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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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269 MSC Orchestra Cruise Reviews

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Come home sick
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2015
Firstly the positives - the restaurant, bar and entertainment staff were fantastic, always smiling and wanting to help. We were a family of 4 with 2 teenage chlldren. We booked 2 years before cruising when the children were smaller (due ... Read more
Lyn M
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The Italian staff on this ship were rude, arrogant and often told us lies. They need the sack! The Balinese staff, on the other hand were excellent - friendly, helpful, caring, considerate and could not do enough for you. The food was ... Read more
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Orgaca
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Good: - The ship itself was lovely. - the staff were very helpful. - cleanliness was great. Poor: - ship has flu on it and they don't do much to contain this or get rid of before next cruise starts. 98% of passengers ... Read more
Penny96728
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have just completed o trip on MSC Orchestra from Dubai U.A.E to Fremantle. Trip was planned for 18 months with great anticipation. For the record we (my wife and I, both Australians) have traveled on a number of cruises with a variety ... Read more
samer
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
OK, 35 nights cruising for one's first cruise could be problematic! NOT loved the cruising, despised the European cruise staff. Best bits: Our dinner table companions (overwhelmingly the best thing about the cruise) Visiting ... Read more
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Caught the cough
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
Background We were certainly looking forward to a wonderful adventure. We have previously cruised in Pacific and Inside passage with other cruise lines. Our first time with MSC. Cabin We went for top level 15. Cabin was OK but ... Read more
Dutch Kiwi
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
Everything was as expected.We had a fabulous time,made new friends,enjoyed the shows etc etc. Met some negative people complaining mainly about the food. They shut up when I asked them if they had smoked salmon for breakfast which is on ... Read more
Francesco43
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
Dubai to Fremantle, VIA Asia and Australia east and southern coast. Total mess up from day 1 every day came new challenge, dining rooms like local food hall, noisy crowded, no organisation or class at all, eventually settled for buffet ... Read more
Judieb
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was to be our holiday cruise of a life time. We had previously cruised with MSC 5 times including several long ocean crossings although not as long as this one. Took the staff more than 3 days to clean the boat - we left Dubai in ... Read more
Genie13
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The cruise went from Dubai to Perth Australia. It left on February 21, 2015, and was 33 days long. My husband and I will not be using this cruise line again. The Pros • The ship was well decorated. • The room steward ... Read more

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bodees
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
My wife and I were extremely disappointed with this cruise. Whilst the staff were excellent in most departments the same can't be said about the Chef's in the main dining area. The food was a disgrace,raw chicken,fish full of bones,raw ... Read more
tonymag1
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2015
We boarded this ship with great optimism after i had been given the all clear after going down with cancer on my previous cruise on Davina maiden voyage to Miami with cancer. MSC knew of my cancer and when we arrived at the ship we ... Read more
Rose-Marie
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
What a disappointment. My partner and I had been looking forward to this trip with great anticipation for over a year, leaving from Dubai to Fremantle. Food was mediocre and never hot, especially in the cafeteria. The layout of the ... Read more
paj123
Member Since 2014
1 review
35 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have recently returned from a 40 night Grand Voyage on MSC Orchestra. Our first cruise with MSC, only the second cruise that we have ever done, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We cant wait to do another one! We found embarkation to ... Read more
Paul Edwards
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Well what a joke!! we got on at Dubai, First thing we did was get a drinks package, went to our room it was nothing like on the pictures there was no throw bed was not clean the cabin was not that clean. The cabin steward did not introduce ... Read more

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pjb1947
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
MSC – 2015 REPORT ON CRUISE ON THE ‘MSC ORCHESTRA’ 21/02/2015 – 26/03/2015 *CAPTAIN - noticeable by his absence from the passengers. He was not seen mixing with any passengers until the 32nd night. Even the ... Read more
bedhead
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2015
I'd cruised on Orchestra in 2009 and, 6 years on the ship presents itself in as new condition - a credit to the crew who love their own ship! The ship is one of the cleanest I have cruised on and I was told by staff that at the end of the ... Read more
suron
Member Since 2005
10 reviews
1,374 forum post
2 helpful votes
My family and I (son, his wife and my twin grandsons, aged 11) sailed on MSC Orchestra from Dubai around the United Arab Emirates on 14th February. I have travelled many times before with MSC but this was the first ever cruise for my son ... Read more
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RDonald
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
As this was my first cruise I was anticipating many of the good qualities and values which I had heard from others who had cruised. Fortunately for them they had, presumably, not ventured on an MSC ship, especially 'The Orchestra' The ... Read more
Cathcart 20
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
My wife and I have just returned from our first cruise with MSC,please do not listen to all the complaints that are listed.Go with an open mind you will be pleasantly surprised. We arrived early morning in Dubai 7-30 ,usual queues taking ... Read more

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cruisingisagirlsbestfrien
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Just returned from a great cruise. Having cruised previously with P&O, Royal Caribbean and Princess, I had heard mixed reviews about MSC, so was a little worried, but found the ship and the staff excellent. Food was very good too. I ... Read more
Graeme2701
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
This was the third time that we have sailed with MSC, each time on a different ship and each time with the same verdict. Great. Quite why British reviewers generally slate MSC is beyond me. This is not Royal Caribbean, it is not Cunard, it ... Read more
marina pirates
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
64 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
Just arrived back from a wonderful cruise with MSC on board the Orchestra. I really cannot understand the bad reviews which have been written. Firstly the flights were good with Emirates, transfers and booking in at the port, very quick ... Read more
Mogmail
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
We had a balcony cabin 12120 which was kept spotless by the unobtrusive cabin steward , enough storage space and pleasant bathroom area . Food and drinks all ok , we ate most of the time in the dining room as it is waiter service and ... Read more
Wato1957
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Just returned from hols we flew to Dubai stayed 2 nites in a nice hotel had a chance to look around pick up from hotel fine we got onto ship ok beautifull ship full of Italians few Germans French and English food was very cold in all ... Read more

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