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Designed as a nod to grand Italian hotels, the interior of the MSC Opera is more opulent than other MSC ships but not oppressively so. Built in 2004, the Opera is a great midsize alternative to today's overwhelming megaships. The Opera carries a mostly European mix of 1,756 passengers on a variety of Mediterranean, Northern European and South American itineraries.

MSC Opera Cruise Sailing Schedule


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Upcoming MSC Opera Cruise Itineraries


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Africa

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01/24/20152 Night African Cruise

on the MSC Cruises MSC Opera departing from Cape Town, South Africa

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02/20/20153 Night African Cruise

on the MSC Cruises MSC Opera departing from Durban, South Africa

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02/27/20153 Night African Cruise

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03/06/20153 Night African Cruise

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01/26/20154 Night African Cruise

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02/02/20154 Night African Cruise

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02/16/20154 Night African Cruise

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02/23/20154 Night African Cruise

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03/02/20154 Night African Cruise

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03/20/20154 Night African Cruise

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03/24/20154 Night African Cruise

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01/19/20155 Night African Cruise

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02/09/20157 Night African Cruise

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03/13/20157 Night African Cruise

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Mediterranean

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11/03/20155 Night Mediterranean Cruise

on the MSC Cruises MSC Opera departing from Venice, Italy

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09/28/201512 Night Mediterranean Cruise

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10/10/201512 Night Mediterranean Cruise

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10/22/201512 Night Mediterranean Cruise

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11/08/201512 Night Mediterranean Cruise

on the MSC Cruises MSC Opera departing from Genoa, Italy

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11/20/201512 Night Mediterranean Cruise

on the MSC Cruises MSC Opera departing from Genoa, Italy

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07/06/201514 Night Mediterranean Cruise

on the MSC Cruises MSC Opera departing from Venice, Italy

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07/20/201514 Night Mediterranean Cruise

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08/03/201514 Night Mediterranean Cruise

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08/17/201514 Night Mediterranean Cruise

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09/14/201514 Night Mediterranean Cruise

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Mediterranean Western

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12/12/20157 Night Western Mediterranean Cruise

on the MSC Cruises MSC Opera departing from Las Palmas, Gran Canaria Island, Canary Islands, Spain

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12/19/20157 Night Western Mediterranean Cruise

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12/26/20157 Night Western Mediterranean Cruise

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01/02/20167 Night Western Mediterranean Cruise

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01/09/20167 Night Western Mediterranean Cruise

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01/16/20167 Night Western Mediterranean Cruise

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01/23/20167 Night Western Mediterranean Cruise

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Transatlantic

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03/28/201519 Night Transatlantic Cruise

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MSC Opera Ship Profile and Statistics


  • Cruise Line: MSC Cruises
  • Ship Type: Cruise Ship
  • Line Class: Mainstream
  • Registry: Panama
  • Year Built: 2004
  • Year Last Refurbished: -
  • Capacity: 2,055 passengers
  • Decks: 9
  • Gross Tonnage: 58,600
  • Length: 824 ft
  • Beam: 94 ft
  • Average Speed: 21 knots
  • Inside Cabins: 359
  • Outside Cabins: 497
  • Nationality of Officers: Italian
  • Nationality of Crew: International
  • Number of Crew: 720

MSC Opera On-Board Recreation
  • Outdoor Pools: 2
  • Spa: Yes
  • Casino: Yes

MSC Opera Dining Choices
  • L'Approdo
    Cuisine: International|Italian
  • La Caravella
    Cuisine: International|Italian

MSC Opera Entertainment
  • L'Approdo
    Cuisine: International|Italian
  • La Caravella
    Cuisine: International|Italian
  • Caruso
    Description: Dancing, evening entertainment

MSC Opera Deck Plans


Aida DeckMSC Opera Aida Deck
Otello DeckMSC Opera Otello Deck
Rigoletto DeckMSC Opera Rigoletto Deck
La Traviata DeckMSC Opera La Traviata Deck
Norma DeckMSC Opera Norma Deck
Turnadot DeckMSC Opera Turnadot Deck
Tosca DeckMSC Opera Tosca Deck
La BohemeMSC Opera La Boheme
Sun Deck/Mini-Golf DeckMSC Opera Sun Deck/Mini-Golf Deck

MSC Opera Cabin and Stateroom Photo Gallery


  • MSC Opera Inside StateroomInside Stateroom
    AWAW

    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. Inside Cabins: Approximately 140 sq. ft.

  • MSC Opera Oceanview StateroomOceanview Stateroom
    AWAW

    Single beds that can be converted into double bed (on request). Bathroom with shower. TV. Telephone. Mini bar and safe. Air conditioning. Outside Cabins: Approximately 140 sq. ft.

  • MSC Opera Oceanview StateroomOceanview Stateroom
    AWAW

    Single beds that can be converted into double bed (on request). Bathroom with shower. TV. Telephone. Mini bar and safe. Air conditioning. Outside Cabins: Approximately 140 sq. ft.

  • MSC Opera Oceanview Stateroom w/ BalconyOceanview Stateroom w/ Balcony
    AWAW

    Single beds that can be converted into double bed (on request). Bathroom with shower. TV. Telephone. Mini bar and safe. Air conditioning. Outside Balcony: Approximately 183 sq. ft.

  • MSC Opera Suite w/ BalconySuite w/ Balcony
    AWAW

    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. Suites with Balcony: Approximately 302 sq. ft.

  • MSC Opera Balcony StateroomBalcony Stateroom
    AWAW

    Single beds that can be converted into double bed (on request). Bathroom with shower. TV. Telephone. Mini-bar and safe. Hair dryer.

  • MSC Opera Balcony Stateroom - Bella ExperienceBalcony Stateroom - Bella Experience
    AWAW

      COMFORT
    • Dream cruises on board modern ships with the Masters of the sea
    • Elegant cabins equipped with every convenience
      FOOD & WINE BENEFITS
    • Premium 20-hours-a-day buffet (gourmet menu for every moment of the day)
    • Wide variety of special restaurants serving Mediterranean and international dishes
      SPORTS & ACTIVITIES
    • Broadway-style theatre shows available almost every day
    • Pool area
    • Open-air sp

    • MSC Opera Balcony StateroomBalcony Stateroom
      AWAW

      Single beds that can be converted into double bed (on request). Bathroom with shower. TV. Telephone. Mini-bar and safe. Hair dryer.

    • MSC Opera Balcony Stateroom - Fantastica ExperienceBalcony Stateroom - Fantastica Experience
      AWAW

        COMFORT
      • Dream cruises on board modern ships with the Masters of the sea
      • Elegant cabins equipped with every convenience
      • Superior comfort ensured by free 24-hour room service (delivery is free)
      • Breakfast in your cabin (delivery + breakfast are free)
        FOOD & WINE BENEFITS
      • Premium 20-hours-a-day buffet (gourmet menu for every moment of the day)
      • Wide variety of special restaurants serving Mediterranean and international di

      • MSC Opera Balcony StateroomBalcony Stateroom
        AWAW

        Single beds that can be converted into double bed (on request). Bathroom with shower. TV. Telephone. Mini-bar and safe. Hair dryer.

      • MSC Opera Balcony Stateroom - Aurea ExperienceBalcony Stateroom - Aurea Experience
        AWAW

          COMFORT
        • Dream cruises on board modern ships with the Masters of the sea
        • Elegant cabins equipped with every convenience
        • Superior comfort ensured by free 24-hour room service (delivery is free)
        • Breakfast in your cabin (delivery + breakfast are free)
          FOOD & WINE BENEFITS
        • Premium 20-hours-a-day buffet (gourmet menu for every moment of the day)
        • Wide variety of special restaurants serving Mediterranean and international dishes
        • MSC Opera Interior Stateroom (Some Accessible)Interior Stateroom (Some Accessible)
          AWAW

          Single beds that can be converted into double bed (on request) except for wheelchair accessible staterooms. Spacious wardrobe. Bathroom with shower. Interactive TV. Telephone. Mini-bar and safe. Hair dryer.

        • MSC Opera Interior Stateroom - Bella ExperienceInterior Stateroom - Bella Experience
          AWAW

            COMFORT
          • Dream cruises on board modern ships with the Masters of the sea
          • Elegant cabins equipped with every convenience
            FOOD & WINE BENEFITS
          • Premium 20-hours-a-day buffet (gourmet menu for every moment of the day)
          • Wide variety of special restaurants serving Mediterranean and international dishes
            SPORTS & ACTIVITIES
          • Broadway-style theatre shows available almost every day
          • Pool area
          • Open-air sp

          • MSC Opera Interior Stateroom (Some Accessible)Interior Stateroom (Some Accessible)
            AWAW

            Single beds that can be converted into double bed (on request) except for wheelchair accessible staterooms. Spacious wardrobe. Bathroom with shower. Interactive TV. Telephone. Mini-bar and safe. Hair dryer.

          • MSC Opera Interior Stateroom - Fantastica ExperienceInterior Stateroom - Fantastica Experience
            AWAW

              COMFORT
            • Dream cruises on board modern ships with the Masters of the sea
            • Elegant cabins equipped with every convenience
            • Superior comfort ensured by free 24-hour room service (delivery is free)
            • Breakfast in your cabin (delivery + breakfast are free)
              FOOD & WINE BENEFITS
            • Premium 20-hours-a-day buffet (gourmet menu for every moment of the day)
            • Wide variety of special restaurants serving Mediterranean and international di

            • MSC Opera Oceanview StateroomOceanview Stateroom
              AWAW

              Single beds that can be converted into double bed (on request). Bathroom with shower. TV. Telephone. Mini-bar and safe. Hair dryer.

            • MSC Opera Oceanview Stateroom - Bella ExperienceOceanview Stateroom - Bella Experience
              AWAW

                COMFORT
              • Dream cruises on board modern ships with the Masters of the sea
              • Elegant cabins equipped with every convenience
                FOOD & WINE BENEFITS
              • Premium 20-hours-a-day buffet (gourmet menu for every moment of the day)
              • Wide variety of special restaurants serving Mediterranean and international dishes
                SPORTS & ACTIVITIES
              • Broadway-style theatre shows available almost every day
              • Pool area
              • Open-air sp

              • MSC Opera Oceanview StateroomOceanview Stateroom
                AWAW

                Single beds that can be converted into double bed (on request). Bathroom with shower. TV. Telephone. Mini bar and safe. Air conditioning. Outside Cabins: Approximately 140 sq. ft

              • MSC Opera Oceanview StateroomOceanview Stateroom
                AWAW

                Single beds that can be converted into double bed (on request). Bathroom with shower. TV. Telephone. Mini bar and safe. Air conditioning. Outside Cabins: Approximately 140 sq. ft

              • MSC Opera Oceanview Stateroom - Fantastica ExperienceOceanview Stateroom - Fantastica Experience
                AWAW

                  COMFORT
                • Dream cruises on board modern ships with the Masters of the sea
                • Elegant cabins equipped with every convenience
                • Superior comfort ensured by free 24-hour room service (delivery is free)
                • Breakfast in your cabin (delivery + breakfast are free)
                  FOOD & WINE BENEFITS
                • Premium 20-hours-a-day buffet (gourmet menu for every moment of the day)
                • Wide variety of special restaurants serving Mediterranean and international di

                • MSC Opera SuiteSuite
                  AWAW

                  Double bed that can be converted into two single beds (on request). Spacious wardrobe. Bathroom with tub. TV. Telephone. Mini-bar and safe. Hair dryer.

                • MSC Opera Suite - Aurea ExperienceSuite - Aurea Experience
                  AWAW

                    COMFORT
                  • Dream cruises on board modern ships with the Masters of the sea
                  • Elegant cabins equipped with every convenience
                  • Superior comfort ensured by free 24-hour room service (delivery is free)
                  • Breakfast in your cabin (delivery + breakfast are free)
                    FOOD & WINE BENEFITS
                  • Premium 20-hours-a-day buffet (gourmet menu for every moment of the day)
                  • Wide variety of special restaurants serving Mediterranean and international dishes
                  • MSC Opera Deluxe SuiteDeluxe Suite
                    AWAW

MSC Opera Photos


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MSC Opera travel42 Professional Ship Review


Built at France's Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in 2004, the midsize MSC Opera is a throwback to the days before gimmicky megaships. This Italian-owned ship emphasizes sociable lounges and a distinct cultural identity. The ambience is designed to recall grand Italian hotels, but such up-to-date amenities as an Internet cafe are available, too. Her modern decor uses lots of blond woods, solid colors and floral carpets, and a smattering of marble, brass and mirrors.

The 58,600-gross-ton Op...

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