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MSC Orchestra Cruise Reviews

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Pomone beaches
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Tender trip to Pomone escarpment and lagoon off Mozambique coast
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Awesome experience

Review for MSC Orchestra to Africa

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First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

Hubby and I came to celebrate my 50th birthday. We had the best time ever. The balcony cabin a must..friendly Crew..good tasty food..clean rooms..live entertainment, Jayreed rocked the place with reggae music and in no time people were full on dance floor. Chico a drummer from Philippines was so entertaining..he played those drums hard..he was amazing, friendly, interacted with his audience, ...
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Sail Date: January 2023


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Review for MSC Orchestra to Africa

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AntonEW
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Tropical beach break from Durban . Nice roomy cabin on 15 th deck cleaned and quality linen with excellent TV and wide range of DSTV channels and bar refilled daily. Issues are restricted to Durban embarkation nightmare where passengers herded into enclosed tent for so called COVID document checks yet if ever this was a high risk viral vest pool in 40 degree heat with zero air most passengers did ...
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Sail Date: January 2023

Cabin Type: Deluxe Interior


Worst cruise experience ever

Review for MSC Orchestra to Africa

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Cramermc813
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

MSC Review This has been one of the worst cruises I’ve ever experienced. I planned this vacation with MSC as a “cruise of a lifetime”, considering this was my wife’s first cruise experience. My expectation was clearly not met, not to mention the ship is old and the decor is grossly outdated! What my wife and I experienced with MSC Orchestra has greatly reduced our interest in cruising. MSC ...
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Sail Date: December 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Balcony (partial view)


Never again with MSC!!!

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skibum02
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

My family cruised on MSC Orchestra Dec 26th- Jan 9th from Durban with (planned) stops in Mozambique, Madagascar, Seychelles and Mauritius. I strongly caution prospective travelers to avoid this cruise and MSC as a whole after this disappointing holiday and will in detail describe our experience. BEFORE CRUISE: MSC website to manage your booking is vague in detailing how their packages work. ...
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Sail Date: December 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Balcony

Traveled with children


This is the worst cruise line we've ever been on

Review for MSC Orchestra to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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spanishrose1952
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this 10 day cruise solely because we had never visited 6 of the 8 destinations and it had been some years since we had visited the other two. As we were going to be travelling as part of a group, the price for an outside balcony cabin was good. THE CABIN - Size was as expected. We had an additional sofa bed in our cabin, other members of our group only had an armchair which is not ...
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Sail Date: September 2022


Never again with MSC

Review for MSC Orchestra to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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sevillanas222
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

The ship was old and dated but perfectly comfortable in the public lounges and cabin and the crew were lovely but that’s just about where the positives end. Unfortunately the food onboard was the worst I have experienced. This was our first time with MSC out of almost 20 cruises with various companies and we have never experienced such poor quality dining. There seemed to be a distinct lack of ...
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Sail Date: September 2022

Cabin Type: Premium Balcony


Loved it

Review for MSC Orchestra to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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jspqld
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

We really enjoyed this cruise, as we do most. The ship is about 15 years old, but was kept in fantastic condition. The ship so white on the outside, no rust to be seen. All staff encountered were friendly and fun. Our balcony on deck 11 was nice. Only negative, they could update the TV to something a little larger. Loved all the large mirrors in the room to make the area feel bigger than it ...
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Sail Date: August 2022


The most empathetic and professional staff of 2022!!!

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FPM719
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

Having the possibility to board directly in Lisbon, made all the difference. This was my first MSC cruise and I enjoyed it very much. The employees were outstanding at all levels! Many thanks and praises to the staff at the Ville Bourgeoise restaurant, you are the best!!! Also, at the buffet diniung, despite the number of guests, they were always very empathetic and professional. The ...
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Sail Date: August 2022

Traveled with children


Small Ship, Friendly Staff, Amazing Entertainment, Fabulous Itinerary

Review for MSC Orchestra to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Iloper
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

When searching for my third cruise and having experienced more premium offerings, i discovered this 10 day western Medi itinerary. Immediate concerns were that i heard MSC was an average cruise line, in the same club as RCL and Carnival. So what did i thought? Ok, we will have the ports. The food, staff, ship will be secondary. Completely wrong idea. Lets review by items: Ship: recently ...
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Sail Date: July 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View (obstructed view)

Traveled with children


Must do better.

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Ian Bloor
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We have just finished our Mediterranean cruise and had time to reflect on it. It was a multiple embarkation trip with passengers coming and going on a daily basis and at this time of the year there were many families with young children. Overall, having been on many MSC cruises including two in 2021 we were very disappointed with this cruise. I am sure that the Covid pandemic and the need to take ...
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Sail Date: June 2022

Cabin Type: Premium Balcony


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