I will start off by saying this cruise was about relaxing for us so might be boring to read my thoughts This was our 6th cruise on Regatta so it was very familiar to us We were on a B2B this was R/T Miami with port stops in Bahamas, Bermuda, Norfolk, Charleston, Port Canaveral. When I saw Bermuda with 2 days in Hamilton that was the selling point for me We spent our honeymoon there way back when After leaving Bahamas the seas were a bit bumpy & the sick bags were out It did not bother us too much we had been in worse It was very hot & humid most of the trip in April, not sure I would choose this same itinerary again Bermuda was lovely though not too hot The only port we did a private tour was Bermuda ...I pre booked David Fox & shared with 4 others from the roll call We saw a good portion of the island between the Lighthouse & St Georges We had lunch in St George's at Wahoo's as per David's recommendation He suggested the Wahoo bites ..now keep in mind DH does not eat much fish but he ordered the bites & loved them ..he did share a few pieces with me David even found the guest house we had stayed in many years ago with minimal information I would highly recommend him arriving in Hamilton late afternoon Friday we went ashore just to check out the area, next day was our tour Sunday several of us took the ferry from Hamilton over to King's Wharf to shops there We were to leave at 4pm that afternoon but due to a storm front the Captain decided to stay in Bermuda until the next afternoon Many grumbled we would miss Norfolk but I would rather that than be in a storm in the Atlantic The next day we just did a walk around Hamilton looking in the shops etc... untill the rain shower sent us into the gift shop ..how awful it did not last long and we headed back out for our walking tour We made it to Charleston & overnighted there We walked up through the market & shopped a bit It was very hot & humid so I did not fare well in thew heat so headed back to the ship & the A/C There I stayed until Miami Food It is subjective but we found it quite good as usual ..a couple of misses but nothing in life is perfect We ate dinner mostly in the GDR, Breakfast at Waves & lunch at Waves or Terrace The service was uneven & some nights it took 2-3 hrs for dinner even at a table for 4 Way too long to be sitting, not sure if it was a staff issue or what the problem was Barristas was very good & the girl there was quite pleasant & we would try to learn Italian from her The Production shows were a bit better than in the past the solo performers were hit or miss I did not go to the comedian shows ..how many bad jokes can you take in one night We had a sizable OBC so we tried some spa treatments (not something we normally do) quite enjoyable. A good way to use up the OBC if you are not a ship's excursion person or drinkers Overall the cruise was great for us but we just like the motion of the ocean We like to size of Oceania ships so all is good Life is short ..go cruising

Atlantic Charms

Regatta Cruise Review by LHT28

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: April 2016
  • Destination: Bermuda
  • Cabin Type: Concierge Level Veranda Stateroom
I will start off by saying this cruise was about relaxing for us so might be boring to read my thoughts

This was our 6th cruise on Regatta so it was very familiar to us

We were on a B2B this was R/T Miami with port stops in Bahamas, Bermuda, Norfolk, Charleston, Port Canaveral.

When I saw Bermuda with 2 days in Hamilton that was the selling point for me

We spent our honeymoon there way back when

After leaving Bahamas the seas were a bit bumpy & the sick bags were out

It did not bother us too much we had been in worse

It was very hot & humid most of the trip in April, not sure I would choose this same itinerary again Bermuda was lovely though not too hot

The only port we did a private tour was Bermuda ...I pre booked David Fox & shared with 4 others from the roll call

We saw a good portion of the island between the Lighthouse & St Georges

We had lunch in St George's at Wahoo's as per David's recommendation

He suggested the Wahoo bites ..now keep in mind DH does not eat much fish but he ordered the bites & loved them ..he did share a few pieces with me

David even found the guest house we had stayed in many years ago with minimal information

I would highly recommend him

arriving in Hamilton late afternoon Friday we went ashore just to check out the area, next day was our tour

Sunday several of us took the ferry from Hamilton over to King's Wharf to shops there

We were to leave at 4pm that afternoon but due to a storm front the Captain decided to stay in Bermuda until the next afternoon

Many grumbled we would miss Norfolk but I would rather that than be in a storm in the Atlantic

The next day we just did a walk around Hamilton looking in the shops etc... untill the rain shower sent us into the gift shop ..how awful

it did not last long and we headed back out for our walking tour

We made it to Charleston & overnighted there

We walked up through the market & shopped a bit

It was very hot & humid so I did not fare well in thew heat so headed back to the ship & the A/C

There I stayed until Miami

Food

It is subjective but we found it quite good as usual ..a couple of misses but nothing in life is perfect

We ate dinner mostly in the GDR, Breakfast at Waves & lunch at Waves or Terrace

The service was uneven & some nights it took 2-3 hrs for dinner even at a table for 4

Way too long to be sitting, not sure if it was a staff issue or what the problem was

Barristas was very good & the girl there was quite pleasant & we would try to learn Italian from her

The Production shows were a bit better than in the past the solo performers were hit or miss

I did not go to the comedian shows ..how many bad jokes can you take in one night

We had a sizable OBC so we tried some spa treatments (not something we normally do)

quite enjoyable. A good way to use up the OBC if you are not a ship's excursion person or drinkers

Overall the cruise was great for us but we just like the motion of the ocean

We like to size of Oceania ships so all is good

Life is short ..go cruising
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Concierge Level Veranda Stateroom
Cabin A3 7115
Cabin was cozy & comfy as usual
It was clean but the carpets could use a deep clean
Our wonderful housekeeping staff kept everything spotless kudos to Svitlana & Aust
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