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Portuguese Island

Inhaca, Inhaca Island, Mozambique
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Fun in the sun :)

We had an amazing time here. We went snorkeling at Santa Maria. The coral rocks are sharp so be... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2017
Nisaa D
via mobile
MSC Sinfonia to Portuguese Island

After reading so many posts about the awful boarding at Durban I was pleasantly surprised to find... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
Peter P
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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Inhaca, Inhaca Island, Mozambique
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Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing time here. We went snorkeling at Santa Maria. The coral rocks are sharp so be careful, carry an umbrella and sandals as it's really hot... The beach is absolutely perfect! Will definitely visit again!

Thank Nisaa D
Reviewed 17 May 2017

After reading so many posts about the awful boarding at Durban I was pleasantly surprised to find it was not so! Yes, there were many passengers, but the queues moved and it only took around 30 minutes! No need for the FastLane extra expense boarding...More

3  Thank Peter P
Reviewed 15 May 2017

It was our first sea cruise and MSC did not disappoint. The cocktails were excellent, meals divine. Rooms were a little small, although we spent most times not being in the room. I did not enjoy the onboarding, i think MSC could definitely stream line...More

1  Thank DevanMoodly
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Reviewed 14 April 2017 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...More

6  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 13 April 2017 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

2  Thank janicedianneb
Reviewed 10 April 2017

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...More

2  Thank nomvulanjapha
Reviewed 30 March 2017

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...More

2  Thank sannurasiaha
Reviewed 28 March 2017 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...More

4  Thank bazzer1911
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...More

Thank davidP651AU
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
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1 July 2017|
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Response from elsie_ct12 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you do need visa for Mozambique. I am also British. If you are going there on the MSC cruise, you pay and get your visa onboard the ship, MSC organises it. Maputo and Portuguese Island are in Mozambique. I went some time... More
Leigh C
20 March 2017|
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Response from PumlaNgwenya | Reviewed this property |
Hi, MSC cruises from November to end of April, so I'd say that the best time to access the Island through their cruises.
sithandiwe m
5 March 2017|
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Response from taheer | Reviewed this property |
we did take the malaria tabs to be safe but the rest of our families and groups did not and they fine but I was not prepared to take the risk very safe for kids we had a 7 month old and 6 years 9 years etc all had a ball on... More

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