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Keeping things simple, there are only four cabin categories: insides, outsides, balconies and mini-suites. The inside cabins, outsides and those with verandahs are all the same size -- in a word, small (at 140 square ft.). The clever use of mirrors and ingeniously designed storage areas mitigate the petite size of the accommodations, as do the cheerful spreads, bedskirts, pillows and bolsters used in the rooms.

I was in a standard balcony room that had a small but cozy feeling, especially with the real lamps at the bedside and the fact that the table on the balcony was really a table.

The shower-only bathrooms are small but quite functional, with great water pressure and plenty of hot water. Shampoo, shower gel, soap, a sewing kit and a shower cap are included amenities.

The mini-suites are larger tt 270 square ft. (including the balcony) and feature a seating area, entry foyer and a bathroom with a tub. But book ahead for these -- there are just 28 mini-suites on MSC Opera.

All staterooms have mini-fridges (stocked; check the prices before you munch), remote-control satellite television, nice closet areas with plenty of hangers (mini-suites have walk-in closets) and several drawers.

One important note: The standard balcony cabins, located on Decks 9 and 10, aren't necessarily kid-friendly because the verandahs are enclosed only by widely spaced metal bars. Make sure you ask the staff for a custom-made netting which can be stretched across.

Ship-of-Shame Note: There are only four handicap-accessible rooms and they are all insides. The ship otherwise has made few concessions to the physically challenged.

MSC Opera Cabin Reviews 54 Cabin Reviews
   Cabin 10073
September 2014

This is an inside cabin on the 10th floor, next to the pool equipment. We had no issues at all with any noise in this cabin. We did once hear pumping next door, but that was early in the night and only on one of the evenings when we were still in the cabin in the...continue

   Category 5
September 2014

Spacious, clean to start with but by the end not so sparkly, needed a good hoover and the bathroom shelves a proper clean.


   Cabin 9062
January 2014

The cabin was just perfect for the 4 of us. There was a double bed and 2 bunk beds that come out from the wall. There is ample cupboard space, tv with various channels and a shower/toilet. There are towels (bath and swimming) provided as well as shampoo and soap. It made...continue

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Crew: 800
Launched: 2004
Decks: 12
Tonnage: 58,600
Passengers: 1,756
Registry: Panama
CDC Score: 99
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