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15 MSC Rio de Janeiro Cruise Reviews

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Venetia
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2015
Absolutely the worst cruise ever. We got off this ship two days ago and I felt like I had gotten out of a dirty prison and was released back to society and civilization. In my opinion and based on my experience, here are the reasons why ... Read more
sapp1blue
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2014
We have cruised many, many times and on all types of ships, we are more interested in the itinerary than the amenities mostly but this ship is the doss house of the cruise world - one star would be generous. You would think it's being ... Read more
nieves
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We took this wonderful cruise, after the last game of the world cup. Been a avid cruiser, I saw the cruise line had a nice route and decided to book it. I book a yact club family suite after reading good reviews about it. I strongly ... Read more
Extant
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2014
The bad The food was of institutional quality. Looked nice, but tough, not cooked enough or too much, and of a commercial grade. Coffee, was the pits, so was forced to pay for a fresh cappuccino with breakfast. Food at buffet was cold, ... Read more
Jimjelich
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
5 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2014
My wife and I have just finished the cruise from Rio to Genoa. Have cruised with MSC before so knew what to expect. If you expect English or Australian standards you will be disappointed as the passengers come from a wide mix of countries ... Read more

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anipere
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My friend and I flew from New Zealand to board the MSC Orchestra on its repositioning cruise from Rio to Genoa. We had a wonderful experience and are keen to repeat. The cruise was amazing value for money and we think we got a five star ... Read more
Jimjelich
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
5 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2014
My wife and I have just completed the 14 day cruise from Rio to Genoa. Having cruised with MSC before our expectations were reasonable and they were met. The staff on the ship range from speaking English but not understanding English ... Read more
midlifetravel
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We were extremely disappointed with the experience on this voyage. While our expectations were not high, based on others' reviews, we still hoped that would be somewhat enjoyable. It turned out to be a great disappointment with a few ... Read more
love of cruising
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2012
We boarded the ship in Rio de Janiero after we were told our cabin was occupied by a travel agent for a 1 night cruise from Santos to Rio. We paid the same price as all the other passengers who boarded in Santos. Our balcony cabin was ... Read more
cruisequeen12
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2012
I read many reviews before boarding the MSC Orchestra for an 18 day Transatlantic cruise, many comments were negative but I boarded the ship with an open mind. My First impression on boarding the ship she was beautiful and clean, however ... Read more

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Puppydoug
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I had never been on a cruise before, although my partner had. We found the boarding process (in Rio) to be as efficient as could be reasonably expected. The ship itself is large and it was easy to get lost! But it's very clean and well ... Read more
telarchitect
Member Since 2009
1 review
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We decided on this cruise because we have never been to South America. Rio and Buenos Aries were exotic cities that we were interested in seeing. They are both wonderful cities with much to explore. The difficulties started ... Read more
vagabond_b
Member Since 2008
1 review
78 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife wanted to go to Rio de Janeiro for our anniversary. I always wanted to go to Buenos Aires. Only one cruiseline gave us both with significant time in Rio on the dates near our anniversary plus a stop at Punta del Este, Uruguay - ... Read more
chrisaw
Member Since 2010
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The embarkation was well organised and the Mini Suite was in line with most other cruise lines Balcony cabins. Good clean furnishings and attentive cabin staff, plus fresh fruit and chocolates on arrival. Cabin was on Starboard side past ... Read more
owl61
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
817 forum posts
0 helpful votes
INTRODUCTION This is a review from my cruise aboard the MSC Armonia in January 2005. We sailed seven days from Rio de Janeiro to Salvador and back. The Armonia continues to ply these So American waters so for anyone thinking about ... Read more
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