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Durban to Africa MSC Musica Cruise Reviews

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Could definitely be better

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ANMaharaj

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

Heard about the cruise specials offered from work colleagues . Had never been on a cruise before and thought this trip would be a good idea. Kids still on nappies can be a problem as such is not catered for. Short cruises tend to be a problem as some of the facilities such as the kids day care and activities are only discovered midway through the cruise. Perhaps it would be better if a special ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom

Traveled with children


Musica not as good as the Sinfonia

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JRJacobs

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

Entertainment & Activities: We really thought that due to the fact that the ship is called the Musica, it will be a cruise full of music and entertainment. You can't compare the entertainment of the Musica with that of the Sinfonia. On our Sinfonia trip the Entertainment team kept us busy throughout the day and night especially on the deck area. Even the kids entertainment were a lot better on ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Traveled with children


Disappointing

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Fast Jen

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

I traveled with my 84 year old mother, as a cruise has been on her bucket list for a very long time and having been ill with cancer for 3 years and a recent stroke we decide the cruise was now or never. Unfortunately we were not aware that it was a predominately Afrikaans cruise and that the entertainment would only be in Afrikaans! Very disappointing as she was looking forward to seeing a show ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom


So much good about this cruise, if the staff could just give good service.

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The 7 Dwarfs

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

THE GOOD - The cruise director Eric was fantastic, the best one I've seen on my 20+ cruises. He was funny, informative, lively and made the cruise enjoyable. The main dining room was excellent, consistent great and friendly service from Yuriy & Collins, great food and an oasis away from the crappy service elsewhere on the ship. The shows were very well done and entertaining. The ports were like ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom

Traveled with children


The shore excursions was fantastic, entertainment and staff was great.

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Christelle

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We were invited by friends to join them as someone cancelled. We were on the same cruise (Symphony) about 7 years ago as well as a seven night European cruise of which both was exceptional. We made use of your easy embarkmand wich was worth every sent, disembarkation also went smoothly. No complaints about the ship and cabin, your staff was very friendly and helpfull, entertainment was ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom


Kids and Adult Entertainement not in sync

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Maarten00

First Time Cruiser

Age 30s

The Ship is clean at all times. Balcony cabin was a good choice for us as you could open for fresh air. Dining was good, but a lack of choice on the menu. Entertainment was good but I think for some of the activities the wrong venue was chosen as you cannot stand for 2 hours through a adult games night. We travelled with children they were not happy so were we, the entertainment for ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Traveled with children


Disappointed but still a good experience

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louistesnaar

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

As it has always been away for me and my late wife to relax and this would jave been our first cruise with our children Just a pity of the rotten egg smell On the pool deck suspect it was exhaust fumes other wise the staff and food was off grate standard and i would cruise again but not on the musica soly on the issue with the smell on the top deck and that it made me sick . The ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom

Traveled with children


Unfortunately overrated

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EbenFerreira

First Time Cruiser

Age 30s

My Parents had been on the Symphonia 7years ago, my sister and her husband went on the symphonia 3 years ago. Both parties told fantastic stories to us including the great facilities for children and how the children loved the play areas. My wife and I thus took our daughter this year( and to our misfortune we got the musica and not the symphonia).The musica isnt really equipped to handle small ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom

Traveled with children


Pomene destination.... Never happened went to Portuguese island instead.

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Petrovr

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We saved for a long time for this specific cruise because we wanted to go to Pomene. How disappointing.... For one we only left Dbn habour around 17:00 on the Monday. Then on Tuesday we were told that we will not be going to Pomene after all. We went to Portuguese Island...Numerous passengers were very disappointed. Some said it was not the first time that they booked for Pomene and never got to ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


Disappointing Service!

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BelindaVW

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

Embarkation could’ve been better as we waited in a queue for 1h30min to just park the car as they only allowed it from 9. Then we came into the terminal and had taken Easy Onboard but had to still stand in a queue for an hour. The terminal was warm and had no air circulation coming in and the fact that there was over 2000 people inside did not help. I would suggest offering water at least. ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


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