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Transatlantic MSC Sinfonia Transatlantic Cruise Reviews

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30 Transatlantic MSC Sinfonia Transatlantic Cruise Reviews


Hvpkhyu avatar

Hvpkhyu

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Poor service so sad to see the services on board dropped so much

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Poor customer service information we were due to start sailing from Venice on 23rd of November 2019, instead we were put on a coach travelled 2.5 hours to Trieste without prior notices Buffet restaurant not ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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josephlyn272

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A wonderful rest and magnificent stopovers!

We chose this, our first cruise for two reasons: 1. The rest and relaxation it would afford us and 2. the places we would get to see. We were not disappointed; every place had its own unique history and was a ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Boitumelo

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great cruising moments of my time.

I wanted to go over the equator by ship and the cruise line I chose was the perfect one. Plus the dates fell on my birthday .. this was awesome. The entertainment was perfect perfect. The food.. good food and for ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Nawnsdreams

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Very happy with personnel

We saw a cruise that included a return flight for an acceptable price. We wanted to visit family in Europe and celebrate an anniversary. (that was a complete misnomer!) We were cordially received by the staff ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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muriel.watson

1 Review Written

Fantastic

Cruise from South Africa with interesting destinations. The staff were very friendly and the entertainment team great. I liked the way that the whole entertainment was involved and everyone in the team played an ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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elcee1495

1 Review Written

Poorly provisioned, poor quality food, shabby public areas.

Celebration cruise my 70th and my wife's 69th birthdays. This ship was under provisioned for the entire cruise. The following were poor quality, meats, juices, salads, burgers and most of the time no bananas ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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JUKSINKENT

3 Reviews Written

A bit of everything

We did this cruise because of the itinerary and timing, having done the return trip via the W. Coast 4 times before - but never on the Sinfonia. We had been told that she was a nicer ship than the Opera, but did ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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luytlaager

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Suez and Middle East

The middle eastern ports of call appealed to us and the fact that the cruise went along the East coast of Africa. We have already done the voyage along the west coast of Africa. We also looked forward to going ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Amanda Snyders

1 Review Written

MSC SINFONIA SOUTHBOUND CRUISE - WORTH EVERY CENT!

In October 2016 my daughter and son-in-law told us about their intended cruise in October 2017 - they investigated the different options, but soon found that the southbound cruise (Venice to Durban, South Africa) ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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sdigby

1 Review Written

3.5* A good itinerary, slightly let down by lack of attention to detail.

The cruise was the culmination of our 40th wedding anniversary celebrations, and was particularly appropriate as apart from the start in Venice, and end in Durban, we had not been to any other destination on the ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Sheila Lyle

1 Review Written

MSC you need to improve

Restaurant food very mediocre - poor quality and presentation. Vegetarian option attrocious. Not good to have to sit with the same people for dinner for 23 nights. Need dine around option. Far too much ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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ROSSCOT

1 Review Written

Poor guest relations and engine failure

Main reason for taking this cruise was to visit Indian Ocean Islands Due to engine trouble after seven days at sea we had two hours of daylight on shore in Seychelles two sea days later we had four hours of daylight ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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HLvN

1 Review Written

Wonderful Restful Holiday

My husband and I were on the MSC Sinfonia in October 2013 from Genoa to Cape Town (West Coast of Africa) and decided it would be fun to go from Venice to Durban through the Suez Canal (East Coast of Africa) in ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Mike.deV

1 Review Written

A real carefree holiday.

The return trip from Cape Town is a long cruise, but allows you to settle into cruise life and really relax, as opposed to the short cruises, where its go, go, go. One gets to know the crew a little better and ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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mikedf

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First sea trip as a passenger

I am a marine engineer, worked on ships and tugs my whole life, for once I wanted to be a passenger. As I have spent my life in small cabins the size of the cabins on board did not bother me. The company that I work ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Hans Human

1 Review Written

Pleasant and Exciting Cruising

REVIEW Know Cape Town very well, studied other Cities on internet. Always loved Venice. 1. Embarkation and disembarkation very well organised and uncomplicated. 2. Cabin excellent, clean, neat and ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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smujkic

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

3 average weeks on a cruise

Embarkation: The lines were very long and the signage was minimal. It was difficult to figure out which line to line up in and what to do. Some people also just skipped the lines and did not line up properly. This ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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normana

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

A Simply fabulous Cruise.

We are retired and live in a small town (Montagu) some 180 km from Cape Town and chose the cruise for its length of 21 days as well as for the countries visited culminating in Venice. The embarkation/disembarkation ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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jayintx

5 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Great ship, wonderful itinerary - horrible food

We had spent 5 weeks in Dubai and Southern Africa and saw this 21 day itinerary from Cape Town to Venice as an attractive way to travel to Europe. The ship is older, but has been refurbished and cabins added a ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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sancaw

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Excellent food. First class service. Enjoyed visits to diifferent ports.

The main reason for myself and My husband making this wonderful cruise was that we did the reverse trip from fabulous Venice to our home city Cape Town five years previously on the marvelous MSC Opera and had ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Lesmurphy

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Last West Coast Northbound cruise

We enjoy the repositioning cruises as gives one time to settle. However compared to previous Northbound cruises this cruise had minimal stops. Looking forward to the East Coast Northbound. The food both in the ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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John Wivell

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Grand Voyage - CPT to Venice May 2017

Exceptionally good value for the cruise. The ship was well maintained with the exception of the cabin air conditioning which was contaminated and resulted in upper respiratory tract infection. There was the usual ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Tony.Norton

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great cruise, still room for improvement.

We chose this cruise for the itinerary and as a convenient way of getting to Europe. The Sinfonia is not to the same standard as the Opera which we have cruised on, on two occasions. There is too much pork ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Ricky&PL

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Relaxing, value for money cruise with average-to-good food

We were looking for a relaxing cruise that was value for money. This cruise fitted the bill rather well... but don't expect great food or "modern" entertainment and activities. The drinks vouchers were good ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Dannylam

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Food on this ship is for "survival", not for appreciation nor enjoyment

You can't argue with the price for this 21-night cruise from Cape Town to Venice, with return flights included in the price. It was a good value for money cruise. Would I go on the MSC cruises again? Most probably ...
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Sail Date May 2017


MSC Sinfonia Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins3.04.1
Dining4.03.8
Entertainment3.03.9
Public Rooms4.03.9
Fitness Recreation4.03.8
Family4.04
Enrichment1.03.7
Service4.03.9
Value For Money4.03.8
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