We had never been to the Adriatic and a small ship seemed the best way to go. Having been on Oceania the year before, we knew that the food would be amazing and we certainly weren't disappointed. The itinerary was excellent with more to see than we could possibly fit into 10 days. The sense of history is incredible. Highly recommend Venice, Ancona, Dubrovnik and Kotor if you have never been there. Rhodes and the Greek Coast were also enjoyable. Other stops were Santorini and Rhodes both of which we needed more time to explore. We had very rough weather in Santorini which made embarkation an adventure, but the crew were very diligent in keeping everyone safe. We highly recommend the old towns in Dubrovnik and Rhodes as the is literally dozens of things to see. Kotor is stunningly beautiful as is the Croation coast line. Everywhere we went, the people were friendly and helpful. As usual, the food was absolutely the best we have enjoyed at sea, whether in the MDR, Horizons, or the 2 specialty restaurants - Toscana and Polo Grill. Only regret is that Red Ginger is not found on the 4 smaller ships.

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Nautica Cruise Review by BobV1

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: November 2018
  • Destination: Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View
We had never been to the Adriatic and a small ship seemed the best way to go. Having been on Oceania the year before, we knew that the food would be amazing and we certainly weren't disappointed. The itinerary was excellent with more to see than we could possibly fit into 10 days. The sense of history is incredible. Highly recommend Venice, Ancona, Dubrovnik and Kotor if you have never been there. Rhodes and the Greek Coast were also enjoyable. Other stops were Santorini and Rhodes both of which we needed more time to explore. We had very rough weather in Santorini which made embarkation an adventure, but the crew were very diligent in keeping everyone safe.

We highly recommend the old towns in Dubrovnik and Rhodes as the is literally dozens of things to see. Kotor is stunningly beautiful as is the Croation coast line.

Everywhere we went, the people were friendly and helpful.

As usual, the food was absolutely the best we have enjoyed at sea, whether in the MDR, Horizons, or the 2 specialty restaurants - Toscana and Polo Grill. Only regret is that Red Ginger is not found on the 4 smaller ships.
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Deluxe Ocean View
Cabin C1 4017
Very clean with lots of storage and huge window. We didn't take a balcony (did on prior cruise as we were stopping every day and the weather forecast was on the cool side we decided a deluxe ocean view was satisfactory. Cabin was much larger than similar on other lines. Bathroom is smaller than on the 2 newer ships, but still larger than other cruise lines for non suite rooms. OUr room steward was fantastic and was able to provide electrical adapters when we found we hadn't brought enough. (Both my wife and I have BPaps which require North American plugs).
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