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  1. We are planning a family cruise with 3 generations. We will have a 1 year old. I understand Oceania is not ideal for children. However, does anyone know or can anyone currently cruising answer the following: Are there high chairs available in the dining areas? Are there changing tables in the public restrooms? Are cribs available upon request? Thanks!
  2. imo the production team was better than the brought on board entertainers. This was the best group I have ever seen on an Oceania cruise. I was not the only Oceania repeater echoing that sentiment. All their voices blended together and they did a great job on their solos as well. They worked as a team and it showed. They were also out and about socializing with the passengers even when they were not on duty.:):):)
  3. Does the Nautica have the heated tile beds? What facilities are in the spa that everyone, no matter what cabin, has access to?
  4. Sailing Nautical for the first time and sailing O for the first time. She's a beautiful ship! Why does she need any "changes?"
  5. I know the Concierge Level Veranda Suites on Nautica do not have that much storage space. Is there room under the bed for empty suitcases? How much?
  6. These boards encourage us to “write a review”! Here goes, again, in live, blogging style. Later, you can see links to our previous cruise blogs and posts. Three live/blogs are now over 215,000 views. Visuals make a big, interesting difference, sharing the beauty and drama from these wonderful and varied regions of the world. Tell us what you like, any questions, suggestions, etc. Don't be shy!! Love the interactive nature of live/blogs, getting feed-back and comments as we travel, etc. Or, helping answer questions about this ship, these locations, etc. This cruise is all about ITINERARY!! We were attracted to the great group of ports, stops and locations being offered. This sailing, although 20-days long, sold-out fairly quickly. While we were in Greece in 2006, these are our firsts for Cyprus, Israel, Egypt, Jordan and the Middle East. Recently, not many cruises have combined key stops in Israel, Egypt and Jordan. Plus, this timing in the fall worked well, too. Below is a map/layout that I prepared on my MacBook Pro laptop to illustrate this schedule and timing. This is our first cruise with Oceania. Their reputation is for excellent food and so far, we have not been disappointed. Many more details to share, but we will start out a quick mix of different visuals. Don’t people like “eye candy”?? We are just now sailing away from the Greek Island of Rhodes and are on our way to Cyprus. Tomorrow's weather is supposed to be around 75F, sunny and super pleasant. That will be much better than the cold and rain of yesterday in Patmos and the cloudy threats of showers today at Rhodes. Fortunately no rain happened today and we even enjoyed some parts of the day with decent sun. THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio. SE Asia/Mekong River, Etc.! Live/blog from early 2018, first adventure through SE Asia, stops in Hong Kong and Bangkok, before exploring all over Vietnam and Cambodia, seven days sailing on the Mekong River. Now at 39,063 views. www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2591474 Here is a graphic that I prepared on my laptop that shows exactly where we will be stopping and traveling during this first sailing with Oceania.: (Open your screen/viewer wider to see this picture larger/better!) Here is how nice and shiny the Oceania Nautica looked while in the harbor in Rhodes. Have sunshine helped much to enjoy parts of today while visiting this large and historic Greek Island.: While in Rhodes, here are a couple of quick visual samples. Plus, the Greek flag!!: A big part of today's ship tour was visiting Lindos. This coastal, historic village is extremely scenic with an amazing castle/acropolis towering over the area. More pictures from Lindos in the next segment.:
  7. Never done an Oceania cruise. Starting to pack and I don't want to take anything I don't need or must have.... Does anyone know if an Oceanview cabin on I think deck 2 (what ever the cheapest room I could get... LOL) has a nightlight in the bathroom? Thanks for the help.
  8. Trying to plan dinner times for Nautica cruise. What time does the nightly show start?
  9. We're planning on booking a Concierge Level Veranda Stateroom A1 on Natica. Most are on Deck 7 but there are two midship on Deck 8. What are the pros and cons of each?
  10. RJB

    Nautica

    Where is Nautica now? Has the weather cleared so she can resume here cruise? :):)
  11. The nautica has broken its moorings in Greenock due to Storm Ali However everyone is reported safe and those ashore are being looked after by the shore team and sheltering in a church hall till the storm dies down this evening. Stay safe everyone
  12. https://gcaptain.com/cruise-ship-with-more-than-500-people-on-board-breaks-moorings-and-drifts-from-dock-in-scotland/ I’ll get the popcorn...
  13. My husband and I would like to join others on excursions in ports on this cruise First time member to cruise critic Jenny
  14. There is not much detail in the news stories yet but it seems high winds caused a problem for Nautica today. Hopefully someone on board will give us all an update at some point. I assume the passengers and crew ashore were there enjoying their day rather than having been put ashore. I imagine some will have a surprise upon returning to the dock to find the ship gone! https://www.scotsman.com/regions/glasgow-strathclyde/storm-ali-cruise-ship-detached-from-moorings-1-4802256
  15. Has anyone stayed in an E Cabin before? We are considering an Oceania cruise and have an E cabin on hold. I was just wondering how much of the lifeboats you actually see in one of these rooms. Any help would be appreciated. :)
  16. Just wondering about different currencies on this trip will USD be acceptable in all these ports, or will we need local currency? Sent from my iPad using Forums
  17. Hello, Hubby & I are considering a 14-Day cruise in Asia in 2020 aboard the Nautica. Cruise Critic had the following information regarding veranda cabins on the Nautica: "For regular Veranda Staterooms, the balcony is 43 square feet (with four lucky exceptions -- two cabins with 73-square-foot verandahs and two with 92-square-foot verandahs). For Concierge Level Veranda Staterooms, the balcony is about 41 square feet (with six more lucky exceptions -- two cabins with 72-square-foot verandahs, two with 94-square-foot verandahs and two with 96-square-foot verandahs)." But they don't say exactly which cabins have the larger verandas. Does anyone know which cabins (either regular or Concierge) have the larger verandas on the Nautica? Thank you, Susan
  18. While we have never sailed with Oceania, we have a booking made for Nov. 16-Dec. 6, 2018, Athens to Dubai with stops in Rhodes, Cyprus, Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Oman, etc. This offers many exciting stops for our first visit to these parts of the Middle East. Would love to hear more from any experienced and smart travelers about the Nautica, Oceania and/or these locations. Have a few questions related for us and another couple from Central Ohio as first-timers with Oceania. 1. What is the biggest "secret", favorite place, best tips, etc., to maximized and enjoy time on the Nautica? Ours would be a twenty-day cruise with five sea-days. 2. The basic balcony room on this ship are little smaller than what we have previously done with Silversea, Celebrity, etc. Any tips to maximize on this limited cabin size or best places to find away from the cabin for hanging out, escaping, making your "haven", etc.? 3. Did the any-time dining work well in the evenings? Which of the two speciality dining places was your top favorite? Why? Favorite meal treats while with Oceania? Will the main dining room do any "special requests" with advance notice? 4. For evening entertainment, any special highlights, super loves, best tips, aspects to avoid, etc.? 5. Are ship speakers on the ship for this type of journey generally pretty good, interesting and approachable for chatting, etc.? 6. On ship tours with Oceania, how "full" or packed are most of the buses with their tours? 15-20 people? 30-35 on the bus/tour? Or 40 or so? 7. Have heard great things on the staff. Is the staff on the ship fairly experienced or having a higher mix of "newer" people? Are most of the dining and room service staff from Europe or Philippines/India? Or, a wider mix? Most speaking fairly well in English? 8. What else should I have asked? Or, most need to know, understand, expect, etc.? THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio Lisbon, NWSpain, Bordeaux/Brittany: Just finished June 2017 sailing from Portugal to France along the scenic Atlantic Coast, plus great pre- and post-cruise experiences. Many interesting pictures and details on history, food, culture, etc., from my live/blog at: www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2511358
  19. We are sailing on the Nautica shortly and noticed in the cruise docs that the price of the internet for unlimited internet is $27.99 a day per person not per cabin as other shipping lines we have travelled on Other places on Oceanias site just mentions a day rate not a per person rate Anybody know which one would be the correct price?
  20. Here are two photos of cabin 7007 on the Nautica. There are four of this type of cabin on the smaller Oceania ships, cabins 6004,6005,7006 and 7007. The deck 7 cabins are preferable because the deck 6 cabins are above the show room. These cabins are at the bow of the ship and are deeper than other C1 ocean view cabins because the outer wall is moved outward to the position of the outer edge of the balcony cabins on this deck. You can clearly see this on the deck plans. this provides extra space in these cabins in the sitting area, and allows space for an extra chair as well as the standard sofa. In addition, there is a wide window ledge/shelf under the porthole which provides extra storage for day to day items.The result is a more spacious cabin. The window is a large round porthole about 4 feet diameter. The cabin was very quiet except for bow thruster noise when docking but this is normal for any cabins in the front half of the ship. I hope this helps.
  21. Great article with Jorg. https://www.yahoo.com/travel/confessions-of-a-cruise-ship-chef-118668342232.html
  22. I understand there are two possibilities on where ships can dock in Malta depending on the number of ship's in port. We'll be sharing the port with a Costa ship. So the question is, where does Nautica usually dock? Knowing this will help me plan our DIY day. Thanks.
  23. Hello I have followed many of your thoughts and comments for the past couple of years so thought it about time I gave some of my own. First of all this is only our 3rd cruise, the first being on Celebrity Eclipse and whilst we enjoyed the experience it left us feeling cruising really wasn't for us so we went back to land based holidays. A couple of years on I read an article about Oceania and thought maybe we should give it another try and last year we were on board Riviera, a totally different and enjoyable experience, we loved it. So this year here we are again this time on Nautica chosen for the itinerary rather than the ship itself as there are 3 countries on this list we have never visited before. First thoughts on Nautica well like me she may be a lady of a certain age, but she absolutely doesn't show it. Of course just having had the refurb we have nothing to compare to, but I would say in style she is a mini me version of Riviera, although Nautica is more country house than glitz. I will try and post some photos later, but in the meantime if anyone has any specific questions just post here and I will try to answer. Day 1 arrival Left London in torrential rain and thunder storms, pilot did a good job of avoiding them and just over 2 hours later arrived in a very warm Venice. Straight to the ship, welcomed by staff, checked in on board and our suite was ready a PH3 aft. First impressions of the suite were lovely, the furnishings all have that new smell and the colours are the same as our suite on Riviera last year. It is not quite as spacious, but plenty of room for our needs, the bathroom a little on the tight side, but functional, personally I would prefer a large shower rather than a bath. There was a lovely floral arrangement in addition to the normal orchid plant, a gift from our TA. We had lunch in the Terrace, Ceaser salad enjoyed with a Proseco, well we are in Italy!! What a view, sitting in the sun overlooking Venice water and the red tiled rooftops of this beautiful city. The ship is moored in San Basilio at the end of the quay with nothing to interrupt the view. After lunch time to relax and familiarise ourselves with the ship. Cocktails in Martinis, followed by dinner in Toscana, we hadn't booked but they were able to accommodate us and dinner was superb. Risotto and Scaloppini for me and Gnocci and lobster pasta for Rob washed down with a glass or three of chianti , well we are in Italy. A quick pit stop at Martinis on the way back left us feeling a little weary, time for bed. By the way a menu for lunch and dinner in the Grand Dining Room was delivered along with Currents, a welcome addition. Day 2 Venice Awoke after a good sleep in the ever so comfortable bed, also happy to report that although our suite in under the Terrace, no noise problems. We managed to drag our not so enthusiastic bodies off to the gym for a quick work out before breakfast at the Terrace. The berries are still here and were delicious! As we have visited Venice before, we did not go into the centre, but walked along the waterfront and went to the Galleria Accedemia and then watched a regatta before strolling back to the ship. Lunch again sitting outside at the Terrace, more proseco, followed by a visit to Baristas for coffee. Must admit it doesn't have the same atmosphere as Baristas on Riviera, but the coffee was just as good. Dinner will be late tonight as we want to enjoy the last glimpse of Venice as we sail away.
  24. We would like to form a group of 6 or 8 people to share a guide for a private 3 day tour in St. Petersburg with SPB Tours. Also would like to form a group of 6 or 8 to share a guide for a private tour in Berlin with SPB Tours.
  25. I am organizing a Meet and Greet on Nautica. We want to have it early in the cruise, as early as possible, to allow people to meet others in their CC tour groups, etc. I have not been on Nautica before so I am not sure about size of venues. We will likely be about 60 people. I don't want to wait until I am on board to finalize this. And I don't expect Oceania to do anything for us. (Please, let's not argue about that point. I just want to get it sorted beforehand!) In some ways the Grand Bar would be ideal because then we could make up tables for dinner afterwards. Cocktail hour would be super. Horizons is the other choice, I guess. Any suggestions of location? As I said, I don't want to wait until I get on the ship. Someone in another thread suggested after the muster drill. We depart Tianjin at 6pm. So that might work if the muster drill is before departure. (Usually is nowadays, isn't it?) I have sailed Marina but Nautica so advice most gratefully received!
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