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Traveler Reviews

A ship’s traveler rating is provided under license by Cruiseline.com , which manages one of the largest databases of cruise reviews and ratings by travelers. A total of 60 guests have reviewed MSC Opera, giving it a rating of 2.8 on a scale of 1-5.

Cruiseline Travel Rating:

2.8 out of 5(60 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples58.3%
Singles/Friends10%
Families w/young children6.7%
Families w/older children5%
Groups5%

Most Recent Reviews

Good starting cruise for first timers

Sep 5th, 2020

We enjoyed we have rebooked a diff ship as we now know what we want from cruising its perfect for first timers to try

Traveler Type

Family (older children)

Room Type

Inside

Experience

1 cruise (first)

More ups than downs

Mar 2nd, 2020

This was cheapie cruise, and we enjoyed it. The weather could have made things better but hey it was February. I have read many MSC reviews which have not been great but I feel they are making a good effort to improve and we would have no hesitation sailing with them again

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

7+ cruises

A very nice cruise

Feb 12th, 2020

We had a very nice cruise. The ship was full but never felt crowded. Met very nice people. Great drinks from very professional barmen.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

7+ cruises

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

Nov 23rd, 2019

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!

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

7+ cruises

Worse cruise ever taken

Oct 9th, 2019

Most cities were beautiful and glad I visited such as Kotor, Mykonos & Santorini, Corfu. Bari was OK not great. Excursions were not worth the money. Service as absolutely terrible. Will never take a MSC cruise again!!

Traveler Type

Singles/Friends

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

7+ cruises

Read The Reviews First....

Sep 26th, 2019

We are heavy cruisers ( 28 to date ). This is the first time the service was not to part. With other cruise lines, the bar attendants will chase you down to purchase drinks by the pool side. With this sailing ( and I'm sure with other MSC ) I would need to go to the bar and wait a minimal of 30 mins to be served with the crowd of people standing in line. There are no smiles from the other employees. They're just there for a pay check.

Traveler Type

Singles/Friends

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

7+ cruises

Worst thing I done

Jul 22nd, 2019

There's no a box big enough to do a brief description just don't ever sail MSc they should stick to just shipping

Traveler Type

Family (young children)

Experience

2-3 cruises

Worst cruise ever

Jul 18th, 2019

An absolute nightmare. If you are British, don't go. Treated like 2nd class citizens

Traveler Type

Family (young children)

Experience

2-3 cruises

Holy Smokes

May 27th, 2019

Secondhand smoke that is. It is an honest to god miracle the MSC Opera has not burst into flames due to the unbelievable amount of smokers on board with zero regard for non-smoking areas. I do not necessarily take issue with those smoking in designated areas, that’s what they are there for. What is irritating to me however is people with little to no respect for rules and for those around them. Unfortunately the cruisers on our ship consisted mainly of the latter. My husband and I splurged for a balcony room, only to find out that all of our neighbors did the same so they could chain smoke the entire week. Needless to say, our balcony experience was less than glamorous or even enjoyable because of the constant smoke. We complained multiple times, and each time a team member assured us that the issue would be taken care of. Somewhere there was a disconnect because it continued the entire trip. And because we were just that lucky, there was a door between us and our neighbors. So not only did we have smoke coming in through our balcony, we also had it seeping through into our cabin through the shared door even when our balcony door was shut. By the time we disembarked, us and our belongings smelt like we had rolled around in a poorly ventilated casino. Speaking of ventilation (or lack there of), the indoor smoking bar /lounge has essentially none. Unfortunately for all non-smoking passengers, the entire mid to forward 5th deck REEKS of smoke. It is hard to even enjoy a show in the ships theatre because the smell is truly that strong. It is also difficult to enjoy lounging on the sun beds without feeling like you are sitting in the middle of what can only be described as a smoke-fueled fog machine. So if you are pregnant, have children, asthma, or just don’t care to spend a week in an ashtray, I urge you to spend the extra money on a cruise line with a more strictly enforced smoking policy. Otherwise you can expect to leave the ship with singed nostrils and a smoker’s cough.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

2-3 cruises

First Ocean Cruise

Mar 6th, 2019

Generally a very pleasant first ever cruise. Due to the cleanliness and ambience of the ship and excellent service from all staff I would cruise again with MSC.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

1 cruise (first)

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