Nautica Cruise Review by Mocha15
- Sail Date: January 2019
- Destination: Africa
- Cabin Type: Owner's Suite
Production team (4 singers/dancers, 2 fantastic dancers) were excellent.
Overall food quality and service was very good.
Ken Beattie was one of the best guest lecturers we have ever had.
We did the Oceania precruise out of Johannesburg which included Victoria Falls, and Chobe Marina Reserve (2 game drives and one river experience). Had a great time.
We are very glad that we got to visit/experience these ports. Most were not the usual tourist ports which meant they didn't have as much infrastructure, but that was one of the reasons we booked this cruise. We have been to most of the typical tourist ports. It was great getting to interface with some of the locals and learn about totally different life styles.
One of our best/favorite cruises (and we have cruised a lot (>800 days), due to the unusual/different nature of the ports, and the onboard experience.
We have cruised most of the usual cruise lines, but this was our first on Oceania. We were very pleased and would be very pleased to cruise with them again.
One item that was less than ideal was the showroom. Their are 8 sister ships of which this is one, and they were all built with a single deck/level showroom, which means most seats have a lousy/restricted view of the stage (especially frustrating for watching dancers). Lecturers, singers, etc. are not a problem since you can see the top half of the performer.
Some evenings the entertainment was a movie. In my opinion they should have live entertainment every night. However, we still had a fabulous time.
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Cabin crew: stateroom attendant and assistant, and butler were fabulous