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MSC Bellissima Review

5.0 / 5.0
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109 reviews

Could have been better with a little attention to detail

Review for MSC Bellissima to the Mediterranean
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6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

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Sail Date: Aug 2019
Cabin: Aurea Suite
Traveled with children

I read some reviews around and it was stated a number of times that there is constant hard selling of packages and photos. We did not experience any apart from embarkation day and just once.

We opted for an angle balcony Aurea Suite with jacuzzi on the balcony. Unfortunately out of the 7 days, we could not use the Jacuzzi on 3 days. 1. Cleaning balcony day. You are adviced to close balcony doors and curtains from a day before. They then open all balconies to form one long corridor. Our balcony was accessed but not cleaned at all. 2. for some odd reason we found our jacuzzi empty on the last evening (possibly for cleaning before the next guests). 3, On our second day, without being advised, the upper decks were being power washed resulting in almost 2 hours of constant water raining on our balcony. Also the water got very smelly from day 3. We informed cabin Stewart who came, saw the clean filter warning and just emptied part of it and refilled. Left same filter and we were left with the clean filter warning for the rest of the Cruise (though the smell was much less).

We had a 14 year old with us and we only received a teen programme on the last full day of the Cruise (day at sea). We had no idea what was happening as the on-board daily programme only had one daily entry for teens so we thought it was weak like the rest of the daily programme. Probably the daily onboarding/Disembarkation/Security meetings have a toll on the crew who are unable to plan/organise other activities.

Cabin Review

Aurea Suite

Cabin S3

Nice comfy cabin. Pity the jacuzzi was not properly cleaned and the sofa bed is very noisy at the slightest move. Also take care on ship cleaning days as it will start raining without any notice on your balcony as upper decks are being power washed.

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We took hop on hop off on all ports.

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