Our first cruise with Oceania, and second cruise overall. Service was excellent. Lots of nationalities on board and they gave a really welcoming feeling. They also cared about the guests : when my wife got seasick, several asked her, the next day, if she was feeling better. Catering was also very good, even excellent in the speciality restaurants. Only two remarks : 1) We found the Terrace Cafe on deck 9 to be very draughty. When doors where simultaneously open back (terrace) and front (pool side) a cold wind blew through the restaurant. 2) several times unripe fruit was served. A pity and a waste of food. We had the impression that the itinerary and timing were not high on the priority list of Oceania. At least twice we arrived at noon in a port, with excursions starting at 12:15. Instead of being able to view the arrival, this forces people to be in a restaurant instead. The biggest disappointment was the passage of Seymour Narrows. While the daily newsletter addressed and documented it, the captain was more honest in his announcement : it was planned for 2:00 AM ! In other words : in the dark. Yet, when we'd stayed in the nearby village of Campbell River, we'd seen cruise ships during day time. You understand our disappointment. "Luckily" we actually woke up shortly before and were on our terrace : but the only thing we saw, near the ship, in the lights of it, were at least 10 dolphins following at short distance. Poor pictures, but at least some exitement. Actually, we cannot recall having heard the cruisedirector mention anything about the interesting things along the route. Quite a difference from our first cruise. But everybody was clearly informed about opening hours of boutiques and casino. To show were the priorities were.

Great for hotel and catering - somewhat disappointed with the timing

Regatta Cruise Review by katamarom

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: August 2017
  • Destination: Alaska
  • Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite
Our first cruise with Oceania, and second cruise overall.

Service was excellent. Lots of nationalities on board and they gave a really welcoming feeling. They also cared about the guests : when my wife got seasick, several asked her, the next day, if she was feeling better.

Catering was also very good, even excellent in the speciality restaurants. Only two remarks :

1) We found the Terrace Cafe on deck 9 to be very draughty. When doors where simultaneously open back (terrace) and front (pool side) a cold wind blew through the restaurant.

2) several times unripe fruit was served. A pity and a waste of food.

We had the impression that the itinerary and timing were not high on the priority list of Oceania. At least twice we arrived at noon in a port, with excursions starting at 12:15. Instead of being able to view the arrival, this forces people to be in a restaurant instead.

The biggest disappointment was the passage of Seymour Narrows. While the daily newsletter addressed and documented it, the captain was more honest in his announcement : it was planned for 2:00 AM ! In other words : in the dark. Yet, when we'd stayed in the nearby village of Campbell River, we'd seen cruise ships during day time. You understand our disappointment. "Luckily" we actually woke up shortly before and were on our terrace : but the only thing we saw, near the ship, in the lights of it, were at least 10 dolphins following at short distance. Poor pictures, but at least some exitement.

Actually, we cannot recall having heard the cruisedirector mention anything about the interesting things along the route. Quite a difference from our first cruise. But everybody was clearly informed about opening hours of boutiques and casino. To show were the priorities were.
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Very satisfied with the suite, PH1. It came with butler service. The butler was a great guy, gave advice, really helpful. Also the cleaning lady and her assistant did a great job. Overall a positive experience with this suite.
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