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Regatta Review

4.5 / 5.0
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398 reviews
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Disappointing Cruise

Review for Regatta to Around the World
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Arling2nGal
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Feb 2016
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We booked this cruise with very high expectations, given Oceania's reputation as a "step above" the other cruise lines and the price point. Unfortunately, this cruise was a disappointment; almost from day one. I hope other potential customers will learn from my experience and read all the reviews BEFORE booking a cruise on the Regatta.

I'd like to start with a positive note: the food was very good, particularly in the two specialty restaurants. The service was excellent in the two specialty restaurants. My praise ends there.

The lack of service on the cruise, from the restaurant staff, the cruise director, and destination services was a disappointing surprise. For example, it was more common than not, that we would have to chase down a server just to get a glass of water or a cup or coffee (or a refill) in the Terrace Buffet or the Main Dining Room. And forget getting a second glass of wine in the main dining room (we had a beverage package)! Unlike previous cruises we'd been on, service was perfunctory and most of the staff members we encountered were not friendly. An exception was Marsha, our cabin steward, who was terrific!

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Port Reviews

Buenos Aires

I read about this online, before our trip. This is a free tour, offered daily by locals who want to show off their city! It was wonderful and I highly recommend it. Note: although the tour is free, tipping is customary.

Santos (Sao Paulo)

We took the ship's free shuttle bus and went to the beach. Santos has a beautiful beach and spent a couple of lovely hours walking along the beach.

Rio de Janeiro

We had a private tour after we disembarked. We didn't get to see much because the traffic was horrible!! We spent more time in traffic than at the sites. But, we did take the railroad to Christ Redeemer statue.

Montevideo

Was okay.

Barbados

We didn't go to this port.

St. Barts

We didn't go to this port.

San Juan

We didn't go to this port.

Great Stirrup Cay

We didn't go to this port; wasn't on our cruise.

Manaus

We didn't go to this port; wasn't on our cruise.

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