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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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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
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
1,308 forum post
1 helpful vote
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
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
48 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

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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
deadslow
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
8 Night fly cruise balcony 8046 MSC Orchestra To start with we had faultless flight with Emirates from Gatwick. On arrival the free transfer to the port fast and faultless Embarkation was quick and faultless. The cabin was acceptable ... Read more
rfausset
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
I travelled with my family of four adults and to say the cruise was a disappointment is an understatement. We've been on other cruise lines before which are far more superior in every way. To start with the staff: getting on to the ... Read more
tmbhl_on_the_go
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
151 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I’ve given this cruise an average of 4 stars, but it’s really 3 stars for MSC and 5 stars for the ports/itinerary. We are very glad we did it just to get to experience the ports, but MSC is a poor choice for English speaking ... Read more

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BarnsleyDave
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We travelled from the UK and joined the ship in Dubai. The flights on Emirates were excellent. There is good service, good entertainment and good legroom on the aircraft. The transfer to the cruise ship was OK on arrival but chaotic on ... Read more
kat29
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
Well.......where do I start? Let me start with the positives..... The chamber maid was a delight, my room was always immaculate and I was greeted with a smile and a hello... always. The gym, good equipment and I enjoyed my daily ... Read more
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isobelmccrum
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My parents have been on many cruises and based on their advice myself and husband booked the all inclusive package for 1 week for Christmas. I cant even begin to describe what a waste of time and money this cruise was. Firstly the food ... Read more
bammy64
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Didnt get off to a great start at Dubai Airport. Total lack of organisation. Had to wait for ages for coaches to arrive and then mad panic. People ramming each other with cases . No allocated coaches just a mad dash. Worst thing about MSC ... Read more
EvelynJ
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
There was 4 off us, one disabled, and we had a marvellous time. The staff where friendly and very helpful and went out of their way to make our disabled friend's live as easy as possible aboard. They made sure that he could access anything ... Read more

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sidari
Member Since 2008
7 reviews
6,430 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2014
MSC Orchestra Grand Cruise Venice to Dubai  25th November to 13th December Itinerary. We chose this cruise mainly due to Petra/Aqaba in Jordan being one of the stops, traveling through the Suez Canal and a day in Dubai plus the fact ... Read more
November Cruiser
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2014
Overall the cruise was very good and a good value for the money. There were a lot of highlights: Venice where we started, the Akropolis in Athens, going through the Suez Canal, Petra in Jordan, and finishing in Dubai. We also stopped at a ... Read more
Zhagata
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2014
We have just returned home from a Grand Voyage on the MSC Orchestra, starting in Venice and cruising down the eastern med, onto Suez canal, to Petra, Red Sea, Oman and UAE. We truly had a wonderful time! This was our second cruise, and ... Read more
butlerman
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
MSC may be good at carrying goods but are hopeless at carrying passengers! They must be the worst cruise line afloat ! Food; DISGUSTING ! Cheap ingredients., poorly cooked by incompetent "Chefs?"You will lose weight on an MSC cruise as ... Read more
kazzer257a
Member Since 2010
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
we booked the cruise as it was a good price and nice itinerary, then I got very concerned by all the bad reviews regarding the food and staff. These concerns was needless. The ship is lovely, the food in both the main dining room and the ... Read more

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