This was our first cruise with Oceania. We chose this cruise because of the wonderful itinerary. We arrived a week early to tour Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and, of course, Machu Picchu. all of this part of the trip was wonderful.
Embarkation: Not at all optimal. The process of getting on the ship was quick and easy. From there the experience went downhill. Upon getting on the ship we were told that the ship was in a CODE RED LEVEL II condition with both "A" type flu and Norovirus onboard. As a result, we were held in Terrace Cafe for 3+ hours while the crew "cleaned" the ship. Moreover, our luggage was never delivered to our cabin! It was instead delivered to one end of the corridor and we had to "hunt" for it among the piles of bags.
Ship: the Regatta, is in serious need of a Dry Dock experience. I understand that she is scheduled for a "refit" later this year. Until that time cruisers will see a fair amount of rust, as well as fatigued furnishings.
Although the stateroom was small, which is typical for this size ship, it was kept very clean and comfortable by Odelia, our cabin steward , and her assistant.
We took a taxi to Santa Rosa de Lima Shrine. A wonderful, prayerful site. It is"out of the way" but well worth a visit.
We took a taxi to Metropolitan Park. We enjoyed a stroll through this large "city" park. We were able to see a fair number of birds, but no sloths.
We toured virtually all of Puerto Limon! Markets, museum, etc. Syltravel is a very good tour provider.
We went with a private provider. An excellent experience! By all means, go to the sloth sanctuary!! you will not be disappointed!
We took a taxi to "My Blue Heaven" restaurant and enjoyed an excellent lunch.