Launched in 2004 as part of MSC's Lirica class of ships, the Opera offers everything you could possibly want from a cruise liner, with some of the finest onboard entertainment, dining and other facilities in the world. The name is a reflection of the vessel's Italian origins, and provides a clue to the classy ambience that awaits passengers once they board. In short, this is a ship for those who enjoy the finer things in life.
In terms of accommodation, the MSC Opera offers a huge range of rooms to suit all tastes, budgets and needs, and provides the ultimate in comfort and luxury for every passenger. All cabins are spacious and tastefully furnished, with the larger suites coming with their own balcony and floor-to-ceiling windows, thus providing the most spectacular ocean views possible.
With a shopping arcade, several spas and health centres, two swimming pools and a wealth of other onboard amenities, the MSC Opera allows passengers to enjoy the holiday of their dreams, with plenty of scope to be as active or as idle as they like. What's more, the vessel is world-renowned for its first-rate cuisine, making this the perfect all-round ship that offers a truly fantastic experience and incredible value for money.
With this being an Italian ship, it's unsurprising that food is something of a priority onboard the MSC Opera, and passengers will find an extensive range of dining options to choose from. Classy eateries like La Caravella Restaurant provide the very best Italian cuisine at sea, while those looking for something a little simpler will find everything they could ever need at the breakfast and lunch buffets.
In short, passengers are able to dine at their own convenience, safe in the knowledge that all food served onboard the MSC Opera is of the very highest standard.
There is loads to do on this amazing ship, so however you like to spend your free time, you're sure to find something that interests you. An evening at the Teatro del'Opera, for instance, is always a memorable experience, while those who want to party until the wee hours will be able to do just that at the onboard nightclub.
The Lei & Lui Boutique, meanwhile, is the place to be for a pampering or to simply relax in the Jacuzzi.
There are also several bars and a casino for those who want to socialise.