The MSC Opera, a Lirica-class vessel, entered service in 2004 and underwent a major renaissance program in the summer of 2015. At 274.9 meters in length, it can accommodate 2150 passengers (with double occupancy). The public areas are colorful and tastefully decorated. The cabins are more classic with colorful accents. Since the last modernization, the ship has 197 new cabins, additional spacious public areas and new, flexible restaurant offerings. The ship was also equipped with a modern water park and new children’s areas.
The cabins are comfortably furnished and have a bathroom with shower and toilet, a minibar, TV, telephone and safe. The inside and outside cabins offer about 13 square meters, the balcony cabins already 15 square meters of space. The suites measure 27 square meters and are equipped with a bathtub instead of a shower.
On board the MSC Opera, it’s like landing in a modern and well-kept holiday hotel: Good food, a wide range of sports, comfortable cabins and many entertainment options. Even ig the atmosphere on board is relaxed and casual, festive wear is recommended on two evenings a week. Alternatively, you can also visit the buffet restaurant on these evenings where no formal clothings are recommended.
Food and Beverages
MSC Cruises is an Italian cruise line, which also influences the cuisine on board. In the main restaurants two meal times are usual. Overall, the kitchen is good and tasty. The MSC Opera has two great restaurants, La Caravella and L’Approdo as well as an open-air restaurant, the Il Patio. For a quick lunch, the cafeteria La Vele is recommended. Since the refurbishment the buffet is open 20 hours a day.
Sports, Wellness and Entertainment
On board there are many ways to spend your days. Guests seeking for active challenges or relaxation are in good hands in the large fitness and spa area with whirlpools, steam bath and much more. During the last modernization, the ship was equipped with an interactive water park for children and other children’s areas were modernized in cooperation with the brands Chicco and LEGO. So even the little ones will have an unforgettable time on board. For those who like to dance and celebrate there is a disco on board where they can dance the night away.
The European-Italian atmosphere makes the MSC Opera a lively and cheerful ship. But there are also quiet corners and places to relax on board. Also cruise newcomers feel very well on this ship. The price-performance ratio is good.