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MSC Opera | MSC Italian Cruises
cruise ship MSC Opera in Kiel harbor
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MSC Opera | MSC Italian Cruises
cruise ship MSC Opera in Kiel harbor
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MSC Opera | MSC Italian Cruises
stern view of cruise ship MSC Opera in Kiel harbor
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MSC OPERA FACTS

Description
The MSC Opera is a Mistral class cruise ship which can give you the authentic Italian luxury cruising experience. It boasts of old fashioned elegance, but it doesn’t disappoint today’s passengers either with its top-of-the-line modern amenities. The vessel is owned by Italy-based MSC Italian Cruises but the crew can speak perfectly in English. There are no amenities here for small children, and the clientele is largely all-adult.

Destinations
MSC Cruises doesn’t limit its destinations to a single vessel, or concentrate on certain areas of the world on specific season. Rather, all vessels, including the MSC Opera, get to travel to Northern Europe, South Africa, Middle East, the Caribbean, the Transatlantic, North America, and South America. The most popular cruises, though, are held in the summer and winter months. These are MSC Opera’s trips to the Mediterranean and the Northern parts of Europe.

History
Constructed in 2004, the vessel was built by Chantiers de l’Atlantique in Saint-Nazaire, France. It used to be the line’s flagship from 2004 to 2006 before this honor was turned over to the MSC Musica. It is a Mistral-class cruise ship and carries the flag of Panama. It closely resembles the MS Lirica.

Dining
There are three main, no-covers dining areas aboard this ship. The indoor restaurants include the L’Approndo and the La Caravella. If you feel like dining outdoors, you can also have your meals at the Il Patio. The Le Vele Cafeteria offers buffet lunches, but don’t serve big meals at any other time of the day. There are eight bars and lounges in the vessel for the passenger’s refreshments.

Entertainment
The MSC Opera’s theater can seat 713 passengers and it’s equipped with top-of-the-line sound systems and lighting. There is also a casino, a disco and a video gaming station. For those who would like to relax or keep fit, several sports facilities and a spa are also available onboard.

Cabins
There are four basic cabin types onboard the MSC Opera. There are two types of outside cabins. You can choose ones with balconies or ones with picture windows. Both are 13 square meters big. Some outside cabins with picture windows may have restricted views because of their position in the boat. Inside cabins are graded according to size. They can be 13 square meters to 21 square meters big. All cabins have private baths, air conditioning, and all the basic amenities like TVs, wardrobes, and telephones. There are also Suites with Balconies.

Related Cruise Ships
  MSC Armonia (MSC Italian Cruises)
  MSC Fantasia (MSC Italian Cruises)
  MSC Lirica (MSC Italian Cruises)
  MSC Magnifica (MSC Italian Cruises)
  MSC Melody (MSC Italian Cruises)
  MSC Musica (MSC Italian Cruises)
  MSC Orchestra (MSC Italian Cruises)
  MSC Poesia (MSC Italian Cruises)
  MSC Sinfonia (MSC Italian Cruises)
  MSC Splendida (MSC Italian Cruises)

Ship Summary
Operator:MSC Italian Cruises
Built by:Chantiers de l’Atlantique, Saint-Nazaire, France
Date Completed:2004
Gross Tonnage:59058
Length:251.25 m
Width:28.8 m
Decks:9
Passengers:1712
Crew:720
IMO:9250464