When Oceania Cruises’ Regatta sails away from Sydney this evening for her 35-day circumnavigation voyage of the entire coast of Australia, there will not be a spare cabin to be had.

Of the 656-guests on board, half will be Australians and the remaining will be international guests from overseas.

Dining at Toscana

Regatta arrived and berthed at the Overseas Passenger Terminal this morning before making her way to Newcastle, offering a 14-day voyage from Sydney to Bali calling at various ports on the east coast of Australia and a 21-day Boxing Day return journey to Sydney via Australia’s west coast.

“This is the first time we’ve had an Oceania Cruises ship in Sydney since 2019, so we are delighted to welcome Regatta back to the region. She will be in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and South Pacific waters for the entire summer season, with plenty of opportunities for immersive exploration,” said Jason Worth, Vice President Australia and NZ, Oceania Cruises.

Martini Lounge

Regatta which underwent a $50 million facelift in 2019, now offers Solo Oceanview Staterooms to cater for an increasing number of cruisers who want to travel on their own. The 143- sq ft (13 sq m) Solo cabins on Deck 6, are a perfect retreat for single travellers with a comfortable tranquility bed, mini-bar, writing desk and Bulgari amenities.

Veranda suite

Regatta will also offer a 14-day cruise from Sydney to Auckland via Milford Sound, Christchurch, Napier and the Bay of Islands on 16 January 2023 with a return journey arriving back in Sydney on 13 February 2023.

She will also offer another 15-day immersive exploration of New Zealand, Fjords and Tasman Tales departing Sydney on 13 February, cruising via Hobart to the east coast of New Zealand’s south and north islands.

Regatta’s pool deck at sunset

On 28 February 2023, Regatta will leave Australia for a 28-day sailing from Sydney through the Coral Sea and South Pacific to Papeete, Tahiti, Vanuatu, Fiji, Samoa and Bora Bora.

Most of her sailings this year and early 2023 are fully booked but as the line said:”For those who may have missed out this year, Regatta will return to the region for the 2023-2024 summer season. Enticing itineraries with availability include the 35-day Sydney to Sydney circumnavigation voyage on 21 December 2023 and the 14-day Sydney to Sydney New Zealand Discovery sailing on 25 January 2024.”


Grand Staircase on Regatta

Oceania Cruises, which offers the Finest Cuisine at Sea has a variety of dining options including the Grand Dining Room, Toscana which serves fine Italian cuisine with the choice of 10 olive oil and three balsamic vinaigrette and Polo Grill. Regatta also boasts a library, the best and biggest at sea; a Martini Lounge with pianist and a Horizon Lounge where afternoon tea is served and turns into a nightclub in the evening.

For more information, visit www.oceaniacruises.com.