Go Back   Cruise Critic Message Board Forums > Cruise Lines "A - O" > MSC Cruises
 
Register here!
Forgot Your Password?


Notices

MSC Cruises
Read hundreds of MSC Cruise Reviews from real cruisers and compare the best MSC Cruise Deals.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old January 24th, 2007, 10:40 PM
snowwhitec's Avatar
snowwhitec snowwhitec is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 17
Question MSC Opera Questions

Hi... we are sailing on the Opera in Feb... had a couple of questions

1. what time is early dinner
2. are coffee and tea available when buffet on lido closed
3. is pizza available 24 hours or only at specific times
4. when is ice cream available
5. is room service available 24 hours... can you get a late nite snack like a sandwich

any other info would be appreciated.

thanks
snowwhitec
__________________
Have a Great Day!

Regent Rainbow
Celebration 3/98
Triumph 5/2000
Sovereign of the Seas 8/00 and 2/02
Sea Princess 2/01
Fantasy 5/02
Pride 9/02
Sensation 11/02 and 5/03
Glory 10/03
Nordic Empress 1/04
Inspiration 5/04
Disney Magic 6/04
Mariner of the Seas 10/04 and 5/05
Splendour of the Seas 2/05
Inspriation 1/06
Miracle 2/06
Glory 5/06
Inspiration 11/06 and 11/07
MSC Opera 2/07
Glory 2/08
Legend 2/09
Monarch of the Seas 11/09
Dream 1/10 and 11/10
Diamond Princess 6/11 -Alaska
Crown Princess 11/11
Oasis of the Seas 1/12
Legend again 4/12
NCL Dawn 12/12
NCL Epic 3/13
Allure of the Seas 10/13
Freedom of the Seas 2/14
NCL Getaway 4/14
Reply With Quote

  #2  
Old January 24th, 2007, 11:13 PM
dis2cruise's Avatar
dis2cruise dis2cruise is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: May 2000
Posts: 673
Default

hi snowwhitec,
are you going on the feb 16th cruise? this will be our 1st cruise with msc been with other lines in the past. If no one answers you here so a search, I do remember seeing some of your answers. but i do know that pizza is only available i believe in the afternoon , not 24 hrs.

cheryl
Reply With Quote

  #3  
Old January 24th, 2007, 11:31 PM
snowwhitec's Avatar
snowwhitec snowwhitec is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 17
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dis2cruise View Post
hi snowwhitec,
are you going on the feb 16th cruise? this will be our 1st cruise with msc been with other lines in the past. If no one answers you here so a search, I do remember seeing some of your answers. but i do know that pizza is only available i believe in the afternoon , not 24 hrs.

cheryl
no Cheryl... we are on the 2-5-07 ... but thanks for the reply
__________________
Have a Great Day!

Regent Rainbow
Celebration 3/98
Triumph 5/2000
Sovereign of the Seas 8/00 and 2/02
Sea Princess 2/01
Fantasy 5/02
Pride 9/02
Sensation 11/02 and 5/03
Glory 10/03
Nordic Empress 1/04
Inspiration 5/04
Disney Magic 6/04
Mariner of the Seas 10/04 and 5/05
Splendour of the Seas 2/05
Inspriation 1/06
Miracle 2/06
Glory 5/06
Inspiration 11/06 and 11/07
MSC Opera 2/07
Glory 2/08
Legend 2/09
Monarch of the Seas 11/09
Dream 1/10 and 11/10
Diamond Princess 6/11 -Alaska
Crown Princess 11/11
Oasis of the Seas 1/12
Legend again 4/12
NCL Dawn 12/12
NCL Epic 3/13
Allure of the Seas 10/13
Freedom of the Seas 2/14
NCL Getaway 4/14
Reply With Quote

  #4  
Old January 27th, 2007, 03:15 PM
cruise2often's Avatar
cruise2often cruise2often is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 6
Default Answer's about Opera

I just got off the 11 day southern car. cruise on Opera and I can tell you that the ice cream is only open in the afternnon & they charge for it. They have coffee & tea but its usually outside near the grill. The early dinner is at 6pm & our cruise everyone was on time. I hope that helps you.

Enjoy!!
Reply With Quote

  #5  
Old January 27th, 2007, 04:57 PM
slyre's Avatar
slyre slyre is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 15
Default Ist time on MSC too

Hi there,
We're sailing on MSC Feb. 16th for the first time as well. I've cruised plenty with other lines so it will be interesting to see how this compares.
Cheryl
Reply With Quote

  #6  
Old January 27th, 2007, 05:53 PM
OldCop201 OldCop201 is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Portage, MI USA
Posts: 117
Default Questions

Oh you poor people. Just finished 11 day nightmare of the Opera two days ago.
Early dinner question already answered. 6:00, but trust me, you'll still almost be there at late dinner time. Slow doesn't begin to describe the service.
Coffee & iced tea. Apparently the iced tea is kept under lock and key for most of the day and evening. It's not there at breakfast of at night. Coffee is generally there.
Pizza. About the only edible thing at lunch time. It is one of the few good tasting items. Pizza is available from noon until 5:00 and then again from 6:00 until 9:30. No late night pizza snacks.
Ice cream. They charge for it and it is outside by the pool so it's already melting by the time you are handed the cup or cone. And honestly, doesn't taste good enough to pay for it.
Room service. One of the many "jokes" on the Opera. We called for a chicken club sandwich (I believe that's the only sandwich available) at 11:00 pm. It finally arrived at 11:45. My sister called 3 times for an item and they never did get it. Menu is very limited. Service very slow to non-existent. Sorry. No good news.

Last edited by OldCop201; January 27th, 2007 at 06:03 PM. Reason: Correction on pizza times
Reply With Quote

  #7  
Old January 29th, 2007, 10:55 AM
snowwhitec's Avatar
snowwhitec snowwhitec is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 17
Red face Sorry you had bad vacation

Hi oldcop... so sorry you had a bad cruise... I have been on 22 cruises and I think they are what you make of them... I have been on Carnival 12 times, RCI 6 times, Princess and Disney. A Cruise gives you the choice of doing as much or as little as you like. you can participate in the activities or sit by the pool and read or people watch. I am in no way excusing the service or lack of on MSC , but they started in Europe and had been catering to that market... now that they are in the US and have hired new people that are familiar with the us market they have started to make changes (or so i have heard).
As for people being rude... try going to a theme park for vacation... talk about rude.
Any way... I will post when I get back and let you know my experience.
take care all, Snowwhitec

PS. Thanks for taking the time to reply
__________________
Have a Great Day!

Regent Rainbow
Celebration 3/98
Triumph 5/2000
Sovereign of the Seas 8/00 and 2/02
Sea Princess 2/01
Fantasy 5/02
Pride 9/02
Sensation 11/02 and 5/03
Glory 10/03
Nordic Empress 1/04
Inspiration 5/04
Disney Magic 6/04
Mariner of the Seas 10/04 and 5/05
Splendour of the Seas 2/05
Inspriation 1/06
Miracle 2/06
Glory 5/06
Inspiration 11/06 and 11/07
MSC Opera 2/07
Glory 2/08
Legend 2/09
Monarch of the Seas 11/09
Dream 1/10 and 11/10
Diamond Princess 6/11 -Alaska
Crown Princess 11/11
Oasis of the Seas 1/12
Legend again 4/12
NCL Dawn 12/12
NCL Epic 3/13
Allure of the Seas 10/13
Freedom of the Seas 2/14
NCL Getaway 4/14

Last edited by snowwhitec; January 29th, 2007 at 10:56 AM. Reason: add PS
Reply With Quote

Reply

Bookmarks


Ad Sponsored By
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:34 PM.


© 1995 - 2014, The Independent Traveler, Inc. All rights reserved.
"A Community of People Who Love To Cruise"
All of the information contained within Cruise Critic is protected by copyright. You may, however, download a single copy only for your personal use.