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Boat is a good size, lots of things to do, cabins are great. Staff were consistently rude. Bars to get a drink (even just a water or soft drink) were either closed when they should have been open or understaffed ie 1 staff to 15 people waiting with complex orders like cocktails. Food was basic, very basic. Taste was very plain, unless you wanted to pay extra for the one food restaurant. Kids menu food at best. When you pay for a holiday you expect reasonably good food. Big letdown when you can’t get off ship or have to walk a mile off ship and pay for food. Only good food was the poolside small cafe grill - hotdogs, hamburger and pizza (cheese and sauce). Although this had long lines and wait. Not what you would expect when your trying to holiday. P and O did a better job. Shows were good

Ship was good, staff and food terrible.

Vasco da Gama (Cruise & Maritime Voyages) Cruise Review by EscapeSA

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Boat is a good size, lots of things to do, cabins are great.

Staff were consistently rude.

Bars to get a drink (even just a water or soft drink) were either closed when they should have been open or understaffed ie 1 staff to 15 people waiting with complex orders like cocktails.

Food was basic, very basic. Taste was very plain, unless you wanted to pay extra for the one food restaurant. Kids menu food at best. When you pay for a holiday you expect reasonably good food. Big letdown when you can’t get off ship or have to walk a mile off ship and pay for food. Only good food was the poolside small cafe grill - hotdogs, hamburger and pizza (cheese and sauce). Although this had long lines and wait.

Not what you would expect when your trying to holiday. P and O did a better job.

Shows were good
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