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Nautica Review

5.0 / 5.0
Editor Rating
347 reviews
17 Awards

NOT a Luxury Cruise as Advertised..Just a Below-Average Cruise.

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hopkima
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Jun 2019
Cabin: Penthouse Suite

GOOD - Nice Room with Butler/Concierge service, large bathroom and balcony, 24-hour room service. Main dining room and Toscana had excellent service staff and food was fantastic. Ship was nicely equipped and comfortable, albeit not very large comparatively.

BAD - Captain and officers were completely self-righteous and arrogant, to the point of being rude. The dining personnel in the "Polo Club" were incompetent and utterly unskilled in premier food service. We are not snobs and expect minor glitches in services, etc. However, the Polo Club is a "reservations only" establishment and one cannot simply enter at their leisure. The cruise was labeled "Gaelic Glory", but there was no glory about it. The theme was advertised as "Irish", but there wasn't an inkling of Irish theme aboard ship...no Irish food, music, or adornments...??? The entertainment was reminiscent of a theme park, with less than stellar performances.

Shore excursions were offered by the cruise line at exorbitant prices, usually 3-4 times the amount charged by local companies at each port-of-call. If you did not book an excursion through the cruise line, you were not allowed to disembark the ship until all of those who purchased cruise line excursion packages had departed. This usually meant waiting 1-2 hours after arriving in port. The crew was extremely vigilant in enforcing this measure, to point of acting "Gestapo" like...very discourteous and unnecessary.

Cabin Review

Penthouse Suite

Cabin PH2

The room itself was nicely arranged with large balcony, bathroom, and reclining chairs. However, there was a constant unexplained "thumping" overhead that was annoying, especially at night. Even the butler had no explanation about the noise. The room is located on the top floor, so no other rooms were above it.

Port Reviews

Dublin

Inexpensive and allows you to get off and on again just as the name implies. Every major town in Ireland has this bus service. Excellent way to see the city.

Belfast

Great way to see the area without the clutter of unnecessary distractions.

Belfast

Great way to see the area without the clutter of unnecessary distractions.

Belfast

Great way to see the area without the clutter of unnecessary distractions.

Cobh (Cork)

Inexpensive and allows you to get off and on again just as the name implies. Every major town in Ireland has this bus service. Excellent way to see the city.

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