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    Jan 2004
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    Jan 2015
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MSC Opera overview

Since its christening by Godmother Sophia Loren, the MSC Opera has lived up to the connotations of its name: timeless, opulent, and grand. A sweeping marble reception area welcomes guests onboard with panoramic windows overlooking the sea. Many of the 878 spacious staterooms include private balconies. After an invigorating fitness workout on state-of-the-art equipment, don a plush robe and get pampered in a private room of the luxurious spa. Dining is a delight, with a pair of restaurants, a pizzeria, and a grill offering sumptuous traditional Italian cuisine. And by the time the curtain falls in Teatro Dell 'Opera, you will know the warmth of true Italian hospitality.

MSC Opera ratings:

  • Cabin / Stateroom 3.3
  • Children's Programs 2.6
  • Destinations and Excursions 3.6
  • Embarkation and Disembarkation 4.6
  • Entertainment 2.7
  • Food and Dining 2.2
  • Onboard Activities 2.5
  • Service and Staff 3.0
  • Ship Quality 3.0

MSC Opera cabins

1075 cabins and 19 cabin categories.

Inside Cabin


(2 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 140 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $68/night
Oceanview Cabin


(1 Review)
Avg. Size: 140 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $83/night
Balcony Cabin


(1 Review)
Avg. Size: 183 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $120/night
Suite Cabin


Avg. Size: 302 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $221/night

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MSC Opera dining

Ice Cream Bar

Ice Cream Bar

Il Patio Buffet

Il Patio Buffet

L'Approdo Restaurant

L'Approdo Restaurant

La Caravella Restaurant

La Caravella Restaurant

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MSC Opera onboard activities

Opera Theatre

Opera Theatre

Pool Bar

Pool Bar

La Cabala Piano Bar

La Cabala Piano Bar

Sotto Vento Pub

Sotto Vento Pub

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60 MSC Opera Reviews

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Worse cruise ever taken by jekyllhyde

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: MSC Opera / Destination: Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

Most cities were beautiful and glad I visited such as Kotor, Mykonos & Santorini, Corfu. Bari was OK not great. Excursions were not worth the money. Service as absolutely terrible. Will never take a MSC cruise again!!

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Read The Reviews First.... by jaymart

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: MSC Opera / Destination: Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

We are heavy cruisers ( 28 to date ). This is the first time the service was not to part. With other cruise lines, the bar attendants will chase you down to purchase drinks by the pool side. With this sailing ( and I'm sure with other MSC ) I would need to go to the bar and wait a minimal of 30 mins to be served with the crowd of people standing in line. There are no smiles from the other employees. They're just there for a pay check.

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Expected more by olya

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: MSC Opera / Destination: Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

This was my 10th cruise and it was disappointing to realize that MSC has a long way to go. The best part of it was the itinerary. Services at excursion desk were the worst. No one there knows what they are talking about. Tried to book the excursion with them in Turkey but they didn't have it in English just French and German. There would rather give you wrong information then say they don't know the answer. The ship is very plain. Bathroom was very small and the shower is tiny. Food is almost the same every day. No sandwiches just pizza 24 hours and it's the only place to get tea or coffe after 10 pm. Shows are just Ok. Dancers could be a lot better. Service in the restaurant was the best but the food could have a better variety. One thing that was nice no one was pushing to buy drinks at the pool and there were plenty of chairs for everyone. Overall it's the European line and it shows in their standards. People are not as friendly and they don't seem like they care. 

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17 MSC Opera tips


Jul 27, 2014

The pizza is the best thing on the ship.


Jun 06, 2013

Publish different starting ports


Sep 05, 2020

Explore the ship we found things on the last day

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