The MSC Bellissima, Italian for “beautiful”, is the sister ship of the MSC Meraviglia and offers a gross tonnage of 171.598 tons and can accommodate about 4488 passengers (with double occupancy). In spring 2019, the MSC Bellissima was delivered and in its first season cruised the western Mediterranean on 7-day cruises. At a length of 315 meters and with over 33,000 square meters of space for public areas, the ship is generously designed. In addition, there are a number of technological innovations, such as Near Field Communication Technology (NFC), that allows passengers to pay via smartwatches, wristbands or smartphones on board, open their cabins or locate their children. Thanks to its extreme maneuverability, the MSC Bellissima can easily dock in almost every cruise port in the world.
The 2,244 cabins on the MSC Bellissima will be designed modern and comfortable, with a bathroom (shower and WC), minibar, safe and TV. The inside cabins are approx. 16 sqm in size while the outside cabins are between 15-22 sqm. The balcony cabins are approx. 19-22 sqm and the suites start from 27 sqm according to the cabin category. Some balcony cabins and some suites have a bathtub. In addition, there are new family cabins which can be combined from 2 or 3 cabins – for more comfort for all family members. Even single travelers can enjoy their cruise in about 12 qm single inside cabins that are bookable. Furthermore, there are the duplex maisonette suites with private whirlpool on board as well as an extended MSC Yacht Club with numerous solariums, jacuzzis and a separate member-only restaurant. Furthermore, there is the first ‘crystal cabin’ on board the Bellissima with shiny crystal elements everywhere to extend the beauty of the ship.
Atmosphere on Board
On board, guests can expect an overwhelming atmosphere on one of the most modern ships. The atmosphere on the ships of MSC Cruises is pleasant and relaxed, many entertainment and sports facilities provide variety on board and culinary delights are offered in the various restaurants. The typical cheerful italian way of life awaits you on board the Bellissima.
Food and Beverages
The cuisine on the MSC Bellissima, typical of the cruise line’s ships, will be Mediterranean in style and will offer culinary variety in many different restaurants.
Entertainment, Sports and Relaxation
On board there is a huge entertainment area:a huge water park as well as a huge sports area, the Sportplex. Here, you can do sports during the day . During the night, the Sportplex will be changed to a disco. At the F1 simulator you can take part in exciting races and challenge the other travellers. At the bowling alley onboard, you can find out who is the best in throwing “strikes”. The indoor boardwalk spans two decks and features shops, bars, specialty restaurants, and the largest LED screen at sea – a digital sky that provides insights into ongoing events, sunrises and sunsets, and the nightly starry sky. Another highlight is the new and unique cooperation with Cirque du Soleil. Six nights a week, the artists of Cirque du Soleil will perform two unique performances for about 413 guests each.
The European-Italian atmosphere also makes the MSC Bellissima a lively and cheerful ship. The ship is recommended for anyone who wants variety, entertainment and “colorful” days on board. Families will feel very comfortable too. This ship of superlatives is itself a destination.