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Genoa MSC Opera Cruise Reviews

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You get what you pay for, hard working crew....
"I picked this cruise for the price as a solo traveller as I thought the itinerary was good for the time of the year (Dec), overall I got good value for money as the ship was clean and the crew hard working. The food..."Read More
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David Watt

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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Just a good value cruise

Review for MSC Opera to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Kenwootton

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We read all the reviews. We have a balcony cabin it is great, yes the shower is small but really it is good. The staff have been fantastic The food is good, really good. The buffers have everything thing you could need The beds are comfortable and bangs fit under the beds This is our second msc cruise and it is just plain good Value When we read the reviews we were suspicious, ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


If you want sheets with bedbugs, go to MSC Cruises.

Review for MSC Opera to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Travel rocks

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

The excursions were fairly good and so was the food and servers. Everything else was horrible. The beauty salon was awful, terrible communication skills and high pressure staff, like your money was their personal piggy bank. The cabin steward was obviously so badly trained he put dirty sheets with bedbugs on the bed. The Reception staff customer service skills were horrible, assumptions like ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom


Dirty, bad service and quite low cost running ship

Review for MSC Opera to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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cruisecriticanonymus

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

Ship is very much understaffed and absolutely not able to offer good cruise for such big number of passengers onboard. Obviously company is trying to save money on all aspects, including food, number of their employees, entertainment variety, and so on. Dining area on deck 11 is crowded without place to sit, so only way to eat is to take plate outside or in a room. Automatic hand disinfect ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom


You get what you pay for, hard working crew....

Review for MSC Opera to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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David Watt

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

I picked this cruise for the price as a solo traveller as I thought the itinerary was good for the time of the year (Dec), overall I got good value for money as the ship was clean and the crew hard working. The food in the buffet was good Italian fare with hotdogs and burgers always a favourite for the kids and grown up's alike. The big let down for me was the standard of food in the restaurants ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom


Not what we had hoped for.

Review for MSC Opera to Mediterranean

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stedman

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We chose the Cruise as it fitted in with the UK school 1/2 term and was going to some interesting ports. We booked over a year in advance, big mistake, the flights got altered leaving us with a 2.5 hour transfer by coach each way. No negotiation, no alternative except to lose our deposit and rebook doing our own flights. By the time they announced the flight details the cost of flights had risen ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom

Traveled with children


Verry poor food

Review for MSC Opera to Mediterranean

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paulangelique

10+ Cruises

This was the worst food we have ever experienced on a cruiseship. We always said “I have never had bad food on a cruise, but now It’s there. This was clearly the most cheap garbage ever served on a ship. Not just once, but every day. Lunch or dinner, buffet or restaurant. The food budget is obvious shrunk below the limit. This is unacceptable. What are the chefs doing? Taste your own food! ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom


MSC again - Opera no more

Review for MSC Opera to Mediterranean

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cappuccino74

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

For personal reasons we were forced to travel during the main holiday season this time. This resulted in some negative experiences, as the ship was fully booked as well as full with many families and children. Unfortunately today's parents seem to neglect the education and good behaviour very much. But to the journey. We chose this route because we did not know of any other port except Genoa. ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


Great expectations...poor service and food

Review for MSC Opera to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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pallascats

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We sailed on MSC Opera, western mediterranean (Genova, Marseille, Palma, Ibiza, Olbia, Livorno) on 30 june 2018. I am Italian, my husband is from US, we sailed before on other cruise lines. We choose MSC to get the "Italian experience". Let's start from the good things: * cabin: a bit worn out, but extremely clean and confortable, good service and luckily we had a cabin with balcony * ...
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Sail Date: June 2018

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


We don't recommend this cruise for English passengers

Review for MSC Opera to Mediterranean

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Christine2ch

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We have been on several other cruises over the years and this was by far the worst. Passengers made up of mainly Italian and French; not many English on board, so excursions were multi lingual. Passengers were embarking and disembarking at each port which caused disruption, something we are not used to, and resulted in lifeboat drill every day and closure of bars whilst the drill was carried out. ...
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Sail Date: May 2018

Cabin Type: Balcony Stateroom


If you like chain smoking Italians who are rude then this is the cruise for you

Review for MSC Opera to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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Genoa20

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

The ship is kept spotlessly clean, but the italians smoked everywhere . Even under the no smoking here signs.The sotto vento pub was always in a haze of smoke and impossible to inhabit if you dont smoke.The guest relations area always smelled of smoke. The restaurant was nice but if you werent Italian you received second class service . We were next to a table of italians who were out of ...
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Sail Date: October 2016

Cabin Type: Oceanview Stateroom


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