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Venice MSC Orchestra Cruise Reviews

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MSC Orchestra
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44 Venice MSC Orchestra Cruise Reviews


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roytherrien

2 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

The Ship That will not be Named

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“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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sand dunes and salty air

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

FREE BALCONY UPGRADE, THANKS MSC

We did back to back cruises and did Greece and Montenegro the week before on the same ship. Awesome itineraries, we were scheduled to stop at Malta but due to rough seas detoured to Majorca which was amazing ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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WEBBSKIES

5 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Overall, superb value for money! Good buffet but fair/poor restaurant experience

We took (and reviewed) a similar repositioning cruise from Genoa to Brazil aboard the MSC Orchestra 2 years ago. At a cost of just £50 per person per day we think MSC offer exceptional value for money. The ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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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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Smithy2

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great Ship, pity staff not trained thoroughly.

Chose this cruise, with 2 friends, to fit in with school break; but children were not a problem. Ship, cabin, theatre were very good and the general organisation was more than competent. Main gripe was lack of ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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Vagary

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Intensive itinerary and interesting port of calls

SHIP is slightly outdated. The Italian dark red and dark green color scheme looks a little tiring to me, but it might be just personal taste. I like more RCL navy blue scheme. Pool was extremely small, full of kids ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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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


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Mr Bon Voyage

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Tried once and never again

Chose this cruise for the ports of call. Some areas of the overall cruise exceeded my expectations but there were a lot more negatives than positives Embarkation was a total nightmare, no organisation, people ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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alexodddstuff1

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Cruise

First time cruisers, unsure how it was going to be. The buffet restaurant had a massive choice of food, albeit on plastic tray-like plates. ( I get it, you heard quite a few crashes and broken crockery would have ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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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


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lucypatrick

2 Reviews Written

26 Helpful Votes

This is the best way to see the Mediterranean sights!!

We are a family of 4 (parents with 16yo girl and 12yo boy) from Australia. We first cruised the West Mediterranean on MSC Fantasia (which was so spectacular) and then we had free transfers from one ship to the next ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Cobblers1947

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

THE WORST CRUISE EVER -- AVOID THIS CRUISE LINE

This is unquestionably the worst cruise ship we have been on over a twenty years plus of sailing, Customer relations desk and its staff - were in the main very off hand, We had a problem with noise being so ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Corleysalt

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Very Good Cruise

We thought this was a very good cruise, but must admit it is my first cruise so I can’t make comparisons. We were apprehensive because of all the bad reviews, but this was not our experience. Boarding & ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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roxburgh1

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Leaving Venice just as the sun went down wow!!!

This was a working holiday looking after a selection of bingo customers this was my first cruise and I was not sure what to expect, I enjoyed most aspects of the cruise, the room had a balcony but I rarely had ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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JudyTraveller

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

Embarked from Venice and I would not recommend leaving from this city for a cruise. We stayed at a hotel some distance from the People Mover, but decided to walk. We hired a porter to take our luggage, and watched ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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Peter Gibbs

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Worth a Trip

Special celebration for my 65th birthday. This was not acknowledged on board. Other cruises have shared a special celebration with us. The internet is not recommended. Just wait until you dock somewhere. It is ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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holidays11

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

A great family holiday.

Cruised on MSC Orchestra. The ship was lovely, clean and tidy. Not too big and not too small. We had cabin 11080 which was a balcony and it was a slight bigger balcony than the normal ones as it was on the ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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Parbuckle

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Average Ship with Excellent Employees

Very average cruise ship in all regards.. with the exception being the shows at night, and the excellent employees. The MSC Orchestra has the feeling of being back in the 80's, with no "wow!" factor at all. ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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laurianna

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship; shame about the food

My friends and I chose this cruise for A) Itinerary B) to try a new cruise line - bad mistake. Embarkation absolute chaos - staff too busy trying to sell packages, i.e. photo's/dvd's/drinks/excursions/spa etc the ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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shivdaly70

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

I'm on a MSC Cruise - Get me outta here - Honeymoon trauma

Imagine heading into your local travel agent and telling them that you are half considering a cruise for your Honeymoon, and then the travel consultant recommends MSC, well if this happens to you, run for the ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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Lean47

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Value for Money, but choose your cabin wisely

We only choose to travel with MSC and this is the first time that we would rate it lower than "very good or excellent". The entertainment quality was nowhere near as good as usual this included the nightly show and ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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Payneep

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Fab Fab Fab

We chose this cruise as it was good value for money .having read the reviews afterwards was very wary of what to expect. Embarkation was a nightmare no-one seemed to take control once that happened it went smoothly. ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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dr.anuraaggarg

4 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

cruise again

this was the first cruise we took , that too after so many apprehensions that we may end up managing the motion sickness issue of mine and my daughter , but to our surprise both had no issue of nausea etc . at all ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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cdkeivit

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Itinerary; so-so cruise

We chose the MSC Orchestra (sailing 05 June 2016 from Venice) primarily for the itinerary - Venice, Bari, Olympia, Santorini, Athens, Corfu and Kotor. The price was a bonus as well, with a balcony stateroom and ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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Two Jerrys

2 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Love MSC Cruises; already planning the next one!

We cruised with MSC last year and loved it so booked again. This route was amazing - Venice - Bari - Olympia - Santorini - Athens - Corfu - Kotor. We are still pinching ourselves in disbelief that we saw so much ...
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Sail Date May 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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