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MSC Orchestra, which joined MSC's fleet in 2007, is the line's eighth ship. Like MSC Musica, its sister vessel, MSC Orchestra represents an evolutionary new design strategy for the line. It would be safe to ...
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rightbank
Member Since 2011
1 review
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
The trip started off poorly when our bags were not immediately delivered at the airport carrousel. we were about 10 people and waited 1.5 hours. We were told by Air France they had been transferred to the ship directly, "like ... Read more
Jollyholidays
Member Since 2014
1 review
95 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Food, cleanliness, service all really good, always found something nice to eat, staff amazing. Aurea package good with massage, priority embarkation,dressing gown and slippers, access to jacuzzi etc, my-time dining and (adults ... Read more
Chapo
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
The ship itself was gorgeous & kept beautifully. However the variations in levels of service we experienced were just too great for the money paid. We were unfortunate that on our cruise was a group of almost 1000 French accordion ... Read more
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iturner4527
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
We chose a cruise on the MSC Orchestra after Norwegian Cruise Lines decided to change the dates of the cruise on which we had made a confirmed deposit (without notifying us, I might add). Since we already had flights to Barcelona paid ... Read more
carolinacruiser72
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
9 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
I read a lot of different reviews for this cruise line and this ship and started to get a little worried before my cruise. This cruise was fantastic! I will say that if you have a bad attitude or can't just go with the flow when you are on ... Read more

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agsigns
Member Since 2009
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
It was our first cruise with MSC. We've worked on cruises for quire a few years as entertainers and have also done over 30 cruises in a passenger/tourist capacity, with lots of different cruise companies, from luxury and impressive Azamara ... Read more
lodibob
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
In April 2015 our friends and us booked two adjoining balcony rooms on the MSC Orchestra leaving from Kiel, Germany on Sept. 19, 2015 for a 9 day cruise. We had previously sailed on MSC Musica and MSC Splendida in addition to other cruise ... Read more
mire2tap
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
It was the worst cruise I’ve ever joined and will never ever set foot on MSC again….a total write-off. It was a disappointment, an awful experience and an embarrassment for me because I got a friend and family to come along ... Read more
Ioannis Greece
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
We are a family of 6 and we were Booked in a 14 night cruise Kiel/Baltik/Kiel/Norwegian Fjords/kiel. Arriving in Kiel main train station and already informed (not personally) that the embarkation port had changed to Osturfehafen, we ... Read more
Eric777
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2015
Review of MSC Orchestra Norway Cruise 4 July to 11 July 2015 Returning from my recent cruise with the MCS Orchestra to the Norway Fjords on 4 July, totally exasperated, disappointed and stressed out. I had decided to pick an European ... Read more

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Macshooter
Member Since 2014
1 review
5 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Round trip cruise Kiel/Baltic/Kiel/Norway/Kiel. Booked the Aurea package which included priority boarding which was a slow process as rude and impolite fellow passengers wouldn't give the staff a moments peace interrupting them ... Read more
Dianne Allan
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The trip was sold as a luxury cruise it was NOT The idea of sailing to Gallipoli and following in the footsteps of our soldiers was a good one but that was where the dream ended.In fairness the Gallipoli component was very well done and ... Read more
Narelle Madden
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
Came with great expectations - none were met. The food was shameful - no way there was a chef in the galley, a home cook could put more flavour and could cook more authentic ethnic food than what we received. The Indonesian bar and cabin ... Read more
Paul Sharp
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
My wife and I were among the many who paid 5 star fare for a 2 star trip. I will not rehash what has been said by many others although I feel Porky 55 was a bit unkind to "Frankie Forever". Last Thursday I had a hip replacement ... Read more
bruski
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
7 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Embarkation at Fremantle was slower than any we have previously experienced with the last of the luggage being delivered around midnight. The first week at sea was very unpleasant for us and for many other passengers, standing around in ... Read more

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Stumpy1278
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2015
We left the ship in Rome after 36 days on a ship riddled with respiratory illness. The ship itself was well maintained and comfortable. That's where the good news ends. Health - A high percentage of the passengers, like ourselves, ... Read more
Stumpy1278
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I will cover the good point first. The ship MSC Orchestra was a clean, well maintained ship. That's where the plusses end. The food was appalling, mostly overcooked in the dining rooms. The buffet on the thirteenth deck even ... Read more
wohciren
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Returned home from 36 days on MSC Gallipoli absolute nightmare. 2500 hundred on the ship 80%-90% were ill within a week. We believe the ship carried down a virus from the Northern Hemisphere and passed it along to all on board. The Italian ... Read more
waterman1
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
79 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I did not have great expectations of MSC, I researched thoroughly via this website. The entertainment was outstanding, with the exception of "Frankie", Australians are too polite to walk out. The enrichment lectures were ... Read more
Brissie girl
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
What a waste of 36 days except for the few days in Gallipoli the trip was a total waste of time and a lot of money. Just finished my third course of anti-biotics and happy to be home. Ship arrived in Oz full of illness and we were none ... Read more

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Chopsie1
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My wife and I embarked in Fremantle with our young Son in Perth, it was super slow embarkation. We left our bags with MSC staff as requested at 3pm, we did not get our bags again until 10:30pm when they were delivered to our room. We had ... Read more
Cruickshankn
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2015
My friend and I joined the MSC Orchestra in Fremantle for a 35 day cruise retracing the voyage of the ANZACS to Gallipoli and then ending in Rome. The ship was very clean and the decor very nice. The cabin attendant was excellent and ... Read more
Porky55
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
50 forum posts
0 helpful votes
As this was a charter cruise we paid above market price for this cruise and knew it. But even so we were expecting a 5 star ship and cruise because of the way MSC Orchestra had been sold to us. Also because of Orchestras own advertising - ... Read more
Diannekaye
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
Most of the staff were fantastic. Food was below average. Buffet was disgusting. Nearly all passengers got the flu/virus and were very ill. Doctor was poor. No medication. Service was slow. Internet was so expensive and disgusting. Could ... Read more
Ivan Perth
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We joined the MSC Orchestra cruise, a 35 day voyage from Fremantle to Rome via Gallipoli for the 100th Gallipoli anniversary. A number of things with the ship and service were good but all up leaves plenty of room for improvement. Three ... Read more

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