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 Dubai, UAE
Fly from your chosen UK airport to Dubai and be privately transferred to your Dubai hotel for a three-night stay.
Day 2 – 3: Dubai, UAE
Your Arabian adventure begins in Dubai, the world's fastest-growing global city with a vibrancy and a majesty all of its own. You’ll find all kinds of wonderful modern attractions here, including, at 2,722 feet, the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa, plus cutting-edge bars and nightclubs, a man made island in the shape of a giant palm tree, and unparalleled shopping opportunities.
Day 4: Dubai, UAE (Embarkation Day)
After check out, be privately transferred to the port to board MSC Bellissima for your seven-night cruise.
Day 5: Abu Dhabi, UAE
In the space of a generation Abu Dhabi has managed to transform herself from small fishing village into the thriving metropolis of today. A dramatic skyline of modern skyscrapers and exquisite hotels provides a contrast with the mosques and bazaars of old that can still be found here. Take a ride out to Ferrari World, the world’s largest indoor theme park providing thrills and fun for all the family, or why not take a Jeep Safari through the sand dunes surrounding the city.
Day 6: Sir Bani Yas Island, UAE
On Sir Bani Yas, just like on the islands of Dalma and the six nearby Discovery Islands, an enormous nature reserve has been designated to species in danger of extinction, be they from the Arabic peninsula or from Africa. In particular, on Sir Bani Yas you will be able to observe rare animals inside a protected area where the great majority of the animals, including giraffes, flamingos and cheetahs to name just a few, live freely.
Day 8: Muscat, Oman
Muscat, unlike a lot of her Arabian cousins, has managed to retain a scene of authenticity to the old ways. Where her more notable cousins have arrived into the 21st century with a skyline dominated by skyscrapers, shopping malls and hotels, Muscat has retained a lot more of her traditions and values of old. It is this aspect that allows her to captivate guests time and time again. Sail into the preserved historical waterfront and experience the traditional architecture of this calming seascape, hike through the terracotta coloured mountains or even visit the old town and discover the traditional souk and spice markets.
Day 9: Khasab, Oman
One of the hidden gems of The Middle East, Oman will have you captivated from the moment she appears on the distant horizon. From the moment you sail into Khasab you will immediately be greeted by a striking Arabian military fort bewitching the harbour skyline enchanting you into to romance of the area. Scuba dive in the crystal clear waters surrounding the area or take a boat trip into the Fjords of Arabia, experiencing the breathtaking coast that is known as 'the Norway of the Gulf' and see if you can even spot a pod of dolphins playing nearby.
Day 10: Dubai, UAE
You’ll find all kinds of wonderful modern attractions here, including, at 2,722 feet, the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa, plus cutting-edge bars and nightclubs, a man made island in the shape of a giant palm tree, and unparalleled shopping opportunities.
Day 11: Dubai, UAE to UK
Today your cruise comes to an end. Disembark and be privately transferred to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.