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MSC Opera - Eastern Caribbean
"We arrived at the ship around 12:20 and was on the ship within an hour. Everything went very quickly and the staff all made you feel very welcome. They had water and orange juice while you waited. It was the easiest..."Read More
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Lill

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Lill

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

We arrived at the ship around 12:20 and was on the ship within an hour. Everything went very quickly and the staff all made you feel very welcome. They had water and orange juice while you waited. It was the easiest embarkation I've ever experienced. We were taken to our cabin by a white-gloved attendant. There was a bowl of fresh fruit in our cabin which was replenished daily. Our cabin steward ...
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Sail Date: December 2004

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)


MSC Opera - Eastern Caribbean

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Marsha

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Getting There is Half the Fun? Oy... you'd think it would be easy to get from the #1 US vacation destination to a major US port, but it isn't. The only direct flights eastbound were red eye ones, anything else entailed a long layover. So I opted for the red eye and I will say that Song did a fairly good job with it. Since I haven't heard anyone mention them, I thought I'd take the opportunity to ...
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Sail Date: January 2006

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)


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donnaw

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

Opera  Back to the Caribbean  1/14/06 Preface: This was originally posted, on 1/22/06, on the Cruise Critic Community Board, which led to some questions and allowed for clarification based upon those questions. The biggest clarification is that we did, in fact, have a great cruise! This was directly due to the group we were with. There are issues mentioned here specifically to help those who ...
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Sail Date: January 2006

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)


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ctdahlquist

First Time Cruiser

This was my first MSC Cruise, having sailed before on Holland America, Carnival, NCL, Royal Olympia and Commodore. Pros: beautiful ship, ample deck space for sunning, pool area, shows, itinerary. Cons: inconsistent service, inconsistent food, scheduling snafus, language barrier, complaining passengers Embarkation The Opera uses Pier 29 which was recently transformed from a cargo dock to a ...
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Sail Date: January 2006

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)


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JonCharVan

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

Embarkation: We arrived at the pier around 11:30 and were on the ship by 12:15. It was a very smooth process. Upon arriving on the ship you are greeted with a line of white gloved crew members and one of them escorted you directly to your cabin. You don't have to hunt for your cabin. We then went to the buffet for a lunch and had plenty of time to explore the ship before the lifeboat drill. The ...
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Sail Date: January 2006

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)


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joedebnh

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

My wife and I have been on over 25 cruises including many of the Celebrity and Holland America ships as well as Cunard, Princess, and the older Home Line. Only one time on a Carnival Cruise and that still remains our worst experience. First the simple things. Embarkation and debarkation were by far the easiest and best organized of any of our cruises. We arrived at the pier a bit early (10:45) ...
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Sail Date: February 2006

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)


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Richland

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

One lady said to me when we were disembarking that this was the first cruise she had ever lost weight on. She was not the only person to comment on how awful the food was. I was so surprised that food was as important to me as this cruise soon revealed to me. The first few days you think you have ordered badly until it begins to dawn on you that it is the food. Instead of looking forward to too ...
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Sail Date: January 2006

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

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MSC Opera - Eastern Caribbean

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mdouglas

First Time Cruiser

Our experience on the MSC Opera from 1/28/06 to 2/4/06 was a truly wonderful experience. We researched MSC prior to our trip due to the unfamiliarity of the ship line. We read both positive and negative reviews. Yet, as we reviewed the negative reviews meticulously, we began to ask ourselves if the writers comments were likely to affect our enjoyment of the cruise. We determined they would not. ...
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Sail Date: January 2006

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)


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benzer

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

The good: service from the non-italian staff is fantastic! seafood and pasta dishes are excellent spotless ship. very very clean! entertainment is the best! Really vegas show quality!!!! entertainment team is really good. The not so bad: Other food dishes in the dining room are not prepared consistently well, but still acceptable. Ask for omelettes or other dishes made with real eggs. Outside ...
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Sail Date: January 2006

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)


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resistk

First Time Cruiser

Age 2020s

The Opera is a lovely Italian ship with ample public space; super clean, good entertainment but unpredictable food. Embarkation was ok, a bit confused as usual. We were met by white gloved staff who showed us part way to our cabin, a free upgrade from an outside to one of their best balconies, mid ship, on the 10th floor deck. I felt like I won the lottery. We had previously cruised on the Opera ...
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Sail Date: January 2006

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

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