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4.5 / 5.0
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Papeete to Sydney

Regatta Cruise Review by Anni5fanni

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Nov 2019
  • Destination: Asia
  • Cabin Type: Inside

Chose for the itinerary.

Pluses: Easy embarkation and debarkation at all ports.

Cruise Ship Personnel Service Excellent

Cruise Director & Entertainment Staff Excellent

Specialty restaurants very good at no extra charge. Polo Grill better than Toscanini.

Can obtain extra reservation day of if not totally booked

No issue bringing on your own alcohol

Food at Waves Restaurant Sandwiches good for lunch

Back of ship dining buffet good for bfast, lunch and dinner. Very casual. Grilled shrimp and lobster as requested-mmmmmm good

Only had to tender at 1 port Bora- Bora

Skipped Samoa Apia due to measles outbreak ( was a Sunday and nothing was open so did not miss much)

Highlights: Bora-Bora, Vanuatu, Noumea, New Caledonia & Brisbane. Went to Moore on our own prior to boarding ship in Papeete.

Tons of activities to earn on board ship points “OPoints” for redemption of Oceania logo items

Staff very conscious of remembering guests names

Happy Hours at 5-6 & 10:30-11:30 for BOGO of the same drink

Easy access to elevators or stairs. Never crowded.

Nice size ship with only 650 max people

Games like trivia, majority rules, bingo all great fun


Ship excursions too pricey, book on your own

Spa prices way too expensive

Main Dining Room food is marginal

Smoking areas should be delegated to the top deck and not so close to the pools.

Promotions to book another cruise on board are not as attractive as one can get on their own

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Cabin Review


Accessible Cabin: Nice large bathroom. Good size room, no extra seating. Recently updated. Close to elevator and main reception.

Beware: room is located just below casino and Martini’s bar. Casino is fully carpeted, however bar area is not. Starting at about 4pm and going strong until Midnight you can hear chairs moving non-stop overhead. Not much of a bother at 4-6PM, but once back in room around 10:30pm after dinner and show it is certainly disturbing through till midnight, especially if you are trying to sleep.

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