CruiseMates' Readers Cruise Reviews


MSC Cruises MSC Opera Eastern Caribbean January 15, 2005

This cruise line was billed to be an upscale line with a former head of Celebrity directing the operations; forget about it. While Celebrity Cruise lines are known for their superior cuisine this new line, MSC cruises, will soon be known for their inferior cuisine. Truthfully this not only my opinion but also the opinion of many other people on the ship. A young couple said it best, this is our first cruise and we always heard that the dining experience was the high point of the cruise but this food is nothing to write home about.

It was not so much the preparation or the style of the cuisine as it was the ingredients or more accurately the lack of ingredients. Italian rice and pasta dishes on the menu stated shrimp, scallops and, etc., as ingredients. One tiny shrimp on an entire plate. Turkey loaf at the carving station at lunch and that was the only item that day at the carving station. How expensive is a whole turkey? On the positive side;a new beautiful ship, very clean, all service personnel was top notch, and fine entertainment particularly in the lounges. Also there were four ports of call not three as on some others.

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