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Cape Town Cruise Reviews

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66 Cape Town Cruise Reviews


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soars

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Boutique Six star ! - head office needs to learn how to count stars!

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Did the immersive African Cape cruise Fe 2020. Booked it for 2 significant life anniversaries Boutique six star so didnt. Mind paying more, WHAT A LET DOWN Tired old ship with worn out carpets and ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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The BarCarres

4 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

South African Tour

We choose this cruise to see South Africa. We have sailed many times before with RCCL and Celebrity. We knew within minutes this would be our first and last Azamara cruise. This did not change as the cruise ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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COSH

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Drop in standards

We chose this cruise as it formed part of an Africa experience we wished to undertake by staying in Cape Town area both before and after the cruise. It is an ideal way for first time visitors to South Africa to get ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Trend

11 Reviews Written

22 Helpful Votes

Ship not so ship shape

Crew as always is very friendly and available but found our room stewards did not clean up to AZ standards. Our butler was excellent and followed up on the poor cleaning crew as did Philip the hotel director. ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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hilarya99

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Half a cruise

Paid half price and got half of nearly everything. We actually left on the 23/3/19 for 11 day cruise from Poole. We were attracted to the cruise because it left from Poole, was visiting the Shetland Isles and in ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Love Sea Days

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Seabourn Still Struggling with experienced staff; some real service issues

We were on board for 36 days and had some really great crew members, but serious issues with many the didn’t have a clue what they were doing and some just plain overwhelmed. Our cabin stewardess was the worst I ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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warrenhickson

3 Reviews Written

32 Helpful Votes

Nice Ship but Far From Perfect

Having cruised on larger ships (Cunard & Celebrity), we decided to try a luxury, mid-size ship and booked the Seabourn Sojourn for its 20 night cruise from Cape Town to the Maldives. On the plus side: 1) Our ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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theTaxZombie

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great cruise on a mediocre ship

The cruise was an amazing adventure - from the cities of Cape Town, Colombo & Singapore to island countries of Seychelles & Maldives, being able to see 4 of the Big 5 (elephant, African buffalo, rhino, lion & ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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elizabethcruiser

4 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

Interesting but nothing made me want to return to Cunard exclusiviely

Chose this cruise as it meant i did not have to fly home after visiting South Africa. Embarkation was very good in Capetown, Cabin seemed a bit smaller than other lines (balcony). Very impressed with all the ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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ChristianAdventurers

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Floating Retirement home

We chose this cruise because of the unique African itinerary. We have done about 20 other cruises. We are used to sailing with "older" cruisers but this was the first time we felt like we were in a retirement home. ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Saxton97

1 Review Written

Not suitable for back to back cruisers

We chose this cruise departing on 20th January as it was advertised in the UK and looked interesting visiting different places in South Africa, along with Namibia and Mozambique. Embarking was the worst we have ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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GianlucaR9

1 Review Written

Pleasant, but disappointing.

Chose the cruise to relax and have fun.The Dream Team were disappointing. None of the usual fun activities I am accustomed to. The cruise director was boring and the shows were not up to the usual standard that I ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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shiplife11

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Below the usual standard

Having cruised on MSC numerous times, both locally and internationally this cruise was way below the standard i have come to expect. Embarkation was a nightmare, as people queued outside the terminal with no ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Sviljoen

1 Review Written

Expected more

First time coming to Southern African waters - bigger ship, high expectations. Dissappointed with the overall service, maintenance of ship needs attention. Paper placed between cabin walls an ceiling. Some sort of ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Focused1

5 Reviews Written

57 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship, friendly passengers, but short on consistent service

We traveled on this cruise with another couple but also met some delightful passengers during the trip. Embarkation was quick and easy. Our suite was lovely and spacious (Explorer Suite) but not set up according to ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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travelz

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

Have been on 3 previous cruises that we loved. This time, boarding was slow, crew were morose for half the cruise until a few became friendly. Ship had been refitted, and in our opinion, whilst still great, was not ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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Peck Peters

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Cape Town to Sydney , 28 days

We made a atlantic crossing 2016 with Cunard QM2 from Hamburg to New York. It was New York fashion week theme 9 day cruise. The Programm and Food was excellent. Our cabin and restaurant was Princess Grill Category. ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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delecia

1 Review Written

Perfect Family Vacation

It was our second cruise. This time we took the whole family to share in the wonderful experience. The new cruisers enjoyed every moment, except for the day that we went through the storm and almost everyone was sea ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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amer_can

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Jury is still out..

This cruise, Symphony/ So Africa was a bucket list add on to a remarkable safari experience..As the title says the jury is still out.. Pros; beautiful ship, great staff, super spa, casino that was fun but only ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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f2s

10 Reviews Written

43 Helpful Votes

Half as good as expected.

I judge this cruise against my previous Crystal Serenity trip, a few years back. The old ship felt old despite the recent expensive makeover/dry dock. At times I thought there was an odd vibration even on deck ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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cummingsjanine

1 Review Written

An enjoyable cruise BUT ....

I chose this trip primarily for my kids as they have not been on a cruise before. It was a bit disappointing as they didn't enjoy the kids club as much as I'd hope. Whenever we popped in to the respective rooms, ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Pierreg6

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Unfortunately it is not a 5 Star cruise

By comparison with 4.5 company such as Oceania and 4 star cruise company such as Princess or Holland, we do not consider silversea as a 5 Star cruising for the following reasons; - at least 50% of the staff are ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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DevonDame

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

THE SOLO EXPERIENCE

I have cruised often as a solo traveller but this is the first cruise line, in my experience, that completely ignores the needs of those travelling alone. A welcome cocktail party, afternoon tea party or coffee ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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bljsutm

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Sinfonia is an awful ship

I was a solo traveller. This cruise was a great opportunity to explore countries I would never get the opportunity to experience. Levels 5 and 6 need to be redesigned. There is not enough room for passengers to ...
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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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