South East Asia

Nautica Cruise Review to Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East)

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 36

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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20 Night Quintessential Far East (Bangkok To Beijing)

Sail date: February 13, 2016

Ship: Nautica

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 7035

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

This was our second Oceania Cruise. The first one was in the Marina. We upgraded to concierge level so we were disappointed with the size of our cabin and some of the bathroom features and the small closet when we arrived in the Nautica. Also, we had a little problem with some of the excursions, for example, there was no time to visit the Reunification Palace in Saigon during our Good Morning Vietnam tour, and we could not do the Taste of Xiamen tour because " they did not have enough bikes", and when we disembarked in Xiamen on our own, we discovered that there were bikes parked all over the city, waiting for tourist. There was a land tour in Angkor Wat that Oceania did not tell us about prior to departure. Big mistake not to offer a tour to China Beach in Danang.

Not beeing able to dock in Saigon was very inconvenient.

Otherwise, GREAT CRUISE.

The Nautica Orchestra was the BEST EVER in a cruise, ( number 22 for us ). The String Quartet, WONDERFUL!!!! The fastest and best violinist, great comedians, and the lectures by the speakers about China, Vietnam, and the South China Sea, OUTSTANDING!!! ALL the waiters and waitresses were beyond their duty in kindness and efficiency.

Great food EVERYWHERE, but the highlight with Oceania is DAILY GRILLED LOBSTER. Great to have prepaid gratuities and free WiFi/Internet.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Read above. Toilet was in a very awkward position. I did not have enough space for my knees between toilet and front door.

Ship tip

Easy to get around. Elegant.

Ports of call

Bangkok, Thailand

5 out of 5

Sihanoukville, Cambodia

3 out of 5

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam

5 out of 5

Chan May (Hue), Vietnam

3 out of 5

Ha Long Bay City (Hanoi), Vietnam

5 out of 5

Hong Kong

5 out of 5

Xiamen, China

5 out of 5
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