MSC Orchestra Eastern Mediterranean Live Trip Report

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Originally posted by Beamafar
L2C ................ Can you remember if the duty-free shop was open onboard? I ask because I see Kotor was on the itinerary.

While Montenegro is technically not an EU country, the currency is the Euro so I'm a little confused as to whether us EU citizens can avail of duty-free if travelling to Montenegro - the answer lies in whether the ship was allowed to sell duty-free or not, depending on it being regarded as staying in the EU zone.
Yes, it was open...and I bought some delicious European chocolates that were 50% off
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Thanks for the responses J12 and L2C. Thats great news!

I've been watching out for Med cruises which qualify for duty-free accessibility. Since Tunisia and Turkey have been removed from itineraries, it's been a shrinking pool from which to choose cruises for me. DH is a smoker so we like to avail of the reduced prices for cigarettes which are terrific on MSC ships. Another plus is Kotor's currency is Euro so no currency exchange rate issues for me visiting that port.
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Finally got to put that one in the books.

Loved the itinerary. Especially Kotor and Corfu. Wish we could have swapped Olympia for Mykonos.

FYI we were basically the only Americans out of over 2500 passengers.
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Originally posted by Cafedumonde
Thanks for the great review! Just wondering, are the cappuccinos free or up charge? Also do you happen to know if they have lego for kids on all the ships?

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No they are not free, we paid for them with vouchers as we are not big drinkers, you can also buy a coffee booklet.

They had lego's on this ship.


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Originally posted by Essiesmom
OMG!!! I stayed in that hotel in 1978. Wasn't a fancy place then, but it definitely had charm. Definitely memorable as I was propositioned by the desk clerk....single young American woman...We seemed to have a reputation then. Wasn't the only place in Europe that it happened. EM
OMG...that is funny!
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MSC Orchestra- 6/2016 Eastern Mediterranean http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2365320
DCL Dream 10/2016 Bahamas & Castaway Cay http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2417977
CCL Vista 12/2016 Eastern Caribbean http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2432474
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I am not going in this itinerary but love looking at your pictures. Have not gotten through it all yet but so far so good.
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