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Ship: MSC Opera  
Departure: Monday, October 25, 2021
Nights: 20 nights
Departs: Venice
Returns: Dubai
One Way Trip
One
way trip
Duration
20
Nights
Days at Sea
7
Sea Days
Ports
12
Ports
Countries Visted
9
Countries
  • Itinerary

    Ports of call

    To find out more about the itinerary for this cruise, select the itinerary items below.

    Day Date Port of Call Arrival Departure
    1 Monday, October 25, 2021 Venice, Italy Embark 6:00 PM
    View of Venice, Italy

    Located at the head of the Adriatic Sea between the mouths of the Piave and Po Rivers, an intricate web of 118 tiny islands and canals make up the enchanting city of Venice in Italy. Considered to be an extremely beautiful and romantic destination, it is not surprising that Venice has played an important role in the history of symphonic and operatic music. One must take a gondola ride along some of the over 150 canals, including the Grand Canal. Be amazed at the numerous bridges – such as the Rialto bridge – and absorb the glorious renaissance architecture with its panorama of superbly detailed facades. Read more about Venice, Italy

    2 Tuesday, October 26, 2021 Split, Croatia 10:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Split, Croatia

    Split, in Croatia, is a busy port on the shores of the Mediterranean and has numerous ferries operating to and from nearby islands. It is also a popular tourist resort with beaches and pleasant promenades. Venetian, Gothic and Renaissance houses and several medieval churches add architectural interest. Split is also one of the oldest cities in the area, and is traditionally considered to be 1,700 years old. Read more about Split, Croatia

    3 Wednesday, October 27, 2021 At Sea
    4 Thursday, October 28, 2021 Athens, Greece 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Athens, Greece

    Athens, the capital and largest city of Greece, is also one of the world's oldest cities with an unparalleled history that spans around 3,400 years. Experiencing long periods of sunshine throughout the year, and known as "the cradle of Western civilisation", it is a 'must-see' destination for world travellers. The city contains a fascinating variety of different architectural styles, ranging from Greco-Roman through Neo-Classical, to Modern. They are usually all found together in the same areas, as a walk through the old neighbourhoods of the famous historic triangle will reveal. Read more about Athens, Greece

    5 Friday, October 29, 2021 Heraklion, Crete, Greece 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Heraklion, Crete, Greece

    Heraklion is the largest urban centre in Crete, the capital of the region, and the economic centre of this Greek Island. It is a town with modern buildings, but it is probably the surrounding area of amazing beaches, delightful villages, and impressive gorges that accord it its popularity. Heraklion is home to some of Greece's most important archaeological sites. Just five kilometres south of Heraklion is Knossos, one of the most important archaeological sites in Europe, and remains the legendary centre of the Minoan civilization from 1900 to 1400 BC. Read more about Heraklion, Crete, Greece

    6 Saturday, October 30, 2021 Rhodes, Greece 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
    View of Rhodes, Greece

    Rhodes is the principal city of the island of the same name, situated in the Aegean Sea. It is renowned for having the longest summer of any of the Greek islands. It is famous for being the site of the Colossus of Rhodes - one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World - as well as being the home of the Citadel of Rhodes, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe. The capital itself is very beautiful. Read more about Rhodes, Greece

    7 Sunday, October 31, 2021 Limassol, Cyprus 10:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Limassol, Cyprus

    Limassol, located on Akrotiri Bay on the southern coast of Cyprus, is widely known for its long cultural tradition and offers tourists a wide spectrum of activities, as well as a number of museums, and archaeological sites. A series of public sculptures, created by renowned artists from Greece, Cyprus, Israel, Germany and Egypt, are found along 1.6 km of seafront reclaimed land, and are appreciated by all visitors. If time permits, visit the ancient city kingdom of Amathus to explore the ruins and its ancient port. The large seaside resort at Akrotiri Bay on the sunny southern coast offers a range of energetic festivals. Read more about Limassol, Cyprus

    8 Monday, November 1, 2021 Suez Canal - Transit, Egypt 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
    View of Suez Canal - Transit, Egypt

    Located in Egypt to the west of the Sinai Peninsula, the Suez Canal, measuring 163 km in length and 300 metres width at its narrowest point, serves as a two-way water transportation route between Europe and Asia. Almost 8 per cent of the total world's shipping is controlled by the Suez Canal. It essentially comprises two parts, north and south of the Great Bitter Lake that acts as a buffer to the canal, protecting it from the effects of tidal currents. A second parallel canal is planned for 2017/2019, at a cost of US$4 billion. Read more about Suez Canal - Transit, Egypt

    9 Tuesday, November 2, 2021 Suez Canal - Transit, Egypt 3:00 PM 3:00 PM
    View of Suez Canal - Transit, Egypt

    Located in Egypt to the west of the Sinai Peninsula, the Suez Canal, measuring 163 km in length and 300 metres width at its narrowest point, serves as a two-way water transportation route between Europe and Asia. Almost 8 per cent of the total world's shipping is controlled by the Suez Canal. It essentially comprises two parts, north and south of the Great Bitter Lake that acts as a buffer to the canal, protecting it from the effects of tidal currents. A second parallel canal is planned for 2017/2019, at a cost of US$4 billion. Read more about Suez Canal - Transit, Egypt

    10 Wednesday, November 3, 2021 Eilat, Israel 8:00 AM 11:00 PM
    View of Eilat, Israel

    Eilat is Israel's southernmost city, a busy port as well as a popular resort, located at the northern tip of the Red Sea in the Gulf of Eilat/Aqaba. The Egyptian village of Taba is 9km to the south, the Jordanian port city of Aqaba 5km to the east, and Saudi Arabia is visible 22km to the south across the gulf. Known for snorkelling and diving, Coral Beach Nature Reserve has buoy-marked underwater trails among fish-filled reefs. Nearby Coral World Underwater Observatory Marine Park has a glass-enclosed observation centre submerged offshore. Read more about Eilat, Israel

    11 Thursday, November 4, 2021 Aqaba, Jordan 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Aqaba, Jordan

    Aqaba, in the far south of Jordan, is the country’s only port city and, due to the rich coral reefs in the Gulf, is one of the top scuba diving destinations in the world. Cooled by a steady northerly breeze, and ringed by mountains that change in colour with the change of hours, many visitors simply just relax on the sandy beaches. Aqaba is the port for the 3800 year-old ‘hidden city’ of Petra, 100 km to the north. Expect 20 tour coaches to meet your ship for a Petra tour! Read more about Aqaba, Jordan

    12 Friday, November 5, 2021 At Sea
    13 Saturday, November 6, 2021 At Sea
    14 Sunday, November 7, 2021 At Sea
    15 Monday, November 8, 2021 At Sea
    16 Tuesday, November 9, 2021 Salalah, Oman 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Salalah, Oman

    Salalah, which lies in the southern Dhofar region, is the second largest city in Oman, and is known for its glorious history, heritage, rich culture, traditions and wonders of nature. The beautiful beaches are also very popular, with scuba diving and bird watching favourite tourist activities. Not surprisingly, it is known as the ‘Stunning Jewel’ of Oman. Don’t miss Wadi Darbat, a natural park with majestic views of waterfalls, lakes, mountains, wildlife, and lush green vegetation. Read more about Salalah, Oman

    17 Wednesday, November 10, 2021 At Sea
    18 Thursday, November 11, 2021 At Sea
    19 Friday, November 12, 2021 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
    View of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    Abu Dhabi, capital of the UAE, is an island city in the NE of the Persian Gulf. The climate is hot and arid, with sunny skies yearlong. Temperatures pass 40°C in April through September, but are cooler from November to March. Abu Dhabi was originally a pearling community and still maintains its traditional values of hospitality. Read more about Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    20 Saturday, November 13, 2021 Dubai, United Arab Emirates 8:00 AM 11:59 PM
    View of Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Dubai, The Pride of the United Arab Emirates, is situated on the southern Arabian Gulf. The subtropical climate sees blue skies, temperatures reaching the mid-40s, and little annual rain. The city is all about contemporary shopping with more than 70 shopping malls in the city and indoor entertainment. Regarded as a shopper’s paradise, price negotiation is often acceptable, especially in the markets. Read more about Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    21 Sunday, November 14, 2021 Dubai, United Arab Emirates 12:01 AM Disembark
    View of Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Dubai, The Pride of the United Arab Emirates, is situated on the southern Arabian Gulf. The subtropical climate sees blue skies, temperatures reaching the mid-40s, and little annual rain. The city is all about contemporary shopping with more than 70 shopping malls in the city and indoor entertainment. Regarded as a shopper’s paradise, price negotiation is often acceptable, especially in the markets. Read more about Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  • Ship

    MSC Opera Overview

    MSC Opera

    4.5
    (from 2 verified customers)

    MSC Opera has been in service since 2004. In July 2015 she returned from a refit with more balcony cabins, public areas, restaurants, and kids’ areas. Extended by 24 m, at 65,000 GT, with 194 cabins added, she now carries 2142 passengers.

  • Cabins

    MSC Opera Cabins

    Inside

    Inside

    Inside on the MSC Opera Inside on the MSC Opera

    Cabin Types

    I2, I1, SBG, BIN

    Average Cabin Size – 0 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Size: 139-226 sq.ft. Interior staterooms have two twin beds that convert to a queen-sized bed, considerable closet space, a private bathroom with shower stall, as well as a comfortable sitting area with desk, drawer space, vanity, sofa, and two upper Pullman-style bunk beds. Each stateroom also has air conditioning, interactive satellite television, radio, direct-dial telephone, internet access, mini bar, hair dryer, and individual safe. Includes the Fantastica Experience: * Better stateroom location. * Priority choice of early or late dinner seating. * Guests can add on a pre-paid drink package for discounted beverages on board. * Free Master Chef and language classes for kids (age 3 to 11): Kids can attend a free cooking course hosted by the Pastry Chef or learn basic sentences in 6 different languages in the mini club. Both classes occur twice a week and all participants receive a chef certificate or school certificate depending on what course is taken. * 50% off all fitness and personal trainer. * Free continental breakfast delivered to your stateroom, including pastries, juices & coffee after 6am. * Free 12-hour room service delivery (from 6am to 11pm, after which the delivery fee may apply).

    Oceanview

    Oceanview

    Oceanview on the MSC Opera Oceanview on the MSC Opera

    Cabin Types

    O2, O1, BOU

    Average Cabin Size – 0 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Size: 139-236 sq ft. Occupancy: 2 guests standard Amenities: A queen-sized bed that can convert into two lower beds, a private bathroom with shower, hair dryer, satellite television with radio, full-service minibar, safe, common area with desk and 24-hour room service. *Please note: Category 6 staterooms feature obstructed views. All cabins have satellite TV, minibar, room safe, radio and 24 hour room service. Includes the Fantastica Experience:* Better stateroom location.* Priority choice of early or late dinner seating.* Guests can add on a pre-paid drink package for discounted beverages on board.* Free Master Chef and language classes for kids (age 3 to 11): Kids can attend a free cooking course hosted by the Pastry Chef or learn basic sentences in 6 different languages in the mini club. Both classes occur twice a week and all participants receive a chef certificate or school certificate depending on what course is taken.* 50% off all fitness and personal trainer.* Free continental breakfast delivered to your stateroom, including pastries, juices & coffee after 6am.* Free 12-hour room service delivery (from 6am to 11pm, after which the delivery fee may apply).

    Balcony

    Balcony

    Balcony on the MSC Opera Balcony on the MSC Opera

    Cabin Types

    B3, FLA, B2, B1, BBL

    Average Cabin Size – 0 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Size: 161-172 sq. ft. Single beds that can be converted into double bed (on request). Bathroom with shower. TV. Telephone. Mini bar and safe. Air conditioning. Outside Balcony. Aurea Experience includes: Priority boarding. All-inclusive unlimited drinks* including liquers, cocktails, beer, wine, soft drinks, coffee. My Choice Dining**. Spa package with Vitamin Bar cocktail, two massages per stateroom from the spa menu (up to 1 hour)***, tanning booth, private wellness consultation. Unlimited access to MSC Aurea Spa Thermal Area (adults only). Private Sundeck. *Depending on cruise destination, the drinks package may be either All-Inclusive Restaurant & Bar Drink Package or All-Inclusive Classic Drink Package. **On most ships, dinner in a reserved area of the restaurant with freely selectable My Choice Dining times. Reservation recommended. ***Please make sure you book this with MSC Aurea Spa by the second day of your cruise.

    Suite

    Suite

    Suite on the MSC Opera Suite on the MSC Opera

    Cabin Types

    S3, S2

    Average Cabin Size – 0 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Comfortable king bed that can be converted into two single beds on request, with balcony. Spacious closets, bathroom with bathtub and shower, TV, telephone, mini bar, safe and hair dryer. Surface approx. 290 sq. ft. with 43 sq.ft. balcony.Aurea Experience includes:Priority boarding. All-inclusive unlimited drinks* including liquers, cocktails, beer, wine, soft drinks, coffee. My Choice Dining**. Spa package with Vitamin Bar cocktail, two massages per stateroom from the spa menu (up to 1 hour)***, tanning booth, private wellness consultation. Unlimited access to MSC Aurea Spa Thermal Area (adults only). Private Sundeck. *Depending on cruise destination, the drinks package may be either All-Inclusive Restaurant & Bar Drink Package or All-Inclusive Classic Drink Package. **On most ships, dinner in a reserved area of the restaurant with freely selectable My Choice Dining times. Reservation recommended. ***Please make sure you book this with MSC Aurea Spa by the second day of your cruise.

  • Deck Plans

    Deck Plans for MSC Opera

    Legend

    • 3rd & 4th beds are pullman beds
    • 3rd bed is a pullman bed
    • Cabin for guests with reduced mobility
    • Connecting staterooms
    • Ship configuration may be subject to change depending on the season and on the destination
    • Sofa bed
    • Staterooms with metal balcony
    • Staterooms with partial metal/partial glass balconies
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