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Regatta Review

4.5 / 5.0
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385 reviews
23 Awards

First Time Oceania - Best Cruise Ever

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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Mar 2018
Cabin: Concierge Level Veranda Stateroom
Dining at Polo
Sea wall in Cartegena Columbia
Panama Canal

Long Review

We were apprehensive to try our first step up from mainstream cruising. Oceania came highly recommended by some friends of ours who share our taste in food, service and fellow travelers.

Despite a rocky start, this was the best cruise we have ever taken. Due to a norovirus outbreak on the previous segment we boarded a little late and spent several days under strict CDC sanitation guidelines (we have experienced this before). Also our itinerary was upset and we missed a few ports due to a need to turn the ship back to Hawaii in order to medivac a passenger who became ill. We lost about 26 hours, spending an extra sea day in the Pacific and we had to forego Cabo San Lucas and Guatemala from our itinerary. Honestly - we understood and while it’s disappointing and inconvenient - it did not impact our enjoyment of the trip at all.

Cabin Review

Concierge Level Veranda Stateroom

Cabin A3

Our cabin 7099 was aft and starboard. The cabin was small but adequate. The bed is VERY COMFORTABLE. The closest were ample for 24 nights but I had to ask for more hangers. We missed not having drawers on the nightstands vs shelves. Note our new hardside luggage didn’t fit under the bed when closed, but I improvised and left mine filleted open and put all my shoes in one side and slid it in and out to access the shoe drawer! The balcony has comfy reclining chairs and you can put your feet up on the outdoor cocktail table to create a chaise effect.

Port Reviews

Honolulu

Must see port. Waikiki and Pearl Harbor.

Hilo

Big island self drive tour.

Maui

Self drive beaches and snorkeling

Kauai

Our favorite island. Gorgeous lush self drive

San Diego

Visit with family and Air and Space museum.

Corinto

Terrible port. We did an interesting pedi-cab ride on our own, but most would not have been comfortable there. Not sure why the ship goes here.

Havana

AMAZING and surprisingly beautiful and colorful and nice people and great music

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