About This Ship
Cruise Ship Overview
Originally built in 1998 as the fifth of a series of eight ships for Renaissance Cruises, which ceased operations in 2001, the former R5 was acquired by Oceania Cruises and launched as Nautica in 2005—as a sister ship to Regatta. After refurbishment in 2010, the ship retained its original mid-size ambience with an increased emphasis on cuisine and enrichment programs.
Carefully furnished to impart the atmosphere of a private English country manor, these midsize ships are casual yet elegant, with sweeping central staircases and abundant flower arrangements. Brocade and toile fabrics window coverings, overstuffed sofas, and wing chairs create a warm and intimate feeling throughout. The entire effect is that of a weekend retreat in the English countryside.
Authentic-looking faux fireplaces are adjacent to cozy seating areas in the Grand Bar, near the martini bar's grand piano, and in the beautiful libraries—some of the best at sea, with an enormous selection of best sellers, nonfiction, and travel books. The casinos are quite small and can feel cramped, and smoking is prohibited. Though there may be a wait for a seat at a poker table, there are enough slot machines to go around.
Other than decorative trompe-l'oeil paintings in several public areas, the artwork is unremarkable.
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