or to get a seat for a meal or tea. Afternoon tea is a must-do! They have laundry service on board but it is expensive, and the laundry dryers took several cycles to fully dry the clothes. Other than that, we were delighted and will go on another Oceania cruise in ether 2016 or 2017 - GREAT discounts if you sign up for another cruise while you are on the ship!

Loved our Regatta Alaskan Cruise

Regatta Cruise Review by MKS2015

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: May 2015
  • Destination: Alaska
This was our first real cruise (did the Disney 3-day cruise in 2001 with small children - fun but mayhem in the common areas of the ship).

We were able to upgrade at the last minute to an Owner's Suite and it was luxurious. We had a butler and someone from housekeeping on call 24/7. Our 'kids' (ages 19 and 22) were in a Penthouse concierge suite and they had the same great service.

We ate in all of the restaurants and really enjoyed the baristas (Hello Valentina!). The onboard Canyon Ranch spa was wonderful.

If you are considering an Alaskan cruise I really recommend this one - the ship is small enough to get to areas the larger ships cannot. We spent several hours cursing the Hubbard Glacier and those are the scenes that will stay with me - it was like living a National Geographic special!

We did not play any of the games on board and did not see any of the entertainment - our 'kids' are college age so we spent evenings together just watching the scenery glide by and talking. Very few young people on this cruise - a few babies but mostly adults 40-70.

The only time we felt crowded was during the lifeguard drills - this ship only carries about 650 people - we never had to wait for an elevator or to get a seat for a meal or tea. Afternoon tea is a must-do!

They have laundry service on board but it is expensive, and the laundry dryers took several cycles to fully dry the clothes.

Other than that, we were delighted and will go on another Oceania cruise in ether 2016 or 2017 - GREAT discounts if you sign up for another cruise while you are on the ship!
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