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Susie1944
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Friend chose it as it was a cheap offer but I would never go on Orchestra again. On embarkation we had to wait for 2 1/2 hours to board ship. When we got on board our room hadn't been cleaned, that was our first complaint of many. The ... Read more
TENERIFE1995
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Really horrible experience and will not advice anybody to choose this cruise. Food on 13th floor seems to be for cattles disgusting and no organisation at all. You will need to spend half an hour looking for a table. Although we went ... Read more
airpricing
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
There is a mixed message in the whole experience with MSC. This is also my personal opinion, and based on my expectations. The ship is really nice, and the decor contemporary, as well as the whole web checkin, pre-cruise emails, ... Read more
Jirkapieter
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2016
we went for a cruise with msc orchestra to the French Antiles. We had a great time. The staff was verry friendly, they spoke french/ englisch/ spanisch/italian,.... The cabins were clean the beds confortable and the housekeeper was ... Read more
Skier52
Member Since 2010
1 review
2,814 forum posts
1 helpful vote
MSC ORCHESTRA ANTILLES GRAND CRUISE, B2B, Trans-ATLANTIC GRAND CRUISE (28nights) Choice of Itinerary This was driven by a number of factors. Most importantly was my wife’s desire to see where “Death in ... Read more
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keneleyuk
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We are regular cruisers and MCS Orchestra Caribbean cruise was not a good experience on so many levels. Hassle on embarkation to disembarkation. Lots of in your face high pressure selling from the moment we stepped on board to the end of ... Read more
chriswade22
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We have cruised with many cruise lines and this was by far the worst experience. you were not even allowed to take on board water or soft drinks. you had to pay for almost everything. the service was awful and slow. the food was average ... Read more
sharonmorgan71
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
So before I start I want to acknowledge all the other reviews for MSC and the Orchestra and appreciate that everyones expectations and experiences are individual and I will just be representing ours as 6 family members including ... Read more
nikki.m.cruise
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Arrived back last Wednesday, only just recovering from an on-board virus that includes a seriously bad cough, it started on day 3. You hear the cough everywhere on board. Judging from past reviews, it seems it is affecting many newcomers ... Read more
billy and lee
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Just back from the 'holiday of a lifetime' what a joke. From the arrival at the ship, until disembarkation, MSC seemed determined to make every step a battle, from herding us on with the people on excursions, to a complete refusal to ... Read more
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kezmark
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This was without doubt the worst cruise we have ever been on. We have cruised the Caribbean on 7 previous occasions with other cruise lines, typically in balcony cabins or sometimes a suite, so do have a reasonable knowledge and ... Read more
paulsmith
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
we went on this cruise thinking it was wheelchair friendly the staff were very rude the only person that helped us was the cleaner I had to get my partner off the ship by myself twice as there was no one to help nearly lost him ... Read more
MazzyKn
Member Since 2012
1 review
13 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This was our 2nd cruise with MSC, having previously sailed on the Divina from Miami around the Caribbean in early 2014. We were attracted to the port intensive itinerary with no full sea days throughout the whole 14 day cruise. Embarkation ... Read more
eden rose
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Upon arrival, after travelling more than 15 hours, we were constantly harassed by employees from MSC to sell beverage and other packages before allowing us to check-in. The check-in was very brief and we were given almost no information ... Read more
Adrian63
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2016
The ship is nice and the balcony cabines are looking good also. The food was low cost quality. The strongest point of this cruise was the staff, with special remarks for Miguel, the waiter in cigar bar. Ship and entertainment ... Read more
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rightbank
Member Since 2011
1 review
4 forum posts
5 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
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
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
4 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
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
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
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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