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MSC Opera Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 44

Overall rating:

2 out of 5
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MSC Opera

14 Night Eastern Mediterranean & Black Sea (Venice Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 14, 2015

Ship: MSC Opera

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 9283

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

This was my 10th cruise and it was disappointing to realize that MSC has a long way to go. The best part of it was the itinerary. Services at excursion desk were the worst. No one there knows what they are talking about. Tried to book the excursion with them in Turkey but they didn't have it in English just French and German. There would rather give you wrong information then say they don't know the answer. The ship is very plain. Bathroom was very small and the shower is tiny. Food is almost the same every day. No sandwiches just pizza 24 hours and it's the only place to get tea or coffe after 10 pm. Shows are just Ok. Dancers could be a lot better. Service in the restaurant was the best but the food could have a better variety. One thing that was nice no one was pushing to buy drinks at the pool and there were plenty of chairs for everyone. Overall it's the European line and it shows in their standards. People are not as friendly and they don't seem like they care. 

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Samuel from Honduras at table 425 and his helper.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Ship is too plain but clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

Bathroom is small but the shower is tiny and shower curtain makes it even worse always gets stuck to you.

Ship tip

Training is lacking at the excursion desk.

Ports of call

Venice, Italy

3 out of 5

Bari, Italy

3 out of 5

Piraeus (Athens), Greece

5 out of 5

Constanta, Romania

1 out of 5

Sochi, Russian Federation

5 out of 5
Beach. Shopping

Istanbul, Turkey

5 out of 5

Mykonos, Greece

5 out of 5

Cephalonia, Greek Isle

5 out of 5

Dubrovnik, Croatia

5 out of 5
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