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Oceania Nautica Cruise Reviews for Fitness Cruises to Africa

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Poor service , poor food , poor staff
"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 ...."Read More
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SusanelizabethP

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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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


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


Not Up To Expectations NOR Oceania’s Longstanding Reputation!

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mauriceMm

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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


Best O trip and ship yet...!

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zimflyer

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 have picked a drink package. Casino was very quiet slots extremely tight, but Manager explained Oceania has just taken contract back from previous independent operator and will be ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Inside


Oceania - Listen to your guests

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2greynomads

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 no plan B with Nautica, the currents are always there and the weather was not that bad. The itinerary was cut so fine. There was no give in the itinerary, at all, for conditions that ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View


Great cruise on a mediocre ship

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theTaxZombie

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

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 & leopard - only one we didn't see was the leopard). Some amazing sights in the various ports - giant turtles of the Seychelles, the submarine ride in the Maldives, Freddy Mercury's birthplace ...
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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


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