Revamped MSC Opera Adopts Venice as Its New Home
MSC Opera, the third of four MSC Cruises ships to be renovated under the Renaissance Programme, re-joined the high seas on Saturday 4 July and will homeport in Venice for the entire summer season so as to strengthen the offering of MSC Cruises in the eastern Mediterranean for the season.
MSC Opera will offer departures from Venice for 14 days with calls in southern Italy and the region of Puglia, mainland Greece as well as its islands, the Black Sea coast of Romania, Sochi and the Russian Riviera, Turkey and its cosmopolitan former capital city, the Dalmatian coast of Croatia before heading back to Venice.
Following her enhancement work, MSC Opera features 197 new cabins, of which 30 have balconies, for a total of 204 balcony cabins aboard and flexible new dining options and entertainment amenities.
The €200m Renaissance Programme is an additional part of €5.1 bn investment plan launched in 2014, which includes four brand new ships to be delivered by STX France and Fincantieri, in Italy, between 2017 and 2019, with options for three more by 2022.