Do not recommend this Oceania itinerary

Nautica Cruise Review to Europe - Western Europe

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 23

Overall rating:

2 out of 5

20 Night Vikings And Castles & Kings (London Roundtrip)

Sail date: June 17, 2015

Ship: Nautica

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 7093

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Review summary

We chose this cruise because we wanted to see Iceland and Greenland. The itinerary included Prince Christian Sound and 2 ports in Greenland plus 2 days in Reykjavik and 1 day in Akureyri, Iceland. However, the captain determined we could not go into the sound and re-routed the ship to Nuuk. So, instead of 7 days at sea, we had 10 days at sea and only 1 day in Reykjavik. We understand the captain's decision but feel Oceania should not have started the voyage promising this itinerary since it is rarely possible to enter the sound at this time of year. We were very disappointed with the number of days at sea and it made for a longer and more tedious journey. Giving passengers free drinks did not make up for the poor planning on the part of Oceania. We have cruised with Oceania 3 times previously and enjoyed all 3 trips!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Plenty of space for storage, nice to have sofa and desk. Very clean and well designed.

Ports of call

Southampton (London), England

3 out of 5

Rosyth (Edinburgh), Scotland

5 out of 5

Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Scotland

5 out of 5

Torshavn, Faroe Islands

5 out of 5

Akureyri, Iceland

5 out of 5

Ammassalik, Greenland Did not visit port

Did not go here.

Qaqortoq, Greenland Did not visit port

Did not go here.

Londonderry, Northern Ireland Did not visit port

Did not go.

Liverpool, England

5 out of 5

Belfast, Northern Ireland

5 out of 5

Dublin, Ireland

5 out of 5
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