This was our first cruise with Oceana. We wanted to check their R class ships, because we're considering their world cruise. The food was wonderful, no matter where you ate. The food service staff was also first rate. The buffet did get busy and sometimes it was difficult getting a table, especially when it was cool and no one wanted to sit outside, but we always eventually scoped one out. We've been to Southeast Alaska before, and the only thing I would have changed as far as the ports go, would have been the stop in Juneau, it was way too busy, with 5 other cruise ships in port. Petersburg or Skagway may have been nicer. We only did one excursion, which was nice, I asked for some other information about things to do in port and the port activities staff could have been a little more knowledgeable about activities outside shore excursions, but they were always helpful and willing to look things up on the computer (when the internet was working). We really enjoyed the ship size, it made embarking and disembarking (even the one day we had to tender) very easy and quick. We could always find an out of the way place to sit if we wanted to, or a place to look at the rail to look at the scenery with the crowd. The cabin was decent sized with places to stow things away, although we may have to splurge for a bigger one if we go for 180 days. The bathroom was tiny. The entertainment was pretty good, we really enjoyed the magician and the singers. Our cabin steward was great, and was easy to find if we had a question or needed something.

Great Alaska Cruise

Regatta Cruise Review by Fire Penguin

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: May 2015
  • Destination: Alaska
  • Cabin Type: Ocean View
This was our first cruise with Oceana. We wanted to check their R class ships, because we're considering their world cruise.

The food was wonderful, no matter where you ate. The food service staff was also first rate. The buffet did get busy and sometimes it was difficult getting a table, especially when it was cool and no one wanted to sit outside, but we always eventually scoped one out.

We've been to Southeast Alaska before, and the only thing I would have changed as far as the ports go, would have been the stop in Juneau, it was way too busy, with 5 other cruise ships in port. Petersburg or Skagway may have been nicer. We only did one excursion, which was nice, I asked for some other information about things to do in port and the port activities staff could have been a little more knowledgeable about activities outside shore excursions, but they were always helpful and willing to look things up on the computer (when the internet was working).

We really enjoyed the ship size, it made embarking and disembarking (even the one day we had to tender) very easy and quick.

We could always find an out of the way place to sit if we wanted to, or a place to look at the rail to look at the scenery with the crowd.

The cabin was decent sized with places to stow things away, although we may have to splurge for a bigger one if we go for 180 days. The bathroom was tiny.

The entertainment was pretty good, we really enjoyed the magician and the singers.

Our cabin steward was great, and was easy to find if we had a question or needed something.
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Ocean View
Cabin D 3025
Nicely appointed.
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