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MSC Orchestra Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe

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Overall rating:

1 out of 5
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MSC Orchestra

7 Night Baltic Castles & Russian Palaces (Copenhagen Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 21, 2010

Ship: MSC Orchestra

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 11 years ago

Review summary

Large ship, good layout. Pool water was directly pumped in from the Baltic sea which was very nice as I do not like chlorine.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Dining areas are very limited in selection and time of operation. For example breakfast is two hours in the morning, you miss it, you are out of luck. Drinking water is not available at all times, if you want water anytime, you have to pay for it.


3 out of 5
Entertainers brought on board were generally good. The lead singer's choice of outfits was sleazy and cheap.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
The attitude of the first line staff is no we cannot accommodate any special requests and always have to ask a superior. Language barrier exists as it is an Italian ship. Even though the staff indicate understanding of requests, the results are often mixed and show lack of communication.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Ports of call

Tallinn, Estonia

5 out of 5
Gained new independence. Pretty old city and church

Stockholm, Sweden

5 out of 5
Not enough time in port. However, nice city and would have liked to do a boat tour in the canals
Don't Miss: Royal Palace, change of the guard

St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

5 out of 5
Large city with beautiful canals. Not enough time to explore the highlights and Catherine the Great Palace. Excursions always take you to their souvenir shops.

Kiel, Germany

1 out of 5
Nothing to do. Arrived on Sunday and everything was closed. The stop was really for the ship to pick up passengers who came on the ship in droves.

Pros: Nice ship

Cons: Negative attitude of most staff

Recommends MSC Orchestra? Yes!

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