Not up to Princess and Royal Caribbean standards
MSC Opera Cruise Review to Europe - Western Europe
Sail Date: July 09, 2014
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 8190
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago
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.
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
The pizza is the best thing on the ship.