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Poor Quality & Treatment
"Unless you reserve in the two highest categories, you are treated very poorly. Dinner ereservatiiobns are not a priority unless you are in the top 2 categories, embarking early reserved for special class & expensive..."Read More
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Milo3855

6-10 Cruises

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Poor Quality & Treatment

Review for Nautica to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Milo3855

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Unless you reserve in the two highest categories, you are treated very poorly. Dinner ereservatiiobns are not a priority unless you are in the top 2 categories, embarking early reserved for special class & expensive tours. Not at all what we expected. Middle &uppe r maNAgement very impressed with themselves and not helpful. One notable excxception is genertal manager Guiseepe. Reception & ...
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Sail Date: May 2015

Departure Port: San Diego

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View

8 Helpful Votes


Enjoyed Oceania Cruises - but now ready to try other Cruise Lines

Review for Nautica to Mediterranean

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J.Le

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We took our second Ocenia cruise this year from Istanbul visiting some Greek Islands and Turkish ports before ending up in Athens (Sept/Oct 2013). This followed our first cruise on the same cruise line from Vancouver to Alaska in May 2013. Although for the Mediterranean cruise was on the Nautica, and the cruise to Alaska was on the Regatta, the two ships were so similar that sometimes, I forgot ...
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Sail Date: September 2013

Departure Port: San Diego


Greet Islands Cruise

Review for Nautica to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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davismaps

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

This was our first Oceania cruise and we were looking forward to comparing it to the other cruise lines we have used, from Silverseas to NCL. It was excellent and a very good value for the money. Food, especially in the specialty restaurants, was excellent. Good variety and well prepared. As will smaller ships, the nightly shows are not Broadway extravaganzas but they were very good. We thought ...
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Sail Date: September 2011

Departure Port: San Diego

Cabin Type: Concierge Level Veranda Stateroom


A Great Time Was Had By All

Review for Nautica to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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olympicoscar

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Getting on and off the ship was very professionally done. The room was smaller than I thought it would be. I know trick photography is used when taking pictures of the room, but a little more space for the price would be nice. Everything worked well in the room, tv, air, good mattress. No problems with the bathroom, plenty of supplies. The service was the best. 5+ for sure. The cruise ...
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Sail Date: May 2011

Departure Port: San Diego

Cabin Type: Concierge Level Veranda Stateroom

Traveled with disabled person


Nautica before the pirate attack

Review for Nautica to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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TKS

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

We arrived in Istanbul four days early to enjoy the city with local friends. The city is lovely, the people are wonderful and we had a great time. It was hard to break away to board ship - for about the first 15 minutes. That's how long it took for us to get aboard and to our stateroom, a concierge level room with veranda. Our greeting was by our room steward, who had worried about us because we ...
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Sail Date: November 2008

Departure Port: San Diego

2 Helpful Votes


A VOYAGE TO REMEMBER

Review for Nautica to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Jessiekouli1

First Time Cruiser

Age 20s

Our family cruised on the Nautica Ocenia in 2009 July, from Istanbul to Athens. We were excited to cruise on the Oceania line, as we had never been on this cruising line before. From Australia were are very laid back people so with our extensive cruising experience behind us we can fairly critique our experience on board. Food was amazing. It was bar far the best dining we have had ever on ...
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Sail Date: July 2009

Departure Port: San Diego

Traveled with children

18 Helpful Votes


Oceania is excellent .....but with some questionmarks!

Review for Nautica to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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jpver

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

Istanbul to Civitavecchia (Rome) August 4th 2009 on board ms Nautica Without doubt Oceania Cruises is certainly among the "better" companies in the cruise sector. I read here several reviews, mostly positive but also several pointing less or even negative point, and I believe that both are right! Lets try to put this somewhat together: Let's start with the positive points: - ...
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Sail Date: August 2009

Departure Port: San Diego

Traveled with children

7 Helpful Votes


An Historical Voyage

Review for Nautica to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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ancientmariner

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

An Historical Voyage First of all, let me begin by telling you that I select my cruises on the basis of itinerary, so I have no loyalty to any one company. Thus, my review will be objective. I have taken more than 30 cruises and this is my second on the 'Nautica'. The appeal of this particular cruise was the ports of call, as 6 would be new to me. I booked my own flights, on line, and ...
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Sail Date: July 2009

Departure Port: San Diego

Cabin Type: Inside


Istanbul to Venice with Nautica

Review for Nautica to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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eline

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

Our cruise began May 10, 2009, in Istanbul, Turkey, went to Mitilini, Kusadasi, Rhodes, Delos, Mykonos, Santorini, Athens, Strait of Messina, Amalfi/Positano, Taormina, Kotor, Dubrovnik, Venice. We recommend the ship to any adults who want good food, good company, and good experiences ashore.We spent a day in Istanbul  before  embarking Nautica. We had a private tour to the wonderful sites ...
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Sail Date: May 2009

Departure Port: San Diego

Traveled with children


First-Time Cruisers Excellent Aegean Adventure

Review for Nautica to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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CintiPam

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

Personal Background and Travel Interests: Husband Gerry and I both are 57, and began taking annual fall vacations to Europe after our younger child started college. We both are business attorneys (I now am retired, G. remains working full-time), and both are very interested in history and art. G. is a military history enthusiast, with less interest in natural beauty destinations, and he ...
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Sail Date: September 2008

Departure Port: San Diego

Cabin Type: Ocean View (obstructed view)

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