First Ever Cruise: MSC Opera Cruise Review by walkingbad
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First Ever Cruise
I also felt that we had very little time in each of the ports. I do not know if this is the same for all cruise ships but the majority of ports we had to be back on onboard by 1:30 or 2:30 meaning our day at the ports was very rushed. The port of Guernsey could only be described as an utter shambles. Guest had to be transported off the boat by the lifeboats and were given a ticket (letter of the alphabet) and could only go at their allotted ticket. All guests had to be back on board for 4pm yet we were still waiting in the lounges to get off at 3:15. I was desperate for British food for my youngest son or else I wouldn't have bothered but it was an extremely poor service for the people who wanted to see Guernsey. MSC used their own lifeboats for this process and I think they should have used at least triple the amount to ensure all passengers got off and not just people who paid premiums for excursions. Lastly the port of Le Havre must be the most depressing place on the face of the earth. This port we stopped at for 12 hours and there was nothing to do here. The little shops that they had were all closed and most of the bars did not open until 6pm. Less
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