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It was part of a tour package with Trip A Deal. Embarkation went smoothly.Considering how many people there were and our luggage came to our room within the hour. Our first cruise in years we were looking forward to it. The cabin was pleasant with a small balcony. It was clean and regularly tidied with fresh towels daily. The ship itself was slightly dated . The buffet areas a bit of a cattle market and tables could have been cleared more effectively.Most time the warm food was cold by the time you ate it but there was variation although most of it was fast foods The salad bar was very good plenty of choice. We had a book of tokens for wines which made it less expensive. The evening meals were a great disappointment. They were small and very uninteresting.The menus made them sound so much more appetising. The option of a cheese plate for dessert was two very small pieces of cheese and a couple of crackers ! Entertainment was where it fell down. The first show was good but then each night they varied the theme but not the routines.It was repetative throughout the cruise. The yoga sessions in the gym you had to pay for.Water you had to pay for! The music while on deck was really loud when entertaining the children. We went ashore every day and enjoyed wandering around. I would not do another cruise with MSC but would cruise again with a different company.

Disappointing

MSC Orchestra Cruise Review by jastaniforth

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It was part of a tour package with Trip A Deal. Embarkation went smoothly.Considering how many people there were and our luggage came to our room within the hour.

Our first cruise in years we were looking forward to it.

The cabin was pleasant with a small balcony. It was clean and regularly tidied with fresh towels daily. The ship itself was slightly dated .

The buffet areas a bit of a cattle market and tables could have been cleared more effectively.Most time the warm food was cold by the time you ate it but there was variation although most of it was fast foods

The salad bar was very good plenty of choice.

We had a book of tokens for wines which made it less expensive.

The evening meals were a great disappointment. They were small and very uninteresting.The menus made them sound so much more appetising.

The option of a cheese plate for dessert was two very small pieces of cheese and a couple of crackers !

Entertainment was where it fell down. The first show was good but then each night they varied the theme but not the routines.It was repetative throughout the cruise.

The yoga sessions in the gym you had to pay for.Water you had to pay for!

The music while on deck was really loud when entertaining the children.

We went ashore every day and enjoyed wandering around.

I would not do another cruise with MSC but would cruise again with a different company.
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