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MSC Orchestra Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews

MSC
MSC Orchestra
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

9

Very Good

2

Average

9

Poor

8

Terrible

7

Cruise type

Family Cruises

99

Romantic Cruises

35

Senior Cruises

35

Repositioning Cruises

17

Entertainment Cruises

17

35 MSC Orchestra Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews


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lay about

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A cruise without TV and poor satellite communication

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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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anfieldfujia

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Poor service

As a Diamond Club Card Holder and recently invited to the Launch Party for the MSC Orchestra on the 16th November 2019 and then Booked for the First 4 night cruise, commencing on the 17th November to say I was a ...
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Sail Date November 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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Beatrizg

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

The worst cruise ever

It was our second time with MSC. The first one was with MSC Fantasy and was very good. To start, embarkation lasted three hours, very stressful. We had to buy soap at the first port we arrived because the soap ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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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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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


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tony james

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

this was our first cruise.My wife's ambition to cruise the Med. Visions of good food, good service and interesting places to visit, the main reason for chosen this particular cruise was its ports of call. ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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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


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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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1000bob

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Disappointing Cruise Experience

Ship: This ship smells of smoke, is dated, with not much to do on board. Pool Area: Was surprised to see that there were only two pools for tons of people. Pools are packed with people- didn't bother to go ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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Nahedtakla

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Security evaluation during sailing

I have got a very good information about MSC trips from Italian friends as we are leaving in Slovenia, we, my friends and us, decided to join this cruise for celebrating the 60th anniversary for my husband and our ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Retired Adventurer

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Beautiful Ship

This is my first cruise and i really loved it. We embarked at Barcelona and it was very easy and no hiccups, arrived on board at noon and rooms were ready at 1.30pm. Our room was 8012 no balcony but a large porthole ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Flashpoint

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Not up to expectations

We chose this ship on recommendation of travel agent.It all kicked off at Barcelona Airport where the MSC rep could not be found. We looked everywhere and eventually spied him behind a pillar. The embarkation was a ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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shem56

1 Review Written

33 Helpful Votes

Fabulous!!!

We normally go with NCL and the cruise we were planning to do on the Norwegian Epic was full and our travel agent suggested giving MSC a go. We were very apprehensive about this due to reviews we have seen about ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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Lisburmo

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

The Non Grand Voyage....

Sailed with MSC...gold card holders...so very disappointed. Venice embarkation shambles to say the least. After flight from Dublin and long track across Venice airport coach park with luggage in the rain we ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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lodibob

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Avoid MSC cruising

In April 2015 our friends and us booked two adjoining balcony rooms on the MSC Orchestra leaving from Kiel, Germany on Sept. 19, 2015 for a 9 day cruise. We had previously sailed on MSC Musica and MSC Splendida in ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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mire2tap

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

MSC; avoid at all cost.

It was the worst cruise I’ve ever joined and will never ever set foot on MSC again….a total write-off. It was a disappointment, an awful experience and an embarrassment for me because I got a friend and family ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Macshooter

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Baltic and Norway Cruise

Round trip cruise Kiel/Baltic/Kiel/Norway/Kiel. Booked the Aurea package which included priority boarding which was a slow process as rude and impolite fellow passengers wouldn't give the staff a moments peace ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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Dutch Kiwi

1 Review Written

Our 9th MSC Cruise

Everything was as expected.We had a fabulous time,made new friends,enjoyed the shows etc etc. Met some negative people complaining mainly about the food. They shut up when I asked them if they had smoked salmon ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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Rose-Marie

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Never again

What a disappointment. My partner and I had been looking forward to this trip with great anticipation for over a year, leaving from Dubai to Fremantle. Food was mediocre and never hot, especially in the cafeteria. ...
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Sail Date February 2015


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Jimjelich

2 Reviews Written

Interesting Experience

My wife and I have just completed the 14 day cruise from Rio to Genoa. Having cruised with MSC before our expectations were reasonable and they were met. The staff on the ship range from speaking English but not ...
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Sail Date March 2014


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professorAcc

1 Review Written

Better than expected from MSC

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 ...
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Sail Date August 2011


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landboater

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

The highlight of this cruise was getting off!!

We have taken a lot of cruises. One was on a sailing yacht, and the others were larger ships. MSC is not a good choice for Americans. You will feel less welcome and the food is nnot to our taste. This ship was like ...
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Sail Date September 2011


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mezza

18 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

An Aussi experiences the Italian way - Mamma mia!!

Having subscribed to MSC newsletters for some time, we were keen to try one of their cruises. When this great deal of 3 b2b cruises came up, we were eager to sign up and with CC reviews in hand, went with an open ...
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Sail Date August 2011


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DISGRUNTLED AUSSIES

7 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

DREAM CRASHED

We chose our trip based on 2 back-to back 7 day cruises; travelling from Australia is not cheap and is arduous. The web sites gave MSC a pretty good rating and the extra charges were obvious in all the blurb. ...
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Sail Date August 2011


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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