Nautica Review

First Timer on Oceania

Review for the British Isles & Western Europe Cruise on Nautica
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California Leslie
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Jun 2015
Cabin: Penthouse Suite

We have sailed several times before, but this our first on Oceania. We were offered a great deal to change our Oceania South American cruise to this one, so we took it. We were given a penthouse suite with a butler. It also entitled us to 3 nights in each specialty restaurant. The room was spacious and had a tub shower. What a treat!

We sailed from Southampton to Edinburgh, then to the Shetland Islands, Faroe Islands and to Akureryi, Iceland. Things went well until we were headed to Greenland for two stops. Because of ice floes (in late June) we were unable to go to our planned locations. Instead, we went around Greenland to Nuuk, Greenland's capitol. We all made the best of it. Unfortunately, because of the change in plans and the slower sailing due to icebergs in the area, we missed time in Reykjavic and missed Londonderry all together. We added three days at sea, but we were safe. We stopped at Belfast, Liverpool and Dublin before returning to Southampton. We did not take any Oceania shore excursions, but booked private ones ourselves. They all turned out well.

Oceania provided two wonderful lecturers. Because of the extra sea days, more lectures were presented. That really helped. Also, there were games throughout the day. The trivia team contests were very competitive. The other entertainment ranged between very good and so-so.

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Penthouse Suite

Cabin PH1

Beautiful room in a great location. There were some rough days at sea, but because we were in the center of the ship, we only had gentle rocking. The tub/shower was nice rather than the usual squeeze into a mini shower. The butler brought snacks in the afternoon which were a treat. Very comfortable bed.

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