MSC Opera

MSC Cruise Line

The MSC Opera was built in 2004 and is among MSC’s 17 ships in its fleet. The Opera is included in the cruise line’s Lirica Class. In the cruise ship stats below, you’ll find the MSC Opera vs all of the other MSC ships.

MSC Opera Size

How big is the MSC Opera? Below, you’ll find all of the relevant cruise ship stats, specs and dimensions for the MSC Opera. Included in these statistics are passenger capacity, length, year built, year renovated, cost to build, gross tonnage, engine info, number of rooms, deck counts and more!

MSC Opera Infographic

MSC Opera Capacity

Passenger Capacity refers to the total number of people that the MSC Opera can accommodate. Of course, there are also crew members on board. Below, find the total onboard capacity, including staff and cruise guests.



MSC Avg: 3,875 guests

MSC Opera Passenger Capacity: The passenger capacity for the MSC Opera is 2,679 guests. The average capacity for the 17 active ships in MSC’s fleet is 3,875 passengers. The passenger capacity range for all MSC ships has a minimum of 2,550 guests and a maximum of 6,334 passengers.



MSC Avg: 1,171 staff

MSC Opera Crew Members: Staff on the MSC Opera include 728 crew members. That’s a guest to staff ratio of 2.7:1. The average MSC ship includes 1,171 employees and has a passenger to staff ratio of 3.0:1.

MSC Opera Passenger Capacity and Crew

vs MSC Fleet

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MSC Opera Length

How long is the Opera? From end to end, the MSC Opera length equals 902 feet (275 meters). Compare that to the average ship length of all 17 active vessels in MSC’s fleet, measuring 1007 feet (307 meters).


feet long

MSC Avg: 1,007 feet

The smallest MSC ship (in terms of length) measures 902 feet (275 meters) from end to end. The longest vessel spans 1094 feet (334 meters).

Our chart below shows the length of the MSC Opera vs all other active MSC ships.

MSC Opera Ship Length

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MSC Opera Built Date

When was the MSC Opera Built? The MSC Opera was built in 2004 and joined the cruise line’s Lirica Class.

MSC includes 17 active ships. The oldest in the fleet was built in 2001. The average MSC ship is 9 years old and the median build date for all active ships is 2013


built date

MSC Avg: 2007

When was the last MSC Opera Dry Dock? The MSC Opera experienced dry dock improvements in 2015.


renovation date

Renovations included the following: The MSC Opera experienced a refurbishment in June, 2015. The dry dock included drastic changes to the ship's structure and size. Roughly 5k gross tons and 100 feet of length were added to the vessel. This included the addition of 193 new cabins for passengers and 59 new staterooms for crew members. The drydock upgrades also included changes to common areas of the ship. A new AquaPark was built along with new shops (like Dior) and boutiques improvements

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