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Lean47
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
We only choose to travel with MSC and this is the first time that we would rate it lower than "very good or excellent". The entertainment quality was nowhere near as good as usual this included the nightly show and also at the ... Read more
shivdaly70
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 helpful votes
Imagine heading into your local travel agent and telling them that you are half considering a cruise for your Honeymoon, and then the travel consultant recommends MSC, well if this happens to you, run for the hills!! I was half hearted ... Read more
cdkeivit
Member Since 2011
1 review
1 forum post
16 helpful votes
We chose the MSC Orchestra (sailing 05 June 2016 from Venice) primarily for the itinerary - Venice, Bari, Olympia, Santorini, Athens, Corfu and Kotor. The price was a bonus as well, with a balcony stateroom and round trip air for less ... Read more
dr.anuraaggarg
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
this was the first cruise we took , that too after so many apprehensions that we may end up managing the motion sickness issue of mine and my daughter , but to our surprise both had no issue of nausea etc . at all . we stayed for one ... Read more
Payneep
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We chose this cruise as it was good value for money .having read the reviews afterwards was very wary of what to expect. Embarkation was a nightmare no-one seemed to take control once that happened it went smoothly. The ship was lovely ... Read more
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Two Jerrys
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
12 helpful votes
We cruised with MSC last year and loved it so booked again. This route was amazing - Venice - Bari - Olympia - Santorini - Athens - Corfu - Kotor. We are still pinching ourselves in disbelief that we saw so much in 7 days! We were on a ... Read more
bernalano
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Our 7-day cruise sailed from Venice-Bari-Katakolon-Santorini-Piraeus-Corfu-Kotor. This was my second time on a cruise, been on the Carnival Sensation 3yrs ago. The journey was so smooth within the 7 days, I usually am sensitive and suffers ... Read more
Nellyoscar
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
Arrived on ship and room not ready had to wait. Cases did not arrive at our room till after 8pm No face clothes till we had been on board for 2 days No note paper just envelopes On first dining but the meal was almost thrown at ... Read more
wilfred09
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
First time on such a large ship (3200 Passengers) I have been on smaller ships. Unable to explore Venice because of timeline with arrivals and departures. The ship was excellent, cabins were good size and well equipped, only news channels ... Read more
DrJosephDavidson
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
When boarding/checking-in we arrived to the ship on time, and had to wait for an hour outside in the rain before being able to board the ship. From that point it was still another two hours waiting in various lines until we received our ... Read more
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eileen108
Member Since 2015
1 review
25 forum posts
13 helpful votes
This was my first cruise ever and I was pleasantly surprised, especially after all the bad reviews of MSC (especially their food) which I had read! It took us two hours from arriving at port until walking on the ship so that was the ... Read more
Susie1944
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Friend chose it as it was a cheap offer but I would never go on Orchestra again. On embarkation we had to wait for 2 1/2 hours to board ship. When we got on board our room hadn't been cleaned, that was our first complaint of many. The ... Read more
TENERIFE1995
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Really horrible experience and will not advice anybody to choose this cruise. Food on 13th floor seems to be for cattles disgusting and no organisation at all. You will need to spend half an hour looking for a table. Although we went ... Read more
airpricing
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
There is a mixed message in the whole experience with MSC. This is also my personal opinion, and based on my expectations. The ship is really nice, and the decor contemporary, as well as the whole web checkin, pre-cruise emails, ... Read more
Jirkapieter
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2016
we went for a cruise with msc orchestra to the French Antiles. We had a great time. The staff was verry friendly, they spoke french/ englisch/ spanisch/italian,.... The cabins were clean the beds confortable and the housekeeper was ... Read more
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Skier52
Member Since 2010
1 review
3,400 forum posts
4 helpful votes
MSC ORCHESTRA ANTILLES GRAND CRUISE, B2B, Trans-ATLANTIC GRAND CRUISE (28nights) Choice of Itinerary This was driven by a number of factors. Most importantly was my wife’s desire to see where “Death in ... Read more
keneleyuk
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We are regular cruisers and MCS Orchestra Caribbean cruise was not a good experience on so many levels. Hassle on embarkation to disembarkation. Lots of in your face high pressure selling from the moment we stepped on board to the end of ... Read more
chriswade22
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We have cruised with many cruise lines and this was by far the worst experience. you were not even allowed to take on board water or soft drinks. you had to pay for almost everything. the service was awful and slow. the food was average ... Read more
sharonmorgan71
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
So before I start I want to acknowledge all the other reviews for MSC and the Orchestra and appreciate that everyones expectations and experiences are individual and I will just be representing ours as 6 family members including ... Read more
nikki.m.cruise
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Arrived back last Wednesday, only just recovering from an on-board virus that includes a seriously bad cough, it started on day 3. You hear the cough everywhere on board. Judging from past reviews, it seems it is affecting many newcomers ... Read more
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billy and lee
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Just back from the 'holiday of a lifetime' what a joke. From the arrival at the ship, until disembarkation, MSC seemed determined to make every step a battle, from herding us on with the people on excursions, to a complete refusal to ... Read more
kezmark
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This was without doubt the worst cruise we have ever been on. We have cruised the Caribbean on 7 previous occasions with other cruise lines, typically in balcony cabins or sometimes a suite, so do have a reasonable knowledge and ... Read more
paulsmith
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
we went on this cruise thinking it was wheelchair friendly the staff were very rude the only person that helped us was the cleaner I had to get my partner off the ship by myself twice as there was no one to help nearly lost him ... Read more
MazzyKn
Member Since 2012
1 review
13 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This was our 2nd cruise with MSC, having previously sailed on the Divina from Miami around the Caribbean in early 2014. We were attracted to the port intensive itinerary with no full sea days throughout the whole 14 day cruise. Embarkation ... Read more
eden rose
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
6 helpful votes
Upon arrival, after travelling more than 15 hours, we were constantly harassed by employees from MSC to sell beverage and other packages before allowing us to check-in. The check-in was very brief and we were given almost no information ... Read more
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