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MSC Opera - Ship Description

Classical and grand, the spacious Opera features sweeping reception areas, walls of windows, and Mediterranean-style elegance and luxury. Delivered in 2004, the ship carries on the traditions of Italy, which is evident in the artful design, authentic cuisine, and warm hospitality that characterizes the onboard experience. The ship carries 1,756 passengers in 878 cabins, many of which feature private balconies.

Steam rooms, saunas, and massage rooms showcase ocean views, so you can benefit from the healing powers of the sea. Tropical drinks are served by the pool, aerobics and yoga classes are offered in the fitness area, and movies show regularly in the ship's theatre. Passengers can take advantage of the ship's jogging track, beauty salon, and shopping boutiques, or play a game of volleyball or mini golf. Guest lecturers illuminate topics ranging from art and literature to food and wine. The ship also features an Internet cafe, virtual reality center, and a children's club.

Traditional Italian dining means that each night, passengers get to savor a stunning seven-course meal filled with regional flavors, authentic recipes, and unique wine selections. The ship operates two onboard restaurants, plus a pizzeria and grill. Many of the nightly shows have an accent of the Mediterranean, from Spanish flamenco dancers to live music. Excitement holds sway in the ship's casino, and seven bars and lounges ensure that a good drink and conversation are never far away.