Excellent Value: MSC Opera Cruise Review by pykelet
Overall Member Rating
Destination: Baltic Sea
The ship was lovely and clean and there was plenty to occupy your time even though it is one of their smaller ships. All the staff seemed to be really helpful. The all inclusive package at 23 euros pppn is brilliant value and includes around 75% of the cocktails, spirits (including for example Courvoiser Brandy), coffees, hot chocolates bottles of water, ice creams, five or six types of wine, just enabling you to budget completely before you even leave home. The food choices were also really good.
There was always something going on aboard the ship but also plenty of quiet corners if you didn't want to join in.
The Excursions were excellent and some of the best that I have been on with cruise companies.
If you have been with other cruise companies you may notice that perhaps the staff are not More quite as attentive but this is generally because there are not so many and also MSC don't encourage individual tipping. Yes embarkation and disembarkation did take a while but really these small criticisms didn't matter a jot but then I expect this comes down to personal attitude of the traveller themselves.
The mixed european flavour of the ship and passengers was also really refreshing.
Ignore the moaners and just go and enjoy!! Less
Cabin review: 99028
Lovely room with fabulous views and plenty of room for the two of us. Cabinperson did an excellent job.
Port and Shore Excursions
Lovely chilled out trip and fabulous scenery.
White Cave of Gudvangen
Ice bar and opera house not to be missed
Vigeland Sculpture Park