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MSC Opera Cruise Review
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MSC Opera Cruise Review by Gordon Lindsay

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  • Sail Date: Sep 2016
  • Destination: the Baltic Sea
  • Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom

As we were going to be in Copenhagen we thought we should do something from there.

3 days in Copenhagen was great and the HOHO(Hop on hop off Bus) was great to get around. The 3 day pass seemed a bit dear but when you consider we got 2 free beers at Carlsberg Brewery and on our last day you could take your bags on the HOHO and when you got off at the mermaid(forget her name) they transported you to your ship for free.

As to the MSC Opera we had a good time on board.The ship was clean and tidy and so was our internal cabin. Mudaffar our cabin attendant was polite, funny and cleaned our cabin well.There was enough room in the cabin because we we always on deck somewhere.Dining was good and our waiter/wine steward Jean-Paul made sure everything was alright.Entertainment was good generally but sometimes did not suit us. Regarding port and shore excursions you needed to deal with Kathy as she was informative , polite and very knowledgeable.

Really the only problem we had was with a German Tour Guide who obviously had some 40 people with her. We were in the the stern of the ship on deck 12 and been there for some time enjoying the scenery from the lounge. This woman came in and said anybody who doesnt speak German, out as this is a private function. There was no sign outside to tell anyone this when we went in and as the lounge held about 200 and she only needed one corner.We thought ,and told her, she was very arrogant and rude

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Interior Stateroom
Cabin I1 9096


Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


Basically did some homework and walked off the ship and explored to our hearts content. Sometimes walking,sometimes Hop On Hop Off and sometimes bartered for a taxi. In St Petersburg organised from Home beforehand


Walked everywhere. Good for doing things at your pace

Marsha our guide could not have been more helpful . Well organised and very knowledgeable

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Again we did some homework and took the HOHO(Hop on hop off) and explored at our leisure


Hired a Taxi between 6 and went to Summer Palace and the into town

Gdansk (Warsaw)

Hired a bus for 6 at Gdynia Port and went to Gdansk. One of the better tours although all were great. An interesting place

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