MS Nautica is an R class cruise ship owned and operated Oceania Cruises. She was built in 2000 by the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in St. Nazaire France for Renaissance Cruises as MS R Five. Between 2002 and 2004 she sailed for Pullmantur Cruises before entering service with her current owners in 2005. On 30 November 2008 while sailing on the Gulf of Aden the Nautica came under attack by Somalian pirates but was able to escape without any injuries to passenger or crew.
Builders of the MS Nautica are Chantiers de l'Atlantique, France and Saint-Nazaire.