Setting sail in 2019; MSC Bellissima is an ultra-modern cruise ship that boasts a plethora of features and is sister ship to MSC Meraviglia. The Galleria Bellissima central promenade with its spectacular 80-metre-long LED dome is the focal point of the ship and is lined with places to eat and drink. An intimate and personalised service is also assured thanks to an impressive 4:1 passenger to crew ratio, and the innovative MSC for Me technology further enhances your time on board. If you're looking for the ultimate cruising experience; the privacy of the MSC Yacht Club with its exclusive amenities is the perfect option.
There are a total of ten restaurants to choose from on board MSC Bellissima; dining will be an enjoyable and adventurous part of your cruise. Dine in the Marketplace Buffet to sample an array of worldwide flavours or head to the Food Market to taste a variety of local and international cuisines. Tempt your tastebuds in the speciality eateries - including Japanese fare in Kaito Sushi Bar and Kaito Teppanyaki and freshly-cooked steaks from the Butcher's Cut. If you have a sweet tooth; look no further than the Crepes & Ice Cream parlour where you can indulge in luxury treats.
With a total of twenty bars, there's somewhere to match your every mood on board MSC Bellissima. Visit the Chocolate and Coffee Bar to indulge in freshly-brewed coffee and sweet treats. Choose a refreshing drink from the extensive menu in Marketplace Buffet Bar and the Sports Bar. Admire the panoramic views in the Sky Lounge or grab a drink from the Pool Bar to keep you cool as you lounge by the water's edge. You can also enjoy a drink in the TV Studio and Bar; a multi-purpose high-tech space where you can participate in live games, talent contests, and karaoke and comedy evenings. Sip a mojito in the Cocktail Bar or a Bellini in the Champagne Bar. Enjoy a relaxing drink in the the Top Sail Lounge or combine a show-and-dining experience in the Carousel Lounge.
Entertainment on board MSC Bellissima exceeds all expectations. Have fun with your friends in the virtual games arcade or get competitive on the F1 simulator. Discover fun for tots to teens in the themed clubs and splashing times at the Aqua Park. Try your luck with a game of blackjack in the Casino, watch a 4D movie in the cinema, or aim for a strike at the bowling alley. The three pool areas are perfect for topping up your tan, relaxing, and doing a few lengths. After dark, the Horizon Pool transforms into a dance floor with live music and entertainment. Take your seat in the theatre to watch the breathtaking Cirque du Soleil show; a unique opportunity exclusively on MSC Bellissima. End your evening in style with dancing and partying in the stylish Attic Club.
Day 1 - 2: UK to Barcelona, Spain
Fly from your selected UK airport to Barcelona where you will enjoy a two night pre-stay in the four-star Hotel 4 Barcelona^.
Day 3: Barcelona, Spain
Today you will embark on the brand new flagship MSC Bellissima. Set sail in late afternoon on your seven-night Mediterranean cruise.
Day 4: Marseille, France
The ship drops anchor today at Marseille on the Cote d'Azur. Watch the fisherman land their daily catch as you enjoy a coffee at the Vieux Port. Stroll around the maze of alleyways lined with bohemian-style buildings in the old Le Panier district. Meander through the parks at Palais Longchamps before climbing the hill to admire the views from Basilica of Notre Dame de la Garde. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the bustling Marche des Capucins food market. Hop on the ferry to Chateau d'If, immortalised in 'The Count of Monte Cristo' by Alexander Dumas. The pretty town of Aix-en-Provence and the medieval city of Avignon are also within easy reach.
Day 5: Genoa, Italy
Step ashore today at the lively Italian port of Genoa. Stroll around the old town district and uncover Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, Palazzo Ducale, Piazza de Ferrari, and the Renaissance palaces on Via Garibaldi. Ride the Il Bigo elevator at the Old Harbour to enjoy panoramic views of the area. Visit Acquario de Genova for close-up views of colourful marine life or explore the city's maritime heritage at Galata Maritime Museum. Santa Margherita Ligure and the stylish resort of Portofino are just waiting to be discovered further along the coast.
Day 6: Naples, Italy
Naples on Italy's Amalfi Coast is your next port of call. Visit Piazza del Plebiscito to admire the Royal Palace, Galleria Umberto and San Carlo Theatre. Step inside the Duomo to view the Cappella di San Gennaro, the baptistery, and colourful frescoes and mosaics. Enjoy family-time at Acquario Della Stazione Zoological Di Napoli. Join a tour to the ruins of Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius and picturesque Sorrento and Positano. Or take a scenic boat trip to the beautiful island of Capri.
Day 7: Messina, Italy
The ship docks today at the Sicilian port of Messina. Enjoy a leisurely walk around the ancient streets surrounding the harbour before admiring the statue of Madonna della Lettera at Fort of San Salvatore. Visit the astronomical clock on Il Duomo di Messina and Fontana de Orione at the 12th-century Piazza del Duomo, before dropping into the nearby Chiesa Annunziata dei Catalini church. A ride on the Circumetnea Railway around Mount Etna volcano is a unique experience or you can spend time at the charming cliff top town of Taormina.
Day 8: Valletta, Malta
Malta's capital city – Valletta – is your final port. With 300 monuments packed into half a kilometre at the heart of the city, Valletta is a must for culture. St John's Co-Cathedral is one of Malta's most popular attractions or you can admire the pre-historic exhibits at the National Museum of Archaeology. Explore the underground passages at Auberge de Castille or escape to the harbour-side Baracca Gardens. Drive to Popeye Village at Anchor Bay, tour the ancient cities of Mdina and Mosta, or marvel at the Megalithic Temples of Malta.
Day 10: Barcelona, Spain to UK
Disembark the ship and take your private transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK