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Africa Nautica Africa Cruise Reviews

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Ok cruise but...
"(total rip-off) Oceania staff let me suggest to you: "First impression is important but the last one is just as important".Food and beverage staff service was ok but management for this service must learn what to improved from Regent Seven Sea Cruise Management...."Read More
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How to keep 600 people happy during a Coronavirus scare!!!

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paula1947
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

All staff and crew were brilliant - it was a nightmare situation for them to deal with. Everyone was behind them - they did all they could to keep us all safe and happy. A wonderful crew and we love Oceania anyway!!! Everyone is very friendly, the crew relate so well to the guests, nothing is too much trouble and there is a general feeling of bonhomie. Even before the refurb of Nautica, ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite


Poor service , poor food , poor staff

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SusanelizabethP
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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 . Due to high winds in Cape Town the ship was late in arriving in dock . In fact over a day late but it did not warn passengers On the day , no one answered phone calls and there ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite


A Solid Upscale Cruising Experience

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Rutman
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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 Caribbean, Carnival, NCL, and MSC. This was our first sailing with Oceania. We picked this cruise largely because of the itinerary and the price, which was moderate for an upscale ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Inside


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

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solosport
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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 room options. Other past Oceania cruisers had said that the food quality has gone downhill in the last few years and may not travel on the ship again. My cabin mate and I had stomach ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Concierge Level Veranda Stateroom


Not Up To Expectations NOR Oceania’s Longstanding Reputation!

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mauriceMm
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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 ship is scheduled to go into dry dock for a couple of weeks. However, considering the 30-day itinerary from Dubai to Cape Town, including the various stops in Oman, India, the ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite


Ok cruise but...

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gilpier
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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 staff were friendly and helpful. Medical clinic staff was professional and excellent. Food and beverage staff service was ok but management for this service must learn what to improved ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


When Do We Get to the Next Port?

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Spudsmack
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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. The biggest detractor on this cruise was time and how long it takes to get from point A to point B. Itinerary Planning - This is a shared responsibility between Oceania Corporate and ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Concierge Level Veranda Stateroom


Oceania does not measure up to their puffery

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7notrump7
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

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 were many problems with the cuisine. The coffee does not taste like coffee; we tried every conceivable way to get a good cup of coffee, but it would not happen; it tasted burnt and ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Inside


Fabulous cruise. Ship was great. Ports were interesting

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Mocha15
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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 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 ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Owner's Suite


Floating Retirement home

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ChristianAdventurers
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

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. This was due to the boring "party" band. Almost everyone on board was in bed by 9pm. Maybe 10pm if you count the uninspiring guest performers shows. Luke's show was an exception, very ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Inside


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