SUPER

Opera

MSC Opera: a masterpiece on the seas
The MSC Opera cruise ship certainly lives up to her name - classic, grand, opulent - and really is a luxury liner with something to sing about! A true sense of grandeur and spaciousness prevails on MSC Opera, one of MSC Cruises’ most welcoming cruise liners.
Many of the staterooms on MSC Opera feature private balconies and all are roomy and comfortable. Displaying the hallmark Italian style found on all of MSC Cruises’ stately ships, the public areas are enhanced by a sweeping marble reception area and magnificent open spaces with glass walls in order to best exploit the fabulous ocean views.
To travel on MSC Opera is to experience the best of old-fashioned elegance with the best of modern home comforts. Once onboard MSC Opera you can look forward to a truly authentic Italian experience: enjoy an espresso at the coffee bar or indulge in a typical handmade Italian treat at the ice cream bar. Take Italian lessons, stop by the Internet Café or catch up on news back home and make use of our Wi-Fi spots in select areas of the ship. Spend quality time with the kids in a round of mini-golf or take classes at the health club. And when evening falls, join us for an elegant seven-course dinner followed by outstanding entertainment in our splendid Teatro dell' Opera.
  • Built: 2004
  • Gross tonnage: 59.058 tons
  • Number of passengers: 1.712 (on double basis)
  • Crew members: About 728
  • Number of cabins: 878, incl. 5 for guests with disabilities or reduced mobility
  • Length/Beam/Height: 251,25 m / 28,80 m / 54 m
  • Decks: 13, incl. 9 for guests
  • Maximum speed: 21,70 knots
  • Average speed: 18 knots
     
Inside
Single beds that can be converted into double bed (on request) except for the cabins for disabled people. Spacious wardrobe. Bathroom with shower. Interactive TV. Telephone. Mini bar and safe. Air conditioning. Size ranging from approximately 13 sq.m
Oceanview
Single beds that can be converted into double bed (on request). Bathroom with shower. TV. Telephone. Mini bar and safe. Air conditioning. Size is approximately 13 sq.m. Note: some cabins on Rigoletto Deck have restricted views.
Balcony Cabin
Single beds that can be converted into double bed (on request). Bathroom with shower. TV. Telephone. Mini bar and safe. Air conditioning. Size ranging from approximately 15 sq.m to 16 sq.m.
Balcony Suite
Double bed that can be converted into two single beds (on request). Spacious wardrobe. Bathroom with tub. TV. Telephone. Mini bar and safe. Air conditioning. Size is approximately 27 sq.m
Inside for guests with disabilities
Single beds that can be converted into double bed (on request) except for the cabins for disabled people. Spacious wardrobe. Bathroom with shower. Interactive TV. Telephone. Mini bar and safe. Air conditioning. Size ranging from approximately 21 sq.m.
     
Restaurants
MSC Opera offers 2 main restaurants, La Caravella and L’Approdo and an outdoor restaurant, Il Patio. Each one boasts a top gastronomic selection thanks to the variety of dishes and the high quality of the foods, from choice Italian meats, scrupulously controlled, to fresh fruit. Every product is fresh and carefully handled, such as bread baked on board with the passion and knowledge of the most distinctive boulangerie. Dishes range from traditional and tasty Mediterranean fare, to the most refined international recipes. For a quick lunch choose Le Vele Cafeteria offering the utmost quality and variety in Italian and international cuisine.
Bars and lounges
On MSC Opera guests can choose from 8 bars, inspired by different themes and inimitable in their wine and food selection, thus satisfying even the most sophisticated and demanding palates.
Entertainment
MSC Cruises’ uncompromising dedication to its passengers is nowhere more evident than the unrivalled entertainment programmes and facilities offered on board MSC Opera, with its state-of-the-art 713 seat Teatro dell’Opera theatre, futuristic Byblos Disco and Casino with over 400 square metres of casino gaming and Virtual Reality Games, video games room.
     
Activities
What to do, what to do? Each day brings different activities. Sleep in or wake up early. Stroll around the deck or run on the jogging track. Get refreshed with a swim or relaxed in the whirlpool. Work out at the gym or try out one of the aerobic and step classes offered on board. Join in a game of cards, table tennis or shuffleboard or play a game of tennis or volleyball. The library is stocked with books for your perusal. Our cinema features recently released and classic movies. There’s the Internet Café to email friends and family with updates throughout your journey, duty-free shopping boutiques, a video arcade and a card room—or you can enjoy the simple pleasure of lounging on a deck chair under the warmth of the sun sipping tropical drinks.
Entertainment
After dinner, let MSC Cruises entertain you. The lounges have bands playing music for all tastes from pianists and string quartets to pop, rock and oldies. Many of our nightly shows have an accent of the Mediterranean—vivid Flamenco dancers from Spain or historical glances back to Old Europe.
Casino, dancing and midnight buffet!
Next, it's time for Vegas. We'll keep your glass filled as you test your luck with poker, roulette or blackjack in the casino. After a visit to the midnight buffet for a late-night snack, have one more dance or slip away to the privacy of your stateroom with the promise of another perfect day ahead.
     
Dining
From breakfast in the morning to the midnight buffet, there are several dining options available on board. Have brunch delivered to the privacy of your stateroom, enjoy a casual outdoor lunch by the pool from the grill or pizzeria and sample a variety of snacks during the afternoon and evening.
Dinner is always a special occasion—the Italian meal itself is an art form! Traditional Italian cuisine is home cooking, la cucina casalinga, amateur cooking—from amare, cooking with love. Like our warm service, the spirit of our cuisine is always hospitable.
During our renowned seven-course dinner menu, experience the zest of flavors and gaiety of colors from an authentic Mediterranean cucina—garlic, olives, basil, red pepper and tomatoes—in our traditional family recipes. Our well-trained dining staff serves regional specialties creatively prepared from scratch by our chefs as well as classic favorites.
Wine connoisseurs will savor the selections or cap dinner off with a cappuccino or espresso. Afterwards, dessert! From Italian treats of tiramisu and cannolis to your favorite cakes, pastries and tarts! If you’re celebrating a special occasion—a birthday, retirement, honeymoon or anniversary—do it with classic operatic drama: a cake, some bubbly and an Italian serenade.
     
MSC Cruises
MSC Cruises welcomes you on board. Travel, magic, escape, relaxation…the pleasure of cruising with the most modern and luxurious fleet in the world. We pride ourselves on Italian style, exceptional comfort, warm hospitality and strong environmental credentials. The journey is the destination.
We look forward to introducing you to the distinct style of an MSC Cruise. From the world-famous authentic Italian cuisine to the personal attention and friendliness of an Italian crew, our guests are treated to the finest Italian hospitality afloat.
Our sleek liners capture the charm and refined ambience of fine cruising and are equipped with every modern day luxury. Your time on board will be as fulfilling as your time on land. You may wish to stay active by merely taking a dip in one of the swimming pools, or working out in the state of the art fitness centre, playing tennis, holding a minature golf competition or jogging around the track. You could indulge in the blissful spa, or soak in the whirlpool, enjoy the exquisite teak meditation room with a wall of windows looking out to sea, or be pampered in the Balinese spa. Visit the shopping gallery for some retail shopping therapy or visit the library, internet cafe or theatre. In the evening you may wish to watch a spectacular sunset while you bask in the ambience of your surroundings, or listen to the array of bands and string quartets prior to your lavish dinner.
Our officers, crew and staff look forward to having you aboard!