Interesting African Cruise

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

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 12

Overall rating:

3.8 out of 5
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Nautica

14 Night Accent On Africa (Cape Town Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 06, 2020

Ship: Nautica

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 6075

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 11 months ago

Review summary

The cruise was good, although every time I moved my arm I was in pain. At least the doctor on ship X-rayed and let me know it was not broken. He gave me a sling which was a big help! I have an appointment with an orthopedic at his suggestion. There were too many days at sea due to the Namibia jaunt and the bad weather. The staff and food on Nautica made up for any complaints. It was a good trip which would have been more enjoyable had I not fallen.

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
Bingo, slot tournament

Entertainment

We went to sleep not long after dinner, which was usually late.

Children's Programs

Not geared for children

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone was nice!

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The ship will be updated in the summer of 2020.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
The second night of the cruise, I fell in the cabin. Oceania always puts a white cloth on each side of the bed in the evening. The cloth is made of thin cotton. My right foot got caught in it as I was going to the door and I fell. I suggest omitting the hazard as I am still having trouble with my left arm.

Ship tip

We took two cruises recently on Nautica. One was primarily in Italy and the other South Africa. On both cruises we had days where the weather was choppy and the ports were closed. I had paid for excursions outside of Oceania the could not be reclaimed. More importantly, we will not have the opportunity to experience. I suggest traveling at a different time of the year.

Ports of call

Cape Town, South Africa

5 out of 5
It was the best! I wish we had more time there.

Walvis Bay, Namibia

2 out of 5
There was not much to see. It would have been fine it there were not so many days at sea to get there and back.

Cruise Cape Of Good Hope

1 out of 5
We did not stop there and could barely make it out from where we were on the ship.

Port Elizabeth, South Africa

4 out of 5
We enjoyed the sights.

East London, South Africa

4 out of 5
I hired a driver there who took us around. It was very interesting.

Durban, South Africa

5 out of 5
There was a lot to see in Durban.

Richards Bay, South Africa

5 out of 5
We did a four hour Safari , which was excellent. We saw lots of animals.

Maputo, Mozambique

4 out of 5
There were interesting things to see.

Disembarkation

2 out of 5
Because of the weather, we missed going to three wineries and tea at Mount Nelson Hotel. It was not the ship’s fault. The disembarkation was fine as far as the ship’s job.
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