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Nautica Cruise Review by Annie1959

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Nautica
Member Name: Annie1959
Cruise Date: February 2013
Embarkation: Singapore
Destination: Asia
Cabin Category: F
Cabin Number:
Booking Method: Internet Agency
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Member Rating   5.0 out of 5+
Dining 5.0
Public Rooms 5+
Cabins 5.0
Entertainment Not Rated
Spa & Fitness Not Rated
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 2.0
Embarkation 5+
Service 5+
Value-for-Money 5.0
Rates Not Rated
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Delightful!
The adventure started in finding the right cruise terminal in Singapore -- there are two, and our cab driver got it right the second time. But cabs in Singapore are cheap, so no harm, no foul. A very large Holland America ship was boarding at the same time, so the queue seemed to wend its way for miles until we saw the Nautica personnel holding their signs up. We bypassed the queue completely, and breezed through the embarkation process like rock stars.

Our inside room was larger than we had experienced on Princess. We were able to maneuver around one another without choreography (You Stand There While I Move Here, cha-cha-cha). Lots of storage, and a shower that you could actually turn around in. Really comfortable bed, and nice squishy pillows (unlike the foam logs you so often find.) Four electrical plugs, 2 European round prongs, and 2 American, with one of the American devoted to the obligatory night-light -- bring universal adapters if you travel with electronics.

Loved the ambience on the ship, with the emphasis on adult travel. And really loved the small (600 passenger) ship.

The food was uniformly excellent.

The staff was lovely.

The only hiccup in our cruise was dense fog in Canton. We parked about 24 nautical miles from port waiting to get in, and when it was evident that the fog wouldn't lift, we weighed anchor and headed to Hong Kong. Our pre-paid tours were refunded and we enjoyed another day at sea.

Would i go again? Yep, in a heartbeat.

Best comment heard: "Can't they clean up the garbage near their shacks?"

Publication Date: 03/07/13
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