MSC Cruise Destinations :
MSC Port Departures :
- Barcelona, Spain
- Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
- Copenhagen, Denmark
- Dover, England
- Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- Genoa, Italy
- Kiel, Germany
- Miami, Florida
- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Venice, Italy
Europe & the Mediterranean Cruises
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An elegant ship offering every conceivable comfort and a personality that will have you instantly hooked - this is MSC Opera
, a ship where MSC Cruises
has focussed all its experience in navigation and life onboard.
The 856 cabins, many with private balconies, are large and roomy.
The communal areas include the reception area, with its beautiful marble flooring and vast windows facing straight onto the sea.
Its geometrical shapes and the delicacy of its colours, which draw their inspiration from Art Deco, offer guests an elegant and unique setting.
Come and live this magnificent experience in the Western Mediterranean, onboard MSC Opera. Weekly departures from Genoa and Civitavecchia, from April to October. . Built at one of the most prestigious shipyards worldwide, Chantiers de l'Atlantique, the MSC Opera was clearly designed with Italian style in mind. Elegant and luxurious, the atmosphere on board is comparable to the best of Italian hotels. Joining the MSC Lirica, which launched in 2003, the sister ships are a gleaming reflection of our high standards of service, comfort and design.
The twelve decks of the MSC Opera contain every amenity for the enjoyment of our guests including a state-of-the-art fitness center, full-service spa and salon, tennis and volleyball courts, jogging track, golf course, two swimming pools and whirlpools, shopping gallery, multiple restaurants, internet cafe, theater, casino and night club.
The MSC Opera lives up to her name. Classic. Grand. Opulent. Just like an opera should be. A true sense of grandeur and spaciousness prevails both inside and out. The many cabins, some with private balconies, are roomy and comfortable. The public areas feature a sweeping marble reception area and airy open spaces with walls of windows overlooking sprawling decks. On board the MSC Opera, you will have the elegance, style and luxury of the Mediterranean throughout your voyage.
Join in the special excitement of participating in the debut sailings of the stunning MSC Opera for her Inaugural Mediterranean Season 2004.
MSC Opera Facts
Length: 763 ft.satellite TV minibar room safe radio 24-hour room service
Width: 84 ft.
Tonnages: 58,600 t.
Speed: 21 Knots
Passenger Acc.: 1,586
Cabins with private balcony: 132
Outside cabins: 389
Inside cabins: 272
Cabins for disabled passengers: 4
Total cabins: 795
All cabins have:
Pampering & Fitness
Pampering is all about choices. Have a healthy or hearty breakfast. Lounge around the deck leisurely or hit the courts competitively. Take advantage of our spa services to get completely revitalized, restored and refreshed.
For the body...
Maintain your regular fitness program or try a new one?our fitness coordinators will gladly show you around the jogging track, the swimming pools and guide you through the workout room's free weights, treadmills, stationary bikes and other strength and endurance equipment. Our fitness programs, led by certified instructors, have a daily schedule of classes such as aerobics, stretch and yoga as well as toning classes that zone in on specific spots?including the mind.
Get the full beauty treatment with a haircut or manicure & pedicure from our salon. Dig a little deeper with muscle and mind-melting massages to relax from top to bottom. Purify and balance your skin with intensive complexion-cleansing facials that exfoliate, extract and hydrate. Sink into the jacuzzi, slip into the sauna or step into the steam room for a few minutes to help dissolve any tension that remains.
For the mind...
Stimulate your intellect with our enrichment-at-sea programs. You don't need to be on land to make discoveries and learn something new on a cruise. From Italian language lessons to guest lectures on a variety of topics, computer program or Internet lessons to cooking classes, we offer a host of educational and informational seminars and classes. We have guest lecturers on board every cruise, experts in various industries, respected historians, academics, artists, writers and musicians. The discussion might be on foreign films, art history, architecture, design, theater, literature, health, current events or food and wine. Our educational programs are challenging, instructive and take place in any student's dream classroom setting.
Spa & Health
On board the MSC Opera, you'll find fluffy towels and plush robes for the steam room and sauna, delicate flower petals and warm lighting in your massage room and all new, state-of-the-art fitness equipment in the gym. Right near the luxurious private spa treatment rooms, there is a relaxation and meditation area surrounded by glass overlooking the open ocean. Furnished with small teak beds and located on the top deck of the ship, it is the perfect place for some quiet time to rest and rejuvenate.
Our beauty treatments blend the best of ancient and modern practices incorporating elements of natural minerals, healing salts and aromatherapy to modern methods such as electronic stimulation. Our health center offers specialized treatments targeted for various purposes including anti-wrinkle facial treatments, firming and exfoliating all-over body treatments and several types of massage incorporating shiatsu, reflexology and sports therapy. Our salon offers the full range of services from cuts and coloring to make-up application and waxing.
From breakfast in the morning to the midnight buffet, there are several dining options available on board. Have brunch delivered to the privacy of your stateroom, enjoy a casual outdoor lunch by the pool from the grill or pizzeria and sample a variety of snacks during the afternoon and evening.
Dinner is always a special occasion?the Italian meal itself is an art form! Traditional Italian cuisine is home cooking, la cucina casalinga, amateur cooking?from amare, cooking with love. Like our warm service, the spirit of our cuisine is always hospitable.
During our renowned seven-course dinner menu, experience the zest of flavors and gaiety of colors from an authentic Mediterranean cucina?garlic, olives, basil, red pepper and tomatoes?in our traditional family recipes. Our well-trained dining staff serves regional specialties creatively prepared from scratch by our chefs as well as classic favorites.
Wine connoisseurs will savor the selections or cap dinner off with a cappuccino or espresso. Afterwards, dessert! From Italian treats of tiramisu and cannolis to your favorite cakes, pastries and tarts! If you're celebrating a special occasion?a birthday, retirement, honeymoon or anniversary?do it with classic operatic drama: a cake, some bubbly and an Italian serenade.
Leisure & Entertainment
What to do, what to do? Each day brings different activities. Sleep in or wake up early. Stroll around the deck or run on the jogging track. Get refreshed with a swim or relaxed in the whirlpool. Work out at the gym or try out one of the aerobic and step classes offered on board. Join in a game of cards, table tennis or shuffleboard or play a game of tennis or volleyball. The library is stocked with books for your perusal. Our cinema features recently released and classic movies. There?s the Internet Cafe to email friends and family with updates throughout your journey, duty-free shopping boutiques, a video arcade and a card room?or you can enjoy the simple pleasure of lounging on a deck chair under the warmth of the sun sipping tropical drinks.
After dinner, let MSC Cruises entertain you. The lounges have bands playing music for all tastes from pianists and string quartets to pop, rock and oldies. Many of our nightly shows have an accent of the Mediterranean?vivid Flamenco dancers from Spain or historical glances back to Old Europe.
Next, it's time for Vegas. We'll keep your glass filled as you test your luck with poker, roulette or blackjack in the casino. After a visit to the midnight buffet for a late-night snack, have one more dance or slip away to the privacy of your stateroom with the promise of another perfect day ahead.