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MSC Opera

MSC Opera entered service with MSC Cruises in 2004 and is one of four medium-sized Lirica-Class ships specifically built for MSC Cruises (the others are Armonia, Lirica and Sinfona). With a sleek exterior and tastefully decorated modern interior created by the best Italian designers, Opera is a truly beautiful and elegant ship.

MSC Cruises spent over $200 million on refurbishing the Lirica-Class ships during an extensive two-year programme which saw this ship quite literally chopped in half and an 80-foot long section added to the middle. The result is an extra 200 cabins, updated spa and childcare facilities and the addition of a Spray Park on the top deck.

In addition to an incredible itinerary, this cruise ship has a wealth of enriching daily activities, sumptuous suites, elegant dining venues, stylish bars and lounges, fun and exciting entertainment venues and kids’ clubs.

  • Launched: 2004
  • Refurbished: 2015
  • Capacity: 2150
  • Crew: 728
  • Launched in 2020
  • 1004 feet
  • 2909 passengers
  • 20 crew

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La Caravella Restaurant


The ship has plenty of restaurants to choose from, serving the finest Italian cuisine. There are two main dining rooms on board the MSC Opera. The La Carvella Restaurant and the L’Approdo are both elegant choices for breakfast, lunch or dinner. For something a little more casual, there’s always the self-serve buffet in Le Vele Cafeteria, pizza, pasta and burgers at Il Patio – as well as fresh coffee and pastries at the Aroma Coffee Bar.

Room service is available at all times of day, but has some small charges depending on what you order.

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When it comes to selecting the right cabin or suite for you, there are plenty of categories to choose from. Whether it’s Interior, Ocean-View, Balcony Cabin or Suite, there really is something to suit every guest. Offering an array of facilities, you can expect spacious wardrobes, hair-dryer, bathroom amenities, comfortable beds and luxury linens. All cabins have double beds which can be converted to two singles. For families, third and fourth beds pull down from the ceilings in most staterooms and connecting cabins are also available.

Mini Golf


The MSC Opera has a fantastic range of facilities. You can enjoy a relaxing swim in one of the two swimming pools or whirlpools, play a game of mini golf or make the most of the fully-equipped gym and Sports Centre. If you’d prefer something more low-key, you can go for a leisurely jog around the running track and even play a game of shuffleboard with family and friends. The gym is fully outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment such as free weights, machines, steam rooms and saunas, all accompanied by the glorious view of the ocean. When it comes to relaxation, you can completely unwind at The MSC Aurea Spa. This Spa features plenty of relaxing treatments, a beauty salon and pampering sessions. The on-board shopping gallery, houses a brilliant choice of duty-free boutiques.

Pearl Casino


The MSC Opera has plenty of entertainment venues to choose from. The Theatre Dell Opera is the main show lounge and plays host to cabaret acts and fantastic shows. The Opera Lounge is where you can have a dance alongside a live band, and. Med Pearl Casino is perfect for anyone who fancies themselves a poker player extraordinaire.

Families are made to feel extremely welcome aboard MSC Opera. The ship features an age appropriate programme for children and also had a video games arcade and an area dedicated to babies.

    • World-class international restaurants
    • Elegantly decorated interiors
    • State-of-the-art theatre
    • Thermal cave and massage treatments
    • Exclusive MSC Yacht Club lounges
    • Spacious suites and staterooms
    • Spectacular 4D cinema
    • Acclaimed Aurea Spa
    • Thrilling F1 Simulator
    • Panoramic private balconies
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