If you want to cruise Alaska from a luxury setting then the Oceania Regatta is the way to do it. As the flagship of the Oceania Cruises fleet, she comes with all the stylish amenities you would expect from this high-end cruise line.
As guests explore this opulent ship, they’ll be amazed by the exquisite attention to detail. The public areas and staterooms are decorated with tasteful neo-classical furnishings – plus 70% of the staterooms feature private verandas! Here’s a guide to what exactly you can expect on board.
Dining and Cuisine
You’d be hard pressed to find a cruiser who doesn’t consider dining to be an important part of the experience. Oceania Cruises, as you would expect, doesn’t disappoint. She features five open-seating restaurants – each with their own set of menus.
Firstly we have The Grand Dining Room, with menus that change daily and serving staff that are trained to the highest level of grace. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, each mealtime has its own dedicated menu – plus there is are separate dessert, wine and vegan menus for your perusal.
If you’re looking for the best steak of your life, head to the Polo Grill. Here you’ll find cuts of beef that are USDA Prime and dry-aged for 28 days, and the dedicated steak section of the menu offers classics such as Rib-Eye Steak, Rack of Lamb and Porterhouse. If you’re not a steak fan, you’re also catered to with soups, salads and a selection of seafood dishes.
Toscana is a cosy quintessential Italian restaurant serving up traditional and heart-warming Tuscan dishes (many of the recipes originated with the grandmothers of the cruise line’s Italian staff). The generous dinner menu features antipasti, risottos, soups, pasta dishes and meat dishes. There’s also a dedicated olive oil menu that states the origins of each oil (balsamic vinegar is also included).
For a laid-back snack during the day, head to the Waves Grill. You’ll find it on Deck 9 just seconds from the pool. Choose between a selection of sandwiches, burgers and hot dogs. We recommend the surf and turf sandwich with grilled Florida lobster medallions, sliced black and Angus filet mignon.
Finally we have the Terrace Café, which is also a great place to stop for a mid-day snack (or breakfast, or a light dinner). Everything is served buffet style, and the food on offer is a lot simpler than the other restaurants. Buffet options change daily but likely inclusions are teriyaki chicken tortilla wraps, vegetable lasagne, sushi and pizza.
Canyon Ranch SpaClub®
The Canyon Ranch SpaClub® is famous in the cruising world with many cruise lines opting to include it on their ships. The award-winning spa offers a menu of treatments including ones designed to complement your current grooming regime and others designed to help relax your soul.
The menu is generous and includes everything from eight different nail treatments and nine facials, through to massage, reiki and a basic fitness assessment.
Entertainment and on board shows
If you’re a fan of live entertainment, you’re in for a dazzling treat on board the Oceania Regatta. We can’t guarantee which shows will be showing while you’re on board but it’s rotation tends to be Tuxedo, Gatsby’s, Good Lovin’ and Get on the Floor and Dance.
Other things to do on board
When you’re not dining, watching a show or receiving a treatment at the salon, there’s still plenty more for you to be doing on board. If you like to stay active head to the Sports Deck with a pool, putting green, fitness track and shuffleboard. For something a little quieter, head to the library to expand your mind with a 2000 plus collection including destination guides and classic literature.
Finally, there is also a casino for some night-time entertainment. On board the Regatta you can register for the Casinos At Sea rewards program, which rewards you the more you play. Perks include transferring points from ship to ship and stateroom discount. Around the casino you’ll find reel slots, video poker and table games.
Suites and Staterooms
The Oceania Regatta is home to nine different suites and staterooms, including three penthouse suites. As standard, all classes of suites and staterooms come with certain amenities including nightly turndown service, 1,000-thread-count linens, mini-bar with unlimited soft drinks, flat-screen television and 24/7 room service menu. The highlight of all the suites though has to be the Queen-size Prestige Tranquillity Bed: with 400 springs, two inches of memory foam, and a two-inch-thick, gel-filled “pillow top” cushion wrapped in chamomile-infused fibre.
The six owner’s suites on board the Regatta are amazingly spacious at nearly 1,000 square feet. Aside from all the luxury amenities found in all rooms you’ll also be treated to a choice of daily newspapers, 11am embarkation priority, oversized shower, 24-hour butler service, cashmere lap blankets, two flat-screen televisions, plus a laptop and iPad for your personal use.
Named for the sweeping views across the ship’s bow, the four Vista suits sprawl over 786 square feet. Like the Owner’s Suite, the Vista Suite includes free internet, a complimentary iPad, fresh fruit basket, 11am priority disembarkation, unlimited access to Canyon Ranch SpaClub® private Spa Terrace, and cashmere lap blankets. The Vista Suite also comes with a second bathroom for any guests you might have.
There are only three of them on board so you will have to be quick. They’ve also been recently renovated and every décor choice has been made with relaxing beach shades in mind. While other suite types offer room service, this is the only one large enough for in-suite dining. You’ll also get priority embarkation, priority for table bookings, complimentary shoe shine service and clothes pressing while you’re out on excursion.
Concierge Level Veranda
Want the dedicated service of a Concierge? Then this A-grade suite is for you. Enjoy priority noon ship embarkation, welcome bottle of champagne, priority restaurant reservations, iPad upon request, cashmere lap blankets and Bulgari branded amenities. In this suite internet usage does come with a fee but you’ll be entitled to discounts.
The regular veranda stateroom has almost all the same amenities as the Concierge Level, aside from the dedicated concierge service. The 216-square-foot staterooms includes a vanity desk, refrigerated mini-bar, breakfast table, and spacious seating area – as well as a private veranda. Amenities include a mini-bar, 24/7 room service, cotton towels, bath robes, hair dryer, flat-screen television, and wireless internet access.
Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom
If you’re keeping costs low, the Oceania Regatta also has the option of inside and no-veranda staterooms. The Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom is 165-square-foot and includes a seating area, vanity desk, refrigerated mini-bar and breakfast table. Little extras include 24/7 room service, Belgian chocolates, cotton towels, robe and slippers, hairdryer, Bulgari amenities, wireless internet access and flat-screen television.
Ocean View Stateroom (D and E)
The two classes of Ocean View Staterooms are categorised by the letters D and E. The only differences between the two classes is that D class is larger at 165-square-foot, has a sofa to lounge on and offers a clear view of the ocean from the window. While the E class is smaller at 143-square-foot and has an obstructed view.
If you don’t mind not having a window, the Regatta also offers inside cabins for budget-conscious cruisers. Clocking in at 160-square-feet, the Inside Stateroom includes a seating area, vanity desk, refrigerated mini-bar and plenty of storage, and has all the default amenities of an stateroom including the Tranquillity Bed, mini-bar, cotton towels, hairdryer, Belgian chocolates and 24/7 room service.