Nautica, an elegant and sleek Oceania Cruises Regatta-class ship, was built in 2000 and recently underwent a massive multi-million dollar transformation, in 2014. The ship houses 684 guests, with 400 staff onboard. This equates to a guest to staff ratio of 1.71 to 1, highlighting Oceania Cruises’ commitment to intimate and personalized service. For those looking for a luxury cruise, this is definitely a good choice. Passengers can choose from a wide range of voyages, with locations that include some of Asia’s most magical locations, such as Mumbai, Bangkok, Shanghai and Tokyo. European voyages include places like London, Dublin, and Rome. Shore excursions are varied, with the chance to partake in an authentic tea ceremony in Tokyo or take a cycling tour in Tarquinia, Rome, for example. There are a variety of staterooms and suites to choose from across the nine guest decks on the Nautica. All suites are praised for their comfort and extra space. The Vista Suites and Owner’s Suites provide everything passengers would expect from a world-class hotel, featuring a 24-hour butler service. The staterooms are also spacious, with plenty of ocean view rooms available. Life on board is varied and luxurious too. Pampering is available at the Canyon Ranch SpaClub, and chilling out is popular, at the Pool and Sports Deck. Guests can also use the library, enjoy a tribute show, have fun in the casino or shop in the high-quality boutiques. Cuisine options are aplenty too. Menus change daily in the Grand Dining Room, and there are numerous bars, lounges, specialty restaurants, and casual eateries. Nautica is best suited to mature travelers and couples.