davestumler

davestumler
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Joined: 07/27/2014
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MSC Opera

July 2014 - MSC Opera to Europe - Western Europe

Not up to Princess and Royal Caribbean standards

MSC has a long way to go to meet the standards of what experienced cruisers have come to expect from  Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, and Princess. Food on the Opera was poor quality and frequently poorly prepared. This included bones in the fish dishes on 5 of 8 orders. Coffee and tea was not even available during or after meals in the main dinning rooms, only at the buffet. Selection was also limited. The pizza kitchen was the only consistently good. The tendering process was very inefficient as it took 2 hours and 40 minutes finally get to shore and with a stop of only 4 hours, we were left with only 1 and one-half hours on shore. The library was a joke with approx. 20 books in each of 5 different languages, and it was only open for four hours per day. The entertainment was actually pretty good for this size ship. Overall, I would definitely not recommend this ship. MSC as a cruise line is still not ready for prime time.

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davestumler's Tips

Vigo, Spain - Highlight was access to Santiago de Compostela
MSC Opera MSC Opera - The pizza is the best thing on the ship.

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