Nautica Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

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3 out of 5

For the older crowd

Sail Date: July 28, 2006

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Family w/older children

Room Type: Oceanview

The travel agent said that this ship had a younger crowd during the summer, even though Oceania's marketing brochures were filled with "wealthy older people" and there were young people on the cruise (45 and below), but the activities were mostly geared for retired people; shuffleboard, bingo, Big-O popint activities, beginning internet classes. the excurisions were not well organized, and if you were not on an excurision, there were no shuttle buses or other types of transportation provided.

Pros: The service people were exceptional, ship in great shape

Cons: Food, entertainment,

Marseille (Provence), France
Go to Nice after they have completed their metro construction.
Don't Miss: The soap, EZE
Monte Carlo, Monaco
The palace and old town. Aquarium is nice.
Don't Miss: Seeing the valet parking in front of the casino.
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Need more time. All the sites are incredible. Food is great. Sistene chapel is overrated-no picutres, talkling, etc. Prior halls are more spectacular.
Don't Miss: old city, vatican hall of maps
Sorrento, Italy
Pompeii, couldn't believe how lush the area was and organized. All the food is excellent. Limoncello, see above warning about purchasing
Don't Miss: pompeii
Portofino, Italy
Walked to Santa Margarita, much bigger city. Portofino is quaint, but too small for more than an hour. TAKE THE BUS
Don't Miss: The "penguin" gelatos in Santa Margarita, just off the square.
Portofino, Italy
Walked to Santa Margarita, much bigger city. Portofino is quaint, but too small for more than an hour. TAKE THE BUS
Don't Miss: The "penguin" gelatos in Santa Margarita, just off the square.
Dubrovnik, Croatia
The old town and walking the wall. Good internet cafe. Lovely people.
Don't Miss: Walking the wall, though lots of steps.
Corfu, Greece
Kumquat liquer, look for the the actual producers to buy if you like it. Food is excellent near the square. Remember service is different (slow).
Don't Miss: Wandering the streets
Monte Carlo, Monaco
The palace and old town. Aquarium is nice.
Don't Miss: Seeing the valet parking in front of the casino.
Venice, Italy
WARNING: THE VENICE PORT AUTHORITY ARE THIEVES. We had Bose headphones and an umbrella taken from our luggage. They are also rude, and unorganized. The Venicians are lovely people; the Guggenheim is a must see if you like contemporary art. Stay at the HOtel Antigue Figure. All the food is great.
Don't Miss: Wandering the streets and eating gelato
Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy
Florence was dissappointing. Visited on SUnday, no access to Dome. Too much discussion outside. Left tour.
Don't Miss: Pitti Palace, food
Sorrento, Italy
Pompeii, couldn't believe how lush the area was and organized. All the food is excellent. Limoncello, see above warning about purchasing
Don't Miss: pompeii
Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy
Florence was dissappointing. Visited on SUnday, no access to Dome. Too much discussion outside. Left tour.
Don't Miss: Pitti Palace, food
Amalfi, Italy
Venice, Italy
WARNING: THE VENICE PORT AUTHORITY ARE THIEVES. We had Bose headphones and an umbrella taken from our luggage. They are also rude, and unorganized. The Venicians are lovely people; the Guggenheim is a must see if you like contemporary art. Stay at the HOtel Antigue Figure. All the food is great.
Don't Miss: Wandering the streets and eating gelato
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Need more time. All the sites are incredible. Food is great. Sistene chapel is overrated-no picutres, talkling, etc. Prior halls are more spectacular.
Don't Miss: old city, vatican hall of maps
Corfu, Greece
Kumquat liquer, look for the the actual producers to buy if you like it. Food is excellent near the square. Remember service is different (slow).
Don't Miss: Wandering the streets
Dubrovnik, Croatia
The old town and walking the wall. Good internet cafe. Lovely people.
Don't Miss: Walking the wall, though lots of steps.
Marseille (Provence), France
Go to Nice after they have completed their metro construction.
Don't Miss: The soap, EZE
Amalfi, Italy


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