The 100-day countdown to the launch of MSC Bellissima began this week. It will debut in Southampton, UK on March 2, 2019. With a maximum capacity of 5,686 guests and gross tonnage of 171,598, MSC Bellissima will be the biggest ship to be named in Southampton and will certainly live up to her name, which means “most beautiful”.
MSC Bellissima is the second ship in the innovative Meraviglia class and the fourth of MSC Cruises next-generation ships to come into service in just over 18 months. MSC Bellissima will spend her inaugural season offering 7-night cruises to some of the region’s most popular ports before moving to the Emirates in late 2019.
In addition to offering the very latest in guest technology, MSC Bellissima will be fitted with a large number of environmental features and innovative technology to reduce her environmental footprint. Just like her sister ship, MSC Meraviglia, she will be equipped with an exhaust gas cleaning system for cleaner emissions, an advanced wastewater treatment system, smart heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC) to recover heat from machinery spaces and LED lighting and smart devices to significantly save energy. This is all part of MSC Cruises’ commitment to provide guests with the best holiday experiences at sea in a sustainable way.
Here are just some of the wonderful highlights that guests can expect from MSC Bellissima: