A good cruise spoilt by unseasonal poor weather on occasions

Seven Seas Explorer Cruise Review to Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East)

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall rating:

4.2 out of 5
Seven Seas Explorer

15 Night South African Cheer (Cape Town Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 22, 2018

Ship: Seven Seas Explorer

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 0717

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

A good cruise , spoilt by very unseasonal weather , the Lady Captain >> Serena Melani was exceptional having to deal with not only the weather re navigation etc , over zealous port authorities .She was always about the ship to answer questions , gave lots of written communication to explain the difficulties , etc , My only complaint was the very very poor wi fi on a luxury ship it should have been a lot better , whilst it did both us other people were very critical of the service .We felt sorry for the Internet manager , it was not his fault .


5 out of 5
Very smooth as usual

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
All excellent , Prime 7 , definitely the best specialist food outlet .

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Really enjoyed the cookery programmes with Kelly .


5 out of 5
First class , possible one of the best group , we have encountered on a cruise ship .

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
So well trained in every dept ,

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
So spacious , loved the walking in wardrobe

Ship tip

Don't pack any formal clothes it is Smart Casual all the time in the evenings

Ports of call

Cape Town, South Africa

5 out of 5

Walvis Bay, Namibia

1 out of 5
Poor , dirty , waste of time

Port Elizabeth, South Africa

3 out of 5
Ok , like visiting the sports facilities

East London, South Africa

3 out of 5
Average , very busy .

Durban, South Africa

1 out of 5
Poor , dirty

Richards Bay, South Africa

4 out of 5
Game Drive

Mossel Bay, South Africa

4 out of 5
Charming place , lots of history re Bartolomeu Dias Vessel from 1488


5 out of 5
Very well organised ,worked like a dream , perfect .
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