Expensive Mid-Size SET SAIL 1998
Kobe beef burgers at Waves and Taste of the World lunch samplers
No charge specialty dining at Toscana and Polo Grill
Extensive complimentary movie selection for in-cabin viewing
Executive Culinary Director and Master Chef Jacques Pepin
Hilarious Liara Club show with staff members is a can't miss

Oceania Regatta is perfect for the cruise passenger whose two top priorities are dining and destinations. The food is as creative, elegant, and approachable as we have seen and the variety of no-charge dining options is plentiful. The focus on the itineraries and destinations is impressive and will satisfy cruisers looking for something a bit off the beaten path.


The 2014 enhancements onboard Oceania Cruises’ Regatta (part of a $50 million overall enhancement program for their three former Renaissance R-Class ships) are a welcome addition to a classic and relaxed cruise ship. The updated décor with a now softer palate of sea-, sky-, and sun-based colors gives Regatta a spiffy new look that matches that of the upscale, yet down to earth, nature of the cruise passengers.

Dining is a flagship with Oceania Cruises, and Regatta’s dining additions don’t disappoint. Master chef Jacques Pepin serves as the Executive Culinary Director preparing perfectly portioned gourmet tasting menus with items like molten cheese soufflé and nine minute baked valrhona chocolate cake with raspberries and vanilla ice cream and main course dishes of steamed Maine lobster. Is your mouth watering yet?  

Friendly Baristas coffee bars have been added and set the tone with complimentary illy coffee drinks, fresh breakfast pastries, tasty finger sandwiches and sweet confections throughout the day. The newly added cook-to-order grill in Terrace Café is a wonderful addition to the evening casual dining venue, indoors or al fresco. Plus, Waves takes the poolside grill concept to a whole new level with creative burgers and grilled sandwiches, salads and wait staff service. Bonus: complimentary coffee drinks at Baristas and Horizons are a true all-inclusive treat.

Don't miss the Canyon Ranch SpaClub and it’s worldly menu of spa services including treatments to scrub, wrap, detoxify and revitalize every inch of your body from the top of your head (peppermint scalp refresher) to the soles of your feet (revitalizing foot treatment).

For a real splurge, upgrade to a Concierge Level stateroom or a butler-included Suite and enjoy priority embarkation, complimentary welcome bottle of champagne, unlimited access to Canyon Ranch SpaClub private Spa Terrace and lots more at the Concierge Level. Suites get all of the above as well as 24-hour Butler service, complimentary in-suite bar setup with 6 full-sized bottles of your choice of wine and spirits, a complimentary laptop and iPad, and many other added luxury benefits. Suite passengers also have the added luxury of being able to order en-suite meals from any of the ship’s restaurants. If you want to feel like royalty, you know what type of stateroom to book.

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Oceania Regatta is based in Alaska for the summers and New England for the fall foliage cruises. She then does a variety of Caribbean and Panama Canal sailings before home basing in South America for the winters.