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I just love this time of year!  It is when all of the cruiseships heading to Alaska for the summer season, stop here in San Francisco.  This allows me to tour the ships and report back the good, the bad and the….well you never know…

Today’s post is all about the Oceania Regatta.  She is all class!  You will not find a kids club on this ship, nor a single disco.  Not that these are bad things, it just not the clientele that this ship attracts.  If you are looking for a relaxed, intimate and beautiful ship to visit Alaska?  It has been found!

This ship holds approximately 600 guests, which is vastly lower than the other mass market cruiseships you will find in Alaska this season.  No need to pack your suit or fancy dress for a formal night, because it does not exist here on the Regatta!  Oceania tends to describe the relaxed atmosphere onboard as Country Club Casual.  There are only 9 passenger decks, so truly she is easy to navigate without having to take the elevators to get around.  She was refurbished back in 2011 and truly the beauty of this ship stands out.

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She sails with the Canyon Ranch Spa onboard which offers you the best treatments and spa cuisine.  Are you getting the idea here…this cruise is all about RELAXING!!

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The staterooms on the Regatta are spacious, comfortable and once again classic.  The dark wood and the décor exude comfort and elegance.

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Now let’s address the fantastic attraction of Oceania – its gourmet cuisine!  The menus are inspired by the Executive Culinary Director and renowned Master Chef, Jacques Pépin.   All I have to say here is MAJOR YUM!!!  All 5 dining areas, including but not limited to the specialty restaurants are included in the cruisefare. No nickel and diming you the travelers while onboard.  While we are discussing inclusions…sodas, bottled water, cappuccinos, espressos, teas and juices are also INCLUDED in the cruisefare.

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Oceania tends to offer incredible offers from time to time, such as 2 for cruisefares, free airfare, prepaid gratuities and of course my favorite…onboard credits.

Give me a call (650) 906-6000 or send me an e-mail at lauren@aticket2travel.com, to discuss your next vacation to Alaska or to the other wonderful European, Asian and South American itineraries that Oceania sails.

Folks, I know it is hard to believe that I am speechless!  I actually had a moment here where I was a little faklempt (ahhh, Mike Myers those were the days…)

You ask why?  How can it be?  Will I live?  Who or what did this to me?

I have Azamara Cruises to thank for this moment, as should you!!!  They just released the most AMAZING special I have ever seen in the 6 years I have been in this business.  So here’s the low-down:

►   2-For-1 Savings and Gratuities Included.  (Get the hell out of here!!!!  50% off on European Sailings?!?!)

►   $500 Air Credit, per person.  (Seriously?!?!  I’m starting to get hot flashes here…)

►   $500 On-board Credit, per cabin.  (Spa treatments here I come!!!  Thanks, Azamara)

Are you still with me?  Please tell me you haven’t fainted, because I have more inclusive amenities:

►   Azamara’s preferred vintage red and white wine of the day poured at lunch & dinner.   (OMG!  I know you finally fainted, because I just picked myself off of the floor!)

►   Shuttle service to/from port communities, where available.  (Ok, so this is not that spectacular, but still cool)

►   English Butler for Club Suite guests.  I can hear it now…”Jenkins, a glass of champagne and a chocolate covered strawberry, please…”

Now that you are as excited as I am about this…CALL ME, E-MAIL ME, TALK TO ME AT THE SUPERMARKET, WHATEVER IT TAKES! (Yes, I will take your call at 3:00 a.m. if you are serious about booking).  DO NOT PASS THIS OFFER UP!!!

Last day to book is June 30, 2010.

Greece

The Best of Greece from $1,799*

 

Experience the hospitality and culture of Greece on this 6-night journey back in time.

 

Package includes:

  • 1 nights Athens Hotel Athens Gate
  • 2 nights Mykonos Hotel Petassos Beach Sea View Room
  • 2 nights  Santorini  Aressana Spa Hotel & Suites
  • Airport – hotel – pier transfers in Athens, Mykonos, and Santorini
  • Athens sightseeing tour, including the Acropolis
  • Ferry from Piraeus to Mykonos and Mykonos to Santorini
  • Air transportation from Santorini to Athens
  • 1 night Sofitel Athens Airport before departure
  • Breakfast daily and all hotel taxes
*Price is per person based on double occupancy and valid for travel September 21 – October 31.  For travel July 14 – September 20 add $200 per person.  

Lauren Liebert

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