Good, but not outstanding

Nautica Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 22

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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40 Night Thrones & Treasures (Copenhagen To London)

Sail date: June 25, 2016

Ship: Nautica

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 7089

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

This cruise, our 4th with Oceania, had many high points but more low points than any previous cruise. The staff was exceptional, as always. The excursions were very good, except in Russia, more later. The food was very good, not always exceptional but very good. The ship was in top shape, amazing as it is coming up on a refitting. I went on this cruise in part to see more of Russia, and in my opinion in the end not worth the bother. I am not sure the activities were worthless because Oceania did not try, more likely there is just nothing worth seeing in this part of Russia. I also have a bone to pick with Oceania, their wine selection below $100 per bottle (including mandatory tip) is poor, not worth the cost. They keep lowering the quality and maintaining the price. Just an opinion from one that is not an expert but enjoys wine with dinner.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Except wine, a frown on wine.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Nice cabin, cabins are smaller than on newer ships, but adequate.

Ship tip

cabins near elevators/stairs are nice for getting around ship

Ports of call

Copenhagen, Denmark

5 out of 5

Alesund, Norway

5 out of 5

Trondheim, Norway

5 out of 5

Hammerfest, Norway

5 out of 5

Murmansk, Russian Federation

1 out of 5

Solovetsky Island, Russian Federation

1 out of 5

Arkhangelsk (Archangel), Russian Federation

1 out of 5

Honningsvag, Norway

3 out of 5

Kristiansund, Norway

5 out of 5

Geiranger, Norway

5 out of 5

Hellesylt, Norway

5 out of 5

Bergen, Norway

5 out of 5

Amsterdam, Netherlands

5 out of 5

Zeebrugge (Bruges), Belgium

5 out of 5

Southampton (London), England

3 out of 5
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