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Nautica Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 10

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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Nautica

12 Night Greek Isles Odyssey (Athens To Istanbul)

Sail Date: September 19, 2011

Ship: Nautica

Cabin Type: Balcony

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Review Summary

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.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
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;

Entertainment

1 out of 5
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;

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
they were always very nice and friendly;

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
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;

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
good size room and nice balcony;

Ports Of Call

Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey

3 out of 5
good port for Ephesus;

Corfu, Greece

3 out of 5
nice port to walk through;

Nafplion (Nauplion), Greece

3 out of 5
nice port;

Rhodes, Greece

3 out of 5
nice town;

Katakolon (Olympia), Greece

3 out of 5
not very nice port, but close to Olympia;

Zakynthos, Greece

3 out of 5
nice port to walk through;

Monemvasia, Greece

5 out of 5
nice old town

Santorini, Greece

1 out of 5
too many people; overcrowded and overrated;

Istanbul, Turkey

5 out of 5
a great city!!

Aghios Nikolaos, Crete

5 out of 5
Knossos is a must see;

Pros: small ship atmosphere and the food

Cons: the swimming pool was to small and too shallow

Recommends Nautica? Yes!

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