Sailing all over the world since 1998, the Regatta went through a multi-million dollar transformation in Spring 2014. But even with the updated facilities, this Oceania vessel features the luxury line’s well-known warmth and decadence. You’ll notice it in the details, from the beautiful teak, stone, and tile balconies to the neo-classic furnishings.
Originally an R-class ship for the now-defunct Renaissance Cruises, the Regatta is outfitted with open-seating restaurants, eight lounges and bars, and 342 total suites, with 70 percent offering private verandahs. Oceania currently takes this ship across the world, including to Alaska, the Caribbean, Canada, South America, the Panama Canal, and transatlantic voyages.
The Regatta features three different types of staterooms: three levels of Penthouse Suites, each 322 square feet; Vista Suites, which offer 786 square feet of room; and Owner’s Suites, which extend over 1,000 square feet.
All rooms provide a choice of media, including laptops and iPads, and feature large flat screen televisions. Butler service is provided to all. However, the Owner’s Suite, considered the height of luxury onboard, takes this up a notch with cashmere blankets, fresh fruit and champagne, shoe shining service, a second bathroom, a private veranda, and priority reservations for shore excursions.
The Grand Dining Room is where all major meals are served. Here, as travelers savor European-style continental meals in a five-star restaurant atmosphere, they’ll dine on fine china and linens in a space designed with beautiful frescoes and a domed ceiling.
Of course, the possibilities are many on board. Lounges and bars feature everything from coffee drinks and pastries to martinis and fine scotch, while cruisers can utilize room service or request afternoon tea. Along with these factors, the Regatta features multiple specialty restaurants, such as the following:
Toscana: Italian chefs bring timeless Tuscan recipes to life, while experienced sommeliers recommend perfect wine pairings.
Paolo Grill: Many consider this the finest steakhouse at sea, so try it for yourself. Décor features a dark color scheme and leather chairs.
Terrace Café: Begin your day with the always-changing buffet of breakfast and lunch items. Choose from indoor and outdoor seating options.
Waves: Want a quick bite? Head over to this shaded, spacious area. Order from a menu of burgers and fries, barbecue, healthy sides, seafood dishes, and gelato, before lounging outdoors.
When onboard, many want to try the Canyon Ranch Spa Club at least once. The wellness center with 30 years of history has expert professionals providing luxurious, relaxing treatments. Enhance your cruise experience with a soothing massage, body wrap, exercise class, scrub, or acupuncture treatment.
Along with this, try out a new look – for a show, fancy dinner, or simply to experiment – at the salon. Here, stylists assist with hair coloring, makeup, tanning, and other beauty services.
For another approach to relaxation, try out the pools. The large heated pool, along with three whirlpool spas, provides just this with a great view, no matter where you are in the world. Or depending upon your personal tastes, you may find just what you’re looking for in the duty-free boutique, the casino, or an intimate piano bar.
Once evening falls, there’s a good time to be had with a nightly performance. Headlining acts bring their top game to entertain – be it with singing, acting, magic tricks, or a comedy routine.
See as much of the world as you can in the highest tier of luxury with Oceania’s Regatta. Book your trip today after browsing itineraries through Direct Line Cruises.