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“Pleasant cruise, pity about the diversion”

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Comino Blue Lagoon Full Day Cruise Tour
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Malta and Comino Full Day Cruise Tour
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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“Pleasant cruise, pity about the diversion”
Reviewed 28 March 2014

We booked the Round Malta cruise before we left the UK. The minibus picked us up from our hotel, which was great, but then spent ages going what seemed like halfway around the island picking up others!

When we got to Sliema we were told that, because of the weather, it wouldn't be a Round Malta cruise, rather it would be a cruise to Comino and then possibly a bit of Gozo on the way back - somewhat disappointing, as one of the main reasons I booked the cruise was to see the south of the island where we were not going to go on land (as it were). They said it was too choppy, but it seems that, reading other reviews here, this is pretty standard practice for this trip.

The boat was not overly busy, we got seats easily on the upper deck by the rail and we braved the wind on the way to Comino and enjoyed the sights. We got to Comino about 11:30, and they started serving lunch (a bit early for my liking). The queueing system was idiosyncratic (you had to go outside and come back in again), but worked well and ensured no-one could cut in. The lunch, we thought, was really rather good. Cold meats, salad, pasta salad, tuna, ratatouille and some slightly flabby beetroot from the buffet (which was actually three crew dishing it up, but they were friendly and cheerful). There was then plenty of bread, apples for dessert and what appeared to be 'drink as much as you like' red wine, white wine and orange juice. The white wine was nice and refreshing.

We stayed rather too long, in our view, on Comino - the boat didn't leave until 3:15, but we had a good walk and took lots of pics! We then went along the south coast of Gozo for about 15 minutes before heading back the way we had come.

Can't really comment on the return journey, as we both had a snooze!

All in all, this was a good day out, but I reckon we could've done more or less the same thing if we had booked a 'Comino' cruise and paid a bit less.

Visited March 2014
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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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“Pleasant harbour trip.”
Reviewed 27 March 2014

Enjoyable. Chilly day but get a different perspective to walking around bay. Commentary distorted by volume.

Visited March 2014
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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“Great views - a harbour cruise is a must when in Malta”
Reviewed 9 March 2014

We had planned to do a harbour cruise when in Malta and were crossing on the Sliema Ferry when approached by a Captain Morgan sales agent. The last cruise of the day was approaching and he offered us a free trip for our 9 year old son and a reduced adult price - this kind of sales activity seemed commonplace in Malta, perhaps because it was the low season. The cruise itself was laid-back with a relatively informative commentary. The photo opportunities from the top deck were superb though - I took dozens of pics as the boat went in and out of the various harbours, past ships and historic sights.

Visited February 2014
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“Round Malta Cruise”
Reviewed 7 March 2014 via mobile

Was told that this tour would be on the Fernando 2 which looked a real treat. On arrival at
start of the of the cruise told that the boat had been swooped for a normal costal cruise vessel. Not a major problem just a little disappointing.

The cruise guide English pronunciations were very poor and I found it difficult to understand. There was very little information given and I was left with more questions than provided answers.

The food was okay but do not expect anything special. There was enough food but it lacked choice. If you didn't like something you were not permitted to get extras of what you did. The wine was acceptable but nothing special and served in very flexible plastic tumblers and the red wine was dispensed from the same chiller that dispenced the white.

The good thing was that there were very few people on board (I think about 100) however only 2 male toilets would not be enough with a full boat. Taking into account the number of seats this boat would carry about 4 times that number.

Visited March 2014
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“interesting cruise”
Reviewed 3 March 2014

We had a complimentary harbour cruise with Captain Morgan cruises. It was informative and worth while

Visited February 2014
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