This is the second time in a year that I have sailed with Oceania. The first on Regatta from Rio to Buenos Aires this time on Nautica from Singapore to Sydney over Christmas. These smallish ship really are excellent, well if you are over forty anyway, no kids, but nothing for kids. The whole dining experience is first class and the two `boutique` type restaurants would hold their own in the West End of London, excellent waiting staff and very knowledgeable sommeliers, mostly young and female, a very good wine list featuring well known labels from across the world. Most interesting and informative lectures, wine tastings and demos. The suites are clean, spacious and most comfortable, with good cabin staff. Entertainment whilst good is not Las Vegas but so what. The cruise director on both cruises was an `elderly`:-) Englishman, was is simply the best I`ve come across in years. On this cruise which was the first time in this area for Oceania the destinations were a little disappointing especially Indonesia and a lot of the tours left something to be desired, we usually take our own which is always cheaper. Fellow passengers on a small ship make a cruise, the majority are Americans. As a smoker you are very limited as to where, in this case on the pool deck. But that`s where the real fun is. Will I use Oceania again. You bet. John

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This is the second time in a year that I have sailed with Oceania. The first on Regatta from Rio to Buenos Aires this time on Nautica from Singapore to Sydney over Christmas.
These smallish ship really are excellent, well if you are over forty anyway, no kids, but nothing for kids. The whole dining experience is first class and the two `boutique` type restaurants would hold their own in the West End of London, excellent waiting staff and very knowledgeable sommeliers, mostly young and female, a very good wine list featuring well known labels from across the world. Most interesting and informative lectures, wine tastings and demos. The suites are clean, spacious and most comfortable, with good cabin staff. Entertainment whilst good is not Las Vegas but so what. The cruise director on both cruises was an `elderly`:-) Englishman, was is simply the best I`ve come across in years. On this cruise which was the first time in this area for Oceania the destinations were a little disappointing especially Indonesia and a lot of the tours left something to be desired, we usually take our own which is always cheaper.
Fellow passengers on a small ship make a cruise, the majority are Americans. As a smoker you are very limited as to where, in this case on the pool deck. But that`s where the real fun is. Will I use Oceania again. You bet.
John
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