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MSC Orchestra Review

4.0 / 5.0
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371 reviews

Never again MSC

Review for MSC Orchestra to Trans-Ocean
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6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Oct 2019
Cabin: Oceanview Stateroom

This was the worst cruise we ever had. Embarcation in Genova took almost 5 hours. Disembarkation in Durban took more than 3 hours. Because of the bad airconditioning half the passengers were ill after the first week with serious influenca.

The food was very low mass production and below any cruiseship standard. Fresh fruit excisted of melon green, red or yellow with the ocasionsal appel. Food was tasteless and prepared with no finesd whatsoever. I.e. perri perri praen were served just defrosted with a sprikel of perri perri powder. Beef was uneatable from a cow that must have been 105 years old. Salad came without any dressing. Barservice was slow. The price for drinks was unacceptable. A glad of table wine 6€ a glas of beer 5€ . After 3 weeks they ran out of wine for the prepaid drinks package.. no upgrade of course. The excursions were totally overpriced. In Cania/ Greece they offered a shuttle bus for € 9.90 where as the public bus was € 3.40 without que and waiting time.

They keep you uninformed for most of the times and if you tried resception they would give you a very serious look and a stupid answer

Cabin Review

Oceanview Stateroom

Cabin was ok

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