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775 Durban Cruise Reviews


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tonyfes

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Unexpectedly the last cruise of the season

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We chose this cruise because it was close to my wife's birthday. On the Sunday prior to the cruise our President announced the strict measures for gatherings and movement of people - we thought our cruise was ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Angela.Cromarty

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Money seems the prime objective of getting people to cruise

We joined the cruise with friends. Just a weekend away ... and wanted to relax and have some fun. Everything is extremely overpriced. As we were paying in the region of R2000 pppn... we do expect ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Cruisin80

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Always so much fun and luxurious

We love to cruise, we find it relaxing and love spending quality time with the family. We always enjoy the entertainment and love taking part. Its definitely easier on the 2nd cruise.. the food in the buffet it ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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OOKenobi101

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

So many problems due to one cause

• We got the impression that the ship was over capacity, as it was almost impossible to get to the food stations or even get a table at the buffets at mealtimes, due to the sheer quantity of guests. • The ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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JAXREC

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

We were able to land on Pomene Island.

As from our membership numbers, and even prior to us being members, you will see that we are frequent cruises (MSC Only) MSC cruises have in the past being our "thing"to celebrate our yearly anniversary. We ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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ndileka

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Almost great experience but A trip

I chose this cruise based on the advertisements and need for a holiday. The idea of a cruise is great and all that it promises but it seems idea has fallen through the cracks and this now has become transport to ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Fishgerbil

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Bucket List Vacation

We chose to do the last segment of a World Cruise because of its southern African Itinerary. The highlight of this journey was the pre-cruise extension, a safari to Krueger National Park in South Africa. This ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Nadsb1977

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Best time of my Life

This was my 3rd cruise with MSC and I hope there is still allot to come...Everything was excellent, cabins, food and entertainment. The staff was friendly and helpfull and we realy enjoyed the shows. Out of my view ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Bethuel

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Awesome experience

Experience of a lifetime, high level of professionalism and excellence. Planning to do it again in 2020. Food was fresh at all times, cabins and bathrooms clean and very well maintained and the level of hygiene is ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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CharlzB

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

I love cruising

I loved the 5 night cruise. The xtra day is worth it. We were on the ship Sunday at 10h00 which gave us almost a full day on board. We were fortunate to get off at both islands which was awesome. Very hot though so ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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anfieldfujia

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Poor service

As a Diamond Club Card Holder and recently invited to the Launch Party for the MSC Orchestra on the 16th November 2019 and then Booked for the First 4 night cruise, commencing on the 17th November to say I was a ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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PONTZ

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Best Time Of My Life!!

I had an awesome time indeed!! It's such a luxurious experience and it's not even expensive, it's worth every penny. From the friendly staff, to cleanliness of the rooms, passages each corner is extremely well taken ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Bonnie12

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Service

It was my first time to Pomene island and the place was good except that i did not enjoy myself due to the beach which made my body to react to the water so bad. The place is so big. The service was so good, ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Kelmari

1 Review Written

The worst cruise we have ever had!

We initially chose this particular cruise because of the lovely itinerary and for a special pre retirement holiday. We had cruised with MSC three times previously and although it was not the best quality cruise line ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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amanda.berwic

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Extremely unprofessional and disappointing

We embarked on the cruise aboard the MSC Musica from Durban to Venice in April 2019 with expectations of the ship not being up to the standard to HAL/Princess/Celebrity but were hoping for an enjoyable experience. ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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DuncanPB

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Viking are not listening to their customers!

We just returned from "Along Africa's Western Shore" where we found ourselves joining (unwittingly!!) the last 4 weeks of a World Cruise, with a major impact on our experience! I have looked at many negative ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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cruising babe

6 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Calm Seas, brilliant sunshine, Ffantastic itinerary, who could want more ?

We have recently returned from the MSC Musica repositioning cruise from Durban South Africa to Venice. We have cruised with MSC previously so are perfectly aware of some of their 'foibles'. The main reason we ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Linda Peachey

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

MSC Musica never again very dissatisfied

We chose this cruise because of the destinations and the price was reasonable. We cannot express in enough terms how disappointed we were with this ship. We purchased an Aurea pkg. which included: priority ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Amanda24b

1 Review Written

Floating sespit with Kennel cough

Room not clean - asked to be cleaned again prior to unpacking had to ask for clean pillowcases, face washers Tv not working No satellite reception once you leave a port Water not given at dinner time in ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Danny Diablo

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Worst Cruise Line EVER !!

We chose this cruise because it left from Durban, South Africa which allowed us to tick off a stay at Kruger National Park as well as a visit to Petra in Jordan. The cruise embarkation in Durban would have to ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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po14463

2 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Underwhelmed

We picked this cruise line based on reviews and reputation. We picked this cruise for the its itinerary and excursions. Viking missed the mark all too often, then when they had the opportunity to offer some ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Patow

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Slop food

Price and itinerary was the drawcard, but the cruise was just awful. Cold food with no flavour. No entertainment except for dancing and pool games. No movies or tv except if you paid for them. Treated like cattle on ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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2Dox

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Dorothy, You’re not on Seabourn Anymore

We have cruised on Seabourn for our previous 7 cruises, but we liked the Viking itinerary from Durban to London because we have dear friends that live in Durban, whom we visited a couple of days before our cruise. A ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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MichelleMichel

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Nice cruise from Durban to London April 13 to May 11, 2019

The cruise was good, restaurant, bar and housekeeping staff were exceptional, but if you had to deal with the cruise director, there was no service, just talking down to you very rudely. The shore excursions were ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Jamoulle

4 Reviews Written

50 Helpful Votes

Stressing cruise

Hello: We did not like : * The shore embarkation and disembarkation on the Zodiac : "wet shoes" * The primary school- like disciplin : prohibited to walk out of the flaged pathways, swimming prohibited, etc ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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