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6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2018
I chose this cruise because it would have been my third with MSC. I was very impressed with the two previous cruises therefore I invited family with me on this Cruise. I was very very disappointed. It was by far the least impressive and ... Read More
I chose this cruise because it would have been my third with MSC. I was very impressed with the two previous cruises therefore I invited family with me on this Cruise. I was very very disappointed. It was by far the least impressive and the itenary was misleading. It stated ONE day at sea but when we boarded we realised it was two. The days at sea the Coffee bar only opened at 18h00 and only one coffee bar was not enough for all those people. The service at the Coffee bar was also very slow as there was only one guy behind the counter doing all the coffees. The service was very friendly though. The time for excursions at Mykonos was far too short and two excursions at two different places were just too much!The family who accompanied me on the trip don’t want to do another cruise ever again. My previous experiences still gives me the benefit of the doubt therefore maybe in future I will try it again? Read Less
Sail Date: April 2018
Heard about cruise from a friend so therefor we joined them on the next cruise which was on the 02/04/2018 to 06/04/2018. Most staff was very friendly, all meals were out of this world. Watching how the children enjoyed themselves on ... Read More
Heard about cruise from a friend so therefor we joined them on the next cruise which was on the 02/04/2018 to 06/04/2018. Most staff was very friendly, all meals were out of this world. Watching how the children enjoyed themselves on Deck 11 was amazing and parents just relaxing. How people make new friends like we did and we chat nearly every week. We loved the islands words cannot explain... glad got onto the island early to really enjoy the day and what the island had to offer to each and every one of us. Was heart touching when we could help out by buying things on the island to help the locals. The locals were also so friendly and how they speak English so well. The experience we had on our trip was amazing words cannot describe. I would love to take my children on the MSC Muscia before they leave for England in 2020. This would really make my heart happy and we could really make special memories for ever. Thank you to the Captain and all staff that made our cruise so special.... Read Less
Sail Date: March 2018
Check In Process is extremely slow my child was so excited to get on cruise but he was very tired by the time to Board on cruise, but my overall cruise first experience is excellent My Family & Friends Family along with us enjoy a lot, ... Read More
Check In Process is extremely slow my child was so excited to get on cruise but he was very tired by the time to Board on cruise, but my overall cruise first experience is excellent My Family & Friends Family along with us enjoy a lot, as my first experience on cruise their is a lot of thing to see on cruise & I really enjoyed well specially My child was very excited to see & experience all the activities., we like to be at deck 11 & deck 12 open area activities, theaters shows are really very well performed, cabin clean ness was excellent & staff for cleaning department are very trustful & helpful. My Family really want to appreciate the biggest & greatest support & Big Thank you to Restaurant Head of Waiters Mr. Venseant , Chef of Restaurant Me. Shanal & Dinning Serving Lady Miss Anita for Second Seating Arrangement of Table Number 573 & Table 575 at Deck No.5 Located Reasoning for that their excellent Hospitality, their concern to our food satisfaction & real heart for the us didn't make us feel that we are guest but part of family & very close friend, as we are vegetarian complete they provide everything & look after for my family & friend family as well. Please say all 3 Mentioned Staff Real thank you from Mr. Neel Doctor from bottom of my heart. please provide me Mr.Venseant & Me. Shanal Contact Number if possible. Awesome Trip & Awesome experience for the cruise Regards to whole MSC Cruise If I get good promo deal value for money I will visit again for sure. Neel Doctor Read Less
Sail Date: March 2018
This was a long awaited family vacation. The experience was different to other types of holidays but overall good. Cleanliness: • Ship’s interior and exterior were extremely clean • Any mess was almost immediately cleaned ... Read More
This was a long awaited family vacation. The experience was different to other types of holidays but overall good. Cleanliness: • Ship’s interior and exterior were extremely clean • Any mess was almost immediately cleaned up, be it on deck, around your cabin or anywhere in fact. Food: • The food for us all was rather average. • The restaurant food was a bit disappointing as we felt it lacked flavour • Being an Italian cruise liner, the best served dinner was on the Italian themed evening. • The buffet was decent, with the full cheese pizza being so yummy. • The chips on the other hand – one of the best I have ever had…always fresh and perfectly textured. • The virgin strawberry daiquiri from the Manhattan lounge is now my favourite drink. Even my husband enjoyed a few of these pink drinks as they were so refreshingly good. • We had docked for 2 days on the Portuguese Island and the braaid chicken and fish served was scrumptious. We were definitely stuffed after this buffet lunch. • We had purchased drinks packages, so this was definitely better and cheaper than raking up the cabin bill. • The ice cream on deck was value for money – two persons can share one double scoop, hence saving a coupon Cabins: • The room sizes are decent • Very smartly designed when more than 2 persons are sharing a room. • The bathroom sink and toilet are adequately sized, the shower, however is extremely tiny! I’m quite a small person and had to turn myself a lot to get a decent shower. • The temp was self setting so getting hot water at any time of the day was never an issue. • Suggestion – if you have older persons travelling with you, save up for a “window opening cabin” – after a few hours, you feel quite claustrophobic in there. • Air cons operated optimally, but there is always a need for fresh air, which we got enough of on deck Motion Sickness: • I personally suffer with this and don’t take any meds until I have to • I had to on day 1, the queasiness was a bit overwhelming. • We all felt unwell and we simply took our meds and slept it off. • The following days, a single dosage of meds was taken with breakfast and it lasted till the next day – non drowsy, non queasy. Entertainment: • So many activities to partake in. • The evening shows were nice and was something to look forward to each day. • I unfortunately missed the last night and my mother said it was the best show of the entire week, full of excitement and smiles. • One evening, we went looking for the night club on deck 12 and were surprised to see that it was aimed at 14-17 year olds. • Nevertheless, they were thoroughly enjoying the Mr and Miss Sinfonia 2018 contest and I must admit, it was fun to watch. • There are many types of activities to enjoy as per your personal preference. Crew: • If ever I have been in the company of friendly people who work so hard to ensure you have the best holiday, it was on this cruise. • Special shout out to Azdar (Indonesia) from the Il Galeone, Seville James (Cape Town) the resident photographer and the lovely lady from India at the front desk (whose name I cannot recall ) • Azdar went out of his way to ensure that my parents who are very fussy eaters, enjoyed their dinner evenings. Even took special requests and never complained when we changed our minds a few times! • He engaged with us like family and was a delight to be served by him every night. • Seville, who literally runs up and down ship day in and day out was a breath of fresh air. He is extremely sociable and works tirelessly to snap the most amazing and stunning pictures. • As pricey as the photos are – the way in which Seville captures a person’s beauty – you cannot say no to them and will purchase a few. • To the very helpful lady at front desk who helped me out twice to locate my “missing” parents, thank you! • Everyone works so hard and if a passenger just takes a minute to step back and look at what is being done around you and for you only – its priceless. • To everyone that ensures everything works like clockwork – thank you for making the cruises such a well planned and carried out holiday. Personal experience: • My sister became extremely ill on the day of disembarkation and all staff were beyond helpful. • We unfortunately couldn’t stabilise her and we had opted to seek medical attention in our home town rather than stay on the cruise. • The staff again, assisted us all and ensured we had safe and easy passage to the passenger terminal. The cruise is value for money and would highly recommend this to families on a tight budget. Read Less
Sail Date: March 2018
A relaxing break away. A holiday all in one. A definite value for money. No traffic and no network. mentally and physically shutdown. 24hrs service the staff so friendly and available anytime needed. hats off to the chefs for feeding us ... Read More
A relaxing break away. A holiday all in one. A definite value for money. No traffic and no network. mentally and physically shutdown. 24hrs service the staff so friendly and available anytime needed. hats off to the chefs for feeding us all day long well done the food was great. The staff made one forget about feeling the ship sailing activities around the clock. Was a bit nervous about getting sea sick but captain made sure our trip was a smooth sailing... I was in one piece till I returned home. sad we didn't make it to Pomene but had a ball and experience on board and at Portuguese Islands for two days. my parents had a ball and it allowed for alone time and together time. my friends and kids had such fun. The shows were great. We thank the staff, crew and captain for the safe journey and great time on board. Till we meet again. Read Less
Sail Date: March 2018
We decided to go on a cruise for our honeymoon and it was the best decision ever it was the most magical experience i have ever had with fantastic service and great entertainment Everyone on the ship were extremly friendly and ... Read More
We decided to go on a cruise for our honeymoon and it was the best decision ever it was the most magical experience i have ever had with fantastic service and great entertainment Everyone on the ship were extremly friendly and helpful ,and the cleaning staff were outstanding. i was amazing by how well the security checks were all done when it came to leaving the boat to go to the island as well as on the return. The food was incredable as there were so many choices to chose from . My only suggestion would be to have real fruit juice at breakfast instead of cordial juices. We would have loved to have had a chance in the jacuzzi, but it was constasntly filled with kids. We did however manage to swim in the pool which was lovely. Overall we had a fastic time on the MSC Sinfonia and would love to be back soon Read Less
Sail Date: March 2018
I wanted to go to Durban so I chose This Cruise. Embarkation en disembarkation was fast and easy. real nice and friendly people helping you. the ship is beautiful and had lost of fun activities. Dining was always good and the food was ... Read More
I wanted to go to Durban so I chose This Cruise. Embarkation en disembarkation was fast and easy. real nice and friendly people helping you. the ship is beautiful and had lost of fun activities. Dining was always good and the food was great. you should just be aware of getting see sick/ so do your preparations. Portuguese Islands was fun. we could not get of the second island. service was good. anyone on the ship you ask for something. they will surely be able to assist you. the swimming pool deck was very nice. but if I can advise. It is very hot in that area. it would be nice is MSC can put up total shading at the swimming pool. the lady looking after the 3-0 baby was great. but the times was not so good. when there was night activities they where closed. I would surely go again Read Less
Sail Date: February 2018
I'm 31 yrs of age and I took my 59yr old mummy on a cruise for the first time.She turned 59 yrs on board. What a surprise birthday she had.She didn't know,I kept it as a surprise. I knew she was going to enjoy herself for this ... Read More
I'm 31 yrs of age and I took my 59yr old mummy on a cruise for the first time.She turned 59 yrs on board. What a surprise birthday she had.She didn't know,I kept it as a surprise. I knew she was going to enjoy herself for this was my second cruise.She still can't close her mouth.Her highlight was the food and the hospitality.The best treatment ever. The stuff made it really special. I'm so glad I chose taking her on a cruise for her birthday.I'll go on a cruise anytime of the day. Anytime is cruise time. Everyone needs to go on this cruise...I can go on and on and on about this cruise.I love you guys,keep up the good job. I'm definatly taking my brothers on the next cruise which has to be very soon. and obviously my future husband has to go with me again,I mean everyone in my life have to know about this cruise,I know it's sounds funny. Experience value for money. Oh the dance ,what an entertainment. I dance my lung out.I had too much fun.The best place for socializing,good time I had wow. We also enjoyed Portugues Island,best weather ever. My mum had the best time ever.She swam literally the whole day.She was just having fun.Even when we got there,the service was still on point. I'm just all over the moon about this cruise. what a smooth embarking and disembarking on this.fast moving lines well controlled,took the best pictures in the process. Oh I must say,perfumes,bags and watches are very cheap there. I always have extra cash to spoil myself with. Read Less
Sail Date: February 2018
For a vacation. We were very disappointed with this cruise, we have saved for a year to go on this cruise, and did not even get to go on the Island. My personal opinion, and that of many of the passengers on the same cruise that we were ... Read More
For a vacation. We were very disappointed with this cruise, we have saved for a year to go on this cruise, and did not even get to go on the Island. My personal opinion, and that of many of the passengers on the same cruise that we were on, feel that we should at least be compensated in some way or the other. The food is actually very average, and the drinks are very expensive. The staff were quite friendly though. I will not recommend anybody to go on a cruise, and spend that lot of money, without any guarantees, that they would go on the island. MSC saved a lot of money, by not taking the passengers on the island, so it is only fare that MSC compensate the passengers. i will not even think about booking another trip, as i feel it is a totally waste of money. Totally disappointed. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: February 2018
Always wanted to be in a Cruise Ship but the Malaisian and Indonesian Waiters made vile and some point just had to leave with it cause i had no alternative i guess, they were very rude me and actually to black patrons, i looked forawrd to ... Read More
Always wanted to be in a Cruise Ship but the Malaisian and Indonesian Waiters made vile and some point just had to leave with it cause i had no alternative i guess, they were very rude me and actually to black patrons, i looked forawrd to being in the Portuguese Island but clearely we just fed i big fat lie by the captain telling us of heavy and 1,5 m sweils, which did not happen and only happened on Sunday, Waiters definately very rude perhaps they are racist, white people where treated better that black on our shores, i was so disgusted and thought would never use MSC Cruiss again, perhaps the management to intevene about the service rendered by their staff especially waiters and waitreses, this happened mostly at the 11th Deck both Restaurants and the Bars, the indian oak at the bar saturday evening was full of attitude and only smiling to other races accept blacks, i had seen all of these since my experince and was not sitting very far from the bar oppiste the stage. Read Less
Sail Date: February 2018
An excellent holiday with service at its best. Right from the first step in and throughout every moment on board to sadly the last step out of the ship. Wish this journey would never come to an end. Theatre shows were magnificent...they ... Read More
An excellent holiday with service at its best. Right from the first step in and throughout every moment on board to sadly the last step out of the ship. Wish this journey would never come to an end. Theatre shows were magnificent...they comprised of international entertainers and viva sinfonia night was the absolute best. The chefs were very helpful towards our needs as vegetarians. Besides the restaurant food was readily available throughout the day at the buffet which the kids thoroughly enjoyed as it was right next to the pool making it convenient for them. The older kids enjoyed the parties the ship had to offer including the snow party the tropical themed party and the officers party. The staff were very friendly staff at the resturants and housekeeping. Children were taken care of at the kids club and cabins were cleaned twice a day. We never had a chance to complain even once. It is by far better than any 5 star hotel. Passengers and crew were all so accomodating and friendly It was truly one big united MSC Sinfonia family from the beginning to the end of the week. Im already looking to book my next cruise as it now has me hooked. Read Less
Sail Date: February 2018
THIS IS MY SECOND TRIP SINCE 2011 COMPARABLE TO A 7 STAR HOTEL THAT IS MOBILE AND FLOATING - IT JUST GROWS BETTER AND BETTER 1) Competent Staff and officials : Honest, friendly and accommodating - ( we lost our cellphone which had all ... Read More
THIS IS MY SECOND TRIP SINCE 2011 COMPARABLE TO A 7 STAR HOTEL THAT IS MOBILE AND FLOATING - IT JUST GROWS BETTER AND BETTER 1) Competent Staff and officials : Honest, friendly and accommodating - ( we lost our cellphone which had all our photos - our sadness was turned into jubilation when the Reception handed it to us ) 2) CLEANLINESS - Very Clean and amicable 3) EXTERNAL : Ship Layout and Facilites - convenient and no congestion despite having over 3200 on board - it was even handicap friendly 4) INTERNAL : From the time one steps on Board - one will feel like a King to his Palace 5) Transfers/ Embarkment / Disembarkment : very safe and user friendly 6) DINING / FOOD : Variety and abundance for both meatatarians and vegetarians 7) OTHER ENTERTAINMENT :- VARIETY to suit all ages 8) Theatre : Professional, high calibre and variety - will leave one in " awe" Read Less
Sail Date: February 2018
it was something different from the normal holidays. Absolutely relaxing with everything catered for. Luxurious bed. Good dining experience - friendly waiters. Shows were excellent providing good entertainment. Deck activities were very ... Read More
it was something different from the normal holidays. Absolutely relaxing with everything catered for. Luxurious bed. Good dining experience - friendly waiters. Shows were excellent providing good entertainment. Deck activities were very entertaining and fun filled. Staff were excellent in roping everyone in. Jacuzi was not very well kept. Very little variety in food though - very bland.Breakfast was very good. Not hot mild so coffee got cold quickly (disappointing) drinks were a bit expensive. Bars were very poorly manned - long waits. the entire ship was very neat and well cared for. Staff were constantly working - hats off to them. it was disappointing not to go ashore. There wasn't a market / shopping activity for average traveller. not enough entertainment during the day. All activities started in the evening. embarking process was very easy. Disembarking a bit rushed. Photos very expensive. All in all a very relaxing trip. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2018
the rates are very reasonable. my husband and i were honeymooning and what better way to have your first experience together as newly weds. the restaurants are very clean and the waiters are very friendly and professional. Samunti from the ... Read More
the rates are very reasonable. my husband and i were honeymooning and what better way to have your first experience together as newly weds. the restaurants are very clean and the waiters are very friendly and professional. Samunti from the IL Galeone Restaurant would be reason for me sail again with MSC very funny guy.The cabin was very warm apart from the small size of the shower everything was just fine. The housekeeping team very helpful and always willing to assist.The lounges were just to the TEE, we spent most of our time at the Manhattans Lounge the entertainment really kept us going. This is where all the ladies took advantage of the chance to dance with the Officers, dream come true for me. Don't tell my husband i said that. Lol. As for the shows perfect, Stephen job well done, the last show really left me in tears, i felt very emotional when the time came for us to say goodbye to the Ship, really felt like another home away from home, we made new friends and became one big happy family during the 4 days.Job well done MSC your staff is well trained and they did everything with big fat smile all the way. we still would like to go see Pomene because the trip had to be cancelled due to the whether. thank you for making our honeymoon memorable. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2018
I was really blown away what an amazing experience .............will really want to do it again and again. We needed more than four days to explore everything that the ship has to offer but i had fun, best holiday ever with the family the ... Read More
I was really blown away what an amazing experience .............will really want to do it again and again. We needed more than four days to explore everything that the ship has to offer but i had fun, best holiday ever with the family the food was nice. Gained so much weight with the amount of pizza i ate fresh from the oven. I just loved being on the upper deck the view was very nice and interacting wit the barman was awesome. The disembarking was very bad especially if you have children maybe something they can approve on for people with children and elderly people. The service was great the guys who work on the ship, nice personality from the chefs to the guys who was cleaning up behind us. My 5 year old loved the mini club just got up in the morning and was ready to go they really had a good time. My 1 year old love the play room filled with awesome toys to keep them busy. Loved the cruise and will do it again in future. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2018
This was one of my bucket list items and what an experience my wife and I had fantastic that is how I will describe it I feel it is a must. The embarkation was handled so professionally MSC Staff you guys were great. The cabin where ... Read More
This was one of my bucket list items and what an experience my wife and I had fantastic that is how I will describe it I feel it is a must. The embarkation was handled so professionally MSC Staff you guys were great. The cabin where we were in very comfortable great stuff , although I feel the shower could have some improvement. The food was great 24/7 service no problem well organised and you dine wherever you really feel comfortable. Staff from various countries very helpful and respectful always a smile on their faces and I must compliment the staff who is keep the Sinfonia spotless everyday all day long. Great entertainment on and off the Sinfonia , my hi lite was the music in the Manhattan Bar great music great entertainment and people participate that was great to see. On deck various games for adults as well as kids , I will recommend anyone to go an experience this , it was fantastic I definitely will do it again and to crown it all my wife is cared of water or heights and she enjoyed herself tremendously. The Sinfonia Rocks. Read Less
Sail Date: December 2017
I've chosen this cruise because of previous experiences as were regular cruisers however the two experiences differ completely. I'm extremely disappointed by this cruise through guest service as well as overall cleanliness of ... Read More
I've chosen this cruise because of previous experiences as were regular cruisers however the two experiences differ completely. I'm extremely disappointed by this cruise through guest service as well as overall cleanliness of the entire experience. this time around things seemed impeccably unprofessional and slacked. Embarkation at durban port could improve as well as welcome services. However the bad experience for the first time in many cruises, entertainment always proves to be a thumbs us for me, well done to the theatre shows. Staff would come across as tired and uninterested and dining staff were completely delayed whereas bar services were more on point however we had an incident where a non-virgin drink had been given to my underage child and that was totally unacceptable! My family and i love cruising, however this experience had really put us off. i hope that these faults could be acknowledged and that in future cruises we won't ever come across such disappointments. Read Less
Sail Date: December 2017
From a smooth embarkation all the way through to a quick and successful disembarkation, I had a blast on the MSC Sinfonia! You are greeted by smiles all round which somehow don't fade throughout the cruise. The staff are approachable, ... Read More
From a smooth embarkation all the way through to a quick and successful disembarkation, I had a blast on the MSC Sinfonia! You are greeted by smiles all round which somehow don't fade throughout the cruise. The staff are approachable, incredibly hard-working, willing to answer any questions and assist you wherever they can. It was also heart-warming to see how well they interacted with the young children. Although the bathroom is small, the cabin has everything one needs - comfortable bed, air-conditioning, cupboard space, mirror and hairdryers for us ladies. The breakfast and lunch buffets and the dinner menus offered wide selections of top quality food. As I did, I would recommend you purchase your drink vouchers online before your embark. It just makes ordering drinks that much easier on the cruise. I felt like I was in paradise on the ocean and at the islands. I tried stand-up paddle boarding as a shore excursion at the Portuguese Island - well, what a refreshing way to fall on a hot sunny day! There is so much happening on board 24/7 that you will find yourself quite happy despite the clock having ticked past your dinner time. Oeps, that's when you'll have to try the delicious 24-hour pizza bar! My entertainment activities' highlights were the theatre performances in the evenings, the dance lessons, the snow party on deck and winning the trivia quiz champagne! For a relaxing holiday in which your food, travel, accommodation, entertainment and safety are all sorted with one reasonably priced ticket... I am already looking forward to my next MSC cruise opportunity! Read Less
Sail Date: December 2017
A dream holiday that we wanted to have for a long time with family on a big ship with a 5 star rating. And with planning and the time given for payment it came a reality. The SC Sinfonia is a beautiful big ship and had it all. The ocean ... Read More
A dream holiday that we wanted to have for a long time with family on a big ship with a 5 star rating. And with planning and the time given for payment it came a reality. The SC Sinfonia is a beautiful big ship and had it all. The ocean view cabins where a great choice as we could enjoy the view. A dedicated friendly waiter for our dining seating, who serviced us with pride and the menu had a variety and tasted good. We loved the night club entertainment with live bands daily. My husband enjoyed working out at the gym. The shops had most of the things we bought even though expensive. Overall service was as expected and the friendliness of the crew members. Our first time on an island what a great experience for all of us. We traveled with our three kids and they enjoyed the cruise and want to cruise again. We would love to cruise every two years. Read Less
Sail Date: December 2017
The travel with family members ,friends and their children The embarkation dint go smooth, two of the family members children accompanying us didn't have the all necessary travel document for children, the ship had to leave them ... Read More
The travel with family members ,friends and their children The embarkation dint go smooth, two of the family members children accompanying us didn't have the all necessary travel document for children, the ship had to leave them fortunately we met the following day in Portuguese island. happy ending The ship was so big and luxurious with nice cabins that suits every member,balcony,Suits ,inside cabin .sea view., the ding staff were so welcoming you could think that they know you We danced at the deck and sometimes watch live performances . Port service improved a lot from the last cruise i had in 2013,, short and manageable ques . It was a life time experience. Every one want to go again with more friends and family members.we had lots of entertainment. we bought gifts for our families at the the shops. The photos were so beautiful we could live any we took every thin that was display at the photo shop. the most special one was when I get invitation as a voyagers club member to be welcomed by the captain crew, I felt so special Read Less
Sail Date: November 2017
This was an awesome trip. The embarking and disembarking process was smooth and easy. When you reserve your seating for dinining, maybe inform your passengers that you have a choice of 2 restuarants. The oceanview cabin was fantastic. ... Read More
This was an awesome trip. The embarking and disembarking process was smooth and easy. When you reserve your seating for dinining, maybe inform your passengers that you have a choice of 2 restuarants. The oceanview cabin was fantastic. Enjoyed the entertainment thoroughly. I would love to book another trip with my family to celebrate a 21st birthday onboard. What do you offer? It will possbly be a group of 8 adults and 3children. Looking at booking a cruise to the Portoguese Islands. Are the fitness facilities free of charge? As well as the spa treatments. I did not travel with my kids but would most certainly do so. This is a funfilled experience for the whole family. I have already spoken to so many people telling them that a cruise is a must do for nay family of couple. I met alot of friends on this trip and people were indded friendly as well as the staff Read Less
Sail Date: November 2017
This was me and my daughter's first time on a cruise ship and it was an absolutely fabulous experience on board. The ship was always, always neat, everywhere you go and the cabin was clean every day even the public rooms was also ... Read More
This was me and my daughter's first time on a cruise ship and it was an absolutely fabulous experience on board. The ship was always, always neat, everywhere you go and the cabin was clean every day even the public rooms was also neat and tidy. The service and food was excellent and so many to choose from. There were a lot of entertainment and activities to enjoy throughout the day and night. As well as the security checks and safety drill that was done. So there were really no dull moment on the cruise. The Port and shore excursions was done smoothly and fast, it proceeded with efficient flow and in a speedy manner. We had a great time on Maputo, the Portuguese island and Pomene. It was absolutely exiting and spectacular. Every crew member was friendly and always smiled. Everything was Excellent and I will definitely do it again. Read Less
Sail Date: November 2017
it was a weekend away in order to relax, being that I missed the Southbound, Venice to Durban this year. So I needed my fix, to have some good food and listen to some good music. The Sinfonia is like a home away from home for me. With now ... Read More
it was a weekend away in order to relax, being that I missed the Southbound, Venice to Durban this year. So I needed my fix, to have some good food and listen to some good music. The Sinfonia is like a home away from home for me. With now over 200 nights on board as a passenger I have some absolutely fantastic memories. All shared with family, friends, work colleagues, new friends made over the years. I have 2 more cruises booked this season. Need to go and look at the new "spot" Pomene, thats in February and then the Sinfonias farewell journey back to Venice in April. I love the longer trips. The 7 days at sea especially. Manage to get into a nice routine. Dinner with new found friends. Excellent conversation with people that can actually talk and have something interesting to offer. No cellphones ! I think I left it in the dressing table drawer in the cabin. No social media required here. Its naturally social. Read Less
Sail Date: November 2017
After begging my husband to go on a Cruise we eventually went and this was the first time and most definitely not the last!! the Embarkation and Disembarkation went very smoothly. The Ship was always neat and clean, even around the pool ... Read More
After begging my husband to go on a Cruise we eventually went and this was the first time and most definitely not the last!! the Embarkation and Disembarkation went very smoothly. The Ship was always neat and clean, even around the pool area where guests do leave empty cups and bottles, that really impressed me to see there are people cleaning up literally 24/7. We had a Balcony Cabin! what a treat!! the room was cleaned twice a day and everything was in immaculate condition. we loved sitting on the balcony watching the waves and enjoying the sunshine in our own privacy. Every evening (which was 3 on our cruise) we ate in the il Covo Restaurant. I absolutely LOVED our Waiter, Marjuki from Indonesia, he was our Assistant waiter, our Head Waiter was also SO friendly and polite. The Food was fabulous, words cannot describe the quality of the food we ate. We didn't book an Excursion on the Portugese Islands, but did enjoy our day on the Island and once again, everything was SO WELL organized, from being escorted via boats to the Island, our reception of the Staff ON the Island and the Lunch we received, everything was stunning and well organized. Read Less
Sail Date: November 2017
This was a great long weekend away with my parents for my 30th birthday, a great idea just before the December break. We relaxed, partied and had a great time together. Started off the Friday with ruff waters and had to get use to the ... Read More
This was a great long weekend away with my parents for my 30th birthday, a great idea just before the December break. We relaxed, partied and had a great time together. Started off the Friday with ruff waters and had to get use to the rocking of the boat. Being on top and dancing away made us feel better, the pool deck is the place to be. The drink package works well and is value for money, the cocktails are awesome. We had a few great parties on the boat and loved the evening entertainment, they are really talented and we had a great laugh.We spend quality time with each other. The island was awesome, was a bit overcast but was great and not so hot. Loved the coconut R&R's. Me and my dad did the snorkeling excursion. Their is really may things to do for all ages on the ship and on the island. We got a great special and is really value for money. The crew is awesome, all very friendly and helpful. Food is good, but expected some prawns and more fish... since we went to the Portuguese islands. Thanks MSC!! See you soon. Love Jen ;) Read Less
MSC Sinfonia Ratings
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Cabins 3.0 4.1
Dining 4.0 3.8
Entertainment 3.0 4.0
Public Rooms 4.0 4.0
Fitness Recreation 4.0 3.9
Family 4.0 3.9
Shore Excursion 3.0 3.7
Enrichment 1.0 3.7
Service 4.0 4.0
Value For Money 4.0 3.9
Rates 4.0 3.6

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