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Cape Town to the Transatlantic Romantic Cruises Cruise Reviews
Cruiser Rating
3.8
Average
16 reviews
Most helpful review
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..."Read More
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Dannylam

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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A real carefree holiday.

Review for MSC Sinfonia to Transatlantic

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Mike.deV

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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 also to meet and mix with the other passengers, which greatly contributes to the experience. MSC shipboard life is extremely well organised, the ship is well maintained and expertly ...
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Sail Date: May 2017

Departure Port: Galveston

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom


First sea trip as a passenger

Review for MSC Sinfonia to Transatlantic

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mikedf

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

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 for have had new tugs built, which also use passenger ship shower/ toilets and on these the shower curtain does not hug you as you turn. The ship was excellent, cabins I suppose, ...
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Sail Date: May 2017

Departure Port: Galveston

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom

2 Helpful Votes


Pleasant and Exciting Cruising

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Hans Human

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

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 comfortable, bathroom great except for cramped shower. It is the first time that salt spray on cabin windows was bad. I could not even take photographs as I have done in the past. Windows not ...
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Sail Date: May 2017

Departure Port: Galveston

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom


3 average weeks on a cruise

Review for MSC Sinfonia to Transatlantic

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smujkic

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

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 was not managed well. Once we were inside the hall, the process was smoother and we did not wait in line too long there with check in. Ship: Ship interior seemed old and outdated, ...
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Sail Date: May 2017

Departure Port: Galveston

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom

1 Helpful Vote


A Simply fabulous Cruise.

Review for MSC Sinfonia to Transatlantic

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normana

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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 processes were well organized and stress-free. the dining facilities and food were tops as were the entertainment programmes. The staff in all sections of the ship were great and gave ...
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Sail Date: May 2017

Departure Port: Galveston

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom

3 Helpful Votes


Great ship, wonderful itinerary - horrible food

Review for MSC Sinfonia to Transatlantic

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jayintx

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 few years back. We found the ship to be immaculately clean, well maintained and attractive. We sailed in an outside cabin (non-obstructed view) and this is where the wonderful begins! ...
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Sail Date: May 2017

Departure Port: Galveston

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom

6 Helpful Votes


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

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sancaw

2-5 Cruises

Age 80s

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 enjoyed it immensely. So when the opportunity presented it itself to once again cruise with the same company but in the opposite direction we were very quick to reserve our berths on ...
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Sail Date: May 2017

Departure Port: Galveston

2 Helpful Votes


Last West Coast Northbound cruise

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Lesmurphy

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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 buffet and dining halls has deteriorated and very repetitive. Take breakfast in the dining hall as the choices are far better than the buffet offering. The shows and presentations have also ...
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Sail Date: May 2017

Departure Port: Galveston

1 Helpful Vote


Grand Voyage - CPT to Venice May 2017

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John Wivell

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 problem of people reserving sun loungers for long periods of time but not using same, this needs to be addressed by MSC crew. The cabin was adequate but the shower was too small. ...
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Sail Date: May 2017

Departure Port: Galveston

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom

1 Helpful Vote


Great cruise, still room for improvement.

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Tony.Norton

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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 served at breakfast and lunch. Buffet in the main dining room with a full menu service is rather strang? If people want buffet, there is a whole restaurant dedicated to that style of ...
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Sail Date: May 2017

Departure Port: Galveston

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom

3 Helpful Votes


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