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Athens (Piraeus) to the Mediterranean Oceania Nautica Cruise Reviews
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"Great itinerary - Oceania goes where most others don't Small ship experience, personally it did not matter to me either way. I like them both! Great service and amenities Veranda cabin 6000 right in the..."Read More
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bengaltiger

10+ Cruises

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Amazing Vista Suite, but...

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chirk

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We are active, mature, independent experienced travelers who've been on 10 cruises or so. We had booked Oceania's Lima-Miami cruise, which they must have oversold because they kept sending emails inviting us to voluntarily switch to other cruises. We eventually swapped for this and were awarded an amazing Vista Suite at the front of the boat. That set a fabulous, luxurious tone for this, our ...
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Sail Date: May 2017

Departure Port: Tortola

Cabin Type: Vista Suite

11 Helpful Votes


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Wong1

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Oceania always provide good services, food and entertainment. The only disappointments were the cancellation of Istanbul and Cairo within the lists of Port of Call. Those cities were the reasons for the initial booking of this cruise. Some travelers mentioned receiving shipboard credit after complaining to Oceania (which would need confirmation). If that was true and correct, Oceania should ...
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Sail Date: November 2016

Departure Port: Tortola

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View

1 Helpful Vote


Outstanding!

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RockyMtnBlue

6-10 Cruises

Age 80s

Small Ship, No children, photographers, or up-selling, Great Food Great Service and Staff Great cabaret-style entertainment Great Itinerary What's not to love? The cruise was Oceania quality all the way. Food, service, staff, programs all were as good as we expected and worth the money. Our original idea that a cruise was the best way to see this part of the world was ...
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Sail Date: November 2016

Departure Port: Tortola

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom

Traveled with disabled person

6 Helpful Votes


Athens to Dubai

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Garyfr1

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

The itinerary on the cruise was excellent - a passage visiting Greece, Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Oman and Dubai. Cairo was cut from the itinerary one day after the final payment date, which was a disappointment and some passengers felt a devious move. A few passengers made alternate plans to visit Cairo by alternate means either during or after the cruise. The embarkation in Athens and ...
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Sail Date: November 2016

Departure Port: Tortola

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom

6 Helpful Votes


Explored the Mediterranean in the lap of luxury.

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CorgiNole

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

This was my first cruise with Oceania (have cruised in the past on larger ships/other lines) and Mom's 9th cruise with Oceania (5th on the Nautica). Traveling with an experienced cruiser makes a difference! We flew into Athens a day early to ensure ourselves and our luggage arrived safely. Our hotel was walking distance to the Acropolis, so we spent the morning of our departure exploring the ...
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Sail Date: April 2016

Departure Port: Tortola

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom

10 Helpful Votes


Pros and cons!

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bengaltiger

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Great itinerary - Oceania goes where most others don't Small ship experience, personally it did not matter to me either way. I like them both! Great service and amenities Veranda cabin 6000 right in the front. Great view every morning but the racket at 6AM when the ship dropped anchor would wake the dead! Also beware of rough waters in this cabin if you are prone to sea sickness. ...
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Sail Date: April 2016

Departure Port: Tortola

15 Helpful Votes


Lovely Small Ship

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nurse44

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Lovely Ship, Very well maintained and my first trip with Oceania. We have done quite a few in the past with other lines..Service is their main focus with food being the second.The veranda is standard size BUT the bed was amazing, I wanted to pack it in my suitcase. The steward for our room was professional, friendly and unobtrusive. The stateroom was clean was well maintained This a small ship ...
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Sail Date: April 2016

Departure Port: Tortola

Cabin Type: Concierge Level Veranda Stateroom

9 Helpful Votes


Not recommended for anyone with disabilities

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carrezando

First Time Cruiser

Age 80s

1. To start at the beginning: I have cruised many times with small and large vessels I have never had trouble stepping in to a bathroom. The first thing I noticed was a bathroom raised up far more than any other I recall making entry with a knee replacement ver very uncomfortable 2. I use a very small and portable rollator (Spry). The Maitre D of the dining room made certain I knew that the ...
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Sail Date: October 2013

Departure Port: Tortola


All that we hoped for and more!!! "Rhodes not Rhode Island"

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GrammieK

10+ Cruises

We were originally scheduled to take the NYC-Montreal cruise, but we received an offer we could not refuse! Our September 19 - October 1 cruise (Greek Isles - Istanbul) on the Nautica was probably the best cruise we have ever taken. We used O's air, transfer and hotel in Athens due to the possibility of unrest. We upgraded to business class and were extremely pleased with our flights. A ...
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Sail Date: September 2011

Departure Port: Tortola

Cabin Type: Owner's Suite


Great destinations but retire the ship

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mthgoo

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

In a nutshell: perfect itinerary, outstanding service, and excellent food, but the ship is old & cramped. The entertainment & activities were way below par. With a starting port of Athens and and ending port of Istanbul, the itinerary was fabulous for extending our vacation. We learned that many others on the cruise did exactly the same thing. The embarkation process could not have gone ...
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Sail Date: August 2011

Departure Port: Tortola

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


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