Miami, FL, July 16, 2003 - One week into her inaugural voyage, Oceania Cruises' M/S Regatta is receiving rave reviews from guests onboard. Having set sail from Barcelona, Spain on July 5th, guests have spent their first week sleeping in Oceania Cruises' exclusive Tranquility Beds, sampling Regatta's culinary delights in the four, open seating, gourmet restaurants and exploring enchanting ports of call.
Guests are so pleased, many of them have already written letters and e-mails to Oceania Cruises to express how much they are enjoying their experience onboard Regatta and at least 80 guests aboard the inaugural voyage have booked future cruises.
"The food is outstanding, attention to detail is excellent, the staff to passenger ratio is phenomenal. It's also the friendliest staff I've ever encountered at sea." -J. Neilsen
"Beautiful ship! Elegant and luxurious accommodations, superb and friendly service. The menu in the Grand Dining Room is excellent,
imaginative, beautifully presented and overall, exquisite." -A. Lawrence
"This cruise has been spectacular and has exceeded all of my expectations." -A. Cenedella
"The beds are so comfortable, the sheets are so gorgeous, and the staff is friendly and wonderful. The waiters are absolutely charming!" -C. Sabitini
"The cruise is wonderful and ship is lovely, personnel are friendly and eager to please." --M. Silk
"We had a wonderful time on the cruise and everything worked well. The food is great, ports of call very interesting, staff outstanding. My
experience on the Regatta has met and exceeded all expectations." --B. Coggin
"The ship is great, food wonderful and those beds!!!! I cannot say enough about how comfortable they are." -L. Duggan
"Love the attitude of your staff, no other ship has come close to it! On other ships, most just pass you by. Here, they smile, make comments and
call you by name." -P. Fletcher
Joe Watters, Chairman of Oceania Cruises, commented," We're delivering everything we said the Oceania Cruises experience would be. We know what experienced cruisers are looking for; the finest cuisine, destination-oriented itineraries and a casually elegant environment. The ship is very warm and inviting; the suites and staterooms are plush and comfortable. And the crew is the friendliest at sea."
Frank Del Rio, President and CEO, added, "We've taken extraordinary measures to ensure that our guests are treated to the finest cruise experience possible. Our staff has been hand picked and every aspect of the Oceania Cruises experience has been meticulously crafted with the utmost care". Del Rio, along with Chairman Joe Watters, was aboard the Regatta for the first seven days of the inaugural voyage, personally ensuring that all facets of the cruise experience met their demanding and exacting standards. "Oceania Cruises is everything we promised, and then some," added Del Rio.
Oceania Cruises features two intimate and luxurious 684 passenger ships, REGATTA and INSIGNIA. Oceania Cruises is setting a new, worldwide standard for luxury cruising with the finest cuisine at sea, exceptional personalized service, grand style, and luxurious accommodations offered at an affordable price.
Regatta's sold out summer season sees her cruising throughout Northern Europe and Russia before repositioning to the Western Mediterranean for
the fall season. On November 25th, Regatta will begin her inaugural season of voyages to the Exotic Caribbean, Panama Canal and Central
America with convenient departures from Miami and Los Angeles.
For additional information on Oceania Cruises or to make a reservation please contact your Travel Agent. To request a brochure, call 800-531-5658 or visit www.OceaniaCruises.com