MSC not long for US market
MSC Orchestra Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern
Sail Date: February 28, 2009
Ship: MSC Orchestra
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 8 years ago
Review SummaryA beautiful ship with a very attentive staff -great potential. But who wants to snorkel on St John at 10:30 PM? or hit the beach in Nassau from 7AM to noon? We never saw the Dominican Republic - we were stuck on a private island with hard, mildewed beach chairs - no pads- and the Barbeque was pay as you go - $7 for a hamburger, $5 for a small plastic cup of beer. Food on board was even worse and one paid extra for cappacino even in the dining room, or for ice cream during the day. No terry robes in balcony rooms and no turn down chocolates on the pillow. Finally disembarkation was unnecessarily difficult because ship returned to pier 19 when it had left from pier 4 - cars were not nearby and since I use a mobility scooter I could not take the shuttle easily to the garage to retrieve my car. Better planning is definitely required.
Ports of Call
Don't Miss: daylight!
Pros: beautiful ship, good entertainment
Cons: last minute changes in itinerary, food, amenities