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Oceania Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises from Cape Town
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3.9
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47 reviews
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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..."Read More
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Rutman

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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Poor service , poor food , poor staff

Review for Nautica to Africa

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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

Departure Port: Galveston

Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite

8 Helpful Votes


A Solid Upscale Cruising Experience

Review for Nautica to Africa

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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

Departure Port: Galveston

Cabin Type: Inside

36 Helpful Votes


Great cruise on a mediocre ship

Review for Nautica to Africa

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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

Departure Port: Galveston

Cabin Type: Concierge Level Veranda Stateroom

4 Helpful Votes


The best of over 20 cruises on 7 cruise lines!

Review for Nautica to Africa

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Professional Pilgrim

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 ever savoured afloat); excellent singers and dancers; a personable cruise director (he made up for the humourless captain); and great cabin/dining service in every respect. Very ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Departure Port: Galveston

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View

7 Helpful Votes


Oceania does not measure up to their puffery

Review for Nautica to Africa

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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

Departure Port: Galveston

Cabin Type: Inside

7 Helpful Votes


When Do We Get to the Next Port?

Review for Nautica to Africa

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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

Departure Port: Galveston

Cabin Type: Concierge Level Veranda Stateroom

27 Helpful Votes


Beware Of owners suite 6088

Review for Nautica to Africa

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pmurphy8

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

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 skip it...very 3rd world. We didn’t feel safe and was the only port that required us to take malaria medicine. We were surprised Oceania offered a 2 hour walking tour. DON’T TAKE IT! Street ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Departure Port: Galveston

Cabin Type: Owner's Suite

2 Helpful Votes


Best O trip and ship yet...!

Review for Nautica to Africa

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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

Departure Port: Galveston

Cabin Type: Inside

3 Helpful Votes


Floating Retirement home

Review for Nautica to Africa

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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

Departure Port: Galveston

Cabin Type: Inside

3 Helpful Votes


Oceania - Listen to your guests

Review for Nautica to Africa

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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

Departure Port: Galveston

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View

15 Helpful Votes


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