• TRAVEL NOTICE: Learn more about COVID-19
  • Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Log In
  • Find a Cruise
  • Deals
  • Excursions
  • More

Nautica Review

5.0 / 5.0
Editor Rating
360 reviews
17 Awards

Victory for the Vikings. Zero for Oceania pricing.

Review for Nautica to the British Isles & Western Europe
User Avatar
maland
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

Rating by category

Cabin
Embarkation
Dining
Public Rooms
Entertainment
Fitness & Recreation

Additional details

Sail Date: Jul 2016
Cabin: Deluxe Ocean View

Chose this cruise for the interesting itinerary. We had been to Iceland and Faroes 3 years ago and enjoyed it so much we wanted to go back, also this cruise featured 2 stops in Greenland which we wanted to see. The last time we sailed on Oceania (Regatta & Insignia) was 2005 and 2007 respectively. We were interested to see how ship experience has change in these years and the (possible) effect of the influence of the new parent company NCL has on the cruise experience. It is important to say that we went on the cruise with a very bitter taste as we had booked in October 2015 and paid in full in February 2016 at a so called special offer only to find that in May 2016 Oceania had reduced our equivalent cabin category by a whopping 48%. It took me and my travel agent nearly a month to try and resolve this situation. Oceania UK were most unhelpful in doing anything to compensate us for this. Eventually, I wrote to Frank del Rio (CEO Oceania) and Jason Montague (President NCL) and they got the UK office, Bernard Carter MD, to offer us many extra packages which we had to take instead of getting any cash refund. Because they had so many issues regarding this type of pricing offer Oceania have introduced their price promise called BPG, best price guarantee. My advice is to check that they will honour the BPG when yo book or better still wait for the price to drop nearer to sailing date and get a "last minute deal".

Despite the above our cruise overall was very good. Never rate anything or anyone excellent as they have nothing left to achieve.

The downside of Nautica and the other R ships in the fleet is that the bathrooms are very small. Our outside view cabin was good although the decorations are showing signs of ageing. We were on Deck 4 which is very convenient for the main dining room and Nautica Lounge.

Cabin Review

Deluxe Ocean View

Cabin C1

Small bathroom and shower. Cabin adequate size.

Sufficient closet and drawer space.

Port Reviews

Akureyri

Been here before did our own thing and walked around and took free local busses.

Dublin

Took shuttle bus and walked around Dublin. This was our 4th visit here so nothing new to see.

100 Helpful Votes

Find a Nautica Cruise from $1,349

Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.