This cruise was chosen for its itinerary. Our Akron transport did not arrive at Cape Town. We were advised by other workers at the terminal to wait. After 30 minutes of waiting we walked out to the front of the airport to seek further help . We talked to the information booth and they helped in getting a rep to us. After another 30 minute wait a car arrived for us. When arriving at the ship we informed reception...no response received. No what we expected, especially since it was now 9:30 pm...we had lost a complete day in Cape Town... disappointing as we have traveled 36 other cruises and not encountered this type of transport service.
Room service was great. Bathroom size was the usual small size for a concierge suite. The ship was very clean.
Dining menu was repeated too much for a 30-day voyage. Selection of lunch could include diversification of sandwiches with the meals in the buffet. We some some issues with undercook steals and cold potatoes and slow service Toscana. When the manager questioned us on the meal we expressed service for our main entree was extremely slow. His explanation was that it takes 15-20 minutes for the entree to be served. We then explained we had been there two other times and that was not the case...same meal. We unfortunately feel it was a cover up for a mistake made by the waiter
Not sure the price is worth the extra $ for concierge level. Cain and bathroom was still the same size as the regular verandas. The only extra you get is early boarding at 12 and we arrived at 9:30 pm.. Use of the concierge person for dining reservations. Was also a perk. Save your money for something else.
Addo Elephant Park was excellent. lots to see. Try to book with another Cruise Critic group. I believe we did Tim Brown Tours... they were awesome and reasonably priced.
We did Inkewenski Reserve with Cruise Critic members with a great price. It was awesome... lots of elephants, Warthogs, zebras, monkeys, lions, etc.
Awesome place to visit.
Arrived and took a shuttle to local mall