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By: Jim 12
Reviewed on: 30 Sep 2013
We have cruised several times with Oceania and have been very pleased with our trips. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the food is wonderful!
Travel Advisor: Sylvia Kortan
Reviewed on: 13 Oct 2013
Ports of call were very interesting. Cabin was very clean and comfortable. Staff were all so pleasant and helpful. Quality and presentation of food was beyond expectation.w
Travel Advisor: Joyce Klein
Reviewed on: 23 Oct 2013
Good cruise. We like the smaller ships with less than 600 passengers. Food and service are excellent. Oceania's excursions are somewhat expensive. Overall, we had great time on the Black Sea cruise.
Travel Advisor: Vivien Rethazy
Dissapointed in the ship
Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2013
We found that your boat did not have the wow factor that we have experienced with other cruise lines .Shore excursions were very highly priced Food was good but not exceptional except for the afternoon tea which was great! Allowing smoking in an enclosed area like horizons was a detriment to non smoking guests. Entertainment in the lounge in the evening was far too loud The staff from the Captain on down were exceptionally friendly and a pleasure to talk with
By: Oceania Newbie
Reviewed on: 31 Oct 2013
The cruise easily met our expectations. The food was wonderful, staff were excellent and the ports of call and excursions were top notch. Although at first the cost seemed high but considering the excellent arrangements of our flights and transfers (all of which were included) plus the quality of the ship and the food it was well worth it.
Travel Advisor: Martina Peladeau
Reviewed on: 17 Oct 2013
We have been on 4 Oceania Cruises and we LOVE this cruise line. The people are wonderful on and off the Ship. Great food, hospitality and fun. We have already booked another trip.
Travel Advisor: Betty Worthy Strahan
Many disappointing moments
Reviewed on: 17 Nov 2013
Disappointed: Cruise director and activities Not enough lecturers Very bad advice at the ports if you were not going on a ship trip. Probably the worse of all the cruise ships I have been on. The worst TV programming of any ship I have been on. Substandard.
What Oceania needs to do to improve
Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2013
Delightful ship. Wonderful people. Good times, but there are two areas the need change. Most of the ship land cruises are way over priced and most are underperformed. As a general rule, if we know about the port, we either make private arrangements or find a cab at the port and end up with a personal guide. The second area is that the dining experience should include wine, and allow the ship to offer better wines to the guests.
Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2013
We have taken cruises 5 on Oceania ships. we have been happy with all of them. we do prefer the smaller ships but have also been on Marina. The staff is always well trained and friendly. the food is one of the best features, We like the Polo Lounge the best but all restaurants are excellent. Our experiences ashore have been well planned and enjoyable. We will definitely be travelling with oceania again in the near future'
Travel Advisor: Coleen Noble
Recent safari and sands trip
By: Not provided
Reviewed on: 12 Feb 2014
well doneWell done. You have spoiled us for other cruise lines. We will return...Amazon is on our radar...maybe 2016Lorrie and Murray Graham
Great value and service
Reviewed on: 22 Jul 2017
This was our fourth cruise with Oceania.. All of them have been excellent. Service and food are unmatched for the price.
Travel Advisor: Eleanor Hardy
Reviewed on: 10 Aug 2017
Overall rating of good. I thought the evening entertainment programs were just average which is down a bit from my previous experience with Oceania. Cabin service, food, day time activities and excursions were good and met my expectations. Still a good cruise provider and I like the smaller ships.
Reviewed on: 18 Mar 2014
900. We have enjoyed all five of our trips on Oceania. This tour was on Nautica. We like the smaller ships, including Marina, because of their ambience and their ability to access ports close to city centers. The staff are so courteous, friendly and well trained. We have met wonderful fellow travelers, enjoyed excellent meals and found the lectures on this last cruise to be outstanding. The ports of call were well chosen and the tours we chose were very interesting and well guided. Wireless services were 'spotty' and that was somewhat frustrating. We did an extended land tour after the cruise, also arranged and hosted by Oceania, and that was an amazing experience, the memory which we will treasure.
Reviewed on: 08 Apr 2014
Nautica is showing some age and the forthcoming refurbishing is needed. The cruise caused some challenges due to illness of many passengers and crew but we enjoyed the cruise and appreciated the efforts of all. At times it was obvious that there crew was stretched but they coped well. We like Oceania and it will continue to be our cruise default. Realistic scheduling of tours should be addressed to include predictable traffic delays that caused tours to be off schedule.
Travel Advisor: Linda Terrill
Wonderful and memorable five week cruise.
Reviewed on: 12 May 2014
Cruise was definitely five star, thanks to wonderful staff at all levels. We have used Oceania before and will certainly plan to sail with them again.
Travel Advisor: Karan Cowden-Cave
Reviewed on: 10 May 2014
Excellent weather added to the wonderful cruise.I had visited most of the ports of call previously so really enjoyed exploring ports on my own as well as taking excursions that were not "must sees" .Only regret was buying jewellery in Kochi ,from a store which was advertised as a govt. Store . I was scammed.
Travel Advisor: Maria Karmiris
Best travel agent
Reviewed on: 01 Sep 2014
Hi Susan, Second try - used too many words before. We love working with you. You are the best!
Travel Advisor: Susan Boehnstedt
Classy ship, friendly staff!!
Reviewed on: 11 Nov 2014
Our cruise exceeded our expectations ... the Nautica is a beautiful ship .... officers and staff were attentive and friendly.
Travel Advisor: Mark Sherman
Dubai to Cape town
Reviewed on: 27 Dec 2014
Recently updated so very nice Owner's suite excellent Service outstanding food a bit exotic for us at times No special sevices for owner/vista suite as before. no cocktail party, separate dinner, early tender passes, etc They did not make us feel special eNTERTAINMENT good but too late for us. They should show repeats on TV channels like they do guest lectures which were great Shore excursions should have ear phones like river cruises so everybody can hear and follow
Travel Advisor: Jennifer Hicks
Reviewed on: 16 Feb 2015
Excellent planning and coordination by the team at Going Places Travel. Paula was wonderful to work with.
Reviewed on: 25 Aug 2015
We had a very enjoyable cruise. The food was great, the service was wonderful, and the tours were excellent
Reviewed on: 10 Sep 2015
Wonderful trip even with the intrusion of a rogue wave. The service was impeccable and the personnel was on top of everything. Hard to find anything to fault.
Travel Advisor: Brenda Tolson
excellent mid size ship
Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2015
The service is outstanding. The quality, variety and presentation of the food is the best I have encountered on any cruise ship. I definitely recommend the mid size Oceania ships.
Travel Advisor: Allyson Jeanson
Reviewed on: 17 Aug 2017
Everything was as expected based on previous cruises
Travel Advisor: Sharon Whiting
Oceania- the piranha of the seas.
By: Robin Edwardsen- KY
Reviewed on: 03 Feb 2016
We booked a sixteen day Asia cruise nine months in advance to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. The cost was almost $13,000. Several weeks prior to setting sail my spouse developed a vitreous tear and the retina specialists were concerned it could lead to a retina detachment and advised against traveling because immediate medical intervention could not guaranteed. We did not have traditional travel insurance. I wrote to the COO of Oceania, which is owned by Norwegian Cruise Line stating exactly what had happened. All that I requested was reimbursement for visa processing fees which had not been done yet and the additional airline service fees charged because we were not flying out of a key city. The total request was around $800. I felt this was a very fair request. Oceania called and refused the request. We had previously taken six Norwegian cruises and one other Oceania cruise. I will never sail with this company again. Please share this message with Oceania management.
Nice Ship good crew
Reviewed on: 18 Jun 2016
Short staffed in bars at happy hour. Specialty restaurants food and service excellent. The terrace cafe for dinner was very good however the slobs in their blue jeans, shorts and ball caps was a turn off. They need a dress code that doesn't include slob wear after 6 on board.
Travel Advisor: Jonathan Phillips
By: Tim and Fran ........
Reviewed on: 21 Jun 2016
Trip went fine. No problems.
Travel Advisor: Dan Twomey
Great as always
Reviewed on: 08 Jul 2016
We always cruise on Oceania and have never had a bad trip. We tend to prefer the smaller ships but you won't be disappointed on Riviera or Sirena. If you are into comfort, personal attention, superlative meals and interesting itineraries this is the line for you. If you need crowds, loud parties and entertainment extravaganzas look elsewhere.
By: wiley coyote
Reviewed on: 21 Jul 2016
great food. super friendly crew
Always a marvelous experience!
Reviewed on: 15 Aug 2016
This was our 10th Oceania cruise, our first time on Nautica. We have been on all the other ships, except the newest, Sirena. We love the Oceania line for many reasons: the staff are excellent, the food is superb (every bite, in every restaurant). We love the fact that restaurants are NOT 'first or second seating', but that you walk in when you prefer. The country-club ambience is exactly right, and the adults-only passenger makeup means it's relatively peaceful and serene. Very relaxing and friendly environment. So happy that Oceania has now put a Barista coffee-house on the smaller ships too, and perfect to have it located in the Grand Bar, just outside the Grand Dining Room. It gives that room a purpose during the day, and the Bar has a nice amount of comfortable seating. Love also the specialty restaurants, Polo and Toscana, which are available at no extra charge. The Gym is inspiring, with its wall of windows permitting lots of sea-gazing. And the Canyon Ranch spa is lovely! Look
Travel Advisor: Sheilah Benoit
Reviewed on: 15 Sep 2016
Enjoyed the trip very much with some eceptions. The Berlin excursion was late because the guide arrived late and we were playing catchup all day...they should provide some good snacks and drinks...Food was great on the trip except for on night in the Polo the swordfish was too dry and the filet was very salty...Enjoyed dinner with the captain....We were very disappointed with the poor WiFi reception on the whole trip
Travel Advisor: Patrice Thomas
Reviewed on: 29 Sep 2016
Overall, the service, restaurants and service were great. Would suggest that Oceania makes additional laundry facilities available. Also, the incentives for booking future cruises are underwhelming.
Travel Advisor: Marcie Kotler
average not upscaled as expected
Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2016
For an upscale ship we expected more. Food was good, but not outstanding. Service in dining room pleasant but very slow. Entertaining was poor.
By: Mr. P
Reviewed on: 14 Feb 2017
Good food, great selection of tours, and a pampering crew.
Travel Advisor: Julie Boulanger Taylor
Reviewed on: 27 Feb 2017
Excellent. Very clean, great food, great personal service.
Same as above
Reviewed on: 01 Mar 2017
A great experience.
Travel Advisor: Noemie Cornelius
An older clientel on this route.
By: Lanc Mac
Reviewed on: 04 Mar 2017
When the library and listening to the string quartet are the daily after dinner adventure you can guess 90% of the passengers are in their 80;s.... Not a bad thing but not a party boat by a long shot. Maybe 10 people used the pool in 14 days. Pretty quiet ship.
By: Frank O
Reviewed on: 14 Mar 2017
Outstanding. This was our 5th cruise with Oceania - the only cruise line we have been on. The itinerary, food and service are fantastic. We have not heard anything about another cruise line, other than Crystal that would encourage us to change cruise lines. We really like the smaller size cruises.
Travel Advisor: Donna Hall
Hong Kong to Shanghai Feb 17 to Mar 10 2017
By: Mike and Glo
Reviewed on: 19 Mar 2017
Marginal. Not up to the larger Oceania ships. Ship was cold, land tours were not well guided, staterooms and bathrooms are small, which was critical on this trip because much of the outside areas of the ship were unusable in the cold weather. Specialty restaurants and Grand dining room have excellent meals, the Terraces is just OK.
You must love the ship for a 58 day voyage
Reviewed on: 11 May 2017
We love the small/ mid size ships of about 650 passengers. The Senior Staff were the. best and took any feedback seriously. There were many days at sea and the ship became our little home We enjoyed every aspect of the ship Some people might comment on the size of the.bstbrooms- but I'd rather have the footage in the living areasFor a 58 day voyage you must really like the ship and we did.
A Fine Mid- Sized Ship
Reviewed on: 11 May 2017
We loved the Nautica. It was the perfect size for us. It was small enough to be able to access certain ports, yet big enough for excellent stability. We never felt crowded, The Nautica is not new but has been well maintained. It is cosy and comfortable. There were a few times that the decks were sealed off, but still there was plenty of room- never felt crowded. As previously mentioned, the.bathrooms are small but even for a 58 day voyage, there was enough space. The Nautica and her sister ships (almost identical) are unique in what they offer the traveler. I hope it continues to focus on what they do well.
Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2017
A nice vessel with around 600 passengers and high staff ratio. Comfortable accommodation, excellent cuisine in all dining venues, attentive service, terrific itinerary and side tours.
Travel Advisor: Sandra Keeso-Hall
Ship great; itinerary problem
By: Pete and Helen
Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2017
Ship's staff, food, ambience all terrific as usual. Port time in Leith (Edinburgh) was a real disappointment.
Travel Advisor: Betty Shukster
Great Mid-size Ship
By: Judith Connell
Reviewed on: 05 Jul 2017
Staff is excellent as were accommodations - we had an Owner's Suite (1,000 square feet). We were on the 7th deck and could hear a lot of noise when the ship was coming into port and preparing to dock. While the noise did bother us, the movement of the shipment that we felt in this suite did not - we enjoyed it, but those with "wobbly" sea legs, I wouldn't recommend it. Dining was superb - with one exception....the Polo Grill. Though advertised as a beef/meat restaurant, the quality of the fare was not as good as the other specialty restaurant (Toscana) or the main dining room.
Travel Advisor: LynnDee King
5 0th Wedding Anniversary Trip
Reviewed on: 30 Aug 2017
We were very pleased with the quality of service. The staff was very active in seeing that questions were answered and needs were meet. We really appreciated the attention to every detail. The atmosphere and interior design were pleasantly enjoyable. The dining experience was tasty and beautifully presented. I really loved the outdoor dining, when weather permitted, AND ESPECIALLY THE ICE CREAM!!! We dined in the special reservation dining room and this time was very enjoyable to us. As for off ship tours most met our expectations with only one being a disaster due to the tour guide. This tour was less than standard. The tour staff was superb in the organization of the tours. The most inconvenience we experienced was the lack of internet. This needs to be rectified.
Reviewed on: 31 Aug 2017
Overall we were happy but there were so things one should know about this ship. It is due for an overhaul as rooms were small and dated and bathrooms were even worse. It needs new carpets,too. The food and service was excellent. I would skip their excursions and book privately. Better quality and value. They cancelled 2 of our excursions at the last minute, on of which we didn't find out about until I noticed our tickets were missing. They made NO attempt to rebook us- we were left on our own! The entertainment was average and the house performers were amateurish. I would consider Oceania again but never on the Nautica.
Travel Advisor: Taryn Daley
We love Oceania!
Reviewed on: 08 Sep 2017
This was #4 on Oceania. We liked Nautica a lot although the dining venues were often over crowded. Good itinerary. Probably prefer Marina /Riviera to the smaller four.
Reviewed on: 11 Sep 2017
The staff was the friendliest, courteous, responsive and efficient we've ever experienced. They were professional, properly dressed and well trained.
Travel Advisor: Kristie Burke
Reviewed on: 03 Oct 2017
It was the best ever.
Travel Advisor: Melita Hein
Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2017
Fine and enjoyable
Travel Advisor: Suzanne Moore
Reviewed on: 28 Sep 2017
Excellent staff in every respect.
Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2017
Very busy and lots of fun
Travel Advisor: Camilla Lummus
great small ship
Reviewed on: 13 Oct 2017
Nautica was great. Food and service were excellent. The only drawback was a very small shower.
Travel Advisor: Jane Rosenkrantz
London to Barcelona
Reviewed on: 18 Oct 2017
Over all very good. Excellent food and service. Great shore excursions. Two small comp laints. I think internet charges too high and no TV north America sports channel.
Travel Advisor: Yvonne PelletierPaul
Reviewed on: 16 Dec 2017
This is the second cruise I have taken with Oceania. I love the size of the ship. I found all staff friendly and helpful. Friendly “greets” everywhere. I thought the cruise director Ron did a fabulous job. Not an easy job. Food and wine was exceptional. Dining room staff were prompt and friendly. Our state was on the small size but adequate for the amount of time spent in it. Our maid Olga did a great job. Some day I’ll do an upgrade. 😉. I would recommend Oceania to anyone interested in taking a cruise.
Living off past laurels.
Reviewed on: 21 Dec 2017
The ship was nice but bathrooms very small. Food was good but not great.... Jacques Pepin would not be proud. Service in the main dining room was poor and the wine stewards were non-existent. Always had to ask, then chase them down. Food and service in the speciality restaurants were excellent. Activities on board were few and far between. Needlepoint was the most popular!!!!! Entertainment was mediocre at best!!!!! Shore excursions were poor, long and not very interesting. Also very expensive; poor value.
Dubai to Cape Town
Reviewed on: 17 Dec 2017
Enjoyed every minute on the Nautica. The Nautica is a smaller ship but not too small, the food was amazing, the staff extremely personable and very helpful. The Nautica was able to dock in most ports so very little tendering on this cruise! That provides more time on land to do things you want to do. It was easy to bond with a lot of the staff and you soon felt like they were friends or family!! The activities onboard the ship had good variety to them and for the most part extremely entertaining. I feel there was something there for everyone to do and participate in. The excursions had good choices and good variety. The only one that was a bit disappointing was in the Maldives. I feel it could be improved with an offer for an excursion that would allow people to do a catamaran ride through the islands and possibly the ability to dock on one of the island for a swim and a barbecue!! Just a thought.
By: RICH M
Reviewed on: 04 Jan 2018
Excellent food and service, they need to tweek their itinerary on the So. African cruise, it was very disappointing.
Travel Advisor: Denise Larson
South Africa Cruise
Reviewed on: 29 Dec 2017
Just excellent. Superb dining and service. I have always demanded value for the money I pay for service and Oceania exceeded expectations.
Travel Advisor: Pam McKay
By: Dave Patterson
Reviewed on: 03 Jan 2018
Was a tough cruise and they did the best they could with rough seas/
Reviewed on: 11 Feb 2018
As usual, the ship was clean and the crew was most accommodating. The ship is beginning to show it's age in places like around the windows in the main dining room. That being said, there still is an elegance about the vessel. The crew was very attentive, friendly and efficient. They made the cruise a fun experience.
Reviewed on: 14 Feb 2018
Very good. Ship was clean and the crew friendly. The operations manager, was constantly seen insuring that the hotel aspects of the ship were well run.
A qualified yes
By: Steve Cooper
Reviewed on: 25 Feb 2018
The only negative comment I have about the Ship is the size of the staterooms -- we were Concierge Level -- but the rooms were very "compact" -- and that is being generous. The bathroom was tiny compared to other ships I have been on, and the shower curtain only added to lack of thoughtfulness in designing the room. The sofa in the sitting area was very small and the room had a stool instead a full desk chair. Other than the above, the service, excursions, food, staff and ambiance in the public rooms was excellent. The two specialty restaurants were superb, as was the buffet. Given the room size, however, I would not sail on this Ship again unless I had full size suite.
Travel Advisor: Toni Lanfrank
Reviewed on: 09 Mar 2018
We had a very good experience on the ship. The staff was well organized when excursions were ready for passengers. The waiters and waitresses were knowledgeable, helpful and friendly.
Travel Advisor: Debra Stern
Reviewed on: 13 Mar 2018
Staff excellent.. food delicious.
Travel Advisor: Iris Malik Ferrelli
By: P & P
Reviewed on: 30 Mar 2018
Aboard the ship is great. Lunch provided from the couple of excursions in China were very cheap. Never expected that Oceania would organised something like that.
Travel Advisor: Bonnie Niemi
China & Japan
Reviewed on: 03 Apr 2018
Good food, great service, interesting ports, interesting speakers. The staterooms were a bit tired, could use a freshening.
Travel Advisor: Katie McCormack Krinkie
South east asia cruise - 18 days
By: Claire and Andrew
Reviewed on: 14 May 2018
Very good staff and food was excellent. Regular state rooms are a bit small. Would opt for a penthouse suite next time. Very interesting itinerary.
Travel Advisor: Francine Leduc
Special Small Ship
Reviewed on: 07 May 2018
The Nautica has excellent service, outstanding food, and an old world elegance. The cabins are comfortable with amazing mattresses and bedding(something Oceania is noted for). Entertainment was quite good and enjoyable.
Travel Advisor: Michael Kempinski
Great Cruise and Ship
Reviewed on: 02 Jun 2018
We really enjoyed our time on ship. This particular cruise was booked for the itinerary and we were not disappointed. The food, service, decor, etc. were wonderful. Entertainment was a bit lacking and there seemed to be a lack of activities on sea days. However, we would recommend the Nautica and Oceania to everyone. In fact, we booked another cruise on the Oceania Marina in September 2019.
Travel Advisor: Clare Isquith
Reviewed on: 03 Jun 2018
It was our first trip with Oceania Cruise Line. It was overwhelming and we will travel with Oceania again.
Travel Advisor: Viviane Tondeur
Reviewed on: 09 Jul 2018
It was a very nice ship. The staff is friendly and ready to assist. Loved that part. Sadly, I was sick the first three days. I was served by the ship Doctor and Nurse who were excellent. The cost for treatment was egregious. For two visits, tests and IV antibiotics the bill was $5000. Thankfully we had trip insurance. The food in the buffet was very good. The Italian Restaurant was also very good. The Polo Grill was a huge disappointment. I would say overall the food was good-very good. Not great. We missed a port due to weather. That was disappointing but understandable. Docking crew was excellent.
Travel Advisor: Bebe Halimi
By: Jean Ann
Reviewed on: 11 Jul 2018
The Ireland cruise was wonderful. The service was great and food superb
On board the Nautica (again)
Reviewed on: 08 Jul 2018
Third time on the Nautica and third time enjoying a wonderful cruise, amazing crew and great food. Oceania has terrific itineraries and lovely ships. Looking to book again in 2020.
Travel Advisor: Sigrid Braeckeveldt
A true classic cruise
By: Mary & Joseph
Reviewed on: 26 Jul 2018
The service on the Nautica was better than on any ship we’ve sailed. We never had a butler before (penthouse accessory) and felt he wasn’t absolutely necessary, but he did make himself helpful. All the service people were there 24/7 with a smiling greeting and truly enjoyed their role aboard ship. The three enrichment lecturers were fascinating. The elevators were always available and unlike a ship that was advertised as the finest cruise ship built, this one took you to your destination. The Nautica itself was built in 2002 but was the quietest ship no matter it’s speed. The docking was so silent as to be undetectable. This captain did a great job.
Travel Advisor: Michelle Andersen
Reviewed on: 26 Jul 2018
Our 76th cruise and 5th with Oceania.. Ship was the best managed with most efficient and friendliest crew and definitely the best food. good lecturers and excursions. We booked another on the same ship. Kudos to Oceania on a job well done.
Travel Advisor: Leah Bergner
cruise ship review
Reviewed on: 26 Jul 2018
Oceania, in general, has always done a great job.....the Nautica being no exception. Great crew members and enjoyable cruise.
Travel Advisor: Karen Barber
Reviewed on: 13 Aug 2018
We had a wonderful itinerary and the ship was very nice. The cabin was well appointed with excellent cabin service. Food was excellent. Would have been nice to have more lectures. Excursions were expensive but well planned and executed.
Travel Advisor: Vivian Paesano
Great but not excellent
Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2018
Good ship but a little worn around edges. Customer service lacking when correcting mistakes Still excellent way to vacation
Travel Advisor: Vivian Leonard