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Nautica Cruise Review to Europe - Western Europe

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 25

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
Verified Review

12 Night Chateaux & Saints (London To Barcelona)

Sail date: October 02, 2019

Ship: Nautica

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 4021

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

We are veteran Oceania travelers because we really enjoy the line, its excellent service and food, and its relatively small ships. We liked the itinerary and had pleasant excursions (privately booked) in most of the ports. We weren't able to visit Guernsey due to rough seas, but understand that's always a risk. The Cruise Director and his staff did a great job putting together a plan for our unplanned sea day, and we had a fine time despite missing the port.


5 out of 5
Quick and painless

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Oceania has the best food, and we love the Terrace Café as well as the more formal restaurants.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
We enjoy all the silly games and social needlepoint, and there were some good enrichment lectures. The fitness center meets our needs.


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

No children, and that's one of the reasons we like this line.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All wonderful; so warm, welcoming, and eager to please.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Constant cleaning and polishing going on.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
The cabin was comfortable, though not too large (we knew what we were getting, and consider it a good value. Cleanliness and maintenance were great.

Ship tip

Play the silly games. You get to know the entertainment crew and other guests while having a little fun.

Ports of call

Brest, France

4 out of 5

La Rochelle, France

4 out of 5

Bordeaux, France

5 out of 5

Lisbon, Portugal

5 out of 5

Cadiz (Seville), Spain

5 out of 5

Motril (Granada), Spain

5 out of 5

Alicante, Spain

4 out of 5


5 out of 5
We took our own bags so we could get off quickly for an early flight, and had no difficulties.
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