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Choose it on locations to visit Ship was very good cabins excellent hard working staff were very good in all dept except management who had an air of superiority and indifference to any issues on board particularly non Italians as the ship had over 2000 on board the large majority were Italian and all they seemed to do was eat and argue with each other no concept of queuing or manners at the buffet which we avoided from day one overloaded plates of food half eaten people jostling for food,we ate all meals in the restaurant breakfast ,lunch and dinner which in general was fine, The trips and shuttle arrangements were expensive and of poor value for example in Corsica we waited two hours on board to get bus to beach 39 euros each once on beach we good see our ship from across the bay and found a boat going back and forward all day 16 euros return,also a local bus to beach for 2 euros each way. Shuttle bus were overpriced ie in Palma 6 euros to go a few yards to dock entrance were a hop on of bus was available to do city tour no one informed of this,Barcelona 15 euros shuttle to get out off dock area again local port bus 3 euros to ship location. Guided tours not great geared for Italians better to do your own homework and not to be scared to go off piste as a lot of time is wasted on board organizing the groups in to various trips again down to late arrivals Italians no concept off time or organization.

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MSC Orchestra Cruise Review by Barnierubble1

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: June 2017
  • Destination: Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom – Aurea
Choose it on locations to visit

Ship was very good cabins excellent hard working staff were very good in all dept

except management who had an air of superiority and indifference to any issues on board

particularly non Italians as the ship had over 2000 on board the large majority were Italian

and all they seemed to do was eat and argue with each other no concept of queuing or manners at the buffet which we avoided from day one overloaded plates of food half eaten

people jostling for food,we ate all meals in the restaurant breakfast ,lunch and dinner which

in general was fine, The trips and shuttle arrangements were expensive and of poor value

for example in Corsica we waited two hours on board to get bus to beach 39 euros each

once on beach we good see our ship from across the bay and found a boat going back and forward all day 16 euros return,also a local bus to beach for 2 euros each way.

Shuttle bus were overpriced ie in Palma 6 euros to go a few yards to dock entrance were a hop on of bus was available to do city tour no one informed of this,Barcelona 15 euros shuttle to get out off dock area again local port bus 3 euros to ship location.

Guided tours not great geared for Italians better to do your own homework and not to be scared to go off piste as a lot of time is wasted on board organizing the groups in to various trips again down to late arrivals Italians no concept off time or organization.
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Balcony Stateroom – Aurea
Cabin B3 9195
cabin clean and excellent staff
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