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MSC Orchestra is a large ship, carrying 2550 passengers and 987 crew, and sails from Buenos Aires, Argentina and Barcelona, Spain.

Sails from:

Genoa, Italy , Barcelona, Spain , Marseille (Provence), France

Cruises to:

Europe - Western Mediterranean , Europe - Northern Europe , Scandinavia

Cruises on MSC Orchestra

76 Reviews

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4.6 out of 5

Good by usavirginia

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/ Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Ship is great, food not very good plus limited Selection breakfast, buffet even dinning

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1 out of 5

Not happy at all by lyravanca

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/ Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

This is our fourth cruise. We have tried Disney, Royal Carribean, Princess and   Celebrity Cruises. Since we have a point of comparison, we found several thingss that needs improvement. First, lobster dinners are part of the formal

 Night menu and

at

NO additional charge. Neither is the soft served ice cream/gelato on

board for

Sale. It has always been free

or

part or what was already paid.

Second, quality of entertainment is repetitive.

First time

we

watched a show that changes the thene for the night but juggler and acrobatic acts are mainstay of entertianment.  Boring!

Lastly, please

provide a

movie theater. If. When bored to death of repetitive shows, we would have gone to

watchibg movies.

instead

One highlight of the cruise, the

Filipino

crews on board. They provided excellent service as expected

 

 

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4 out of 5

Very Nice by cecilia225

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/ Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The cruise was great, the boat is really nice, the entertainment was excellent, the food at the buffet was very good, the food during the sit down dinner was not as good but we decided to just go to the buffet every night instead and that worked out well with the show schedules. I recommended!

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Much more expected from a cruise! by MarkyMarc23

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This was the first time I had been on a MSC cruise so I did not know what to expect.  It was disappointing at best.  Other than our wait staff at the dinner setting and one bartender, the customer service on board was terrible.  The head dinner waiter was rude and unable to provide any solutions to a later seating one night.  The cruise staff is programmed to get as much money out of it's customers so there were constant sales pitches for dinners and drink packages.  MSC "nickled and dimed" the whole cruise.  Things that would be standard or free were charged on board.  On room service, we received the wrong meal and were charged for it.  When some of the staff was off, we were traveling with them on a bus to get back on board and they were bad-mouthing American passengers loud enough for the whole bus to hear.  Then they put on their MSC uniforms and worked for the people they were bad-mouthing moments before!  The food quality was very poor.  Most of the food was salty or mushy or not prepared very well.  The wine and drink quality was par at best.  The excursions were all expensive and when buying a wine package they included hidden fees.  And this cruise was for families, not singles or couples.  Kids were everywhere and a lot of them not behaving very well.  I think MSC allows kids to cruise for free.  The noise level definitely rose. Really all we used MSC for was the transportation around the various ports.   I will not use MSC for any travel plans in the future.  I have my favorites that I will stick to!!SadAngry

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3 out of 5

Not my best experience by SanDiegoWorldTraveller

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/ Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (young children)

The ship itself was very nice but looked more worn than only five years old. The lounges and decor were quite nice, almost paradoxical for the actual calibre of cruise this was. The location of our cabin was quite convenient. The ship was large but easily navigable.

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bbbsusan
Apr 27, 2018

What a beautiful and clean ship. Wearing comfortable shoes is a must.

ElnaBotha
Apr 12, 2018

Go for it!!

AvoidMsc
Apr 02, 2018

Be aware of the hidden costs like daily room service charge per person, paying for water, no water in Gym forcing you to buy water from the bar, no coffee with desert at dinner forcing you to buy coffee or tea

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