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MSC Orchestra Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Review for MSC Orchestra to Transatlantic
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sand dunes and salty air
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Nov 2016
Cabin: Balcony Stateroom

We did back to back cruises and did Greece and Montenegro the week before on the same ship. Awesome itineraries, we were scheduled to stop at Malta but due to rough seas detoured to Majorca which was amazing beautiful place to visit, no biggy cause I already been to Malta before, some passengers were upset about not getting to Malta, but good that we had another port to visit as plan B as I believe some cruise lines don't always do this if a port is cancelled. The ship was nice cabins big enough and very quiet. We requested and paid for and upgrade from inside to balcony, but they refunded the money and said it was a free upgrade, WOW!!!...

Food was OK in buffet, they do delicious curries and pizzas but don't serve enough curries in the buffet or restaurants. An indian couple on the table behind us asked if they would prepare their table a special Indian meal, request granted, not many aussies on ship (about 40) and we asked if they could organise a quiz for us,,, request granted, also excellent service with captain and ambassador frequently walking round ship asking if everyone happy and anything extra they could do, we asked for a table change and well no request seemed to be to difficult. Probs nearly 3000 passengers on this ship but staff so nice and professional they make you feel your the only one... Didn't like disembarking at Buenos Aries, small terminal busy and hot, took 2 hours to get out, but I think that's the ports problem, not MSC. Most ports easy to get on/off ship. The tours were reasonably priced, same price as private tours. I booked and paid for the thermal spa but didn't use it, only went to gym to weigh myself but then they said scales broke (I'm not that big) so upset that all I wanted to use in the thermal spa area were scales and same not available. I have booked again to go on another cruise with MSC next year.

Cabin Review

Balcony Stateroom

Cabin B1

Nice cabin, close to lifts but still quiet, nice thick heavy curtains to keep sun out.

Port Reviews


You ask to rate Venice,,, nicest port in the world, like fairyland, we walked from ship to Campo Santa Margereta, stopped at Campo Stephano for lunch, did some shopping for clothes in the many 10 euro clothes shops we passed, went for gondola ride that we pre booked online then Stopped at St Marks Square and caught local ferry boat back to ship...

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