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MSC Opera cruises for 2019-2020


Ships visiting Australia + S-E Asia:
Orchestra in early 2015

From April to October 2019 MSC Opera cruises the very popular Adriatic Sea. Embark from Venice or Bari, and visit the Greek islands of Mykonos, Santorini and Corfu, and Kotor in Montenegro, with just one sea day. In November 2019 cross the Atlantic to return to Cuba...read more

MSC Opera Cruise Calendar

Sold out Available OBC = onboard Credit
Date Route Cruise From $/Day
2019 CRUISES

12

MAR

MSC Opera cruises

20

NIGHTS

Grand Voyage Cruise

Currently sailing

N/A

19

APR

MSC Opera cruises

8

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Venice | Arrives: Bari

$1,944

$243

19

APR

MSC Opera cruises

9

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Venice

$2,069

$230

27

APR

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Bari

$1,299

$186

28

APR

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Venice

Sold out

N/A

4

MAY

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Bari

Sold out

N/A

5

MAY

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Venice

$1,074

$153

11

MAY

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Bari

$1,074

$153

12

MAY

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Venice

Sold out

N/A

18

MAY

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Bari

$1,624

$232

19

MAY

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Venice

Sold out

N/A

25

MAY

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Bari

$1,299

$186

26

MAY

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Venice

$1,299

$186

1

JUN

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Bari

$1,684

$241

2

JUN

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Venice

$1,504

$215

8

JUN

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Bari

$2,264

$323

9

JUN

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Venice

$1,614

$231

15

JUN

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Bari

$1,314

$188

16

JUN

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Venice

Sold out

N/A

22

JUN

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Bari

$1,704

$243

23

JUN

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Venice

$1,564

$223

29

JUN

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Bari

$1,564

$223

30

JUN

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Venice

Sold out

N/A

6

JUL

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Bari

$1,704

$243

7

JUL

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Venice

Sold out

N/A

13

JUL

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Bari

$1,604

$229

14

JUL

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Venice

Sold out

N/A

20

JUL

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Bari

$1,604

$229

21

JUL

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Venice

Sold out

N/A

27

JUL

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Bari

$1,604

$229

28

JUL

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Venice

Sold out

N/A

3

AUG

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Bari

$1,724

$246

4

AUG

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Venice

Sold out

N/A

10

AUG

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Bari

$1,634

$233

11

AUG

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Venice

Sold out

N/A

17

AUG

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Bari

$1,884

$269

18

AUG

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Venice

Sold out

N/A

24

AUG

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Bari

$1,374

$196

25

AUG

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Venice

Sold out

N/A

31

AUG

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Bari

$1,484

$212

1

SEP

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Venice

Sold out

N/A

7

SEP

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Bari

$1,434

$205

8

SEP

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Venice

Sold out

N/A

14

SEP

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Bari

$1,494

$213

15

SEP

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Venice

Sold out

N/A

21

SEP

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Bari

$1,304

$186

22

SEP

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Venice

Sold out

N/A

28

SEP

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Bari

$1,254

$179

29

SEP

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Venice

Sold out

N/A

5

OCT

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Bari

$1,194

$171

6

OCT

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Venice

Sold out

N/A

12

OCT

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Bari

$954

$136

13

OCT

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Venice

Sold out

N/A

19

OCT

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Bari

$954

$136

20

OCT

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Venice

Sold out

N/A

27

OCT

MSC Opera cruises

4

NIGHTS

Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Venice

$644

$161

31

OCT

MSC Opera cruises

4

NIGHTS

A Mediterranean Cruise
Departs: Venice

$644

$161

4

NOV

MSC Opera cruises

22

NIGHTS

Grand Voyage Cruise
Departs: Venice | Arrives: Dalhousie

$1,919

$87

26

NOV

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,734

$248

26

NOV

MSC Opera cruises

14

NIGHTS

Sold out

N/A

2

DEC

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,234

$176

3

DEC

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

$854

$122

3

DEC

MSC Opera cruises

14

NIGHTS

$1,609

$115

9

DEC

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

$964

$138

10

DEC

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

$894

$128

10

DEC

MSC Opera cruises

14

NIGHTS

$1,679

$120

16

DEC

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,234

$176

17

DEC

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,014

$145

17

DEC

MSC Opera cruises

14

NIGHTS

$2,059

$147

23

DEC

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,214

$173

24

DEC

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,294

$185

24

DEC

MSC Opera cruises

14

NIGHTS

$2,919

$209

30

DEC

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,799

$257

31

DEC

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,754

$251

31

DEC

MSC Opera cruises

14

NIGHTS

$2,669

$191

2020 CRUISES

6

JAN

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,049

$150

7

JAN

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

$1,049

$150

7

JAN

MSC Opera cruises

14

NIGHTS

$2,109

$151

13

JAN

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

$949

$136

14

JAN

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

$849

$121

14

JAN

MSC Opera cruises

14

NIGHTS

$1,779

$127

20

JAN

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

$914

$131

21

JAN

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

$944

$135

21

JAN

MSC Opera cruises

14

NIGHTS

$1,729

$124

27

JAN

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

$914

$131

28

JAN

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

$914

$131

28

JAN

MSC Opera cruises

14

NIGHTS

$1,459

$104

3

FEB

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

$914

$131

4

FEB

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

$944

$135

4

FEB

MSC Opera cruises

14

NIGHTS

$1,729

$124

10

FEB

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

$914

$131

11

FEB

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

$914

$131

11

FEB

MSC Opera cruises

14

NIGHTS

$1,459

$104

17

FEB

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

$914

$131

18

FEB

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

$944

$135

18

FEB

MSC Opera cruises

14

NIGHTS

$1,759

$126

24

FEB

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

$914

$131

25

FEB

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

$944

$135

25

FEB

MSC Opera cruises

14

NIGHTS

$1,759

$126

2

MAR

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

$914

$131

3

MAR

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

$944

$135

3

MAR

MSC Opera cruises

14

NIGHTS

$1,729

$124

9

MAR

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

$914

$131

10

MAR

MSC Opera cruises

7

NIGHTS

$914

$131


MSC Opera — Ship Review Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 1 ratings.

Life aboard MSC Opera
From April to October 2019 MSC Opera cruises the very popular Adriatic Sea. Embark from Venice or Bari, and visit the Greek islands of Mykonos, Santorini and Corfu, and Kotor in Montenegro, with just one sea day. In November 2019 cross the Atlantic to return to Cuba. Then until March 2020 MSC Opera offers a few different 7-night cruises out of Havana and Cozumel (Mexico). Ports visited include Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Belize, Roatan (Honduras) and Costa Maya (Mexico). Many guests combine two itineraries to make a 14-night cruise. Ships departing Cozumel stay overnight at Havana, so guests can enjoy more sight-seeing in Cuba and see some night life. The Line offers good affordable cruise vacations the Italian Way, filled with fun activities and having a wide appeal. There are lots of children during school holidays.

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. Her Italian décor avoids the neon glitter of some cruise lines, and accentuates marble, wood, brass, and soft furnishings. Guests are young adult couples, singles, and families with children of all ages with their associated noise (joie de vivre, or some may say ambiance). The ship appeals to mainly Europeans with multiple languages used onboard. The ship has few concessions for the physically challenged. During the northern Summer most passengers are from the Continent, but on the cruise you will also meet guests from the U.K., USA, and Australia. Europeans tend to smoke more, even in the no-smoking areas. Kids under 18 cruise free on some itineraries sharing a cabin with 2 adults.

Accommodation
Two-thirds of the cabins have an outside view, and of these just one-quarter have a private balcony. Interior and Ocean View cabins are small at 12.9 sq.m. All cabins have interactive TV, AC, telephone, hairdryer, mini-bar/fridge, safe, wardrobe, bathroom with shower, and cotton towels. Two single beds can be converted to a double bed. Outside cabins have a large rectangular viewing window. The 132 suites with private balcony come with a large double bed, a sitting area with sofa, a substantial walk-in wardrobe, bathrobes, a well-stocked mini-bar, and an expanded bathroom with tub. The suites are well laid out and nicely furnished.

Many ‘Ocean View’ cabins on deck 7 have obstructed views, so be alert to this. For all cabins continental breakfast is complimentary from 7.30 to 10 am, while room service snacks can be bought at other times, but there is a per-item charge for other orders. For suites, a basket of fruit is provided at embarkation, and replenished daily. There are five cabins for the disabled, and no single cabins.

Food and Dining
The principal dining room is La Caravella Restaurant, with open seating for breakfast and lunch, and two seatings for dinner. Instead of paying for cold water in dining rooms, fill your own bottle in your cabin, chill it in the mini-bar, and bring it with you at meal times. The smaller L’Approdo Restaurant shares the same menu. Dining is notable for its quantity rather than its quality, though the food is a highlight for many passengers. The alternative specialty restaurant is Kaito, an authentic Japanese venue with an extensive, outstanding menu. The quality is high, and it is really worth having at least one meal here. Le Vele Cafeteria is a casual, self-serve, 24-hour buffet. There is also a grill and pizzeria. A number of other cafés are located around the ship. MSC Cruises provide better-quality ingredients, mostly from Europe, featuring Italian cuisine and regional wines, and daily fresh pizza dough and sauces.

There’s no tea or coffee for lunch and dinner in the dining rooms, only in the buffet. You may have to ask for milk. For coffee and pastries head for The Coffee Corner. There are eight themed bars that include La Cabala Lounge, a piano lounge, and Sotto Vento Pub. Dining at breakfast and lunch in La Caravella may have you seated with others of a different language, given the continental background of the passengers.

Entertainment
The two-deck Theatre dell Opera presents productions shows, cabaret, plays and other theatrical presentations. Some productions may be short, just 30 minutes. Entertainment includes the Opera Lounge for social dancing, the Byblos Discotheque, an extensive Internet café; and the Monte Carlo Casino. The ship has a number of bands and small ensembles to provide music for dancing and background. To get away from the constant activity and noise, retire to Library/Card Room.

The Health Centre is operated by Blue Ocean, and treatments include acupuncture. Facilities include steam room, sauna and beauty parlour. Fitness amenities include a gym, climbing wall, jogging area, two adult pools, two whirlpools and mini golf. Children have three play areas and their favourite, an ice-cream parlour. A “baby-parking” service is helpful when parents want to go on shore excursions. Teens have their own area on the top deck. A few occasional notes: Children sail free on certain itineraries, and in July/August there may be 400 or so. Heavy smokers are everywhere, and the staff are more focused on Italian passengers. Port calls may be short time-wise.





































Explore the decks

MSC Opera deckplans

MSC Opera deckplan

Cabins on Deck 11 (Aloha Deck)

AA
Suite with balcony
AB
Mini-suite with balcony
BB
Outside with balcony
CC
Outside
J
Inside
  • Sofa bed
  • Two pullman beds
  • Handicapped facilities
  • Four pullman beds
  • One pullman bed
  • Connecting staterooms
  • Sofa and pullman bed

Cabins

Two-thirds of the cabins have an outside view, and of these just one-quarter have a private balcony. Interior and Ocean View cabins are small at 12.9 sq.m. All cabins have interactive TV, AC, telephone, hairdryer, mini-bar/fridge, safe, wardrobe, bathroom with shower, and cotton towels. Two single beds can be converted to a double bed. Outside cabins have a large rectangular viewing window. The 132 suites with private balcony come with a large double bed, a sitting area with sofa, a substantial walk-in wardrobe, bathrobes, a well-stocked mini-bar, and an expanded bathroom with tub. The suites are well laid out and nicely furnished.

Many ‘Ocean View’ cabins on deck 7 have obstructed views, so be alert to this. For all cabins continental breakfast is complimentary from 7.30 to 10 am, while room service snacks can be bought at other times, but there is a per-item charge for other orders. For suites, a basket of fruit is provided at embarkation, and replenished daily. There are five cabins for the disabled, and no single cabins.

Decks
MSC Opera

MSC Cruises

Ship facts

Star rating: MSC Opera star rating
Maiden voyage: 2004
Number of decks: 10
Tonnage: 65000
Cabins: 1071
Passenger capacity: 2142
Number of crew: 721

What's onboard? ▼

  • Shopping arcade
  • Five accommodation grades (Bella, Fantastica, Wellness, Aurea, Yacht Club)
  • COMPLIMENTARY DINING
  • Restaurants, various sitting options
  • MSC Yacht Club dining
  • Formal evenings
  • Continental breakfast in cabin (Bella class pay)
  • Children’s menu, dining times
  • Dietary requests (book ahead)
  • Additional cabin meals, pizza (pay)
  • CASUAL DINING (some charges)
  • Cafeteria buffet (all meals)
  • Grill, pizza, fast food, anytime
  • Afternoon tea
  • Coffee/chocolate café
  • Ice Cream Bar (pay)
  • Drinks packages
  • ENTERTAINMENT
  • Show Theatre (shows, multilingual hosts)
  • Live music, dancing
  • Multiple bars
  • Nightclub/Disco
  • Casino
  • ACTIVITIES
  • Swimming pools (2)
  • Whirlpools (4)
  • Spa, salon, treatments
  • Steam room, sauna
  • Thermal suite
  • Indoor games, quizzes, crafts, dance lessons
  • Outdoor aerobics, exercise leaders
  • Gym, fitness centre
  • Jogging track
  • Basketball
  • Mini-golf
  • Shuffleboard
  • Wi-Fi cabins & common areas (pay)
  • Library. Card room
  • Casino
  • Conference rooms
  • UNDER 18
  • Under 18s free (off-peak, pay port charges)
  • Under 12s sail free (provisos)
  • Baby Club (<3y)
  • Mini Club (3-6y)
  • Juniors Club (7-11y)
  • Young Club (12-14y)
  • Teenagers Club (15-17y)
  • Child dining arrangements
  • Children playroom
  • Spray Park water area
  • Virtual Reality gallery
  • Child minding on ship while parents tour ashore (pay)
  • OTHER
  • Medical centre
  • Daily Program newsletter
  • Laundry service (pay)
  • Elevators (9)
  • Wheelchair access good
  • Cabin current 110/220V
  • Assistance animals (at booking)

What's included? ▼

  • Accommodation as booked
  • Flight/s and/or transfers as specified
  • All main meals on-board
  • Regular coffee, tea & milk 24 hrs
  • Traditional/set time & multi-venue dining
  • Special dietary needs (pre-request 2 months, may charge)
  • Captain's welcome cocktail party and Gala Evening
  • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor
  • Gym
  • Entertainment - live music and/or shows, movies
  • Activities - organised & individual
  • U 12s sharing cabin w/ 2 adults: ask about free travel (pay port dues)
  • Kids clubs & teen programs (3-17 yrs)
  • Cruise Director & multi-lingual staff
  • Butler & valet services (selected cabins)
  • Some shuttle transfers to city/town centre

What's excluded? ▼

  • Ask early what drink, food, facilities or activities incur a fee
  • Check your cabin is not obstructed when booking
  • Check if you qualify for age freebees etc.
  • Book onboard services 4+ days before embarkation to save
  • Airfares, accommodation & transfers not specified
  • Shore & land excursions and meals not specified
  • Alternate specialty dining venues (unless specified)
  • Sauna, steam rooms, beauty & health treatments
  • Special diets
  • Drinks, including water in restaurants
  • Golf simulator, 4D cinema, F1 simulator, bowling, video games
  • Casino gaming, bar expenses
  • Items & services of a personal nature
  • Medical services, vaccination costs
  • Laundry, ironing, dry cleaning
  • Wi-Fi, internet, satellite/mobile phone & fax charges
  • Passport & visa fees
  • Insurances of all kinds
  • Increases in third party charges or taxes, fuel surcharges
  • UNICEF donation to children Euro1/USD1.50pp. See Purser to opt out.
  • SERVICE CHARGES (‘gratuities’) vary with region
  • - pre-paid, mostly AU$15/16, NZ$16/17 pp daily (over 11y)
  • - pre-paid, child half adult rate (over 1y)
  • OTHER SERVICE CHARGES: All on-board purchases 15% (including bottled water)
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