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Ship: This ship smells of smoke, is dated, with not much to do on board. Pool Area: Was surprised to see that there were only two pools for tons of people. Pools are packed with people- didn't bother to go in. Food: Food is ok- you will not go hungry as there are lots of options. We had the drink package but was disappointed to see that many drinks were not included despite asking the MSC rep if all drinks on the menu would be included. Service: Service was ok- hit and miss. Sometimes great, other times had to wait a long time for a drink. Overall: This was our first cruise experience and because the itinerary for this ship saw us cruising only at night, we enjoyed waking up in a new port every morning with no days at sea. We would definitely cruise again but not with MSC.

Disappointing Cruise Experience

MSC Orchestra Cruise Review by 1000bob

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: July 2017
  • Destination: Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom – Fantastica
Ship:

This ship smells of smoke, is dated, with not much to do on board.

Pool Area:

Was surprised to see that there were only two pools for tons of people. Pools are packed with people- didn't bother to go in.

Food:

Food is ok- you will not go hungry as there are lots of options. We had the drink package but was disappointed to see that many drinks were not included despite asking the MSC rep if all drinks on the menu would be included.

Service:

Service was ok- hit and miss. Sometimes great, other times had to wait a long time for a drink.

Overall:

This was our first cruise experience and because the itinerary for this ship saw us cruising only at night, we enjoyed waking up in a new port every morning with no days at sea. We would definitely cruise again but not with MSC.
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Cabin Review

Balcony Stateroom – Fantastica
Cabin B2 12049
Cabin smelled of smoke (was told all rooms were nonsmoking). Very disappointed about this.
Clarinetto Deck Inside Cabins, Balcony Cabins