Cape Town to the Mediterranean Cruise Reviews

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Horror cruise

Review for a Africa Cruise on Norwegian Dawn

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Professional
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

Horror Cruise! Norwengian is no longer Norwengian! Since COVID, NCL cruises have deteriorated in an inexplicable way. We are on board the Dawn crossing from Africa to Europe. An outbreak of gastroenteritis on board. Hundreds with diarrhea, including crew. The same ship, on the last cruise before this one, had already been quarantined on the Mauritius Coast with cholera suspected. It seems they ...
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Sail Date: March 2024

Traveled with children


DO NOT SAIL WITH NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE

Review for a Africa Cruise on Norwegian Dawn

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fireexoncall
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Our worries about this cruise first started when the three ports we most wanted to visit, Cape Verde and Morocco, were dropped the day after full payment was required on the grounds of fuel economy. I looked at the route and thought that poor planning was the more likely cause and this seems to have been an ongoing theme. Things got off to a poor start at our first port of call Walvis bay ...
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Sail Date: March 2024


Trouble on NCL Dawn in Africa

Review for a Africa Cruise on Norwegian Dawn

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hdgmail
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

There is something definitely wrong on this ship. I got a stomach virus after 3 days of sailing and was put in isolation. After taking my medicine, I barely are for the subsequent 3 days. And, I got the bug, again. I traced my problem to a common denominator: Caesar Salad. The Captain ordered that crews must serve passengers in the buffet area. We aren't even allowed to get water by ourselves. ...
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Sail Date: March 2024


Did Norwegian know where we going?

Review for a Africa Cruise on Norwegian Dawn

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Allie1960
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

I was disappointed with this cruise. I think NCL had a chance to make it something special but chose not to. We had only sailed on Norwegian once before and had not particularly enjoyed it but the itinerary that NCL originally offered with stops in West Africa, Cape Verde and Morocco was so unusual and interesting that we decided to give Norwegian another go. The first disappointment was that ...
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Sail Date: March 2024


NCL - never again

Review for a Africa Cruise on Norwegian Dawn

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Thorper
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

On returning from the NCL Dawn cruise from Cape Town to Barcelona I fully intended to give an honest assessment of our time on board but on reading the reviews already on the system I found that my task had already been carried out. It gives me no pleasure than to agree almost 100% with all the adverse comments about this cruise. This was our 50th cruise and apart from a dreadful experience on ...
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Sail Date: March 2024


Probably the worst cruise we've taken in 35 years.

Review for a Africa Cruise on Norwegian Dawn

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jacey5649
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

After cruising for over 30 years with 37 plus cruises on many different cruise lines, this was the first and most definitely the last with NCL. If there was a tick-box for very poor, instead of just poor it would have been used. Taking a deposit and then cancelling the scheduled ports as listed on the itinerary is nothing short of misrepresentation, especially as it appears that NCL do this ...
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Sail Date: March 2024


Fascinating itinerary, but flawed execution

Review for a Africa Cruise on Norwegian Dawn

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wbeeman
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

There are going to be a lot of very negative reviews for this cruise, and there were many problems with it. There were four missed ports, an itinerary change after final deposits were made, and a lot of difficulties with ports that were visited. Additionally, the passengers on this cruise were exceptionally savvy travelers, and exceptionally sophisticated and experienced frequent cruisers with ...
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Sail Date: March 2024

Traveled with disabled person


Princess Cruises and Island Princess Lost Luster

Review for a World Cruise Cruise on Island Princess

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PrincessLoser
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

Our Island Princess Cruise was scheduled with an itinerary from Dubai to the Red Sea / Suez Canal to the Greek Islands to Italy. Due to world events, Princess deleted the itinerary and substituted a new segment from Cape Town to Rome through the eastern Mediterranean. This was our 45th wedding anniversary trip and we had targeted the Greek Isles as a bucket list item to check-off. Princess ...
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Sail Date: March 2024


A great world cruise

Review for a World Cruise Cruise on Seabourn Sojourn

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Gwtr
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

Let’s start with a disclaimer. We are strong Seabourn advocates. We have sailed on Seabourn for years and have spent more than 500 nights aboard Seabourn Ships. That being said, this review will be honest and we will share with you the good and fair on our trip. You will notice we did not use the word “bad”. The reason for us not using this word, is that we have had no bad experiences on this ...
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Sail Date: April 2023

Cabin Type: Veranda Suite

Traveled with disabled person


I am no container and don’t want to be treated like one.

Review for a Trans-Ocean Cruise on MSC Sinfonia

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At7Seas
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

I spent six weeks travelling through South Africa and decided to return to Europe by cruise. In spring 2023 there were exactly five ships doing this. Costa, Aida, Phoenix and two MSC vessels. Costa visited on the world cruise and no cabin was available. Aida did a fast track through the Atlantic Ocean and mainly visited ports in Europe, in my opinion no attractive itinerary. Phoenix did extensive ...
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Sail Date: March 2023

Cabin Type: Junior Ocean View


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