South East Asia
Nautica Cruise Review to Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East)
20 Night Quintessential Far East (Bangkok To Beijing)
Sail date: February 13, 2016
Cabin type: Balcony
Cabin number: 7035
Traveled as: Couple
Reviewed: 5 years ago
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.
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Easy to get around. Elegant.