• Passengers booked
    220000+
  • Length: 824ft
  • Beam: 94.50ft
  • Bars/Lounges: 6
  • Crew: 728
  • Onboard Currency: Euro
  • Restaurants: 3
  • SPA Baths: 3
  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Cabin Safe
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Gym
  • Jogging Track
  • Mini Golf
  • Sauna
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  • Year: 2004
  • Cruising speed: 21kn
  • Casino : 1
  • Gross Tonnage: 65,591 tons
  • Passenger Capacity: 2,150
  • Shopping Areas: 4
  • Vessel: 2
  • All Main Meals Included
  • Children's Play Room
  • Guest Entertainers
  • Internet Service
  • Live Music
  • Satellite TV
+ show more
  • Length: 824ft
  • Beam: 94.50ft
  • Bars/Lounges: 6
  • Crew: 728
  • Onboard Currency: Euro
  • Restaurants: 3
  • SPA Baths: 3
  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Cabin Safe
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Gym
  • Jogging Track
  • Mini Golf
  • Sauna
+ show more
  • Year: 2004
  • Cruising speed: 21kn
  • Casino : 1
  • Gross Tonnage: 65,591 tons
  • Passenger Capacity: 2,150
  • Shopping Areas: 4
  • Vessel: 2
  • All Main Meals Included
  • Children's Play Room
  • Guest Entertainers
  • Internet Service
  • Live Music
  • Satellite TV
+ show more
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MSC Opera Overview

Launched in 2004, the MSC Opera is a charming cruise ship that exudes Italian style and sophistication, two traits of any MSC Cruise. Home to gorgeous interiors, quality dining venues and a range of excellent entertainment, she offers an exceptional holiday at sea.


Specs: MSC Opera at a glance
The MSC Opera weighs 65,591 tonnes and measures 901 feet in length. She can accommodate 1,756 passengers and 800 crew members. Her cruise speed is 21.1 knots.


Accommodation: MSC Opera rooms and suites
There are four accommodation categories onboard the MSC Opera: inside, outside, balcony and suite. The first three categories are all the same size, measuring 140 square feet, while the suites are 270 square feet. All rooms come with a television, mini-fridge and toiletries. What separates the suites from the rest is the additional space and a bathtub.


Entertainment: things to do on board the MSC Opera
The MSC Opera has a fantastic range of entertainment options to suit everyone, from early birds to late-night revellers. Here are some highlights:

  • Learn something new at an enrichment class, from Italian lessons to arts and crafts.
  • Relax and unwind in the Health Center, a Balinese inspired retreat.
  • Make a splash in one of two pools, or enjoy a quiet soak in the nearby whirlpools.
  • Appreciate live music throughout the ship - rarely a day goes by without it.
  • Watch a production show at the theatre - held nightly, these are not to be missed!
  • Dance the night away in the Byblos Disco, or try your luck at the Casino.



Food: MSC Opera restaurants
When a ship is inspired by Italy, you know the food is going to be delicious. The chefs on board the MSC Opera have done a fantastic job designing fresh and innovative menus that will keep you coming back for more.

Dining included in your MSC Opera fare:

  • La Carvela Dining Room
  • L'Approdo Dining Room
  • Le Vele: buffet restaurant
  • Il Patio: light snacks and pizza


Specialty dining (not included in your ticket):

  • Lo Spinnaker: ice cream bar
  • Room service



Destinations: MSC Opera itineraries
The MSC Opera predominantly sails to destinations across Europe including Italy, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Croatia, Spain and Portugal. The shore excursions available will of course depend on your chosen itinerary, but you can expect a good range of activities at each port. Some examples include a private tour of the Acropolis in Athens, a buggy safari adventure in Dubrovnik and a hop on hop off bus in Palma de Mallorca.


Things to remember: Onboard the MSC Opera
Just a few things to keep in mind when planning a holiday with the MSC Opera:

  • The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly, with a country club casual dress code. There are usually two formal nights per 7-night cruise.
  • Due to the range of different nationalities onboard, information is likely to be repeated in several languages - you might pick up something new!
  • Tipping is not strictly essential, but it is good practice to leave a gratuity of at least $10 per day, per account.
  • The MSC Opera is a family-friendly vessel - there's a good selection of fun activities and games to keep children of all ages happy.

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