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26 Australia & New Zealand Regatta Australia & New Zealand Cruise Reviews


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WESTEAST

4 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Splendid cruise

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Our cruise was wonderful and though the ship had challenges out of their control (previous cruise had GI case and then, on board more GI cases) which necessitated a deep clean before embarking which delayed everyone ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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diaghilev

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Up to expectations and sometimes exceeding them

Freshly perked up from her recent refit, Regatta was a charmer. Our penthouse had been totally redone in soothing sea colours and lots of light, the public areas were inviting, and despite the rumors we had heard ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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AG61

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

14 day cruise to Australia and New Zealand

My husband and I chose this cruise because of the itinerary and our past experience with the vegetarian food on Oceania. We have only sailed on the larger Oceania ships - this was our first time on one of their ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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roothy123

9 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Itinerary & Ship

This was second of 2 back to back cruises on same ship. I chose the itinerary because I wanted to see both Australia and New Zealand, plus Bali, so the two cruises we took appeared to be a great fit. We are ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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roothy123

9 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Way to Spend Christmas & New Years

Just as introduction: I like Oceania's smaller ships a little bit better than their bigger ones, but mostly we choose by itinerary. We're Oceania regulars, but occasionally cruise on Viking Ocean, which we also ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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jagoceaniaregatta

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Average for a so-called luxury cruise liner.

I paid over $14,000 for a solo stateroom for a 31 days luxury cruise. OCI's confirmation brochure informed that an automatic 18% gratuities would be added to my account. I called the cruise planner stating that ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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KnitReadDineTravel

3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Adventures at Sea

We chose this cruise because of the itinerary and the standard of care afforded by Oceania. We really enjoyed this cruise. The passengers were younger than anticipated; we met many interesting people. All the ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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howardk686

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Missed ports, average food, service far below what it once was

Oceania admits they charge more because they offer SIZE, SERVICE, and PORTS. All we got on this cruise was Size. Our renovated cabin had a large depression in the floor next to the bed that was a major tripping ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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tamurfin

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Cruise to Australia & Nz - not good!

Billed as hi end luxury to Aus & NZ with exciting stops. Was average cruise but 3-4 times what it was worth. Very dissapointed with kangaroos &koalas tour, few kang in trees, two koalas - do not go on morning ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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kjones121

5 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

34 Day Trip Around Australia

We chose this cruise after seeing the itinerary. Not only did this cover the east side of Australia, where a lot of cruises stay, but we were very interested in seeing some of Western Australia. The cruise also ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Kevink3377

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

The cruise from hell.

We wanted to see Australia. Upon entering the ship it was filthy. I had to get the maid to clean it again. The first day the PA system was broken and we missed our first port and their was no music for the first ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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MargyM

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

WILL NEVER SAIL OCEANIA AGAIN

We chose this cruise because we had sailed on Oceania in the past and liked it and we liked the itinerary. This was the worst cruise we have ever been on. First of all the ships cabins need to be gutted. We were in ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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RogerW

9 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

The Decline of The Regatta & Oceania

We looked forward to what we believed to be a cruise to have an insight into Australia. The actual outcome on the Regatta to circumvent round Australia was something else. Having being taken in by what cruise ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Jacra

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Disappointed!

Our trip of a life time - circumnavigating Australia. 1.Advertised as best gourmet dining at sea - not so! Boring watery vegetables, mashed potatoes like soup, tough lobster and meat etc etc 2. One excursion ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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susans14

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Stay away from Oceania. Cruise from hell

My husband and I wanted to take this cruise because we wanted to see Australia and the itinerary was good - although it did not turn out that way. I had sailed on Oceania before —years ago before Norwegian ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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pebble033

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Close to home cruise

Having taken many cruises a long way from home it was nice to take one close meaning minimal travel. We liked the itinerary as it included a few places where we hadn't been. We missed four of the tender ports due ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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PaulMCO

12 Reviews Written

45 Helpful Votes

Food highlight -- roaches in the pasta -- killed our taste for Terrace

Summary: A most disappointing cruise with Oceania. With essentially 3 missed tender ports, 3 evacuations for medical reasons, mechanical issues with the PA system that forced 1 missed port and one delayed port, ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Maxandclaireandchet

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

WORST CRUISE EVER

Horrible time. I first have to say this was my 4 th cruise on Oceania and will be my last. This cruise line has gone down hill very quickly ( perhaps since Norwegian took over). The public rooms were refurbished ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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GorgeousTraveler

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Save your money!

We chose this cruise bc of Oceania's reputation for good service. But the service we got was horrible. Every time we had to interact with someone (anyone) from guest services, the responses were invariably "what ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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warrenakatzmd

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

A Mixed Bag

My wife and I chose Oceania because the company had a good reputation among some of our friends, who are seasoned travelers. We had been satisfied with previous cruise lines, i.e., Crystal, but Oceania had the best ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Islander36

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

New Zealand - Australia Dec 2017

Looking for cruise in warmer location in the winter. Never visited NZ/AUS. Heard good things about Oceania. Liked small ship. Regatta is "Old" but we did not notice any particular defects. We had two ports ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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agpb

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Satisfying experience

A last minute decision to take a cruise led to us discovering Oceania's Regatta. What a lucky find! There are only a few ships taking interesting cruises from our home port of Fremantle and as we had never seen New ...
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Sail Date February 2012


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decosailor

3 Reviews Written

42 Helpful Votes

First And Last Oceania Cruise On 34 day Circumnavigation Of Australia

This is not a luxury ship. Old with mildew present onboard. Ship should be retired. It is like a nursing home with poor entertainment and very little activities especially on sea days. We missed 4 ports because of 3 ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Len2244

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE

My wife and I decided it was time to see Australia and this cruise seemed to have a great itinerary- It was horrible - The food which Oceania is known for and which we had enjoyed on earlier cruises was not good. It ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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GICNJC

4 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Regatta Sydney to Bali Dec 2 to 21 2019

3rd Oceania cruise. Chose Australia to have visited six of the seven continents. Was on inside and without request was allowed to board at 11:20 after checking out of hotel. They provide food until room ready ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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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