Oceania Nautica

Former names: R5, R-Five (Renaissance Cruises)

Oceania Nautica current position

Oceania Nautica current location is at West Mediterranean (coordinates 42.93872 N / 10.55894 E) cruising en route to Piombino. The AIS position was reported 9 minutes ago.

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Specifications of Oceania Nautica

Year built2000  /  Age: 21
Flag state Marshall Islands
BuilderChantiers de l’Atlantique (Saint-Nazaire, STX France)
ClassRenaissance / R-Class
Building costGBP 150 million (USD 200 million)
Owner(NCLH) Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd
OperatorOceania Cruises
Speed18 kn / 33 kph / 21 mph
Length (LOA)181 m / 594 ft
Beam (width)25 m / 82 ft
Gross Tonnage30277 gt
Passengers698 - 803
Crew372
Passengers-to-space ratio38
Decks11
Cabins349
Decks with cabins5
Last Refurbishment2021-2022
Sister-shipsAzamara (Journey, Quest, Pursuit, Onward), Oceania (Insignia, Sirena, Regatta)
Former namesR5, R-Five (Renaissance Cruises)
Christened byFana Holz
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Oceania Nautica Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2022 Jun 30 17 days, one-way from Istanbul to Venice Istanbul
2022 Jun 30 7 days, one-way from Istanbul to Piraeus Istanbul $3599
2022 Jul 07 10 days, one-way from Piraeus to Venice Piraeus
2022 Jul 17 17 days, one-way from Venice to Lisbon Venice $6099
2022 Jul 17 10 days, one-way from Venice to Barcelona Venice $4299
2022 Jul 27 7 days, one-way from Barcelona to Lisbon Barcelona $3349
2022 Aug 03 22 days, one-way from Lisbon to Valletta Lisbon
2022 Aug 03 12 days, one-way from Lisbon to Barcelona Lisbon $4599
2022 Aug 15 20 days, one-way from Barcelona to Haifa Barcelona
2022 Aug 15 10 days, one-way from Barcelona to Valletta Barcelona $5449
2022 Aug 25 10 days, one-way from Valletta to Haifa Valletta $4149
2022 Sep 04 22 days, one-way from Haifa to Barcelona Haifa
2022 Sep 04 12 days, one-way from Haifa to Venice Haifa $8349
2022 Sep 16 10 days, one-way from Venice to Barcelona Venice
2022 Sep 26 20 days, one-way from Barcelona to Piraeus Barcelona
2022 Sep 26 10 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia Barcelona $3849
2022 Oct 06 10 days, one-way from Civitavecchia to Piraeus Civitavecchia
2022 Oct 16 10 days, round-trip Aegean Medley Athens to Athens Piraeus $3949
2022 Oct 26 12 days, one-way from Piraeus to Barcelona Piraeus $3849
2022 Oct 26 32 days, one-way from Piraeus to Abu Dhabi Piraeus
2022 Nov 07 20 days, one-way from Barcelona to Abu Dhabi Barcelona
2022 Nov 27 10 days, one-way from Abu Dhabi to Dubai Abu Dhabi
2022 Dec 07 30 days, one-way from Dubai to Cape Town Dubai
2023 Jan 06 12 days, round-trip South Africa Spotlight Cape Town to Cape Town Cape Town $4849
2023 Jan 18 64 days, one-way from Cape Town to Yokohama Cape Town
2023 Jan 18 32 days, one-way from Cape Town to Laem Chabang Cape Town
2023 Jan 18 18 days, one-way from Cape Town to Mumbai Cape Town
2023 Feb 05 14 days, one-way from Mumbai to Laem Chabang Mumbai $5799
2023 Feb 19 10 days, one-way from Laem Chabang to Singapore Laem Chabang $4699
2023 Feb 19 32 days, one-way from Laem Chabang to Yokohama Laem Chabang $11899
2023 Feb 19 20 days, one-way from Laem Chabang to Hong Kong Laem Chabang $7799
2023 Mar 01 10 days, one-way from Singapore to Hong Kong Singapore $4849
2023 Mar 01 22 days, one-way from Singapore to Yokohama Singapore $8599
2023 Mar 11 12 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Yokohama Hong Kong $5149
2023 Mar 23 10 days, round-trip Japanese Immersion Tokyo to Tokyo Yokohama $5449
2023 Apr 02 10 days, round-trip Japanese Immersion Tokyo to Tokyo Yokohama $5299
2023 Apr 12 10 days, round-trip Blossoming Japan Tokyo to Tokyo Yokohama $5299
2023 Apr 22 18 days, one-way from Yokohama to Singapore Yokohama $6849
2023 Apr 22 38 days, one-way from Yokohama to Dubai Yokohama $11699
2023 May 10 40 days, one-way from Singapore to Barcelona Singapore
2023 May 10 20 days, one-way from Singapore to Dubai Singapore $6399
2023 May 30 20 days, one-way from Dubai to Barcelona Dubai

Oceania Nautica Review

Review of Oceania Nautica

The 2000-built (as "R Five") Oceania Nautica cruise ship is company's third R-class liner, with sisterships Regatta,Insignia and Sirena (former Ocean Princess). Oceania ship Nautica was drydock-refurbished in 2020 (June) by company's OceaniaNEXT fleet renovation project (2019-2020).

History - construction and ownership

Oceania Cruises is a US passenger shipping company and luxury travel brand owned by NCLH-Norwegian (shipowner), Between April 2007 and September 2014, the company (as part of "Prestige Cruise Holdings") was owned by Apollo Management LP - one of the world's largest private investment equity funds. Since September 2014, Oceania and the sister company RSSC-Regent are owned by NCLH - acquired at the total cost of USD 3 billion. Oceania ships offer luxury cruises with relatively shorter itineraries, as well as Around The World voyages up to 180 days in length.

Oceania Nautica cruise ship

The 700-passenger ship Nautica keeps the strategy of Oceania Cruises 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 comfortable and intimate. The decor is quite similar fleetwide, and all ships feature nice dining venues, Mandara Spa and a cyber lab. Nautica's crew members routinely rotate between the 3 vessels, so a returning cruiser on any of them is probably to recognize friendly faces.

Decks and Cabins

Oceania Nautica staterooms (349 total, in 16 grades) include 62 Suites, 170 Balcony, 89 Oceanview and 28 Inside cabins. Most staterooms (66%) are Balcony and sized 175 ft2 / 16 m2. Most cabin balconies are smaller (sized 45 ft2 / 4 m2). The largest are the Owners Suites (620 ft / 58 m2 plus 345 ft2 / 32 m2 terrace).

The boat has 11 decks, of which 9 are passenger-accessible and 5 with cabins.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Nautica guests take advantage of the flexibility of 4 open-seating dining venues. The Grand Dining Room serves Continental cuisine. it is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Alternative, reservations-required options are Toscana, which offers gourmet Italian food, and the steak house Polo Grill. The buffet restaurant Terraces serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It is transformed into "Tapas on the Terrace" at night for a relaxed atmosphere. All dining venues have bars, and there is no cover charge. In addition, a poolside grill offers hamburgers, sandwiches and salads at lunchtime. There is also a pizzeria in the buffet area. The observation lounge Horizons serves afternoon tea. Room service is available 24 hours.

Follows the complete list of Nautica restaurants and food bars.

  • Grand Dining Room (complimentary 340-seat restaurant for open seating Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner; offers French-inspired dishes, and menus change daily)
  • Waves Grill (casual dining fast-food bar; serves the pool deck area with made-to-order daily specialities and gelato ice cream)
  • Terrace Cafe & Bar (casual buffet restaurant, complimentary; open for breakfast and lunch; features indoor and outdoor sitting areas; the Terrace Bar serves as a small pizzeria as well; the Terrace Cafe transforms into “Tapas On The Terrace” at night serving traditional Mediterranean cuisine)
  • Toscana (96-seat Italian fine dining restaurant, dinner-only, reservations-only, complimentary; offers traditional Italian cuisine)
  • Polo Grill (96-seat Steakhouse restaurant, complimentary; reservations required).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Just as travelers approach the red carpet that snakes out onto the dock from the gangway of Nautica, they hear the strains of "When the Saints Come Marching In," by the ship's Orchestra, tucked up on Deck 5's promenade. A banner hung over the entrance greets "Welcome Home." All guests are offered fresh juices and hot towels. There is an immediate change in spirit as the cruisers stand up straighter, smile genuinely and shake off their weariness.

Oceania Nautica cruise ship

Follows the complete list of Nautica lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Nautica Lounge (main showroom/theatre for live evening entertainment and themed dancing parties; hosts daily trivia quizzes, lectures and presentations)
  • The Casino (operates with USD bets; served by the Casino Bar)
  • Martinis (a piano bar serving a variety of Martinis)
  • Two Boutiques (duty-free perfumes, jewelry, Oceania-logo merchandise, clothes, gifts, convenience goods)
  • Upper Hall lounge area (with grand piano for live performances; served by the Martinis Bar)
  • Grand Bar (wine bar; hosts wine tastings; served by Baristas making complimentary illy beverages)
  • Nautica Wellness Center (includes a Spa Terrace, Spa Whirlpool, Steam Rooms, Treatment Rooms, Styling Salon, Canyon Ranch Spa Club, Fitness/Gym, and Boardroom (cards playing and board games; Canyon Ranch Spa Club treatments include: Acupuncture, Ayurveda, Healing Energy, Body Wraps and Scrubs, Skin Care, Tanning, Massages and Exotic Treatments.)
  • Oceania@Sea (24-hour Internet computers room; Private lessons/group classes are also provided)
  • Pool area (with one swimming pool, two Whirlpools, sunbathing area and a Band Stand; served by the Waves Bar)
  • The Patio (outdoor shaded lounge with chairs, daybeds, sofas)
  • Horizons (Lounge & Bar served by the Horizons Bar; has floor-ceiling windows, live entertainment, full bar; also serves Afternoon Tea; becomes a nightclub at night)
  • Fitness Track (Power Walking/Jogging Track); Promenade (Deck 5)
  • The Library (1000+ books of which many port-destination guide books)
  • Sun Deck (served by the Polo Bar; has sunloungers, showers, deck games - Shuffleboard, Golf Driving Net, 9-hole Mini-Golf putting greens).

Itineraries

Nautica itinerary program is based on luxury cruises to exotic destinations in Asia with departures from Singapore, Thailand and China, European voyages (in the Mediterranean and Baltic), South Africa, Suez Canal (repositioning transits).

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Oceania Nautica cruise ship is the line's third vessel of the Renaissance/Regatta-class. Her sisters in the fleet are the Oceania ships Insignia, Regatta and Sirena (Ocean Princess). Regarding the marine vessel-class, Nautica is also related to the Azamara ships Azamara Journey, Azamara Quest, Azamara Onward (Pacific Princess), Azamara Pursuit (Adonia).

MS Nautica was ordered and operated as "R Five" by Renaissance Cruises in the period 2000-2003. After the Renaissance line's bankruptcy, Royal Caribbean (RCCL) bought the ship and transferred her to Pullmantur Cruises fleet (2004-2005). In 2005, after a major refurbishment, she was transferred to Oceania under her current name "ms Nautica".

Making the news as one of the world's most strange cruise ship accidents ever, in 2008 (Nov 30) the Oceania ship Nautica was attacked by Somalian pirates. It happened in the Gulf of Aden (Arabian Sea) en route from Safaga, Egypt to Salah, Oman. The ship was fired eight times but outran the attack without any injuries or damage.

On September 2, 2014, the NCL Norwegian company purchased the company "Prestige Cruise Holdings" (owner of Oceania and RSSC-Regent Seven Seas) for USD 3,025 billion, thus becoming the official owner of all vessels in both fleets.

The Apollo Group company provides all Oceania ships with the entire onboard hotel product and services. This includes administration, food staff (preparation and serving), housekeeping staff, also the vessel's provisioning and crewing. Other cruise lines served by Apollo are Thomson UK (Marella Cruises) and RSSC-Regent.

Oceania Nautica refurbishment 2022 review

Nautica ship's OceaniaNEXT refurbishment was originally scheduled to take place in 2020 (June 8-21) at CNM-Chantier Naval de Marseille (Marseille France). However, due to the Coronavirus crisis, the drydocking was postponed for 2022. For this project were planned the following changes.

  • New public spaces include open-floor design Lobby with Reception Hall (lower level) and Upper Hall (2nd level). They are connected via Grand Staircase (decorated with railings and balustrades) and feature a large crystal chandelier (with hanging pieces of hand-painted glass).
  • Grand Dining Room (aft on Deck 5) received new premium dining furniture (leather chairs with metallic bronze threading) and new crystal chandelier.
  • Martinis (piano bar lounge on Deck 5) was redesigned, new silver-white marble bar top and walnut paneling were added.
  • All staterooms were completely overhauled (redesigned and refurnished) and upgraded with custom-made furniture, polished wood, stone finishes, designer accessories, smart HDTVs (interactive / infotainment system with movies-on-demand and Internet), USB ports, LED lighting.
  • All cabin bathrooms were overhauled and received new tiling, surfaces, fixtures, designer accessories, vanities, glass shower enclosures.
  • Penthouse-Vista-Owner suite bathrooms were enlarged and upgraded with Carrara marble, onyx and polished granite tops.

Oceania's 2018-2022 refurbishment projects (ships Insignia, Nautica, Regatta, Sirena) cost the company ~USD 100 million.

Oceania Nautica refurbishment 2016 review

Deckplan changes after drydock 2016 (Marseille, April 24-May 16) included:

  • All passenger cabins received new decors, new furnishings and luxury fabrics.
  • All cabin bathrooms were upgraded with oversized showers. Owner and Vista suite bathrooms received new vanities (made of onyx and granite).
  • Penthouse Suites were remodeled like on Marina-Riviera ships.
  • "Horizons" bar lounge (Deck 10) received new colors and furnishings.
  • All lounges were renovated with new carpeting, chairs, premium fabrics and upholstery.
  • "Martinis" bar lounge (Deck 5) and Lido Pool area (Deck 9) received new furnishings.
  • Ship's Spa complex (Deck 9) was remodeled with 2 new steam rooms, while locker rooms were redecorated with new custom-made tiles and mosaics.
  • Terrace Cafe (buffet on Deck 9 aft) was redecorated, and Terrace Grill station was added (similar to Marina-Riviera ships).
  • Grand Bar (Deck 5) received Barista coffee machines and the amenities was upgraded with complimentary illy coffees and gourmet desserts.
  • New deck games (Deck 11) include Shuffleboard and 9-hole Mini-Golf putting green.

Oceania's refurbishments 2016 project (ships Nautica, Insignia, Regatta) cost the company ~USD 50 million.

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