Ship description: With so much to see outside it’s fortunate that MSC Opera has plenty of open deck space and many spacious public rooms that help elevate watching the world go by into something rather special.
On board you’ll find that things have been done properly; MSC Opera features plenty of real wood and marble and rich, traditional fabrics and trimmings abound. Her public areas boast a sweeping marble reception area and lovely open spaces with huge glass walls overlooking the sea. Indeed wherever you go, inside or on deck, you’ll find that a true sense of operatic grandeur and spaciousness prevails.
A broad choice of cabins means that you can easily match your budget and your needs. Choose from Inside, Outside, Outside with Balcony and, on Deck 12 ‘La Boheme’, some rather opulent Suites with dramatic balcony views.
But, comfortable as the cabins are, one of the great things about MSC Opera is that everyone is out and about enjoying the ship and each other’s company. From mini-golf and shuffleboard up on Sun Deck to the busy shops on the Via Condotti, life onboard always ticks along sweetly. You’ll find kids enjoying the Ice Cream Bar, dads relaxing in the Beer Bar and the health conscious jogging on the jogging track or enjoying the view whilst ‘working-out’ in the gym.
Naturally all that fresh air can work up an appetite, yet there’s no need to go indoors if you don’t want to, simply head for Il Patio for a spot of Al fresco dining. If you’d rather sit down in a more formal environment the L’Approdo and La Caravella restaurants turn every meal into an occasion. In the evenings MSC Opera really comes alive with spectacular shows in the theatre and great music in the bars and lounges. You’ll find people flirting with Lady Luck in the Casino and the young and young at heart dancing to the small hours in the Byblos Disco.
You’ll quickly find that MSC Opera has the all important ingredient that turns a good cruise ship into a great one: she has atmosphere. Sumptuous décor and fine facilities come as standard but above all, a cruise aboard MSC Opera is sociable and fun. All ages are generally represented and the crew, the officers, the entertainers and musicians work together to generate a fantastic atmosphere.
Known originally as Lauro Lines, MSC Cruise Line is a division of the Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. (MSC) and can boast a venerable tradition of journeys at sea.
Currently headed by Gianluigi Aponte, the company has been entertaining cruise passengers on some of the most famous cruise routes in the world for over 20 years now and the MSC Cruise Line expertly manages to combine an historic sea faring tradition with a young and ambitious company outlook and philosophy that puts it at the forefront of the global cruise industry.
The trips that you experience with MSC Cruises are strongly European in nature and this is not just reflected in the wide diversity and range of languages that are used in passenger announcements and text on the ships themselves. Indeed, MSC Cruises still display their Italian heritage with pride and the fine dining that is associated with the company is no more evident than in their strongly Mediterranean based menu’s and restaurants.
MSC Cruises for comfort and hostpitality
MSC cruises also believe strongly in the comfort and relaxation of the passenger and this belief is clearly present in the facilities aboard the magnificent vessels; the Aurea Spa’s offer a vast variety of soothing and wellbeing enhancing treatments and the famous MSC Yacht Club offers cruise passengers the ultimate luxurious and personal service.
Indeed, whether it is though the Yacht Club or as an ordinary cruise passenger, MSC Cruises are committed to ensuring the comfort, happiness and enjoyment for their passengers as well as aiming to deliver the highest possible service and hospitality on cruise ships today.
Furthermore, the MSC Cruise Ships have earned several awards over the years and have been recognized as one of the highest standard of cruise lines when it comes to passenger safety and wellbeing.
Bureau Veritas, a world leader in conformity assessment and certification, gave the cruise company 6 Golden Pearl’s (an unprecedented number) due to its commitment and environmental solutions; MSC Cruises now has among the lowest pollution statistics of any cruise line and received the highest certification in 3 different categories: Environment (ISO 14001), Health & Safety (OHSAS 18001) and Food Safety (ISO 22000).
The routes that the company takes strongly reflect its diverse clientele with the Caribbean journeys aimed towards its North American passengers while the sailings around the Mediterranean attract more European patrons however the fundamentals of first class hospitality and unequaled service exist throughout the company.
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