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CMV offers short cruises in Australian waters at a good price. Embarkation was well organised, simple & quick Food & service were generally good with a buffet and 3 regular restaurant options with a 3 course menu. Our balcony cabin on deck 9 was very quiet, clean & comfortable. Shore leave to Esperance & Busselton were by tender over long distances and it took a couple of hours to get off for some not on arranged shore excursions, which the passengers should have been pre-warned about. However it didn't bother us as the towns are easily walked around in an hour or two. The entertainment ensemble in the main theatre included singers, dancers and a small band. They put on a different show each night over 7nights which was very professionally done. Savannah, a soprano, had a beautiful voice. The shows reflected the music of the mean age of the passengers ie. 70ish. Other singers & musicians performed in various bars throughout the day and were of a high standard. The enrichment lectures were interesting but poorly presented. There were lots of quizzes and games to play throught the day. The ship was kept scrupulously clean at all times. Disembarkation was as efficient as embarkation. As always there were whingers on board who complained about the food & service (well, everything really. Someone told me the cauliflower wasn't crispy enough !) but CMV are not a luxury cruise line and we believe they offer excellent value for money

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

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CMV offers short cruises in Australian waters at a good price.

Embarkation was well organised, simple & quick

Food & service were generally good with a buffet and 3 regular restaurant options with a 3 course menu.

Our balcony cabin on deck 9 was very quiet, clean & comfortable.

Shore leave to Esperance & Busselton were by tender over long distances and it took a couple of hours to get off for some not on arranged shore excursions, which the passengers should have been pre-warned about. However it didn't bother us as the towns are easily walked around in an hour or two.

The entertainment ensemble in the main theatre included singers, dancers and a small band. They put on a different show each night over 7nights which was very professionally done. Savannah, a soprano, had a beautiful voice.

The shows reflected the music of the mean age of the passengers ie. 70ish.

Other singers & musicians performed in various bars throughout the day and were of a high standard.

The enrichment lectures were interesting but poorly presented.

There were lots of quizzes and games to play throught the day.

The ship was kept scrupulously clean at all times.

Disembarkation was as efficient as embarkation.

As always there were whingers on board who complained about the food & service (well, everything really. Someone told me the cauliflower wasn't crispy enough !) but CMV are not a luxury cruise line and we believe they offer excellent value for money
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Our cabin was on Deck 9. It was very well fitted out, comfortable, quiet, and kept scrupulously clean by the stewards

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