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MSC Opera

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MSC Opera offers guests a fantastic cruise holiday. Great facilities, friendly staff and comprehensive itineraries make MSC Opera the ideal cruise host. When creating a cruise ship, MSC Cruises like to inject their experience of navigation and life onboard into the very fibres of the vessel. This is no more demonstrated than with the MSC Opera, an elegant ship offering every conceivable comfort and a wealth of options. Entering service in 2004 and weighing 58,600 tonnes, MSC Opera draws on inspiration from the Art Deco movement with interiors decorated with geometrical shapes and delicate colour schemes. Throughout her 10 intimate decks, MSC Opera has a capacity of 1,712 passengers arranged between 856 cabins, serenely transporting them on South Africa, Mediterranean and Baltic & fjord cruises.

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Ship Stats and Features

Year Entered Service 01/01/2004
Tonnage 66000
Wheelchair Accessible Cabins 5
Number Of Decks 98
Number Of Elevators 9
Number Of Pools 2
Number Of Restaurants 4
Kids Clubs Yes
Maximum Capacity 2679
Crew 728
Refurbished 01/01/2015

Ship Facilities


Dine surrounded by stunning decor, be served by the most professional of staff and experience the most delightful menus as you take your seat in one of MSC Opera's restaurants. There are many styles of cuisine available onboard MSC Opera meaning you can choose from fine dining in L’Approdo Restaurant, enjoy fabulous food in La Caravella restaurant or grab some tasty fast food at La Pergola. There are also many other eateries around the ship that are sure to satisfy those hungry taste buds:

  • La Caravella Restaurant
  • L'Approdo Restaurant, reservations required
  • Il Patio (Outdoor Restaurant)
  • Le Vele Cafeteria
  • La Pergola fast food
  • Aroma café


As day turns to night onboard MSC Opera, the dress code becomes more formal and passengers prepare themselves for the evening’s entertainment ahead of them. Spectacular performances and thrilling shows captivate audiences in the tiered Dell' Opera Theatre, while other professional and multilingual shows can also be found in the vibrant Caruso Show Lounge. Choose to dance the night away onboard MSC Opera in the buzzing nightclub Byblos Disco or engage with your fellow passengers in one of the stunning bars or lounges, the choice is yours!


  • Byblos Disco
  • Teatro dell Opera
  • Casino
  • Opera Lounge
  • Sotto Vento Pub
  • La Cabala Lounge
  • Piazza Di Spagna
  • Cyber Cafe
  • Cotton Club
  • Pool bar


With MSC Cruises children enjoy fun and exciting days with a full schedule of supervised children's activities and an entertaining recreation centre. The onboard Mini Club is a meeting place for all children to play and make new friends. From sports competitions to treasure hunts, your little ones will enjoy tons of opportunities to have fun with their new found cohorts whilst you drift away looking out onto beautiful scenery.

Things to do

Spa and fitness

There are plenty of exciting things to do during the day onboard MSC Opera and guests are invited to make the most of all the facilities. For active passengers, sporting facilities include mini-golf, a jogging track, swimming pools and a well-equipped gymnasium. After taking advantage of these facilities, why not wind down with a luxurious hot stone massage or a purifying sauna experience? These health treatments will leave you feeling fresh, rejuvenated and raring to go.

  • Gym & Beauty salon
  • 2 Swimming Pools
  • 2 Whirlpools
  • Mini Golf
  • Jogging area


In addition to all of this choice offered by MSC Opera, there is also a virtual reality centre, internet café, shopping gallery and library room. With a wide choice and stunning service provided by the friendly staff, MSC Opera offers her passengers a relaxing, Italian-style cruise experience.

  • Shopping Gallery
  • Children's and Teen club
  • Library/Card room
  • Internet Cafe

Useful Information

You don’t need to worry about missing out when you’re cruising on MSC Opera; this cruise ship now has Starlink, a new internet service that offers you faster internet speeds, lower latency when streaming, and better Wi-Fi connectivity in both cabins and public spaces. Available through two packages, the Browse Internet Cruise Package and the Browse & Stream Cruise Package, you can choose the right package for you!

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