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Value For Money  4.00/5  (4.00)
Cabin Design  3.00/5  (3.00)
Entertainment  4.00/5  (4.00)
Fitness Center  4.00/5  (4.00)
Food Quality  4.00/5  (4.00)
Ship Maintenance  4.00/5  (4.00)
Spa  3.00/5  (3.00)
Specialty Restaurant  3.00/5  (3.00)
Staff and Service  4.00/5  (4.00)

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Value For Money  3.65/5  (3.65)
Cabin Design  3.91/5  (3.91)
Entertainment  3.33/5  (3.33)
Fitness Center  3.43/5  (3.43)
Food Quality  3.35/5  (3.35)
Ship Maintenance  4.57/5  (4.57)
Spa  3.89/5  (3.89)
Specialty Restaurant  2.90/5  (2.90)
Staff and Service  3.59/5  (3.59)

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MSC Opera
MSC Opera

MSC Italian Cruises is proud to announce its newest flagship, the MSC Opera cruise ship.

The new flagship, MSC Opera, exemplifies MSC Italian Cruises' Italian style that distinguishes MSC from other cruise lines. Care has been taken to create an ambiance of elegance, cordiality and joy of living, Italian style onboard each vessel.

"MSC Italian Cruises brings together a unique combination of old world grace and contemporary technologies in the design of this new ship," said Nicola Arena, president of MSC Italian Cruises.

Comforts and amusements abound on the new MSC flagships. The MSC Opera features a fully equipped gym and jogging track for fitness enthusiasts, as well as two hot tubs and a sauna for relaxation and rejuvenation. Two swimming pools located on the superior decks; a Mini Club is available for children, with expert supervision; and a shopping gallery is onboard for browsing and unique purchases. In the evening, a disco and theater with new shows nightly provide great entertainment options.

Computer lovers won't be disappointed: the new flagships are equipped with a high tech Virtual Reality Center and an Internet Caf‚ with 16 terminals that allow people to chat, browse or email. Other amenities include satellite TV; a mini bar, safe and radio in all cabins, and 24-hour room service.

Even the styling of the vessel will enhance your journey. The dimensions of the aerodynamic and graceful hull assure ample spaces for guest to enjoy during navigation, and the d‚cor has been carefully planned to create a warm and comfortable atmosphere, informal enough to put guests at ease.

True Italian style and flavor is further enhanced by the cuisine on board. In keeping with MSC's Italian gastronomic heritage, only the best ingredients are used in its traditional and classic recipes. Two Restaurants, a Grill and Pizzeria onboard will serve authentic Italian dishes that will delight the most discriminating palates.

Care and attention have made the new MSC Italian Cruises' flagships able to satisfy the needs of the line's multi-ethnic and heterogeneous clients, and anyone who wishes to rediscover the joy and elegance of Italian-style cruises.

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Excellent itinerary, helpful staff, Dover check-in chaotic!, August 13, 2010
Reviewer: johnejeyda
Pros: Beautiful scenery and excellent shore excursions
Cons: COLD! Midsummer was 6'c.; stomach problems; check-in disorganized
Date of cruise: June 2010
Departure port: Dover
Region visited: Scandinavia
Cabin category: Inside
Found through: Email newsletters
Good for children: Yes
Good for teenagers: Yes
johnejeyda saw things this way
Value For Money   4.00/5  (4)
Cabin Design   3.00/5  (3)
Entertainment   4.00/5  (4)
Fitness Center   4.00/5  (4)
Food Quality   4.00/5  (4)
Ship Maintenance   4.00/5  (4)
Spa   3.00/5  (3)
Specialty Restaurant   3.00/5  (3)
Staff and Service   4.00/5  (4)

We wanted to revisit Norway and chose MSC because their itinerary was the best on offer [except for the Hurtigruten!] The check-in at Dover was very disorganized. No MSC staff were in attendance for two hours after we arrived at the time suggested by MSC.

We chose June because of Midsummer. It was cold! The average was six degrees centigrade (43 degrees F.)! Unfortunately we both succumbed to a stomach upset [with other passengers] and our shore excursions were geared to the nearest toilet facility! Notwithstanding our gastro problems, the cruise was excellent, the crew helpful and attentive; the food, what little we ate, was good.

Hygiene was not rigorously enforced, most passengers seemed to avoid the hand sanitizers, which may have been a contributing factor to the stomach problems we experienced. The crew made every effort to ensure that hygiene standards were maintained - plastic gloves and a delegated steward to monitor the sanitizers!

The 'mix' of passengers was mostly Italian, German and other Europeans - a few British and Indian nationals and a handful of Australians, Kiwis and Americans.
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