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Nautica Review

5.0 / 5.0
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Oceania Does It Right

Review for Nautica to Around the World
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Scottish Sinophile
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

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Sail Date: Mar 2019
Cabin: Veranda Stateroom

This was our fifth cruise on Oceania and our second on the Nautica. It is beginning to look a little worn, but that should be addressed with the scheduled makeover. The service and food remain impeccable. In every restaurant and bar you are greeted cordially and made to feel special. We never had a bad meal. Our cabin attendant and her assistant took great care of us. The cabins provide plenty of storage space and are well laid out. If the bed frame were just an inch higher it would make storage of suitcases much easier. The bathroom in anything but the suites, to put it mildly, is compact but functional. The shower is especially tiny and is our only major complaint. The guest lecturer was excellent giving insight into the history and attractions of the area and the ports we were visiting. We were disappointed that Nagasaki was substituted for Incheon on our itinerary but understand that this was something beyond the control of Oceania.

Cabin Review

Veranda Stateroom

Cabin B1

It is beginning to show its age but remains quite comfortable with plenty of storage and an excellent bed. Raise the bed frame an inch to enable easier storage of luggage. The shower is much too small. The upcoming renovation should include the provision of outlets by the bed.

Port Reviews

Hong Kong

We used to live in Hong Kong and visited friends there.

Taipei (Keelung)

We have friends who met us and showed us the sights which we hadn't seen in many years.

Kobe

Good tour which took us back to our favorite city in Japan, Kyoto. We also tried Kobe beef in Kobe.

Hiroshima

Our emphasis was on Japanese cultural sights rather than the atomic bomb sites.

Beijing

We didn't go all the way in to Beijing as it is very far. We met with friends and toured around Tianjin which we very much enjoyed. The Ancient Cultural Street in Beijing was especially enjoyable.

Shanghai

Met by a friend and enjoyed the sights and some excellent Chinese food.

Naha

Didn't feel that there was much to see here.

Kobe

We took a tour to Kyoto arranged through Tours by Locals and had an excellent guide who showed exactly what we were interested in seeing.

Hiroshima

Our guide was very good showing us the gardens, temples, and highlights of Hiroshima. We even saw housing for sale which was most enlightening.

Nagasaki

Not a bad tour to get an overview of the city and see the Atomic Bomb Museum. The peace park was the best part.

Be forewarned that the ship docks very far from Beijing. In fact, it is even quite a distance to Tianjin and the shuttle provided only took us to a rather seedy shopping center still far from anything worth visiting.

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