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If you are looking for a cruise holiday, on a smaller ship, that can deliver an awesome luxury cruise experience, Oceania’s Regatta is your ship. Carrying just 684 passengers this glorious cruise ship delivers a spectacular experience with an array of exciting itineraries.

Oceania Cruise ship – Regatta
Oceania Cruise ship – Regatta ©Oceania Cruises

About Oceania Cruises

The Oceania fleet currently offers the choice of six cruise ships. The two larger ships in the fleet are Marina and Riviera which carry 1,250 passengers. The four smaller R-Class ships – Insignia, Nautica, Regatta and Sirena – carry 684 passengers, who are expertly looked after by 400 staff.

Why Choose Oceania Cruises

Sailing with Oceania Cruises offers the opportunity to explore award-winning destinations on smaller, more intimate ships in luxury. Oceania Cruises delivers a well-rounded and exceptional cruise experience. Foodies love to cruise for the exceptional cuisine which has become synonymous with the Oceania brand.

But the joy of sailing on Regatta is that you able to dock in smaller ports where the larger ships simply cannot berth. There are no long queues to board or to get ashore. Life on Regatta is relaxed and comfortable just as a cruise holiday should be.

Dress Code on Oceania Cruises

On-board the dress code is elegant casual, there is no need for suits, ties, tuxedo’s, or evening dresses. The Oceania cruise ships offer an elegant but casual setting where the service and product matches the expectations

What Regatta is Not

Regatta is not a ship for the whole family, there are no ‘kids clubs’ and the entertainment and activities are designed for the more mature traveller.

Regatta is a smaller cruise ship and as such presents a calmer and more refined ambiance when compared to many other mega cruise ships. So, don’t expect raucous pool parties, ziplines, kids’ clubs or movies on the deck.

Life Onboard Oceania Cruises

One thing all these Oceania ships have in common is they exude warmth and character in a setting that is more akin to a ‘luxury country club’ setting, without being pretentious. The continuous success of this cruise brand is undoubtedly their ability to consistently deliver high standards on every ship, and on every cruise.

Martinis - Oceania Cruises
Martinis – ©Oceania Cruises

Come and join us onboard Oceania’s Regatta and see why you should be considering an Oceania Cruise for your next luxury cruise holiday experience.

Oceania Regatta – ‘Memorable and Luxurious Cruising’

From the minute you step onboard what is best described as a ‘Boutique Hotel at Sea’, you realise that you have arrived somewhere special. Sailing onboard Oceania’s Regatta offers a memorable and luxurious cruise experience. Discover exciting itineraries and explore new destinations onboard this smaller, luxury cruise ship, where you have access smaller ports. Revel in the comforts of the beautifully designed and spacious Staterooms and Suites.

Life onboard Regatta is relaxed and refined.

Oceania Cruises Regatta

Ship Information

Year Built      1998

Refurbished  2019

Capacity        684 passengers

Crew              400

Decks             9

When was Oceania Regatta last refurbished?

In 2019, Regatta was refurbished to a very standard. The re-inspiration project completely redesigned the ship with a new surface installed in every suite and stateroom. The refurbishment included ‘fresh colours’ of soft sea and sky tones throughout the public spaces with the renewal of fabrics, furnishings and lighting fixtures, encompassing the inimitable style and comfort of Oceania Cruises.

Baristas - Grand Bar - Oceania Cruises
Baristas – Grand Bar ©Oceania Cruises

Life Onboard Oceania’s Regatta

Expect luxury, outstanding cuisine, professional staff and combine all this, all on a ship that offers an intimate setting, and you are onboard Regatta. Sailing on Regatta offers a refined sailing experience where your relaxation, the sublime cuisine and the exciting destinations, take centre stage.

Regatta Staterooms and Suites

This ‘Boutique Hotel at Sea’ offers a choice of luxury staterooms and suites in well-appointed and comfortable accommodation. Here is a summary of the accommodation choices onboard the Regatta.

Regatta Staterooms

Inside Staterooms

The 160 square foot, entry level Inside Staterooms, offer a well-appointed room providing you with a vanity desk, breakfast table and refrigerated mini bar. If you have a limited budget, these are a great choice. We actually enjoy the inside rooms and onboard Regatta, they are very comfortable. The ultra-tranquillity beds are super comfortable, and I love the fact that it remains so dark, for me, that means a great night’s sleep and no need to rise early.

Inside Stateroom - Oceania Cruises Regatta
Inside Stateroom – ©Oceania Cruises

Ocean View Staterooms

There are three categories of Ocean View Staterooms to choose from. The lower category has a porthole window the higher category a larger picture window. Features include a generous seating area, vanity desk, breakfast table and a refrigerated mini-bar.

Veranda Staterooms

The Veranda Staterooms measure 216-square-foot and are a popular choice amongst regular cruisers. Every stateroom includes a seating area, vanity desk, refrigerated mini-bar and breakfast table. The staterooms feature a comfortably furnished private teak veranda, which are divine. There is nothing more enjoyable than relaxing on your private veranda with a glass of wine watching the sunset, as the ocean cruises past.

Concierge Veranda Staterooms

The premium stateroom category is reserved for the 216-square-foot Concierge Veranda Staterooms. These luxurious staterooms are situated in one of the most preferred locations onboard Regatta, offering guests a combination of luxury, privilege, and value.

Enjoy the services of a dedicated concierge, the ultimate comfort of ordering room service from the extended Grand Dining Room menu during lunch and dinner, unlimited access to the Aquamar Spa Terrace and even free laundry service. Other benefits include priority noon ship embarkation, a complimentary welcome bottle of Champagne and priority online specialty restaurant reservations.

Regatta Suites

The suites onboard Regatta are simply stunning and certainly will enhance your cruise experience. Here is a summary of the various categories.

Penthouse Suites

Stepping into one of the elegant Penthouse Suites you would be excused for thinking you have entered a world-class five-star hotel. With a 24-hour butler service these sumptuous suites offer a combination of style, beauty and luxury at sea.

Their design maximises the spacious 322-square-feet of space, featuring sufficient space for private dining, a separate seating area and beautiful teak veranda. The granite-clad bathroom has a walk-in shower.

Other privileges and benefits include priority 11am ship embarkation with priority luggage delivery, a complimentary welcome bottle of Champagne and an Oceania Cruises tote bag. Priority online specialty restaurant reservations and unlimited access to Aquamar Spa Terrace is included.

Penthouse Suite - Oceania Cruises Regatta
Penthouse Suite – ©Oceania Cruises

Vista Suites

These wonderfully designed suites are located at the bow of the ship offering panoramic views out to sea. There are extremely popular so booking your suite well in advance is always recommended. If you are celebrating a special occasion, honeymoon, wedding or anniversary, one of the four exclusive Vista Suites will truly provide an awesome and most memorable holiday experience.

Enjoy a complimentary welcome bottle of champagne as you settle in to your impressive 786 square-feet Vista Suite. These magnificent suites include a 24-hour Butler service and priority 11 am ship embarkation with priority luggage delivery. The complimentary in-suite bar is setup with 6 full-size bottles of premium spirits and wines from the suite beverage menu. The fresh basket is replenished daily.

Privileges include priority online specialty restaurant reservations and unlimited access to the Aquamar Spa Terrace, along with a host of other amenities.

Owner’s Suites

‘Heavenly’, best describes the highest suite category available on Regatta. These exclusive suites sell out quickly and for good reason, they are magnificent. With an impressive 1,000 square feet, the beautifully decorated suite offers a comfortable lounge and dining area with a glorious large teak veranda. The six new suites have an expansive bedroom with a luxurious re-designed bathroom.

As a guest in the Owners Suite you will enjoy priority 11 am ship embarkation and priority luggage delivery. The 24-hour Butler service will ensure your complimentary in-suite bar is setup with 6 full-size bottles of premium spirits and wines from the suite beverage menu and there will be a complimentary welcome bottle of Champagne in the suite on arrival.

Other nice touches include a fresh fruit basket which is replenished daily, Bulgari gift set and your choice of a daily printed newspaper. Enjoy in-suite dining with the ability to order in from any of the specialty restaurants, priority online specialty restaurant reservations and unlimited access to the Aquamar Spa Terrace along with a host of other benefits and amenities.

Magnificent Owners Suite Oceania Cruises
Magnificent Owners Suite – Living Room ©Oceania Cruises

Dining Onboard Regatta

Oceania Cruises is known for offering the ‘Best Cuisine at Sea’ and trust me, the food is superb. Whether you are dining in the elegant Grand Dining Room or enjoying a meal at one of the two speciality restaurants, you will be enjoying truly amazing cuisine. So, let’s see what culinary delights await you.

The Grand Dining Room – Continental Cuisine

The stately Grand Dining Room plays tribute to the spirit of Europe’s marquee 5-star hotel restaurants, dignified with a pleasant ambiance. Beautifully decorated in rich woods, stylish fabrics and oversized armchairs, the impressive dining area exudes classic splendour.

The tables are beautifully decorated, you can expect bone china, sparkling Riedel crystal, gleaming silver, and fine cotton linens. The professional waiting staff are formally attired and classically trained ensuring your dining experience is an event and not just a meal.

The menus change daily and comprise of a variety of European-inspired cuisine with a selection of light and healthy Aquamar Vitality Cuisine and plant-based options for those watching their calorie intake or with dietary requirements.  This is a truly memorable dining experience, brought to life by the professional waiting staff and the delightful cuisine, expertly created by the kitchen brigade.

The Bistro – French for the Afternoon in The Grand Dining Room

The Bistro is a French affair inspired by the family favourite recipes of the Executive Culinary Director, Jacques Pépin. Tuck into classical French dishes during lunchtime as well as other specialties in The Grand Dining Room. Apart from the quintessentially French classics the menus and daily specials offer a variety of dishes from all over the world, ensuring there is a tasty dish for everyone to enjoy.

Regatta Specialty Restaurants

Toscana – Gourmet Italian

If you love Italian food, you are going to love Toscana, it’s a real treat. Showcasing some of Italy’s finest dishes, The Toscana Restaurant offers an awesome evenings dining with a varied selection of family favourites including classical Italian dishes such as the Minestrone alla Genovese, Lasagne al Forno alla Bolognese and succulent Osso Buco alla Milanese. The waiting staff and ambiance ensures that your dining experience is as memorable as it will be rewarding, a real treat awaits you at Toscana.

Toscana Restaurant - Oceania Cruises Regatta
Toscana – ©Oceania Cruises

Polo Grill – Steak House

Meat lovers will feel the love at the Polo Grill. This classic steakhouse offers a selection of tender and flavoursome 28 day, dry-aged USDA Prime beef, as well as a selection of delicious seafood such as Grilled Swordfish and Whole Maine Lobster Gratinée.

Regatta Specialty Dining Costs

The speciality dining restaurants on Regatta are included in the cost of the cruise. Reservations are required and we recommend making bookings early to avoid disappointment.

Other Regatta Dining Options

Waves Grill

When at the pool, you do not have to stroll too far for lunch or a snack. The Waves Grill offers a selection of Panini’s, Sandwiches, Burgers and Hot Dogs, with a variety of fillings and side dishes. The Wagyu Burgers are superb, and the Alaskan Salmon Burger is delightful. Try the ‘Mango Fusion Smoothie’ they are so refreshing. Lots of tempting comfort food here along with healthier choices for those watching their calorie intake.

Terrace Café – Casual Dining

The Terrace Café is the place to head if you want a relaxed breakfast, lunch or dinner. Enjoy a selection of dishes inside the Café or dine alfresco and enjoy the views out to sea while sipping a delicious Pina Colada or a Strawberry Daiquiri. The menu provides a wide selection of internationally inspired dishes which include delicious pizza’s and delicious rotisserie meats. Try the freshly made sushi and sashimi, its delicious.

Terrace Cafe sample menu

Terrace café onboard Regatta Oceania Cruises
Terrace café onboard Regatta ©Oceania Cruises

Afternoon Tea

We love the luxury of enjoying a traditional Afternoon Tea and onboard Regatta this is yet another area where Oceania Cruises excel. The daily celebration of British tradition is rejoiced in grand style while a classical string quartet plays softly in the background. The well-rehearsed waiter staff deliver a beautiful array of freshly made finger sandwiches, multi-coloured petits fours, scrumptious scones with clotted cream, and delicious desserts. It is divine, moreish, and irresistible.

In our defence its usually our last nibble before dinner.

Baristas

If you love coffee, Baristas is a delightful coffee bar offering a selection of your favourite brews including illy® espressos, cappuccinos and lattes.

Baristas sample menu

Room Service

There may be a time when you just want to chill in your stateroom or suite, the good news is that the comprehensive complimentary room service is available 24 hours. Ideal for those times when just relaxing on your private veranda is what you feel like doing. Whether its breakfast, lunch or an early dinner; sit back, relax, and watch the ocean float past.

Bars and Lounges on Regatta

Waves Bar

There is no better place to soak up the sun and ambiance than at the Waves Bar. Ideally located alongside the pool, this is the perfect place to unwind. Watch the day slip by, while enjoying a delicious cocktail, a cold beer or a well-deserved glass of wine.

Waves Bar sample menu

Horizons

With unparalleled views out to sea through the floor to ceiling windows, Horizons offers a relaxing venue in a ‘country club’ like casual environment. In the afternoon it is the place to be to enjoy that splendid Afternoon Tea, not to be missed, its delish, a very special occasion. In the evening Horizons transforms into a more stylish venue with lively music for those that love to dance or just sit back and enjoy the vibes.

Afternoon Tea at Horizons onboard Regatta Oceania Cruises
Afternoon Tea at Horizons onboard Regatta

Martinis

If cocktails are your thing, head to Martinis. Enjoy a few cocktails and get into the swing with the live piano music.

Grand Bar

Pre-dinner drinks in the Grand Bar is always a great way to kick off the evening. Enjoy a rare vintage or your favourite tipple before your gourmet dinner.

Lounge

In the evenings, the Lounge turns on the acts. This is where you will find everything from live bands to magicians and hilarious comedians.

Aquamar Spa + Vitality Centre

Travel is a fantastic opportunity to nurture your mind, body and soul. Use your cruise experience onboard Regatta to discover new ways to develop a healthier lifestyle and a more fulfilling path to wellness.

The Aquamar Spa + Vitality Center provides a wide range of programs, services and experiences designed to help you live and maintain your best life. With a holistic approach to well-being, services include invigorating spa treatments and healing therapies. Enjoy fitness classes and nourish your body from the plant-based menus available onboard Regatta.

The renowned Aquamar Spa + Vitality Centre offers not just spa and fitness, but bespoke wellness and lifestyle enrichment. Keep in shape and discover a healthier lifestyle while enjoying your cruise on Regatta.  

Spa Terrace - Oceania Cruises
Spa Terrace – ©Oceania Cruises

Other Activities & Events

Casinos At Sea®

Love to have a flutter in the casino?

Oceania’s ‘Casinos At Sea’ rewards program offers you the opportunity to collect reward points which can be earned along with a host of benefits, from free play, to complimentary drinks and exciting promotional offers. The more you play onboard Regatta, the more you are rewarded.

Library

The English-style library is well stocked with a selection of over 2,000 books and periodicals. Pick up one the inspiring destination guide books and learn more about your destination or explore other possibilities. The selection offers a variety of fictional or non-fictional books.

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Is Oceania a good cruise line?

We would have no hesitation in answering that question with a resounding, ‘Yes’.

This award-winning cruise company focuses on its core values so well. They do not just make a statement; their entire operation delivers a truly awesome product and service.

A ‘Boutique Hotel at Sea’ offering the ‘Best Cuisine at Sea’ certainly does sum up Oceania Cruises well.

Other Ships in the Oceania Fleet

The two larger O Class ships include Marina and Riviera. The four smaller ships apart from Regatta are: Insignia, Nautica and Sirena.

Other Oceania Cruise Ship Reviews

Read our review of Riviera.

Awesome Travel Experiences

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