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We chose this cruise, as it was part of an Imagine Cruising package. The land content, Indian Tour, was most enjoyable. Once we boarded the Costa Victoria, things went spiralling downhill at a quick rate of knots. The room was very ... Read More
We chose this cruise, as it was part of an Imagine Cruising package. The land content, Indian Tour, was most enjoyable. Once we boarded the Costa Victoria, things went spiralling downhill at a quick rate of knots. The room was very ordinary, discoloured and paper thin towels, NO TOILETRIES, and the double bed was similar to sleeping on the floor. We boarded later in the afternoon, so we went to our cabin, (which, I might add, cost a further AUD$2,000.00 for a porthole), and unloaded our belongings. We then proceeded to the bar area at the rear of the ship to enjoy a few drinks. This as where the "fun" began. The barman explained to us that our pre-paid beverage package was the most limited restrictive beverage package that we have ever experienced!! The beer ration was limited to One plastic cup of draft Heinekin, or, a small bottled beer I've never heard of. I proceeded to have three of these bottled beers, and on my forth visit, was informed by a different bartender, that in actual fact, I had to pay for the bottled beer, which the previous attendant told me, were included. So, after much anxious arguments later, I was informed that it was my lucky day, as the original attendant returned very apologetic. So, here we are, back to ONE BEER, being the Heinekin, in a plastic cup!! Our package was advertised as a SELECTION of beers. NOOO, only one draft in a plastic cup!! My wife likes to enjoy a wine, which was very similar to vinegar. We were shown a list of drinks that was on the bar. This list consisted of blue dots, (for our package), and was extremely limited in selection. I then visited the main service desk on level five, to enquire as to the limited beverage package, and also, to ask to have the gratuities taken off our room account, which I, and most people I know, do the same. We Australians give tips whenever we receive good courteous service. I was told that the 10 EUROS, per day, per head, per cabin, was indeed mandatory. I informed the service officer that this was the only Cruise Line that does not allow the passenger to opt out of gratuities. He then went onto informing me, quite rudely, that my information was not true. I might add, that we have been on many Cruise Lines around the world, and have not experienced mandatory gratuities. The bistro doesn't open until 7.00pm!!! The meals that were served up, were nothing short of slop, sitting on a bed of white rice. No carvery, The bar service was non-existent. There were three attendants standing near our table, and when I asked for some beverage service, he told me that he only cleans tables, and NONE of them serve drinks to tables!! Unheard of on any other ship we have been on. So, I had to leave my very ordinary meal, and walk to a tiny makeshift bar to order drinks. We enjoy a nice Shiraz, or Merlot with our evening meal, and the wine that we were permitted on our package was unpalatable. Disgusting, even coupled with the extremely ordinary food. After the terrible dinner, we always take bottled water to our room, so I went to the bar, and asked for two small bottles of water. After the barman checked our wonderful beverage package, he informed me that we were NOT ENTITLED TO A SMALL BOTTLE OF WATER!! So, we asked for two plastic cups, and filled these with water, which mostly had spillied by the time we walked back to our room. Also, there was no water supplied in our room. That was the final straw for both of us, and as the ship was in dock for two days, we booked our flights back to Australia on Singapore Airlines, and were leaving the ship at 6.30 pm the next day, as the ship was leaving at 9.00 pm. The cruise was for 14 days, and we were extremely glad that we did not stay on it. As we had all day, the next day, to fill in, we disembarked , and were going to take in the sights of Mumbai, but as we were about to get off, the security woman scanned our cards, and ordered us to stand aside, much to our embarrassment. We couldn't work out why, because of her limited grasp of English, but we did hear the word "money' mentioned. We were ordered back to the service desk and told to pay the 20 EURO "service fee", before they would let us off. Our bags were all still in our room. That afternoon I went to the bar to order my wife a cup of coffee, (which, surprise,surprise, was within our beverage package), and the barman told me that I would have to pay for the coffee, as the service desk had cancelled our cards!! Never have we been so glad to get off any ship in our lives. The whole enterprise cost us around AUD$6,000.00. So, any of you who are thinking of a cruise with Costa Cruiselines, you have our sympathy. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
One reason I choose to Cruise was to have fun and try out new experiences, how is it like to be in a titanic a 5 star moving hotel. The first time you enter the ship the ship smells 5 star and looks 5 star all the way, the decorations ... Read More
One reason I choose to Cruise was to have fun and try out new experiences, how is it like to be in a titanic a 5 star moving hotel. The first time you enter the ship the ship smells 5 star and looks 5 star all the way, the decorations inside are amazing you even forget That you are inside a ship. The embarkation que is horrible, you can't wait for a while before entering the ship, and didn't like the fact that they only open few service desk during embarkation. The stuff members are super great and friendly especially the man responsible for our deck 8, even when most of them didn't know how to communicate in English but they tried. MSC is one hygienic cruise hotel I ever seen, every corner you turn there is sanitation thats what I loved. The food is super Healthy and they don't compromise on taste, everything I ate I could taste that it's quality food. The dinning areas I loved them because you get the opportunity to dress up and be fine and finned, only problem is you have to buy soft drinks all the time, I don't mind them selling alcohols wish they could have gave us maybe complimentary soft drink for every fine dinning meal or 5 drinks per Cruz then the rest you purchase. I loved Eric the voice from above the program director all his shows were fun and entertaining. The parties organized by stuff were super great problem they only last for an hour. Deck 13 buffet area was home to most cruises and would like to give blow to the stuff there at deck 13 because they are forever working, especially the pizza guy 24 hours pizza. Our cabin was in front so every wave the ship cut through we felt it, and you couldnt stand straight which resulted in sea sickness, so would advice you to book balcony center cabin. The excursions on the island were expensive hence did not do them. I hated the fact that we did not go to Pomene Island and they could not take us to a different island like Maputo instead of Portuguese Island which had nothing to see the second day and the waters were unclean to swim at them. Pomene has been giving them a problem why don't they start looking for an alternative to island or take it out on your markets because when I booked I saw two island and wanted to visit two not one island. The disembarking program failed them a bit, stuff was not properly assigned to guide people were they should go,whuch made things to go slower. The photo package is expensive and it would be nice if the price could go down or be included as our take home package because we got nothing as complementary everything you have to buy. Despite all the negatives would still go and advice people to go is an experience you don't want to miss. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Our cruise date was looming and we were going ready with trepidation, due to our last cruise with MSC being spoilt by both the illness of my wife and the rather bad service from the crew. Our cruise date came round the taxi collected us ... Read More
Our cruise date was looming and we were going ready with trepidation, due to our last cruise with MSC being spoilt by both the illness of my wife and the rather bad service from the crew. Our cruise date came round the taxi collected us and down to the harbour we went, MSC ground staff took our luggage straight from the taxi and whisked us to the wheelchair assist station and what a difference we were on board and seated by the pool within twenty minutes, compared with the one and half hours on our last trip. Holiday started no problems for the duration of the cruise apart from trying to get a room-service menu for breakfast, we asked at least four times on the first day (Monday) and it arrived late on Tuesday evening ready for breakfast on Wednesday that said and off my chest we had a really fantastic time from start to finish. Talking of food every meal we had was of the highest standard and a varied menu to cater for all tastes. Disembarkment went as smooth as embarkation and we had to wait for our taxi to arrive which we booked late due to the epic four hour adventure of our earlier cruise where they had to reopen customs and immigration to get us back on sovereign soil. Bottom line we have booked our next years cruise and are looking forward to being on board again. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
So this was my very first cruise. We were booked in a balcony cabin. The whole experience was out of this world, from being welcome by the oh-so-friendly crew member at the entrance, to walking up gold trimmed staircases, to walking past ... Read More
So this was my very first cruise. We were booked in a balcony cabin. The whole experience was out of this world, from being welcome by the oh-so-friendly crew member at the entrance, to walking up gold trimmed staircases, to walking past very elegant dim-lit lounges with elegant seats, to the buffet at Deck 13 where food is served from the morning until midnight. Here you have dining options, you can either opt to eat at the classy restaurant where you are treated to a 3 course meal by the very friendly, professional waiters, or visit Deck 13 for a buffet style treat. They kept us well entertained throughout the duration of the cruise, we had karaoke evening, themed party, teambuildings, bingo, quizz, etc. You get to party all night long if the night club is your scene. Their choice of songs caters for different tastes, and the songs are current which i found very interesting. Not forgetting one of my personal highlights, the trip to Portuguese Island. Where you get to lounge in white seats while enjoying freshly made fish and other grills or snacking on some fruits while sipping on cocktails. I got a bit jealous when I saw some people who had brought their children with, there's loads of entertainment for kids. I'll sure bring my own kids on my next cruise. It was 5 star treatment all weekend, i would recommend it to anyone. I absolutely loved it. Thanks you MSC. Shout out to my waiters, Partana and Faizal at the L Oleandro restaurant. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Cons: Overall, our room was clean but outdated. Spent nearly $850/person to sleep in a windowless room. WiFi was horribly expensive and slow (couldn’t even upload photos on instagram). Our TV was constantly flickering in and out. We ... Read More
Cons: Overall, our room was clean but outdated. Spent nearly $850/person to sleep in a windowless room. WiFi was horribly expensive and slow (couldn’t even upload photos on instagram). Our TV was constantly flickering in and out. We were hassled to buy drink packages. Once bought, we could hardly get any service. And also not many options on the lower priced drink package (almost $400 for the lowest option). Also there is hardly anything to do on the ship during sea days. Pros: The food was okay and the crew was very friendly. Musicals were good. Lots of Talented entertainment. Showers were surprisingly larger than expected. The excursion we took was awesome. Decent amount of storage in room. This is not a bad cruise ship, but so not worth the money we paid. After talking to other people and their experiences, our next cruise will probably be with Royal Caribbean. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
I will not suggest to my worst enemy to go on the MSC MUSICA AGAIN the cruise was over booked since we got on the ship we did not have anyplace to sit , never mind the package that i took they said there will be a welcoming letter from ... Read More
I will not suggest to my worst enemy to go on the MSC MUSICA AGAIN the cruise was over booked since we got on the ship we did not have anyplace to sit , never mind the package that i took they said there will be a welcoming letter from the Captain - just a note from management i wanted to take all my grand children next year but i will rather stay at home some of the people on the cruise stayed in there cabin due to the overcrowding if you wanted to get a drink at the bar it took you half to and hour, i can be glad that idid not take any children, the super sokkie we paid was a waste of money we could notsee any of the artist and i had to sit on a lamp pole, we could not even see the activities on the cruise we had to stand 95% of our time the only time we could sit was at dinner or lunch This cruise was for my husband birthday and he hated every minute of it the photos costed a lot of many sure all the photos they destroy could have been givenat a special price on the last day of the cruice Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
MSC Musica was highly recommended, but did not meet the standard. Cabin was dirty, food mediocre and the stuff not really friendly. The only thing that was good was the theater. The shows where brilliant. Otherwise overall it was a ... Read More
MSC Musica was highly recommended, but did not meet the standard. Cabin was dirty, food mediocre and the stuff not really friendly. The only thing that was good was the theater. The shows where brilliant. Otherwise overall it was a waste of money. I am bitter. I paid R12 600.00 but what I got was not worth that at all. I tried to upgrade but the room but the receptionist said that was not possible. I complained about the dirt but nothing was done. I had a balcony cabin but the balcony was dirty for the duration of my our stay. The last guest was a smoker and left a glass with cigarette stubs by the balcony and that glass was there for the duration of the stay. I got tickets for my brother and his wife as a wedding gift and they had a love time, so I was expecting the same only to get the horrendous sevice I got. I am vegan and there was no food. I tried to customize the vegetarian food but there was very limited options. This was a terrible cruise. I will never recommend it to my friends and family. The service is just not consistent. My brother got a great service and I got a bad service for more or less the same price. I am very disappointed and I feel cheated. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Sailed with 15 ladies. My first experience, definitely not my last. I enjoyed every moment . I had plenty fun and also my quiet moments , whereby I just sat down and watch the chefs and waiters doing their appointed tasks , ... Read More
Sailed with 15 ladies. My first experience, definitely not my last. I enjoyed every moment . I had plenty fun and also my quiet moments , whereby I just sat down and watch the chefs and waiters doing their appointed tasks , amazing -making all those dozens' of pizzas, salads , food , everything so detailed and seeing them doing it with such joy , made me appreciate life, food and my own job. Restaurants are amazing , food is of excellent good quality . I find the food (including , veggies , fruit and salads )to be very healthy, and tasty. the children clubs were also amazing, ( my grandson will definitely join me on the next cruise!)The youth entertainment was amazing, fun, energetic, I just had a ball joining in. The cruise rekindled that youthful, energetic, grateful feeling in myself . I also enjoyed the island visits, On the island-POMENE- my heart went out to the kids begging for food whist we had plenty to eat ( IT WAS A HUGE CHALLENGE ) Thanks to this cruise , I overcame my fear of sailing Much appreciated Will be back soon! God bless Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
The Good The staff are amazing and helpful especial out waiter at table 6088 The staterooms are clean and have what you need for a two day cruise Food when you could get the buffet was very good The Bad The queuing to ... Read More
The Good The staff are amazing and helpful especial out waiter at table 6088 The staterooms are clean and have what you need for a two day cruise Food when you could get the buffet was very good The Bad The queuing to get on the boat ,this was so bad it took over two hours to get through this process , no attention was given to families with children or the elderly who had to stand in the heat without water or a place to sit, the queuing to get to the buffet and then find a table to eat your food on hectic , queuing to get drinks , queuing to get ice cream ,we dd lots and lots of queuing The security drill which I am sure is very important was not organised at all ,Im still not sure what that was all about , I mean with technology today I would thing their was a much easier way to handle this. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
This was my 3rd cruise (Sinfonia, Opera and Musica), but each one had its own unique experience. It was a last minute decision which was worth it as we had a great and enjoyable time on board together with family and friends. The ... Read More
This was my 3rd cruise (Sinfonia, Opera and Musica), but each one had its own unique experience. It was a last minute decision which was worth it as we had a great and enjoyable time on board together with family and friends. The embarking and disembarking was much better organised than the previous times. Crafts and demos was exciting and the shows were spectacular. had a relaxing time in the sauna, steam room and indoor Jacuzzis. Balcony room was spacious with a lounge area although not much time was spent in the cabin. Meals were good, but unfortunately lots of wastage by the patrons. The 24 hr pizza service, pizzas were not filled well hence wastage of 1/4 of the each slice ! 24 hr teas and coffees, unfortunately water was warm throughout except at breakfast. The trips to and from Pomene Island went very smooth but due to the immense heat, not much time was spent on the Island. Had a great time at the casino and bingo game. Looking forward to the cruise again early next year. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
This was our 3rd time with msc and have never been impressed with them, but chose this cruise for the itinerary It is a very nice ship but the organisation is abismal, lack of communication, public areas not very clean, toilets often ... Read More
This was our 3rd time with msc and have never been impressed with them, but chose this cruise for the itinerary It is a very nice ship but the organisation is abismal, lack of communication, public areas not very clean, toilets often dirty and no toilet paper.Poor choice of food, small portions and overall not very good. If you are using the public toilets make sure you there is toilet paper in there! ! The cabin was small but OK, the cabin steward was excellent, nothing was too much trouble, he was very polite. He kept the cabin spotlessly clean. Embarkation was chaotic and that is putting it mildly.Queues in the reception .We area were always long and slow moving. We were very lucky to have an excellent waiter in the the restaurant but not everyone was so lucky.There is an obvious lack of training in the staff. If all staff were adequately trained it would make a big difference. Definitely will not go by Msc again. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
I left Durban port on the 19th December 2018 and the staff were excellent on embarking the ship. The embarkation and disembarkation was a breeze with MSC staff and crew assisting you all the way. I had a wonderful experience as it was my ... Read More
I left Durban port on the 19th December 2018 and the staff were excellent on embarking the ship. The embarkation and disembarkation was a breeze with MSC staff and crew assisting you all the way. I had a wonderful experience as it was my first trip and cannot wait to cruise with MSC again. The dining was terrific with a variety of different things to choose from , the dining staff were great and on "ball" for everything. I really enjoyed my shore excursion to the Portuguese Island as it was my first time on a boat. MSC is a must for everybody. The ships interior was one of a kind with amazing lighting and entertainment. The theatre was beautiful and I really enjoyed the shows. The entertainment staff really made my trip enjoyable with the games where everybody partook. The rooms service was excellent with just a phone call away I could get food delivered straight to my door. My room was outstanding even better than when I saw pictures of it on the internet. Every time I stepped out and back to my room was I was spotless. Now that's an amazing trip. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Traveling is my forte, and a cruise was on my bucket list for 2018 with my family. Our first family holiday! Which we enjoyed thoroughly. Excellent service all round, great food, entertainment and activities. Embarkation and ... Read More
Traveling is my forte, and a cruise was on my bucket list for 2018 with my family. Our first family holiday! Which we enjoyed thoroughly. Excellent service all round, great food, entertainment and activities. Embarkation and disembarkation was good. Dining was fantastic, service of the waiters and waitresses were excellent. Very friendly and always obliging. My son enjoyed the excursion as his goal is to work on a cruise liner someday. We absolutely loved the island, a day well spent!! Not forgetting the boat ride to the island! It was amazing with the cool breeze and water splashing on us, enjoyed it so much! The people on the island were so friendly, the markets sold beautiful souveniers and clothing. I will definitely cruise again, it's on my bucket list for 2019!!! This time i will pack much lighter as i was'nt aware that it was so cool and casual, and nobody really notices what you wear. Everyone has so much fun!!! Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Trying to find the perfect gift is always daunting, luckily i decided to gift my husband a cruise with the Msc Musica, Upon Arrival at the harbour, There was a que to get into check in and to leave your luggage, each step was even more ... Read More
Trying to find the perfect gift is always daunting, luckily i decided to gift my husband a cruise with the Msc Musica, Upon Arrival at the harbour, There was a que to get into check in and to leave your luggage, each step was even more exciting as its just one step closer to boarding, When we reached check in and all was in order my two kids, husband and i literally ran to the boarding area, We stopped quickly at the refreshments area to grab a drink and off we were ( this was so though full after waiting in the ques, a thirst quench was just what we needed) The music and the friendly staff outside just set the mood, Finally we arrived inside the ship, our passports was taken and immediately we were sent upstairs to get a wrisk band for my 7 year old, so basically this as to be worn by the child throughout the cruise, as it makes it easy to locate which cabin the child is,incase they get lost. As we explored we bought our drinks package and went on the 13th deck for our buffet lunch, this was my favourite spot throughout the cruise haha hence the weight gain, everything was perfectly set up, different types of food, bread rolls, salads, dessert, tea coffee and water is always served. We sat at a table and indulged in our scrumptious lunch btw the buffet is open 20 hours, breakfast lunch and supper, And the pizzas is thee best tasting pizzas ever, Everything is always in order as soon as u done eating theres always someone to clear up ur table. Making it easier for the next person to come in, After eating we went to our cabin to change up and went on deck to do the drill, Finally we set sail, the experience of just leaving was absolutely amazing. Everyone was filled with excitement. We had abit of a confusion with our cabin and illena from reception was the absolutely best, so friendly and she even sent up a bottle of champagne and some yummy snacks for my husband on his birthday. Theres so much to do on the ship but we mainly hung out on the deck as the kids wanted to be in the pool, there is a kiddies and teens club aswell, my 7 year old loved it and still talks about his teachers, they provide activities the entire day for the kids and believe me its so safe. They even take the kids for dinner and it's so exciting for the kiddies, Again the level of quality and security is absolutely amazing these ladies and gents are so patient and caring with the kids, Everything is always in a order, at 8pm every night we were allocated a restaurant which we could dine in, the food is absolutely amazing and our waiter was so friendly and welcoming, the manager if this restaurant was extremely rude and to be honest he was the only bad experience throughout our cruise, The shopping is a must, my husband bought me the most beautiful jewellery and the 4.5 liter drinks is absolutely well worth it, Island day: Day of island was amazing such beautiful experience, u have to get a ticket on board which will tell u what boat number u are, u go to the 4th floor and a boat awaits u, nothing to be scared about again everything is always in order and safe, when we arrived at the island the blue waters and music and views was just breathtaking. There's alot of locals selling stuff so carry some cash, it was extremely hot so we went straight to the buffet, freshly caught grilled fish and the delicious water melons and mangoes was my favourite, A dj and also a live band makes u feel so blessed just to experience this.We spent the day in the water and then finally decided to leave early as we didn't want to wait long with the kids, The boats started loading up and we finally entered the ship again, As we entered there was a gentleman handing us an ice face clothe again very well thought of as coming out from the heat, this ice cloth was a bit of heaven for us, Back to sail and after refreshing up we went on board for some activities. What amazed me was everything was always in order, the staff are all very hard working, A few are abit rude but majority are so welcoming, oh please be careful when buying drinks on the deck, if u not using ur drinks package, we paid 45 dollars for two jack Daniels and two cans of coke, yet at the bar across is was 5 dollars. So always ask the price before you purchase. The theater the night before we left was absolutely amazing we got to see the captain break some moves, so friendly so creative and overall it was definitely the best experience ooooh i forgot to mention i felt sea sick for two nights so make sure u take something and they also provide some tabs at the reception area. Would i recommended this cruise? I will be off my head not too, A lifetime experience, My Kids are still talking about it and my husband says he doesn't no how to top this for my birthday hahahah. Overall I'll be back again Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
The Service in the restaurant on deck 5 was impeccable. Thank you for always serving us with a smile Edi Arsana, you have been amazing with your special attention to detail with regards to our dietary requirements & request. Thank ... Read More
The Service in the restaurant on deck 5 was impeccable. Thank you for always serving us with a smile Edi Arsana, you have been amazing with your special attention to detail with regards to our dietary requirements & request. Thank you for making us feel welcome & at home. From The Four Girls (9013 & 9015) We will miss you Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
We had an amazing time during our stay on Costa Victoria mainly because of the nice friendly and helpful staff. We travelled with our 7 year old son who was treated like a Prince by all staff on the ship but mainly the animation team and ... Read More
We had an amazing time during our stay on Costa Victoria mainly because of the nice friendly and helpful staff. We travelled with our 7 year old son who was treated like a Prince by all staff on the ship but mainly the animation team and kids club. Ferdy and Sara were exceptionally good with him, most of the staff is Italian nd most of the guests were French spraking but they all made my son included and welcomed. I was happy my son made so many friends even though he can only speak Polish and English, the language is not a barrier he loved his time in the kids club. The animation team work so hard, special thanks to Ralph who was the kindest person on the ship, Francesco the sports instructor and crazy Marco. The staff at the restaurant were incredible as well and made up for the bad food at times. Donna the waitress is so lovely and helpful always smiling. The exurcions are terribly expensive, it's much cheaper to get something on the land. WE MET SO MANY nice people on the ship and on the land and visited hidden gems and that's what we are grateful for. The food, drinks packages and service charges are things we want to quickly forget about ;) Thank you to the staff of Costa Vicortia who made our journey so special Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Heard about cruise from a friend so therefor we joined them on the next cruise which was on the 02/04/2018 to 06/04/2018. Most staff was very friendly, all meals were out of this world. Watching how the children enjoyed themselves on ... Read More
Heard about cruise from a friend so therefor we joined them on the next cruise which was on the 02/04/2018 to 06/04/2018. Most staff was very friendly, all meals were out of this world. Watching how the children enjoyed themselves on Deck 11 was amazing and parents just relaxing. How people make new friends like we did and we chat nearly every week. We loved the islands words cannot explain... glad got onto the island early to really enjoy the day and what the island had to offer to each and every one of us. Was heart touching when we could help out by buying things on the island to help the locals. The locals were also so friendly and how they speak English so well. The experience we had on our trip was amazing words cannot describe. I would love to take my children on the MSC Muscia before they leave for England in 2020. This would really make my heart happy and we could really make special memories for ever. Thank you to the Captain and all staff that made our cruise so special.... Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Check In Process is extremely slow my child was so excited to get on cruise but he was very tired by the time to Board on cruise, but my overall cruise first experience is excellent My Family & Friends Family along with us enjoy a lot, ... Read More
Check In Process is extremely slow my child was so excited to get on cruise but he was very tired by the time to Board on cruise, but my overall cruise first experience is excellent My Family & Friends Family along with us enjoy a lot, as my first experience on cruise their is a lot of thing to see on cruise & I really enjoyed well specially My child was very excited to see & experience all the activities., we like to be at deck 11 & deck 12 open area activities, theaters shows are really very well performed, cabin clean ness was excellent & staff for cleaning department are very trustful & helpful. My Family really want to appreciate the biggest & greatest support & Big Thank you to Restaurant Head of Waiters Mr. Venseant , Chef of Restaurant Me. Shanal & Dinning Serving Lady Miss Anita for Second Seating Arrangement of Table Number 573 & Table 575 at Deck No.5 Located Reasoning for that their excellent Hospitality, their concern to our food satisfaction & real heart for the us didn't make us feel that we are guest but part of family & very close friend, as we are vegetarian complete they provide everything & look after for my family & friend family as well. Please say all 3 Mentioned Staff Real thank you from Mr. Neel Doctor from bottom of my heart. please provide me Mr.Venseant & Me. Shanal Contact Number if possible. Awesome Trip & Awesome experience for the cruise Regards to whole MSC Cruise If I get good promo deal value for money I will visit again for sure. Neel Doctor Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
A relaxing break away. A holiday all in one. A definite value for money. No traffic and no network. mentally and physically shutdown. 24hrs service the staff so friendly and available anytime needed. hats off to the chefs for feeding us ... Read More
A relaxing break away. A holiday all in one. A definite value for money. No traffic and no network. mentally and physically shutdown. 24hrs service the staff so friendly and available anytime needed. hats off to the chefs for feeding us all day long well done the food was great. The staff made one forget about feeling the ship sailing activities around the clock. Was a bit nervous about getting sea sick but captain made sure our trip was a smooth sailing... I was in one piece till I returned home. sad we didn't make it to Pomene but had a ball and experience on board and at Portuguese Islands for two days. my parents had a ball and it allowed for alone time and together time. my friends and kids had such fun. The shows were great. We thank the staff, crew and captain for the safe journey and great time on board. Till we meet again. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
This was a long awaited family vacation. The experience was different to other types of holidays but overall good. Cleanliness: • Ship’s interior and exterior were extremely clean • Any mess was almost immediately cleaned ... Read More
This was a long awaited family vacation. The experience was different to other types of holidays but overall good. Cleanliness: • Ship’s interior and exterior were extremely clean • Any mess was almost immediately cleaned up, be it on deck, around your cabin or anywhere in fact. Food: • The food for us all was rather average. • The restaurant food was a bit disappointing as we felt it lacked flavour • Being an Italian cruise liner, the best served dinner was on the Italian themed evening. • The buffet was decent, with the full cheese pizza being so yummy. • The chips on the other hand – one of the best I have ever had…always fresh and perfectly textured. • The virgin strawberry daiquiri from the Manhattan lounge is now my favourite drink. Even my husband enjoyed a few of these pink drinks as they were so refreshingly good. • We had docked for 2 days on the Portuguese Island and the braaid chicken and fish served was scrumptious. We were definitely stuffed after this buffet lunch. • We had purchased drinks packages, so this was definitely better and cheaper than raking up the cabin bill. • The ice cream on deck was value for money – two persons can share one double scoop, hence saving a coupon Cabins: • The room sizes are decent • Very smartly designed when more than 2 persons are sharing a room. • The bathroom sink and toilet are adequately sized, the shower, however is extremely tiny! I’m quite a small person and had to turn myself a lot to get a decent shower. • The temp was self setting so getting hot water at any time of the day was never an issue. • Suggestion – if you have older persons travelling with you, save up for a “window opening cabin” – after a few hours, you feel quite claustrophobic in there. • Air cons operated optimally, but there is always a need for fresh air, which we got enough of on deck Motion Sickness: • I personally suffer with this and don’t take any meds until I have to • I had to on day 1, the queasiness was a bit overwhelming. • We all felt unwell and we simply took our meds and slept it off. • The following days, a single dosage of meds was taken with breakfast and it lasted till the next day – non drowsy, non queasy. Entertainment: • So many activities to partake in. • The evening shows were nice and was something to look forward to each day. • I unfortunately missed the last night and my mother said it was the best show of the entire week, full of excitement and smiles. • One evening, we went looking for the night club on deck 12 and were surprised to see that it was aimed at 14-17 year olds. • Nevertheless, they were thoroughly enjoying the Mr and Miss Sinfonia 2018 contest and I must admit, it was fun to watch. • There are many types of activities to enjoy as per your personal preference. Crew: • If ever I have been in the company of friendly people who work so hard to ensure you have the best holiday, it was on this cruise. • Special shout out to Azdar (Indonesia) from the Il Galeone, Seville James (Cape Town) the resident photographer and the lovely lady from India at the front desk (whose name I cannot recall ) • Azdar went out of his way to ensure that my parents who are very fussy eaters, enjoyed their dinner evenings. Even took special requests and never complained when we changed our minds a few times! • He engaged with us like family and was a delight to be served by him every night. • Seville, who literally runs up and down ship day in and day out was a breath of fresh air. He is extremely sociable and works tirelessly to snap the most amazing and stunning pictures. • As pricey as the photos are – the way in which Seville captures a person’s beauty – you cannot say no to them and will purchase a few. • To the very helpful lady at front desk who helped me out twice to locate my “missing” parents, thank you! • Everyone works so hard and if a passenger just takes a minute to step back and look at what is being done around you and for you only – its priceless. • To everyone that ensures everything works like clockwork – thank you for making the cruises such a well planned and carried out holiday. Personal experience: • My sister became extremely ill on the day of disembarkation and all staff were beyond helpful. • We unfortunately couldn’t stabilise her and we had opted to seek medical attention in our home town rather than stay on the cruise. • The staff again, assisted us all and ensured we had safe and easy passage to the passenger terminal. The cruise is value for money and would highly recommend this to families on a tight budget. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
We decided to go on a cruise for our honeymoon and it was the best decision ever it was the most magical experience i have ever had with fantastic service and great entertainment Everyone on the ship were extremly friendly and ... Read More
We decided to go on a cruise for our honeymoon and it was the best decision ever it was the most magical experience i have ever had with fantastic service and great entertainment Everyone on the ship were extremly friendly and helpful ,and the cleaning staff were outstanding. i was amazing by how well the security checks were all done when it came to leaving the boat to go to the island as well as on the return. The food was incredable as there were so many choices to chose from . My only suggestion would be to have real fruit juice at breakfast instead of cordial juices. We would have loved to have had a chance in the jacuzzi, but it was constasntly filled with kids. We did however manage to swim in the pool which was lovely. Overall we had a fastic time on the MSC Sinfonia and would love to be back soon Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
I wanted to go to Durban so I chose This Cruise. Embarkation en disembarkation was fast and easy. real nice and friendly people helping you. the ship is beautiful and had lost of fun activities. Dining was always good and the food was ... Read More
I wanted to go to Durban so I chose This Cruise. Embarkation en disembarkation was fast and easy. real nice and friendly people helping you. the ship is beautiful and had lost of fun activities. Dining was always good and the food was great. you should just be aware of getting see sick/ so do your preparations. Portuguese Islands was fun. we could not get of the second island. service was good. anyone on the ship you ask for something. they will surely be able to assist you. the swimming pool deck was very nice. but if I can advise. It is very hot in that area. it would be nice is MSC can put up total shading at the swimming pool. the lady looking after the 3-0 baby was great. but the times was not so good. when there was night activities they where closed. I would surely go again Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
I'm 31 yrs of age and I took my 59yr old mummy on a cruise for the first time.She turned 59 yrs on board. What a surprise birthday she had.She didn't know,I kept it as a surprise. I knew she was going to enjoy herself for this ... Read More
I'm 31 yrs of age and I took my 59yr old mummy on a cruise for the first time.She turned 59 yrs on board. What a surprise birthday she had.She didn't know,I kept it as a surprise. I knew she was going to enjoy herself for this was my second cruise.She still can't close her mouth.Her highlight was the food and the hospitality.The best treatment ever. The stuff made it really special. I'm so glad I chose taking her on a cruise for her birthday.I'll go on a cruise anytime of the day. Anytime is cruise time. Everyone needs to go on this cruise...I can go on and on and on about this cruise.I love you guys,keep up the good job. I'm definatly taking my brothers on the next cruise which has to be very soon. and obviously my future husband has to go with me again,I mean everyone in my life have to know about this cruise,I know it's sounds funny. Experience value for money. Oh the dance ,what an entertainment. I dance my lung out.I had too much fun.The best place for socializing,good time I had wow. We also enjoyed Portugues Island,best weather ever. My mum had the best time ever.She swam literally the whole day.She was just having fun.Even when we got there,the service was still on point. I'm just all over the moon about this cruise. what a smooth embarking and disembarking on this.fast moving lines well controlled,took the best pictures in the process. Oh I must say,perfumes,bags and watches are very cheap there. I always have extra cash to spoil myself with. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
For a vacation. We were very disappointed with this cruise, we have saved for a year to go on this cruise, and did not even get to go on the Island. My personal opinion, and that of many of the passengers on the same cruise that we were ... Read More
For a vacation. We were very disappointed with this cruise, we have saved for a year to go on this cruise, and did not even get to go on the Island. My personal opinion, and that of many of the passengers on the same cruise that we were on, feel that we should at least be compensated in some way or the other. The food is actually very average, and the drinks are very expensive. The staff were quite friendly though. I will not recommend anybody to go on a cruise, and spend that lot of money, without any guarantees, that they would go on the island. MSC saved a lot of money, by not taking the passengers on the island, so it is only fare that MSC compensate the passengers. i will not even think about booking another trip, as i feel it is a totally waste of money. Totally disappointed. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Always wanted to be in a Cruise Ship but the Malaisian and Indonesian Waiters made vile and some point just had to leave with it cause i had no alternative i guess, they were very rude me and actually to black patrons, i looked forawrd to ... Read More
Always wanted to be in a Cruise Ship but the Malaisian and Indonesian Waiters made vile and some point just had to leave with it cause i had no alternative i guess, they were very rude me and actually to black patrons, i looked forawrd to being in the Portuguese Island but clearely we just fed i big fat lie by the captain telling us of heavy and 1,5 m sweils, which did not happen and only happened on Sunday, Waiters definately very rude perhaps they are racist, white people where treated better that black on our shores, i was so disgusted and thought would never use MSC Cruiss again, perhaps the management to intevene about the service rendered by their staff especially waiters and waitreses, this happened mostly at the 11th Deck both Restaurants and the Bars, the indian oak at the bar saturday evening was full of attitude and only smiling to other races accept blacks, i had seen all of these since my experince and was not sitting very far from the bar oppiste the stage. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018

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