Filthy, overcrowded, hazardous! Don’t waste your money!

MSC Opera Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 9

Overall rating:

2 out of 5
MSC Opera

7 Night Eastern Mediterranean (Venice Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 25, 2019

Ship: MSC Opera

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 10062

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

The worst cruise we have ever been on! Have cruised with all major cruiselines but have never experienced a cruise as bad as this! Chose this one for the itinerary, but couldn’t wait to get off this dirty, overcrowded, tired, old ship with rude obnoxious staff who care nothing for their patrons. Have cruised all around the world and would recommend you choose a different cruise line. Don’t waste your hard earned money by cruising with MSC. NEVER AGAIN!


1 out of 5
Long, long, like herding cattle. Never experienced anything like it!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Dirty fingermarks all over the glass. Stained linen and dried food on cutlery.

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
Weren’t able to use any games on the top d CD as it was overcrowded with sunbeds.


1 out of 5
The theatre was overcrowded with patrons blocking all aisles, stairwells and doorways. Staff invite patrons to block fire exits. A fire hazard! Fatalities waiting to happen!

Children's Programs

No kids

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
Rude, obnoxious. A lot of staff were on their last cruise and didn’t really care about being pleasant to clients.

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
Our cabin was dirty, had, took them a few days to come and clean it. Balcony was filthy . No toilet rolls, no bottled water, no dressing gown. Had to keep asking housekeeping

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Smaller than most other cruiselines. Cabin was dirty, fingerprints on windows, dirty balcony, had to wait a couple of days for then to clean it. Only received bottled water in the cabin for 2 days, then had to keep asking for refills. No toilet rolls, no dressing gown. Lots of items missing. Nowhere near as good as other cruiselines

Ship tip

You’d be better off staying at home. You will be totally disappointed! If you get a chance to get a refund, take it and book with a more reputable cruise line..

Ports of call

Kotor, Montenegro

4 out of 5

Mykonos, Greece Did not visit port

The itinerary was changed.

Santorini, Greece

4 out of 5
Beautiful but very overcrowded. Not enough time here.

Corfu, Greece

3 out of 5
Good vibe but dirty and smells of drains. Shops, cafes etc very tired and of disrepair.

Bari, Italy

4 out of 5
Beautiful! Loved the older part of town. Lovely winding streets with eclectic shops and cafes.


1 out of 5
Queues, queues, queues!
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