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Southampton to the Mediterranean MSC Bellissima Cruise Reviews

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Mutton dressed as Lamb

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scotty1000
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Such a shame the reality didn’t live up to the hype! Ship looked magnificent, embarkation was great, quick and painless. Found our cabin easily, bags arrived swiftly - all good so far. Our balcony cabin was modern, contemporary design with thoughtful storage and a comfy bed. Bathroom was very small but, you know what, it worked just fine. Nice big desk and a large mirror, with Zoe ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom


It just got better and better

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maisiecat
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

It would have been five star but as per maiden voyages in general, the start was a little rocky (in all ways) as the crew and ship got bedded in. We had to miss out onr first port call due to the wind and strong swell and the ship rolled a bit, leading to much smashed crockery and glasswear but the crew smiled on. The ship is magnificent. Zoe, the much hyped in cabin cyber assistant was pretty ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Yacht Club Deluxe Suite


Disappointed - Cirque shows not ready. Underwhelmed with staff and entertainment

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cruisehat
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Chose this as a short cruise for a last minute break. Was looking forward to travelling as one of the first passengers on a brand new ship. As seasoned cruisers, this was our 15th Cruise (RCI, Princess, NCL, TUI) but 1st on MSC (my 2nd but 1st for my husband - I was looking for a vast improvement in the entertainment from last msc trip last year). I’ve only given 2 stars ‘cos I’ve come home ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Fantastica Inside Stateroom


Disappointing MSC experience

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nichod1_again
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This was our first MSC cruise and we chose it as it was an inaugural cruise and we wanted to experience the best of MSC. We have taken many inaugural cruises from Southampton with NCL and RCI and have thoroughly enjoyed them especially the extra effort the cruise lines make for inaugural sailings. However with this cruise it had all of the special feeling of a North Sea ferry trip, no effort ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Bella Balcony Stateroom


A beauty at sea.. 5*****

Review for MSC Bellissima to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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Pauls blogging moments
10+ Cruises • Age 100s

In the Yacht Club om this new addition to the MSC fleet... its difficult to know where to begin with our praises.. From the seamless and effortless boarding experiemce to the unrivalled attention by staff, to the excellent YC cuisine, We enjoyed a fantastic beef wellington on a couple of nights in the YC restaurant.. superb.. the wine list is great too.. its almost perfection and difficult to ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Yacht Club Deluxe Suite


Terrible - Avoid MSC Like The Plague!

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PilotPhil58
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Inaugural cruise of MSC Bellissima from Southampton to Lisbon. Boarding was easy and quick, although there was no special welcome onboard for the inaugural cruise. The cabin was small, storage space was very limited and toiletries were minimal MSC-branded shower gel and shampoo in dispensers in the shower). The wardrobe was very small, dresses and jackets had to be hung at an angle as the ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom


No preperation, nothing working, poor menus - at that was Yacht Club

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ukcruiseman
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

I'm not writing a cruise blog so don't expect a lengthy ramble of the pros and cons - this is a review so short(ish). Background - we have done 44 cruises. 7 have been on MSC of which 5 have been in Yacht Club. This inaugural sailing was in YC too. Displaying the Union Jack upside down at the official launch of the ship was never going to be a vote winner but MSC managed to make what should ...
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Sail Date: March 2019


Don't waste your money

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fluffy123456789
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

I boarded okay. Firstly trying to get through the staff pushing their drinks packages. The ship looked amazing. But considering it was the inaugural voyage there was no pomp or ceremony. Not even a musical send off or complimentary Champagne toast. A few special people seemed to get invited to the naming ceremony but for the rest of us we had a paper certificate!! Most cruises give away ...
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Sail Date: March 2019


Don’t ignore history

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MK_Cruiser1955
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

They say you shouldn’t ignore history and it’s advice I should have heeded myself. I had my first MSC experience last year and came away vowing I would never cruise with them again, then I saw the opportunity to join Bellissima’s inaugural voyage. Maybe last year was a one off and I was unlucky, I thought. An inaugural voyage will be something special, I thought. It started well as the ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom


Fantastic cruise

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Paulam123
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Beautiful ship with a lovely balcony cabin. Staff very accommodating and friendly especially Alfredo in the English bar Also a South Korean waitress called Lee in pool area alongside Illiones in main restaurant. Food to a very good standard and selection alongside fantastic entertainment cirqe de soli very good also on board entertainment Great choice of off board activities and ...
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Sail Date: March 2019


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