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Africa First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
Africa
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

14

Very Good

6

Average

5

Poor

1

Terrible

2

Cruise type

Family Cruises

440

Entertainment Cruises

267

Romantic Cruises

188

Luxury Cruises

134

First-Time Cruisers

29

29 Africa First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


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glitterP

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

Awesome Cruise

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We sailed on the MSC Sinfonia . WOW . It was such an amazing trip. From the moment we step on board until we disembarked . Our cabin attendant Yusif was just amazing. He came to greet us and for the entire trip he ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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ricardom

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Improve and Communicate

This was my first cruise. The ship was three hours late. you cannot fault them as the weather was. However the communication was not extremely good and a few of the people on the ground knew what was happening. ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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CindyJacobs4658

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Disappointed and Disgusted

We were greeted by exceptionally long queues and frustrated people. We paid for "Fast track" as it is impossible to stand in a queue with a 3 year old child for 4 hours. Once inside the Fast track option was ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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geereheather@yahoo.com

1 Review Written

Best Holiday Ever!

We did the Durban / Madagascar / Portuguese Islands 7 day cruise. Unfortunately couldn't get off for the Islands. Enjoyed the cruise so much that we are going again in April to see if we can get onto the Islands. ...
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Sail Date February 2015


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Delia Watson

1 Review Written

We had an absolute ball!

From check-in to disembarkation all went smoothly! We travelled in a group of 8 girlfriends - ready to have fun and we did! We cruised on the MSC Opera on a 3 day cruise to Mozambique. The cabins were neat, well ...
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Sail Date December 2010


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Charon Cronje

1 Review Written

Best Holiday Ever!

Had the most fantastic time of my life! Never had to worry about my teenager kids who were also having a ball with the endless entertainment and never-ending food supply! Everything was of superb quality - food, ...
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Sail Date December 2010


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helenpiquito

1 Review Written

Marvellous Cruise

We did not know what to expect and were so wonderfully surprised that from the moment we stepped on board till we disembarked we had a fabulous time. From the cabin to the food to the entertainment everything was ...
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Sail Date February 2014


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E>Davies

1 Review Written

Cruise

I Was disappointed with the Portuguese island stop it had absolutely nothing to amuse me. i had nothing to hold onto in the rubber duck.it traveled at excessive speed and was frightening i did not go on the island ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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Karlien B

1 Review Written

Had a Blast!

I booked this cruise as a surprise for my Mum as friends of ours had done this route the year before (different ship) and had so much fun so were doing it again in 2015. I have to start by saying that I was one ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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raissa

1 Review Written

Awesomeness

WOW, what an experience.....sun, fun, relaxation, ok maybe not so much relaxing due to alll the awesome activities. Fabulous food, from fine dinning to 24hr pizzas. I had my 4yr old with me and she wanted to ...
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Sail Date November 2014


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kenwoodza

1 Review Written

Three Star Experience

This was my first cruise as I am prone to sea-sickness and have avoided traveling on Cruise liners. As this was my wife's 50th celebration, I arranged the surprise to provide her with an unforgettable experience. ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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Cobus Jonker

1 Review Written

Family Cruise

It was always my wife and myself's wish to go on a boat cruise but unfortunately there was always something that prevented us from going. We just decided that come what may we will do it this year. Then there was ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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Odendaal

1 Review Written

Never arrived at inambane,no communication It was planned that we will be there

It was both my friend and i wedding DATE 10 APRIL. I paid for the hole trip for both familys five people. No communication,i want to visit inhabane as planned as it was both familys wedding date. We are ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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GrannyDee

1 Review Written

Wonderful first voyage

This I think was our one and only voyage so we were lucky it was on QM2 from Cape Town to Southampton. It was fifteen days of luxury. Our cabin 12006 was super, very comfortable and conveniently situated. We could ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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gysd

1 Review Written

Shocking experience after looking forward to a highly acclaimed trip

8 friends all sailed with the Opera on our first cruise experience ever, on April 21st from Durban to Portuguese Islands and back on the 4 night cruise. We had been told so many stories of how WONDERFUL the MSC ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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shanita

1 Review Written

No rating

Bad Food , Worse service

My husband and i booked our first cruise to portugese islands for 3 nights on 28th Feb from Durban. This was a themed criuise with a local radio station. The embarkation and disembarkation were quick and efficient ...
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Sail Date February 2014


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phindile

1 Review Written

Great experience

We recently sailed on the MSC Opera from Durban, South Africa to The Portuguese Islands off the coast of Mozambique. The service from the staff on board was for the most part excellent, (I say for the most part ...
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Sail Date January 2014


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Blackie72

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Excellent Cruise Experience

This was our first cruise and what an experience. Such a friendly ship, the staff and crew could not do enough for us from the cabin stewards to the waiters in the restuarant and Bar. The food was excellent and ...
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Sail Date March 2013


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vez2013

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Thomson Celebration Red Sea Cruise 31st Jan 2013

Thomson celebration jan 31st -- feb 7th Although a cruise virgin & nothing to compare with except for hotel holidays I can only say it was exceptional from start to finish. Everything neatly planned by ...
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Sail Date January 2013


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Ventus

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Thomson Red Sea Magic

This was our first proper cruise, we had been on a Nile Cruise a few years ago, and we were not disappointed. The ship - Well presented and maintained, the crew were always working away painting the external ...
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Sail Date February 2013


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Misskaangel

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Ahoy wheelies!

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2012


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Gizmosmum1

1 Review Written

West Africa Cruise - First Timer

We hadn't cruised before, being under 50 we really thought that cruising was for older people. That's certainly true for the Braemar but many guests told us about other cruise lines who cater for a younger audience ...
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Sail Date January 2013


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travelbug33

1 Review Written

Dreams are made of this...

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2012


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Bbosser

1 Review Written

Fantastic short break

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2012


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Suraj

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Staying warm in the winter from Dubai to Singapore

This was our first cruise with Oceania and shortly after we boarded one of the staff commented that it was pretty brave to choose an unknown cruise line on which to pass the next 65 days. We choose our cruises ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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