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166 Europe MSC Orchestra Europe Cruise Reviews


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cruisesafer

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Beautiful cruise to Iceland and Greenland

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We chose this cruise after browsing the MSC Cruises website for a itinerary that was a little out of the ordinary. We found this itinerary very interesting because of the stops in Iceland and Greenland. We are ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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lay about

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A cruise without TV and poor satellite communication

Told by Iglu that this was a good cruise, .No bus to pick us up at Nice, one arrived 2 hours late. Boat drill held before we had got to our cabin. Internet very slow and news from TV non existent after ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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rasamin

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Genoa to Durban - great itinerary, very poor quality cruise

We had a great trip but the time on the ship was a total disappointment . The itinerary was what enticed us to book this cruise. It was our first with MSC and we are very unlikely to cruise with them again. If ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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port solent

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Not the best cruise

We chose this repositioning cruise because of the itinerary and wanted to do more of South Africa. Overall the ship was clean and tidy, the staff must take a lot of credit for this. But we were disappointed ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Crag rat

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

The Med and Indian Ocean to Durban, South Africa

Good Itinerary. Unfortunately, as usual, many whinging & moaning passengers on this good value for money cruise. Our only complaints were related to the slow embarkation in Genoa and lack of satellite TV ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Nessa55

5 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Poor experience

I chose this cruise because my best friend wanted to do the European tour and I was in a position to make it happen so why not. I hate when people do a review and it sounds like they are just being petty about every ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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sun25

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

MSC Bait & Switch drink package

My wife and I, and another couple booked 2 MSC European cruises about a year in advance. The first, on the MSC Orchestra, sailed from Hamburg on June 5th and visited ports in Scotland and Ireland. This was our first ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Gcony

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

MSC - More Sur Charges: Unprofessional, cheap and argumentative

We chose this cruise to circumnavigate the British Isles and found nothing but dissapointment. We have recently returned from a cruise around the British Isles on MSC Orchestra (5th June Hamburg). If MSC gave us ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Grdxx1

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

More sure charges

This cruise was chosen for its itinerary. The ship is a fancy barge where you pay extra for anything you may need. We were expected to pay for a glass of tap water in the formal restaurant. They do not provided any ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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roytherrien

2 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

The Ship That will not be Named

“The ship that will not be named” — that is how my wife and I have agreed to deal with this atrocious memory. Embarkation was sadistic. Pouring rain in Venice, through which you MUST walk for the final 100 ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Italy4u

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Cruise

We have Been on about 6 cruises, worldwide and Mediterranean using RCL, NCL, Princess, and Celebrity. We opted for this 3 night MSC cruise really to test the water and if we liked it go further on a longer voyage ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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CruisingFox27

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

MSC Orchestra Baltic Cruise A Warm Experience

MSC Orchestra – Baltic Cruise Review August 2018 11 Nights – Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Russia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark We arrived at the terminal in Copenhagen at approximately 12:45pm, ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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TRUEBLUE66

14 Reviews Written

83 Helpful Votes

Better than expected

We have just returned from an 11 night port intensive Baltic cruise on Orchestra and I have to admit we went with limited expectations after reading previous reviews. A little background and context first which I ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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svoss75

4 Reviews Written

37 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Northern European Cruise with guests from all around the world

Before I start my review, I’d like to share a little background about myself. I was born in Germany and lived there until I was 21, so I am well familiar with European customs etc. My husband and I enjoy ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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MaximusCruiser

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Come with the right expectations and you will be fine.

Overall... we were quite happy with the cruise. Our expectations were low based on the bad reviews. But although u can't compare food wise to other cruises like Carnival (no lobster night!)... it wasn't that bad. ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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mapgirl34

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not as bad as the reviews but could be better

I read horrible reviews prior to my trip, but I still signed on because the ports were enticing and the price was right. To begin, getting any sort of help online prior to travel was impossible. No one ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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ddisney

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Excellent Baltic Experience

The cruise was excellent. I must admit I was a little uneasy about the cruise line given some other reviews I had seen, but decided to go ahead as the price was very affordable. We certainly had a great ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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jastaniforth

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointing

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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desertbunny

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Below Average Ship All Around

We chose this cruise based strictly on itinerary and price. It was our first (and last) cruise with MSC. With many cruises under our belts, this was one of the worst, ranking it slightly below NCL. A few ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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jbkellen

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Pleasantly surprised

There were 8 of us going on the Mediterranean cruise, so we were looking for something that was more budget friendly and we chose MSC as it was slightly cheaper than the other cruise lines we have taken in the past. ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Hotelling

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

A disappointing experience

We have travelled with most cruise lines and expected a mid-range experience with rather good food given that MSC is an Italian company. It turned out that the most disappointing aspect was food and beverage. ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Cazsuzy

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Absolutely fantastic

We chose this cruise again ,first went to try out and found everything so good booked another few weeks later,now going again on the 18th may ,the staff are so friendly and helpful everything was spotlessly ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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eddiecat

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Superb setting for a romantic retreat!

My boyfriend and I are 19 and 20. We are both pretty busy people starting careers and completing various qualifications. Last minute (one month before the holiday) we booked to go on the Orchestra end of may to ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Corina73

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Save your money and don't cruise with them

First the toilet was not flushing right , then the bathroom was not clean , it had a bad smell all the time , we had to use air freshener all the time. The carpet in the room had spots on it. Also we had a very ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Normbud

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Don’t bother

This cruise ship was clean and tidy but the cruise was a disaster hoping to have a lovely Xmas cruise we were very very disappointed .The food was disgusting most of the time it was served after a long wait more ...
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Sail Date December 2017


MSC Orchestra Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04
Dining4.03
Entertainment3.03.4
Public Rooms4.03.9
Fitness Recreation4.03.3
Family3.03.5
Enrichment2.02.8
Service3.03.4
Value For Money4.03.2
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