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  • Oceania-High-Tea - Travel on Oceania Nautica and enjoy a relaxing, intimate afternoon tea steps away from panoramic views.
  • Oceania-High-Tea-2-2 - Satisfy your sweet tooth with colorful petit fours, delicate pastries and a selection of teas during your travels on Oceania Nautica.
  • Oceania-Polo-Grill - You'll enjoy an intimate dining experience in the Polo Grill restaurant on Oceania Nautica.
  • Oceania-Polo-Grill-2-1 - Oceania Nautica's sommeliers will ensure you are served premium wines to complement your meal while dining at the Polo Grill restaurant.
  • Oceania-Polo-Grill-3 - Indulge in the traditional, handsome dining room of Oceania Nautica's Polo Grill.
  • Oceania-Terrace-Cafe-2 - Al fesco in style: Take in the view and the ocean breeze during a casual lunch on the deck of Oceania Nautica's Terrace Café.
  • Oceania-Toscana-2-2 - Head to Toscana for traditional Italian dishes presented on custom-designed Versace china during your voyage on Oceania Nautica.
  • Oceania-Toscana-3-2 - The expansive views and opulent dining room of Oceania Nautica's Toscana restaurant is a great setting to experience authentic Tuscan cuisine.
  • Oceania-Waves-2 - You'll be well looked after during your casual lunch in Oceania Nautica's Waves restaurant.
  • Oceania-Gnocchi-Pesto.jpg - Try the freshly made gnocchi with pesto at Toscana on Oceania Cruises.
  • Oceania-lamb.jpg -  Rack of lamb, just one many exquisite entrees available on Oceania, the cruise line for foodies.
  • Oceania-Lemon-Ravioli.jpg - Lemon ravioli, one of the flavorful dishes found on Oceania Cruises.
  • Oceania-Jacques-Pepin.jpg - Jaques Pepin, executive culinary director for Oceania Cruises, works to make every passenger's meal a memorable one.
  • Oceania-chefs.jpg - The culinary team on Oceania Cruises is led by world-renowned chef Jacques Pepin.
  • Oceania-Polo-Steak.jpg - A steak entrée served  at the Polo Grill on Oceania Cruises.
  • Oceania-Toscana.jpg - A dinner entrée at the fine-dining Italian restaurant Toscana on Oceania Cruises.
  • Oceania-Toscana2.jpg - Dover sole sautéed in lemon, parsley and butter, served at Toscana on Oceania Cruises.
  • Oceania-Toscana3.jpg - Dine at Toscana on Oceania Cruises for exquisite Italian cuisine.
  • Oceania-Toscana4.jpg - The fine-dining Italian restaurant Toscana is included in your base fare on Oceania Cruises.
  • Oceania-caviar.jpg - Love caviar? You can order it anytime on board Oceania Cruises and it's complimentary.
  • Oceania-Grand-Dining-Room.jpg - Expect world-class dining at sea in the Grand Dining Room on Oceania Cruises.
  • Oceania-Terrace-Cafe.jpg - Terrace Cafe on Oceania Cruises offers casual dining options for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Oceania-Grand-Dining-Room-2 - You'll be impressed by the French-inspired continental dishes and imprecciable service in Oceania Nautica's Grand Dining Room.
  • Oceania-Grand-Dining-Room-3-2 - Dine in the European elegance of the Grand Dining Room during your travels on Oceania Nautica.
  • Oceania-Grand-Dining-Room-4-2 - Oceania Nautica's luxurious Grand Dining room is the ideal setting to enjoy the company of new or old friends.
  • Oceania-A-Concierge-Level-Veranda-Stateroom - You'll appreciate the attention to detail and care provided during your stay in Oceania Nautica's Concierge Level Veranda stateroom, located mid-ship on deck 7 and 216 square feet in size.
  • Oceania-B-Veranda-Stateroom - Oceania Nautica's Veranda stateroom offers a private teak veranda for taking in panoramic views, a queen bed with 1,000-thread-count linens, a vanity desk, refrigerated mini-bar, breakfast table and spacious seating area. It's located mid-ship on deck 6 and is 216 square feet.
  • Oceania-C-Deluxe-Ocean-View-Stateroom-2 - The C Level Deluxe Ocean View staterooms on Oceania Nautica contain custom-designed furnishings, queen or two twin bed accommodations, spacious seating area, vanity desk and breakfast table. At 165 square feet, they're located on decks 4,6 and 7.
  • Oceania-D-Ocean-View-Stateroom-2 - The D Level Ocean View staterooms on Oceania Nautica contain a queen bed with 1,000-thread-count linens, sofa, vanity desk, breakfast table, refrigerated mini-bar, Bulgari amenities, flat-screen TV with live satellite and twice-daily maid service. At 165 square feet, they're on deck 3.
  • Oceania-E-Ocean-View-Stateroom - Centrally located on deck 6, Oceania's 143-square-foot E Level Ocean View staterooms are awash in natural sunlight from the expansive window. Features include a vanity desk with chair, refrigerated mini-bar,   breakfast table, Bulgari amenities, flat-screen TV with live satellite and twice-daily maid service.
  • Oceania-F-G-Inside-Stateroom-2 - Inside staterooms on Oceania Nautica contain a queen bed with 1,000-thread-count linens, seating area, vanity desk, refrigerated mini-bar, breakfast table, Bulgari amenities, flat-screen TV with live satellite and twice-daily maid service.
  • Oceania-Owners-Suite-R - Spanning nearly 1,000 square feet, the Owner's Suite aboard Oceania Nautica includes a queen bed with 1,000-thread-count linens, private teak veranda for watching the passing landscapes, a second bathroom, two flat-screen TVs, laptop, iPad, 24-hour butler service, complimetary in-suite bar setup, priority embarkation and more.
  • Oceania-Penthouse-Suite-R-2 - Choose Oceania Nautica's Penthouse Suite for 322 square feet of comfort: a queen-size Tranquility Bed that can be converted into two twins, a private teak veranda to enjoy the views, vanity desk, bath with tub, seating area, refrigerated mini-bar, customized entertainment system and butler service.
  • Oceania-Owners-butler.jpg - Butler service in your Oceania Owner's Suite includes canapes each afternoon.
  • Oceania-Couple-on-Patio-2 - Unwind and enjoy the serenity of Oceania Nautica's Patio lounge area while taking in the view.
  • Oceania-RClass-pool-3-2 - Oceania Nautica's large heated pool and whirlpool spas are the ideal location to unwind and enjoy your travels.
  • Oceania-Casino - Try your luck over a game of blackjack in Oceania Nautica's casino.
  • Oceania-Casino-2 - Spend an evening in Oceania Nautica's Casino playing a game or two of black jack, poker or spin the wheel in a game of roulette.
  • Oceania-Game-room - Challenge your fellow passengers to a friendly round of cards in the Game Room during your cruise on Oceania Nautica.
  • Oceania-Grand-Bar-2 - During the day Oceania Nautica's Grand Bar serves coffee, pastries and sandwiches. In the evening, it is transformed into a sophisticated cocktail lounge ideal for enjoying the company of friends.
  • Oceania-Horizons - Live music will get you in the mood for a dance in the Horizons bar during your travels on Oceania Nautica.
  • Oceania-Library-3 - During your cruise on Oceania Nautica, kick back and catch up on your reading in the ship's Library.
  • Oceania-Library-2 - You'll appreciate the calm, quiet atmosphere of Oceania Nautica's Library.
  • Oceania-Martinis-4 - Reminiscent of a private club, Oceania Nautica's Martinis provides an ideal atmosphere for a pre-dinner cocktail with newfound friends.
  • Oceania-Martinis-2-2 - You'll enjoy listening to live piano with a cocktail in hand in Martinis on board Oceania Nautica.
  • Oceania-Martinis-3-2 -  Martinis bar on Oceania Nautica serves numerous incarnations of the famous cocktail in an elegant setting.
  • Oceania-RClass-pool-4 - You'll love a refreshing dip on a warm evening in Oceania Nautica's pool.
  • Oceania-RClass-pool-2 - Chat up a friend and enjoy refreshments at poolside during your sailing on Oceania Nautica.
  • Oceania-Canyon-Ranch-2-2 -
  • Oceania-Canyon-Ranch-3 - Keep hydrated during your weight and cardio workout in the Canyon Ranch SpaClub aboard Oceania Nautica.
  • Oceania-Horizons-Tea.jpg - Afternoon high tea service at Horizons on Oceania Cruises.
  • Oceania-Horizons-Tea2.jpg - Missed lunch? Don't worry, Oceania Cruises offers a relaxing high tea each afternoon in Horizons.
  • Oceania-Owners-Room Service.jpg - Pamper yourself with complimentary room service on Oceania Cruises.
  • Oceania-Canyon-Ranch-Spa.jpg - Melt away your cares at the Canyon Ranch Spa on all Oceania cruises.
  • Oceania-Grand-Staircase.jpg - The elegant grand staircase on your Oceania Cruises ship.
  • Oceania-Library.jpg - The Library aboard Oceania Cruises is the perfect spot to meet for a quiet game of backgammon.
  • Oceania-Library2.jpg - Bring your own book and choose from 2,000 titles in the library on an Oceania cruise.
  • Oceania-Martinis.jpg - Choose a classic drink and meet new acquaintances at Martinis Bar on your Oceania sailing.
  • Oceania-Canyon-Ranch-1-1 - Canyon Ranch SpaClub aboard Oceania Nautica is a luxurious wellness retreat to help you unwind during your sailing.
  • Oceania-Nautica-exterior - Experience a luxury cruise on the newly refurnished Oceania Nautica.
  • Oceania-RClass-pool-3-2 - Oceania Nautica's large heated pool and whirlpool spas are the ideal location to unwind and enjoy your travels.
  • Oceania-Toscana-3-2 - The expansive views and opulent dining room of Oceania Nautica's Toscana restaurant is a great setting to experience authentic Tuscan cuisine.
  • Oceania-Couple-on-Patio-2 - Unwind and enjoy the serenity of Oceania Nautica's Patio lounge area while taking in the view.
  • Oceania-Martinis-3-2 -  Martinis bar on Oceania Nautica serves numerous incarnations of the famous cocktail in an elegant setting.
  • Oceania-Martinis-2-2 - You'll enjoy listening to live piano with a cocktail in hand in Martinis on board Oceania Nautica.
  • Oceania-A-Concierge-Level-Veranda-Stateroom - You'll appreciate the attention to detail and care provided during your stay in Oceania Nautica's Concierge Level Veranda stateroom, located mid-ship on deck 7 and 216 square feet in size.
  • Oceania-Nautica-exterior - Experience a luxury cruise on the newly refurnished Oceania Nautica.

Oceania's Nautica: An elegant meld of traditional & contemporary

Our review

Nautica, Oceania Cruises' sister ship to Regatta and Insignia, radiates her own unique warmth and character. From the ship's neo-classical lobby to its furnishings inside its Toscana restaurant, Nautica's elegant touches stand out. After a multimillion-dollar renovation in 2014, the ship now features all-new Villeroy & Boch china, silver and crystal, and a distinctive museum-quality art collection that is an eclectic melding of traditional and contemporary with a touch of whimsy.

I was on board Oceania Nautica recently for a day visit and I have to say that she is a stunning vessel. She offers 342 superb suites for a maximum of 684 guests, along with a casino, several dining options, swimming pool and whirlpools, boutiques, fitness center and spa and eight lounges.

She is small but perfectly formed and feels noticeably bigger than she looks. Her mid-ships pool area was certainly my favorite place on board, featuring large day beds, comfortable striped loungers and an inviting pool bar — what more could you ask for?

Who will like sailing on Oceania Nautica

Oceania Nautica is attractive for many people, especially those looking for smart, inventive itineraries that avoid the crush of the masses. Do note that Nautica is not designed to cater to families with young children. There were several children on board during my visit, but she does not have the kids' club facilities that many other ships have. I would recommend her especially to couples, groups of friends and those looking to cruise on their own.

Where Nautica sails

Oceania Nautica sails in and around Europe, Asia and Africa. During my visit she was sailing a British Isles itinerary.

Ratings & awards

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  • Top 20 Medium Cruise Ships, Conde Nast Traveler (2014)
    Best Itineraries, Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards (2013)

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Dining on Nautica

With four open seating restaurants on board along with bars and lounges, Oceania Nautica offers several different options when it comes to fine dining.

The Grand Dining Room offers approachable luxury on a grand scale. With multiple courses of French-inspired Continental dishes, the Grand Dining Room is certainly the place for a lavish silver-service meal.

During my time on board I dined in this restaurant and the food was superb, heightened by the fine Versace china from which we ate. I had lobster risotto followed by spinach and ricotta crepes, and they were both delicious.

The expansive views and opulent dining room of Nautica's Toscana restaurant is a great setting to experience authentic Tuscan cuisine.
Courtesy of Oceania CruisesThe expansive views and opulent dining room of Nautica's Toscana restaurant is a great setting to experience authentic Tuscan cuisine.

With Tuscan recipes straight from the Italian culinary staff, this restaurant looks to create an authentic Tuscan experience. Toscana prepares its dishes with flavors balanced and rooted in family traditions, while sommeliers recommend the right vintage for each dish.

Inspired by the Hollywood legends whose pictures adorn the walls, the Polo Grill offers an old-school atmosphere of a classic steakhouse. This intimate restaurant offers guests an ambience that matches its dishes, coupled at night with a romantic moonlit view. The Polo Bar inside the restaurant also offers visitors a large variety of single-malt Scotch and full-grain whiskeys.

Polo Grill is also home to the famous 32-ounce King’s Cut Prime-rib, which you can order free of charge. (Watch out, dieters!) Also on the menu, a 16-ounce Queen’s Cut.

Other dining options

Breakfast and lunch buffets at the Terrace Cafe offer an informal option for dining. Guests can dine indoors or outdoors, since the cafe opens onto both the teak-lined pool deck or aft onto the Terrace. Waves Grill is near the swimming pool and offers gourmet burgers, barbecue and seafood. The open galley allows you to observe the chefs in action, cooking to order while you sample fresh salads or hand-cut fries on the side. Desserts include gelato, a bowl of homemade ice cream or a made-to-order milkshake.

After a day of shore excursions or onboard activities, you may dine in your suite or stateroom, with a menu available around the clock. Guests in the Owner's Vista and Penthouse Suites have butler service with course-by-course dining with dishes from the Grand Dining Room.

One of cruising's most time-honored traditions, High Tea aboard Oceania Nautica is served promptly at 4 pm each day in the Horizons observation lounge. Pastry chefs take create a collection of English-style finger sandwiches, scones and other treats. Guests may also enjoy live entertainment during afternoon High Tea.

Oceania Nautica's large heated pool and whirlpool spas are the ideal location to unwind and enjoy your travels.
/ Courtesy of Oceania CruisesOceania Nautica's large heated pool and whirlpool spas are the ideal location to unwind and enjoy your travels.

Nautica bars & lounges

Martinis serves numerous incarnations of this popular cocktail in an intimate atmosphere with live piano music, while the Grand Bar offers guests the opportunity to enjoy conversation with friends over a rare vintage wines or handcrafted cocktails.

The Horizons Lounge was a wonderful space, obscured somewhat by the dance floor area in the center. If you went behind this, you had impressive views out across the front of the ship.

The ship's theater was also an impressive space with a rich, dark décor that sat perfectly against the lemon chairs and drapes.

Show name and url	Canyon Ranch Spa Club aboard Oceania Nautica is a luxurious wellness retreat to help you unwind during your sailing.
Courtesy of Oceania CruisesShow name and url Canyon Ranch Spa Club aboard Oceania Nautica is a luxurious wellness retreat to help you unwind during your sailing.

Entertainment & enrichment​

Canyon Ranch, the U.S.-based resort and health spa, has joined Oceania Cruises to set up an outpost for its famous spas on board, called SpaClub. Canyon Ranch brings its 30-year track record in skin care, acupuncture, salon services and body treatments to Oceania guests without any of the heavy sales tactics for the products.

The beautifully decorated Card Room is an inviting and tranquil oasis. Stay at the top of your game and try your hand at bridge, either in tournament format or with newfound friends. Or gather around one of our many tables for a quiet afternoon or evening of board games.

Two stylish boutiques feature a bounty of items ranging from sundries to designer casual wear. Browse through an array of duty-free merchandise including fine jewelry, fragrances and Oceania Cruises logo wear.

Guests can take one of the Nautica's slot machines for a spin or join a rousing game of blackjack, poker, or roulette inside the ship's Monte Carlo-style casino.

Nautica's library is one of the finest that I have seen aboard any ship, a large space spanning right across the deck and featuring a large, open imitation fireplace and beautifully painted ceiling. It is certainly the ideal place onboard to relax with your book.

Aficionados of the arts will discover ample opportunity aboard Nautica to attend live classical concerts under the stars, or marvel at the magicians, comedians and other headliners. Evenings aboard Nautica can include chatting with newfound friends over a cocktail in one of the ship's eight lounges. Dance the night away in Horizons to the sounds of a marvelous musical group.

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Your take

Have you sailed on Oceania Nautica? Please share a story, tip or discovery. What was the highlight? I'd love to hear about your experience!

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Danielle Fear
Travel writer and social media professional based in Newcastle, UK. I've been cruising since since 2007. Follow me on Twitter at @CruiseMiss.

Top highlights on this ship

  • What: Nautica's patio lounge

  • What: Nautica casino

  • What: Owner's Suite
  • Sail around Europe, Asia and Africa on Nautica's "Best of the Old World cruise."
  • Indulge in as many relaxing treatments as you like inside Nautica's SpaClub, by the American-based Canyon Ranch resort.
  • Monte-Carlo style casino
  • 32-ounce King's Cut prime-rib steak offered in the Polo Grill
  • Several suite options
  • Intimate small-ship cruising

Top dining options on board

Waves

  • Style: Poolside snacks
  • Open: Lunch

Polo Grill

  • Style: Steakhouse
  • Open: Dinner

Grand Dining Room

  • Style: French-cuisine
  • Open: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Fast facts

684 Passengers [?]
400 Crew
11 Decks
1999 Maiden voyage
30,277 Tonnage [?]
594 Length in feet
84 Width in feet (max beam)
2014 REFURBISHED

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