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MSC Orchestra Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

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MSC Orchestra
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Excellent

30

Very Good

21

Average

7

Poor

20

Terrible

20

Cruise type

Family Cruises

99

Romantic Cruises

35

Senior Cruises

35

Repositioning Cruises

17

Entertainment Cruises

17

99 MSC Orchestra Family Cruises Cruise Reviews


Cruisin80 avatar

Cruisin80

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Always so much fun and luxurious

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We love to cruise, we find it relaxing and love spending quality time with the family. We always enjoy the entertainment and love taking part. Its definitely easier on the 2nd cruise.. the food in the buffet it ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Nadsb1977

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Best time of my Life

This was my 3rd cruise with MSC and I hope there is still allot to come...Everything was excellent, cabins, food and entertainment. The staff was friendly and helpfull and we realy enjoyed the shows. Out of my view ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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cruisesafer

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Beautiful cruise to Iceland and Greenland

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


Bethuel avatar

Bethuel

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Awesome experience

Experience of a lifetime, high level of professionalism and excellence. Planning to do it again in 2020. Food was fresh at all times, cabins and bathrooms clean and very well maintained and the level of hygiene is ...
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Sail Date December 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


svoss75 avatar

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


eddiecat avatar

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


Corina73 avatar

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


Normbud avatar

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


Donger228 avatar

Donger228

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Way better than expected

My wife booked MSC in the blink way before the sail date, no research, the price was great and all the ports seemed good. As we get close the sail date, we started to read reviews, a lot of bad reviews, about ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Tiftinsas

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Left a lot to be desired..

I chose this ship because of the amazing itinerary. The ports were wonderful.. had and a great time visiting Greece, Italy, France, Malta and Barcelona. However let me start off by saying, my entrance into the ship ...
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Sail Date March 2018


MarkWalker avatar

MarkWalker

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

What a magnificent way to see the countries around the Mediterraneran

We wanted a cruising experience - unlike the Sydney based ones where you have a few days at sea before you see anything - and the Orchestra itinerary was the perfect solution. We embarked in Civitavecchia in a ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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lttlsparklz

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great Ports, Basically a Floating Hotel

We were on the 12 day MSC Orchestra over Christmas. MSC is now marketing itself as a family-friendly line, however, they do not have the ship or the experience to do this well yet. All of the kid venues seemed ...
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Sail Date December 2017


toinev123 avatar

toinev123

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Horrible ! NEVER AGAIN

Ship is old but OK, Service is very good, polite, helpfull... Cabin could be better. Excursions are very expensive and not good organised, to get on and off the boat it is a war, a fight to be the first ! Dining is ...
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Sail Date November 2017


partowzomo avatar

partowzomo

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Disappointing, would not recommend MSC, poorly managed line

Our cruise was a 12 night round trip from Barcelona. Stops were Funchal, Malaga, Tenerife, Casablanca, Rome, Genoa, Marsielle. We travelled from November 27th - December 9th. As an avid cruiser I have been on ...
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Sail Date November 2017


dormin avatar

dormin

2 Reviews Written

Customers have to do everything for themselves

This ship was clean and tidy, the food was average and never hot, just warm if you were lucky. If you had a question regarding anything on the ship, YOU had to go to deck 5 and stand in a queue to speak to one of ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Mikehall00041

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

MSC -- Ryanair of crusing

with over 100 cruises under my belt and a good knowledge of what should be a good standard of service my family and I returned this week from a week on MSC Orchestra. We booked a balcony cabin with full drinks ...
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Sail Date September 2017


Slunce avatar

Slunce

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Didn't cover my expectations

We chose this cruise because the Meraviglia was full and we thought that MSC was a quality brand so, any vessel should be good enough. This was our first time and I have to confess that my expectations weren't ...
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Sail Date July 2017


Olii avatar

Olii

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

More a ferry boat than a cruise ship

It felt like a slave ship once I found out that the "service charge" of €10 per person per day that has been presented as "tips" for the cabin crew was actualy used for their salaries! Those "tips" never meet the ...
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Sail Date August 2017


aniram avatar

aniram

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

MSC-Absolutely not

Chose this cruse, because want to try different line. Had an experience with Royal and NCL. Pros: Cabin-very spacious , always clean, enough space for storage. Entertainment- very good singers and ...
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Sail Date August 2017


djhe avatar

djhe

1 Review Written

28 Helpful Votes

MSC - Sadly CANNOT recommend

Have been on 8+ cruises and travelled on other cruise lines before (NCL, Holland America, Carnival, and Celebrity). Tried MSC based on itinerary and time available. Had read mixed reviews, but thought to give it a ...
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Sail Date June 2017


capitalbarry avatar

capitalbarry

6 Reviews Written

29 Helpful Votes

MSC ORCHESTRA, not so much.....

Listen I have cruise MSC plenty of times as I am Black Member status with Msc.. This cruise was part of my b2b Mediterranean cruise. I thought that my cruise with Musica was bad and didn't think it could of got ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Smaragd Flyer

5 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

A Med style cruise in the Med!

Initially we chose this cruise to fit in with holiday availability of family members - and certainly had some trepidation given some of the reviews. We need not have worried. Simply put this was a great cruise - ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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maurs_hunny

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Loved our cruise

We did this cruise as a back to back cruise after MSC Fantasia. Yes MSC Fantasia was amazing and we were a bit let down by this ship, due to its size and pool area not as big as Fantasia, But however the staff were ...
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Sail Date July 2016


Diane Michelle avatar

Diane Michelle

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

A big mistake!!

We chose this cruise to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We have been on other cruises but not this cruise line. From the beginning it was disorganised in every way, no information was given about anything and ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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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