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MSC Musica Cruise Review
3.5 / 5.0
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Our first cruise and what an experience!

MSC Musica Cruise Review by ritterm

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jan 2019
  • Destination: Africa
  • Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom

It was our first cruise and what an experience it was! We specifically want a cruise from Cape Town (no need to fly to Durban) and a cruise to Walvisbaai and one with a theme - Bokradio with it's shows was spot on! Me and my husband went on our own (25th anniversary treat), but meet two nice couples while waiting to board and they made the cruise extra special, especially our shore excursion in Walvisbaai.

The vibe from start (while queuing to go on board) was great! Bokradio's music and all the passengers friendly and in a wonderful spirit! It was like this throughout the cruise!

Our cabin on 14th floor was nice, clean with everything you need - close to the entertaining deck, but unfortunately far from our buffet restaurant! The food was nice - we did not eat in the dining restaurants because we asked for the 16:30, but received the 20:30 sitting - to late for us and the same time as the shows we do not want to miss!

The shows in the beautiful theatre - we attended Steve, Manie and Ray Daylan - was VERY GOOD. The two shows of the crew itself - Tribute to Queen and Wonderland - was a nice surprise AND EXCEPTIONALLY GOOD!!

We also spent some time in the lounges after shows, but with the Bokradio's artists singing in the Chrystal Lounge one evening there were NOT NEARLY ENOUGH SEATS for everyone and we spent most of the time standing with our drinks!

We did spend some time on the deck and in a short while in the Jacuzzi (difficult to get a spot!), but I cannot spend to much time in the direct sun and it was a struggle to get an available chair and table under the small roof! Often there was only one person sitting at a table and keeping 4/6 chairs for friends/family for much longer than half an hour!

The shore excursion to Walvisbaai / Duin 7 / Swakopmund was a highlight! We were 4 couples hiring an taxi outside the port for a very reasonable price and our "Chauffeurs " went out of their way to make it a memorable day for us!

The communication from MSC throughout the cruise was very good - we liked the news letters we received every evening in our cabins with the program and high lights of the next day. The embarkation also went very smooth and organised.

All in all - we had a wonderful time on the MSC Musica and will talk about it with friends and family for some time still!

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Cabin Review

Interior Stateroom
Cabin I2 14038

Very clean and neat with everything we needed. Very far from the restaurants, but close to the deck/swimming pool. Think we felt the movement of the sea more, because we were to high up - deck 14. Only use our room the shower, change and sleep!!

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