MS Nautica (Oceania Cruises)


MS Nautica was originally named R Five, built for Renaissance Cruises. She was renamed when she entered service for Oceania in 2005 .


In November 2008, while sailing from Safaga, Egypt to Salah, Oman, the ship encountered Somalian pirates. They fired at the ship eight times but Captain Jurica Brajcic conducted evasive manoeuvres and out-sailed them at flank speed. No one on board was injured and the rest of the cruise proceeded as normal.

Ship info

Cruise Line: Oceania Cruises
Status: In service
Ship size: Boutique ship
Ship class: R
Sister ships: None
Passengers: 824
Staterooms: 343
Total crew: 386
Ship length: 181.0 m
Ship beam: 25.5 m
Ship draft: 6.0 m
Tonnage: 30,277
No. of decks: 11
Elevators: 4
Service speed: 18.0 knots
Onboard currency: US Dollar
Registry port:
IMO number: 9200938
Call sign: V7DM4

Build details

Shipyard: Chantiers de l'Atlantique, St. Nazaire, France
Build date: March 1999
Build cost: $150 million
Entered service: February 2000


About Author

Sara Marshall

Sara is a designer and calligrapher from Auckland, now living in the UK. Before joining BeyondCruise, Sara was an avid traveller by land. Now she’s taken to the seas to explore the world by ship!