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MartineV
Member Since 2017
1 review
The ship itself and our cabin (suite) were OK. Food: breakfast was terrible, lunch and dinner usually just OK. Service was far below all standards. At the pool bar or at the buffet, staff would just let you standing there, waiting, ... Read more
Louisvr58
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed July 2017
Chose the cruise beach use of the itinerary a s we wanted to see Croatia and revisit Mykonos and Santorini. The cruise itself was ok as we love cruising itself and seeing new places. Really disappointed with the entertainment (not much ... Read more
jojomccull
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We booked this because of the itinerary - really wanted to see Dubrovnik, Split, Santorini and Mykonos. Also the Fantastica Balcony room was a good price. I read a lot of mixed reviews the week before leaving, so I was a bit apprehensive. ... Read more
snow1947
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
We chose this cruise to celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary. We had wanted to see Venice from the Grand Canal and also visit Santorini Dubrovinik and Mykonos. We visited Split. After a day at sea we had a flying visit to Santorini and ... Read more
bob,london
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
this was my second trip with msc,leaving from venice,going to split/Croatia,then down to santarini,mykonos,back up to Dubrovnik,then anatola. just to get to the ship in venice,was a route march in 28 degree heat,with cases,no staff in ... Read more
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scottburgh
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
We have travelled on m.s.c. Now for the 4th time, and 2 on the sinfonia. In 2013 from c.town to genoa hit was a great trip and we were so happy with everything on the ship excepting the air conditioning which went from freezing in the ... Read more
bljsutm
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I was a solo traveller. This cruise was a great opportunity to explore countries I would never get the opportunity to experience. Levels 5 and 6 need to be redesigned. There is not enough room for passengers to sit and relax. I will ... Read more
Mike.deV
Member Since 2017
1 review
The return trip from Cape Town is a long cruise, but allows you to settle into cruise life and really relax, as opposed to the short cruises, where its go, go, go. One gets to know the crew a little better and also to meet and mix with ... Read more
mikedf
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
I am a marine engineer, worked on ships and tugs my whole life, for once I wanted to be a passenger. As I have spent my life in small cabins the size of the cabins on board did not bother me. The company that I work for have had new tugs ... Read more
Hans Human
Member Since 2017
1 review
REVIEW Know Cape Town very well, studied other Cities on internet. Always loved Venice. 1. Embarkation and disembarkation very well organised and uncomplicated. 2. Cabin excellent, clean, neat and comfortable, bathroom great ... Read more
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smujkic
Member Since 2017
1 review
Embarkation: The lines were very long and the signage was minimal. It was difficult to figure out which line to line up in and what to do. Some people also just skipped the lines and did not line up properly. This was not managed well. ... Read more
Zirk Lourens
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was our 5th cruise on the MSC Sinfonia which includes the South Bound, Genoa to Durban, Durban to Mauritius and back, as well as a few local Cruises and the North Bound from Cape Town To Venice. We actually prefer the longer cruises ... Read more
normana
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We are retired and live in a small town (Montagu) some 180 km from Cape Town and chose the cruise for its length of 21 days as well as for the countries visited culminating in Venice. The embarkation/disembarkation processes were well ... Read more
jayintx
Member Since 2005
4 reviews
274 forum posts
We had spent 5 weeks in Dubai and Southern Africa and saw this 21 day itinerary from Cape Town to Venice as an attractive way to travel to Europe. The ship is older, but has been refurbished and cabins added a few years back. We found ... Read more
sancaw
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
The main reason for myself and My husband making this wonderful cruise was that we did the reverse trip from fabulous Venice to our home city Cape Town five years previously on the marvelous MSC Opera and had enjoyed it immensely. So when ... Read more
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Lesmurphy
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We enjoy the repositioning cruises as gives one time to settle. However compared to previous Northbound cruises this cruise had minimal stops. Looking forward to the East Coast Northbound. The food both in the buffet and dining halls has ... Read more
John Wivell
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Exceptionally good value for the cruise. The ship was well maintained with the exception of the cabin air conditioning which was contaminated and resulted in upper respiratory tract infection. There was the usual problem of people ... Read more
Tony.Norton
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise for the itinerary and as a convenient way of getting to Europe. The Sinfonia is not to the same standard as the Opera which we have cruised on, on two occasions. There is too much pork served at breakfast and ... Read more
Jo Attenborough
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We took advantage of a last minute special offer MSC were offering about 2 weeks prior to sailing. We received our Schengen visas the day before we set sail. I had decided beforehand not to set my expectations high, nor to sweat the small ... Read more
Weniain
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we love sailing and it was a 22 day cruise. We have never done a long cruise before. We had a wonderful to I've and the staff were fantastic. The waiter especially Andy (Philippines) table 566 and the ... Read more
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Ricky&PL
Member Since 2017
1 review
14 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We were looking for a relaxing cruise that was value for money. This cruise fitted the bill rather well... but don't expect great food or "modern" entertainment and activities. The drinks vouchers were good value for money. ... Read more
Dannylam
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
You can't argue with the price for this 21-night cruise from Cape Town to Venice, with return flights included in the price. It was a good value for money cruise. Would I go on the MSC cruises again? Most probably not because :- 1. The ... Read more
sandiefran
Member Since 2006
6 reviews
82 forum posts
4 helpful votes
MSC offered a fly land cruise deal from Australia. We had 2 nights at a game lodge in Kruger National Park, 2 nights at Victoria Falls and 2 nights in Cape Town before joining the ship. The accommodation was excellent - a higher ... Read more
MaggsG
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We decided on a 5 day cruise featuring South African performers so that we could relax and also see some shows. The shows are top class and also having the opportunity of chatting to the performers when seeing them at the various bars and ... Read more
Antonfou
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Relaxing and good value for money, the best break away for me and my wife During this time no need to prepare food or washing dishes, just relaxing and do the thing you realy want to do without worrying about the things at home and ... Read more
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