South Africa, Namibia


Originally the flagship of the Fleet this 65,591-tonne ship entered service in 2004 and was the third ship of the Lirica class to undergo a renovation under the "Renaissance Programme" in July 2015. A refreshing spray park was added to the main pool area, the buffet, restaurant, shops, and kids facilities were all upgraded too. MSC Opera offers a traditional take on cruising for those looking for a comfortable and unpretentious cruise in an easy-going, fun-loving atmosphere.


With so many great itineraries, it’s fortunate that MSC Opera has plenty of open deck space and lots of spacious public rooms that help elevate watching the world go by into something rather special. Part of the more intimate Lirica Class ships, 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. You’ll quickly find that MSC Opera has the all-important ingredient that turns a good cruise ship into a great one: she has an 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.




Day 1

Cape Town, South Africa

Day 2

At Sea

Day 3

Port Elizabeth

Day 4

At Sea

Day 5

At Sea

Day 6

Walvis Bay

Day 7

At Sea

Day 8

Cape Town, South Africa