Before I begin, let me say that I had a fabulous trip a few years ago on Oceania's Riviera in the Mediterranean. It was superb in every way possible, so my view of the Regatta suffered in comparison. I realize my review will sound very negative and I am sorry, but I am just being totally honest in my comments.
I will not book a cruise on the Regatta again. Overpriced across the board. First, we allowed Oceania to book our flight from South Carolina to Seattle. Big mistake! Very inconvenient times of departures and arrivals...leaving Charlotte 7 AM which required our booking a hotel for a prior night's stay because we live 2 hours from the airport...and then our return time was midnight which required our booking yet another hotel night to avoid driving home in the middle of the night. Also, we had a connecting flight coming and going with 2 hours delay each way! Next time, I will book a non-stop flight and enjoy our flight time a whole lot more and save $$ on two extra hotel bookings!!
We chose Oceania's Pre-Cruise Package to spend the night before our cruise in the Fairmont Olympic Hotel. It was hugely overpriced! It did include shuttle from airport to hotel and from hotel to pier which was good. Next time, I will book my own hotel near the pier and pay for a taxi.
We chose an "A1 Concierge Level Veranda". Suite 7121. This level is up there right next to the Penthouse Suites so it leads you to believe they may be somewhat alike....NOT! It was totally aft and the view out from our deck was beautiful although it rained most every day or was too cold to sit outside. We had one large suitcase that would not fit under the bed so it sat next to the deck door for the journey. I had read reviews on here about how small the bathroom is, but we still were shocked!! When sitting on the toilet, your left knee is about 3-4 inches from the bathroom door. The shower is maybe 18-24 inches in front of you and you can rest your right elbow on the sink. Dim lighting and no magnifying mirror for putting on make-up or shaving. The shower is 3-4 feet square...a tight fit even for normal sized people! Total counter space is approx. 12-18 inches long and about 5 inches deep.
The suite itself was VERY compact. My friend and I had twin beds that were pushed together..made up separately, thank goodness!....there was certainly not room enough to separate them. There was just enough room for one person at a time to walk between the end of the beds and the slender dresser.
We met our "concierge" Jemilie" upon arrival, but only saw her during the week in the hallway as she and her helper cleaned other suites. They were friendly and our room was always made up promptly when we left it.