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MSC Opera Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 25

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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MSC Opera

11 Night Panama (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 05, 2007

Ship: MSC Opera

Cabin type: Inside

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 11 years ago

Review summary

This ship is nice but was of a lesser class than some of the newer ones in the Royal Caribbean line.

Ports of call

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

3 out of 5
Puerto Limon itself is not very interesting but Costa Rica is beautiful & well worth taking excursions outside of Puerto Limon
Don't Miss: trip to rain forest - aerial tram

Samana, Dominican Republic

5 out of 5
We took a jeep safari excursion into the countryside. We loved the lush country & the people we encountered. It was interesting & the waterfall we walked to were lovely. The trip itself, however, was a nightmare. We were hooked up behind an exhaust belching truck on a covered cart holding 12-15 people. The roads were undeveloped & while we were on the cart the trip was excruciating - constant bouncing & rattling back & forth. Not too great for older people (or anybody) that can't handle such jouncing around for a long period of time. We made the mistake of sitting in the front of the cart on the way out & I felt sick the whole time from breathing the exhaust from the truck.
Don't Miss: Cayo Levantado

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

1 out of 5
Very limited. Clearly a man made port stictly designed to make cruise passengers shop only & keep them captive from wandering anywhere along the coast.

Willemstad, Curacao

5 out of 5
Don't Miss: Willemstad

Willemstad, Curacao

5 out of 5
Don't Miss: Willemstad

Santa Marta, Colombia

3 out of 5

Cristobal, Panama

3 out of 5

Santa Marta, Colombia

3 out of 5

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

3 out of 5
Puerto Limon itself is not very interesting but Costa Rica is beautiful & well worth taking excursions outside of Puerto Limon
Don't Miss: trip to rain forest - aerial tram

Samana, Dominican Republic

5 out of 5
We took a jeep safari excursion into the countryside. We loved the lush country & the people we encountered. It was interesting & the waterfall we walked to were lovely. The trip itself, however, was a nightmare. We were hooked up behind an exhaust belching truck on a covered cart holding 12-15 people. The roads were undeveloped & while we were on the cart the trip was excruciating - constant bouncing & rattling back & forth. Not too great for older people (or anybody) that can't handle such jouncing around for a long period of time. We made the mistake of sitting in the front of the cart on the way out & I felt sick the whole time from breathing the exhaust from the truck.
Don't Miss: Cayo Levantado

Cristobal, Panama

3 out of 5

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

1 out of 5
Very limited. Clearly a man made port stictly designed to make cruise passengers shop only & keep them captive from wandering anywhere along the coast.

Pros: Music on ship & entertainment team

Cons: Deck names instead of numbers

Recommends MSC Opera? Yes!

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