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: UK to Barcelona, Spain
Fly from your selected UK airport to Barcelona and make your way to the 4* Senator Barcelona Spa Hotel, Barcelona-Camp Nou for your 3 night stay.
Day 2 - 3: Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona is one of the most famous cities in the world. Located between the gleaming Mediterranean Sea and the Serra de Collserola hills, this cosmopolitan Spanish city is known for its diverse art and architecture. Walk the iconic Las Ramblas promenade and see quirky street entertainers or stop for a coffee at a pavement cafe. View some of Antoni Gaudi's most famous works including the Sagrada Família Church and the mosaic wall in Park Güell. Explore the winding streets of the Gothic quarter and sample tapas in a traditional bar or relax in the city's biggest green space — Park Ciutadel.
Day 4: Barcelona, Spain (Embarkation Day)
After checkout make your way to the cruise port where you will embark on board MSC Bellissima.
Day 5: Marseille, France
Marseille sits on the Cote d'Azur on the south coast of France. Meander around the Vieux-Port and watch the fishermen land their day's catch, before heading uphill to explore the local artisan boutiques and art galleries in Le Panier old quarter. Pay a visit to Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Cathedrale de la Major de Marseille. Step back in time at Musee des Civilisation de l'Europe et de la Mediterranee (MuCEM) and Musee d'Histoire de Marseille. Spend some time enjoying the grand park, 19th-century water features, and museums at Palais Longchamp. Take a short ferry ride to admire the 16th-century Chateau d'If fortress.
Day 6: 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 7: 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 8: Messina, Italy
The gateway to Mount Etna, Messina, is the third-largest port in Sicily. This city — which was used to film part of the film 'The Godfather' — is famous for its museums and architectural beauty. Drive up the side of nearby Mount Etna on a day trip or wander around the many shops along Messina's wide boulevards to look at Sicilian pottery and art pieces. Black volcanic glass from Mount Etna features heavily in Sicilian jewellery and makes a great souvenir. Visit Norman Messina Cathedral to see its beautiful, 15th-century windows and astronomical clock tower, before walking by the stunning marble fountains — Fontana di Orione and Neptune Fountain — which are decorated with mythical creatures and gods. Make sure to dine on locally-inspired swordfish, pasta and pizza dishes complemented by rich Sicilian wine at a trattoria during your time here, too.
Day 9: Valletta, Malta
Malta's small capital city — Valletta — sits within the city's original walls on a hillside and is known for its old churches, palaces and museums. Formerly ruled by the French, Italians, Spanish, and British; this UNESCO World Heritage site is filled with more than 300 historical monuments — making it one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world! Stroll through the narrow cobblestone streets of its old town district and see the famous Maltese-decorated balconies. Among a variety of churches, you can discover St. John's Co-Cathedral — one of Malta's biggest tourist attractions — with its striking interior decor and painting of John the Baptist by Caravaggio.
Day 11: Fly Barcelona – UK
Disembark in Barcelona and make your way to the airport for your flight back to the UK.