MSC Opera is an ocean going cruise ship launched in 2004 and her age is 16 year old, registered under the flag of Panama. The vessel welcomes 2570 passengers on board attended by a crew of 728 professionals. The passenger to space ratio is 26. It has 13 decks of which 5 decks with cabins, altogether 1071 cabins. MSC Opera is owned by Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and operated by MSC Cruises. Shipbuilder is Chantiers de l'Atlantique (Saint-Nazaire, STX France). Тhe hull's class is Lirica. The building cost is USD 270 million. The vessel's operational speed is 22 kn. The main particulars are as follows - length of 275 m, beam of 32 m, gross tonnage of 65591 GT. It was last refurbished in 2015. Before its inauguration voyage the ship was christened by Sophia Loren.