MSC Opera Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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4-6 cruises

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3 out of 5

Interesting Cruise

Sail Date: March 10, 2007

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

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!!!!!!

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

Cons: Quality of the food

Recommends MSC Opera? No.

Food and Dining
see main review for details
Entertainment
The evening shows were excellent, the day-time activities have room for improvement (very, very basic)
Ship Quality
Only one word. SUPER!!!!!
Cabin / Stateroom
exceptional clean and comfy cabins
Service and Staff
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
Castries, St. Lucia
St. George's, Grenada
unbelievable lush island!!!!
Don't Miss: island tour!!!!
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Don't Miss: the fort is a must-see
Bridgetown, Barbados
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Don't Miss: the fort is a must-see
St. George's, Grenada

Don't Miss: island tour, unbelievable vegetation!!!!!
St. George's, Grenada

Don't Miss: island tour, unbelievable vegetation!!!!!
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
very untidy
Samana, Dominican Republic

Don't Miss: island tour - lots to see
Road Town, Tortola, B.V.I.

Don't Miss: botanic garden
Castries, St. Lucia
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Castries, St. Lucia
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Don't Miss: The capitol and the fort are a must-see.
Bridgetown, Barbados
Castries, St. Lucia
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Samana, Dominican Republic

Don't Miss: island tour - lots to see
Bridgetown, Barbados
Road Town, Tortola, B.V.I.

Don't Miss: botanic garden
Samana, Dominican Republic

Don't Miss: island tour
Samana, Dominican Republic

Don't Miss: island tour
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Don't Miss: The capitol and the fort are a must-see.
Road Town, Tortola, B.V.I.

Don't Miss: botanic garden
St. George's, Grenada
unbelievable lush island!!!!
Don't Miss: island tour!!!!
Bridgetown, Barbados
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
very untidy
Road Town, Tortola, B.V.I.

Don't Miss: botanic garden


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