Nautica cruse ship is the 3rd vessel to join Oceania's fleet, and is in many ways identical to Regatta and Insignia, that have preceded it. The strategy, since the start, has been to create an atmosphere far more remindful of an English country house hotel, not to a cruise vessel. There is an appropriate range of amenities, yet the ambience is comfort and intimate. Decor is quite similar fleetwide, and all ships have good dining venues like the Polo Grill, Toscana, and Tapas on the Terrace, together with a Mandara spa and cyber lab. Personnel and crew members routinely rotate between the 3 vessels, so a returning cruiser on any of them is probably to recognize friendly faces. That might also be because Oceania treats its staff well - and they return, contract after contract.
But just as travelers approached a red carpet that snaked out onto the dock from the gangway, they heard the strains of "When the Saints Come Marching In," by the Nautica Orchestra, tucked up on Deck 5's promenade. A banner hung overhead the vessel's entrance greeting "Welcome Home." All travelers are offered fresh juices and hot towels. There is an immediate change in spirit as the cruisers stood up straighter, smiled genuinely and shook off their weariness.