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267 MSC Opera Cruise Reviews
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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
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
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Showboy
Member Since 2013
6 reviews
27 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
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
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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
roberthj
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2014
This was a 'Farewell Opera' cruise as it's in it's final season from Southampton before being enlarged. It was amazing value for money and altogether excellent. We heard some passengers foolishly comparing the cruise to much more ... Read more
Geekiegal
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
One of the reviewers correctly called this the marmite of the cruise world, you love it or hate it. We are in the love category. This was a fantastic cruise, fantastic staff, incredible entertainment and clean, comfortable with good food. ... Read more
Jan Hunter
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed August 2014
This was the first cruise we had ever been on. Was very wary but was absolutely thrilled with every aspect of the cruise. Staff were amazing and always smiling and ready to help where needed. Food was out of this world, so much choice but ... Read more
cruising babe
Member Since 2004
5 reviews
169 forum posts
1 helpful vote
On reading previous reviews I have come to the conclusion that this ship can be classed as the Marmite of the Cruising World; it's either loved or hated. I have just returned from a 10 day cruise to Holland, Spain, Portugal and France. ... Read more
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Cruisin-Geezer
Member Since 2006
7 reviews
687 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We are British and in our sixties.  This was our 18th cruise; the 9th with MSC. We have always enjoyed the cosmopolitan experience that is indicative of this Italian line. The main national groups on this cruise were British, Dutch, ... Read more
mscmyerscough
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
Having never sailed with MSC before ( I have sailed with Royal Carribean and NCL ) I was nervous , especially after reading the many bad reviews on this MSC Opera and MSC in general. Quite honestly I am mystified , everything was pretty ... Read more
Stargazerjack2010
Member Since 2014
1 review
Just returned from our first cruise on this ship (18th August) . Unfortunately the weather was not great and so the ship was unable to port in Guernsey which we were really looking forward to. The additional sea days were not really ... Read more
EBONY007
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2014
Well, where do i start with this one?? Should I start with the Travel agent who were so incompetent but also untruthful, or do i start with my terrible ordeal on the cruise? Well let me start with the travel agent. What a load of messing ... Read more
Roarke
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
Sailed for 10 nights on MSC Opera, had an inside cabin, which was large and well kept. Not kept as clean as some MSC cabins we've had, but OK. Food excellent, crew lovely, allegrisimo package just makes everything carefree and easy. Main ... Read more
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karen mc
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2014
This was the first time we had cruised with MSC, previously having sailed with Princess and Royal Caribbean. We were very nervous before we went after reading the many very mixed reviews and had prepared ourselves for the worst. Firstly we ... Read more
happychick71
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed July 2014
We were a family of 9 cruising with MSC for the first time , we have previously cruised on p&o and my parents with the royal Caribbean, we like many were a little put off by the few bad reviews we had read and did wonder what the ... Read more
peter.magnum@hotmail.com
Member Since 2014
1 review
Without the company of Dale, Ross and a german lady called Irene the cruise would have been a failure. Boarding the ship at Southampton was poetry, so smooth and professional. Ventured around the ship and found it spotless, staff very ... Read more
ehogan
Member Since 2005
19 reviews
720 forum posts
Sailed July 2014
We chose this cruise as a prelude to an extended vacation in England since it conveniently sailed out of Southampton. This was our first and last experience with MSC cruises! We have sailed over thirty times on most of the large cruise ... Read more
STEPHEN01
Member Since 2014
1 review
Just took my 7th cruise and decided to try MSC (we have previously cruise Celebrity, RCI, NCL). After reading some reviews I was dreading the cruise and we actually considered cancelling at one stage! However, I was pleasantly surprised ... Read more
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