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Regatta Review

4.5 / 5.0
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398 reviews
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NOT UP TO USUAL OCEANIA STANDARD

Review for Regatta to South America
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keithval
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Sail Date: Feb 2016
Cabin: Inside

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 fair, the ship had an outbreak of Noro Virus and the crew seemed to spend all their free time cleaning and sanitizing the ship, but unfortunately the virus lasted all cruise. We felt sorry for the crew having all this extra work, as they are all over-worked as it is. Needless to say this led to a very unhappy atmosphere on the ship.

We are used to being made welcome with a smiling and friendly staff, but we felt unwelcome and just a nuisance. The front desk staff were the least friendly of any cruise we have been on, and when we had a query they made no attempt to get back to us and let us know the status of the issue. I requested a refund for the internet because we had been overcharged, and I showed them all the details, but they just ignored it. Fortunately there was not much money involved but it was just the principle of the thing.

Cabin Review

Inside

Our cabin was large, with lots of storage space and a nice size bathroom, as for some reason, we were booked into a handicapped room, which we did not realize until we boarded the ship. We had no complaints about that at all and our room stewardess was a delight.

We were very pleased with the location on deck 4,(in the middle) especially when we had one night of the most incredible storm, where we just had to take to our beds, as it was so rough.

Port Reviews

Buenos Aires

This was included with out Land tour prior to board the ship. It was a delightful day out, away from the hustle and bustle of Buenos Aires.

Buenos Aires

it was a very hot day, so we did not spend too much time there. We were fortunate there were no crowds around Eva Peron's tomb, which is really what everyone wanted to see. It;s not too impressive.

Buenos Aires

We really enjoyed the show and dinner (included) was good.

Montevideo

It was a very pleasant day out, with a comfortable bus ride through the countryside. Nice snacks at lunch time with the wine-tasting, but the cellar tour was too crowded and it was difficult to hear the speaker.

Santos (Sao Paulo)

Nothing much of any interest here - we were supposed to see a display of orchids, but only saw one flower.

Santos (Sao Paulo)

A complete waste of time. Apart from looking at the beaches (where we did not stop, unfortunately, as they looked lovely, there was nothing else worth looking at. The town is run down and unattractive and the Botanical gardens just a joke!

Rio de Janeiro

Enjoyed the tour, which gave us a good over-view of this beautiful city.

Traffic was beyond horrific, but our tour guide was terrific and entertaining, so we did not mind sitting in the comfortable air-conditioned bus being entertained by him.

St. Barts

did not visit

Great Stirrup Cay

We left the ship in Buenos Aires

San Juan

did not visit

Manaus

We did not visit as we left the ship in Buenos Aires

Barbados

did not visit

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