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Dubai to Africa Cruise Reviews

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48 Dubai to Africa Cruise Reviews


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SkyeFlyer

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Great Spirit Service Team and Renovation Despite Unfortunate Pandemic Impact

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Overall Summary: - Despite the extraordinary complication noted below, we would be glad to sail on the NCL Spirit in the future. Although we did not visit all ports, we believe this is a great itinerary. - ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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muesy

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Ceased to be a cruise.

My wife and I are seasoned cruisers, having over the last 20 years plus enjoyed 41 previous cruises all around the world. None of them will be remembered so vividly as this one but sadly not for the right reasons. ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Mrs Moho

1 Review Written

21 Helpful Votes

The Cruise That Should Not Have Sailed

We were on the doomed cruise from Dubai, 2nd March to Cape Town. Advertised and highly promoted as the cruise of a lifetime, visiting UAE, Muscat, Seychelles, Mauritius, Madagascar, Reunion Island and several stops ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Sussex Duo

13 Reviews Written

65 Helpful Votes

16 consecutive days at sea around the Indian Ocean

We booked a cruise from Dubai to Cape Town on the Norwegian Spirit because it had an interesting itinerary but, after just 3 stops, we ended up with 16 consecutive days at sea. During embarkation we were ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Bob Doig

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

I will never sail with this cruise line again.

This was to be the cruise of a lifetime but now it will be remembered for all the wrong reasons. Even before we embarked, the itinerary had been changed. It was only when I contacted a tour company in Madagascar ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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solosport

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great Itinerary, a few unnecessary ports, small ship needing overhall

Chose this cruise for the chef inspired dining and was very disappointed in what was served. Pepin's dishes were probably 3-4 entrees out of hundreds so I could only eat a couple of them compared to the other dining ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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gilpier

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Ok cruise but...

After all previous cruises we sailed, we select this one since it had an appropriate itinerary for us. Our cabin was well kept throughout the cruise. Excursion Destination Staff did a good job. Reception desk ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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mauriceMm

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Not Up To Expectations NOR Oceania’s Longstanding Reputation!

This was our first time sailing on Oceania. We were concerned about going on this cruise given the Nautica is badly in need of renovations. And these renovations are not to occur until June of this year, when the ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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World Roamer

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Not a luxury cruise.

We sailed on the Silversea Silver Shadow from Dubai to Athens in April of this year - our third Silversea cruise . We had loved our previous Cruises on the Shadow and the Silver Spirit and particularly liked the ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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NelsonD73

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Some good things; some not so good

We cruised on Regatta (sister ship) a few years ago (Rio-Amazon-Miami) and had a very positive experience. This cruise (Dubai-Capetown) was disappointing in comparison. The ship is slightly aged, but kept in ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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tiffinkid

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Exotic itinerary does mean exotic experience.

I chose this cruise for its itinerary-UAE, Oman, India, Maldives, Seychelles, Kenya, Tanzania, Madagascar, Mozambique, and South Africa. The shore excursions left a lot to be desired. The stop in Abu Dhabi ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Californiajack

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Outstanding Staterooms and Service

The itinerary was the reason I chose this cruise, but the on-board experience was the best of any of my 12 cruises, including Crystal, Azamara and 4 other cruise lines. The price was also very reasonable since ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Monika Bastergue

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Perfect

Everything, really everything was perfectly organized. Embarkation and disembarkation were organized. You have 5 restaurants for choice and only one of these five you have to reserve for. Service, food, ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Mandy 1234

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Gorgeous Voyage in the Indian Ocean

We boarded the Silver Spirit in Dubai and sailed over to the Seychelles - lovely itinerary with some nice sea days as well. Getting onboard the ship was easy and very fast and just no Q's at all. The ship looked ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Ysjones6

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Cuisine is out of this world

The itinerary from Dubai to Capetown along with an opportunity for the excursions to Taj Mal and a safari in Africa was unique, The food on this ship was of an exceptional, quality, service and restaurants, were ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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auspicious

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Not enough of interest on board or in ports

I chose this trip because of the itinerary and Sil Seas reputation. We went to Abu Dhabi where were were looking forward to seeing the new Louvre; t it was closed on Monday when we arrived!!! Why weren't we told ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Free56

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Overall very good, but food was disappointing.

Having cruised about 10 times with Princess and twice with Seabourn, there were a number of things that did not meet our expectations; mainly food preparation. Ingredients were excellent and in most cases dishes are ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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LKESTO

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

NEVER AGAIN WITH THOMSON!

Wouldn't book a Thomson cruise ever again! Poor flight, horrible airport miles from the port as they don't fly to the nearest international one. Very old ship, very noisy and bathroom in badly need of updating. ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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MsSommelier

4 Reviews Written

81 Helpful Votes

Esprit is a little gem

We selected Esprit based on her itinerary - the Seychelles sounded like a good idea to get away from cold, grey Germany in February. I was also curious about the ship herself and how 'the vibe' would be with such a ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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Iscandar

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Nov/Dec 2016 Dubai to Cape Town

Second cruise with Oceania. First on Nautice. Chose the cruise because of itinerary which was great. We knew the smaller ship as we had been on Azamara. Oceania was better experience. Both embarkation and ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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raslq

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Don't waste your $ on a Penthouse

For our 5th cruise on Oceania we were really excited about the Dubai to Cape Town itinerary. Decided to upgrade to a Penthouse due to the length of the cruise - what a mistake!! Noise from the Terrace Café and ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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gama998

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Comfortable but Disappointing Cruise

The fun of this one month cruise was destroyed by the fact that the ship missed 4 ports of the 19 included in the itinerary, including Maldives, due to the declaration of the State of Emergency in the eve of our ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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markhartnell

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Nothing is perfect, but loved it anyway.

Dubai to Cape Town via India, the Indian Ocean and East Coast of Africa. We visited some exotic places which are all intersting in their own way but not many you would want to return to. Seychelles stands out as ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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kustearns@roadrunner.com

1 Review Written

106 Helpful Votes

So sad to see something so wonderful go down the tubes.

From Dubai to Cape Town was our 4th cruise on Regent and our second on The Voyager with the last one being Asia in early 2014. What a difference a year and a half and a corporate take over makes. There is an ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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cronkcrank

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

An Excellent Time. Good Ship, Excellent Destinations

4½ stars. We went on the "Indian Ocean " cruise, calling in at 10 countries, mostly difficult-to-get-to islands, including Madagascar (3 ports) and finishing in Capetown. We were apprehensive on this ...
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Sail Date February 2015


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