• 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
347 reviews
17 Awards

Great way to lose weight, food was so bad I dropped over a dress size

Review for Nautica to Asia
User Avatar
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Rating by category

Public Rooms
Fitness & Recreation

Additional details

Sail Date: Mar 2017
Cabin: Veranda Stateroom

We chose Oceania thinking it would be a step up from HollandAmericaLine, we were very wrong. The cabin, a balcony state room was smaller than the smallest HAL ocean view cabin we have ever had.

The cruise director, David, is past burned out. What passes for activities on this ship is what you would find in a day care centre. It was indoor shuffle board, bean bag toss and putting everyday. Forget anything as adult as flower arranging, art classes, computer classes, etc.

David also has his own take on the daily quiz. He eschews set questions for ones he thinks up himself. This included one question about Adolf Hitler, which he obviously thought was funny, but which upset more than a few Jewish passengers. I guess poor David has been on the ship so long he hadn't heard about the problems encountered by Pewdiepie. David is also the only quiz master I've ever encountered who does not trust teams to mark each other's answers, he has to mark them all. Some people liked his approach, I found it overbearing and certainly not conducive to shipboard fun.

Cabin Review

Veranda Stateroom

Very small with little storage space. We had to ask for a chair as it was very uncomfortable to sit on the couch.

15 Helpful Votes

Find a Nautica Cruise from $1,899

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.