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MSC Sinfonia Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Six months is a lifetime

Review for MSC Sinfonia to the Eastern Mediterranean
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Dagenhamboy
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Nov 2019
Cabin: Interior Stateroom

We chose the Sinfonia for our November cruise as we'd had a brilliant experience on the same ship in May. Unfortunately, six months is a lifetime for this ship.

Departing from Venice, the embarkation was chaotic, unlike the earlier easy and almost seamless experience in Genoa. Not enough staff and a shoving of Italians all trying to push past made the experience one to forget.

The lifeboat drill took 45 minutes to complete, with none of us any the wiser as to what we were supposed to do. No instructions, just bored and confused staff walking around scanning people's room cards. Unprofessional and downright dangerous in the event of anything really happening. Didn't instil any of us with confidence of how a real emergency would be handled.

Cabin Review

Interior Stateroom

Clean, enough storage and a comfy bed. One film channel in English and three English language news channels on TV. Shower curtain instead of screen. Well positioned for lift and not noisy. No issues with room or steward. Creaked a bit in the choppy seas but not a problem.

Port Reviews

Venice

Amazing place. Words don't do it justice.

Split

Great place but not when it is piddling down.

Santorini

Great view from the clifftop but not if you don't like the cable car ride down after an excursion. Not much to do or see in the main town in November.

Sarande

Nothing special. The rain didn't help matters.

Dubrovnik

Stunning. One for GoT fans. Beers are a bit pricey but that's the price you pay for a great place. November means its not as crowded. I'd avoid if more than two cruise ships in port!

Ancona

OK, nothing special.

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