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Cape Town Cruise Reviews

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Cape Town

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Excellent

122

Very Good

77

Average

66

Poor

40

Terrible

25

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40 Cape Town Cruise Reviews


SusanelizabethP avatar

SusanelizabethP

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Poor service , poor food , poor staff

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My husband and I usually cruise Celebrity but chose this cruise for its itinerary and the reputation of excellent food and service . Unfortunately we were disappointed by both . The embarkation was a disaster . ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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HRJEN

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

A voyage of disasters

Background: We had booked a 14-day fly/cruise package directly through Fred Olsen leaving from Cape Town, visiting Port Elizabeth, Richard’s Bay, Mayotte, Madagascar and the Seychelles. Flights: Instead of ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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7notrump7

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Oceania does not measure up to their puffery

We chose this cruise for its itinerary, and that was great. But arriving late 6 times at ports caused problems on tours (never Oceania's fault). Oceania claims to have "the finest cuisine at sea"--NOT TRUE! There ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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trijamis

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

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

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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Tricia1

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Ship needs to be taken out of service

destination good but wouldn't recommend this as ship needs to be replaced by o old. The whole experience of this cruise was as if I had been in an old people's home. The entertainment was geared for this and so ...
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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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murma

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Failed to deliver. Beware of Africa itineraries!

We are frequent cruisers, 30 completed to date. We chose this Cape Town-Cape Town cruise because we are destination driven. What a disappointment! Because of weather issues, we did not dock at 3 ports in a 15 day ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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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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melvyndc1948

2 Reviews Written

185 Helpful Votes

Nowhere near so good as they think they are

After two cruises on Seven Seas Navigator we are convinced that Regent are not so good as they think they are, and by no means offer 6 star luxury. On the positive side, the cabins, the selection of drinks, ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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miley100

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

A Disappointing Time

We chose the Oceana Nautica because of the itenery we had never been to South Africa and it was on our bucket list,The fact it was going over Christmas and New Year and because of its claim to being the best ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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eleland

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Ship Is Way Overdue for Renovation

We chose this cruise due to its unusual itinerary, the opportunity to go on a safari, and the stop in the Seychelles, a place my wife and I had long wanted to visit. Also, having sailed on Crystal and Seaborne ...
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Sail Date February 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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travel4laz

1 Review Written

91 Helpful Votes

Find Another Line

We have been on Regent before and expected to spend our 30th Wedding Anniversary and retirement celebration seeing Africa in style. Couldn't have been more disappointed!! Missed ports due to weather we were never ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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