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MSC Sinfonia Review

4.0 / 5.0
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698 reviews
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Some queues, still great

Review for MSC Sinfonia to Africa
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2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Jan 2016
Traveled with children
MSC Sinfonia South Africa daily program
MSC Sinfonia South Africa daily program 2
MSC Sinfonia South Africa daily program 3
MSC Sinfonia South Africa daily program 4
MSC Sinfonia sun deck
MSC Sinfonia Gelateria
MSC Sinfonia obstructed view cabin 7075 window
MSC Sinfonia South Africa gluten free breakfast
MSC Sinfonia Terrazza buffet

Sinfonia is a beautiful ship. It's so lovely to watch the sea through panoramic windows in the buffet, gym, disco, and on deck. The kind of ship where you always feel connected to the ocean. All the staff we dealt with were friendly and helpful. Shows were very good for what they were (variety, singing, dancing). Not intended to be great stage musicals. Both of the magicians were amazing.

There were sometimes queues for the breakfast restaurant, the beverage stations, and, especially, the ice-cream shop at the pool deck. But we didn't mind at all - the staff were working so hard, and so what if we had to wait 20 minutes for an ice-cream. Especially with those sea-views to gaze at while standing in line! And yes, the deck and buffet area can get dirty sometimes with 2500 people eating all day. But there was not a single minute that we didn't see cleaning staff somewhere on the pool deck, doing their best to keep it clean for us. Cabin was lovely and cleaned twice daily. Only problem was that there was not enough space under the bed for our suitcase (which was medium sized, not at all big).

For those(like me) who like peace and quiet: the pool deck music was never intrusive and besides, I could always find deck space in secluded areas to tan in peace.

Cabin Review

Cabin Outside obstructed view

We booked an interior but got this obstructed view instead, which was great. Nice to see a glimpse of the ocean, and sunlight, even though 90% of the view is lifeboat.

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