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9 MSC Cruises MSC Musica Cruise Reviews for Romantic Cruises to Africa from Cape Town

Due to the delay we only embarked on 26Jan 2019 sadly missing two days of fun we were looking forward to..nevertheless once on board we were in awe of the beauty & magnitude of the ship & then the fun started. We loved the various ... Read More
Due to the delay we only embarked on 26Jan 2019 sadly missing two days of fun we were looking forward to..nevertheless once on board we were in awe of the beauty & magnitude of the ship & then the fun started. We loved the various lounges & bar areas for relaxation & good music. The dining sittings in the restaurant caters for everyones needs & the staff serving guests with a smile & then having the opportunity to meet wonderful people at the table we share with.Our highlight the sushi restaurant (my favourite). Our balcony cabin for two very spacious & clean..the staff (& that includes everyone) very friendly & helpful at all times & they work long hours daily. Its also fantastic on the pool deck soaking up the sun & having fun with activities organised by the entertainment team.Its your lucky day if you win something.The shows in the theatre outstanding!!!Professionalism beyond words! The cruise overall is too much to see & do & theres too little time..definitely another cruise planned for the future.. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
We started planning this trip in May 2018, we booked in June 2018. We planned a holiday around this trip. First we flew down from Johannesburg on the 21st January, we explored Cape Town and did a few excursions which went very well. This ... Read More
We started planning this trip in May 2018, we booked in June 2018. We planned a holiday around this trip. First we flew down from Johannesburg on the 21st January, we explored Cape Town and did a few excursions which went very well. This was our first time on a cruise and we were very excited after reading a lot of reviews and feedback from other people who have done the trip. The start was not so good due to the wind and the boat not being able to enter the harbor, but eventually on Saturday we could board. Off we started exploring the boat after if left the harbor. We ended up in the spa area and seeing that we booked in advance the massages we decided to go for our massage the same day, we booked for 16H30. We went to our cabin to prepare and went for the Jacuzzi inside the spa area which we though we could use any time during the cruise, well the next day we were told we used our day and it was only valid for the day, not like it was mentioned for the whole trip. We also planned for the 4 days and bought drinks packages in advance, this could not be returned and had to drink 3 drink packages in two days. The rest of the trip was good, really enjoyed it will however recommend not to purchase packages in advance it works out cheaper when you buy onboard. The cocktails being served was also not well prepared and brought in a normal plastic glass, it was not presented as I expected of a cocktail. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
This was our first cruise in our lives. In a way we were very impressed but looking deeper under the surface MSC has lots of space to improve their service delivery. Very well aware of fact that this point is most likely not MSC ... Read More
This was our first cruise in our lives. In a way we were very impressed but looking deeper under the surface MSC has lots of space to improve their service delivery. Very well aware of fact that this point is most likely not MSC Musica's responsibility but need to be said that waiting for approx 3-4 hours in a queue to go on board without any seating nor refreshments or clean toilet facilities is not a good start. Starting with the cleanliness of the cabin on arrival, we are very well aware of the fact that staff has only very limited time available to clean the cabin. However, on arrival I would expect it spotless. Though our cabin steward Arnaud Napetoke was very helpful and professional communicating with the guests: 10 out of 10! But next time take some extra minutes to clean also drawers in cabin and bathroom. Further going to the self-help restaurants: the range of food was certainly enough. However, staff issues in my opinion again like chef and waitress are very busy on their cellphones and laughing a lot (which is great obviously if they are happy) but failed to attend to guests. Cleanliness of tables leaves to be desired for. Very often at beverage stations were no cups or not stocked with coffee/tea,sugar. However, the staff in restaurants where one was served was extremely knowledgeable! The cleanliness of tables on the pool deck area leaves also lots of space for improvement. The few bar attenders were good but one needed wait for a while to be served. It would be great before purchasing any beverage voucher to know exact prices on board to make choice of vouchers easier. Missed general signs for toilets which could be easily implemented. This would make a search a lot shorter speicifically if passengers are getting "green" and looking for the closest bathroom). We acnnot comment on shore excursions as we didn't do any. The entertainment team was 15 out of 10, they did a great job and so also the evening professional entertainers. Fantastic shows! Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
We where on the cruise that got stuck at sea ! Not their fault, but the lack of communication was. It was a guessing game, not cool. And then the repeat of the food got old very quickly. There is way to many people on the ship ... Read More
We where on the cruise that got stuck at sea ! Not their fault, but the lack of communication was. It was a guessing game, not cool. And then the repeat of the food got old very quickly. There is way to many people on the ship and as for the Q's they never stop literary from start to Finnish. The dining was average at best no variety, as for the wine most where not in available, lunch was repeated too many times. Breakfast was fine. The cabin was fine but not the size we where told it would be we where told 28.5m and it was 15m. There was no control of smokers on board and the smell of efuent was every where. The submission of the insurance claim how ever went without a problem well done. The cruise on a whole was not bad but for that price I think they can and should do better. Well that's my opinion. Cheers Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
This was my first cruise. It wasn’t well organised. On arrival nobody assisted us with anything. We were left to wonder the ship figuring things out for ourselves. Some things we only found out towards the end of the cruise. One of us ... Read More
This was my first cruise. It wasn’t well organised. On arrival nobody assisted us with anything. We were left to wonder the ship figuring things out for ourselves. Some things we only found out towards the end of the cruise. One of us fell ill on board, only to be informed they were sold out of meds. Sold out!? During the cruise dinner arrangements were really poor. Our designated table was taken and we had no seats. Nobody assisted and we weren’t permitted to use another table or restaurant. We were left to order (and pay for) room service and to use the specialty restaurant (and pay for that too). When asking reception for anything they were just plain rude and arrogant. Embarkation incolved standing in a queue for three hours watching buses of guests, presumably booked by travel agents, being given priority boarding. Yes we tried purchasing easy on board beforehand, only to be told they’re sold out. After a day, the cruise couldn’t be over quickly enough. This trip ruined cruises for us and we will never, ever do it again. Not even for free, it was that bad. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
I chose MSC due to my great previous experiences with them. Their staff are so friendly and very efficient. I will always esteem MSC very highly to my clients and ensure their cruise will be magical. The dining and entertainment varieties ... Read More
I chose MSC due to my great previous experiences with them. Their staff are so friendly and very efficient. I will always esteem MSC very highly to my clients and ensure their cruise will be magical. The dining and entertainment varieties were my highlight and not to mention the luxury of the balcony cabins. You will never regret booking with MSC they offer exceptional overall service for a 3* cruise ship. It was fantastic to experience a variety of cultures and cuisines. My only concern was their lack of security cameras in important guest areas like the bag drop department. This should be re-evaluated. Amazing crew, amazing staff. MSC delivers exactly what they promise, more than just a cruise. You feel like you are a VIP guest and you can enjoy your cruise carefree with all your needs taken care of. Once again thank you MSC for never seizing to impress! Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
We selected this trip as it was arranged by Bokradio and this is where it was advertised regularly as well as we are listeners of this radio station every day. The number of Afrikaans singers whom committed to the trip also contributed to ... Read More
We selected this trip as it was arranged by Bokradio and this is where it was advertised regularly as well as we are listeners of this radio station every day. The number of Afrikaans singers whom committed to the trip also contributed to our decision to go on the trip. The arrangements were excellent and as myself is a double amputee we were accommodated through early on board as well as preference treatment when disembarking at the Cape Town harbour on return. As a disabled person we were accommodated in a quite large suite and I could easily move around with the wheelchair in the room as well as the shower was also comfortable.The food, service and music was excellent every day. Thank you for also having a special place on the pool deck for disabled people it was needed and really appreciated. Just one comment I would like to make on the pool deck is that people should not be allowed to put towels and stuff on all chairs for their friends it should be first come first serve.I have seen this created some unhappiness with some people. Yes I would again go on the bokboottrip Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
I recently went on a cruise with the MSC Musica and it was by far the best experience I have ever had in my life! The cabin we slept in was nothing short of perfect and not even to mention the food and drink on the ship! the food is of top ... Read More
I recently went on a cruise with the MSC Musica and it was by far the best experience I have ever had in my life! The cabin we slept in was nothing short of perfect and not even to mention the food and drink on the ship! the food is of top quality and available anytime of the day! the drinks and bar tenders are exceptional and the overall experience with all the staff was great. They definitely make you as comfortable as possible on the cruise! The entertainment and shops was out of this world and I will definitely be back on board soon and definitely recommend the cruise to anyone for the experience of a lifetime. Disembarkation at the halfway stop was so easy and everyone assisted in anyway they could. If you want to have a party or just plain relax old and young there is loads for everyone to do on this cruise. Thank you MSC for this awesome experience! Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
It was our first cruise and what an experience it was! We specifically want a cruise from Cape Town (no need to fly to Durban) and a cruise to Walvisbaai and one with a theme - Bokradio with it's shows was spot on! Me and my husband ... Read More
It was our first cruise and what an experience it was! We specifically want a cruise from Cape Town (no need to fly to Durban) and a cruise to Walvisbaai and one with a theme - Bokradio with it's shows was spot on! Me and my husband went on our own (25th anniversary treat), but meet two nice couples while waiting to board and they made the cruise extra special, especially our shore excursion in Walvisbaai. The vibe from start (while queuing to go on board) was great! Bokradio's music and all the passengers friendly and in a wonderful spirit! It was like this throughout the cruise! Our cabin on 14th floor was nice, clean with everything you need - close to the entertaining deck, but unfortunately far from our buffet restaurant! The food was nice - we did not eat in the dining restaurants because we asked for the 16:30, but received the 20:30 sitting - to late for us and the same time as the shows we do not want to miss! The shows in the beautiful theatre - we attended Steve, Manie and Ray Daylan - was VERY GOOD. The two shows of the crew itself - Tribute to Queen and Wonderland - was a nice surprise AND EXCEPTIONALLY GOOD!! We also spent some time in the lounges after shows, but with the Bokradio's artists singing in the Chrystal Lounge one evening there were NOT NEARLY ENOUGH SEATS for everyone and we spent most of the time standing with our drinks! We did spend some time on the deck and in a short while in the Jacuzzi (difficult to get a spot!), but I cannot spend to much time in the direct sun and it was a struggle to get an available chair and table under the small roof! Often there was only one person sitting at a table and keeping 4/6 chairs for friends/family for much longer than half an hour! The shore excursion to Walvisbaai / Duin 7 / Swakopmund was a highlight! We were 4 couples hiring an taxi outside the port for a very reasonable price and our "Chauffeurs " went out of their way to make it a memorable day for us! The communication from MSC throughout the cruise was very good - we liked the news letters we received every evening in our cabins with the program and high lights of the next day. The embarkation also went very smooth and organised. All in all - we had a wonderful time on the MSC Musica and will talk about it with friends and family for some time still! Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
MSC Musica Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabin 4.0 N/A
Dining 3.0 3.6
Entertainment 4.0 3.9
Public Rooms 4.0 4.1
Fitness & Recreation 4.0 N/A
Family 4.0 3.6
Shore Excursions 3.0 N/A
Enrichment Activities 1.0 N/A
Service 3.0 3.7
Value for Money 3.0 N/A

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