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152 MSC Baltic Sea Cruise Reviews
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Southoztraveller
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
This MSC cruise was the 4th of 4 cruises during 10 weeks in Europe. I have left writing this review from our arrival home to try and establish some objectivity, I struggle. Embarkation was a debacle, we stood for over 4 hours, only to ... Read more
GOLDSURFER
Member Since 2014
1 review
Booked this cruise for myself partner Maureen and my friend and his wife to give them a taste of cruising, first time for them.We have cruised 17 times between us, Maureen cruised on here May 2013.Our ages are 75 & 70 and Maureen has ... Read more
CJH84
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed June 2014
Just back from our first ever cruise, have to say we were utterly disappointed. Food on board MSC Opera was appalling and always cold whether in the main dining room or buffet. Food is an important part of any holiday, I usually look ... Read more
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michaelborn
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
Just returned from ten night cruise from Southampton taking in Holland and Norway. First time with MSC and will be the last time with MSC. Having cruised with other cruise lines I think by now I have gained a fair old idea of what these ... Read more
Eurolord
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
I have cruised with MSC before on Lirica and enjoyed it a lot. This cruise on Opera was just as good if not better in many ways. Firstly, I really do have to wonder why some people go on cruises because based on their reviews it is just ... Read more
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PhilipH1
Member Since 2014
1 review
My wife and I have just returned from an outstanding cruise. Yes the embarkation process took time simply due to the fact that the majority of passengers arrived at virtually the same time. However, we were all processed with courtesy and ... Read more
beevor69
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2014
We have just returned from a cruise on the OPERA. The best advise I can give to anyone who is booked to go on this trip, is to break a leg or similar, anything to avoid having to go on this ship. our trip was a catalogue of disaster from ... Read more
simonlake
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed May 2014
Having sailed on the Opera 2 years we expected the same experience but were sadly disappointed. We were a group of 6 adults who have travelled with MSC several times in the past. After going through MSC boarding procedures and then through ... Read more
bogyhi
Member Since 2014
1 review
Not rated Sailed May 2014
Our cruise on the MSC Opera left Southampton on May 26, 2014 and returned to the same port on June 7, 2014. The Good The cost of the cruise was low and the ship departed and arrived on schedule. All stops on the itinerary were as ... Read more
DnJDorset
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
Cruised 8 times with other lines before incl. Cunard, RCL & Fred Olsen. MSC Opera was poorest by far. Checking Opera reviews on this site there seems to have been a serious increase in customer dissatisfaction over last 6 months. What ... Read more
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AJCORLA
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
11 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2014
Really enjoyed our second cruise & debut with MSC. The Poesia is a well maintained, modern ship & there were zero problems embarking in Copenhagen. Our taxi from the airport was aware that the port has moved further out & we ... Read more
Bungee Bungalow
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
5 forum posts
So there it was - Monday, the 26th - my date for boarding the MSC Opera. We travelled to Southampton Central by train, and got a taxi to ABP Southampton, where we found a massive queue to get on the ship. The lines weren't very organised ... Read more
5563hill
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2014
Hi, we are not new to cruising and have previously used p&o , Cunard , royal Caribbean and ncl and I can honestly say I have never expected so little and received even LESS!!!. We decided on a last minute break to Norway from ... Read more
Speakers1
Member Since 2011
1 review
9 forum posts
My husband and I decided to treat the family to a two night mini cruise to Guernsey on MSC Opera (this would be our third trip on her) so we paid £3200 for 1 suite, 2 balconies & 2 Outsides, 11 people in total 4 children and 7 ... Read more
herrbenz
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 helpful votes
Ahead of our cruise I tried to get some information about MSC Magnifica and read many reviews. Unfortunately some have been really positive while others have been extremely negative. Now that I have been on the ship, I tend to side with ... Read more
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irelandflorist
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2013
My wife & I travelled with MSC on Musica in 2006 shortley after her launch so I was interested to see if there had been any changes We Boarded in Copenhagen, no problems quick easy and efficent, ship is truly BEAUTIFUL and in perfect ... Read more
MSCtrip
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 helpful vote
Not rated Sailed August 2013
Our cruise was widely promoted in Australia as The Grand European Cruise. In fact, it was broken down into 4 separate journeys, starting and finishing in Kiel or Vienna, and catering for different nationalities. Consequently, the ... Read more
torrie
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
22 forum posts
Msc musica...beautiful ship with all the works, plenty of bars, casino, pools, large cabins and very clean and spacious decks. The cabin staff and the dining room staff could not be faulted. All were very proficient and helpful and ... Read more
Olliebear
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
6 forum posts
Well, after booking at Thomas Cook last year, I then came home and read the reviews and wondered what I had done! After sailing on Ventura, Celebrity and Princess, I did not have high hopes about the Opera! However, we have just got back ... Read more
Vricine
Member Since 2004
1 review
39 forum posts
Sailed August 2013
The food on the MSC Musica was terrible. No variety and tasteless. The food was several times served not hot, even during dinner. The lunch buffet was a straight disaster. I travelled solo and each time I want to get something from the ... Read more
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Jock2017
Member Since 2017
1 review
We were very disappointed with the food on the ship, being an italian ship we thought the food would be great, however the quality of the food was the worst in all the cruises we have done so far. Also the cruise director introduced ... Read more
DougO&Bunny
1 review
We did Amsterdam down to Lisbon and back, with stops at Vigo, Spain, Bilbao, Spain, Le Havre, France, Southampton, England and Guernsey. We twice went ashore and explored on our own, twice used private small-group tours NOT booked through ... Read more
Fitoldies
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
we arrived by train at Southampton quite early got cab to docks MSC laid on tea coffee and light snacks at mid day with my blue card I was first to board and to a very happy crew who made us very welcome on board . We went to our cabin ... Read more
JM4715
Member Since 2013
1 review
we saw this Norway itinerary advertised by a different travel agency to the one we have booked with for August at what looked like a very reasonable price so we signed up for it in an inside cabin. As we booked 7 months prior to travelling ... Read more
Wilsonthehamster
Member Since 2013
1 review
...but the price was too good to miss and boy are we glad we booked it - we had a great time! We have cruised extensively with P&O, RCI, Celebrity and NCL. I will try to remain objective with my review (my first!) as had I believed ... Read more
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