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MSC Opera

MSC Opera

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Step aboard the MSC Opera and immerse yourself in the culture of Italy. From the ornate décor to the espresso bar to the ice-cream parlor featuring decadent handmade treats, both your eyes and taste buds are sure to be pleased. This grand ship greets you will a lavish marble entryway, huge windows allowing for an all-encompassing view of the open seas, and spacious staterooms for you and you travel companions. Get ready for the trip of a lifetime aboard a ship of immeasurable splendor!

MSC Opera mixes modern conveniences, old-time sophistication, and a family friendly atmosphere like no other ship on the high seas. All staterooms on board are spacious with many featuring private balconies.

MSC Opera provides two main restaurants, L’Approdo and La Carvella featuring seven-course Italian favorites, fresh fruit, and of course homemade bread. Beyond the main dining, there are restaurants that feature distinctive international flavor. Le Vele Cafeteria offers qualify and variety for all your favorite breakfast and lunch dishes.

After savoring all the food onboard, the family can unwind with a game of mini-golf or you can take a fitness class or two at the health center. Relax in the Arome Coffee bar with an expresso and a book or take the kids out for a treat with handmade Italian ice cream at the Ice Cream Bar on board. Dance the night away at the Byblos Disco or test your luck at Monte Carlo Casino.  There’s even a video game room for the kids (or the kid at heart). On the MSC Opera there is always something to be done, seen, or eaten.  You will never be bored aboard this spectacular ship.

MSC Opera Facts

Ship Class: Contemporary Class
Inaugural Year: 2004
Tonnage (GRT): 59,058
Country of Registration: Panama
Guest Occupancy*: 1,712
Crew: 720
Crew-to-Passenger Ratio: 1 to 2.4
Length: 824 feet
Beam: 94 feet
Passenger Decks: 9
Maximum Speed: 21 knots

Staterooms
Total: 856
Suites, with balcony: 28
Suites, without balcony: 0
Ocean View, with balcony: 174
Ocean View, without balcony: 295
Inside: 359

Accessible Staterooms: 5

Dining Type: Traditional

Casino: Yes

*Based on double occupancy
Ship Highlights

Mini Golf
While cruising aboard MSC Opera, grab the kids for the ultimate family-fun throwback: Mini Golf! There’s nothing like hitting a few hole-in-ones in the middle of the ocean. This is definitely a great photo moment to cherish for years to come.

Byblos
Get your groove on at Byblos, MSC Opera’s the late night disco. The party gets started at midnight and lasts until the wee hours of the morning. You’ll dance away the evening’s seven course meal in no time!

Library
Need some “me-time”? Take a break and find the library for a little peace and quiet away from all the hustle and bustle.  Take the afternoon off to enjoy a good book in this gem aboard MSC Opera. A place for adults to relax while kids play in the video game room.

MSC Opera Cruise Deals

Check out the cruise deals that we have available on MSC Opera cruises:
Low Price Guarantee on all Cruises

Huge Discounts on all MSC Opera Cruises!

Book any MSC cruise with us and you'll get a heavily discounted price, regardless of the ship or sail date! Because of our "Low Price Guarantee," nobody beats our MSC prices, so look around and you're sure to find the best MSC cruise deal possible when booking with us!
Cruise Sale

Kids Sail Free All Year Round on MSC Opera Cruises!

Yes, that's right - kids (ages 11 and under) sail FREE on every single MSC Opera cruise that's booked with us, while those that are 17 and under sail free on select MSC cruises. The kids must be the 3rd and/or 4th passenger in the stateroom to qualify for this offer.
No Booking Fees

No Booking Fees!

We do not charge booking fees on any cruises! You're sure to enjoy an affordable MSC Opera cruise when booking with us!
Senior Travel Deals

Senior Discounts on MSC Cruises!

We're pleased to offer exclusive Boomer+ rates on select 7-night or longer MSC cruises to the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Northern Europe and Transatlantic cruises. These exclusive rates, for reservations with at least one guest in the stateroom that's 50 and older at time of sailing, include:
♦ Special reduced pricing
♦ Up to a 2-category upgrade
♦ Reduced $100 per person deposit
♦ Combinable with MSC Club discount
♦ Combinable with military/civil service discount
Valid for new bookings on select sailings and stateroom types for residents of U.S. and Canada only. Offer is capacity-controlled, subject to availability, cannot be combined with any other promotion, and may be withdrawn without notice. Other restrictions apply. Offer Expires April 30, 2014.
MSC Military Rates

Military & Civil Service Discounts on MSC…up to 10% off!

For all retired and active U.S. & Canadian Military personnel, spouses, parents, parents-in-law and dependent children. Discounted rates are available to all retired and active Military personnel, including U.S. Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard, National Guard, Army Reserve and Department of Defense personnel. Qualifying guests must present a valid I.D. badge from their respective company at the time of booking.
♦ Only available for reservations made with us over the phone. Contact us for pricing or more details.
Offer expires December 31, 2013. Up to a 10% discount can be applied to the prevailing market and/or promotional rates based on ship & sailing date chosen. Up to 10% for balcony staterooms and suites. Up to 5% for inside and oceanview staterooms. This discount does not apply to Military (Civil Service) and/or Interline Rates issued through a dedicated promotional rate notice. Minimum of one qualifying person is required per stateroom. Offer cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion and may be withdrawn without notice. Offer is capacity controlled, subject to availability and restrictions apply. Not combinable with MSC Club Discount.
Our special offers on MSC Opera cruises may not be combinable. Certain restrictions apply to each offer. View terms and conditions during the online booking process.
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Pricing listed above is per person, based on double occupancy in the least expensive accommodations available, are subject to change, may not reflect the most recent pricing, and get updated daily at 4:00 am. Prices don't reflect discounts and special promotions that you may qualify for. Go to Step 3 of the online booking process to view the live pricing and latest sales. Government taxes and fees are additional (viewable on Step 5).
Jump to: Suites - Balconies - Oceanviews - Insides
Newly introduced by MSC, guests now have the opportunity of choosing not just their stateroom, but the experience they want. You have the choice of one of four Inclusive Experiences: Bella, Fantastica, Aurea, & MSC Yacht Club, all of which come with their own special services and amenities.
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Suite with Aurea Experience Suite with Aurea Experience (Category S3)
Approximate Size: 302 square feet
Located on: Deck 12

MSC Opera's most spacios suites are located in premier locations. You can wake up in the comfort of a double bed that can be converted into two single beds (on request) and draw back the curtains to glass doors to enjoy spectacular views from the balcony. These staterooms include spacious wardrobe, hair dryer, TV, telephone, bathroom with tub, mini bar and safe. Includes all the amenities of the Aurea Experience.
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Balcony Stateroom with Aurea Experience Balcony Stateroom with Aurea Experience (Category B3)
Approximate Size: 183 square feet
Located on: Deck 10

These accommodations feature a double bed that can be converted into two single beds (on request) with a private balcony to enjoy spectacular ocean views. These staterooms include wardrobe, hair dryer, TV, telephone, bathroom with shower, mini bar and safe. Includes all the amenities of the Aurea Experience.
Balcony Stateroom with Fantastica Experience Balcony Stateroom with Fantastica Experience (Category B2)
Approximate Size: 183 square feet
Located on: Decks 9 & 10

These accommodations feature a double bed that can be converted into two single beds (on request) with a private balcony to enjoy spectacular ocean views. These staterooms include wardrobe, hair dryer, TV, telephone, bathroom with shower, mini bar and safe. Includes all the amenities of the Fantastica Experience.
Balcony Stateroom with Bella Experience Balcony Stateroom with Bella Experience (Category B1)
Approximate Size: 183 square feet
Located on: Deck 9

These accommodations feature a double bed that can be converted into two single beds (on request) with a private balcony to enjoy spectacular ocean views. These staterooms include wardrobe, hair dryer, TV, telephone, bathroom with shower, mini bar and safe. Includes all the amenities of the Bella Experience.
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Oceanview with Fantastica Experience Oceanview with Fantastica Experience (Category O2)
Approximate Size: 140 square feet
Located on: Decks 8, 9 and 10

With the ocean in full view these staterooms of beautifully designed Italian luxury feel even more commodius. Features include single beds that can be converted into double beds (on request), hairdryer, bathroom with shower, TV, telephone, mini bar and safe. Includes all the amenities of the Fantastica Experience.
Oceanview with Bella Experience Oceanview with Bella Experience (Category O1)
Approximate Size: 140 square feet
Located on: Decks 7, 8, 9 and 10

With the ocean in full view these staterooms of beautifully designed Italian luxury feel even more commodius. Features include single beds that can be converted into double beds (on request), hairdryer, bathroom with shower, TV, telephone, mini bar and safe. Includes all the amenities of the Bella Experience.

Note: Some cabins on Deck 7 (Rigoletto Deck) may have restricted views. Please contact us for further details.

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Inside Stateroom with Fantastica Experience Inside Stateroom with Fantastica Experience (Category I2)
Approximate Size: 140 square feet
Located on: Decks 8, 9 and 10

It's like another world inside these private retreats, which boast 140 square feet of beautifully designed Italian luxury. Each stateroom features comfortable single beds that can be converted into double bed (on request), spacious wardrobe, bathroom with shower, hairdryer, TV, telephone, mini-bar, and safe. Includes all the amenities of the Fantastica Experience.
Inside Stateroom with Bella Experience Inside Stateroom with Bella Experience (Category I1)
Approximate Size: 140 square feet
Located on: Decks 7, 8 and 9

It's like another world inside these private retreats, which boast 140 square feet of beautifully designed Italian luxury. Each stateroom features comfortable single beds that can be converted into double bed (on request), spacious wardrobe, bathroom with shower, hairdryer, TV, telephone, mini-bar, and safe. Includes all the amenities of the Bella Experience.


All stateroom descriptions are subject to change. Photos provided are not guaranteed to accurately represent the room listed. Some staterooms in the same category may have different furniture arrangements or be a different size than listed. We reserve the right to correct errors. Please verify all details with the cruise line directly.

MSC Opera Deck Plans

Click a deck provided below to view it:

Select Deck
Deck 13 (Sun)
Deck 12 (La Bohème)
Deck 11 (Tosca)
Deck 10 (Turandot)
Deck 9 (Norma)
Deck 8 (La Traviata)
Deck 7 (Rigoletto)
Deck 6 (Otello)
Deck 5 (Aida)


Category Legend
S3 Suite with Aurea Experience
B3 Balcony with Aurea Experience
B2 Balcony with Fantastica Experience
B1 Balcony with Bella Experience
O2 Oceanview with Fantastica Experience
O1 Oceanview with Bella Experience*
I2 Inside with Fantastica Experience
I1 Inside with Bella Experience

* Note: Some category 01 staterooms on Deck 7 (Rigoletto Deck) may have restricted views. Please contact us for further details.




Deck Plan Key
Sofa Bed Sofa Bed
3rd Bed Bunk 3rd Bed is a Bunk
3rd/4th Bed Bunk 3rd and 4th Beds are Bunks
Connecting Staterooms Connecting Staterooms
Handicap Stateroom Stateroom for guests with disabilities


The deck plans of MSC Opera provided on this page are subject to change. We reserve the right to correct errors. Please verify all information with MSC Cruises directly.
Deck 6 (Otello)
MSC Opera Deck Plans

MSC Opera Photo Gallery

Here's a look at some of the highlights of MSC Opera:
For photos of staterooms, please click the accommodations tab provided above. Ship is subject to modifications.
MSC Aurea Spa
MSC Aurea Spa
Aroma Coffee Bar
Aroma Coffee Bar
L'Approdo Restaurant
L'Approdo Restaurant
La Caravella Restaurant
La Caravella Restaurant
La Cabala
La Cabala
Sotto Vento Pub
Sotto Vento Pub
Teatro dell'Opera
Teatro dell'Opera
Cotton Club
Cotton Club
Discoteca Byblos
Discoteca Byblos
Montecarlo Casino
Montecarlo Casino
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