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MSC Opera News

MSC to Renovate Lirica-Class Ships

posted Dec 22, 2014

MSC Cruises today announced a multi-million euro investment that will involve stretching all four of its Lirica class ships over the next two years. The almost €200 million, or $330 million USD, "renaissance program” has been commissioned from Fincantieri in Italy and will be complete by 2015. Read more...

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Itinerary

MSC Starlight Cruises will be operating the MSC Opera from South Africa during the upcoming 2012/13 summer season.

Visit the MSC/USA website for a complete schedule.

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CDC Ratings

None

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Deck Plan

Sun Deck

Deck games including , Mini-golf, Basketball and more.

La Boheme Deck

Byblos Disco, Teen club, Video arcade, Jogging track, Shuffleboard, Passenger staterooms

Tosca Deck

Spa and fitness center, Kid's Playroom, Ice Cream Bar, Vitamin Bar, Spinnaker Bar,  Swimming pools, Whirlpools and bar, Il Tosca Restaurant, Le Vele Cafeteria

Turandot Deck

Passenger staterooms

Norma Deck

Passenger staterooms

La Traviata Deck

Passenger staterooms

Rigoletto Deck

The Caruso Lounge, Card room & library, Medical center, Passenger staterooms

Otello Deck

Teatro Dell'Opera, L'Approdo, Cafe, Business center, Cyber Cafe, Photo gallery, Shopping, Casino, Cotton Club

Aida Deck

Teatro Dell'Opera, Shopping, reception, Tour office, La Caravella Restaurant

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Children's Menu

Italian favorites like pasta and pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs and delicious pastries and desserts. The My Teen Card makes it convenient for kids 12 -17 to make pre-paid purchases while onboard.

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MSC Opera

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Fine woodwork, marble floors and trimmings, acres of vibrant fabrics and panoramic windows with dramatic sea views, create the perfect environment for a memorable cruise experience aboard MSC Opera. Mix in fine Italian and international cuisine and excellent itineraries and you have something very special indeed.

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Specifications

Ship Class: Mistral

Launched: 2004

Refurbished:

GRT: 58,000

Length: 824 ft.

Draft: 22 ft.

Speed: 21 Knots

Passengers: 2,065

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Accommodations

Air conditioning, telephone - Availability of Internet connection on your own lap top (not included in price), bathroom with shower, mini bar, and safe. Wi-Fi service available in select rooms. All staterooms have satellite TV, mini-bar, safe, radio and 24-hour room service. Additional Suite amenities include spacious wardrobe, bathroom with bathtub, and internet availability.

Stateroom sizes

Inside 140 Sq. ft.
Outside 140 Sq. Ft.
Balcony 302 Sq. ft. w/veranda

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Dining Venues

MSC Opera offers two main restaurants and an outdoor restaurant. Dishes range from traditional and tasty Mediterranean fare, to the most refined international recipes.

Main Dining Rooms

La Caravella Restaurant located on Aida deck and L'Approdo Restaurant located on Otello deck.

Il Tosca

For a quick lunch offering Italian and international cuisine.

Le Vele Cafeteria

Outdoor buffet located on Otello deck. 

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Notable Rooms

Teatro Dell'Opera

Main show lounge.

Caruso Lounge

Large venue with dance floor.

Byblos Disco

Late-night dance club.

Montecarlo Casino

Slots, cards, games and more.

La Cabala

Piano lounge with music and dancing.

Piazza di Spagna

Piano lounge with music and dancing.

Sotto Vento Pub

Bar and video music.

Cotton Club Bar

Intimate lounge with dance floor.

Aroma Café

Coffee bar.

Cyber Café

Internet room.

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Outdoor Features

Main Pool Area

Two swimming pools and two Jacuzzis located on Tosca deck.

Sports Area

Mini-golf on the Sun deck and jogging track, and shuffleboard on La Boheme deck.

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Kid's Program

Children's Club

MSC offers dedicated indoor areas for the kids including a video game room. All entertainment activities, both for younger guests and adults are conducted in all languages to cater to the needs of every guest. As ships vary in size and facilities, kid’s activities are not restricted to the Mini Clubs.

MSC's kid’s club leaders organize lots of great activities, shows, and games such as treasure hunts, a mini-Olympics, painting courses, dancing, arts, and crafts. Each ship has a cheerful, spacious and safe playroom. Knowing your children are with our expert cruise staff, you can relax and enjoy the pool or unwind with an aromatic massage.

When parents are on excursions ashore, the Mini Club and Juniors Club will remain open for children 3-12 years of age. If parents are ashore or involved in other activities, the kids club leaders will also take youngsters to the buffet or the ship’s restaurant for children’s meals (from a dedicated Children’s Menu).

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