MSC Opera Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

Contributor Level: Purser

7+ cruises


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1 out of 5

Stick to US cruiselines where service and standards are high and always met

Sail Date: September 14, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Oceanview

Cabin: 7059

If you're an experienced cruiser, you will be greatly disappointed. If its your first cruise, you will be unfairly turned off. If you are expecting great food, excellent service, outstanding entertainment.....don't choose European MSC. They are a HUGE disappointment. Food is cold, bland, poorly cooked/served in buffet. Seated meals are VERY slow, as in 45 min one day to get breakfast. Took 20+ min to flag someone/anyone down for drinks and another 20 to actually receive. If you go to bar to get drinks (due to lack of service) you get poor attitudes. Entertainment is very duo the male played polka music on a elec keyboard while the female played mariachi?? WHAT?

Cabin / Stateroom
typical cabin. clean, very small bathroom. Decent, unobstructed view.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
probably the easiest and quickest embark/disembark
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Service and Staff
Very poor to no service
Food and Dining
very poor, bland, little choice, same
Venice, Italy
Bari, Italy
Piraeus (Athens), Greece
Constanta, Romania
very little so see/do...not worth a visit
Sochi, Russian Federation Fairly new city. Nothing but hotels to see and talk about.
Istanbul, Turkey
Mykonos, Greece
Santorini, Greece
Cephalonia, Greek Isle
City destroyed and rebuild in the 50's. Not much to see/do
Dubrovnik, Croatia

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