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Cape Town Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

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81

Very Good

52

Average

41

Poor

24

Terrible

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24 Cape Town Family Cruises Cruise Reviews


trijamis avatar

trijamis

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Boring cruise and food. Ice cream machine was the highlight..

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Ship was top notch but passenger atmosphere was lacking. Cruise dedicated to older seniors and ship was more like a retirement village with the entertainment to suit this demographic. Definitely not suited to a ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Waynie

1 Review Written

Disappointment cruise

We are pensioner couple on our FIRST cruise ever. We were so excited before trip but the reality soon set in when we were told the ship would be 2days late docking in CTown and hence ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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riaanduplessis

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wind shortened frustrating cruise to Durban

We were expecting a relaxing leisurely cruise from CT to Durban. Due to wind the cruise was shortened by two days. In our experience not enough was done from the side of MSC to ensure the least discomfort for ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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lesp

1 Review Written

Msc Musica

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Cpdennis

1 Review Written

The cruise was delayed by two days, which spoilt the entire cruise.

The food was poor compared to previous cruises. The bar service was slow and the quality of the cocktails was inconsistent. The cabins were very comfortable and clean. The embarkation process was a circus. Having ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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ZoeduToit

1 Review Written

Over-crowded & unplanned

We chose this cruise as we had done the trip up to Mozambique from Durban twice before, and felt like a change of departure city, ship and itinerary. We felt like the ship was overcrowded, way to few seating in ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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MarthaGoosen

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Unfriendliest and Unhelpfull crew

This was my 3rd cruise with MSC. The Ship is well Maintained. Very neat and clean and well looked after. The entertainment crew were friendly and good. The barmen in the Cigar Lounge were very friendly and ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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raynopret

1 Review Written

Not worth it

This was my first cruise. It wasn’t well organised. On arrival nobody assisted us with anything. We were left to wonder the ship figuring things out for ourselves. Some things we only found out towards the end of ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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debgeoff

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

4th cruise with MSC and NEVER EVER again.

We love cruising and have done many cruises on various ships but this experience was the worst by far.We sailed up to Walvis on the 20th January. The embarkation procedure was a complete disaster- we had two small ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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chloe kitty

6 Reviews Written

31 Helpful Votes

Cunard not what it is made out to be!

We were not happy with this cruise. We have cruised dozens of times, but this was the first and last on Cunard. They cater to a group of loyal Cunard passengers, and do nothing for anyone else. The pro's: The ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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MarcMuc

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

If you ever thought about embarking on a cruise from Capetown, just forget it

We had a nice vacation planned, fly from Germany to Capetown, spend a few days there and then go on a short cruise to Durban to meet our guide there for a Safaritour. Well, the first and third part worked out well, ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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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


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mildew1951

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Below Average

Drinks were ship, ship is great and we'll maintained, staff were brilliant and very helpful. However the food was terrible and I was embarrassed for the staff who had to serve this rubbish. Currently on Rhapsody Of ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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CCoetzee

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Utterly disappointing

We booked this trip for my 40th birthday, we were so excited, the kids could not wait. We have family members who have been on cruises and they were telling us about all the choices of food and you will eat so much. ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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Stacey1943

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

AVERAGE - BAD DINING AND BAR SERVICES

This was an average rated cruise. the bedding in cabin - torn, dirty nappy's left in bin in bathroom. bar and dining staff, very rude, no manners, couldnt even crack a smile. were jsut not interested in being at ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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sunaddict82

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Most awful cruise I've ever taken

We paid for the suite so we were happy with the room size and the balcony. The room needed massively updating however and was dirty upon embarkation. The restaurant il Covo was almost faultless - food, ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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ibscott

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

How are they still in business?

We chose this cruise to visit new locations e.g The Gambia, Cape Verdi, and Tenerife. Shortly before joining the ship but after having the Yellow Fever vaccination we were told that the Gambia visit had been ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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patzimbo

3 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

Never Again on MSC

We chose this cruise due to the fact that the departure port was Cape Town, our home. The route was not port intensive as it was up the West Coast of Africa and involved a lot of sea days. Not a bad thing as it ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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cliffordw

1 Review Written

Never again MSC

It all started with at least an hour and a half standing in line to check in. On arrival at the check in desk we were given our cards but no mention about registering our credit cards for our on board account. We ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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moho1234

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Very mixed feelings

THE GOOD THINGS: A very pretty ship....lots of outside space for deck chairs and eating. Maps on every floor by the lifts to remind you where you are. We've been on a number of other cruise ships and the balcony ...
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Sail Date March 2014


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cruisingman14

1 Review Written

Cape Town to Southampton - what a disappointment!

Just returned from this repositioning cruise with MSC Opera. The service/organisation was appalling. This is our 22nd cruise and by far the worst. Here are the main gripes!: 1. Chaos at embarkation – no-one to ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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tulloch123.

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

QM2 wonderful ship but poor quality

The QM2 is a magnificent ship and looked so as we boarded in Cape Town. Embarkation was very slow and we noticed immediately there were few smiles. Once on board we spent some time trying to find our stateroom ...
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Sail Date January 2012


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christyl_oz

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Underwhelmed by QM2

Embarkation in Cape Town: Brilliant! Booking at the International Convention Centre was so easy and so fast, easily the best embarkation we have yet experienced. Our Balcony Cabin: We were right ...
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Sail Date January 2011


Jerling avatar

Jerling

1 Review Written

Embarking process at Capetown was a disaster.

It was my wife's 70th birthday present and must honestly say we were disappointed Stood in the hot sun in CT for 4 hours in gusting winds ... no water We were told to be there at 2.00pm we got to our cabin ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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