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MSC Opera Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

1.0 out of 5
14 Night Eastern Mediterranean & Black Sea (Venice Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 14, 2015
Ship: MSC Opera
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 7059
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 2 years ago

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?

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
very poor, bland, little choice, same

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


1 out of 5

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
Very poor to no service

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
typical cabin. clean, very small bathroom. Decent, unobstructed view.
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
3 out of 5
very little so see/do...not worth a visit

Sochi, Russian Federation Did not visit port

Fairly new city. Nothing but hotels to see and talk about.
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
3 out of 5
City destroyed and rebuild in the 50's. Not much to see/do
5 out of 5
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