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Africa Nautica Africa Cruise Reviews

Oceania
Nautica
Africa
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65 Africa Nautica Africa Cruise Reviews


SusanelizabethP avatar

SusanelizabethP

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Poor service , poor food , poor staff

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My husband and I usually cruise Celebrity but chose this cruise for its itinerary and the reputation of excellent food and service . Unfortunately we were disappointed by both . The embarkation was a disaster . ...
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Sail Date January 2020


Rutman avatar

Rutman

12 Reviews Written

35 Helpful Votes

A Solid Upscale Cruising Experience

It is probably important for you to know my wife and I are seasoned cruisers. Over the past 25 years we’ve sailed a total of 31 times on Celebrity, Azamara, Viking Ocean, Holland America, Cunard, Princess, Royal ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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solosport

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great Itinerary, a few unnecessary ports, small ship needing overhall

Chose this cruise for the chef inspired dining and was very disappointed in what was served. Pepin's dishes were probably 3-4 entrees out of hundreds so I could only eat a couple of them compared to the other dining ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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gilpier

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Ok cruise but...

After all previous cruises we sailed, we select this one since it had an appropriate itinerary for us. Our cabin was well kept throughout the cruise. Excursion Destination Staff did a good job. Reception desk ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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mauriceMm

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Not Up To Expectations NOR Oceania’s Longstanding Reputation!

This was our first time sailing on Oceania. We were concerned about going on this cruise given the Nautica is badly in need of renovations. And these renovations are not to occur until June of this year, when the ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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theTaxZombie

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great cruise on a mediocre ship

The cruise was an amazing adventure - from the cities of Cape Town, Colombo & Singapore to island countries of Seychelles & Maldives, being able to see 4 of the Big 5 (elephant, African buffalo, rhino, lion & ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Professional Pilgrim

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

The best of over 20 cruises on 7 cruise lines!

We LOVED Oceania's ms Nautica! Only 650 passengers (maximum possible = 684), and a huge, very international crew. An older but well-maintained intimate ship, full of beautiful art; fabulous food (the best we have ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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7notrump7

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Oceania does not measure up to their puffery

We chose this cruise for its itinerary, and that was great. But arriving late 6 times at ports caused problems on tours (never Oceania's fault). Oceania claims to have "the finest cuisine at sea"--NOT TRUE! There ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Spudsmack

9 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

When Do We Get to the Next Port?

Third time on Oceania, first time on the R-Class Nautica. Had a great time on this 30-day cruise up the east coast of Africa and then Asia seeing some out of the way places but meeting some great people onboard. ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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pmurphy8

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Beware Of owners suite 6088

We chose this cruise for its itinerary. We could “Safari” without sleeping in tents! We also wanted to escape the winter weather in the US. Ports were interesting except for Maputo, Mozambique. Oceania should ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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zimflyer

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Best O trip and ship yet...!

Staff, Cruise Director, Chefs, food and service absolutely first rate, and not just for a few days...it was 35 days of pampering. FANTASTIC... keep it up Oceania. CONS: The drinks were pricey, but we could ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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ChristianAdventurers

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Floating Retirement home

We chose this cruise because of the unique African itinerary. We have done about 20 other cruises. We are used to sailing with "older" cruisers but this was the first time we felt like we were in a retirement home. ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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2greynomads

3 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Oceania - Listen to your guests

Itinerary was our priority and I fully understand missing Mombasa but from then on it went downhill. Due to currents etc.???, we battled to make ports on time, resulting in less and less time in port. There was ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Mocha15

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Fabulous cruise. Ship was great. Ports were interesting

Ship's crew, staff, and officers were very friendly and competent. They took very good care of us and made us feel appreciated. Production team (4 singers/dancers, 2 fantastic dancers) were excellent. Overall ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Tokyo Mom

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Cape Town to Cape Town

This was our 2nd cruise on Oceania. My husband and I have wanted to travel to Africa for some time and felt this cruise was a good way to see quite a bit in 2 weeks. We flew into Cape Town on 1/1 and spent four ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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mikerem48

11 Reviews Written

65 Helpful Votes

Southern Africa - a Five Country Tour

My wife and I have been on numerous cruises (21+) throughout the world on various cruise lines over the years. This was our fourth cruise with Oceania; the previous cruises were the northeastern seaboard, Bermuda, ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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leaj

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

South African Splendor

My husband & I chose this trip so he could take some CE and do a safari!. We booked the pre-cruise safari at Lion Sands River Lodge. While Oceania did not really do a good job with communicating our hotel info or ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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SandiT

3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Wonderful African Cruise!

We had a balcony suite, 6017, on the starboard side, which we enjoyed. Overall, it was an excellent cruise experience, with an enjoyable itinerary. There were some bumpy seas on the coast of South Africa on the ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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NelsonD73

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Some good things; some not so good

We cruised on Regatta (sister ship) a few years ago (Rio-Amazon-Miami) and had a very positive experience. This cruise (Dubai-Capetown) was disappointing in comparison. The ship is slightly aged, but kept in ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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tiffinkid

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Exotic itinerary does mean exotic experience.

I chose this cruise for its itinerary-UAE, Oman, India, Maldives, Seychelles, Kenya, Tanzania, Madagascar, Mozambique, and South Africa. The shore excursions left a lot to be desired. The stop in Abu Dhabi ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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SRQTravelgirl

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Cruise of my life

This was the longest cruise I have ever taken, and I never traveled as a solo traveler (age 52) before. From 650 guests on board, 450 knew my name during my adventure. I have met endless wonderful people who I ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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amc aaa

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Itinerary was great???

We chose this cruise for the chance to see some animals and to see South Africa. Chance is the operative word here. Before we even got on the ship we were handed a letter saying we would miss our first port, Mossel ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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PGurun

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

East Africa Oceania Cruise

We are destination driven cruisers and were excited to see this itinerary offered by Oceania. Overall our experience aboard the Nautica was very good. We did need a cabin change, and luckily one was available in ...
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Sail Date December 2017


murma avatar

murma

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Failed to deliver. Beware of Africa itineraries!

We are frequent cruisers, 30 completed to date. We chose this Cape Town-Cape Town cruise because we are destination driven. What a disappointment! Because of weather issues, we did not dock at 3 ports in a 15 day ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Ysjones6

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Cuisine is out of this world

The itinerary from Dubai to Capetown along with an opportunity for the excursions to Taj Mal and a safari in Africa was unique, The food on this ship was of an exceptional, quality, service and restaurants, were ...
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Sail Date December 2017


Nautica Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.03.9
Dining5.04.3
Entertainment3.03.3
Public Rooms5.04.4
Fitness Recreation5.03.8
Family2.01.5
Enrichment5.03.5
Service4.04.5
Value For Money5.03.5
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