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Nautica Review

5.0 / 5.0
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Nautica SE Asia

Review for Nautica to Around the World
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Boardworks1
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Feb 2016
Cabin: Veranda Stateroom

Before we left for our trip, we were notified at the last minute of a port change from Tianjin to Incheon, Korea. Thankfully, this did not affect our plans as we weren't flying home until Sunday, March 6th. After staying in Bangkok for a few days, we boarded the Nautica (Klong Tooey port) for our 3 week journey. The ship was nicely appointed but really small size -wise. My husband really was put off by the size (or lack of) of the bathrooms-way too small even for a small person. I found the ship to be kind of cozy. We are used to cruising on much larger ships.

Our cabin was small but everything fit. We had to keep it neat and orderly in order to have any room to sit. We found the food to be pretty good after a few soso meals. It was nice not to dress formally for dinner and we really did enjoy the table sharing most evenings. It gave us a chance to meet some very interesting people. We were on the younger side (60's) of most of the passengers (70-80's). I was a bit disappointed that food wasn't available during certain hours other than room service. The specialty restaurants were very good though the lobster was overcooked most of the time we ordered it. The dining staff was very accommodating about bringing us a new dinner.

The overall service all over the ship was pretty good. Our room steward/stewardess were excellent and very personable. I really didn't care about meeting the captain and his staff but they did NOT have a large presence on our cruise.The evening activities were mediocre at best-it really didn't matter to us. We were in bed by 9:30pm because we had early morning tours or watched movies in our room. Our tours were privately arranged through cruise critic-a better way to go. The ship tours were large groups, VERY expensive and not so great we were told.

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Veranda Stateroom

Cabin B2

Cabin was small but everything fit. Bathroom was minute. We had the opportunity to upgrade to concierge level but it wasn't worth the extra money-the cabin and bathroom were the same size and the amenities-who cares about a blanket and bag? A veranda is always nice and we usually get one but next time we will have to reassess the weather as we hardly used it because it was cold early on in the cruise.

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