Great ship. Good food,. Fantastic crew and organisation. However, you WILL pay $2000 above sticker price for a 2 week cruise. Gratuities, excursions, drinks. Most reviled by all was the "free drinks package." It is not. Firstly, this package only applies to beer and wine; then only wine by the glass, not the bottle; then only in certain bars and only at certain times. In short, not fit for purpose. I'm sure the small print explains all this, but it is typical of the deceptive pricing policies. e.g. all drinks attract an automatic 18% gratuity. It adds up. Typically we want to enjoy a trip and not feel deceived by small print. Otherwise the staff could not have been more helpful and excursions better organised. Saw sights we would never have considered without the excursions. Would cheerfully use them again having learnt the lessons on pricing but others might not be so forgiving.

Deceitful pricing

Nautica Cruise Review by Rioruss

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: February 2017
  • Destination: Asia
  • Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite
Great ship. Good food,. Fantastic crew and organisation. However, you WILL pay $2000 above sticker price for a 2 week cruise. Gratuities, excursions, drinks. Most reviled by all was the "free drinks package." It is not. Firstly, this package only applies to beer and wine; then only wine by the glass, not the bottle; then only in certain bars and only at certain times. In short, not fit for purpose. I'm sure the small print explains all this, but it is typical of the deceptive pricing policies. e.g. all drinks attract an automatic 18% gratuity. It adds up.

Typically we want to enjoy a trip and not feel deceived by small print.

Otherwise the staff could not have been more helpful and excursions better organised. Saw sights we would never have considered without the excursions.

Would cheerfully use them again having learnt the lessons on pricing but others might not be so forgiving.
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