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MSC Orchestra Review

4.0 / 5.0
Editor Rating
373 reviews

Better than expected from MSC

Review for MSC Orchestra to the Western Mediterranean
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2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Aug 2011

After reading the poor reviews of the MSC cruise line ships, we embarked with a considerable amount of trepidation on the MSC Orchestra for a combined 3 cruise, 25 day trip around Northen Europe, the Baltic and down to Italy.


The ship itself was magnificent and when we (my wife and I) first saw it in Copenhagen we were impressed. Despite all the previous criticism we were dropped off by our taxi, had our luggage taken and tagged, showed the path to take to registration, received our information pack and cruise cards and on the ship within 15 - 20 minutes.

Cabin Review

Cabin 11

Deck 11, Cabin 11152Great cabin with balcony. Good fittings. Nice bed. Good size bathroom. Well maintained. Very near the lifts so not far to walk.

Port Reviews


A fantastic city with lots to do and see. The Palaces are great as is the canal cruises and just walking around an enjoyable city


Magnificent. A must to see in Norway. Great people and scenery that is to die for.


We cruised into this port at about 1 pm and it was magnificent. A must to see. SO much to do and see. Try the food - it is great. The tours around the city and to the palaces are very memorable. Try and get to see the magnificent town of Fatima. Also Lisbon is very cheap compared to many other cities on a cruise.

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