Yes, MSC is a cheap price and you pay for everything on board, including water at the evening meal. We filled our water bottles up at the buffet and were able to take them off the ship and back on,. Tea and coffee available all day from the buffet. The meals at the buffet were of a good assortment including carvery, eastern, spaghetti, hot dogs, hamburgers, chips,soup, salads,pizza,vegetarian and plenty of desserts. We ate at the restaurant for breakfast and dinner. You could also eat at the restaurant for lunch if you prefer to dodge the buffet. There was never a time that we couldn't get a seat at the buffet.
Meals of average size but you could ask for seconds.
There is a steak house at extra cost.
We did not have the drink package preferring to buy as we needed it because we were in port every day except one, Plenty of staff constantly there to serve you.
Such a sparkling ship with the staff constantly wiping, dusting and vacuuming.
At least 10 very hot spas to each accommodate 8 people with warm showers afterwards, not cold. Plenty of pool activities and fantastic childrens rope course, water tubes, etc.
Embarking and disembarking very smooth and well organised. The staff were very helpful and polite. I find it hard to believe that some passengers comment otherwise.
Only downfall was the at least 5 different nationalities on board which didn't help if you wanted to have a conversation with someone whilst sitting around the deck. May be this was because it was a Mediterranean cruise.
We did not take the shore excursions because we found at every port there were local buses or hop on off buses which were a quarter of the price of MSC.
We would definately cruise on the Bellissima again, a beautiful ship.
Very comfortable bed. Bedside cupboards on each side of the bed. Touch lights beside the bed. Excellent bathroom with glass shower door, Pull out line to hang bathers on. Ample room in the wardrobe but could have included more hangers. 4 drawers.Space under the bed for the suitcases.