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Vagary
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
SHIP is slightly outdated. The Italian dark red and dark green color scheme looks a little tiring to me, but it might be just personal taste. I like more RCL navy blue scheme. Pool was extremely small, full of kids with no manner jumping ... Read more
Mr Bon Voyage
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed October 2016
Chose this cruise for the ports of call. Some areas of the overall cruise exceeded my expectations but there were a lot more negatives than positives Embarkation was a total nightmare, no organisation, people pushing in, long queues and ... Read more
Smithy2
Member Since 2016
1 review
Chose this cruise, with 2 friends, to fit in with school break; but children were not a problem. Ship, cabin, theatre were very good and the general organisation was more than competent. Main gripe was lack of staff training, other than ... Read more
alexodddstuff1
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
First time cruisers, unsure how it was going to be. The buffet restaurant had a massive choice of food, albeit on plastic tray-like plates. ( I get it, you heard quite a few crashes and broken crockery would have made an awful mess. That ... Read more
Diane Michelle
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We chose this cruise to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We have been on other cruises but not this cruise line. From the beginning it was disorganised in every way, no information was given about anything and we spent most of the ... Read more
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lucypatrick
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We are a family of 4 (parents with 16yo girl and 12yo boy) from Australia. We first cruised the West Mediterranean on MSC Fantasia (which was so spectacular) and then we had free transfers from one ship to the next (Genoa to Venice). The ... Read more
Cobblers1947
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
This is unquestionably the worst cruise ship we have been on over a twenty years plus of sailing, Customer relations desk and its staff - were in the main very off hand, We had a problem with noise being so close to the engines - I ... Read more
roxburgh1
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
This was a working holiday looking after a selection of bingo customers this was my first cruise and I was not sure what to expect, I enjoyed most aspects of the cruise, the room had a balcony but I rarely had time to enjoy it, it took ... Read more
JudyTraveller
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Embarked from Venice and I would not recommend leaving from this city for a cruise. We stayed at a hotel some distance from the People Mover, but decided to walk. We hired a porter to take our luggage, and watched him struggle over a ... Read more
Parbuckle
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Very average cruise ship in all regards.. with the exception being the shows at night, and the excellent employees. The MSC Orchestra has the feeling of being back in the 80's, with no "wow!" factor at all. There's a reason we ... Read more
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Peter Gibbs
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Special celebration for my 65th birthday. This was not acknowledged on board. Other cruises have shared a special celebration with us. The internet is not recommended. Just wait until you dock somewhere. It is a waste of money even ... Read more
Corleysalt
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2016
We thought this was a very good cruise, but must admit it is my first cruise so I can’t make comparisons. We were apprehensive because of all the bad reviews, but this was not our experience. Boarding & disembarking - yes ... Read more
holidays11
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Cruised on MSC Orchestra. The ship was lovely, clean and tidy. Not too big and not too small. We had cabin 11080 which was a balcony and it was a slight bigger balcony than the normal ones as it was on the corner. 2 adults and 1 ... Read more
laurianna
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
9 helpful votes
My friends and I chose this cruise for A) Itinerary B) to try a new cruise line - bad mistake. Embarkation absolute chaos - staff too busy trying to sell packages, i.e. photo's/dvd's/drinks/excursions/spa etc the list goes on. No one to ... Read more
Lean47
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
We only choose to travel with MSC and this is the first time that we would rate it lower than "very good or excellent". The entertainment quality was nowhere near as good as usual this included the nightly show and also at the ... Read more
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shivdaly70
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Imagine heading into your local travel agent and telling them that you are half considering a cruise for your Honeymoon, and then the travel consultant recommends MSC, well if this happens to you, run for the hills!! I was half hearted ... Read more
cdkeivit
Member Since 2011
1 review
1 forum post
14 helpful votes
We chose the MSC Orchestra (sailing 05 June 2016 from Venice) primarily for the itinerary - Venice, Bari, Olympia, Santorini, Athens, Corfu and Kotor. The price was a bonus as well, with a balcony stateroom and round trip air for less ... Read more
dr.anuraaggarg
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
this was the first cruise we took , that too after so many apprehensions that we may end up managing the motion sickness issue of mine and my daughter , but to our surprise both had no issue of nausea etc . at all . we stayed for one ... Read more
Payneep
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We chose this cruise as it was good value for money .having read the reviews afterwards was very wary of what to expect. Embarkation was a nightmare no-one seemed to take control once that happened it went smoothly. The ship was lovely ... Read more
Two Jerrys
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
9 helpful votes
We cruised with MSC last year and loved it so booked again. This route was amazing - Venice - Bari - Olympia - Santorini - Athens - Corfu - Kotor. We are still pinching ourselves in disbelief that we saw so much in 7 days! We were on a ... Read more
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bernalano
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Our 7-day cruise sailed from Venice-Bari-Katakolon-Santorini-Piraeus-Corfu-Kotor. This was my second time on a cruise, been on the Carnival Sensation 3yrs ago. The journey was so smooth within the 7 days, I usually am sensitive and suffers ... Read more
Nellyoscar
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Arrived on ship and room not ready had to wait. Cases did not arrive at our room till after 8pm No face clothes till we had been on board for 2 days No note paper just envelopes On first dining but the meal was almost thrown at ... Read more
wilfred09
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
First time on such a large ship (3200 Passengers) I have been on smaller ships. Unable to explore Venice because of timeline with arrivals and departures. The ship was excellent, cabins were good size and well equipped, only news channels ... Read more
DrJosephDavidson
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
When boarding/checking-in we arrived to the ship on time, and had to wait for an hour outside in the rain before being able to board the ship. From that point it was still another two hours waiting in various lines until we received our ... Read more
eileen108
Member Since 2015
1 review
23 forum posts
13 helpful votes
This was my first cruise ever and I was pleasantly surprised, especially after all the bad reviews of MSC (especially their food) which I had read! It took us two hours from arriving at port until walking on the ship so that was the ... Read more
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