MSC Orchestra (together with its sister ships) has 1,275 cabins; 80 percent feature private balconies. Standards balconies are fairly compact -- they come in at 164 square ft. (with 48-square-ft. balconies). Superior balconies are slightly larger at 191 square ft. (48-square-ft. baloncy). Insides and oveanviews are even smaller at 150 square ft.
The cabin was beautifully appointed with red and black color schemes with a double bed (that can be converted to two singles), a sofa, desk, mini-bar, a safe and a flat-screen TV. In addition to regular programming, pay-per-view movies were available; programs unsuitable for kids can be blocked.
The storage space is adequate, but one positive is that the suitcase fits under the bed. The shower-only bathrooms are also adequate and feature soap, shampoo and shower cap.
Some, including my cabin, have connecting doors -- a great family option -- but if you're a light sleeper, avoid these.
There are 18 larger suites though as mentioned; at only 278 square ft. (with 48-square-ft. balconies), they're a bit smaller than suites offered by other cruise lines. Beyond the extra space, the big differences include a separate seating area and bathrooms with a tub.
Compact, well furnished, well decorated with attractive modern art on walls. Kept spotlessly clean and an embarrassingly frequent change of linen. Each standard cabin has almost adequate hanging space and plenty of drawers. An easy-to-use safe is included at no extra...continue