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"This was a first cruise and a trial cruise for us and if three days on board MSC Sinfonia is any indication what cruising is really about, we'll never do it again! We can heartily recommend the suite cabins with..."Read More
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Blackkath

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Unexpectedly the last cruise of the season

Review for MSC Orchestra to Africa

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tonyfes

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

We chose this cruise because it was close to my wife's birthday. On the Sunday prior to the cruise our President announced the strict measures for gatherings and movement of people - we thought our cruise was cancelled and tried to contact MSC for confirmation not possible. MSC eventually notified us that the cruise was going ahead. On arrival at the terminal at 10.30 a.m we found that ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Departure Port: Naples

Cabin Type: Suite

6 Helpful Votes


Money seems the prime objective of getting people to cruise

Review for MSC Orchestra to Africa

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Angela.Cromarty

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We joined the cruise with friends. Just a weekend away ... and wanted to relax and have some fun. Everything is extremely overpriced. As we were paying in the region of R2000 pppn... we do expect quality. We paid for ALL our photos and got home to find most missing .. we were shocked. They were already horrendously overpriced.. then missing loads. The staff were obviously ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Departure Port: Naples

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom

Traveled with children

4 Helpful Votes


Always so much fun and luxurious

Review for MSC Orchestra to Africa

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Cruisin80

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

We love to cruise, we find it relaxing and love spending quality time with the family. We always enjoy the entertainment and love taking part. Its definitely easier on the 2nd cruise.. the food in the buffet it delish. Love the variety.. the evening restaurant dinner is lovely too. We loved our waitress, Jes on this cruise, so friendly and caring. My son enjoy juniors club a lot more this time. ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Departure Port: Naples

Traveled with children

2 Helpful Votes


So many problems due to one cause

Review for MSC Orchestra to Africa

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OOKenobi101

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

• We got the impression that the ship was over capacity, as it was almost impossible to get to the food stations or even get a table at the buffets at mealtimes, due to the sheer quantity of guests. • The embarkation and disembarkation processes were tedious and frustrating due to the number of people that had to be checked in and the added admin overhead of filling in health questionnaires ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Departure Port: Naples

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom

5 Helpful Votes


We were able to land on Pomene Island.

Review for MSC Orchestra to Africa

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JAXREC

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

As from our membership numbers, and even prior to us being members, you will see that we are frequent cruises (MSC Only) MSC cruises have in the past being our "thing"to celebrate our yearly anniversary. We celebrated our 26th year this year. I absolutely love going on cruises, I find MSC super value for money and your facilities are normally outstanding. Our latest cruise however and ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Naples

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom

1 Helpful Vote


Almost great experience but A trip

Review for MSC Orchestra to Africa

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ndileka

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

I chose this cruise based on the advertisements and need for a holiday. The idea of a cruise is great and all that it promises but it seems idea has fallen through the cracks and this now has become transport to Mozambique Island and back to pick up another lot take it back and bring it back and no longer about making each trip an experience the passengers will never forget. Remember that in ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Naples

4 Helpful Votes


Bucket List Vacation

Review for Viking Sun to World Cruise

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Fishgerbil

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We chose to do the last segment of a World Cruise because of its southern African Itinerary. The highlight of this journey was the pre-cruise extension, a safari to Krueger National Park in South Africa. This extension was well worth the time and money. We chose to let Viking plan our air travel and we were very happy with our flights (NYC to Heathrow and then on to Johannesburg). Viking had us ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Departure Port: Naples

7 Helpful Votes


Best time of my Life

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Nadsb1977

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

This was my 3rd cruise with MSC and I hope there is still allot to come...Everything was excellent, cabins, food and entertainment. The staff was friendly and helpfull and we realy enjoyed the shows. Out of my view there is no option for improvement. The embarkation was quick and easy. Everthing was quickly available on the boat. My kids enjoyed all the daily activities on the deck and we as a ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Naples

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom

Traveled with children

Traveled with disabled person

3 Helpful Votes


Awesome experience

Review for MSC Orchestra to Africa

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Bethuel

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

Experience of a lifetime, high level of professionalism and excellence. Planning to do it again in 2020. Food was fresh at all times, cabins and bathrooms clean and very well maintained and the level of hygiene is very high. The entertainment and onboard DJ's were always on point. The island was also awesome, well maintained, safe and secure and the shore boats were just another addition to the ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Naples

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom

Traveled with children

9 Helpful Votes


I love cruising

Review for MSC Orchestra to Africa

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CharlzB

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

I loved the 5 night cruise. The xtra day is worth it. We were on the ship Sunday at 10h00 which gave us almost a full day on board. We were fortunate to get off at both islands which was awesome. Very hot though so take precaution. The pool at Pomene is great and very enjoyable. The locals at PI offer anything for sale. From Cigarettes to Loacal Rum, clothes and more. The food in buffet area ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Departure Port: Naples

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom

2 Helpful Votes


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