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MSC Opera Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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MSC Opera Cruise Review by TheFatFryer

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jul 2019
  • Destination: the Eastern Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom

Great destinations and most staff. However the ship is a disaster. They spent millions extending the ship when really they should have towed it to the middle of the Atlantic and used it as target practice....

The stairs and lifts are not logical. Some go all the way some stop a floor before you want and others stop before one before you want to get to.all

If you have a window or an inside cabin don’t bother trying to sleep before well after midnight because the noise from discos and bars will definitely keep you awake. Even with the best possible earplugs I can STILL SING ALONG WITH THE MUSIC!!

Guest relations offered me €100! So kind....

If I could get a flight home I would.

If you have booked change it. If you are thinking about it DONT!! Go on something, anything else. I have done 17 cruises and this is the absolute WORST!!

The entertainment crew were certainly enthusiastic. If a little loud, and mostly in Italian.....

Dining is fine. Service in the MDR was excellent. The food was ok, portion size was small. One carrot does about three tables, the Buffet was a nightmare!! Pushing, shoving and loud. Forget if you want a table. The coffee was awful too.

Thankfully the destinations was fantastic. Mykonos was lovely, Santorini was a bunfight. But the highlight was Corfu town. Lovely and lovely people.

A couple of places were tender. A queue was ages but they dealt with it ok and they did use larger tender ships to get us off. A good idea that other cruise companies should adopt.

All in all great destinations but a old tug and appalling ship and terrible terrible customer service. My view is the same AVOID even if it was free!!

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Cabin Review

Oceanview Stateroom
Cabin O2 7047

Tiny. And I mean TINY. If the bed is made as double you have to slide down past the bed. Partially obscured means a window looking at a load of metal and no sea.

The bathroom is the same. A particularly vicious shower curtain, and a decision over wether to wash your front or your back before entering.

Storage is surprisingly good and you keep your room even tidier because you would break your neck otherwise.

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