MSC has officially released renderings of its new ship, MSC Bellissima, exactly 100 days before it will be officially named in Southampton.
The second ship in the Meraviglia class will be officially named in the UK’s most popular port on March 2nd 2019.
Bellissima will be deployed in Asia in Spring 2020 following its Mediterranean season in summer next year.
The 4,500-guest vessel will be the first in then fleet to launch Amazon Alexa-style virtual assistants in every cabin as a “cruise-industry first”, aswell as a load of other exciting features.
Eateries onboard Bellissima will include the Marketplace Buffet with panoramic sea views.
Guests can also choose between Kaito’s Sushi Bar and Kaito Teppanyaki.
Anew HOLA! Tapas Bar will be located on deck 6 offering food created by the Spaniard.
Two new Cirque du Soleil shows have been designed exclusively for guests onboard; MSC Bellissima will be the second ship in the line’s fleet to feature Cirque du Soleil.
Four more shows are now being created for sister ships MSC Grandiosa (launching in November 2019) and MSC Virtuosa (arriving in 2020).
Guests can relax in the main Atmosphere pool onboard MSC Bellissima.
The ship will also have a 700-metre square children’s play area.
Entertainment onboard will include a Formula 1 simulator, Sports Bar, TV studio & bar.
Entertainment will also include the Amazon Waterpark.
MSC will reduce the ship’s environmental footprint with a number of features:
-An exhaust gas cleaning system for cleaner emissions
-An advanced wastewater treatment system
-LED lighting and smart devices to significantly save energy
Antonio Paradiso, managing director for UK & Ireland, commented on Bellissima’s naming ceremony next year: “The event, as always, promises to be a star studded, glittering affair with over 5,000 people attending over the three-day period from over 20 countries around the world.
We have so much still to announce over the next few months from the celebrity acts that are performing at the ceremony to the concepts and show names for the new Cirque du Soleil at Sea shows.”
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