Nautica Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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1 out of 5

Overrated. Overpriced

Sail Date: July 01, 2007

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

We travel several times a year. This cruise line is overrated. The ships have too many cabins per key public areas like the pool. spa, and gym. They were very crowded. Inconstant food. We got food poisoning. Terrible room. Noisy, brown water out of the faucets, smallest shower ever, and light from the neighbors shined through the wall. Terrible tendering. Equipment failures. Rude, arrogant, and aloof officers and managers. Save your money and go on another midlevel cruise line like Princess or spend a little more and go on a true luxury line. Oceania is a pretender.

Pros: Itenerary

Cons: Bad food, Noisy Room,Inconsistant Service, Crowded Public areas, Rude personel, Health isssues...

Recommends Nautica? No.

Musicians were very good. Activities were few, dated, and held at the wrong times. Nothing, except Karaoke after 6:00.
Ship Quality
Very small pool. Too many people trying to use the pool, gym, and spa. Crowded. No public areas fore or aft for viewing. (You can rent a cabana for a few hundred dollars).
Food and Dining
Very inconsistent. We got food poisoning. You can only get into the nice restaurants once unless you travel often with Oceania or you have the luxury suites. Forget the "county club casual" lie and bring your suites but you can leave the tie. Pretense is the order of the day. You have to have a "reservation" to eat (unless the buffet or pool).
Cabin / Stateroom
Worst ever. We could hear everything from our neighbors. Light came in around the walls. Smallest shower I've ever seen. Brown water often out of faucet.
Service and Staff
Staff nice and professional. Officers and managers were rude, arrogant, and aloof. I
Children's Programs
Nonexistent. Oceania openly dissuades kids. There was nothing for them to do and I felt sorry for them. Many began to behave badly towards the end and I don't really blame them.

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