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MSC Opera First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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MSC Opera
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Traveler rating

Excellent

17

Very Good

5

Average

4

Poor

1

Terrible

4

Cruise type

Family Cruises

78

First-Time Cruisers

32

Senior Cruises

24

Repositioning Cruises

11

Romantic Cruises

8

32 MSC Opera First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


Denlen29 avatar

Denlen29

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Mediocre

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This was our first cruise, so although I have nothing to compare it to, I did expect a bit better. The first problem we encountered was a note in our stateroom saying the excursion we had booked for the following ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Innocent on board

4 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

Innocent on Board

My wife and I went on an MSC Carribean Cruise, the Cuba Special Cruise, from December 22nd to December 28th, 2015. On December 22nd when we arrived at Rome Fiumicino Airport we were welcomed by three very nice ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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geereheather@yahoo.com

1 Review Written

Best Holiday Ever!

We did the Durban / Madagascar / Portuguese Islands 7 day cruise. Unfortunately couldn't get off for the Islands. Enjoyed the cruise so much that we are going again in April to see if we can get onto the Islands. ...
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Sail Date February 2015


Delia Watson avatar

Delia Watson

1 Review Written

We had an absolute ball!

From check-in to disembarkation all went smoothly! We travelled in a group of 8 girlfriends - ready to have fun and we did! We cruised on the MSC Opera on a 3 day cruise to Mozambique. The cabins were neat, well ...
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Sail Date December 2010


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Charon Cronje

1 Review Written

Best Holiday Ever!

Had the most fantastic time of my life! Never had to worry about my teenager kids who were also having a ball with the endless entertainment and never-ending food supply! Everything was of superb quality - food, ...
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Sail Date December 2010


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jackie wibberley

1 Review Written

Beyond Expectations

This was our first cruise and we were naturally a little apprehensive about how we would cope with such a long time on board. Our fears were allayed considerably by the friendliness, courtesy and efficiency of the ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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helenpiquito

1 Review Written

Marvellous Cruise

We did not know what to expect and were so wonderfully surprised that from the moment we stepped on board till we disembarked we had a fabulous time. From the cabin to the food to the entertainment everything was ...
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Sail Date February 2014


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E>Davies

1 Review Written

Cruise

I Was disappointed with the Portuguese island stop it had absolutely nothing to amuse me. i had nothing to hold onto in the rubber duck.it traveled at excessive speed and was frightening i did not go on the island ...
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Sail Date March 2015


Karlien B avatar

Karlien B

1 Review Written

Had a Blast!

I booked this cruise as a surprise for my Mum as friends of ours had done this route the year before (different ship) and had so much fun so were doing it again in 2015. I have to start by saying that I was one ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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kenwoodza

1 Review Written

Three Star Experience

This was my first cruise as I am prone to sea-sickness and have avoided traveling on Cruise liners. As this was my wife's 50th celebration, I arranged the surprise to provide her with an unforgettable experience. ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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raissa

1 Review Written

Awesomeness

WOW, what an experience.....sun, fun, relaxation, ok maybe not so much relaxing due to alll the awesome activities. Fabulous food, from fine dinning to 24hr pizzas. I had my 4yr old with me and she wanted to ...
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Sail Date November 2014


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Cobus Jonker

1 Review Written

Family Cruise

It was always my wife and myself's wish to go on a boat cruise but unfortunately there was always something that prevented us from going. We just decided that come what may we will do it this year. Then there was ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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Odendaal

1 Review Written

Never arrived at inambane,no communication It was planned that we will be there

It was both my friend and i wedding DATE 10 APRIL. I paid for the hole trip for both familys five people. No communication,i want to visit inhabane as planned as it was both familys wedding date. We are ...
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Sail Date April 2014


Jan Hunter avatar

Jan Hunter

1 Review Written

Magnificent

This was the first cruise we had ever been on. Was very wary but was absolutely thrilled with every aspect of the cruise. Staff were amazing and always smiling and ready to help where needed. Food was out of this ...
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Sail Date August 2014


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Kimgh21

1 Review Written

Nice ship pity about the food

We recently completed a 14 day cruise on MSC Opera from Venice to Istanbul, Channakale, Istanbul and back to Venice. The ship and cabins were ok, but the food was terrible. The restaurant was bland but the buffet ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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AR02OUR

1 Review Written

Fantastic Cruise...Ignore Bad Reviews

I read so many bad reviews before I went that I was dreading going. ALL I CAN SAY IS, WERE THESE PEOPLE ON A DIFFERENT CRUISE SHIP! Embarkation was very straightforward and well organised, and there was 750 ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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amandamabey

2 Reviews Written

First Time Cruisers

This was our very first cruise so we have nothing to compare to Embarkation was a bit chaotic,you were giving a number and had to wait till they called your number,had to put back time of boarding which was bit ...
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Sail Date May 2014


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caballero50

1 Review Written

DONT USE MSC LINE

This was our first ever cruise and a 2 nigh "taster cruise", this has put us off cruising for ever. first two and a half hour wait in southampton in a humid marquee, arrived on time at 11am, to be herded into a ...
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Sail Date May 2014


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gysd

1 Review Written

Shocking experience after looking forward to a highly acclaimed trip

8 friends all sailed with the Opera on our first cruise experience ever, on April 21st from Durban to Portuguese Islands and back on the 4 night cruise. We had been told so many stories of how WONDERFUL the MSC ...
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Sail Date April 2014


shanita avatar

shanita

1 Review Written

No rating

Bad Food , Worse service

My husband and i booked our first cruise to portugese islands for 3 nights on 28th Feb from Durban. This was a themed criuise with a local radio station. The embarkation and disembarkation were quick and efficient ...
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Sail Date February 2014


phindile avatar

phindile

1 Review Written

Great experience

We recently sailed on the MSC Opera from Durban, South Africa to The Portuguese Islands off the coast of Mozambique. The service from the staff on board was for the most part excellent, (I say for the most part ...
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Sail Date January 2014


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Lily dumpling

1 Review Written

Phew!

We needn't have worried :o) Whilst we felt that information on procedures on how and where to park/check in and regarding on board packages etc were not very forthcoming all became clear on arrival at Southampton. ...
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Sail Date August 2013


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spudspuddy

1 Review Written

Successful First Time Cruise - would recommend for all ages !

First Time Cruise, booked 9 months beforehand..MSC themselves have no valid cust service dept for individuals in the UK,even the agents slate the lack of response & MSCs constantly engaged phone line had me worried ...
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Sail Date August 2013


nurse1967 avatar

nurse1967

1 Review Written

Great cruise good value for money

No complaints about this cruise on MSC Opera, think the negative reviews have been done by cruise snobs!!!. I have sailed with Celebrity twice before and ok this cruise probably wasn't as good but for 3 of us it was ...
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Sail Date August 2013


Scotsguy39 avatar

Scotsguy39

1 Review Written

First time cruiser review.

Hi all,  I booked this cruise for me and my family and extended family last September after much debate. This was a first time cruise for all on the trip, there were 10 of us in total.I have read all the reviews ...
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Sail Date July 2013


MSC Opera Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins3.03.6
Dining3.03.1
Entertainment5.03.4
Public Rooms4.03.9
Fitness Recreation3.03.2
Family4.02.9
Enrichment1.02.8
Service4.03.4
Value For Money4.03.1
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