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MSC Orchestra Review

4.0 / 5.0
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We enjoyed our cruise

Review for MSC Orchestra to Transatlantic
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Galveston Cruiser
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Dec 2008

We arrived at the dock around 4pm and boarded immediately. Having already familiarized ourselves with the layout of the ship, had no trouble locating our cabin. Met our cabin steward who asked if we needed anything. We wanted extra pillows and those were brought immediately.

Discovered our dinner seating was early, though we had booked for later, we went to the dining room to change to late seating. No problems and were given a table for the 8:30 dinner. L'Hibiscus was too yellow and bright for our tastes and our table was near the kitchen entrance which hubby hates. He went to the Maitre'd and requested a move to Villa Borghese. He was told we would have a very nice table. A note was left in our cabin informing us of our new table (462) in Villa Borghese. Great table, fabulous waiter and assistant. We found the food to be very good, cooked well and liked the foods served according to the country we had visited that day. My family even ate items I never thought I would see them eat AND they liked it!

We always order a continental breakfast for early delivery as we like our coffee when getting ready. This was delivered every morning very promptly. Once I had forgotten to order croissants and these were brought to us within minutes of our request.

Cabin Review

Cabin 10

Our cabin met our needs. The location gave us a balcony that provided views the entire length of the ship. However, this meant a chair instead of love seat in cabin. I always bring additional hangers as there are never enough on any ship. The bath had lots of storage and the shower was really good, though I wish they had a plexiglass enclosure like RCCL instead of the friendly shower curtain. The safe gave us some problems, but we got that resolved. The location was quietand close to the forward elevators, which no one seemed to know about.

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