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MSC Orchestra Review

4.0 / 5.0
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371 reviews

Overall, superb value for money! Good buffet but fair/poor restaurant experience

Review for MSC Orchestra to Transatlantic
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Sail Date: Nov 2016
Cabin: Balcony Stateroom

We took (and reviewed) a similar repositioning cruise from Genoa to Brazil aboard the MSC Orchestra 2 years ago. At a cost of just £50 per person per day we think MSC offer exceptional value for money.

The balcony cabin was just great. We provided our own kettle to brew a cuppa whenever we felt like one.

The €287.50 that we paid to access the spa was money well spent. The saunas were even better than in 2014, heated to 80°C rather than just 70°C, and the steam rooms were also hotter and not draughty. The payment also included access to 3 indoor Jacuzzis that were rarely crowded.

Cabin Review

Balcony Stateroom

Cabin B2

Our balcony cabin was a pleasant surprise and with room for a sofa it was only slightly smaller than a P&O Superior Deluxe cabin, tastefully decorated with 2 mirrors and 2 cheerfully bright, colourful prints. It was lit by 5 large and 6 small overhead spotlights, and bedside lamps. There was just one socket point, with 4 different socket types. Bring an adapter if you need have several electrical devices. There was ample storage space and a decent-sized fridge but no kettle or tea/coffee making facilities. Fortunately, thanks to a review on this site we knew this so packed our old kettle. The flatscreen TV had no reception while crossing the Atlantic (unlike P&O), but a free film was available daily, or alternatively films could be viewed ‘on demand’ for € 7. The shower-area includes a handy pull out drying line.

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