Chose this cruise because of the inclusive itinerary which included Vietnam where I served during the War in 1967 - 1968. Also, past experiences on Oceania have been excellent! Ship provided tours were good but not exceptional! Service everywhere aboard the ship was beyond excellent! Food assistance always available in the terrace for those needed help carrying their plates. Wine Steward was excellent - selection very good and reasonably priced. Table service in the main dining room was speedy and well plated. Head chef visited the main dining room tables almost every night and was there to answer any questions and fine tune the menu for individual quests. Entertainment was good, however, don’t expect broadway shows like you see on the big ships. Informative lectures on sea days and some days in port. Plenty of deck chairs and pool service was excellent. Don’t forget to have a milkshake or smoothie in Waves - they are to “die for” - best on the ocean!! Library is wonderful - plenty of new books and popular authors! TV movies available and several additional showings in the lounge. Excellent trivia and open bridge just about every afternoon Afternoon tea sure can ruin your appetite for dinner...really classy affair in the Horizon lounge. Embarkation and De-Embarkation were a breeze. Having been on 50+ cruises, this was one of the very best!

Homage to the Orient

Nautica Cruise Review by Rossini

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2018
  • Destination: Asia
  • Cabin Type: Concierge Level Veranda Stateroom
Chose this cruise because of the inclusive itinerary which included Vietnam where I served during the War in 1967 - 1968. Also, past experiences on Oceania have been excellent!

Ship provided tours were good but not exceptional!

Service everywhere aboard the ship was beyond excellent!

Food assistance always available in the terrace for those needed help carrying their plates.

Wine Steward was excellent - selection very good and reasonably priced.

Table service in the main dining room was speedy and well plated.

Head chef visited the main dining room tables almost every night and was there to answer any questions and fine tune the menu for individual quests.

Entertainment was good, however, don’t expect broadway shows like you see on the big ships.

Informative lectures on sea days and some days in port.

Plenty of deck chairs and pool service was excellent.

Don’t forget to have a milkshake or smoothie in Waves - they are to “die for” - best on the ocean!!

Library is wonderful - plenty of new books and popular authors!

TV movies available and several additional showings in the lounge.

Excellent trivia and open bridge just about every afternoon

Afternoon tea sure can ruin your appetite for dinner...really classy affair in the Horizon lounge.

Embarkation and De-Embarkation were a breeze.

Having been on 50+ cruises, this was one of the very best!
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Cabin Review

Concierge Level Veranda Stateroom
Cabin A2 7033
Excellent cabin location - near forward elevator for easy access to the show lounge and boutiques. Also near the string quartet for their nightly concert. Short walk to the grand dining room as the ship is quite small compared to the new liners. 650 passengers. Cabin service was excellent..however the cabin is beginning to show its age. Bathroom has been re-done but is rather compact! Shower great always had very hot water and clean towels. Very quiet location!
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Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

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    Guide spoke good English and was very informative.
    Bus was very comfortable.
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