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The 2,142-passenger MSC Opera is one of four medium-sized Mistral-class ships, dating from 2004 (the others are Armonia, Lirica and Sinfonia). MSC Cruises spent more than $200 million on Opera and the ...
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js-g
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband and I chose this cruise for its itinerary - Havana, Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Mexico. We are both in our early 30s and had never done a cruise before so we were unsure of what to expect. We read all the reviews in advance and we ... Read more
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Gracie36
Member Since 2010
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We are a british couple that flew from London to Havana on 10/02/16, we went to Varadero & spent 6 nights at the Blau Varadero before joining the MSC Opera. We knew the ship wasn't due to dock until around 3pm from the previous ... Read more
Bulleyes41
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
12 helpful votes
I will start by saying this is my very first time writing a review and felt it necessary as this cruise experience was different than any other of the 14 cruises I have taken. We were quite excited to be getting this cruise at a ... Read more
Traveller29
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
10 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This was supposed to be something different, and special since we would get to see Havana. In fact, there were a lot of disappointments, from the get-go. Somehow, our overall trip included the "drinks package", so that was ... Read more
sschuss
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
First , I will comment on the good. The ship is lovely, the entertainment is great, the service in the L'Approdo Restaurant superb, Sotto Vento Pub, great servers but very slow in getting service due to lack of help. We ordered sandwiches ... Read more

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ejbjb
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
The trip from Vancouver thru Toronto to Veradaro was exhausting. Then we had a 2 hour bus ride from Veradaro to Havana to get to the cruise ship. After 26 hours of traveling, our bus driver stopped in traffic and unloaded all of our ... Read more
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Innocent on board
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
My wife and I went on an MSC Carribean Cruise, the Cuba Special Cruise, from December 22nd to December 28th, 2015. On December 22nd when we arrived at Rome Fiumicino Airport we were welcomed by three very nice young ladies who helped us ... Read more
MSCruiser7
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
We were very pleased and well served at all times during our trip on our MSC Cruise. The food was excellent and every night was a different menu which kept it interesting and exciting to go to dinner. The Buffet restaurant was also ... Read more
katryn88
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
MSC Opera. Experienced cruiser and this was the worst. Service Mgr said that cruise caters to Europeans and not to American standards...what? Expecting decent food, timely beverage and meal service is too much to expect? Lousy ... Read more
Ginger Martin
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Let me start by saying this was our second MSC cruise in the last year. We cruised on the Divina in November and loved it. That's why we chose to book our long yearly European cruise with MSC on the Opera. What a mistake. Check in was ... Read more

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s34cru123r
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
I've been on the MSC Opera fbetween sept 5 -sept 20. I've embarked in Constanta. This was my 5th cruise (3rd with MSC ) so I knew what to expect. Itinerary was : Constanta, At Sea, Sochi, At Sea, Istanbul, Mykonos, Santorini, ... Read more
Castleline
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Seasoned travellers the check-in was efficient and hassle free, ship's staff at the terminal desks were friendly, cheerful and helpful. MSC ARMONIA. SAFETY: The vessel was spotless throughout, an ex seafarer it is reassuring to note ... Read more
AverilM
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2015
We chose the Eastern Meditteranean cruise as we had never visited any of the ports of call. Our cabin was spacious and had a beautiful sea view. Situated on the 10 th floor (Turadot) in the aft of the liner it was conveniently situated to ... Read more
jennzeis
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
14 night cruise from Venice - great ports and that's about all this cruise had to offer. We had high hopes for this refurbished ship. Besides adding a water park and some more rooms, this ship is circa 1990. The decor is outdated and ... Read more
Malc and Eileen
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
Having cruised on MSC OPERA in August last year and heard the refurbishment included a splash park we were very excited about bringing our daughter husband and 4 grandchildren on board. I could not believe the changes to the menu and ... Read more

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EMYBgd
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
Before MSC Opera I was on MSC Fantasia which is a bigger (and better) ship. Overall impresion is great! Itineraries are great, time spent on shore excellent and everyone are so nice and kind. If this had been my first cruise I would ... Read more
Mister Grish
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Well...the problems started when we tried to embark in Istanbul and were not on the passenger list, despite the fact that my wife's parents, for whom we had paid in the same transaction, were. Eventually our names were found (on the ... Read more
Gordonius
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
We have undertaken 3 cruises with 3 different Providers over the years and this outfit were appalling in comparison to the other two. Food and the Service levels were rubbish. The facilities and appointments are tired and dated including ... Read more
Kimgh21
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We recently completed a 14 day cruise on MSC Opera from Venice to Istanbul, Channakale, Istanbul and back to Venice. The ship and cabins were ok, but the food was terrible. The restaurant was bland but the buffet was swill. While there was ... Read more
jackie wibberley
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
This was our first cruise and we were naturally a little apprehensive about how we would cope with such a long time on board. Our fears were allayed considerably by the friendliness, courtesy and efficiency of the staff. The ship was ... Read more

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E>Davies
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
I Was disappointed with the Portuguese island stop it had absolutely nothing to amuse me. i had nothing to hold onto in the rubber duck.it traveled at excessive speed and was frightening i did not go on the island as i was not prepared ... Read more
Cobus Jonker
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
It was always my wife and myself's wish to go on a boat cruise but unfortunately there was always something that prevented us from going. We just decided that come what may we will do it this year. Then there was the thought of whether ... Read more
Fanie
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The ship was ready for its passengers. It was clean and tidy. The embarking procedure was understandably slow, but then rather slow and thorough that anything else. I did not make use of any excursions The cabin and the whole ship, as ... Read more
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geereheather@yahoo.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
We did the Durban / Madagascar / Portuguese Islands 7 day cruise. Unfortunately couldn't get off for the Islands. Enjoyed the cruise so much that we are going again in April to see if we can get onto the Islands. This was by far our ... Read more
denisevanwyk
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
It was our first experience of cruising and my husband and I, together with another couple, boarded the MSC Opera on Monday the 16th February, for a four night cruise to the Portuguese Islands in Mozambique. We were very excited and our ... Read more

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