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MSC Opera Review

4.0 / 5.0
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336 reviews
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Review for MSC Opera to the Eastern Mediterranean
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Cranleigh Man
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Oct 2019
Cabin: Oceanview Stateroom

This was our first cruise with M.S.C. cruises and we chose this cruise for the itinerary not the ship. Before we booked our cruise we looked on various websites for reviews on the Opera but there was not many, and what there was were not very good. The majority of the passengers were from Italy as you would expect as this cruise line is Italian and sailing from Venice. If anyone is looking for a sedate cruise then give this ship a wide berth. Italians like to party and constantly clap. They clapped at anything that moved, they have no concept of queuing for anything or anyone. Because there was about 95% Italians on board they just took over the ship. If you are thinking of dressing up for both the Captain Night or the Gala Night don't bother as M.S.C. do not stick to the dress code for their formal nights as more or less anything goes. The cleaning staff were busy all the time keeping the ship clean and shining. All of the crew members we met were very polite and wanted to make sure passengers have a good time. We chose the All Inclusive Drinks Package which worked well but don't expect top of the range drinks and be prepared for a long wait in the bars

Embarkation/Disembarkation: was very good. Smooth with no hitches.

Cabin: Outside cabin number 8143 was a little on the small size but kept very clean by our cabin steward Mr. Escobar. He made sure we didn't want for anything. He was very chatty and gave us some good advise to make sure we had a good experience. Bathroom was very small but as we were only on the ship for 7 nights it was fine.

Cabin Review

Oceanview Stateroom

Small but very clean. Bathroom very small but okay. Plenty of hanging space.

Port Reviews

Bari

Not worth the money. Visited the old town and then left in the new town to do your own thing

Corfu

Did our own thing walking around Corfu town. Very nice

Santorini

N ice tour although not that impressed with the wine stop

Kotor

Ship docked within a few minutes of the old town so did our own thing. Very nice place to stop and enjoyed the sailing into Kotor

Mykonos

Found this boring. Mykonos town was very nice but not impressed with the tour

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