MSC Opera is a cruise ship of the company MSC Cruises.
The ship was christened on 26 June 2004 in Genoa by Sophia Loren.
MSC Opera has a sister ship named MSC Lirica.
It is similar in some respects to Mistral-class ships (neoRiviera coast).
Even if the project is profoundly redesigned in many parts, like stern and bow, on
2 May 2015, it entered the Fincantieri shipyards in Palermo, from which it was released on 4 July 2015 for a complete renovation as well as an extension of about 24 meters.
It is currently 275 m long and has 193 new cabins available and new spaces dedicated to entertainment.
The restyling also allowed the adoption of cutting-edge technologies and systems, the renovation of spaces and decorations of onboard shops and common areas.
The ship’s equipment includes 13 bridges, including 9 passengers, 9 lifts, vibration reduction and soundproofing system for public spaces, 20 suites with private balconies, 2 family suites with portholes, 172 outdoor cabins with balconies, 359 internal cabins, Opera Theater with 713 seats, 4 restaurants, 8 bars, one of which is external wellness center (Thalasso-therapy, Turkish bath, gym) entertainment (shops, internet cafe, casino, disco, games room, library, games area with kids club…
General characteristics:Gross tonnage 65,000 tsl
Length 275.25 m
Width 32 m
Height 54 m
Draft 6.6 m
Propulsion 4 engines Wärtsilä 12V / 38A Diesel 30,600 kw
Speed 21 knots (39 km / h) Crew 700 Passengers 1,554 (on a double base)
MSC Cruises is a shipping company dedicated to the cruise market-based in Geneva and operating offices in Naples, Genoa, and Venice.
The company, with entirely Swiss capital, employs approximately 15,500 employees worldwide and has offices in 45 countries.
The current flagship of the fleet is the MSC Seaview, which entered service in the middle of 2018…