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The penthouse on deck 11 was fabulous
"This is our second cruise on the Encore this year and the most disappointing. The crew was missing the usual spark and coordination that we associate with past Seabourn cruises. This was our 6th cruise with Seabourn..."Read More
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RCober

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

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The penthouse on deck 11 was fabulous

Review for Seabourn Encore to Australia & New Zealand

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RCober

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

This is our second cruise on the Encore this year and the most disappointing. The crew was missing the usual spark and coordination that we associate with past Seabourn cruises. This was our 6th cruise with Seabourn and we found the food was lacking in variety and below the usual standard expected with this line. Rather than raising the bar I think senior management are cost cutting and lowering ...
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Sail Date: October 2017

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite

20 Helpful Votes


Orchestra Fiasco

Review for MSC Orchestra to Australia & New Zealand

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Francesco43

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 upstairs where chef and staff were a vast improvement. Nightly shows, all intros in 6 languages, the boring all the same no variety, people standing in from ...
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Sail Date: February 2015

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom

3 Helpful Votes


Inaugural Cruise MSC orchestra - dubai to perth

Review for MSC Orchestra to Australia & New Zealand

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Judieb

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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 a terrible sand storm. We noticed a lot of the little touches were missing - right down to the MSC pens and notepads!! People at our table came down with a ...
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Sail Date: February 2015

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

1 Helpful Vote


Disaster

Review for MSC Orchestra to Australia & New Zealand

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bodees

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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 sausages,foreign body in food etc. Our complaints fell on deaf ears.There were 126 complaints at the 1st sitting one evening,our table walked out and ate at the ...
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Sail Date: February 2015

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

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Our 9th MSC Cruise

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Dutch Kiwi

6-10 Cruises

Age 80s

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 the on the menu as much as you like. Admittedly have had only a short cruise with a Greek ship the Sea Diamond so no real basis for comparison but we will ...
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Sail Date: March 2015

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)


Fortunate to be Alive

Review for MSC Orchestra to Australia & New Zealand

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tonymag1

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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 were whisked away to our cabin in minutes. From there all down hill apart from the general staff who worked dammed hard for us. First dirty pillows and lumpy ...
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Sail Date: February 2015

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

2 Helpful Votes


Fabulous 40 Nightts on the MSC Orchestra

Review for MSC Orchestra to Australia & New Zealand

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paj123

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

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 be easy and well organised (and I love a French or Italian accent), and directions to our cabin were given by immaculately presented staff on board. Our ...
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Sail Date: February 2015

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)


Never again

Review for MSC Orchestra to Australia & New Zealand

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Rose-Marie

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 cafeteria was not well planned. In the dining room the staff were great but the food again was mediocre. Even a simple dish like a Nasi Goreng was a disaster. ...
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Sail Date: February 2015

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

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MSC Orchestra, "what a disappointment"

Review for MSC Orchestra to Australia & New Zealand

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Penny96728

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

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 of cruise companies over the years, so have some basic expectations. We are very disappointed with this MSC group. The good points:- - They keep the ship in ...
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Sail Date: March 2015

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

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Great Value

Review for MSC Orchestra to Australia & New Zealand

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bedhead

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

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 regulatory sanitation inspection in Sydney port officials were so impressed that they gave Orchestra the highest marks of any visiting cruise ship that season. ...
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Sail Date: February 2015

Departure Port: Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

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