Nautica

4.1 out of 5

Overview

Nautica is a small ship, carrying 684 passengers and 400 crew, and sails from Southampton (London), England and Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy.

Sails from: Hong Kong, Singapore, Cape Town, South Africa

Cruises to: Europe - Western Europe, Europe - Northern Europe, Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

retired couple

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We took this trip because of the itinerary and the extras offered such as paid gratuities, onboard credit, and free excursions. That was as expected. The botched airport to ship transfer was a real downer. It cost $139pp and we could have taken a direct train from the airport to Southampton for 16 euros. The ship itself was OK, but showed its age.

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5 out of 5

Enjoyable Scandinavian cruise

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Enjoyed the trip very much so (good food, nice excursions, knowledgeable guides). Jennifer Martin was very helpful in booking this trip and in providing us with all of the necessary details.

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Great itinerary and service.

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This was our first time sailing with Oceania and we had a great time.  The highlight of the cruise was the overnight in Bordeaux, France--the city is beautiful by day and magical at night.  The Nautica is an older ship that is in need of updating.  The service by the staff is absolutely top of the line.  The overall food experience was very good, but not the wow experience that we were expecting.  Tuscano, one of the two specialty restaurants, was most excellent, but Polo was below expectations.  Two of us at our table had to send food back for being overly salty and one other person had two badly cooked steaks in a row.  If you are looking for good evening entertainment, choose another cruise line.  We will gladly sail Oceania again because of their smaller ship itineraries--if the price is right.  But we've had better food and entertainment on Celebrity.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
4 out of 5

Overall, great ship experience

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The service, as always was wonderful.  I don't think I will go on any ship sponsored tours again, though.  I always request the smaller group tours and never have gotten one.  I am ready to risk booking my own.  

For some reason, on this trip, the coffee was very bitter.  First time on an Oceania ship that I have had that experience.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Incredible Cruise

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Can't recommend this cruise highly enough. The crew on this detailed, clean, mid sized ship were so polite and helpful, a variety of delicious food, and the itinerary was amazing! We had informative lectures to gain information and a historical perspective before we arrived in ports. 

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  • Price: $$$

  • Size: S

  • Total Passengers: 684

  • Total Crew: 400

  • Crew to Passenger Ratio: 1.71

  • Built: Jan 1998

  • Refurbished: 8 yrs ago

  • Number of Decks: 9

  • Total Cabins: 0

  • Cabin Categories: 16

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skimmer
Contributor Level: Purser
Jun 08, 2015

On this, as most other ships, dine on a lower deck during rough seas -- surprising how many persisted in not doing this on our only "rough" day.

svicol
Contributor Level: Purser
Sep 14, 2017

Dress appropriately for the specialty restaurants and for tea time.

DavidJaSmith
Contributor Level: Purser
Aug 24, 2015

The intimacy of the smaller Oceania Ship is special, we have sallied on Nautica twice and love the ship and the crew and would not hesitate to sail again and again.

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