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A refined style, precious materials and attention to detail make MSC Opera a cruise ship that really is something to sing about! She is built along more classic lines than her sisters in the Musica and Fantasia classes, making for a special atmosphere on board while enabling you to visit those destinations that are inaccessible to larger vessels.

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Reviews for MSC Opera

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MSC Opera Customer Reviews

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By Emily on 24/03/2022

Brilliant cruise was our Honeymoon, we had such a fantastic time on the ship and going on all the fabulous excursions

Dining

The gourmet dining on board is out of this world, offering an ever-changing array of Mediterranean and international specialties,

not forgetting authentic Italian pizza, freshly prepared from the finest ingredients to delight your palate.

L'Approdo Restaurant

L'Approdo Restaurant is located on deck 6.

Features

  • Experience: Cover
  • Food type: Varies

La Caravella Restaurant

La Caravella Restaurant is located on deck 5.

Features

  • Experience: Cover
  • Food type: Varies

II Patio Pizza & Pasta

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

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Casual

Le Vele Self Service Buffet

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

Features

  • Experience: Cover
  • Food type: Buffet
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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

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Gelato
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Vitamin Bar

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

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Healthy

Entertaining

Choose from a superb selection of leisure and entertainment options throughout each day and night of your cruise. Whatever your preference, from watching spectacular shows or playing video games to shopping or working out, you’ll always be able to find the ideal activity to satisfy your desire.

Teatro Dell'Opera

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

Features

  • Theatre

Med Pearl Casino

Our casinos are elegantly designed, featuring games for all types of players. You’ll be able to try your hand at Roulette or Blackjack, challenge yourself at one of our Poker tables, or choose among a variety of slot machines.

Features

  • Casino

Byblos Discoteca

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

Features

  • Nightclub

La Cabala Piano Bar & Lounge

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

Features

  • Bar

The Card Room

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

Features

  • Games Room

Sottovento Pub

Sottovento Pub is located on deck 5.

Features

  • Bar

Piazza di Spagna Lounge

Piazza di Spagna Lounge is located on deck 5.

Features

  • Lounge
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Lo Spinnaker Pool Bar

Lo Spinnaker Pool Bar is located on deck 11.

Features

  • Bar
  • Pool Deck

Cotton Club

Cotton Club is located on deck 6.

Features

  • Lounge
  • Musicians

Coffee Bar

Coffee Bar is located on deck 6.

Features

  • Bar

Le Piscine and Doremi Spray Park

If a bit of poolside therapy sounds like your idea of heaven, look no further than one of our numerous swimming pools to get your fill of sun and relaxation, while our pool attendants can cater to your every need.

Features

  • Waterpark
  • Pool Deck
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Arcade

While away a few enjoyable hours of game play at the Arcade on board the ship. Pit your wits and skill against those of your friends in any number of typical arcade options, including video games, pinball and more. Great fun guaranteed.

Features

  • Arcade
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White Party

It’s all white for a night with dazzling décor and costumes to suit the theme, plus a special performance starring our theatre cast.

Features

  • Activity
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MSC Factor

Think you’ve got what it takes to be a star in our on-board talent competition, The MSC Factor? Then come and showcase what you can do in the most exciting talent show at sea. Whatever your specific talent may be, don’t be shy – come and show the world what it’s been missing.

Features

  • Activity
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Master Chef

The world's best-loved food show awaits you on the MSC Cruises fleet! Experience the adrenaline-fuelled creativity of an extraordinary on-board cooking competition for adults and junior guests.

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  • Activity
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Sailaway Party

A start-of-the-cruise event celebrating the ship's departure, led by the Entertainment Team and Dancers in a spectacular Costume Parade.

Features

  • Activity
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Beer Festival

Fun-packed festive celebrations with a Bavarian flair - decorations, costumes, games, music and of course beer. There’s even a Master of Beer competition and a 6-metre-tall inflatable beer mug.

Features

  • Activity

MSC Logo Shop

Infuse your cruise with gifts that spark magical memories of your voyage across the waves! Navigate the MSC Logo Shop for everything from gadgets to books and novelty gifts! You’ll also find MSC’s very own DOREMI Mascot right here in the MSC Shop.

Features

  • Shop

Fashion Boutique

Browse the latest collections for men, women and children, plus an array of accessories for all tastes. Enjoy the expert guidance of our staff, here to help you find something for the special people in your life, whatever their age and taste!

Features

  • Shop
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Accessories

Top Italian brands such as Armani, Coccinelle, Furla and Fusaro feature alongside international names like Radley London, Calvin Klein, Lacoste, Tommy Hilfiger and Ralph Lauren.

Here you are sure to find serious sartorial inspiration for bags and accessories!

Features

  • Shop
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Duty Free

Discover everything the Duty Free shop has to offer, all at tax and duty-free prices*.

You can choose between top-flight international tobacco products, technology products, fine wines, chocolate, make up and travel essentials.

Our expert staff can provide you with all the help you need to make the perfect choice.

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  • Shop

Photo Shop

Smile! Our professional team of photographers constantly roam the ship, capturing wonderful memories every day. Be sure to stroll through the Photo Gallery daily, so you don’t miss one of their great shots of you and your loved ones enjoying your cruise.

Features

  • Shop
  • Photographers
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Photo Portrait

A dedicated Studio Photographer will provide you with a unique photo opportunity to capture the special moments of your cruise. During a private consultation you will be presented with the best locations around the ship so you can choose where your photoshoot will take place. Every photo will be taken with top of the line equipment by our highly-skilled, studio photographer using creative lighting techniques. Pictures will be re-touched and edited, and printed on premium photo paper. After your session choose from our different packages and take home lasting memories.

Features

  • Photographers

Enrichment

Seek the extraordinary and make your cruise holiday an unforgettable adventure.

We offer an incredible choice of shore excursions to suit every taste: whether you prefer adventure, nature, culture or history, we’ve designed something for you and the whole family.

From Culture & History and our breathtaking Scenic Routes, to our Active & Adventure tours and the discovery of Natural Wonders, to Sea & Sun’s relax, our Something Special experiences and our Accessible Tours, you can enjoy the treasures of each destination in your preferred way.

We’ve also established the MSC Family Explorer Club, Excursions Explorer Package and MSC Bike Adventours, which are unique to our line and available on selected MSC Cruises' itineraries.

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Bike Tours

One of the best ways to explore a city is from the seat of a bicycle. Hit the road on your next MSC Cruise on a MSC BIKE ADVENTOURS experience.

See, hear, smell and feel the destination like never before. You’re guaranteed to leave with a deeper connection.

Features

  • Tour
  • Bikes
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Sustainable Shore Excursions: MSC Protectours

What are Protectours

We are committed to preserving a beautiful world for future generations to enjoy. By focusing on environmental sustainability, PROTECTOURS contribute to that vital goal. 70% of the tours involve activities with zero environmental impact – like walking, cycling, or kayaking – while others make a direct contribution to the environment, for example, tree planting or beach cleaning. So, you can enjoy original insights into the natural world while preserving its beauty and helping to ensure a greener future!

A world of amazing experiences

PROTECTOURS offer you unforgettable experiences in close contact with nature and communities in a variety of environments around the world. Local guides, with an expertise in wildlife or traditions, will help you save baby sea turtles in the Caribbean, clean the desert in Abu Dhabi, explore Iceland by horseback, or immerse yourself in Corfu’s beautiful countryside and the magical world of bees.

MSC Cruises and the environment

Our love and respect for the marine environment are reflected in our certified eco-ships, with their innovative systems for energy saving, waste treatment and recycling. Naturally, our commitment to the environments extends to our onshore activities too. PROTECTOURS is not only a way to offer our guests a variety of eco-friendly shore excursions, but also a means of encouraging our onshore partners to develop tours that pay ever more attention to environmental sustainability. Just one example is that no single-use plastic or other items are accepted on these tours.

Features

  • Excursions
  • Kayaks
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MSC Family Explorer Club

MSC Family Explorer Club

Explore the destination together on a fun filled family adventure, inspired by history and designed to cover all the highlights.

Family friendly programming

Tours typically start later in the morning, are shorter in duration and are accompanied by expert guides and story tellers

Tours that the whole family can enjoy

Each experience is developed to keep both children entertained while also providing an enriching and educational experience for adults

Family-Friendly Prices 50% off

Children tickets are always half-price

Peace of Mind

When you choose an MSC Family Explorer Club you can relax in the knowledge that all our tours are operated by carefully selected partners who can easily make contact with your ship throughout the day.

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  • Tour
  • Excursions
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Easy & Accessible Excursions

Explore each destination at your own pace

Our Easy & Accessible Tours make exploring comfortable for everyone!

These tours allow slow walkers, wheelchair, scooter users and any guests that like to leisurely explore, to visit the best each destination has to offer on easy tours created just for them. Through specifically selected itineraries and specially designed tours, guests will be able to enjoy step free routes at their own pace, experiencing the wonders of our destinations in total comfort. Special needs vehicles will be available to accommodate small groups, and tours itineraries will always include access to special needs restrooms.

Please note that vehicles and their wheelchair & scooter requirements (width, height, weight) vary from tour to tour so make sure to carefully check the specific requirements within each tour description.

Features

  • Excursions

Health and fitness

Relaxing, feeling healthy and looking your best is all part of the MSC Cruises experience.

Treat yourself to a soothing sauna, a traditional Balinese massage or a high-tech beauty treatment during your cruise in our MSC Aurea Spa.

Book one of our Spa & Beauty Packages now and take advantage of our pre-boarding rates.

MSC Aurea Spa

MSC Aurea Spa boasts an exotic interior of natural stone, precious woods and rich mosaics, and is equipped with specific and massage treatment suites. Being pampered by a traditional Balinese Massage is a truly unique experience. Thanks to a blend of scented essences and aromatic oils, your body is enveloped in an endlessly peaceful and relaxing aura.

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  • Spa
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Power Walking Track

Enjoying time off on your cruise doesn’t need to mean letting your fitness routine slide, so gear up and rendezvous with the power walking and jogging track on deck to get your daily exercise fix while also savouring outstanding ocean views.

Features

  • Jogging or Walking Track
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Top 13 Exclusive Solarium

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

Features

  • Solarium
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Medi Spa Center

Relaxing on one of our ships will do wonders for you, but we also have a few secrets on board to help you look and feel even better. Make the most of our range of safe and effective Anti-Ageing treatments and return from your cruise visibly rejuvenated.

Features

  • Spa
  • Wellness
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Thermal Area

Get a lasting sensation of absolute wellbeing that will accompany you well beyond your cruise. All our ships are equipped with a Thermal Area where you can enjoy a soothing sauna, a relaxing steam or an invigorating whirlpool bath.

Features

  • Whirlpool/Jacuzzi
  • Wellness

Beauty Salon

You can enjoy the expertise of highly specialised staff in aesthetic treatments to offer you excellent results and improve the relaxing effects of your cruise. Customize your cruise with the best treatments for your body. Unwind and feel fantastic!

Features

  • Salon
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Hair Salon

Refresh your look with a new hairstyle! There are different packages which include a personalised shampoo & conditioning mask, a haircut and a single process colour treatment. Leave the salon styled and ready for a great evening onboard.

Features

  • Salon
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Minigolf

You’ll need to combine hand-to-eye coordination with a deft, light touch to get around our entertaining open-air Minigolf course on board the ship. Get together with your friends and family to see who has what it takes to be crowned the Minigolf King or Queen.

Features

  • Golf
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Gym by TechnoGym®

Fitted with authentic TechnoGym® equipment and featuring panoramic ocean views, the on-board Gym is the place to be for all those who take their fitness regime seriously. Hone your physique with a full set of TechnoGym® apparatus every day of your cruise to look better than ever before.

Features

  • Gym
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Basketball

Come to the outdoor Basketball court at the Sport Center for a chance to hang out with friends, have fun shooting hoops and enjoy a full-body workout at the same time. You may not make the latest line-up of the Harlem Globetrotters, but you’re sure to have a great time.

Features

  • Sports Court
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Tennis Court

Anyone for tennis? Play to your heart’s content at the outdoor tennis court of our on-board Sport Center. Tennis is ideal for getting some healthy activity, honing your hand-to-eye coordination and having loads of fun. Game, set and match to you.

Features

  • Sports Court
  • Tennis

Kids and teens

MSC family cruises are designed for parents and children to enjoy fun times together and quality time separately. That's why we’re proud to have built a renowned reputation as a company that knows how to create the best cruises for kids.

Today we continue to deliver on that reputation by paying extra attention to the needs of children, tweens, teens and their parents: so book your cruise and immerse in a World of Discovery!

Accommodation

Guests can choose from a wide variety of elegant accommodation, including family options, suites and cabins with a balcony or ocean view.

Suite

  • Surface approx. 23 sqm, balcony approx 5 sqm, deck 12
  • Balcony
  • Sitting area with sofa
  • Spacious Wardrobe
  • Bathroom with bathtub, vanity area with hairdryer
  • Comfortable double or single beds (on request)
  • TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar

Size, layout and furniture may vary from that shown (within the same cabin category)

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Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • Suite Benefits
  • Wi-Fi (Additional Cost)
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
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Balcony

  • Surface approx. 13 sqm, Balcony approx 3 sqm, deck 9-10
  • Sitting area with sofa
  • Bathroom with shower, vanity area with hairdryer
  • Comfortable double or single beds (on request)
  • TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar
  • Choose the cabin type that best suits you: Balcony Aurea (best ship positions, surface approx 13 sqm, deck 9-10) Junior Balcony (surface approx 13 sqm, deck 9-10)

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Features

  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Lounge Area
  • Vanity Area
  • Room Service Available
  • Paid Mini Bar
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi (Additional Cost)
  • Telephone
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Ocean View

  • Surface approx 12-22 sqm, deck 7-10
  • Window with sea view
  • Relaxing armchair
  • Bathroom with shower, vanity area with hairdryer
  • Comfortable double or single beds (on request)
  • TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar
  • Choose the cabin type that best suits you: Premium Ocean view (surface approx 22 sqm, Deck 9) Junior Ocean view (surface approx 12-13 sqm, deck 7-10) Junior Ocean View with obstructed view (surface approx 12-13 sqm, Deck 7)

Size, layout and furniture may vary from that shown (within the same cabin category)

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Features

  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi (Additional Cost)
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk
  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Telephone
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Interior

  • Surface approx 12-13 sqm, deck 7-10
  • Relaxing armchair
  • Bathroom with shower, vanity area and hairdryer
  • Comfortable double or single beds (on request)*
  • TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar

*Cabins for guests with disabilities or reduced mobility have single beds only

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Features

  • King or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi (Additional Cost)
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk

Deck plans

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Deck 13 - Sun Deck

  • Sun Deck
  • Mini Golf
  • Top 13 Exclusive Solarium
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Deck 12 - La Bohème

  • Power Walking Track
  • Shuffleboard
  • Byblos Discoteca
  • Young Club
  • Junior Club
  • Deluxe Suite Aurea
  • Lift
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Deck 11 - Tosca

  • Le Vele Buffet Restaurant
  • II Patio Hamburger Paradise
  • II Patio Pizza & Pasta
  • II Patio Outside Cafeteria
  • Doremy Spray Park
  • Le Piscine
  • Lo Spinnaker Pool Bar
  • The Italian Ice Cream Bar
  • The Vitamin Bar
  • Mini Club
  • Baby Club
  • Thermal Suite
  • Massage Rooms
  • Relaxation Room
  • MSC Aurea Spa
  • Gym
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Deck 10 - Turandot

  • Lift
  • Junior Ocean View with Obstructed View Cabin
  • Balcony Aurea Cabin
  • Junior Balcony Cabin
  • Junior Interior Cabin
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Deck 9 - Norma

  • Lift
  • Premium Ocean View Cabin
  • Junior Ocean View with Obstructed View Cabin
  • Balcony Aurea Cabin
  • Junior Balcony Cabin
  • Junior Interior Cabin
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Deck 8 - La Traviata

  • Lift
  • Deluxe Interior Cabin
  • Junior Ocean View with Obstructed View Cabin
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Deck 7 - Rigoletto

  • Lift
  • Medical Center
  • Junior Ocean View Cabin
  • Junior Ocean View with Obstructed View Cabin
  • Junior Interior Cabin
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Deck 6 - Otello

  • L'Approdo Restaurant
  • Video Games Arcade
  • Lift
  • Mini Lab
  • Photo Gallery
  • Photo Shop
  • Teen Club
  • La Cabala Piano Bar
  • Shopping Area
  • Med Pearl Casino
  • Cotton Club
  • Aroma Coffee Bar
  • Teatro dell'Opera
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Deck 5 - Aida

  • Lift
  • La Caravella Restaurant
  • Piazza di Spagna Lounge
  • Shopping Area
  • Shore Excursion Office
  • Voyagers Club Info Point
  • Reception
  • Guest Services
  • Sottovento Pub
  • Teatro dell'Opera
  • The Card Room
  • Internet Point
  • Library