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Portuguese Island

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Address: Inhaca, Inhaca Island, Mozambique
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As part of the MSC cruise, our stop over was delightful. I loved the local crafters on display and the ocean water was divine for swimming.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

As part of the MSC cruise, our stop over was delightful. I loved the local crafters on display and the ocean water was divine for swimming.

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Thank Tiffany N
Mahe Island, Seychelles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I see there are so many negative reviews about the MSC cruise line which i honestly cannot believe. I have been on the Sinfonia from Durban to Capetown and on the Opera from Durban to the Portuguese islands. I had an absolutely fantastic time on both. The food is great and never ending and the options are endless, the entertainment... More 

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Thank Cristen21
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The island is beautiful and a mind blowing experience. We enjoyed the scenery and wonderful staff. The island is clean and lots of activities to do.

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Thank Suvesha R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a wonderful day and night here by MSC Cruise. We had a lovely day on the beach. I wish we could have sailed around the island as well to explore it.

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Thank Naomi M
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This stop was part of the MSC Sinfonia cruise. The cruise itself was awesome, the food was great and always changing. Except for the breakfast - the scrambled eggs were very watery. But the crew was very helpful and friendly, there was Walt's something to do. There is enough water stations onbroad to keep you hydrated and you only need... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on our first cruise with the MSC Sinfonia. It was a three night cruise leaving Durban Harbour on Friday 18th November and returning Monday morning 21st November. Prior to going on the cruise we weren't sure what to expect but ended up totally enjoying it from start to finish. The embankment process was smooth as we used a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best holiday we had in a long time! Staff was so friendly and helpful.. first time cruising for us. Food was wonderful. Caregivers entertained the children while we enjoyed the sunset..

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a blast....visited this island while on the MSC Maputo & Portuguese Islands cruise. Did speed boar ride, lived an island life for a day, soaking in the sun and sipping R&R from a coconut. Aesome experience and would do it again.

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a memorable trip and we were fortunate that the weather gods were smiling and the sea was perfectly calm on all 4 days of the voyage. The ship sails from Durban Harbour Ocean Terminal at about 2.30p.m. on a Friday and returns to port on the Monday docking at about 8 a.m. Once you embark you will need... More 

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Amanzimtoti, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

I have a very adventurous, highly active 9 year old. We were on the cruise that went to the Portuguese Island. We spent the most amazing day swimming, lying on the mats which float in the calm water, kayaking and watching the fish. The water is clear and the beaches of white sand are beautiful. There were a lot of... More 

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