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MSC Orchestra Cruise Review to Europe

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall rating:

3.7 out of 5
MSC Orchestra

France, Spain, Italy

Sail date: September 17, 2017

Ship: MSC Orchestra

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 14021

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

great day trips , clean ship , good all inclusive deal ,lots to do and get involved, poor service, average food , over crowded ship. would go with MSC again but not on that ship.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
Just a little confused at first , but all came together in the end.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
All were very crowded, with space at a premium, service left a lot to be desired, although it did improve as the cruise went on. Pizzas were Rubbish.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Lots going on all the time for everyone

Service and Staff

2 out of 5
All the staff ,( apart from 4 ), were unhelpful and at times rude , they were not interested in any problems we had or if we had any questions. This might be because many didn't understand/speak English. Pool staff few and far between sometimes waiting 20 mins for a drink. The 4 that were good were very good. room steward , 2 drinks waiters and dinning waiter from Columbia.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The ship was very crowded and we have since found out that its capacity has been increased. ship was very clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
very good and cleaned everyday

Ship tip

get the all inclusive check opening times of restaurants because they change without you knowing and the buffet opening times, because after days on shore you come back and there is nothing there.

Ports of call

Cannes, France

5 out of 5
been before and its wonderful , did not do an excursion

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5
been before excellent place did our own excursion

Ajaccio, Corsica

5 out of 5
Great bars and beach no excursion

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

5 out of 5
went to Rome by train, did our own excursion

La Spezia (Cinque Terre), Italy

2 out of 5
awful place, stay on the ship

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
very organised
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