MSC Opera, Greece – Italy, 7 nights.

Cruise the Mediterranean with MSC Opera

Piraeus – Katakolon (Olympia) – Corfu – Cefalonia – Bari – At Sea – Santorini – Piraeus

7 nights, every Tuesday, from 583 €/person!

A refined style, precious materials and attention to detail make MSC Opera a cruise ship that really is something to sing about! She is built along more classic lines than her sisters in the Musica and Fantasia classes, making for a special atmosphere on board while enabling you to visit those destinations that are inaccessible to larger vessels.
Capacity: 65,591 tons, Construction: 2004, Decks: 13, Length: 274.9 meters, Width: 32 meters, Height: 54 meters, Speed: 20.3 mph, Cabins: 1075, Passengers: 2,679, Officers & Crew: 728.



Day 1: Piraeus (Athens), Greece – Board the ship, settle into your cabin and it’s time to explore! Foyer, lounges & bars, restaurants, spa, sports facilities, disco, playground, swimming pools, live music and performance areas!

Day 2: Katakolon (Olympia), Greece – On the Peloponnese shores stands the little seaside town of Katakolon. Situated on a headland overlooking the blue Ionian Sea, this charming location boasts a lighthouse, the Agios Nicolaos Church, and musical instruments museum. A short ride away lies the ancient site of Olympia, the extraordinary UNESCO World Heritage Site. 3000 years ago, it hosted Greece’s first Olympic Games in its Panhellenic religious sanctuary. Explore the fascinating world of Greek mythology on an MSC Cruises excursion to the archaeological site of Olympia. This is one of the most significant places in Greece’s history, settled in the hilly region of the river Alfeiós. Visit the remains of the Temple of Zeus, the gymnasium, the hippodrome, and the great stadium which seated up to 45,000 spectators.

Day 3: Corfu, Greece – The resort island of Corfu, is renowned for its rocky mountains, beautiful beaches, and utterly romantic atmosphere. It’s capital city, also named Corfu, is one of the ancient jewels of Greece. Here you’ll find a Venetian fortress and a UNESCO World Heritage old town boasting winding lanes, bustling bars, towering houses, and heavenly gardens. Discover ancient remains from eras past, scattered throughout the island. MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including Achilleion Palace, Corfu’s Beaches, Palaiokastritsa Monastery. Travel winding roads lined with olive trees and neo-classical terraces to the magnificent Achilleion’s Palace. Indulge in some leisure time on Palaiokastritsa’s beaches and take in the natural scenery. Boarding a boat, skim past the hidden gems of Corfu’s coastline, including the incredible Nausicaa Cave.

Day 4: Cefalonia (Argostoli), Greece – Discover the jewel of the Ionian Sea — the Greek island of Cefalonia. Explore awe-inspiring caves, wander sandy coves, or take a dip in its turquoise waters. Here, colourful port villages cluster around scenic harbours and dazzling beaches. This natural paradise is home to an abundance of fauna including turtles, pine martens, and seals. MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including the Spectacular Melissani Cave, Fiscardo and Assos, Drogarati Caves and St. Efimia Village. Explore Melissani Cave, a perfect day out for nature buffs.This environmental wonder is just a short distance from the capital Argostoli and is surrounded by beautiful forest. Learn about the island’s endangered population of loggerhead turtles and their beachside nesting grounds. The epic Drogarati Cave, formed over 100 million years ago, is a stalactite and stalagmite haven! Visit a remarkable cavern called the ‘Apotheosis Chamber’ known for its otherworldly acoustics! 

Day 5: Bari, Italy – The Italian port city of Bari lies on the coast of the archaeologically-rich Apulia region. This ancient town offers a remarkable mix of old and new, with historical churches, castles and piazzas positioned near modern galleries, shops, and museums. Further afield, discover an abundance of natural wonders including UNESCO World Heritage site caves. With its breathtaking beaches and world-class restaurants, Bari is a memorable seaside destination. MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including The ‘Sassi’ in Matera, Alberobello, Caves of Castellana and Polignano a Mare. Discover the magical canyon city of Matera, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a number of caves date back to Neolithic times. In Alberobello, you’ll discover whitewashed stone huts with conical roofs — known locally as ‘trullo’. If you’re keen on epic adventures, don’t miss a journey to the Caves of Castellana, situated in Italy’s wine and olive region — the Itria Valley.

Day 6: At Sea – Discover more about the life onboard!

Day 7: Santorini, Greece – Approximately 200-km southeast of mainland Greece, lies Santorini, a Cyclades Island. This destination was formed from the remains of a volcanic caldera which is evident in its rugged geology. Santorini is famous for its sheer cliffs, red beach, and whitewashed houses that contrast strikingly against the blue Aegean Sea. The island is also home to ancient archaeological sites, hot spring swimming, and stunning wineries. MSC offers plenty of exciting things to see including Oia Village, The Archaeological site of Akrotiri, Black Stretches of Volcanic Sand. The picturesque village of Oia lies on an edge of the volcanic caldera overlooking the shimmering Mediterranean Sea. If you’re a keen history buff, don’t miss the opportunity to visit the archaeological site of Akrotiri. It’s a crime to visit Santorini without exploring its natural wonders. Visit Perivolos Beach, for a swim in its crystal-clear waters.

Day 8: Piraeus (Athens), Greece – Return and disembark after a unique journey!

For more information about available tours, please contact TRAVELLERS CLUB.

What’s included:

  • Accommodation in a cabin of your choice
  • Full nutrition
  • Daily entertainment on board
  • Gym
  • Port charges and taxes
  • Tips

Not included:

  • Consumption of beverages / soft drinks
  • Optional excursions
  • Anything not specifically mentioned as included

Children from 2 to 11 years old pay from 202€ in a cabin with two adults.
Children from 11 to 17 years old pay from 244€ in a cabin with two adults.

Price based on the cabin category IB Bella Interior, subject to availability. Ticket prices for other dates may vary. Taxes, port taxes and service charges are included in the price.


Tuesday: Piraeus (Athens), Greece, Boarding – 17:00
Wednesday: Katakolon (Olympia), Greece, 09:00 – 18:00
Thursday: Corfu, Greece, 09:00 – 18:00
Friday: Cefalonia (Argostoli), Greece, 08:00 – 16:00
Saturday: Bari, Italy, 07:00 – 19:00
Sunday: At Sea
Monday: Santorini, Greece, 08:00 – 18:00
Tuesday: Piraeus (Athens), Greece, Disembarkation – 06:00


MSC Opera summer 2024

Available Dates

Departure dates 2024:
May 21, 28.
June 4, 11, 18, 25.
July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.
August 6, 13, 20, 27.
September 3, 10, 17, 24.

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