I agree with Mr & Mrs Canada, your travels are what you make it. My entire immediate family and I are scheduled for the MSC Orchestra on January 10, 2009. We are open minded and are looking forward to this new experience. I read the reviews to get a feel and I begin to wonder about some of the complainers. Are they really that shallow that the most minor issues become a big deal? I understand that you're paying for your vacation and you want it to go smoothly but "the food is mostly Italian" give me a break. There's always going to be something that one is going to complain about but I don't think it's fair to bash the cruise line for "little" things. I'm American and I travel all over this world and I believe Americans are simply "whiners".