We were very disappointed in the Concierge veranda room on the Nautica. After a prior cruise on the Marina, we expected a quality experience. It was a very small room, little closet space, a very small bathroom ( difficult to use) and the concierge feature was useless (just early boarding). Food service was very good and staff were pleasant (with the exception of Excursion desk staff). It was a tired ship and most of our shipmates also were disappointed with the experience. This was not a premium ship by any measure. I became ill on the 16th day of the cruise and had to leave the ship by tug for a hospital in Kochi, India. the medical staff on the Nautica just dumped us with no support and has never gotten back to us on our welfare. The Marina was a premium ship, the Nautica was a third tier ship and we would not use Oceania in the future given our experience. Staff seemed apologetic for the condition of rooms. The concierge status was a fraud - no benefits. Unlike the Marina, with a laundry on each level, there was one laundry for the entire ship. The charges by the ship doctor were outrageous. Just for medicine for a sinus infection - over $350. I did have a cardiac event that required hospitalization for several days. Oceania just dumped us in Kochi. fortunately we were able to handle things ourselves. The Nautica was recently rehabbed, but the rooms were out od date and old.

Nautica was disappointing as was Oceania.

Nautica Cruise Review by KCEconomist

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2016
  • Destination: Asia
  • Cabin Type: Concierge Level Veranda Stateroom
We were very disappointed in the Concierge veranda room on the Nautica. After a prior cruise on the Marina, we expected a quality experience. It was a very small room, little closet space, a very small bathroom ( difficult to use) and the concierge feature was useless (just early boarding).

Food service was very good and staff were pleasant (with the exception of Excursion desk staff). It was a tired ship and most of our shipmates also were disappointed with the experience. This was not a premium ship by any measure.

I became ill on the 16th day of the cruise and had to leave the ship by tug for a hospital in Kochi, India. the medical staff on the Nautica just dumped us with no support and has never gotten back to us on our welfare.

The Marina was a premium ship, the Nautica was a third tier ship and we would not use Oceania in the future given our experience. Staff seemed apologetic for the condition of rooms. The concierge status was a fraud - no benefits. Unlike the Marina, with a laundry on each level, there was one laundry for the entire ship. The charges by the ship doctor were outrageous. Just for medicine for a sinus infection - over $350. I did have a cardiac event that required hospitalization for several days.

Oceania just dumped us in Kochi. fortunately we were able to handle things ourselves. The Nautica was recently rehabbed, but the rooms were out od date and old.
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Concierge Level Veranda Stateroom
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The cabin was very small and cramped, The bed was fine, but this was a cabin you would expect on a cheap cruise. Very disappointing,
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