Sunday morning and Regatta has arrived on schedule in Oporto, Portugal. Yesterday, was a relaxing sea day. We’ve had two of those so far on this itinerary, with more to come. Many passengers have told me that they chose this particular sailing because of the itinerary, not only the ports of call but also for the fact that the port calls are pleasantly punctuated by the sea days. Oceania cruisers, in general, are people who appreciate the cruise line’s destination-intensity. Regatta, for example, typically arrives early in port and leaves late. As a pediatrician from New Orleans told me, “Our routine is to get off the ship early, do our tours, come back to the ship, have a nice dinner and crash on the pillows.” I’ve found that to be pretty much the norm. The passengers on this cruise are people who want to extract as much as they can from the destinations while Regatta is in port. Thus, Oceania’s passengers aren’t just cruisers. They are destination-seekers.
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