Regatta Cruise Review by babysnoocks
- Sail Date: March 2018
- Destination: Cuba
- Cabin Type: Concierge Level Veranda Stateroom
My cabin mate and I were quarantined for 48hrs prior to reaching Honolulu and then advised that because I was still symptomatic we would continue to be isolated for another 48hrs and kept in isolation until I was no longer was symptomatic. She had no GI symptoms, only myself That was an unworkable option for me since I suffer from acute claustrophobia which morphs into anxiety attacks probably caused by PTSD. I'm a Vietnam veteran which explains the PTSD.
It was recommended by the ship's doctor that we disembark in Honolulu which we did.
We had upgraded to a Penthouse Suite 10 days prior to Honolulu for an additional $4,000 that became available in Honolulu. Our belongings were transferred from cabin 7115 to 8022 in Honolulu after we docked. CDC came onboard and conducted required sanitation procedures. While this was being done we were released from quarantine and I checked into the Tripler Medical Center Emergency facility (VA Hospital) for further evaluation and lab tests that took three hours.
We returned to the Regatta and packed our suitcases located in the new cabin. We were in our new cabin for 35 minutes while we accomplished that task and then were escorted off the ship and checked into a hotel in Honolulu. We were advised by the Executive Concierge that none of the monies spent on the cruise even the $4K would be recoverable. There were many pax in the lobby waiting for their cabins to be ready, some requesting cabin upgrades. Obviously 8022 was now available so they flipped our cabin for another $4-6K before the ship left port.
As I indicated, the food and staff were superb, the entertainment average and the land excursions below average. Guest speaker for the cruise was Adam Tanner who was also superb!
Because of the horrible mishandling and the way we were treated.........it was apparent that those making decisions wanted us off the ship, I'm giving Oceania Cruises an "F".
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