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MSC Orchestra Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Helpful Votes: 51

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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MSC Orchestra

Sail date: October 23, 2012

Ship: MSC Orchestra

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Review summary

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.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The food was nowhere near as good as any of the many other cruises I have been on including Royal Caribbean\, Carnival\, Holland America and Norwegian.


5 out of 5
I thought the shows were wonderful\, first rate. Very disproportionate to my other experiences with the ship.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
Although my son didn't use the kid's club that much\, my overall impression was favorable. The staffers there seemed really fun and nice.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Nothing of note to report. no example of anyone going above and beyond.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Everthing was average except the size which was a little larger than I'm accustomed to and I really liked that. However\, when we walked barefoot on the carpet\, the bottom of our feet turned black. Needless to say\, I started wearing my flipflops as slippers.

Pros: Entertainment\, kids club\, other guests

Cons: Food and service

Recommends MSC Orchestra? No.

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