This was two ports in Scotland, three in Ireland plus Iceland and Greenland and Fareo islands. The North Atlantic was rough but we endured. We knew the smaller 55 thousand ton ship would have pluses and minuses, so our expectations were met. PLUSES: No crowded decks. Easy on and off. Well organized excursions. Open seating. Excellent food service. Helpful crew and staff. MINUSES: Limited entertainment. Smaller cabin. Plenty of bouncing in the seas. Do the pluses outweigh the minuses? IN general ... Yes , but then there is the value question, and Oceania is not inexpensive . I will leave it at that ... Where the cruise goes is highly important to us at this point in our experience. If this dominates then consider Oceania for sure. If other factors are more important check out alternatives. We met many who were multi repeats on Oceania. It certainly appeals to a certain crushing set ... But maybe not others. We are into retirement years and have 100 countries visited.

Great ports of call and selected excursions on a smaller ship

Nautica Cruise Review by MaeJohn

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: July 2017
  • Destination: Baltic Sea
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View
This was two ports in Scotland, three in Ireland plus Iceland and Greenland and Fareo islands. The North Atlantic was rough but we endured. We knew the smaller 55 thousand ton ship would have pluses and minuses, so our expectations were met.

PLUSES: No crowded decks. Easy on and off. Well organized excursions. Open seating. Excellent food service. Helpful crew and staff.

MINUSES: Limited entertainment. Smaller cabin. Plenty of bouncing in the seas.

Do the pluses outweigh the minuses? IN general ... Yes , but then there is the value question, and Oceania is not inexpensive . I will leave it at that ...

Where the cruise goes is highly important to us at this point in our experience. If this dominates then consider Oceania for sure. If other factors are more important check out alternatives. We met many who were multi repeats on Oceania. It certainly appeals to a certain crushing set ... But maybe not others. We are into retirement years and have 100 countries visited.
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Cabin Review

Deluxe Ocean View
Cabin C1 7006 bigger
Bow of the ship. Avoid in a rough sea.
Deck 7 Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins