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MSC Orchestra Cruise Review to Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East)

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 21

Overall rating:

4.2 out of 5
MSC Orchestra

3 Night South Africa (Durban Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 28, 2020

Ship: MSC Orchestra

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 10095

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Well worth an experience! It caters for all types of can lounge in the library for some quiet reading time, lie on the deck and catch some sunays. My favourite spot was on the deck at the back of the ship. Was hypnotic and cathartic to sit and stare out onto the water, enjoy the blue skies, beautiful water, and sipping on a delicious cocktail!


4 out of 5
Well organised and went quickly

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Plenty of good food and beverages of all kinds to be had! The ice cream was delicious!

The Shaker Lounge

3 out of 5

Very hot and the bar wasn't open during the time some of the performances took place. Was a bit odd and inconvenient, but still good fun.

Q32 Disco

3 out of 5

A bit outdated and in need of some tlc. Improved ventilation would also be a plus as was very hot inside once the dancing started. Fun vibe though once the party started!

L'Ibiscus Restaurant

4 out of 5

Tasty food, friendly wait staff and the food portions were just right. I loved that every evening was a different cultural foodfest.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Great entertainment! Was too busy enjoying the shows to explore anything else

Photo Gallery

4 out of 5

The team was constantly busy updating the gallery, but I still struggled to find pictures of myself and my group. The times I was there, it was open and could easy manouever around.


4 out of 5
Excellent! On time, well done, professional and fun

Children's Programs

Didn't have my child with me so did not pay attention to it

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Our room steward was very friendly and helpful, wait staff battled with English and weren't always friendly as very busy. Overall the ship personnel was friendly and helpful.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Very clean and well maintained!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Great size, awesome view of the ocean. The balcony was small, but all we needed. Layout was good, very clean and tidy. Never wanted for anything and all extra appliances were available and working

Ship tip

Definitely to make use of seasickness pills if you are queasy. It worked like a charm when taken every 6 hours, starting a day before embarking.

Ports of call

Durban, South Africa

4 out of 5
Busy but clean and easily accessible

Island Of Mozambique (Portugese Island), Mozambique Did not visit port

The weather did not permit us to disembark


5 out of 5
Quick, efficient and easy.
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