We chose this cruise primarily for the ports of call and they did not disappoint. Japan bonus: Cherry blossoms came early, just in time for our visits to Kyoto, Osaka and Tokyo. This was our first time on Nautica; the fact of this being a smaller ship was a big advantage in certain ports, especially in Hong Kong, where we docked right in Tsim Sha Tsui and could walk to Kowloon. At night, we had a wonderful view from our balcony across the harbour to the magnificent skyline of HK, the light show and the ferry boats. This was one of the highlights of our trip. Small size also made embarkation & disembarkation a breeze. As alway, staff and officers on Oceania are amazing. The level of service is top notch Food was very good. Despite not having Jaques or Red Ginger, the Grand Dining Room often featured special menu items from these two favorite specialty restaurants which we have frequented on other Oceania ships. Extra sessions @ Toscana and Polo Grill were bookable, which was a treat in the case of Toscana and not so much in Polo (not our fave). Barista's has a place of honour in this ship in a dedicated lounge near the main dining room. We appreciated the classy atmosphere there and the extended hours. We enjoyed the enrichment lectures throughout the cruise. Some of the entertainment was very good: Classical pianist, comedians. Others we avoided, not being fans of the broadway show type revues. But a lot of our entertainment comes from the internet and that has had a huge improvement. No delays logging on; uninterrupted service. Kudos for the improved service! All in all, we are happy with the Oceania experience on this cruise, as well as all the previous ones we have taken with O.

Cherry Blossoms made springtime in Japan magical!

Nautica Cruise Review by RoverMore

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2018
  • Destination: Asia
  • Cabin Type: Concierge Level Veranda Stateroom
We chose this cruise primarily for the ports of call and they did not disappoint. Japan bonus: Cherry blossoms came early, just in time for our visits to Kyoto, Osaka and Tokyo.

This was our first time on Nautica; the fact of this being a smaller ship was a big advantage in certain ports, especially in Hong Kong, where we docked right in Tsim Sha Tsui and could walk to Kowloon. At night, we had a wonderful view from our balcony across the harbour to the magnificent skyline of HK, the light show and the ferry boats. This was one of the highlights of our trip.

Small size also made embarkation & disembarkation a breeze.

As alway, staff and officers on Oceania are amazing. The level of service is top notch Food was very good. Despite not having Jaques or Red Ginger, the Grand Dining Room often featured special menu items from these two favorite specialty restaurants which we have frequented on other Oceania ships.

Extra sessions @ Toscana and Polo Grill were bookable, which was a treat in the case of Toscana and not so much in Polo (not our fave).

Barista's has a place of honour in this ship in a dedicated lounge near the main dining room. We appreciated the classy atmosphere there and the extended hours.

We enjoyed the enrichment lectures throughout the cruise.

Some of the entertainment was very good: Classical pianist, comedians. Others we avoided, not being fans of the broadway show type revues. But a lot of our entertainment comes from the internet and that has had a huge improvement. No delays logging on; uninterrupted service. Kudos for the improved service!

All in all, we are happy with the Oceania experience on this cruise, as well as all the previous ones we have taken with O.
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Cabin Review

Concierge Level Veranda Stateroom
Cabin A1 7059
Our 1st time on O's smaller ships so took some getting used to the tighter quarters. In the end we accomodated well, but the bathroom did not meet our expectations...very cramped and poor quality fittings in bath area.

Odd that concierge class did not offer the usual concierge lounge; there was only once concierge on duty for the whole ship. Few extra amenities but in general, we didn't think concierge class is worth the extra $$ on Nautica.
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