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Seasoned travellers the check-in was efficient and hassle free, ship's staff at the terminal desks were friendly, cheerful and helpful. MSC ARMONIA. SAFETY: The vessel was spotless throughout, an ex seafarer it is reassuring to note the wonderful condition of emergency equipment and lifeboats all carefully greased and ready for operation. On arrival life boat station muster point was on the boat deck where one would board the emergency boats, instead of being shown to a lounge four decks below. CABIN: Spotless tidy and efficient. DINING: Meals in the restaurant were enjoyable, nice variety and well presented. ENTERTAINMENT: Very good a lot of effort and planning to ensure we had a performance every evening. SIGNAGE: Clear and very well sign-posted. Very Good. SUMMARY: Notes to be considered. a) Travel to embarkation Port/Disembarkation Arrived at Genoa airport the distance to La Spezia was quite considerable, sadly no offer was made regarding transportation on joining or leaving the vessel. b) Shuttle Bus, after queuing to purchase tickets on board the vessel, it was necessary to Queue once again on the quay which was delayed as many passengers chose to buy their Ticket thus delaying boarding of buses, as the lady had to write details. Make two queues On the quay so that those with tickets could board the bus more promptly. c) LIFTS: it is noted each stairwell is listed 1 to 7, it would be wonderful if you would consider numbering your lifts 1 to 4, although I feel it would be wonderful to name each Elevator signboard from forward to aft, ALPHA - BETA - CHARLIE - DELTA. Thank you for An excellent experience, we look forward to our next two cruises, the latter of which we have successfully managed to book a suite on deck 12. Hoping for an upgrade on our October Cruise to South Africa. No one has reason to complain. Our sincere thanks to Staff for a job well done. Thank you. With Kind Regards, Andrew & Linda

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MSC Opera Cruise Review by Castleline

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Seasoned travellers the check-in was efficient and hassle free, ship's staff at the terminal desks were friendly, cheerful and helpful.

MSC ARMONIA.

SAFETY: The vessel was spotless throughout, an ex seafarer it is reassuring to note the wonderful condition of emergency equipment and lifeboats all carefully greased and ready for operation. On arrival life boat station muster point was on the boat deck where one would board the emergency boats, instead of being shown to a lounge four decks below.

CABIN: Spotless tidy and efficient.

DINING: Meals in the restaurant were enjoyable, nice variety and well presented.

ENTERTAINMENT: Very good a lot of effort and planning to ensure we had a performance every evening.

SIGNAGE: Clear and very well sign-posted. Very Good.

SUMMARY: Notes to be considered.

a) Travel to embarkation Port/Disembarkation

Arrived at Genoa airport the distance to La Spezia was quite considerable, sadly no offer was made regarding transportation on joining or leaving the vessel.

b) Shuttle Bus, after queuing to purchase tickets on board the vessel, it was necessary to Queue once again on the quay which was delayed as many passengers chose to buy their Ticket thus delaying boarding of buses, as the lady had to write details. Make two queues On the quay so that those with tickets could board the bus more promptly.

c) LIFTS: it is noted each stairwell is listed 1 to 7, it would be wonderful if you would consider numbering your lifts 1 to 4, although I feel it would be wonderful to name each Elevator signboard from forward to aft, ALPHA - BETA - CHARLIE - DELTA.

Thank you for An excellent experience, we look forward to our next two cruises, the latter of which we have successfully managed to book a suite on deck 12. Hoping for an upgrade on our October Cruise to South Africa.

No one has reason to complain.

Our sincere thanks to Staff for a job well done.

Thank you.

With Kind Regards,

Andrew & Linda
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