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Nautica Review

5.0 / 5.0
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356 reviews
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Athens to Dubai

Review for Nautica to the Mediterranean
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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Nov 2016
Cabin: 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.

Cabin Review

Veranda Stateroom

Cabin B2

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.

Port Reviews


There is not much in the port to see. It is very expensive to take a cab - round trip into the old souk was $70. You might be better off taking a tour.

Athens (Piraeus)

Just arrived and went to the ship because we had been to athens previously. It is sad to see how impoverished the city has become.


Many shops were closed as we visited late in the season, so the port didn't have much magic.

Cairo (Port Said)

the port of call was cancelled by the ship 1 day after final payment was due - kind of underhanded. Took a private trip to Cairo after the cruise ended - it is a city to be experienced!

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