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Portuguese Island

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Address: Inhaca, Inhaca Island, Mozambique
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MSC cruise

went on the MSC Sinfonia to Portuguese island .....wow what a experience. Water is just heavenly , perfect foil for the humidity and heat . Local market and informal shebeen was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

went on the MSC Sinfonia to Portuguese island .....wow what a experience. Water is just heavenly , perfect foil for the humidity and heat . Local market and informal shebeen was interesting and enjoyable. would definetly suggest everyone do a MSC cruise and visit island

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ship is quite small but very well maintained, rooms were clean although the showers are very small. Bar service on the pool deck is very slow but cocktails very tasty eventually !!!!, buy vouchers works out cheaper. Food was really poor, if you think it was great, then you dont know any better. Pizza and really pathetic Burgers available all... More 

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Thank Gummy B
Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There's a lot improvement needed. Embarkation process was a nightmare. We spent more than 2 hours in ques - this was really unnecessary and the whole process could be better managed. Most of the cruise staff are not very friendly or helpful. There are a lot "hidden" costs, e.g. what they quote you for drinks vouchers. On payment, they automatically... More 

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Purmerend, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

During our cruise we stayed 2 days at Portuguese Island. A very nice beach stay with plenty of opportunities to not get spoiled.

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Thank Jan Peter D
Cape Town, South Africa
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What an awesome experience! My wife and I enjoyed every moment on board the MSC Sinfonia. From embarkation and disembarkation. Contrary to other travellers we found everything so well organised. Disembarkation at Maputo and at Portugese islands down to the transport waiting to return us to the airport. The MC , Stephen for all his joking around, shows food -... More 

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2 Thank kirkmans2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

we stoped here with the MSC. very nice place to visit . locals offer some great stuff to purchase . bargain with them . you can pay in rands as well. if you buy drink or ice cream vouchers make sure you carry them on the island

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2 Thank neville n
Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did an MSC cruise from Durban - Maputo - Portuguese Island and back. We got to the island from the ship by speed boat transfer - great fun. The market on Portuguese Island beach was interesting and you can bargain. I bought a couple of handcrafted bags. The barbecue lunch was great. Tips: If you want music, drinking, dancing,... More 

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1 Thank elsie_ct12
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Portuguese island for two day visit off the MSC Sinfonia cruise ship. I highly recommend it to everyone to visit the island. The snorkeling at santa Maria beach was a great experience and saw wonderful sea life with beautiful colours. They have bars and an ice cream bar on the island. There is tolilets and have wonderful... More 

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We experienced a private trip to the Island to witness the renewal of marriage vows of a friend. Private boat trip across from Inhaca and a fantastic sunset experience.

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Thank Raymond S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We visited the island as a stopover on Msc Sinfonia. They take you via tenderboat to the island. Lots of fascilities on the island(the fascilities are owned by msc so you wont be able to use them if not part of the cruise) Clean bathrooms plus showers. Lot of shaded areas with tables and a small childrens playground. Bar fascilities... More 

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