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Oceania Middle East Cruise Reviews

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1-10 of 11 Oceania Middle East Cruise Reviews


Disembarkation was the highlight of this cruise

Review for Nautica to Middle East

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Cheddar cave

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

I chose this cruise line due its reputation for providing the finest cuisine at sea, and its reputed service provided by the high crew to staff ratio. We sailed from Piraeus Greece to Dubai on a 20 day cruise and were really looking forward to our concierge balcony stateroom which was our first disappointment. The cabin furniture had seen better days and was covered in a dark varnish which ...
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Sail Date: November 2016

Cabin Type: Concierge Level Veranda Stateroom


Middle East; Nothing to Fear

Review for Nautica to Middle East

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lovelyday

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

Other than being disappointed by Oceania once again taking two ports off the cruise as we were cruising the trip was amazing! We were supposed to stop in Cyprus and one additional stop in Egypt. VERY disappointed that we didn't. The cruise line told us it was due to weather but we know that over 30 guests missed flights and so the ship stayed another night in Istanbul to save themselves money. I'm ...
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Sail Date: November 2014

Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite


Holy Land June 10th 2014 - Rechristening Cruise

Review for Insignia to Middle East

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MrsDave

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

This is our first time on Oceania. The Insignia has been refurbished and this was her maiden cruise. The rooms are adequate. No frills, standard. The bathroom is very small and they have cleverly used a shower curtain vs a glass shower door to allow a little more space to maneuver in the shower. Ask for softer pillows. Housekeeping will bring them almost immediately The ship is very clean. The ...
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Sail Date: June 2014

Cabin Type: Veranda Stateroom


Lands of Time: Barcelona to Istanbul on Marina

Review for Marina to Middle East

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Bashful3

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

I can't believe I am the first to review this fabulous cruise! Been home four days, and am still glowing. Background information: I am a mobility challenged traveler, but very adventurous. Being dissatisfied with Oceania shore tours on two previous cruises, I arranged private tours for us in most ports, but my husband did take 2 Oceania tours that I did not. Getting to the port of ...
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Sail Date: September 2012

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom

Traveled with disabled person


Classy and good value, but a bit inflexible

Review for Riviera to Middle East

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First Time 2008

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

This was our first Oceania trip, after having sailed with Carnival, NCL and Azamara before. We chose this cruise mostly due to the itinerary, and after checking Oceania's reputation we expected Oceania to be similar to Azamara, which we had liked a lot. Oceania delivered in most cases, failed in others. Check-in and embarkation: We showed up relatively late for check-in (4 pm), later than ...
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Sail Date: July 2012

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


Smaller ship with a feeling of space

Review for Riviera to Middle East

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B55

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Embarkation and disembarkation procedures are rigidly adhered to at the start and end of the trip and are handled well. Though we arrived earlier than suggested, the ship's crew accommodated all arrivals well. The best thing is that the ship's decor is most impressive. The restaurant facilities and food do not disappoint, though Oceania's food offering is not overly more or less than what is ...
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Sail Date: July 2012

Cabin Type: Verandah Stateroom


Oceania Athens to Dubai Fiasco

Review for Nautica to Middle East

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bsaltman

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Oceania Cruises M/S Nautica Athens to Dubai Review How many ways can one cruise go wrong? Theoretically, an infinite number, but ours fell just slightly short. To coin a word, the "lowlights" consisted of the following: A cruise director who never did much more than read from "Currents" - the daily ship's information paper. His bearing, manner, monotone delivery and overall personality were ...
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Sail Date: November 2011

Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite


GirlofSummer

Review for Nautica to Middle East

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girlofsummer

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Booked with Oceania after our already paid cruise on a different line dropped all Middle East ports(Arab spring concerns). This itinerary was similar to our original booking but 2 days longer with more ports. We like booking way in advance, so a new search with only a few months to travel date was not what we wanted. The fact we had already purchased airfare, further complicated matters. One day I ...
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Sail Date: November 2011

Cabin Type: Inside

Traveled with disabled person


Great travel experience; not so great cruise

Review for Nautica to Middle East

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peter grant

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Fans of Oceania Cruises won't like this review, of our first with this line after more than 30 cruises with other companies. My opinion: Oceania is for people who want to pay a significant premium for a pretty standard product in exchange for the ability to say they cruised with a higher class of company. For them, it's worth it. This itinerary, close to perfect, took us to a number of places on ...
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Sail Date: November 2011

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View


Nautica - Our First Oceania Cruise - Hong Kong - Dubai

Review for Nautica to Middle East

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qldtraveller

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

I would like to break the cruise down in to various categories as it is important that I recognise the good and bad with Nautica/Oceania Cruise. It is also based on our experiences on other cruise lines and is my personal perspective from a non-American perspective.Embarkation : Being Concierge certainly helped with an early and speedy check in in Hong Kong. Well organised. Disembarkation : In ...
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Sail Date: March 2011

Cabin Type: Concierge Level Veranda Stateroom


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