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Regatta Review

4.5 / 5.0
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378 reviews
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CDC Restrictions, Medavacs, Missed ports. and Lack of Communication

Review for Regatta to Transpacific
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Trekker954
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Mar 2018
Cabin: Deluxe Ocean View

I chose this cruise for the itinerary. Not a fan of sea days, but the ports were interesting, as was the panama canal and Havana stop.

Embarkation in Honolulu was good and bad. There was no one to help us with our luggage when we got to the port. We were told this isn't the norm. The rest of the embarkation was good getting on the ship, but due to the CDC restrictions, we were unable to get to our cabin until 15 minutes before muster. Also I had to find and take my invoice down to guest services because they gave me a card without showing my drink package, although my cabin mates did have it. I stood in lline for over an hour while my friends were having lunch. Disembarkation was a total nightmare. Baggage tags for those who were to depart by 8:15 through 9:15. I was also told Oceania does not allow you to self depart with a large suitcase. At 7:15 people were lining up with their suitcases to self disembark. By 7:45 I got in line. At about 8:23 they started to allow the line to start disembarking. Those of us who had red and green baggage tags for an 8:15 departure were held up in the warehouse (about 20 of us), we could see our bags sitting there. We were told no one could collect their bags until every single bag was in the warehouse, meaning to wait until at lease 9. At this point they had stopped letting passengers off the ship. Many arguements were going back and forth between some of the passengers who were already in the warehouse and the dockside security. Obviously the Red and Green tags bags were within reach but no one was allowed. At about 8:45, the land side representative stepped away to take a call and the group rush to grab their bags. Many had early flights. I heard from friends still on board that it got ugly on the ship as well. The rain didn't help.

While I have over 47 cruise in my history, none on Oceania and I’m a young active 64 year old). After a good two weeks, we started judging the average age of passengers was somewhere between 75-80. Though most everyone were in shape, healthy, happy and enjoying the bars though very few showed up in the dance lounge after the 9:30 nightly show.

Cabin Review

Deluxe Ocean View

Cabin C2

Small cabin, even smaller bathroom. I dropped my shampoo bottle on my toe and there was a couple specs of blood on the mat, which i put with the towels to change out. The following day i put down the floor mat to find the same soiled mat. The steward only folded it up to be reused. gross.

Port Reviews

Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)

Oceania skipped this port

Cabo San Lucas

Oceania skipped this port.

Corinto

A craphole, yet Oceania skipped two ports and shorted this one by 4 hours. They should have skipped this one and gone to Cabo or Guatemala.

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