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MSC Opera Review

4.0 / 5.0
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292 reviews
8 Awards

Great Activities and Food, but didn't sleep the whole time

Review for MSC Opera to the Mediterranean
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6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Sep 2018
Cabin: Suite

My husband and I booked this cruise Aug 28-Sept 7 - it had a great itinerary which is the only reason we chose it. We are older (64) so booked the Aurea Suite which included quite a lot and alcohol. There are so many kids on this ship, it wasn't funny. I gather kids travel free. This cruise started in Florence (Livorno), worst port ever. We were supposed to get priority status with our booking, well that didn't happen. We happened to arrive at the same time as a large busload of people arrived and they did not have 2 different security checks, just one, so we ended up in line waiting - so much for priority boarding which we paid extra for. No one except those on the 11th floor were allowed to use the 12th floor deck which was exclusive to Aurea guests, which was great as kids weren't allowed up there. We were unfortunate to have booked the last room and it was close to the door leading outside, and all you heard all night was noisy guests going in and out. At 1:30 in the morning, they cleaned the decks so all you heard was the loud sound of the power washer going on and off. They also set up the chair at 5:30 in the morning so you heard the racket of them laying them down. One night at 4:30 a.m., they were moving tables and chairs from the 11th deck up to the 12th deck and throwing them up the stairs. What a racket they made. Had no regard for the customers sleeping below. That is the problem with this ship. The workers on this ship have no regard for the comfort of their guests and they should - we pay their salary. I would travel MSC, but probably get a better cabin and probably try for a newer ship. They were very nice, but this ship which is old,

Cabin Review


Cabin S3

Nice big cabin with a big balcony. Very clean and cleaned twice daily. Choice of this cabin was bad - never book this cabin - 11213. It was the last cabin next to a door leading downstairs to the 10th deck.

Port Reviews

Florence (Livorno)



didn't like this port at all. It was boring, compared to other in France


We took a taxi to a beautiful beach on our own and spent the whole day there. Loved it. Beautiful colour water

Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

took a taxi to a close-by beach, beautiful beach

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