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Dubai Oceania Nautica Cruise Reviews

Oceania
Nautica
Destination
Dubai

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22 Dubai Oceania Nautica Cruise Reviews


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solosport

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great Itinerary, a few unnecessary ports, small ship needing overhall

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Chose this cruise for the chef inspired dining and was very disappointed in what was served. Pepin's dishes were probably 3-4 entrees out of hundreds so I could only eat a couple of them compared to the other dining ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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gilpier

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Ok cruise but...

After all previous cruises we sailed, we select this one since it had an appropriate itinerary for us. Our cabin was well kept throughout the cruise. Excursion Destination Staff did a good job. Reception desk ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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mauriceMm

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Not Up To Expectations NOR Oceania’s Longstanding Reputation!

This was our first time sailing on Oceania. We were concerned about going on this cruise given the Nautica is badly in need of renovations. And these renovations are not to occur until June of this year, when the ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Irishlady5

2 Reviews Written

Footsteps of Civilization

This was our first Oceania Cruise. We chose this ship for the itinerary. This ship is the smallest I have ever sailed on and at first I was a bit concerned but I found it to be a wonderful ship. It is a bit worn ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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NelsonD73

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Some good things; some not so good

We cruised on Regatta (sister ship) a few years ago (Rio-Amazon-Miami) and had a very positive experience. This cruise (Dubai-Capetown) was disappointing in comparison. The ship is slightly aged, but kept in ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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tiffinkid

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Exotic itinerary does mean exotic experience.

I chose this cruise for its itinerary-UAE, Oman, India, Maldives, Seychelles, Kenya, Tanzania, Madagascar, Mozambique, and South Africa. The shore excursions left a lot to be desired. The stop in Abu Dhabi ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Ysjones6

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Cuisine is out of this world

The itinerary from Dubai to Capetown along with an opportunity for the excursions to Taj Mal and a safari in Africa was unique, The food on this ship was of an exceptional, quality, service and restaurants, were ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Iscandar

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Nov/Dec 2016 Dubai to Cape Town

Second cruise with Oceania. First on Nautice. Chose the cruise because of itinerary which was great. We knew the smaller ship as we had been on Azamara. Oceania was better experience. Both embarkation and ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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raslq

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Don't waste your $ on a Penthouse

For our 5th cruise on Oceania we were really excited about the Dubai to Cape Town itinerary. Decided to upgrade to a Penthouse due to the length of the cruise - what a mistake!! Noise from the Terrace Café and ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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gama998

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Comfortable but Disappointing Cruise

The fun of this one month cruise was destroyed by the fact that the ship missed 4 ports of the 19 included in the itinerary, including Maldives, due to the declaration of the State of Emergency in the eve of our ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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Nameless in SF

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Great Itinerary, but really terrible tours.

My husband and I are world travelers and have cruised many times on both ocean going ships and river boats. We love both equally, but for different reasons. When this most exciting itinerary came up with the ...
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Sail Date November 2014


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Nameless in SF

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Wonderful itinerary but a disappointing cruise

My husband and I are world travelers and have cruised many times on both ocean going ships and river boats. We love both equally, but for different reasons. When this most exciting itinerary came up with the ...
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Sail Date November 2014


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Mattie3

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Cruising

My review is my experience on the Oceania Cruise Line. This 30 day cruise was my wish trip. My mother who had been to many of the ports was kind enough to go with me. We both have been on many cruises, but not the ...
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Sail Date November 2014


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CA Winediva

5 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Had a good time, but wouldn't do Africa again.

This was our third Oceania cruise, and as much as I hate to say it, not our best. We chose it because of the amazing itinerary. Dubai and several Emirates, India, Maldive Islands, Seychelles (on the bucket list), ...
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Sail Date November 2014


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Nnorm

3 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

BAD BOAT

So many people will never cruise Oceania again. We were first & last but there were many loyal multi cruisers who commented how the line has declined.We met atleast 6 who will never return & one was in owner suite ...
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Sail Date November 2014


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AZCyndy

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

You don't get what you pay for.

We are experienced cruisers(25+), however this is our first cruise with Oceania. We were very disappointed from our first encounter with the reservations agent to our final step off the ship. The only reason we took ...
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Sail Date November 2014


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sueH45

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Dubai to Capetown December 2012

Firstly, there was a lot of talk on our board, prior to the cruise regarding whether to have a Yellow Fever jab. It was a no brainer for us. Had the shot, only reaction was a sore arm. We were asked to show our ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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Stealin Away

1 Review Written

Nautica Africa disappointing experience on board

The Ship caters to the elderly in respect to entertainment and music on board. Music from the 1930-50. War time songs and big band sounds. This resulted in a negative experience for us. It was like being in a senior ...
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Sail Date December 2012


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charles6346

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

No rating

Best Cruise Ever

The itinerary is outstanding with visits to exotic ports and beautiful islands. The Nautica is the perfect ship for this cruise. The cruise is long but the days go fast. The days at sea are welcome for relaxing and ...
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Sail Date December 2012


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Suraj

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Staying warm in the winter from Dubai to Singapore

This was our first cruise with Oceania and shortly after we boarded one of the staff commented that it was pretty brave to choose an unknown cruise line on which to pass the next 65 days. We choose our cruises ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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Miss Ducky

1 Review Written

Medical misadventure mars interesting cruise

My husband and I have taken many cruises on different lines, but had never cruised with Oceania before. The itinerary of the Nautica and the reduced fares enticed us to give this line a try. The ...
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Sail Date November 2011


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ToniDay

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Oceania Nautica: Indian Ocean Cruising Dubai to Capetown

We enjoyed a lovely experience on board Oceania Nautica as we explored exotic destinations between Dubai and Capetown. This was our second time on the ship and she didn't disappoint. Our favorite thing about the ...
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Sail Date November 2011


Nautica Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.03.9
Dining5.04.3
Entertainment3.03.3
Public Rooms5.04.4
Fitness Recreation5.03.8
Family2.01.5
Enrichment5.03.5
Service4.04.5
Value For Money5.03.5
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