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EMYBgd
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 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
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
1 helpful vote
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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lisarich007
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2015
We travelled by Taxi to the Port of Durban, and got there early.... 2 hours prior to the stated embarkation time... This was to ensure that we would not have to wait in queues later in the day, and would get onto the ship before the heat ... Read more
Karlien B
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed January 2015
I booked this cruise as a surprise for my Mum as friends of ours had done this route the year before (different ship) and had so much fun so were doing it again in 2015. I have to start by saying that I was one of those people who ... Read more
Quintin89
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
Everything was awesome just the boarding takes a while and that's the only negative thing I can say.The staff on-board is very friendly and helpful. Have no complaint. The other thing is its better to add money on the card when your ... Read more
kenwoodza
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed January 2015
This was my first cruise as I am prone to sea-sickness and have avoided traveling on Cruise liners. As this was my wife's 50th celebration, I arranged the surprise to provide her with an unforgettable experience. From the start of not ... Read more
Brenda Scott
Member Since 2015
1 review
Although we loved the cruise and the time on board it was somewhat spoiled by the many children running amok and unsupervised all over and at all hours often up and down the passages in the early hours of the morning. But possible a bad ... Read more
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karienm
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2014
This was our 3rd Cruise and the 2'nd on the MSC Opera. At embarkation in Durban we were greeted with such friendly, cheerful and helpfull staff, we really felt at home and could not wait to go to our cabin. This time around we wanted a ... Read more
raissa
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed November 2014
WOW, what an experience.....sun, fun, relaxation, ok maybe not so much relaxing due to alll the awesome activities. Fabulous food, from fine dinning to 24hr pizzas. I had my 4yr old with me and she wanted to live on the ship, loved ... Read more
MartinaV
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed November 2014
I booked my first cruise to Portuguese islands for 4 nights on 10th Nov from Durban. The embarkation and disembarkation were quick and efficient everything in between was a complete disaster. 3 mornings we called reception for wheel chair ... Read more
carolcasey
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed November 2014
MSC Opera - Captain,ship and staff - take a bow! Wow, I have just disembarked from the Opera in Durban (trip from Cape Town) Wow MSC have certainly upped the ante. I cannot rave enough about the ship, the staff, the food, the facilities, ... Read more
Showboy
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
26 forum posts
I was on the MSC Opera for 3 short back-to-back cruises, 10 days in total. This cruise started in Cape Town, South African…. sailed to Walvis Bay in Namibia, returned to Cape Town for a two day cruise to nowhere then sailed to ... Read more
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tursiops
Member Since 2012
1 review
17 forum posts
Not rated Sailed October 2014
We boarded in Southampton without any problem,enroute to Amsterdam.The ship docked at Ijmuiden and we took the MSC "Amsterdam on your own" tour,effectively a shuttle bus into Amsterdam.The following day we arrived at Le Havre,and were ... Read more
Foxy495
Member Since 2014
1 review
Not rated Sailed October 2014
Had a lovely time onboard MSC Opera. The 21 days were very enjoyable. We had an inside cabin that was clean, quiet and comfortable and our cabin steward looked after us very well. The cabin was surprisingly light and felt roomy with plenty ... Read more
alexturf
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed September 2014
We took an 11 day cruise out of Southampton to Northern Europe on the Opera ship. We booked a suite and it was roomy, it even had a walking closet, which was great. The ship, which is about 14 years is and has never been updated was fine. ... Read more
mark*shark
Member Since 2010
1 review
5 forum posts
We had a fabulous time on this smaller ship where it was easier to get to know people. Easy embarkation/disembarkation at Southampton Superb service from all staff (special mentions to Roberto and Gustavo) Enjoyable food particularly ... Read more
susancuddeback
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed September 2014
I just spent 10 horrific days on the oldest boat in the fleet - had I known this I would have never booked this trip. As always the staff was great (this was our 4th MSC cruise) but the ship was in horrible condition. Everything was in ... Read more
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