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 1-4: UK – Dubai
Fly from your selected UK airport to Dubai and make your way to the 5* Mövenpick Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel Dubai.
Day 4: Dubai, UAE
Check out the hotel and make your way to the cruise port where you will embark on board MSC Bellissima.
Day 5: Abu Dhabi
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
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: Bahrain
Bahrain comprises more than 30 islands in the Persian Gulf. Step ashore in the modern Bahrain capital of Manama to explore the Bahrain National Museum and shop for souvenirs at Bab al-Bahrain bazaar. Pay a visit to Al-Fateh Mosque, one the largest mosques in the world, the UNESCO-listed Qal'at Al Bahrain archaeological site, and Beit Skeikh Isa Bin Ali royal house. Get up close to nature at Al Areen Wildlife Park & Reserve and enjoy splashing times at Wahooo! Water Park. Discover the world of cultured pearls at Heritage Centre and Museum of Pearl Diving.
Day 9: Doha, Qatar
Sitting on Doha Bay is the capital of the Persian Gulf - Doha. This vibrant metropolis boasts the Corniche Promenade and plentiful park areas alongside the downtown waterfront. Admire the extensive collection of exhibits at the Museum of Islamic Art and Al Zubara Fort & Museum. Qatari art and heritage also comes to life at Katara Cultural Village. Shop for local handicrafts, jewellery and spices at the traditional Souq Waqif or indulge yourself at the designer shops at The Pearl-Qatar. Venture out of the city on an exciting Desert Safari by 4x4 jeep or get up close to the indigenous Arabian Oryx deer on a visit to Al Maha Sanctuary.
Day 10: Dubai
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 11: Dubai – UK
Disembark in Dubai and make your way to the airport for your flight back to the UK.