travel42 Cruise Ship Review: MSC Cruises MSC Opera

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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