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Oceania Nautica Cruise Reviews

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Nautica
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148

Very Good

101

Average

53

Poor

28

Terrible

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28 Oceania Nautica Cruise Reviews


SusanelizabethP avatar

SusanelizabethP

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Poor service , poor food , poor staff

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My husband and I usually cruise Celebrity but chose this cruise for its itinerary and the reputation of excellent food and service . Unfortunately we were disappointed by both . The embarkation was a disaster . ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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savysailor55

5 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

SHIP IS TIRED and DOWDY, READY FOR RETROFIT IN 2020...AVOID FOR NOW

Our party of four sailed on Oceania's Nautica in May 2019, leaving Barcelona onto Lisboa, with a southern dip to the Canary Islands. Spent additional four days in Lisboa and the surrounding area. The cruise ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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7notrump7

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Oceania does not measure up to their puffery

We chose this cruise for its itinerary, and that was great. But arriving late 6 times at ports caused problems on tours (never Oceania's fault). Oceania claims to have "the finest cuisine at sea"--NOT TRUE! There ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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kentraveler50

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not a ship, or cruise line, I would use again

We recently returned from a cruise around Italy. We traveled with friends who made the arrangements using Oceania Cruise lines. The ship we traveled on is named Nautica. My wife and I have cruised with several ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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wanderlust(er)

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Tow the boat and cruise director to shore

We chose this cruise because of the ports in Japan and China. we had been on Oceania, Nautica only months ago cruising around the British isles. (a lovely trip excluding Nautica)). The trip to China and Japan ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Bjment

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Overall disappointing!

Expected a luxury cruise but overall disappointing.No port lectures. Buffet lacked a decent salad bar. Embarkation very challenging for older adults. Very little information on ports too late to really ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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murma

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Failed to deliver. Beware of Africa itineraries!

We are frequent cruisers, 30 completed to date. We chose this Cape Town-Cape Town cruise because we are destination driven. What a disappointment! Because of weather issues, we did not dock at 3 ports in a 15 day ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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iandp

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Once with Oceania was enough! Never again.

Chose this cruise for itinerary (good) and reputation (overrated). Oceania's website is very poor which reflected their organisation. We booked Oceania air because of a direct flight, then found the flight was ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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Three bears

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Poor service , organization , food and Entertainment . Not to be repeated .

First time with Oceania and will be the last . Ship is looking shabby and cabin very small .Service in Restaurant very slow ( 2 hours + for meal ) and not enough staff . Food average and often lacked seasoning . ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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judycowe

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Extremely Disappointing

Chose the ship for the Itinerary and a promise for a luxurious onboard ambiance and enriching destination experience. Nautica did not live up to their promise. For example, while in South Africa (5 ports) it would ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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miley100

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

A Disappointing Time

We chose the Oceana Nautica because of the itenery we had never been to South Africa and it was on our bucket list,The fact it was going over Christmas and New Year and because of its claim to being the best ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Inventor

3 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

How Solvable Inconveniences Spoil a Vacation

As the saying goes, how many chances do you have to make a first impression? We have traveled on several cruise lines including Disney, Princess and some smaller ones. Oceania was the most non-caring in their ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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krow13

2 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

Oceania great food but poor treatment of passengers

Our first Oceania cruise and sadly our last. For the following reasons: The Nautica did have good food, some of the best we've had on a cruise ship. The service was OK but it was very slow at several of our meals ...
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Sail Date May 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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Charlie2dog

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Nautica, tired ship lacking soul and direction!

Chose for itinerary, time of year and previous Oceania Experience. Oceania however changed itinerary dropping disembarkation port of Istanbul and day in Ephesus. Added Rhodes, Santorini and disembark in Athens, ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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CABOdebi

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Disappointing!

We were so disappointed from the moment we were shown to our stateroom. The room was very dirty...sticky spots on carpet, black, greasy handprints on bathroom door and the shower had black soap scum all around the ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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Zachary Alan

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Lots of Annoyances

I paid $20,000 for this trip. What I got was 1. An extremely tiny room 2. An RV sized bathroom 3. A prepaid beer/wine program at over $500 that would not provide me with more than one drink at a time ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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japatience

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

South African Explorer

We have been cruising since 1993 and this was our first time with Oceania - choosing it for the itinerary. Before we ever left home there was confusion. Alarming notifications from Oceania stating that no-one ...
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Sail Date November 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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desertrat2

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Disappointment

We were traveling a two mature couples who have taken twelve cruises in the last 10 or so years. We booked with Oceania because we were told they had wonderful food and great service but were a little less expensive ...
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Sail Date August 2014


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arriba

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Oceania Sinking

After many cruises with Oceania, this cruise was a large disappointment. To summarize: This cruise being 20 days with 8 days at sea plus another day with port arrival at 4 pm, we were assured by Oceania there would ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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SRQ Pilot

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Oceana third class experience at first class prices!

Last June my family and I took the Oceana Nautica from Lisbon to South Hampton. I think we could sum up the whole shipboard experience in one word: Disappointing. The prior year we took Silverseas from Athens to ...
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Sail Date May 2013


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jnalx01

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Oceania - Disappointed

Good points: * Boarding went smoothly except for malfunctioning credit card machine which required us to make extra trip to reception to resolve * Love the ability ship has to store half finished wine bottle for ...
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Sail Date July 2013


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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