As part of Oceania Cruises’ 15th anniversary sailings in 2018, the flagship vessel of the brand’s intimate, luxurious fleet – Regatta – is returning to Sydney as part of the continuation of her summer season, visiting Australia and New Zealand for the first time since 2012.
After her five year hiatus from sailing Australian and New Zealand waters, Regatta has returned with six destination intensive itineraries, spanning from 14 to 34 days for the 2017-2018 summer season. These diverse voyages showcase the best of Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and the South Pacific, visiting an abundance of brand new ports of call including those featured in the 34 day Southern Cross Explorer, such as the idyllic Kingfisher Bay at Fraser Island, Adelaide: ‘the city of churches’ and Burnie, Tasmania.
Spending a total of 56 days in Australia and New Zealand this summer, Regatta will be returning for an even bigger season in November 2018 to March 2019 with a total of 66 days in local waters. She will also be undertaking seven sailings – all are brand new – including Enchanting Seas from Papeete to Sydney and Southern Cross Seafarer a Sydney to Sydney circumnavigation of Australia which stops at Hamilton Island for the very first time.
May 2018 will also see the return of Oceania’s Insignia during its Tasman and Pacific Gems, Sydney to Papeete itinerary, where it will explore the east coast of Australia, New Zealand and the Islands of French Polynesia.
Following a recent multi-million-dollar transformation which saw her emerge as a completely new ship, Regatta boasts four open-seating restaurants, a world-class fitness centre and spa, eight lounges and bars featuring custom stone and tile work, a casino and beautifully furnished neo-classical staterooms and lavish suites – with almost 70 per cent featuring private verandas.
During the sailing, Regatta’s 684 passengers – being serviced by the ship’s 400 professionally trained and dedicated staff – will experience first hand why Oceania Cruises is renowned for offering The Finest Cuisine at Sea. From the new addition of Jacques Pepin’s The Bistro’s quintessential French dishes to the Grand Dining Room menu, as well as the Asian Fusion favourite Red Ginger, to the specialty restaurants such as the Italian Toscana, serving traditional Tuscan fare, through to the steakhouse-at-sea Polo Grill – passengers can choose to snack or dine at eight different venues located throughout the ship’s nine guest decks – or end the day enjoying room service on their own private veranda taking in spectacular seascapes.