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Southampton MSC Opera Cruise Reviews

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First but not the last cruise on MSC

Review for MSC Opera to Africa

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tursiops

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

We boarded in Southampton without any problem,enroute to Amsterdam.The ship docked at Ijmuiden and we took the MSC "Amsterdam on your own" tour,effectively a shuttle bus into Amsterdam.The following day we arrived at Le Havre,and were given free transport into the city centre.Pleasant place to walk around and maybe give their tram system a go. We had requested 2rd dining on the ship and on a ...
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Sail Date: October 2014


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Grand Yoyage to Cape Town

Review for MSC Opera to Africa

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Foxy495

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

Had a lovely time onboard MSC Opera. The 21 days were very enjoyable. We had an inside cabin that was clean, quiet and comfortable and our cabin steward looked after us very well. The cabin was surprisingly light and felt roomy with plenty of storage space. We ate dinner in the LA Caravella restaurant on the 2nd sitting, this was a perfect time to eat as it allowed a leisurely return to the ship ...
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Sail Date: October 2014


Food very dissapointing

Review for MSC Opera to Baltic Sea

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alexturf

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We took an 11 day cruise out of Southampton to Northern Europe on the Opera ship. We booked a suite and it was roomy, it even had a walking closet, which was great. The ship, which is about 14 years is and has never been updated was fine. Personnel did a great job keeping in clean and in good shape. Overall, the services were not disappointing, however dinner (main dining was) was. Out of the 10 ...
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Sail Date: September 2014


MSC Opera - Retire it now!

Review for MSC Opera to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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susancuddeback

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

I just spent 10 horrific days on the oldest boat in the fleet - had I known this I would have never booked this trip. As always the staff was great (this was our 4th MSC cruise) but the ship was in horrible condition. Everything was in need of repair - on the first night the shower head fell on my husbands head when he turned the shower on, we couldn't get any soap out of the dispenser at the ...
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Sail Date: September 2014


Embrace your wild European side and just enjoy

Review for MSC Opera to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Geekiegal

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

One of the reviewers correctly called this the marmite of the cruise world, you love it or hate it. We are in the love category. This was a fantastic cruise, fantastic staff, incredible entertainment and clean, comfortable with good food. This is the lower end of the cruise market, but we got more than we paid for with this one. I've done Italian cruise ships before and think if you just join in, ...
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Sail Date: September 2014


Great value for money with MSC!

Review for MSC Opera to Europe - British Isles & Western

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mark*shark

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We had a fabulous time on this smaller ship where it was easier to get to know people. Easy embarkation/disembarkation at Southampton Superb service from all staff (special mentions to Roberto and Gustavo) Enjoyable food particularly considering the bargain price of the holiday Great value Allegrissimo drinks package strongly recommended Superb shows every night (never missed one) Great ...
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Sail Date: September 2014


Superb value for money

Review for MSC Opera to Europe - British Isles & Western

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roberthj

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

This was a 'Farewell Opera' cruise as it's in it's final season from Southampton before being enlarged. It was amazing value for money and altogether excellent. We heard some passengers foolishly comparing the cruise to much more expensive lines. Having been on some of those lines we can only say we felt the service and food were better on this ship and the entertainment certainly was. The food ...
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Sail Date: September 2014


Magnificent

Review for MSC Opera to Europe - All

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Jan Hunter

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

This was the first cruise we had ever been on. Was very wary but was absolutely thrilled with every aspect of the cruise. Staff were amazing and always smiling and ready to help where needed. Food was out of this world, so much choice but something for everyone at any time of day or night. The ship itself was an absolute dream. Never seen so much opulence everywhere we went. We joined in with the ...
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Sail Date: August 2014


MSC Opera - Marmite of the Sea

Review for MSC Opera to Spain

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cruising babe

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

On reading previous reviews I have come to the conclusion that this ship can be classed as the Marmite of the Cruising World; it's either loved or hated. I have just returned from a 10 day cruise to Holland, Spain, Portugal and France. This is my second cruise on the Opera and my seventeenth cruise overall. Previous cruise experiences include P&O, Cunard, Princess and Holland America, as well as ...
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Sail Date: August 2014


First cruise on MSC Opera -Never again

Review for MSC Opera to Spain

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Stargazerjack2010

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

Just returned from our first cruise on this ship (18th August) . Unfortunately the weather was not great and so the ship was unable to port in Guernsey which we were really looking forward to. The additional sea days were not really catered for by the ship. Most of the activities for adults were puerile and an insult to my intelligence and I found most of the shows I attended poor in quality. My ...
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Sail Date: August 2014

Traveled with children


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