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370 MSC Orchestra Cruise Reviews


tonyfes avatar

tonyfes

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Unexpectedly the last cruise of the season

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We chose this cruise because it was close to my wife's birthday. On the Sunday prior to the cruise our President announced the strict measures for gatherings and movement of people - we thought our cruise was ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Angela.Cromarty

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Money seems the prime objective of getting people to cruise

We joined the cruise with friends. Just a weekend away ... and wanted to relax and have some fun. Everything is extremely overpriced. As we were paying in the region of R2000 pppn... we do expect ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Cruisin80

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Always so much fun and luxurious

We love to cruise, we find it relaxing and love spending quality time with the family. We always enjoy the entertainment and love taking part. Its definitely easier on the 2nd cruise.. the food in the buffet it ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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OOKenobi101

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

So many problems due to one cause

• We got the impression that the ship was over capacity, as it was almost impossible to get to the food stations or even get a table at the buffets at mealtimes, due to the sheer quantity of guests. • The ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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JAXREC

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

We were able to land on Pomene Island.

As from our membership numbers, and even prior to us being members, you will see that we are frequent cruises (MSC Only) MSC cruises have in the past being our "thing"to celebrate our yearly anniversary. We ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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ndileka

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Almost great experience but A trip

I chose this cruise based on the advertisements and need for a holiday. The idea of a cruise is great and all that it promises but it seems idea has fallen through the cracks and this now has become transport to ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Nadsb1977

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Best time of my Life

This was my 3rd cruise with MSC and I hope there is still allot to come...Everything was excellent, cabins, food and entertainment. The staff was friendly and helpfull and we realy enjoyed the shows. Out of my view ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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cruisesafer

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Beautiful cruise to Iceland and Greenland

We chose this cruise after browsing the MSC Cruises website for a itinerary that was a little out of the ordinary. We found this itinerary very interesting because of the stops in Iceland and Greenland. We are ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Bethuel

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Awesome experience

Experience of a lifetime, high level of professionalism and excellence. Planning to do it again in 2020. Food was fresh at all times, cabins and bathrooms clean and very well maintained and the level of hygiene is ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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lay about

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A cruise without TV and poor satellite communication

Told by Iglu that this was a good cruise, .No bus to pick us up at Nice, one arrived 2 hours late. Boat drill held before we had got to our cabin. Internet very slow and news from TV non existent after ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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rasamin

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Genoa to Durban - great itinerary, very poor quality cruise

We had a great trip but the time on the ship was a total disappointment . The itinerary was what enticed us to book this cruise. It was our first with MSC and we are very unlikely to cruise with them again. If ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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CharlzB

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

I love cruising

I loved the 5 night cruise. The xtra day is worth it. We were on the ship Sunday at 10h00 which gave us almost a full day on board. We were fortunate to get off at both islands which was awesome. Very hot though so ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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port solent

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Not the best cruise

We chose this repositioning cruise because of the itinerary and wanted to do more of South Africa. Overall the ship was clean and tidy, the staff must take a lot of credit for this. But we were disappointed ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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anfieldfujia

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Poor service

As a Diamond Club Card Holder and recently invited to the Launch Party for the MSC Orchestra on the 16th November 2019 and then Booked for the First 4 night cruise, commencing on the 17th November to say I was a ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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PONTZ

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Best Time Of My Life!!

I had an awesome time indeed!! It's such a luxurious experience and it's not even expensive, it's worth every penny. From the friendly staff, to cleanliness of the rooms, passages each corner is extremely well taken ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Crag rat

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

The Med and Indian Ocean to Durban, South Africa

Good Itinerary. Unfortunately, as usual, many whinging & moaning passengers on this good value for money cruise. Our only complaints were related to the slow embarkation in Genoa and lack of satellite TV ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Bonnie12

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Service

It was my first time to Pomene island and the place was good except that i did not enjoy myself due to the beach which made my body to react to the water so bad. The place is so big. The service was so good, ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Nessa55

5 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Poor experience

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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sun25

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

MSC Bait & Switch drink package

My wife and I, and another couple booked 2 MSC European cruises about a year in advance. The first, on the MSC Orchestra, sailed from Hamburg on June 5th and visited ports in Scotland and Ireland. This was our first ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Gcony

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

MSC - More Sur Charges: Unprofessional, cheap and argumentative

We chose this cruise to circumnavigate the British Isles and found nothing but dissapointment. We have recently returned from a cruise around the British Isles on MSC Orchestra (5th June Hamburg). If MSC gave us ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Grdxx1

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

More sure charges

This cruise was chosen for its itinerary. The ship is a fancy barge where you pay extra for anything you may need. We were expected to pay for a glass of tap water in the formal restaurant. They do not provided any ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Stewart C

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

MSC = Most Stressful Cruise

We chose this cruise because of its 23 night itinerary of very varied destinations, covering South America through to Europe, we had previously cruised with MSC on the Opera, based in Cuba, which we really enjoyed. ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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roytherrien

2 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

The Ship That will not be Named

“The ship that will not be named” — that is how my wife and I have agreed to deal with this atrocious memory. Embarkation was sadistic. Pouring rain in Venice, through which you MUST walk for the final 100 ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Beatrizg

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

The worst cruise ever

It was our second time with MSC. The first one was with MSC Fantasy and was very good. To start, embarkation lasted three hours, very stressful. We had to buy soap at the first port we arrived because the soap ...
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Sail Date April 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


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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