MSC Opera exudes the Italian charm and style for which the MSC Cruises has become so famous for over the years. This wonderful cruise vessel continues to wow her guests from the moment of arrival and with exceptional facilities on board, it is not hard to see why.
Offering an outstanding range of itineraries combined with her stunning on board entertainment features, she really is a marvelous cruising experience. At 58, 600 gross tons she is considered a mid-size ship in modern terms but certainly knows how to show her guests a good time. Since entering service in 2004 she has become a big hit with returning passengers and for a thoroughly enjoyable, relaxing cruise holiday, certainly offer exceptional value for money.
One of the most popular features on board MSC Opera is her beautiful public lounges and bar areas that boast sweeping glass walls for exceptional views out to sea. There is a great choice of bars on board with something for all including live music, chill out areas and the perfect cocktail bars for a refreshing drink. Marble reception areas glisten the open spaces whilst rich, traditional fabrics give an elegant ambience of timeless glamour.
Night after night this magnificent ship delivers a dazzling selection of entertainment to choose from especially at the Teatro dell’Opera. This superb theatre is a real highlight on board and offers excellent production shows and live musical acts throughout each voyage. There’s also the spectacular Monte Carlo Casino on board, the place to be for an evening of thrill and adrenaline with over 400 square metres of casino gaming. Here there’s even virtual reality gaming, a brilliant innovation on board. Round off your night at the futuristically designed Byblos Disco where the music plays into the early hours.
That’s the evening covered but what about during the day? Well when you’re not in port enjoying the sights and sounds of the fantastic destinations on offer you’ll have plenty to choose from. MSC Opera’s beautifully captivating pool areas are a must and the ideal place to watch the world go by with a refreshing drink in hand. Enjoy family friendly and adult only pool areas to suit every mood and enjoy this glorious ship.
Take relaxation to the next level at the sumptuous Spa on board and enjoy a thrilling range of treatments to choose from. The venue itself oozes serenity and provides the ideal haven to unwind and recharge.
Fitness enthusiasts will also love this ship for her state of the art gymnasium, not forgetting a sports court with a whole host of gaming choices and a ship round jogging track.
Children will love this ship as there is just so much to see and do. The video gaming centre on board has to be one of the best ever developed at sea whilst their own private areas give them a sense of exclusivity and freedom on board. The excellent MSC children’s crew always keep the fun going and parents can relax knowing children are safe and sound whilst having the time of their lives.
On board you will find two main restaurants, both providing exceptional silver service with an Italian twist. The two main dining rooms are known as La Caravella and L’Approdo. Every product on the menu is freshly sourced and handpicked ready to create the perfect evening meal. You’ll love the stunning décor in both of these enchanting dining venues and the cuisine is utterly beautiful night after night.
As well as the main restaurants there is also the pleasurable experience of Il Patio on board, an al fresco dining experience to enjoy a meal under the stars. The gastronomic selection here is divine and the restaurant itself exudes elegance. Enjoy the passion and flare of the MSC master chefs wherever you choose to dine.
For casual dining visit the excellent Le Vele Cafeteria for a delightful range of Italian and Mediterranean dishes served throughout the day.
The dress code during the day is casual. Comfortable attire is recommended for when taking excursions in port but whilst on board resort casual is the main dress code. During the evening the dress code will vary and you will be instructed of the night’s attire in your daily newspaper, delivered to your stateroom each evening. Evening attire ranges from smart casual to formal evenings when gentlemen are required to wear a dark suit or tuxedo whilst ladies often opt for evening gowns
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