September 2016 - Nautica to United Kingdom
I should begin by saying we have cruised on the various upscale lines. This was our fouth in a row with Oceania and second time on Nautica. We are sold on Oceania because we like the size and feeling of their ships. No mega cruises with thousands of passengers. Oceania must do a great job in hiring their staff because once again they were exceptional in friendliness and service throughout the ship. Our penthouse suite gave us plenty of extra room and we had a great time interacting with our Butler and cabin stewards. Dining on Oceania is like going to a fine restaurant at whatever time suited us. I am not going to write abook here -- we again had a great time on Oceania & Nautica as did many of our 672 fellow travelers -- most of whom have the same loyal feeling for Oceania and are repeat cruisers. On-board, we booked a Caribbean cruise for February to escape our midwest winter.
Oceania had good entertainment in the evenings. On a mid-size ship, you do not get the big Broadway productions of some of the mega cruises we have been on. I am happy to make this trade-off. The singers on Nautica were far and away the best of our 4 cruises. We'd been to England many times and London; still, we did 5 days on our own in London and I am kicking myself for not doing 3-4 more.