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MSC Orchestra Review

4.0 / 5.0
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371 reviews

Magnificent Special Cruise!!!

Review for MSC Orchestra to Transatlantic
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First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Apr 2011

Well, after all the worry after reading some of the reviews on this Cruise Line, we did actually go with an open mind. We where not dissappointed the ship was beautiful. After a very long flight we actually boarded just after 1pm plenty of time to unpack have lunch and a good look around. Everything on this ship is very expensively done the furnishings, decor etc are magnificent. Our cabin on Deck 12 was very clean and spacious and our cabin steward extremely good. We opted for the late seating for dinner as the early one was 6.30 a little soon for us, this was perfect as MSC did a show at 7.30pm for late diners so we saw the show before our meal. Every show was exeptional, we loved them all most could compare with a West End show they where so good. The Covent Garden Theatre is beautiful the nicest I have seen on any ship.

We found the meals to be very good, plenty of choice and the Express Breakfast in the Main Dining Room was really nice. We have no cause to complain, yes the food on other ships is possibly better but for the price we paid the choice was very good and we enjoyed all. Our waiter Salvador was excellent.

The Animation team worked really hard especially when we celebrated Crossing the Equator meaning that the pool had to be emptied and refilled and cleaned there was so much mess as people where Christened with Champagne, flour, milk, raw egg and last but not least Coco powder it really was quite a celebation!the ports of call where all good especially Rio and the Statue of Christ the Redeemer was magnificent. We thoroughly enjoyed this cruise and would have no hesitation in sailing with MSC again.

Cabin Review

Cabin 8

Nice size, good balcony, plenty of storage space, good bathroom, only problem there was noise from the buffet restaurant above but only the moving of chairs. Very clean

Port Reviews

Rio de Janeiro

This was our first port of call, our excursion to Cocovado was great we where lucky as the cloud at the top cleared and we had a wonderful view of the statue and scenery below.

Rome (Civitavecchia)

Salvador Bahai, typically Brazilian lots of Churches filled with gold, unfortunatly there is so much poverty it doesn't seem right


As we had been to Teneriffe before we just had a sightseeing tour of Santa Cruze

Madeira (Funchal)

Lovely Island, did coach tour, had the famous basket ride which was very good and then on the the flower market which was beautiful


Surprisingly lovely town, have called before and done Santiago de Compostella, well worth the visit. This time we walked off the ship up to the town which is really nice.

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