The itinerary on the cruise was excellent - a passage visiting Greece, Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Oman and Dubai. Cairo was cut from the itinerary one day after the final payment date, which was a disappointment and some passengers felt a devious move. A few passengers made alternate plans to visit Cairo by alternate means either during or after the cruise. The embarkation in Athens and debarking in Dubai were effortless. The Nautica is a small ship, making for an intimate experience with fellow passengers and crew. The food is excellent across the board, be it in the dining room or terrace grill. Toscana the Italian venue served perhaps the best Italian food we have eaten anywhere. The Polo Gill was fine, but not outstanding. Because it is small, there generally isn't much to do at night on board. There is a single nightly show at 9:30, which can be on the later side for some folks. The ship's crew performers were perhaps the best we have ever seen after 26 cruises across different companies; the same could not be said for the talent that was brought on board to perform for 1 or 2 nights. The balcony cabins are an acceptable size, but the bathroom is very small. The beds feature a special matress which was very comfortable. The ship tours are very expensive, generally at least twice as expensive as private tours - we found a private overnight tour to Luxor for $300 per couple, while the ship charged $699 per person for the same tour. I definitely would go back on the Nautica because the crew makes you feel very comfortable and the ship has a very nice ambiance.

Athens to Dubai

Nautica Cruise Review by Garyfr1

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: November 2016
  • Destination: Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom
The itinerary on the cruise was excellent - a passage visiting Greece, Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Oman and Dubai. Cairo was cut from the itinerary one day after the final payment date, which was a disappointment and some passengers felt a devious move. A few passengers made alternate plans to visit Cairo by alternate means either during or after the cruise.

The embarkation in Athens and debarking in Dubai were effortless.

The Nautica is a small ship, making for an intimate experience with fellow passengers and crew. The food is excellent across the board, be it in the dining room or terrace grill. Toscana the Italian venue served perhaps the best Italian food we have eaten anywhere. The Polo Gill was fine, but not outstanding.

Because it is small, there generally isn't much to do at night on board. There is a single nightly show at 9:30, which can be on the later side for some folks. The ship's crew performers were perhaps the best we have ever seen after 26 cruises across different companies; the same could not be said for the talent that was brought on board to perform for 1 or 2 nights.

The balcony cabins are an acceptable size, but the bathroom is very small. The beds feature a special matress which was very comfortable.

The ship tours are very expensive, generally at least twice as expensive as private tours - we found a private overnight tour to Luxor for $300 per couple, while the ship charged $699 per person for the same tour.

I definitely would go back on the Nautica because the crew makes you feel very comfortable and the ship has a very nice ambiance.
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Veranda Stateroom
Cabin B2 6014
The cabin is average size for a balcony cabin these days - about 215 sf. There is enough room to store clothes and things, but you wouldn't think it initially. It might be good if they added a few wall hooks to hang miscellaneous clothes on in the stateroom (belts, sweaters, hats), but it's not a serious drawback.
The bathroom shower is a little small.
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