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MSC Orchestra Review

4.0 / 5.0
392 reviews

More a ferry boat than a cruise ship

Review for the Mediterranean Cruise on MSC Orchestra
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

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Sail Date: Aug 2017
Cabin: Balcony Stateroom

It felt like a slave ship once I found out that the "service charge" of €10 per person per day that has been presented as "tips" for the cabin crew was actualy used for their salaries! Those "tips" never meet the staff that costs the company exactly zero €!!!

In spite of that and the fact that they had to work hard and long hours, they were very kind. The cabins are very clean.

The restaurant and the buffet on the other hand, were chaotic: as for the restaurant, there was shortage of food, waiters, room - the waiting time was the only thing that you could count on. In the buffet, on the other hand, there was more food, that is if you could find a free (and clean) table. And mind you - all the dishes: plates, glasses - everything in the buffet was plastic. So much for the glamorous side of the cruise ship.

Cabin Review

Balcony Stateroom

Very clean especially the bathroom.

The size is on a small side.

We could not use our balcony for half a day because it "had to be washed from the outside". Not a nice thing to do considering the price we paid for this acommodation.

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