Oceania has a great reputation for treating cruisers well. Indeed the service was exceptional, food superb, and the Alaska destination just fine. We took the little train in from SEATAC which cost $6 versus $40 + tip for a taxi. It was nice to see some kids on the cruise, usually there are none, and they were well looked after by the staff. Another item I noted that was different was the relaxation of the country club casual rule for the dining rooms - I guess it being summer and with kids wearing jeans - some of the bigger kids (adults) felt they could relax more, too. No one seemed to mind. I stopped counting whales (humpbacks) after reaching 40 which was great to see along with the porpoises and salmon. The string quartet "Smiles" were wonderful entertainers at Afternoon tea and before dinner in the Boutiques area. Afternoon tea was really very good, although an explanation of how it is supposed to go might have helped those who did not have a clue of what teatime means and is. Darn, I gained 5 lbs on this 7 day cruise which puts me on diet time, now - no more afternoon clotted cream scones or cream filled pastry buns. Was it worth it? Yes, and the other passengers were really great which made it even more special.

String Quartet Cruising in Alaska

Regatta Cruise Review by RCNslr

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: August 2016
  • Destination: Alaska
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View
Oceania has a great reputation for treating cruisers well. Indeed the service was exceptional, food superb, and the Alaska destination just fine. We took the little train in from SEATAC which cost $6 versus $40 + tip for a taxi. It was nice to see some kids on the cruise, usually there are none, and they were well looked after by the staff. Another item I noted that was different was the relaxation of the country club casual rule for the dining rooms - I guess it being summer and with kids wearing jeans - some of the bigger kids (adults) felt they could relax more, too. No one seemed to mind. I stopped counting whales (humpbacks) after reaching 40 which was great to see along with the porpoises and salmon. The string quartet "Smiles" were wonderful entertainers at Afternoon tea and before dinner in the Boutiques area. Afternoon tea was really very good, although an explanation of how it is supposed to go might have helped those who did not have a clue of what teatime means and is. Darn, I gained 5 lbs on this 7 day cruise which puts me on diet time, now - no more afternoon clotted cream scones or cream filled pastry buns. Was it worth it? Yes, and the other passengers were really great which made it even more special.
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Cabin Review

Deluxe Ocean View
Cabin C1 4020
Excellent cabin with good view of sea. Lots of room to store luggage in front of window.Bed was very comfortable and linens top notch. Bathroom was adequate and shower was great. the news in capsule form of USA Today or Canadian was delivered daily which kept us up to date with the world. TV was very good with lots of channels, did not use the DVD, but it was there. Storage closets were fine for hanging clothes and lots of drawers for socks etc. The stewards were superb and had the room made up twice a day.
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