MSC Opera (MSC Cruises)


MSC Opera sailed on her maiden voyage on June 26 2004. She was the third Lirica ship to join the class and was MSC’s flagship until MSC Musica took the title in 2006.



MSC Opera was the third ship of the Lirica class to undergo renovation under the “Renaissance Program”. New benefits to the sihp included new shops, a better buffet, larger restaurant and a new lounge.

Ship info

Cruise Line: MSC Cruises
Status: In service
Ship size: Mid-size ship
Ship class: Lirica
Sister ships: None
Passengers: 2,679
Staterooms: 1,075
Total crew: 728
Ship length: 274.9 m
Ship beam: 32.0 m
Ship draft: 6.8 m
Tonnage: 65,591
No. of decks: 9
Elevators: 9
Service speed: 18.0 knots
Onboard currency: Euro
Registry port: Valletta (Malta)
IMO number: 9250464
Call sign: H3FV

Build details

Shipyard: Chantiers de l'Atlantique, St. Nazaire, France
Build date: 2002
Build cost: $266 million USD
Entered service: June 2004


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