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Portuguese Island

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Address: Inhaca, Inhaca Island, Mozambique

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This has been my second bhangra cruise on MSC. The first cruise was with Opera ship and this last cruise was with Sinfonia. I must compliment the organisers for the entertainment... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are some wonderful and some awful aspects to cruising with the MSC Sinfonia. We booked a balcony suite which is relatively expensive at over 20K for 4 nights. The room itself is great and the views spectacular. It's the other aspects of the ship that makes you feel let down. Service - the culture of service on the ship... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Trip to Maputo and Portuguese Island period 10 to 14 April'17. Didn't bother with Maputo, stayed on deck and had a lovely time in the sun. Portuguese Island is good for another day in the sun. I enjoyed the music. Not much else to do on the island except for the organized excursions which seemed to be overpriced and not... More 

1 Thank Hennie_Mostert
Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent mini break. A wide range of entertainment. Brilliant service in the dining room. Staff all very pleasant. All in all a wonderful time

Thank janicedianneb
Durban, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a 4 night 5 days cruise on the Msc Cruise end of March. We had such a beautiful time. Everything was well organized. I would like to thank our waiter - CEP IAN - who gave us such an amazing service, his level of professionalism is out of this world, super outstanding. Food was really good.. Entertainment was... More 

Thank nomvulanjapha
Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This has been my second bhangra cruise on MSC. The first cruise was with Opera ship and this last cruise was with Sinfonia. I must compliment the organisers for the entertainment. The comedy shows were excellent. The bhangra was great. Beautiful music played by all the DJ's. The bhangra cruise is booked by majority Indians. I personally feel that the... More 

1 Thank sannurasiaha
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second trip on the MSC SINFONIA cruise ship departing Durban and stopping off at the Portuguese Island. We booked the themed Bhangra Cruise, departing 24th March and returning 27th March. I would like to share some tips and advice that I have picked up over the last two cruises so that future cruisers ( is that even... More 

1 Thank bazzer1911
Western Cape, South Africa
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

We had a 4 night 5 day cruise on the MSC Sinfonia to the Portuguese Island in Feb 2017 for our Honeymoon. We pushed the 'boat' out and had a suite with balcony.........amazing!! Everything on board was outstanding, food, entertainment service etc etc We had an AWESOME time. Trip to Portuguese Island was lovely although the snorkeling was disappointing. murky... More 

Thank davidP651AU
Mtunzini, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017

What an awesome experience. Visit to Portuguese was amazing. Everything is so well organized. Well done to all staff aboard the Sinfonia. From the food to the entertainment was excellent!

Thank helenwarren1965
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

My husband and I went away with the MSC Sinfonia to the Portuguese Island over valentines day. Unfortunately due to Cyclone Dineo, we were only able to go for one day instead of about 3 days. February is blistering hot. We mainly stayed in the cool cabana on the island, we just had to fight through the vendors try get... More 

Thank CharnePearson
Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

I am writing this review so that people who book this trip are well informed when they travel on the MSC Sinfonia: We cruised out of Durban in March to the Portuguese Islands 1) It is not worth parking your car in long term parking, completely disorganised and it took us over 45 minutes of queuing to get into the... More 

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