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MSC Opera cruise ship

MSC Opera

Renovated in 2015, the sophisticated MSC Opera adopted a selection of new features, amenities, and balcony staterooms to her repertoire. The third ship of MSC Cruises’ Lirica class, MSC Opera meets all her passengers’ needs, so whether a family holiday or a romantic getaway, you will have a cruise holiday of a lifetime. As the little ones spend their time playing virtual reality video games in the arcade or a few holes of minigolf, you can get pampered with a massage in the Aurea Spa or dance with lady luck in the casino.

Sailing with MSC Cruises guarantees you a holiday backed by decades of excellent customer service, and MSC Opera will be a number you won’t be able to get out of your head. The modern Teatro dell’Opera hosts a programme of unforgettable shows. MSC Opera is home to plenty of chic bars and lounges for some socialising and meeting new friends. The new shopping area, Walk Through Shops, will have plenty of souvenirs for you to bring back to family and friends back home.

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MSC Opera Features

While sailing on MSC Opera, there is a huge offer of onboard entertainment and activities to take advantage of. The possibilities are endless. Here are just some features of MSC Opera:

  • Teatro dell’Opera
  • Byblos Discoteca
  • MSC Aurea Spa
  • Thalassotherapy
  • Turkish Bath
  • Relax Room
  • Top 13 Exclusive Solarium
  • Med Pearl Casino
  • Virtual Arcade
  • Teen’s Club
  • Young Club
  • Juniors Club
  • Lego Mini Club
  • Chicco Baby Club


Teatro dell’Opera houses spectacular shows across two decks. The nightly performances mesmerise the audience with visual and musical feats. Alternatively, you can start your night at Byblos Discoteca. The futuristic disco offers you the opportunity to slip on your boogie shoes and hit the dance floor.

Those after some rest and relaxation should swing by the MSC Aurea Spa. There, you can decompress in the steamy room of the Turkish bath. Afterwards, you can continue to be pampered at the salon and beauty parlour. But if you just want to lie back whilst soaking up the rays, grab a lounger on deck 13 and relax in the Top 13 Exclusive Solarium. The fitness centre and power walking track are the perfect places to work up a sweat.

Let’s play! At the state-of-the-art virtual arcade, you can flex your gaming muscles on several video game consoles. If you want to raise the stakes, take a seat at Med Pearl Casino. With plenty of slot machines and a variety of table games, let’s hope lady luck is on your side!

Whether you’re sailing with an infant or a teenager, MSC Opera has a designated club for them. Your kids can socialise and have supervised fun with games, live music, and dancing at the Teen’s Club, Young Club, and Juniors Club. Even younger passengers will be taken care of in the Lego Mini Club and Chicco Baby Club.

MSC Opera Dining Options

The restaurants on MSC Opera remain gourmet, but thanks to the refurbishment, they are now more spacious and comfortable, too. Feast on the international and Mediterranean fare with more room than ever. The daily menus represent both quality and variety, so every culinary experience on MSC Opera is unforgettable. Here is a list of restaurants on MSC Opera:

  • La Caravella Restaurant
  • L’Approdo Restaurant
  • Le Vele Cafeteria
  • Il Patio

MSC Opera houses two main dining rooms. La Caravella offers gastronomic variety with its seven-course dinners. The main dining room, steeped in intimacy, serves up international fare; with themed nights, prepare your tastebuds for spicy Tex-Mex, flavourful Cuban, refreshing Mediterranean cuisine, and more! L’Approdo, the smaller of the two main dining rooms, serves up the same menu of both classic dishes and meals pepped with Mediterranean flair. Complete with an extensive wine list, you’ll feel absolutely spoilt!

The buffet restaurant and the pizzeria/fast-food bar are also open to those who want to venture outside the main dining rooms. Open 20 hours a day, you can curb any craving at Le Vele, the ship’s buffet restaurant. Pick up a plate and indulge in the array of culinary wonders. Just outside, you can enjoy al fresco dining at Il Patio. After a day packed with fun and excitement, order some authentic Italian dishes from the pizzeria or maybe some grilled delights from the fast-food bar.

If you don’t feel like “going out”, order room service and enjoy a pizza, salad, sandwich, or even breakfast in the comfort of your stateroom.

MSC Opera Staterooms

The refurbished staterooms on MSC Opera will make you feel right at home. Passengers can choose from five stateroom categories: inside, outside with partial view, oceanview, balcony, and suite. No matter which you go for, all staterooms are comfortable, spacious, and modern. Here's an overview of MSC Opera's stateroom categories:







Inside   12-21 m2   double bed, bathroom with shower, wardrobe, TV, telephone, minibar, safe, air conditioning
Outside with Partial View   11-13 m2   double bed, bathroom with shower, wardrobe, TV, telephone, minibar, safe, air conditioning
Oceanview   12-22 m2   double bed, bathroom with shower, wardrobe, TV, telephone, minibar, safe, air conditioning
Balcony   16 m2   double bed, bathroom with shower, wardrobe, TV, telephone, minibar, safe, air conditioning, private balcony
Suite   28 m2   double bed, bathroom with bathtub, wardrobe, TV, telephone, minibar, safe, air conditioning, private balcony

MSC Experiences

MSC Opera’s staterooms are sanctuaries, complete with supplementary experiences. Here's an overview of MSC Experiences:





Bella Experience   20-hour a day buffet, choice of dinner seating, free daily activities, Broadway-style theatre shows, panoramic gym
Fantastica Experience   Bella Experience perks plus 24-hour room service, priority choice of dinner seating, choice of staterooms on upper decks, educational and recreational activities for children, superfamily staterooms
Aurea Experience   Fantastica Experience perks plus Easy Drink Package, special spa benefits, My Choice dining style, priority boarding and luggage, access to exclusive sundecks

Amenities aboard MSC Opera

  • Le Piscine swimming pool
  • Doremi Spray Park
  • Piazza di Spagna
  • La Cabala Piano Bar
  • Cotton Club
  • Lo Spinnaker Bar
  • Aroma Coffee Bar
  • Sottovento Pub

About MSC Opera

In service since   2004
Cruise line   MSC Cruises
Length   274.9 m
Draught   6.8 m
Speed   21.1 kn
Number of decks   9
Passengers   2,679
Crew   728
Languages spoken on board   English, Italian, German, French
Onboard currency   Euro, US Dollar

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