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28 Barcelona to the Mediterranean MSC Orchestra Cruise Reviews


Nessa55 avatar

Nessa55

5 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Poor experience

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I chose this cruise because my best friend wanted to do the European tour and I was in a position to make it happen so why not. I hate when people do a review and it sounds like they are just being petty about every ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Italy4u

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Cruise

We have Been on about 6 cruises, worldwide and Mediterranean using RCL, NCL, Princess, and Celebrity. We opted for this 3 night MSC cruise really to test the water and if we liked it go further on a longer voyage ...
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Sail Date September 2018


Normbud avatar

Normbud

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Don’t bother

This cruise ship was clean and tidy but the cruise was a disaster hoping to have a lovely Xmas cruise we were very very disappointed .The food was disgusting most of the time it was served after a long wait more ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Tiftinsas

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Left a lot to be desired..

I chose this ship because of the amazing itinerary. The ports were wonderful.. had and a great time visiting Greece, Italy, France, Malta and Barcelona. However let me start off by saying, my entrance into the ship ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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tony james

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

this was our first cruise.My wife's ambition to cruise the Med. Visions of good food, good service and interesting places to visit, the main reason for chosen this particular cruise was its ports of call. ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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shanaaz.parker

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Phenomenal

The trip itinerary sounded amazing and what I needed from a vacation. I got much more than I bargained for. Embarkation and disembarkation went very smoothly. The cabin was comfortable and I mostly commend the ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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JustsaynotoMSC

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Nightmare experience, do not use MSC!

We took this cruise as part of a family vacation. It ended up being a nightmare experience. Less than 24 hours before we departed, MSC notified us that we would not be departing in Genoa, Italy. They gave us no ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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partowzomo

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Disappointing, would not recommend MSC, poorly managed line

Our cruise was a 12 night round trip from Barcelona. Stops were Funchal, Malaga, Tenerife, Casablanca, Rome, Genoa, Marsielle. We travelled from November 27th - December 9th. As an avid cruiser I have been on ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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Captain Camera

5 Reviews Written

57 Helpful Votes

First MSC Cruise For Us Great Value For Money Great Mediterranean Itinerary

MSC Orchestra November 27 to December 9 2017, Mediterranean Cruise Included Morocco and Funchal Stateroom 12102 Aurea Balcony This was our first cruise with MSC Cruise Lines, we have previously sailed ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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ShirleyFliss

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

If you like rudeness - you'll love this cruise!

Embarking was not a big deal. And the crew (for the most part) are very nice. Notice I didn't say 'helpful'.... just nice. It IS like a ferry experience with so many people getting on and off the ship. Didn't really ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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CBsouthernmaryland

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Wellness package a joke

I didn't choose this cruise line but decided to go along with a couple of girlfriends for the adventure. In general, room was very clean but extremely small, the staff were mostly friendly (sometimes out and out ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Mikehall00041

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

MSC -- Ryanair of crusing

with over 100 cruises under my belt and a good knowledge of what should be a good standard of service my family and I returned this week from a week on MSC Orchestra. We booked a balcony cabin with full drinks ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Slunce

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Didn't cover my expectations

We chose this cruise because the Meraviglia was full and we thought that MSC was a quality brand so, any vessel should be good enough. This was our first time and I have to confess that my expectations weren't ...
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Sail Date July 2017


aniram avatar

aniram

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

MSC-Absolutely not

Chose this cruse, because want to try different line. Had an experience with Royal and NCL. Pros: Cabin-very spacious , always clean, enough space for storage. Entertainment- very good singers and ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Nahedtakla

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Security evaluation during sailing

I have got a very good information about MSC trips from Italian friends as we are leaving in Slovenia, we, my friends and us, decided to join this cruise for celebrating the 60th anniversary for my husband and our ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Retired Adventurer

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Beautiful Ship

This is my first cruise and i really loved it. We embarked at Barcelona and it was very easy and no hiccups, arrived on board at noon and rooms were ready at 1.30pm. Our room was 8012 no balcony but a large porthole ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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shem56

1 Review Written

33 Helpful Votes

Fabulous!!!

We normally go with NCL and the cruise we were planning to do on the Norwegian Epic was full and our travel agent suggested giving MSC a go. We were very apprehensive about this due to reviews we have seen about ...
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Sail Date April 2017


EdStar avatar

EdStar

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Great Cabins, Great Crew

The ports of call appealed to me and I have always wanted to see Barcelona which was the embark/disembarkation port. I flew from Australia and it was a simple transit. I decided on the spur of the moment after ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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iturner4527

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Happily Surprised

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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carolinacruiser72

5 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Worried for no reason!!

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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Happyperson1980

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

MSC Never again

Myself and my partner have just returned from 8 night cruise with MSC aboard there ship called the Orchestra. We try get away every second year without the kids and we were looking forward to having a great time. We ...
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Sail Date October 2011


watergeorg avatar

watergeorg

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Food disgusting, staff wonderfull

We were totally disapointed by the food! All ads we read said that it was a "Typical Italian food", but that was a complete lie: Most of it was made out of powder and water. Breakfast: The coffee was instant ...
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Sail Date November 2010


Aylyn avatar

Aylyn

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

MSC Orchestra, Cuurates Egg

I am a retired Civil Servant, Civil Aviation Authority, and am fairly well travelled. My wife and I live on the Costa Blanca in Playa Flamenca around 60kms South of Alicante. So when a cruise became available that ...
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Sail Date September 2010


makerfamily avatar

makerfamily

1 Review Written

As long as you know what to expect, its great!

Please read all of the reviews about MSC Orchestra very carefully because for the most part they are true as far as: *Great value for an international cruise *Most patrons on the ship do not speak English ...
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Sail Date October 2010


dormin avatar

dormin

2 Reviews Written

Unknown Passengers

We were looking forward to the cruise, however as passengers on this ship we rarely existed to the crew, for example, we had to always go to deck 5 to find someone to find answers regarding anything. The problem ...
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Sail Date October 2017


MSC Orchestra Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04
Dining4.03
Entertainment3.03.4
Public Rooms4.03.9
Fitness Recreation4.03.3
Family3.03.5
Enrichment2.02.8
Service3.03.4
Value For Money4.03.2
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