MSC Opera Cruise Review by angela4: We had a ball

MSC Opera 5
angela4
Member Since 2012

Overall Member Rating

We had a ball

Sail Date: June 2012
Destination: Baltic Sea
Embarkation: Other

we are 4 pensioners aged between 65 and 72,my husband and i are seasoned cruisers travelling with most of the major companies,gold card members with cunard,for our friends it was their first cruise.after reading mixed reviews on msc opera,we decided to go with an open mind as we had a bargain,we have paid moer per night for band b in a pub!wel i can honestly say we were very pleasantly surprised.it is a beautiful midsize ship,spotlessy clean,how they keep all the brass and mirrors clean i do not know.

the food was really good ,we had breakfast and lunch in the buffet and dinner in the restaurant.it did get busy in the buffet restaurant but believe that is the same on all the cruise ships.there were 7 courses at dinner with choices,we ony ever managed 4/5.apart from the menu,plain steak,chicken or fish with chips or vegetables was always availabe.also one night was the buffet magnifico ,which it was,served just before midnight,with fruit and ice carving decoratiosn,and every More evening at about 11-30 trays of sandwiches,cakes and savouries were brought round the entertainment lounges.

the entertainment was also very good varying from family fun to opera and classical music,we tended to go to the cotton club,to listen and dance to the husband and wife duo ,just our sort of thing.i cant forget to mention the boys and girls of the animation team ,they were briiant,day and night and worked so hard to make sure you enjoyed yourself,never patronising to the older clientele,also our wonderful waiter djon from brazil he was lovely.we were disappointed not to get into amsterdam,but that was the weather,but the fjords and norway were lovely.all in all a good experience and woud not hesitate to travel with msc again,take no notice of the whingeing poms!!! Less


Published 06/25/12


Read more MSC Opera cruise reviews >>
Read Cruise Critic's MSC Opera Review >>

Compare Prices on MSC Opera Baltic Sea Cruises

Cabin review: 410111

inside cabin plenty of mirrors to make it light also plenty of cupboard space probably best storage spce we have ever had on cruise,very well designed,bathroom very similar to other cruise ships.

Port and Shore Excursions


been to bergen before and done the main things,bryggen,funicular,fish market etc.so went by local tram to hop and walked rest of way to edvard greigs home,very good.
Read 356 Bergen Reviews

wonderful pretty flam,did the railway to myrdal ourselves,very easy to book too.
Read 138 Flam Reviews

Compare Prices on MSC Opera Baltic Sea Cruises

angela4
Member Since 2012
Cabin
Dining
Embarkation
Enrichment Activities
Entertainment
Family & Children
Fitness & Recreation
Onboard Experience
Public Rooms
Service
Shore Excursions
Value for Money
Share feedback
Thank you!  Cruise Critic values your feedback.
How can we improve this page?
Skip X

See MSC Opera deals up to 82% off:

February Deals
MSC Opera 48% Loved It

 
7 Night Caribbean Cruise
See all MSC Opera Deals >>