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MSC Opera Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 5
Helpful Votes: 72

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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MSC Opera

11 Night Southern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 10, 2007

Ship: MSC Opera

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 13 years ago

Review summary

We were impressed by the cleanliness, the roominess of the cabin, the exceptional service of the crew and the layout of the ship. The breakfast served in the restaurant was very good, the buffet could have been better (eggs / toast were sometimes only lukewarm). The Lunch-buffet was better - good variety of the hot dishes, but the salad part was always the same. The dinner served in the restaurant was a seven course meal. The pasta was always the best (quality of fish and meat has room for improvement - should buy them in the States). We also liked the magnificent shows in the evening, but had to adjust to the fact that they were sometimes before dinner. Exceptional artists!!! Besides the disco for the younger people we could enjoy dancing too (hits for the 70s, 80s and 90s). The casino was very small compared to American cruise lines. Sometimes during the day there was no coffee, ice tea or pizza available. We were also impressed that they still offer midnight buffets - very seldom today on other cruise ships. These buffets were exceptional!!!!!!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
see main review for details

Entertainment

3 out of 5
The evening shows were excellent, the day-time activities have room for improvement (very, very basic)

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
always trying to help, if you did not like what they offered for breakfast or dinner - they tried to offer you something not on the menu even if the chef had to come to your table

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Only one word. SUPER!!!!!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
exceptional clean and comfy cabins

Ports of call

St. George's, Grenada

5 out of 5
unbelievable lush island!!!!
Don't Miss: island tour!!!!

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

3 out of 5
very untidy

Tortola, British Virgin Islands

3 out of 5
Don't Miss: botanic garden

Tortola, British Virgin Islands

3 out of 5
Don't Miss: botanic garden

Tortola, British Virgin Islands

3 out of 5
Don't Miss: botanic garden

Tortola, British Virgin Islands

3 out of 5
Don't Miss: botanic garden

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

3 out of 5

Bridgetown, Barbados

3 out of 5

Bridgetown, Barbados

3 out of 5

San Juan, Puerto Rico

3 out of 5
Don't Miss: the fort is a must-see

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

3 out of 5
very untidy

San Juan, Puerto Rico

3 out of 5
Don't Miss: the fort is a must-see

Castries, St. Lucia

3 out of 5

San Juan, Puerto Rico

3 out of 5
Don't Miss: The capitol and the fort are a must-see.

Bridgetown, Barbados

3 out of 5

Bridgetown, Barbados

3 out of 5

Castries, St. Lucia

3 out of 5

Castries, St. Lucia

3 out of 5

Castries, St. Lucia

3 out of 5

St. George's, Grenada

5 out of 5
Don't Miss: island tour, unbelievable vegetation!!!!!

Samana, Dominican Republic

5 out of 5
Don't Miss: island tour

Samana, Dominican Republic

5 out of 5
Don't Miss: island tour - lots to see

Samana, Dominican Republic

5 out of 5
Don't Miss: island tour

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

3 out of 5

St. George's, Grenada

5 out of 5
Don't Miss: island tour, unbelievable vegetation!!!!!

Samana, Dominican Republic

5 out of 5
Don't Miss: island tour - lots to see

St. George's, Grenada

5 out of 5
unbelievable lush island!!!!
Don't Miss: island tour!!!!

San Juan, Puerto Rico

3 out of 5
Don't Miss: The capitol and the fort are a must-see.

Pros: effort of the crew to make it an exceptional experience & cleanness of the ship

Cons: Quality of the food

Recommends MSC Opera? No.

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