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Discover Italian warmth and hospitality aboard the stylish MSC Orchestra. This shinning gem of a cruise ship offers the perfect blend of design, comfort and entertainment. Pamper oneself at the spacious Body and Mind Spa, work up a sweat at the fitness center with floor-to-ceiling windows over looking the ship's bow or cool off at one of the two swimming pools. Dine on cuisine with world wide flair including authentic Italian and Chinese cuisine at one of the five onboard restaurants. Catch nightly shows, sample different Italian wines at the wine bar or dance the night away at R32 disco. After a fun filled day retire to your comfortable accommodations to dream of all the fun and excitement that tomorrow will bring aboard the MSC Orchestra.

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4.6 out of 5

Good by usavirginia

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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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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


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

board for

Sale. It has always been free


part or what was already paid.

Second, quality of entertainment is repetitive.

First time


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.


One highlight of the cruise, the


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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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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2 out of 5

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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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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Jun 01, 2014

Customer service, organization, food, and entertainment needs improvement.

May 20, 2016

Customer service, food quality and expenses were all poor!!

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