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: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy, Stockholm, Sweden, Southampton (London), England

Cruises to: Europe - Western Europe, Europe - Northern Europe, Asia & Indian Ocean

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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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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

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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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

November 2016

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Petra was the best stop

Internet service needs work

Food better than great

Crew very friendly

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Nautica

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Love the Oceania ships, and the itinerary was very good. One thing I was disappointed with were the tours, way too crowded and not very well planned. There were places we would have like to spend more time and some of the places we were at too long.  I would have liked more of the smaller group tours, there were not enough of them available. 

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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.

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.

carpenter757
Contributor Level: Purser
Mar 10, 2017

On this ship it is important to has a cabin centered in the ship. We did hit some rough waters and it is a small ship without the stabilizing system of the larger O ships. We also were called first for disembarking at ports.

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