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MSC Orchestra Group and Theme Cruises Cruise Reviews

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MSC Orchestra
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Traveler rating

Excellent

3

Very Good

1

Average

4

Poor

4

Terrible

4

Cruise type

Family Cruises

99

Romantic Cruises

35

Senior Cruises

35

Repositioning Cruises

17

Group and Theme Cruises

16

16 MSC Orchestra Group and Theme Cruises Cruise Reviews


Adrian63 avatar

Adrian63

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Nice Cruise

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The ship is nice and the balcony cabines are looking good also. The food was low cost quality. The strongest point of this cruise was the staff, with special remarks for Miguel, the waiter in cigar bar. ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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samer

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Incredibly disappointing

OK, 35 nights cruising for one's first cruise could be problematic! NOT loved the cruising, despised the European cruise staff. Best bits: Our dinner table companions (overwhelmingly the best thing about ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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Narelle Madden

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Never Again

Came with great expectations - none were met. The food was shameful - no way there was a chef in the galley, a home cook could put more flavour and could cook more authentic ethnic food than what we received. The ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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Porky55

7 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Charter Cruise; Fremantle to Rome for Gallipoli Centenary

As this was a charter cruise we paid above market price for this cruise and knew it. But even so we were expecting a 5 star ship and cruise because of the way MSC Orchestra had been sold to us. Also because of ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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Come home sick

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

An Illness to Remember

Firstly the positives - the restaurant, bar and entertainment staff were fantastic, always smiling and wanting to help. We were a family of 4 with 2 teenage chlldren. We booked 2 years before cruising when the ...
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Sail Date March 2015


Lyn M avatar

Lyn M

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

I would not recommend MSC Cruises to my worst enemy; extremely disappointed.

The Italian staff on this ship were rude, arrogant and often told us lies. They need the sack! The Balinese staff, on the other hand were excellent - friendly, helpful, caring, considerate and could not do enough ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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traveler1019

1 Review Written

A Disappointing Cruise

Critique of MSC POESIA 1/16/2010 Sailing traveler1019 Having viewed the virtual tour of the MSC POESIA prior to our sailing, my wife and I anticipated an enjoyable journey to the western Caribbean from Fort ...
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Sail Date January 2010


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blondtwin1950

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Never travel on MSC Orchestra

Well, here goes.  I traveled on MSC Orchestra for a Rock and Roll Cruise.  If it weren't for the included concerts and activities provided for this special curise, i would have been sleeping all of the time.  ...
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Sail Date January 2009


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Pocketclam

2 Reviews Written

AWESOME!!!!

Ok, we just came back from the MSC Orchestra Caribbean cruise and I must say it was fantastic! What a great time and what a great ship! All those who have complained about the food, service, friendliness, etc. of ...
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Sail Date April 2009


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Jinx17

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

MSC Orchestra Sour note Cruise

We looked forward to trying an Italian cruise line without any preconceptions. We have cruised for many years and have been on most of the cruise lines during our more than 25 trips. We found a company who didn't ...
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Sail Date March 2009


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ziggy4321

1 Review Written

Orchestra for Spring Breakers

I went on a cruise with 18 other college students for spring break. The ship was modern and full of amenities. Nonetheless, I would caution college students and younger students, as the ship is geared more towards a ...
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Sail Date March 2009


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nomorebocci

5 Reviews Written

Back from the Orchestra 2/7-2/14

After reading some really horrible reviews of the Orchestra, we were rather apprehensive about this ship. We just returned and I must tell you, this was extremely enjoyable. We have been on about ...
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Sail Date February 2009


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Lostsaxon

1 Review Written

Lost on a Super Bowl Cruise

My wife and I were very disappointed in the MSC Orchestra's Eastern Caribbean cruise. We were among approximately 1,300 people from the Cleveland, Ohio area that book a cruise every year over Super Bowl weekend. We ...
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Sail Date January 2009


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seasick sissy

2 Reviews Written

It's raining Italian Men!!

With kids sail free, I thought the ship would be full of kids, but not any more than the other cruises we have been on. Embarkation and Disembarkation were both very smooth. That out of the way, we had a great ...
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Sail Date January 2009


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szdiver

18 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Rock N Roll saved the cruise

We booked this cruise because of the Concerts at Sea concerts on board. Last year it was on Costa. My review on that one is already posted. We arrived in Ft. Lauderdale and stayed at the Atlantic Resort - an upscale ...
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Sail Date January 2009


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NMMavuso

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Lovely

We choose different destination from previous years, te cruise was lovely despite the harvoc we are going through in the world one thing that was so so horrible is that I booked 2 cabins and to be placed at 14007 ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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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