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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 54 guests have reviewed MSC Opera, giving it a rating of 2.7 on a scale of 1-5.

Cruiseline Travel Rating:

2.7 out of 5(54 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples60.4%
Singles/Friends7.5%
Families w/young children5.7%
Groups5.7%
Families w/older children3.8%

Most Recent Reviews

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)

There are better cruise ships

Jan 9th, 2019

There must be a better choice of boat rather than MSC Opera

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

2-3 cruises

Oct 28th, 2018

A smaller MSC ship but still shiny and clean in all the right places. Embarkation and disembarkation both very easy at Marseille. Cabin was a Fantastica balcony on the 9th floor. Bed was really nice with the 3rd bed a fold down bunk which was across the bottom of the bed - not roo much of an issue. The balcony was fine with 2 chairs and a table. The bathroom was as normal and the shower had a door rather than a curtain. Both the toilet position and the smallness of the shower took a little working out to use but not a problem when you get it. Our steward was very efficient and always smiley. We had no real need for him but he was always about. Food in the evening MDR was very nice and varied but the service was a little slow at times. No real complaints there. The buffet was a little small which meant peak times were the usual cattle market and tables a premium. Added to the continental dislike of queuing then we tried not use the buffet and kept to the MDR or room service. Buffet food wasn't great although we didn't go hungry so that may tell a different story. The MSC pizza station was as gorgeous as usual - no better pizza at sea! We had all inc drinks which means the cocktail menu was sampled from top to bottom - great value. Entertainment was better than expected for MSC with proper themes and not just a visual mish mash for a change. There is an outdated smoking policy aboard in that the pub allows smoking inside and the big drawback is that as it's a smaller ship then the smell permeates the whole of that part of the ship and up into the theatre. There were also plenty of people smoking in their cabin judging by the smell as you walked past. Excursions were handled well and we have some good memories of new places. All in all we would sail on her again with the right itinerary as long as we had the balcony on floor 9.

Oct 15th, 2018

We had an awesome new year with our sons On the ship. The entertainment and entertainer were great. The food as always was very tasty and plentiful. Can't wait for the next cruise.

OK Mediterranean Cruise

Oct 14th, 2018

This cruise offered a nice selection of ports but was unorganized at every turn. The food was awful and many of the staff were just plain rude. The entertainment in the main theater was less than professional quality compared to other ships we've been on. The balcony cabin was very nice. We will not cruise MSC again.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Balcony

Experience

4-6 cruises

Sep 15th, 2018

The room attendant was very good but apart from him the Service was very poor , we struggled to try and get drinks from bars and the ice cream was so slow to get served we gave up . port excursions are very expensive ,

Jul 13th, 2018

Fantastisch schip! Klein maar fijn. Vriendelijke bemanning waar niets te veel gevraagd is. Een Trans-Atlantische reis van Brazilië naar Amsterdam om nooit meer te vergeten.

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