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MSC Orchestra Review

4.0 / 5.0
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383 reviews

Good for adults - Not so much for kids

Review for MSC Orchestra to the Western Caribbean
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First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Apr 2009
Traveled with children

Pre-Cruise: Flew into FLL with free shuttle to Comfort Inn Airport Cruise Port. Also had free shuttle to port at 12:45. Asked about late check-out, but told we had to be out on time because it was a busy weekend for them. Shuttle left on time and we were at the port by 1:00. Embarkation was very quick and painless, perhaps 30 minutes from getting off the shuttle to dropping off our carry-on bags in our cabin.

On Board: We had connecting balcony cabins. I had asked to have my son and myself in one cabin and my 2 daughters in another. Instead, I was assigned to a room with one of my daughters and my 2nd daughter and my son were placed together. It took several minutes and several attempts at new cards to finally get it right.

Our cabins: Adjoining balcony cabins. Had to call and request the balcony divider be opened up so we could share our balconies. Small section of divider is opened, leaving about 2/3 of the divider in place, but allows easy access between balconies. Two comfortable chairs and one table are on each balcony. Cabin is standard cabin. Less drawer space than I had expected, but suitcases did fit under beds. All buttons on the in-room safe did not appear to work, so we quickly found ourselves locked out of it. Didn't use the safe this trip. Typical tiny bathroom. Clingy shower curtain.

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