With a guest capacity of more than 2150 and about thousand luxury cabins, MSC Opera provides passengers with a truly unforgettable cruise experience. The dedicated crew of approximately 700 on board offers a warm Mediterranean welcome and excellent hospitality throughout your trip. There's so much to experience on MSC Opera, across the nine guest decks you can discover a large outdoor swimming pool, exclusive solarium, Doremi Spray water park, 330m music and dance area, and an excellent selection of bars and eateries. The spacious and modern cabins feature home-from-home comforts and elegant balconies with panoramic views. Treat yourself to the exclusive Aurea experience to help your cruise run smoothly. This features: priority boarding, complimentary wellbeing products with bathrobe and slippers, deluxe spa package including unlimited use of the thermal area, 24-hour unlimited drinks, and convenient dining at a time of your choice.
Le Vele Cafeteria brings an authentic Mediterranean dining experience where you can watch speciality chefs prepare delicious dish. Visit the varied buffet food stations including a carvery, children's corner, pasta, bakery, daily specials, desserts, and takeaways. Savour an exquisite a la carte meal at L'Approdo Restaurant with excellent views or head to La Caravella Restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner with its designer decor and international favourite dishes. Admire the passing views and enjoy al fresco lunches at Il Patio Outside Cafeteria, Il Patio Hamburger Paradise and Il Patio Pizza & Pasta. Satisfy your sweet tooth at Gelateria Italiana and sample artisanal ice cream made fresh every day.
Sip refreshing soft drinks as you soak up the sunshine by Lo Spinnaker Pool Bar or refuel with a healthy juice or smoothie from Vitamin Bar. Aroma Coffee Bar serves classic hot drinks the traditional Italian way including fresh espressos, cappuccinos, lattes, frozen coffees, hot coffee cocktails, and tempting hot chocolates. In the evenings, relax in La Cabala Piano Bar and listen to live music, sip a signature cocktail at Cotton Club or the Piazza di Spagna Lounge, or take a seat in Sottovento Pub for an ice-cold beer, glass of wine or classic cocktail.
MSC Aurea Spa is the perfect setting to relax and unwind with a relaxation room, thermal suite, thalasso therapies, Turkish bath, and massage rooms. Younger passengers can spend time at Teens Club, the Mini Club's Lego play area or Baby Club Chicco. Play a round of minigolf on the sun deck, enjoy shuffleboard with friends, head to the walking track, or play a video game in the virtual arcade. There is also a library, Internet point, card room, and multitude of luxury shops and boutiques. Spend your evenings at the grand Teatro dell'Opera watching spectacular shows, try your luck at Med Pearl Casino or dance until the early hours at Byblos Discoteca.
Day 1: UK to Havana, Cuba
Fly from your selected UK airport to Havana and make your way to your four-star hotel for your three-night stay.
Day 2 - 3: Havana, Cuba
The capital of Cuba, Havana captures the imagination with its faded glamour and irresistible colour palette. Walk along El Malecón and view the stunning views of the bay. Take a tour of a live cigar factory or the Havana Club Rum Factory; both of which offer insight into local manufacturing. Listen to salsa music open-air bazaars in bohemian bars and cafes or escape to Museo Nacional de Bella Artes and engage with the variety of art collections. Attend a baseball game at Estadio Latinoamericano and soak in the atmosphere of the popular national sport.
Day 4 - 5: Havana, Cuba (Embarkation Day)
After check out make your way to the cruise port where you will embark on board MSC Opera.
Day 7: Belize City, Belize
The port of Belize City is located in the Central American country of Belize. The city is divided is in two by Haulover Creek with the manually-operated 1920s Swing Bridge linking the two halves together. On the northern side you can trace the country's history at the Museum of Belize or admire the displays of contemporary art at the Image Factory gallery. To the south you can visit the historic St John's Cathedral and the fascinating House of Culture. Get up close to the native and rescued animals that roam freely in enclosures at Belize Zoo. Head out of town to the Old Belize Beach and spend a few hours sunbathing or enjoy barbecued lobster and rum punch on a visit to Goff's Caye. Alternatively, an hour's drive will take you out to the amaxing Altun Ha and Xunantunich Temples.
Day 8: Isla de Roatan, Honduras
Today, step ashore at Isla de Roatán — the largest of Honduras' Bay Islands. Discover the region's colourful marine life on a deep-sea fishing and scuba-diving trip. View capuchin monkeys and exotic birds and fly through the jungle canopy at Gumbalimba Park. Enjoy close-up views of indigenous iguanas at Arch's Iguana Farm, meet playful monkeys at Victor's Monkey Business, and swim with dolphins at Dolphin Encounter.
Day 9: Costa Maya, Mexico
Costa Maya on Mexico's southern Caribbean coast is today's port of call. Spend the day relaxing on nearby Mahahual Beach or fish for local tuna, snapper and marlin on a fishing tour. Enjoy a diving adventure amongst the nurse sharks and moray eels or get up close to the local sea life on a dolphin swim. Venture inland to admire the turquoise waters of Laguna Bacalar - the Lake of Seven Colours - and the mystical Chacchoben Mayan Ruins.
Day 10: Cozumel, Mexico
Arrive on the Mexican island of Cozumel. One of Mexico's most popular ports of call, it's home to several natural parks and a rich coral reef surrounded by tropical fish. San Miguel, Cozumel's only town, offers a great selection of bars, cafes and restaurants alongside seafront shops and boutiques selling handmade Mayan souvenirs. Follow sightseeing jungle trails, wander botanical gardens with natural lagoons, or view dolphins and sea turtles in their natural habitat.
Day 11: Havana, Cuba to UK
Today your cruise comes to an end. Disembark and make your way to the airport for your flight back to the UK.