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MSC Bellissima Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 21

Overall rating:

4.2 out of 5
MSC Bellissima

7 Night Western Mediterranean (Barcelona Roundtrip)

Sail date: April 19, 2019

Ship: MSC Bellissima

Cabin type: Inside

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Top of the list cruise experience! We still prefer Royal. Make sure and see Rome and Venice as well, the two best cities not on itinerary!


5 out of 5
Very smooth and quick!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
Food was nothing special, surprisingly. Way too pushy on packages when boarding compared to other lines. Limited food choices on sea day compared to other lines. Not enough seating in buffet. We do not eat at the specialty restaurants.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Simpler put, only activities missing are putt putt. Royal has more adult activity (wall and wave rider, ice skating) but, does have virtual reality. Awesome nightly dance party, but, against pushy.


4 out of 5
Shows are on par with other lines, plus, cirque de soleil. Extremely limited seating in the small clubs.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Very nice and helpful as usual all around.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Well, it is new! We avoid older small ships for that reason mainly.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Amazing size for inside cabin!

Ship tip

Buy wine at each port and save your drink package money!

Ports of call

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5
Amazing beauty and history! No excursion

Marseille (Provence), France

4 out of 5
Not as historic as other Mediterranean ports, but, it is wonderful as an American! No Excursion

Genoa, Italy

5 out of 5
Amazing beauty and active port with things to do! Our boarding port.

Naples, Italy

4 out of 5
Lots of history! Not as clean as northern Italy. Climbed Mt Vesuvius, gorgeous views, but, not as stunning as more recent volcanoes like Hawaii.

Messina, Sicily

5 out of 5
Beautiful island city and port! No Excursion

Valletta, Malta

3 out of 5
Not as elegant as other ports. Not sure what the draw is.


5 out of 5
Very smooth!
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