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Cape Town Cruise Reviews

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25 Cape Town Cruise Reviews


swimboy09 avatar

swimboy09

1 Review Written

32 Helpful Votes

$100 million upgrade and $0 spent on Officers and Captain Pinonchio

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NCL knew before the Dubai leg of this trip to Cape Town took place , that the Corona Virus would prevent us reaching any ports other than the UAE. and one of them was awful. The Captain did not communicate any ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Ubiquiti

3 Reviews Written

41 Helpful Votes

Sorry Seabourn: You Blew It

We have just finished our "Capetown to Singapore" part of the Sojourn World Cruise. BACKGROUND My wife and I used to be died-in-the-wool Seabourn fans and have Diamond (250+ days) status. We loved the ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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vanitha moonsamy

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

We and our extended family have travelled numerous occassions with the MSC and had pleasant and fun experiences, but the recent trip with MSC Musica was a disaster. We've made a few trips with the ship; ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Johnglasgow13

1 Review Written

Never ever again ! Cruise from hell !!

Well where to start with this one ! I have been on a number of cruises and decided to include one on my recent visit to South Africa, bad choice as this cruise was easily the worst I have ever been on. Too much ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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yiv34f

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

the first and last with MSC

I struggle to say something positive about my 12 day cruise. Embarkation should have warned us what to expect,3 and a half hours in a filthy smelly derelict warehouse with no water or toilets and NO MSC STAFF ...
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Sail Date January 2019


Phil S avatar

Phil S

2 Reviews Written

65 Helpful Votes

Stay Home

This was first part of back to back. Capetown to Mumbai. Seemed like good ports. On second leg no outside entertainment. All we had was stable of singers on board. Did have local dancers at one port. A cheap way to ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Sethie

1 Review Written

Bad service

This was our first cruise, the whole family went with, as well as my grandchild. The ticket info said that boarding takes place between 10.30am and 4pm. We arrived after 9am, excited to board early. When we got ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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GeraintJones

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Shabby ship.

The ship was shabby- worn out dirty carpets, grubby and dirty upholstery in the public rooms. The staff were obviously demoralised and indifferent to the passengers. The worst feature was Silver Seas arrogance in ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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twofortennis

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Cape Town to Cape Town: African Adventure? Nope...boring days at sea

We are aboard the Nautica right now on the Cape Town to Cape Town trip. I wanted to let you all know a few things so you may not be as crushed as I am feeling right now. First, the pre-cruise tour has been the ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Windsurfboy

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Chaotic disembarkation,

Choose this cruise to get from Cape Town to United Kingdom as it was at the best time. Queen Victoria was not till end of month should have waited. Astor suite was beautiful really big well furnished with a lovely ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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Windsurfboy

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

disembarkation chaos

Astor suite great, spacious and beautifully equipped lovely steward. Staff did their best. Rest of the ship could do with a lot ofTLC. Embarkation was a nightmare, the three premium suites supposedly offered ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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stephanPT

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

I was VERY disappointed!

We were on the "RSG op die Water Fees" cruise, and what a disaster it was! To start off there was no clear indication of normal and fast tract lines at the book in, after hours in a line we could not find a seat ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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altair1

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

A Case of the Emperor's New Clothes

Very poor value for money. If its expensive it must be good - Yes? Oh no this a case of the emperor's new clothes, this ship has nothing to show. Where is the luxury? Rear half of the had a very strong ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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lahakaae

1 Review Written

191 Helpful Votes

50th ANNIVERSARY DREAM TRIP A BUST

We were going to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary and my wife's birthday. Also a bucket list item to africa. We were told and read that regent was the "gold standard" for cruise lines. The cost was over the ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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helenelb

3 Reviews Written

78 Helpful Votes

Don't Bother To Spend The Money On Regent

The reason for choosing the Regent Safaris and Jewels cruise was its post-cruise trip to Cambodia. There are many other cruise lines that offer a similar trip to Africa and Asia, but the deciding factor was the ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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AnneJohn

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Very Disappointed; Worst Cruise Ever

We booked this cruise as part of a package including a pre-cruise stay in Cape Town , which we very much enjoyed, followed by a 4 night safari at Shamwari, which was amazing, and would recommend to anyone visiting ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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randm49

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Not Up to Oceania Standards

We had food not prepared correctly and some almost raw in Polo In Toscanna they even forgot our bread and we canceled our last reservations in those two venues. Service was slow in the Terrace sometimes as long ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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VanTeeseling

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Never again

We have just returned from our first cruise from Cape Town to Southampton, and to be honest this was one of the most regrettable choices that we could have made. To list all the disappointing items would be a ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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peterlm

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Never Again

Went with Oceania from Capetown to Singapore . Don't do it sounds exotic but African ports other than Capetown not worth doing . Maldives and Seychelles were good but not enough to warrant this expense and time . ...
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Sail Date January 2014


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jnrb

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Overrated!

My wife and I (age 41) and our two children ages 5 and 7 did the 4 day cruise from Cape Town/PE/Durban in December 2012 and we were all 1st time cruisers. We are South Africans. We went on the boat with an open mind ...
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Sail Date December 2012


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Dalkeygirl1962

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Lousy experience on QM2!!

Our first experience of QM2 fell so far short of expectation it was unbelievable! The ship was well worn, the food fell between cold and lacking taste despite every effort of table waiters! Entertainment was ...
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Sail Date April 2013


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Moreyo

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

What's going on with this once proud line

Cruised on this vessel Dec 6, 2017 to Dec. 21 2017 off South Africa. 3 Ports were cancelled Service was sub par Food was sub par Maintenance was sub par Attitude of staff was sorry can,t help you ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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MerleyandFreddy

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Disaster. Trading on a bygone era and name that no longer exist.

This cruise was a treat for a special occasion. All of Cunard's advertising exudes 'Luxury and Glamour'. We did not know that we had paid all that money to join the last leg of around the world cruise for a 'don't ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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zuraannagia

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

HORRIBLE, HORRIFIC, HORRENDOUS

i have been on this cruise before and had the time of my life, needless to say this time round i had told all my friends and family join, we were about 21, adults and kids. I had elderly members in my group who had ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Sarette

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Bad experience

Before we embarked MSC and Bok radio knew we would not leave the port yet they kept us hoping. Luggauge was lost no toilet paper in rooms. Our Dining times was changed without notifying us. Now you offer us $25 to ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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