Nautica Cruise Review by Inventor
- Sail Date: September 2016
- Destination: British Isles & Western Europe
- Cabin Type: Ocean View
We have traveled on several cruise lines including Disney, Princess and some smaller ones. Oceania was the most non-caring in their treatment of the entire cruise experience. The one I enjoyed the least.
Boarding was a bad start: 45 minute wait standing in a "snake line" to register. This, after an all night flight and significant jet lag. You can't sit down when you're in a "snake line."
Luggage delivery to stateroom: Incredibly poor. finally get on board, would like to unpack and decompress. No luggage. Luggage arrived much later than we did.
Disembarking: Not bad.
Travel arrangements: Awful. We disembark around 9 AM and Oceania books a 5PM flight home. Hours of waiting for our flight at the airport watching earlier flights leave that Oceania could have, but did not, book for us. And of course, their policies do not allow passengers to change travel arrangements. When we tried, the airline told us that arrangements were made through a "third party" and could not be changed.
Dining was excellent...but the poorly thought out inconveniences spoiled it for us.
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Port & Shore Excursion Reviews
Greenock (Glasgow)We had the same experience at three of the ports: Poor quality control on the part of Oceania in selecting the bus/coach companies. The guides were very good but the sound systems in the buses/coaches were very poor with significant distortion of the sound. Several of the passengers around us had the same reaction.View All 222 Greenock (Glasgow) Cruise Port Reviews
Oceania should do some quality control on the partners they select.
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