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The 1,952-passenger MSC Sinfonia is one of four medium-sized Mistral-class ships, dating from 2002. MSC Cruises spent more than $200 million on Sinfonia and the rest of the Mistral class during a two-year ...
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jufrasin
Member Since 2014
1 review
11 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I must start by saying we usually cruise with princess cruises and were very nervous about this cruise after reading copious amounts of negative reviews online. But I have to say they were all misleading! We embarked in Barcelona at ... Read more
Ellen123
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
After being on many cruises with different cruise companies could not believe our experience with MSC. Booked a cruise in 2013 on MSC website for a Medetarinian cruise to embark in Ibiza on 3rd September 2014. Couple months before due to ... Read more
Lady29
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2014
After reading all the bad reviews I was dreading going on the MSC Sinfonia and I was actually pleasantly surprised! It was me and my friends first time cruising and we genuinely had a fantastic time! I wasn't sure if it was because I'd ... Read more
surferride
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
It was the first time we went for a cruise both me and my wife and a group of friends (8 in total). Here are my bullet comments about the overall experience. As I mentioned in the title this is our first cruise ever, so maybe there are ... Read more
anis
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We just came back from Honeymoon trip on MSC Sinfonia (7days tour Genova-Cannes-Ibiza-Menorca-Sardegna-Salerno). It was a pleasant experience, but i've got both positive and corrective comments: The staff was italian & ... Read more
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daonyx
Member Since 2012
1 review
6 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I have been on many cruises over the years with many different cruise lines and never felt the need to review any of them as they all tend to be pretty similar but I really felt I should review MSC as the experience was so different from ... Read more
moho1234
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2014
THE GOOD THINGS: A very pretty ship....lots of outside space for deck chairs and eating. Maps on every floor by the lifts to remind you where you are. We've been on a number of other cruise ships and the balcony cabin was one of the best ... Read more
LorraineCM
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2014
My husband and I were onboard the MSC Sinfonia which departed Durban on 22 February for The Portuguese Islands and Madagascar. This was our 3rd MSC South African cruise and by far the best – I can even go as far as to say it could ... Read more
MarynaFromSouthAfrica
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2014
The port of Cape Town is beautiful and the staff at the airport was very nice to all of us in the group. Took a heck of a long time and standing in an endless line at the port to embark....Staff very friendly and in less than 3 minutes you ... Read more
ecsonza@gmail.com
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our first cruise on a ship. It was a local promotion which was really great value for money. My review is split between good and bad things: Good things: what a fantastic way to enjoy the ocean. 3 nights was a good trial and for ... Read more

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CruisierLife
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed December 2013
If this had been our first cruise, it would have been our last! There is nothing good that can be said about this company. Using hotel ratings - the best they would get is 2 Star and that would be pushing it. Start with the cabin ..... ... Read more
Richard Inkpen
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
After chaotic embarkation arrangements at Genoa we were pleasantly surprised at first by the quality of our suite. We soon found out that the advertisement of the suite as offering internet connection (with fee) was incorrect (we were ... Read more
kevin266
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We took a cruise on the MSC Sinfonia from Cape Town to Durban, South Africa in December 2013. Overall, the experience was really, really good and actually compared very well to cruising internationally - we have been on the Costa Victoria ... Read more
comino89
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2013
Our third cruise with MSC in the past 12 months. Two words for the experience – consistent and good. MSC Sinfonia is the sister ship to Armonia which we sailed on in August. Although the differences are subtle we all felt it was ... Read more
wackojacko
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2013
The MSC Sinfonia was a lovely ship that met our every expectations regarding service, food, cleanliness and comfort. We had a balcony cabin which was spacious, comfortable and met all our expectations, it was large in comparison to the ... Read more

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briansnel
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
330 forum posts
0 helpful votes
MSC from Durban to Cape Town for 3 nights and two full sea days with no port days. First impressions became lasting ones. Confusion at embarkation and this remained the theme. Having said that embarkation in Durban was smooth enough ... Read more
jnrb
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2012
My wife and I (age 41) and our two children ages 5 and 7 did the 4 day cruise from Cape Town/PE/Durban in December 2012 and we were all 1st time cruisers. We are South Africans. We went on the boat with an open mind and to be honest, ... Read more
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Misskaangel
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2012
I have never been so excited and anxious all at the same time, as I was for my first cruise! I travelled on the MSC Sinfonia and did the cruise was from Cape Town to Mossel Bay and back to Cape Town. I did all the reading and research ... Read more
Gawyl
Member Since 2011
1 review
13 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our second 'relocation' cruise (the transfer of ships from the Northern Hemisphere to the Southern Hemisphere for the summer and then vice versa in March / April); this time from Genoa to Cape Town and many exotic places in ... Read more
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Tutoraway
Member Since 2009
1 review
184 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2012
The ship itself was nice the evening entertainment was excellent. Cabin was a little small but fine - had fridge wardrobe space adequate shower was small compared to other cruise lines. Lighting was dim and found it difficult to read ... Read more

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Barono
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The cruise aboard MSC Sinfonia was the best holiday we have ever experienced. We usually holiday in Spain and France, but now we have been spoilt by MSC Cruises, we could never go on holiday in France again. The French simply don't know ... Read more
travelbug33
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My entire life I have been terrified of anything to do with the ocean. The mere sight of a ship made me feel sick. Well now that has all ended and vanished thanks to the MSC SINFONIA. I have read lots of negative reviews on this site ... Read more
Venus_NV
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband and 20 month old toddler cruised on the MSC Sinfonia last week and thoroughly enjoyed every moment. After reading all the negative reviews, we deceided to go with an open mind and deceide for ourselves. We were prepared ... Read more
Durbancritic
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I am back on land!! Thank goodness! It has taken a little while to adjust and I feel like I have not slept for a week. So here is a rundown of my first boat trip on the MSC Sinfonia... I hope this helps future travellers.. On Friday ... Read more
Bbosser
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2012
This review, which is rather long, will appeal to South Africans -- particularly those who have not cruised before and are looking for detailed information on what to expect -- as it covers a five night cruise on the MSC Sinfonia from ... Read more

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