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Traveler Reviews

A ship’s traveler rating is provided under license by Cruiseline.com , which manages one of the largest databases of cruise reviews and ratings by travelers. A total of 64 guests have reviewed Nautica, giving it a rating of 4 on a scale of 1-5.

Cruiseline Travel Rating:

4 out of 5(64 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples78.1%
Singles/Friends6.3%
Families w/older children4.7%
Families w/young children3.1%
Groups0%

Most Recent Reviews

Oceania Delivers Quality

Jun 30th, 2019

My critique is an honest evaluation. I am a professional novel writer as well as having 47,000 followers on Trip Advisor. Oceania is a well run cruise line that approaches five stars. It would do well to have more of a "Ritz Carlton" feeling with the staff, especially the front desk and concierge. "No" should not be in their vocabulary. Having been on many Oceania cruise as well as other lines, I felt that the this one was a bit of budget cutter when compared to the others. (Especially with entertainment and wait staff in public areas.) The Horizon lounge had especially poor service with a 15-20 minute wait for a drink which on more than several occasions came incorrectly. We have two additional cruises booked for 2019 fall and 2020 June. I would like to see more elegance among the passengers who a noticeable percentage seemed to be on vacation from Walmart. The casual dress policy has turned into a bit of a joke. The old adage" you act like you dress" has some validity. All in all a nice trip. We look forward to our next trips.

Traveler Type

Family (young children)

Room Type

Suite

Experience

7+ cruises

Good ports and good cruise in general

Jun 13th, 2019

Generally a fine cruise and some great tours Dinning was off and not up to expectation of Oceania's other cruises we have been on. D-day site (Omaha Beach )will blow you waya

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

7+ cruises

Excellent

May 22nd, 2019

Loved it! Would do it all over again! Everything was perfect from the booking agency to the disembarkation.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

7+ cruises

Nautica - great staff, excursions - not so great

May 4th, 2019

We signed up for this cruise based on the itinerary so we were very disappointed in the excursion changes an omissions. We didn’t find the food exceptional but we certainly had plenty of it. I have to emphasize that the international staff on this ship is their very best asset!

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

7+ cruises

South Africa exploring

Jan 23rd, 2019

The cruise was very good. The photo safaris were mildly disappointing since they were mostly private reserves.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Suite

Experience

7+ cruises

Jan 12th, 2019

Oceania Nautical needs updating but was very clean. We were left feeling the excursions were less than stellar, and very overpriced for what we got.We felt they price gouged at every turn.They have gone downhill since being taken over three years ago.Food was great,staff wonderful,entertainment was really lacking.The excuse was there were no staterooms available to bring acts aboard.They choose to sell them to appeal to shareholders! We were left with a sour taste when we realized the trip to the airport was not included after the flight.They wanted $250. For the trip.We got our own cab for $30.00, Norwegian is not a good parent company for a cruise line like Oceania in our opinion. Oceania deserves better.

Not a cruise line I would use again or recommend

Nov 12th, 2018

We recently returned from a cruise around Italy. We traveled with friends who made the arrangements using Oceania Cruise lines. The ship we traveled on is named Nautica. My wife and I have cruised with several different cruise lines on ten prior occasions. The Nautica is a small ship – 684 total passengers with a staff of 400. We came away feeling that the overall experience was at the bottom of our list. There were a few good points – a) The crew is well trained to be very friendly; b) Cabin and public spaces were kept very clean. c) There was an ample choice of shore excursions. d) The breakfast and lunch buffet always had a large assortment of food choices. Unfortunately, there were far more bad points – a) Any cabin below deck 8 is too small to be comfortably habitable. Below the 8th deck, the largest cabin is 216 square feet. Bathroom is so tiny it was difficult to shower. There was not enough proper space to put away clothing or store suitcases. b) Main dining room: Poor to fair. About five or six main course choices available at each meal – several were the same every night. c) Specialty dining rooms (2): Very nice. Problem is that reservations must be made well in advance of the cruise. Otherwise, tables are not available. d) Entertainment: poor to fair. A comedian performed twice. He was very ‘off color’ and not very funny. Entertainment director sang one night – just okay performance. A group of five very young, inexperienced people performed on all other nights. Would expect a better performance from high school students. e) Excursions: All guides apparently local to area. Many were very well versed and provided a lot of information. Some walked too quickly, not allowing for anyone to take in local sites. On most occasions, the bus windows were filthy. There was plenty of time for the driver to clean the windows while waiting for passengers to assemble and board. To summarize – I have no idea how much better Oceania’s other boats might be, or if the above negative points flow throughout their fleet. That being said, based on our experience I cannot recommend this cruise line, or at least not this particular boat.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

7+ cruises

British Isles and Iberian Ecstasy

Oct 14th, 2018

Oceania is a great food and service oriented line. I will sail again on the MArina and the Riviera , the 2 bigger ships with bigger staterooms and bathrooms and closet. The Nautica, Sirena and Insigna and Regatta are all smaller therefore have tiny cabins and very tiny bathrooms. I will not ever sail on these 4 ships nor can I recommend it for any one else. The Marina and Riviera are fabulous and its the same price per person per day. So bigger is better on the Oceania ships

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

4-6 cruises

Baltic Cruise

Sep 9th, 2018

Booked last minute - very good Cruise. Excellent food especially the Polo Grill Took advantage of the Spa and on board credit Brilliant Piano player.

Traveler Type

Couple

Experience

4-6 cruises

Somewhere a bit different.

Aug 1st, 2018

We took this cruise for the itinerary and it did not disappoint. The weather was unbelievablely good. We enjoy Oceania for the destinations, food, service and ambiance. But if entertainment and large cabins are you thing it’s not for you.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

4-6 cruises

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