Stephen and Maria recently returned from their cruise on board Oceania Nautica and thouroughly enjoyed themselves, see below their feedback.
Thanks for your email welcoming us home.
Both Maria and I agree that this was our best trip ever.
We could not have been more impressed with the ship and the whole cruise experience onboard Nautica.
We found the food, decor, service standards, entertainment and cleanliness to be outstanding.The size and location of the cabin was also good.
Before we left you told us about the Oceania reputation for culinary excellence so we were expecting the food to be good.
It was sensational! I’m sure we have returned to Bunbury several kilos heavier.
Who would believe being offered a printed menu of ten olive oils and four balsamic vinegars to chose from at the Italian speciality restaurant?!The opportunity to indulge in whole fresh lobster and prawns on consecutive nights certainly beats eating Maria’s pasta in front of the TV. The hardest choice was deciding where to dine each night. We were lucky enough to obtain a total of five reservations in the speciality restaurant, Toscana and Polo Grill.
We enjoyed the opportunity to visit so many really interesting cities in a short period of time. Sometimes it was quite frustrating to have to leave such beautiful cities as Riga and Tallin after such a short visit.
The average age group onboard was generally around our own age and we met many very interesting people whom we hope to stay in touch with.The size of the ship (638 passengers) was perfect for us ……big enough to offer plenty of amenities but small enough to retain a more intimate atmosphere.
The crew were extremely friendly and well trained .They were very well drilled in maintaining hygiene standards in that no passenger was able to touch the food behind the service counter. It was always presented to us by the staff by means of serving tongs or white gloves.
We are not aware of anyone getting sick.
All in all….we would very highly recommend this cruise and this cruise company.
It was a truly memorable experience.
Thanks again for your efforts in helping organise it for us, Stephen.
With best regards,
Stephen and Maria Craddock
P.S The ultimate highlight for me was in Stockholm.They had their “Kulturfest” on and we spent 90 minutes in the square alongside the Opera House enjoying a free concert of excerpts from the Swedish State Opera’s forthcoming season. Amazing.