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MSC Perth (Fremantle) Cruise Reviews
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Gallipoli Cruise 2015 MSC Orchestra
"What a waste of 36 days except for the few days in Gallipoli the trip was a total waste of time and a lot of money. Just finished my third course of anti-biotics and happy to be home. Ship arrived in Oz full of..."Read More
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Brissie girl

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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Very sick

Review for MSC Orchestra to Italy

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Caught the cough

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Background We were certainly looking forward to a wonderful adventure. We have previously cruised in Pacific and Inside passage with other cruise lines. Our first time with MSC. Cabin We went for top level 15. Cabin was OK but smaller than premium cabins on other lines that provide a suite. This cabin was one room with couch and separate toilet. Overall ok. Dining on Board A bit ...
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Sail Date: March 2015

Departure Port: Florence (Livorno)

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom

4 Helpful Votes


Worst cruise experience AND most expensive!

Review for MSC Orchestra to Italy

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bruski

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Embarkation at Fremantle was slower than any we have previously experienced with the last of the luggage being delivered around midnight. The first week at sea was very unpleasant for us and for many other passengers, standing around in queues listening to the multitude of complaints from angry people trying to sort out the multitude of problems with pre ordered merchandise issues. This was not ...
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Sail Date: March 2015

Departure Port: Florence (Livorno)

9 Helpful Votes


Incredibly disappointing

Review for MSC Orchestra to Italy

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samer

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

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 the cruise) Visiting Gallipoli Nice cabin (balcony on deck 12) - clean, adequate storage, comfy bed, good maid. Tour out of Naples to Sorrento & Amalfi Coast Dinner ...
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Sail Date: March 2015

Departure Port: Florence (Livorno)

3 Helpful Votes


A dreadful cruise a waste of good money

Review for MSC Orchestra to Middle East

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Dianne Allan

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

The trip was sold as a luxury cruise it was NOT The idea of sailing to Gallipoli and following in the footsteps of our soldiers was a good one but that was where the dream ended.In fairness the Gallipoli component was very well done and there could be no complaints about that, the lectures were wonderful and going onto the peninsular was very emotional but that was no thanks to the MSC cruise ...
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Sail Date: May 2015

Departure Port: Florence (Livorno)

2 Helpful Votes


MSC Orchestra; stay away.

Review for MSC Orchestra to Trans-Ocean

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wohciren

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

Returned home from 36 days on MSC Gallipoli absolute nightmare. 2500 hundred on the ship 80%-90% were ill within a week. We believe the ship carried down a virus from the Northern Hemisphere and passed it along to all on board. The Italian staff were not helpful, the doctor did very little and the ship ran out of paracemetol within days. The food was terrible both dining room and buffet, our ...
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Sail Date: March 2015

Departure Port: Florence (Livorno)

1 Helpful Vote


This could be much better.

Review for MSC Orchestra to Trans-Ocean

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waterman1

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

I did not have great expectations of MSC, I researched thoroughly via this website. The entertainment was outstanding, with the exception of "Frankie", Australians are too polite to walk out. The enrichment lectures were again, outstanding. The food was awful, I knew it would be - was not disappointed. I was at a table with three (including me) passengers who were gluten free, our menu ...
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Sail Date: March 2015

Departure Port: Florence (Livorno)

1 Helpful Vote


Never Again

Review for MSC Orchestra to Trans-Ocean

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Narelle Madden

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

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 Indonesian bar and cabin crew were amazing! The European crew were rude, lazy and just didn't care about the passengers concerns. Their infection control was non existent leading to a ...
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Sail Date: April 2015

Departure Port: Florence (Livorno)

2 Helpful Votes


Gallipoli Cruise 2015 MSC Orchestra

Review for MSC Orchestra to Trans-Ocean

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Brissie girl

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

What a waste of 36 days except for the few days in Gallipoli the trip was a total waste of time and a lot of money. Just finished my third course of anti-biotics and happy to be home. Ship arrived in Oz full of illness and we were none the wiser. The food was a disgrace especially in the buffet. Cabin staff and bar staff great but the Italian staff could not have cared less, I tried to change my ...
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Sail Date: March 2015

Departure Port: Florence (Livorno)

5 Helpful Votes


Anyone that will listen don't go MSC.

Review for MSC Orchestra to Trans-Ocean

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Chopsie1

First Time Cruiser

Age 30s

My wife and I embarked in Fremantle with our young Son in Perth, it was super slow embarkation. We left our bags with MSC staff as requested at 3pm, we did not get our bags again until 10:30pm when they were delivered to our room. We had all the baby things in those bags and all essentials for us. There was no reason given to why it could take 7.5 hours for us to receive these bags. This was the ...
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Sail Date: March 2015

Departure Port: Florence (Livorno)

3 Helpful Votes


Never Again with MSC

Review for MSC Orchestra to Transpacific

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Paul Sharp

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

My wife and I were among the many who paid 5 star fare for a 2 star trip. I will not rehash what has been said by many others although I feel Porky 55 was a bit unkind to "Frankie Forever". Last Thursday I had a hip replacement and left hospital yesterday. I must say 35 days on Orchestra was a worse experience. Any thought MSC had of getting into the Australian market were certainly dashed by ...
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Sail Date: April 2015

Departure Port: Florence (Livorno)

10 Helpful Votes


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