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MSC Orchestra Review

4.0 / 5.0
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371 reviews

Much Much Better Than I Expected!

Review for MSC Orchestra to the Western Mediterranean
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2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Apr 2012

Our embarkation at Livorno (which isn't available in the drop-down menu above!) was perfect. We arrived at 2 pm for a 7 pm departure and were on the ship in 10 minutes. Then a white gloved attendant took us to our upgraded cabin, 10164.

Everyone we dealt with that day and every day on the ship spoke very good English and I never had a problem communicating.

Our balcony cabin was lovely, every bit of nice as our Celebrity Equinox cabin two years before. Our steward was a young woman who took exquisite care of us. When we were getting our 30 pieces for 25 euros laundry ready mid-cruise, we mentioned it to her and she patiently waited for us, helped us fill out the form, and then took it right to the laundry. It was waiting for us in our cabin the next day, in great condition.

Cabin Review

Cabin 7

10164 was extremely comfortable with a nice little balcony with a great view. Near elevators.

Port Reviews


Nothing much to do in Villefranche although it was a pretty little town with nice views. Nice is only 15 minutes away and that's where you should go if you have enough time.


It wasn't "season" yet so there was nothing to do.

Tunis (La Goulette)

I wouldn't attempt this port without an excursion or private tour. Luckily we had a relative who was visiting his mother in Tunis at the time, and he picked us up and showed us around. It's a fascinating part of the world!


We've been to Naples many times and always enjoy it. This time we hired a taxi driver and visited Herculaneum and Mt. Vesuvius.

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