MSC Cruises

MSC Bellissima, the much-awaited second Meraviglia-Generation MSC Cruises mega-ship opens for sale

Tuesday 2nd May 2017

MSC Cruises – the world’s largest privately-owned cruise line announced today the opening of sales of MSC Bellissima. For her inaugural season, the ship, which is the much-awaited sister ship to MSC Meraviglia, will set sail in the Western Mediterranean from March 2019.

Sales are initially open until 15th May 2017 exclusively for MSC Voyagers Club members, as one of the many benefits of the programme that rewards loyal MSC cruisers. Members have the opportunity to book first and receive included in their price a complimentary Cirque du Soleil at Sea dinner and show experience.1 In addition they will receive rates with a reduction of 5% as well as being able to apply their additional 5% discount as a loyalty member. Bookings will then be opened for all other guests after 15th May 2017 with the complimentary dinner and show included for booking made up to 31st July 2017.

This amazing offer showcases one of MSC Bellissima’s onboard entertainment highlights. The two Cirque du Soleil at Sea shows, created exclusively for MSC Cruises’ guests, will perform six nights per week, two shows a night, in the purpose-built Carousel Lounge. Guests will be able to enjoy an exclusive pre-show dinner service with a table d’hôte stylish menu served before the show. This is a unique experience that cannot be found anywhere else at sea, available on board MSC Meraviglia cruising from 4th June 2017 and now in 2019 MSC Bellissima.

Gianni Onorato, Chief Executive Officer of MSC Cruises, commented, “Bearing testimony to our focus on innovation, MSC Bellissima will be the fourth new ship coming into service in just two years. She will join what is already one of the most modern fleets at sea as our long-standing focus is to always offer our guests the most modern and innovative ships to make the most out of their holiday at sea.”

When it comes to the Meraviglia generation of ships, we are particularly proud of our unique partnership with Cirque du Soleil who are creating a total of eight original shows for all four ships. MSC Bellissima will feature two brand new shows, giving guests yet another reason to experience the new addition to our fleet.”

MSC Bellissima has been designed for all seasons, with a gross tonnage of 167,600 GRT and capacity for more than 5,700 guests, this new cruise ship will be the largest in the MSC Cruises’ fleet, along with her sister ship, MSC Meraviglia. MSC Bellissima will offer guests an unforgettable MSC Cruises experience with highlights including:

* Six ports in seven nights in the Western Mediterranean: MSC Bellissima will call at the popular ports of Genoa, Marseille and Barcelona as well as other much sought after Mediterranean destinations including Naples, Messina in Sicily and Valetta in Malta, with a wide range of shore activities carefully designed to help guests discover to the fullest, each destination and its unique culture. MSC Belissima will commence her maiden voyage from Genoa, Italy on March 24th 2019.
* An unprecedented choice of both fine dining and more casual options through 10 venues – in true MSC Cruises fashion – serving fresh, local and authentic food
* A vast array of family facilities and entertainment make this the perfect family holiday, designed in partnership with leading family experts including the LEGO Group and Chicco as well as the DOREMI Studio Lounge, a dedicated lounge for all family activities, and the DOREMI Tech Lab, a must visit destination for kids who love technology.
* Mediterranean-style promenade with an 80 meter LED Sky screen, the longest at sea that acts as the social hub of the ship with a range of shops and restaurants
*The much-acclaimed digital innovation programme, MSC for Me will be available to all guests. Employing the latest and best technology available at sea, guests will be able to customise their on-board and on-shore experience. MSC for Me touches every aspect of the holiday from simplifying planning, providing information through to safety and security.

MSC Bellissima is currently under construction at the shipyard of STX France.

7 nights cruising with MSC Bellissima starts from AU$863pp or NZ$903pp twin share including 5% discount and Cirque du Soleil dinner and show however excluding Voyagers Club discount.

SOURCE: MSC Cruises

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