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MSC Bellissima Cruise Review
5.0 / 5.0
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The staff were fantastic, Yacht Club MSC have it cracked

MSC Bellissima Cruise Review by Bleriot

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: May 2019
  • Destination: the Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Yacht Club Inside Stateroom

We had been on MSC Seaview late last year, and while on board we took the opportunity to book this cruise and take the option of trying "Club Class".

So we arrive at the port in Barcelona where we are immediately relieved of our cases and escorted to the "Yacht Club" lounge area where our cruise ticket and passport were taken to process our booking. Meanwhile we are offered champagne and canapes which were very nice.

Then we are escorted directly through check-in and security check, after which we were escorted directly to the ship and taken to deck 16 which is the entry deck of "Club Class". Then on into the Sky Lounge where we met Raj one of the concierges, he explained all the choices we had in relation to eating and excursions, he also helped us log on to the ships Wi-Fi system. He asked did we want any news papers,so we got the "Irish Independent" delivered to our room every morning.

Madie our butler came and took us to our room, where our luggage had been delivered, we were given her phone number for use 24 hours a day.

Restaurants we were taken to the "Yacht Club" restaurant where we had lunch served by happy cheerful staff. Unlike most ships restaurants this had many tables for two, and plenty room to move around. We booked dinner for 21:00 that evening. On arriving for dinner we were seated at a table near the window, then offered a drink,which we availed of. Presented with the menu containing quite an extensive choices, the waiter told us about the specials and gave us some suggestions. Given the level of service and extensive menu we decided we would dine in this restaurant for the cruise for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Wondering through this vast ship we say the wonderful crystal staircases throughout the ship. The shopping arcade area has the most wonderful lighting system constantly changing views. Plenty shopping opportunities and as always on cruises the constant special offers sales. Numerous bars and coffee shops, large casino for those that fancied a flutter.

We were so impressed with the whole "Yacht Club" experience that we went to meet Claudia the "Book Your Next Cruise" Rep and selected another cruise next September, she printed out the details. As i did not take my wallet, she said she would be in the Sky Bar that evening and I would pay the deposit. So as promised Claudia arrived and we went over to see her, she then said she had looked at our booking and had got an even better offer which reduced the cost so we happily paid our deposit and retired to have another G & T

Unfortunately all good things have to come to an end, we had our breakfast and then back to the room and a last tidy up. we were then directed by Raj to the bar and we would be called for disembarkation. Madie arrives and takes us down to deck 4 and the gangway and on to baggage reclaim where she gets our cases and takes out to the taxi rank and calls us a taxi and loads in the cases and we say our goodbyes.

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Cabin Review

Yacht Club Inside Stateroom
Cabin YIN 16006

On arrival we found a bottle of champagne and a large bowl of fresh fruit. Excellent room large and very comfortable bed. The bed was turned down twice a day, and in the evening we were treated to a card along with a chocolate treat, the sheets were changed every two days. The toilet was quite a nice size for our needs, the shower was larger than normal.

As we said before every morning our paper, which was printed on board was delivered.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

City Tour

Could have had a better courier, she was not very interesting about where we were travelling through.

The best part was the visit to the museum where the guide was excellent and made it a great visit

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Malta (Valletta)

We walked into the harbour area and took the lift to the shopping, cafe, bar area which was very enjoyable and had a nice glass of wine and a beer. Plenty shops to visit and some at very good value.

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