The Oceania Regatta, the 2nd "R" clas ship in the fleet of premium luxury class cruise ships, may best be defined as “classic cruising.” The itineraries are scheduled for a more leisurely pace. The ports of call focus on European, South American, Caribbean, Asian and transatlantic journeys. Onboard service echoes a distinctive Old World charm. But it is the intimate, 684 guest Regatta that most reflects this classic tone.
New for 2015. One sister ship, the Oceania Insignia, has undergone a complete refurbishment enhancing the décor throughout the ship. The Insignia will commence its third World Cruise in January, 2016, visiting 6 continents, 36 countries, 32 islands and 98 ports.
New for 2016. Oceania welcomes a new cruise ship, the 684 passenger Sirena, bringing the total number of “R Class” ships to four. The Inaugural Voyage of the Sirena is set for April 27, 2016, sailing from Barcelona to Venice for a 14 day cruise.
Your first impression may well be the rich shipboard décor. Throughout the Regatta are deeply cushioned chairs and settees; warm, richly carved cabinetry; elegant carpets and draperies; hand painted murals and museum-quality artifacts. Wrought iron railings, wood paneling and brass light fixtures add additional warmth and charm. The ambiance throughout the ship – staterooms, fine dining-including the Polo Grill and Toscana-all at no additional charge, bars and lounges – all reflect a sophisticated, yet casual tone.
The Reception Desk and Concierge Office are reminiscent of those at a fine European hotel. Palms and elegant flower arrangements adorn the tables and counters. Nearby is the Destinations Services Desk where shore excursions may be arranged. Follow the wrought iron railings that travel up the formal staircase to the Upper Hall – the Regatta’s “atrium” of sorts – and you’ll find yourself in a comfortable piano lounge. This is the ship’s nighttime “hub” – great for people watching!
Though only just over 30,000 tons – “medium-size” by today’s standards – Oceania ships offer big ship features. What the Regatta doesn’t offer – climbing walls, skating rinks, booming discos or shopping malls – Oceania passengers won’t miss. But they’ll appreciate the spacious Library with its decorative fireplace, wing chairs, deep-cushioned sofas and top-of-the-ship views. The Library boasts of over 2000 books and periodicals.
Oceania guests will appreciate the quiet location of the spacious Card Room – a great place for a Bridge tournament, a game of Pinochle, a jigsaw puzzle or a board game. Next door is the Oceania@Sea – the line’s Internet café – open and staffed 24 hours a day. There’s also a Computer Learning Program available to guests. Group classes are scheduled on various topics and programs; private one-on-one instruction can be arranged, too.
There are two, very stylish, very nicely decorated Boutiques aboard the ship. One offers relatively inexpensive logo item gifts, casual wear, sundries and paperbacks. The other offers duty-free merchandise such as fine jewelry, perfumes, spirits and a selection of upscale Oceania logo apparel. The ship features a small Photo Gallery, as well.
The heated Pool is flanked by two Hot Tubs – a third hot tub is located within the Health Spa. The top-most deck, Deck Eleven, offers the luxury and personal sanctuary of private cabanas.
Oceania Regatta. Intimate. Casual. Affordable Luxury.