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djhe
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Have been on 8+ cruises and travelled on other cruise lines before (NCL, Holland America, Carnival, and Celebrity). Tried MSC based on itinerary and time available. Had read mixed reviews, but thought to give it a try. Cabin: PRO - ... Read more
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capitalbarry
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
127 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Listen I have cruise MSC plenty of times as I am Black Member status with Msc.. This cruise was part of my b2b Mediterranean cruise. I thought that my cruise with Musica was bad and didn't think it could of got worse, BUT I was ... Read more
Smaragd Flyer
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
7 helpful votes
Initially we chose this cruise to fit in with holiday availability of family members - and certainly had some trepidation given some of the reviews. We need not have worried. Simply put this was a great cruise - if you are looking for a ... Read more
Barnierubble1
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
Choose it on locations to visit Ship was very good cabins excellent hard working staff were very good in all dept except management who had an air of superiority and indifference to any issues on board particularly non Italians ... Read more
Retired Adventurer
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2017
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 view. Room was a ... Read more
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Flashpoint
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
We chose this ship on recommendation of travel agent.It all kicked off at Barcelona Airport where the MSC rep could not be found. We looked everywhere and eventually spied him behind a pillar. The embarkation was a pain as there was only ... Read more
Llebeda
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
11 helpful votes
This was our second voyage using MSC. Last year we sailed on the Magnifica out of Venice and this year the Orchestra out of Genoa. We are currently planning a trip next year using MSC again. We were concerned when we read the ... Read more
shem56
Member Since 2008
1 review
3 forum posts
26 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
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 food etc. However, it was ... Read more
cruiserchad
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
74 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Now don't get me wrong, we really enjoyed this cruise and for the money we paid it was a bargain. However not having cruised with MSC before there were a few unexpected omissions compared to other lines we've used. Embarkation was swift ... Read more
sand dunes and salty air
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
We did back to back cruises and did Greece and Montenegro the week before on the same ship. Awesome itineraries, we were scheduled to stop at Malta but due to rough seas detoured to Majorca which was amazing beautiful place to visit, no ... Read more
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WEBBSKIES
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
2 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We took (and reviewed) a similar repositioning cruise from Genoa to Brazil aboard the MSC Orchestra 2 years ago. At a cost of just £50 per person per day we think MSC offer exceptional value for money. The balcony cabin was just ... Read more
Vagary
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
9 helpful votes
SHIP is slightly outdated. The Italian dark red and dark green color scheme looks a little tiring to me, but it might be just personal taste. I like more RCL navy blue scheme. Pool was extremely small, full of kids with no manner jumping ... Read more
Mr Bon Voyage
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Chose this cruise for the ports of call. Some areas of the overall cruise exceeded my expectations but there were a lot more negatives than positives Embarkation was a total nightmare, no organisation, people pushing in, long queues and ... Read more
Smithy2
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Chose this cruise, with 2 friends, to fit in with school break; but children were not a problem. Ship, cabin, theatre were very good and the general organisation was more than competent. Main gripe was lack of staff training, other than ... Read more
alexodddstuff1
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
First time cruisers, unsure how it was going to be. The buffet restaurant had a massive choice of food, albeit on plastic tray-like plates. ( I get it, you heard quite a few crashes and broken crockery would have made an awful mess. That ... Read more
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Diane Michelle
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We chose this cruise to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We have been on other cruises but not this cruise line. From the beginning it was disorganised in every way, no information was given about anything and we spent most of the ... Read more
lucypatrick
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We are a family of 4 (parents with 16yo girl and 12yo boy) from Australia. We first cruised the West Mediterranean on MSC Fantasia (which was so spectacular) and then we had free transfers from one ship to the next (Genoa to Venice). The ... Read more
Cobblers1947
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
This is unquestionably the worst cruise ship we have been on over a twenty years plus of sailing, Customer relations desk and its staff - were in the main very off hand, We had a problem with noise being so close to the engines - I ... Read more
roxburgh1
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
This was a working holiday looking after a selection of bingo customers this was my first cruise and I was not sure what to expect, I enjoyed most aspects of the cruise, the room had a balcony but I rarely had time to enjoy it, it took ... Read more
JudyTraveller
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Embarked from Venice and I would not recommend leaving from this city for a cruise. We stayed at a hotel some distance from the People Mover, but decided to walk. We hired a porter to take our luggage, and watched him struggle over a ... Read more
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Parbuckle
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Very average cruise ship in all regards.. with the exception being the shows at night, and the excellent employees. The MSC Orchestra has the feeling of being back in the 80's, with no "wow!" factor at all. There's a reason we ... Read more
Peter Gibbs
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Special celebration for my 65th birthday. This was not acknowledged on board. Other cruises have shared a special celebration with us. The internet is not recommended. Just wait until you dock somewhere. It is a waste of money even ... Read more
Corleysalt
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
We thought this was a very good cruise, but must admit it is my first cruise so I can’t make comparisons. We were apprehensive because of all the bad reviews, but this was not our experience. Boarding & disembarking - yes ... Read more
holidays11
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Cruised on MSC Orchestra. The ship was lovely, clean and tidy. Not too big and not too small. We had cabin 11080 which was a balcony and it was a slight bigger balcony than the normal ones as it was on the corner. 2 adults and 1 ... Read more
laurianna
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
12 helpful votes
My friends and I chose this cruise for A) Itinerary B) to try a new cruise line - bad mistake. Embarkation absolute chaos - staff too busy trying to sell packages, i.e. photo's/dvd's/drinks/excursions/spa etc the list goes on. No one to ... Read more
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