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MSC Opera has an overall score of 4 out of 5
based on 1 guests we surveyed after their cruise.

Category Overall Cabin Dining Entertainment Service
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Robert S
31 May 2016
MSC Opera — Ship Review Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 1 ratings.
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
  • Fitness centre, 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 game charges
  • 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.
  • GRATUITIES, SERVICE CHARGES
  • Around AU$15/16, NZ$16/17 pp daily (over 12 y)
  • Gratuities vary with world region
  • Children half adult rate (over 1 y)
  • Can be prepaid when booking fare
  • All charges are subject to change at any time
  • Service charges for bar, spa and salon 15%
  • REMINDERS
  • Check passport valid for 6 months after return date
  • Confirm with bank and ship ahead of cruise your credit/debit card intentions
  • Check dress code, health requirements ahead
  • Special needs, dietary requests, arrange at booking
  • Smoking on board in designated areas only
  • Aerial drones on shore only, if local laws permit

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Happy Customers

Athena was fantastic assisting us with our first family holiday and cruise. She even assisted us with how to apply for our passports."
- Diane H