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Nautica Cruise Review
5.0 / 5.0
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This was a GREAT cruise from Bangkok!

Nautica Cruise Review by worldtraveler588

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Mar 2014
  • Destination: Asia
  • Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom

I arrived in Bangkok a week before the cruise to take advantage of a pre-cruise land excursion (Oceania's) to Angkor Wat in Cambodia. The next day the Concierge arranged for a cab for the day, which took me to several temples I wanted to see - 5 hours for $50 (plus a generous tip, of course). The Angkor Wat trip was very interesting. There were 18 of us who took advantage of it. We returned to Bangkok to board the ship, and left for Singapore that night. I can't describe the entire trip, but we visited Phuket, Rangoon (with another great side trip to Bagan in central Burma), several stops in India, Salalah Oman, Aqaba Jordan (with a side trip to Petra), through the Suez canal to Haifa Israel where we spent three days, and finally Crete. We disembarked in Rome. Since I've been to Rome many times I came straight home.

In total it was a six week trip, and I enjoyed every minute of it. It was my first Oceania cruise, and was hands-down the best cruise I have taken since my first cruise in 1996. The service was superb and the food excellent. I can honestly say I didn't meet a single grumpy crew member. As a whole they went out of their way to serve me.

If I had to name weak spots it would be the entertainment, but I expected that since it's a relatively small ship without facilities or budget for Las Vegas style shows, and the price of shore excursions. I enjoyed myself so much that I'm about to take another Oceania cruise on the Insignia. Take this cruise if you can!

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Cabin Review

Veranda Stateroom
Cabin B1 6059

An excellent cabin for a mid-price. The veranda easily seated two people with a small table for you glasses of wine :-) The bed was very comfortable. There was plenty of storage space.

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