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skimmer
Jun 08, 2015

On this, as most other ships, dine on a lower deck during rough seas -- surprising how many persisted in not doing this on our only "rough" day.

DavidJaSmith
Aug 24, 2015

The intimacy of the smaller Oceania Ship is special, we have sallied on Nautica twice and love the ship and the crew and would not hesitate to sail again and again.

svicol
Sep 14, 2017

Dress appropriately for the specialty restaurants and for tea time.

ejgoldman2
Aug 24, 2015

Ideal size ship. When you arrive in port you are not in a crowd of 3000 people. Small enough to get to know people.

johnlachin
Nov 02, 2015

Room service is prompt even if call during "rush hour" for breakfast. Some full day excursions don't include lunch. Get a roll, salami and cheese from the Terrace Cafe during breakfast hours before disembarking.

bonirvine
Dec 14, 2015

I loved my walkabouts on the 10th deck. Also the gentleman who handled the internet services was very very helpful. The Dining facilities were excellent. I would use Oceania again, for sure

tiocharlie
Mar 09, 2016

Easy to get around. Elegant.

Marbleman
May 01, 2016

Always book on board as far out as possible...then change if you need to later.

JTTurner
Jun 08, 2016

Not a big ship. Bow or Aft is not a long walk.

lkrueger1
Jul 23, 2016

cabins near elevators/stairs are nice for getting around ship

CCBarry
Sep 25, 2016

This was a difficult trip to pack for because the weather could range from 40 to 75 degrees and high chance of rain. We departed September 9 and the weather was very warm /comfortable throughout and Zero rain which is unusual for England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales

Snelson
Sep 24, 2016

Plan your own tours or try to take the smaller group ones offered.

psrjbc
Sep 24, 2016

The area where smoking is allowed is much too close to the Spa and smoke was emanating in the corridors around it. Some tours need Whisper System so guides can be heard. Do not use the beauty salon. 70 lbs for a wash & blow dry and an extra 24 to use flat iron or curling iron...Poor job!

mckenziedavidso
Dec 24, 2016

Most of the cruise, the water was smooth as a bath water.

carpenter757
Mar 10, 2017

On this ship it is important to has a cabin centered in the ship. We did hit some rough waters and it is a small ship without the stabilizing system of the larger O ships. We also were called first for disembarking at ports.

dhsamso
Oct 05, 2017

Veranda not really worth it.

SafariHunter
Dec 30, 2017

Be aware that the weather can be horrible. We missed 4 planned excursions due to not making it to ports or being allowed into Mozambique.

Searay360
Jun 20, 2018

Know that the ship is old and rooms are very small especially for the price you are paying,

nztyke
Aug 01, 2018

Alcohol is expensive but you can take your own onboard as long as you consume it you cabin.

hafwj
Sep 09, 2018

Take full advantage of the Spa facilities