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37 South America Regatta South America Cruise Reviews


Kris M avatar

Kris M

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Stressed crew; poor excursions; inferior service for those of us quarantined

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We picked Oceania because friends had commented that its food was among the best of all cruise lines. That wasn't our experience, especially compared with Silver Seas. When the ship set sail from Lima, it was ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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kewluke

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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Marand62

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Never again

This was our first cruise with Oceania, and will almost certainly be our last. We were unfortunate enough to board at a time when gastrointestinal disease had taken hold on the ship. This can happen on any ship, ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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miller8585

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First and Last Time on Oceania

We've cruised many different lines and this was the absolute worse experience. Staff were unfriendly and had difficulty understanding English. The food was good but not the culinary experience we were expecting. ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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bartekmak

5 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Infected ship

We chose this cruise for its itinerary. But it turned out to be disaster. Ship came back from Ushuaia and Machu Pichu infected with GI problems and influenza. Passengers were quarantined in their cabins and ship was ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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California Leslie

4 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise Except for the Flu Outbreak

We looked forward to this South American cruise for a long time. Except for missing two ports due to wind and waves, it was a wonderful trip. Regatta is a lovely small ship. The staff was friendly and helpful. The ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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Mary Jaqua

5 Reviews Written

44 Helpful Votes

Probably last time

Having cruised with Oceania before for a total of 63 days on two cruises, we knew what to expect. Small cabins (even the conceriage cabins have only 165 sq ft of living area) and a buffet that is overcrowded ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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No re-runs

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Amazon, a buzzing river without the mosquitoes.

The wonderful people and natural beauty of indigenous animals, birds, fish, plants, well worth the experience. The Regatta and crew come through every time, it is more like family, though we may be the family ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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WhirledTraveler1

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Very good first cruise on Oceania

I chose the cruise based on itinerary as I do all my travel. The trip down the Amazon was great but not as good as I hoped. I have been on the Amazon in Peru and perhaps because I stayed in a lodge on the river it ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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bnaysrl

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Outstanding service but disappointing food and shore excursions

This was a spur of the moment decision made 3-months before embarkation. A deeply discounted price and exotic destinations on the Amazon River got us to book. We were not even considering a 2017 cruise. My wife ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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cdnexplorer

2 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Impressed with First Oceania Cruise

We chose the sailing because it was one of the few offerings going to Manaus on The Amazon River and because Oceania was offering major inducements as they were not full. We ended up with only about 489 passengers, ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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cruiseteachers

5 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Poor shore excursions impacted our enjoyment

We had not been to the Amazon before and chose this cruise for its Itinerary. We chose Oceania because we have sailed with them before enjoying their high quality dining, and excellent service. In part, this ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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fast driver

4 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

First cruise with Oceania and .....

The ship was very nice, it was our first small ship experience. We had a Balcony Stateroom which was the same size as we had on other cruises. The Bathroom and the shower were too small and not very ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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Harpo

9 Reviews Written

87 Helpful Votes

Good cruise, but not for the price

We recently completed the 23-day Caribbean and Amazon Rivers cruise on Oceania Regatta. Our overall assessment of the cruise is that it was, in general, a good cruise. However, for the pricing, we were expecting ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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simpkin

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Hospital Ship

We embarked on the 7th February 2016 at Lima and to begin with it was the old Regatta that we have been used to, superb service, food, wines entertainment home from home. On day three, very unexpectedly and ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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zatman

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

The quality of the past has gone downhill -- there are better options.

We had previously cruised twice with Oceania and were quite satisfied. This time was a disaster! Half the crew didn't speak English so most of the service was poor. They lost our luggage on the ship and claimed ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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tonka cruiser

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Regatta

We boarded the boat in Rio, after a delay to sanitize the ship. We did receive an email with the delay in boarding the day before and managed to check our bags and take the tour we arranged. We were given ...
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Sail Date March 2016


Kerry A avatar

Kerry A

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Oceania Ripoffs

The cruise with Oceania from Lima to Buenos Aires showed what an array of overprices and rip-offs they could envision. As a single traveller, I had to pay the same amount as two people thereby paying double for all ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Lindibot

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Incompetent Company

We boarded the Regatta in Lima for a 33 night cruise to Rio de Janeiro. I was lucky to have had the chance to use the Launderette during the first few days before it was closed for the rest of the cruise due to a ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Edwin Pogue

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Many Good Things, Many Bad Things

My wife has always wanted to experience Macho Pico and the cruise sounded unusual, the cruise line was highly rated so we booked. The Macho Pico add-on was a huge rip off. Due to the altitude, I couldn't go so ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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sg1121c

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

What a Very POOR Cruise!!!

We booked this cruise from Buenos Aires to Rio De Janeiro because we wanted to see these 2 cities, and to visit Brazil and of course to sail on Regatta again. We had had such a fantastic time on our previous cruise ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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truc131

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

I second the comments on the Voyage of the Damned.

We also had the misfortune to be on the Regatta for 21days from Lima to Buenos Aires. I totally agree with burdock's review but doubt that I will be as kind and forgiving to Oceania and how this GI outbreak was ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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keithval

3 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

NOT UP TO USUAL OCEANIA STANDARD

We were quite disappointed with this cruise, as we have cruised Oceania a few times in the past and have always loved our stay on board. We joined the ship in Buenos Aires and sailed to Rio de Janeiro . To be ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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steveab1

3 Reviews Written

46 Helpful Votes

Disappointed; could had been so much better!

Feb. 25, 2016 My wife and I were excited to be back on an Oceania Cruise Ship. We had been on the Marina four years ago out of Dover and throughly enjoyed everything about it and another ten years ago,. We ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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brodeck

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Lima to Buenos Aires - The Voyage of the Damned

First and foremost, and this is just luck of the draw, the ship came down with the Norovirus and despite many attempts, I don’t believe they were ever successful in eradicating the virus. This made food service ...
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Sail Date January 2010


Regatta Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.03.9
Dining5.04.2
Entertainment3.53.4
Public Rooms4.04.3
Fitness Recreation4.53.8
Family2.01
Enrichment4.53.5
Service5.04.3
Value For Money4.53.4
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