Nautica Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

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7+ cruises


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4 out of 5

a wonderful cruise

Sail Date: September 19, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

The choice of ports was very good; the food was outstanding and the service was excellent; having made a lot of cruises, we have to say, that this was one of the best. Unfortunately they had to cancel two ports, which were the most important for me. They claimed it was because of the weather, which we have no influence in. The excursions were totally overpriced; we took it on ourselves, to get a private guide and a taxi, which was still much more reasonable than the ship's prices in a bus.

Pros: small ship atmosphere and the food

Cons: the swimming pool was to small and too shallow

Recommends Nautica? Yes!

no entertainment to speak of; the lecturer was a disaster; totally no concept, dull subjects and a dull presentation; where did they get this guy from? The entertainment director was the highlight, so was the guitar player, but that's it;
Ship Quality
the smoking area was in an area where everybody had to walk through to go from the restaurant to the staterooms; they should either take them all the way on top or make it a none smoking ship;
Food and Dining
there were a hamburger and hot dogs stand (!!!), which we consider not very "good" food and this should be reserved for ships with a different clientele; This just didn't fit on a ship like that;
Cabin / Stateroom
good size room and nice balcony;
Service and Staff
they were always very nice and friendly;
Santorini, Greece
too many people; overcrowded and overrated;
Zakynthos, Greece
nice port to walk through;
Istanbul, Turkey
a great city!!
Aghios Nikolaos, Crete
Knossos is a must see;
Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
good port for Ephesus;
Rhodes, Greece
nice town;
Monemvasia, Greece
nice old town
Nafplion (Nauplion), Greece
nice port;
Katakolon (Olympia), Greece
not very nice port, but close to Olympia;
Corfu, Greece
nice port to walk through;

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