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Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) MSC Opera Cruise Reviews
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MSC Opera - Southern Caribbean
"My wife and I are both 50. This was our 18th cruise together. We have cruised with all the major lines. Our 11 night Southern Caribbean cruise on the Opera, from 1/14/07 to 1/25/07 was by far the WORST cruising..."Read More
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MSC Opera - Southern Caribbean

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Sportinglife

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

My wife and I are both 50. This was our 18th cruise together. We have cruised with all the major lines. Our 11 night Southern Caribbean cruise on the Opera, from 1/14/07 to 1/25/07 was by far the WORST cruising experience we have ever had. The idea of cruising with an Italian based ship and experiencing a different shipboard "culture" sounded appealing, but was terribly disappointing in its ...
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Sail Date: January 2007

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)


MSC Opera - Eastern Caribbean

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brandon

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

BIO: I along with my wife have been on 14 previous cruises. Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Princess, Norwegian, Century, and yes even Disney. By far this has been the worst cruise yet. EMBARKATION: First, the ship on the previous sailing had not arrived till 10 am. We always get to the ship early to beat the lines and unwind. However, as we got to the gate we were told we could not enter the port ...
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Sail Date: January 2006

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)


MSC Opera - Eastern Caribbean

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David

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

Opera is a beautiful Italian ship with plenty of public space; very clean, good entertainment, and wonderful food. Embarkation was uncomplicated and fairly smooth. My wife and I had previously cruised on the Opera in February of 2005 and knew what to expect. Our cabin was clean and very functional. Public areas are abundant and very pleasant. Very interesting ports of call: We visited Fort ...
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Sail Date: February 2006

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

30 Helpful Votes


MSC Opera - Eastern Caribbean

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JonCharVan

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

Embarkation: We arrived at the pier around 11:30 and were on the ship by 12:15. It was a very smooth process. Upon arriving on the ship you are greeted with a line of white gloved crew members and one of them escorted you directly to your cabin. You don't have to hunt for your cabin. We then went to the buffet for a lunch and had plenty of time to explore the ship before the lifeboat drill. The ...
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Sail Date: January 2006

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)


MSC Opera - Eastern Caribbean

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Richland

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

One lady said to me when we were disembarking that this was the first cruise she had ever lost weight on. She was not the only person to comment on how awful the food was. I was so surprised that food was as important to me as this cruise soon revealed to me. The first few days you think you have ordered badly until it begins to dawn on you that it is the food. Instead of looking forward to too ...
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Sail Date: January 2006

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

3 Helpful Votes


MSC Opera - Eastern Caribbean

Review for MSC Opera to Caribbean - Eastern

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mdouglas

First Time Cruiser

Our experience on the MSC Opera from 1/28/06 to 2/4/06 was a truly wonderful experience. We researched MSC prior to our trip due to the unfamiliarity of the ship line. We read both positive and negative reviews. Yet, as we reviewed the negative reviews meticulously, we began to ask ourselves if the writers comments were likely to affect our enjoyment of the cruise. We determined they would not. ...
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Sail Date: January 2006

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)


MSC Opera - Eastern Caribbean

Review for MSC Opera to Caribbean - Eastern

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Marsha

First Time Cruiser

Getting There is Half the Fun? Oy... you'd think it would be easy to get from the #1 US vacation destination to a major US port, but it isn't. The only direct flights eastbound were red eye ones, anything else entailed a long layover. So I opted for the red eye and I will say that Song did a fairly good job with it. Since I haven't heard anyone mention them, I thought I'd take the opportunity to ...
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Sail Date: January 2006

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)


MSC Opera - Eastern Caribbean

Review for MSC Opera to Caribbean - Eastern

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ctdahlquist

First Time Cruiser

This was my first MSC Cruise, having sailed before on Holland America, Carnival, NCL, Royal Olympia and Commodore. Pros: beautiful ship, ample deck space for sunning, pool area, shows, itinerary. Cons: inconsistent service, inconsistent food, scheduling snafus, language barrier, complaining passengers Embarkation The Opera uses Pier 29 which was recently transformed from a cargo dock to a ...
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Sail Date: January 2006

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)


MSC Opera - Eastern Caribbean

Review for MSC Opera to Caribbean - Eastern

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resistk

First Time Cruiser

Age 2020s

The Opera is a lovely Italian ship with ample public space; super clean, good entertainment but unpredictable food. Embarkation was ok, a bit confused as usual. We were met by white gloved staff who showed us part way to our cabin, a free upgrade from an outside to one of their best balconies, mid ship, on the 10th floor deck. I felt like I won the lottery. We had previously cruised on the Opera ...
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Sail Date: January 2006

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)

5 Helpful Votes


MSC Opera - Southern Caribbean

Review for MSC Opera to Caribbean - Southern

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la sorrella

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

My sister and I had a ball on the Opera! We have taken several cruises (together and with others) and felt that this cruise was the best ever. We booked on-line and it couldn't have been easier. Everything was done in a timely manner and our service was very responsive. My sister and I met at the Ft. Lauderdale airport and took a taxi to the port, which was only a few miles away, but a $15 cab ...
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Sail Date: February 2007

Departure Port: Rome (Civitavecchia)


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