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MSC Opera

Launching in 2004, MSC Opera knows a thing or two about cruising. Having had a recent upgrade with decor inspired by the Mediterranean, she's now better than ever.

About MSC Opera

MSC Opera primarily carries UK passengers, and it does so with all the flair and passion of the Mediterranean. With cabins, dining and dance areas that are now more spacious than ever, there’s plenty of room to delight in all this elegant ship has to offer.

MSC Opera’s recent upgrade has made big changes with big consequences. The restaurant and buffet have grown in size, which has brought about an even wider array of culinary delights – though the Italian cuisine is the belle of the ball. The music and dance area has swelled, so getting your groove on is easier than ever. A new shopping centre has even been added, too.

Where space is concerned, the cabins haven’t been left out either. When booking a holiday onboard MSC Opera, you’ll have your pick of cabins – from ocean views to luxurious suites with exclusive balconies.

A partnership with Chicco, Lego and Namco means the kids are well taken care of onboard – there’s an arcade, kids club and top-deck spray park equipped with water features, adding an extra dash of fun.

Thanks to the theatre, pool deck and casino, sea days onboard MSC Opera will quickly become your favourite part of your cruise holiday. There’s also a wide array of spots to grab a cocktail and some evening entertainment, with everything from a piano bar to the pub and a disco. Last, but certainly not least, are MSC Opera’s many ways to kick back and relax. The newly-expanded MSC Aurea Spa comes in handy here – with massage treatments and a private sun deck. And if that’s not enough, the Turkish bath and exclusive Relaxation Room will do the trick!

Unique Features

Onboard Experiences: MSC are the first line to implement their unique experience system. There are four different 'experiences' to choose from when booking the holiday, each comes with specially designated rooms and benefits.

The options are:

Bella: Experience a dream cruise with the people who know the seas better than anyone. 'Bella' experiences are the great-value way to enjoy the comforts of life onboard an elegant, modern cruise ship. Relax in a well-equipped cabin and savour the wide variety of superb specialities onboard, with the chance to request your preferred dinner sitting. What's more, you can spoil yourself with the delights of a gourmet buffet that's open 20 hours a day. Enjoy Broadway-style entertainment and a packed programme of daily activities organised by our multilingual team of friendly personnel. Take advantage of the pool, cutting-edge panoramic gym and open-air sports facilities to stay in shape and earn MSC Club points, so you can enjoy even more benefits on your next cruise!

Fantastica: Savour the Mediterranean way of life with a cruise dedicated to comfort and flexibility. 'Fantastica' experiences offer all the benefits of 'Bella', plus a variety of extra privileges. Choose from prestigious cabins (including SuperFamily where available) located on the upper decks, with rapid access to lifts and lounges. Make use of the freedom to change your booking details if necessary, including passenger names and departure dates: even cancellation is flexible. Enjoy 24-hour-a-day room service with free delivery and priorit choice of dining times in the gourmet restaurants. Have fun with dedicated activities for children, like foreign language games and Master Chef cooking sessions with our staff all while earning MSC Clup points!

Aurea: Put well-being, pampering and peace of mind at the heart of your cruise. In addition to all the features of 'Bella' and 'Fantastica', the 'Aurea' experiences offer a series of relaxing benefits for body and soul. Embark smoothly with priority boarding then relax in an elegant cabin where you'll find a set of complimentary well-being products and a bathrobe and slippers. Dine at the time of your choice in a reserved area of the restaurant, enjoying unlimited free drinks with every meal. Bask in the exclusivity of a private sun deck (available only for adults) and, best of all, take advantage of a fantastic spa package including a welcome cocktail, Balinese massage, solar shower, private consultation and unrestricted use of the Thermal Area throughout your cruise. Set sail for pure relaxation.

MSC Yacht Club: The epitome of elegance and luxury at sea, MSC Yacht Club offers a cruise experience like no other. Lavishly appointed suites, an exclusive 24-hour butler service and a dedicated concierge are only the start. All-inclusive à la carte meals served at your preferred time in the private restaurant, unlimited drinks in all MSC Yacht Club areas or from your mini-bar and exclusive access to The One Sun Deck and Top Sail Lounge are just some of the other privileges. So, if you're looking for exclusivity and privacy in a world of choice, the MSC Yacht Club is the ultimate solution.


See What's Inside

There are six types of cabin available onboard- Suites, Family Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Ocean View Cabins, Inside Cabins, and Accessible Cabins. Each cabin comes with 24-hour room service, and benefits from a number of amenities including spacious wardrobes and interactive television.


Ocean View Cabin

Features a porthole and a double bed, which can be converted into two singles. Also includes; air conditioning, bathroom with shower, hairdryer, towels, shampoo & shower gel, TV, telephone, mini-bar, safe deposit box.

  • 139.93 square feet
  • This cabin is available as part of the Bella and Fantastica experiences
  • Sleeps 2

Inside Cabin

Features a double bed, which can be converted into two singles. Also includes: air conditioning, spacious wardrobe, bathroom with shower, hairdryer, towels, shampoo & shower gel, TV, telephone, mini-bar, safe deposit box.

  • 139.93 square feet
  • This cabin is available as part of the Bella and Fantastica experiences
  • Sleeps 2

Accessible Cabin

Features single beds. Also includes: air conditioning, bathroom with shower, TV, telephone, mini-bar, safe deposit box. There is a fold-down seat in the shower. The seat is 48cm from the floor. The toilet has support rails fitted.

  • Cabin - 226.04 square feet
  • Bathroom - 26.91 square feet
  • Cabin door width - 88cm
  • Bathroom door width - 88cm
  • Fold-down shower seat - 48cm from floor
  • Toilet with support rails
  • This cabin is available as part of the Bella and Fantastica experiences
  • Sleeps 2

Suite

Features a double bed, which can be converted in to two singles. Also includes: air conditioning, spacious wardrobe, bathroom with bathtub, TV, telephone, cable internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

  • 290.63 square feet
  • This cabin is only available as part of the Aurea experience
  • Sleeps 2

Family Cabin

Features a bedroom with separate living area with up to four berths. Double bed can be converted in to two singles. Also includes: air conditioning, bathroom with shower, TV, telephone, mini-bar, safe deposit box.

  • 236.81 square feet
  • This cabin is only available as part of the Fantastica experience
  • Sleeps 2-4

Balcony Cabin

Features a double bed, which can be converted in to two singles. Also includes: air conditioning, bathroom with shower, hairdryer, shampoo & shower gel,TV, telephone, cable internet connection (for a fee), mini-bar, safe deposit box.

  • 161.46-172.22 square feet
  • This cabin is available as part of the Bella, Fantastica and Aurea experiences
  • Sleeps 2

Deck 13

  • Sun Deck
  • Mini Golf

Deck 12

  • Jogging Track
  • Shuffeboard
  • Video Games Area
  • Byblos Discoteca
  • Suites

Deck 11

  • Buffet Restaurant
  • Pizzeria Patio
  • Le Piscine Pool Area
  • Spray Pool Area
  • Ice Cream Bar
  • Vitamin Bar
  • MSC Aurea Spa
  • Gymnasium
  • Steam Room & Sauna
  • Children's Playroom

Deck 10

  • Inside Cabins
  • Ocean View Cabins
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Accesible Cabins

Deck 9

  • Inside Cabins
  • Ocean View Cabins
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Accesible Cabins

Deck 8

  • Inside Cabins
  • Ocean View Cabins
  • Balcony Cabins
  • Accesible Cabins

Deck 7

  • Inside Cabins
  • Ocean View Cabins
  • Medical Centre
  • Show Lounge
  • The Card Room

Deck 6

  • Main Restaurant
  • Cyber Cafe
  • Piano Bar & Lounge
  • Casino
  • Coffee Bar
  • Teatro Dell'Opera
  • Baby Club

Deck 5

  • Shopping Area
  • Reception
  • Shore Excursion Centre
  • Teatro Dell'Opera

There are a variety of restaurants available onboard, including two main dining rooms, a self-service buffet, and a number of casual snack or lunch options. Two traditional sittings, flexible and casual dining options are all available.


Main 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.

Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, tables seat anywhere from 2-8 guests. 

A Gala Buffet is held every night at midnight with the exception of the first and last night of the cruise.

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Cuisine: Varies

Buffet Restaurant

Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A cafeteria style, self-service buffet.

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Cuisine: Buffet

Patio Pizzeria

Alfresco restaurant, serving pizza and fast-food styled dishes.

  • Experience: Snacks
  • Cuisine: Casual

Venchi Ice Cream Bar

MSC Cruises is proud to bring the very best in artisanal gelato to our travellers. Venchi has been making superlative desserts since 1878 and owes much of its success to the use of 100% natural ingredients and exclusive recipes, from its intense extra dark chocolate to luscious gianduja and refreshing fruit sorbets.

Freshly made daily on board

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Cuisine: Gelato

Vitamin Bar

Bar with vitamin drinks made from fresh fruits and juice such as Orange Delight and Carrot Fantasy.

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Cuisine: Healthy

Whilst en route to a number of beautiful destinations around the world, be dazzled by the choice of entertainment options onboard. MSC Opera offers a rich programme of spectacular shows, impressive theatre performances, live music, and dance until dawn nightlife.
MSC offer a rich entertainment programme with music and activities, day and night. There are a wide variety of theatrical performances, from circus shows to opera and international musicals, showing six shows a week with 25 stage artists. A great variety of music is on offer, from live performances to club nights with DJs. Theme days and nights are also hosted on the ship, which include White Parties, beer festivals, MSC Factor, Hollywood Nights and karaoke.


Teatro Dell'Opera

713 seat theatre, and the main show lounge onboard. Offers tiered seating, and features small-scale production shows and cabaret performances.

Casino

Full gaming casino which offers roulette, poker, blackjack, and slot machines. It is open until late at night whilst at sea. Tournaments are regularly held onboard, and there are surprise promotions offered for those who play the slots - the winners are picked at random.

Byblos Discoteca

Late-night bar and nightclub with a 450 square foot dance floor.

La Cabala Piano Bar & Lounge

Show lounge, with piano and bar and 193 square foot dance floor.

The Card Room

The ship's card room is located on deck 7 and seats 28 guests.

Bars & 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. These include the Caruso Lounge and The Cotton Club Bar.

MSC Opera is well equipped to ensure her passengers stay active whilst travelling. From a fully-equipped gym with panoramic sea views, to an outdoor jogging track, to the MSC Aurea Spa.
The Aurea Spa offers a range of treatments, including massages, facials, aromatherapy, as well as the only Balinese Spa at sea.


MSC Aurea Spa

The Luxurious MSC Aurea Spa is an exotic paradise with superb sea views. It is a sanctuary of tranquility where a team of expert masseuses and beauty therapists will take care of your well being. Choose from a wide range of treatments and facilities which include:
20 different types of massage, 19 body treatments, 19 facials, aromatherapy treatments, manicure and pedicure spa.

A spa doctor and team of specialist masseuses, manicurists, pedicurists, hair stylists, personal trainers and yoga instructors.

Thermal area, sauna, and steam bath.

Exclusive beauty treatments in partnership with renowned international beauty brands.

Further exclusive facilities, including a beauty centre with hair salon and bar.

Exclusive Top 18 Sun Deck, offering selected express treatments in a reserved area.
Also includes a fully equipped fitness centre. In addition to this, qualified fitness instructors can be found here.

Power Walking / Jogging Track

Located on Deck Twelve.

Shuffleboard

215 square foot court. Located on Deck Twelve.

Minigolf

Located on Deck Thirteen.

Le Piscine & Children's Spray Park

Pool area with separate children's Spray Park. Located on Deck Eleven.

Solarium

Exclusively for adults, this calm, quiet and peaceful retreat can be found on the Sun Deck.

MSC pay special attention to the needs of families travelling with them, and it is easy to spend time together onboard Opera. There are comfortable, purpose-built family cabins, and a variety of experienced staff onboard to look after the younger passengers will parents disembark upon shore activities or make use of the onboard facilities.
The Kids Club comes in five different age groups, and there are dedicated menus for kids in the restaurants. A special Edutainment programme is laid on as well, allowing children to express their creativity, alongside themed parties, and an adult-free zone for teenagers.


Kids Clubs

Comes in five different age groups, with dedicated services and entertainment activities for each, open from 9am to 11pm.
Baby Club is for those under 3 years.
Mini Club is for those 3-6 years old.
Juniors Club is for 7-11 year olds.
Young Club is for 12-14 years old.
Teens Club caters for 15-17 year olds.

Buffalo Bill

A children's playroom, open to all kids onboard.

Virtual Reality Games

An onboard arcade, with a variety of video games and digital options. Open to all children onboard.

Ship Specifications

Launched:
2004
Refitted:
2015
Tonnage:
65,591
Language:
en
Length:
251m (823ft)
Width:
29m (95ft)
Speed:
21 knots
Decks:
9
Crew:
728
Cabins:
1,056
Occupancy:
2,150
Currency:
EUR