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MSC Orchestra Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Review for MSC Orchestra to South America
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Stewart C
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Apr 2019
Cabin: Balcony Stateroom

We chose this cruise because of its 23 night itinerary of very varied destinations, covering South America through to Europe, we had previously cruised with MSC on the Opera, based in Cuba, which we really enjoyed.

Sadly this cruise turned our to be the worst possible nightmare! - We booked the Top Grade Aurea package as this includes "My Choice" dining, where you can dine anytime between 7.30 and 10.45pm, and at a table size of 'your choice' either on a large shared table or an individual table for 2, it's all based on "My Choice" - The Aurera Class also includes the 'Inclusive Drinks Package' and provides a priority boarding procedure.

After a smooth embarkation, we found our cabin on deck 15, to be superb, after the usual Safety Drill, we went to a bar for a drink so that we could settle into our new home for the next three weeks... Little did we realise the horrors that were to follow!

Cabin Review

Balcony Stateroom

Cabin B3

First Class cabin, absolutely no problems apart from the TV not working on arrival, this was quickly replaced, no further problems, the cabin steward was very attentive.

Port Reviews

Corsica (Ajaccio)

Loved this place, will definitely return, very interesting, and has many good places to eat!


Noisy coach passengers, only 6 Brits on board, rest were Spanish and Argentinians who spoke very loudly during the English commentaries!


Easy enough to walk around the town...

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