MSC Opera offers everything you could possibly want from a cruise liner, with some of the finest onboard entertainment, dining and other facilities in the world. The name is a reflection of the vessel's Italian origins, and provides a clue to the classy ambience that awaits passengers once they board. In short, this is a ship for those who enjoy the finer things in life.
MSC Opera has arrived in Doha Port, Qatar and will be providing football fans, staff and volunteers with accommodation throughout the event.
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MSC Opera makes sure that passengers of all ages have the best experience possible. As such the childrens clubs available onboard are truly wonderful, providing days packed full of activities for kids of all ages to make sure they all have the maximum possible fun.
With two swimming pools onboard MSC Opera, you're sure to enjoy the water however you want, from relaxing in a hot tub or on a lounger and catching some rays to doing some laps in the main pool.
With this being an Italian ship, it's unsurprising that food is something of a priority onboard MSC Opera, and passengers will find an extensive range of dining options to choose from. Classy eateries like La Caravella Restaurant provide the very best Italian cuisine at sea, while those looking for something a little simpler will find everything they could ever need at the breakfast and lunch buffets.
There is loads to do on MSC Opera, so however you like to spend your free time, you're sure to find something that interests you. An evening at the Teatro dell'Opera for instance is always a memorable experience, while those who want to party until the wee hours will be able to do just that at the onboard nightclub.
You’ll be amazed by the bars and lounges onboard MSC Opera, each providing their own unique feel and personality. You’ll be able to relax with your favourite drink or enjoy live music in one of the bars while letting your hair down.
Just been on our 8th cruise, first with MSC. From the moment we arrived at our port to check in, until the moment we left a week later we were impressed with everything. I really can’t think of anything negative. All ports of call were lovely and lived up to our expectations. Everything was well organised. Everything was fantastic. Will definitely choose MSC again
Food average, evening shows poor (basically gymnastics every show - no imagination), excursions not great, but cabin and staff great.
Travelled on MSC Opera, a beautiful ship which was not too big which is our preference, however fewer dining options and no indoor pool. Food good for pasta and fish dishes, pizza bar, ice cream, patisserie and coffees. Had a drinks package which included good red, white and rose wines, cocktails, water, coffee/tea and choice of 4 lagers and beers. Wines, cocktails, coffee and water great , but for first three days only Heineken lager available. My husband was not happy and complained, however the only answer was ,'to write an email of complaint when you get home'. After the second day and two phone calls from the customer desk who told us there would be no more beers available, we were sent a bottle of prosecco as a good will gesture. When we got to the bar more beers were available. It demonstrated to us that the staff were not liaising very efficiently, however my husband was happy so I was too! This is the second time this has happened on MSC. We went back as it was a good itinerary and price and an extra break, but have reservations about going with them again. Transfer from Milan airport to Genoa was efficient and embarkation/disembarkation in Genoa was very slick, so it depends what is important to you.
If you are a smoker this could be the cruise company for you as they allow indoor smoking in part of the casino and the sports lounge. On the positive side everything on the ship worked apart from some unfortunate smells from the pool deck toilets. As with other cruise lines these days, they are poor on local transport options and rich on getting their ship to city centre shuttle which is expensive. We walked off the ship and asked locals. There was usually a free or cheap local bus but most times it was an easy walk. Food was just average and it took a few days to get customer services to persuade the kitchen to provide something other than tomato sauce on pasta for my vegetarian companion. The restaurant staff were friendly and worked really hard at making our trip enjoyable but they were less accomplished waiters than other ships we have been on. It is a multi lingual ship but that was not a hinderance and the entertainment was biased to visual and audible. The ship “Opera” featured a soprano and tenor most days with a cast of good standard. Beware, water in the restaurant is not free (€3). Thank you planet cruise for supplying the package that included water and dinner coffee. The ports of call were good and one of the reason we were trying out MSC for the first time. We did not take any of the ship excursions, but we like to choose our own sights to see. Book again? Maybe but would look at other cruise lines first, at least until they change their smoking policy.