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Bellissima Maiden Season in Western Med by thomastx

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The Bellissima is a gorgeous ship. Food on the ship is good, but was only marginal in dining rooms. Pizza at the buffet was awesome. There was too much pushy upselling of drinks and dining packages. Most of the staff encountered was great and very friendly. The only exception we had to this was in the Photo Gallery. The shows were mostly below average. I would cruise again just because of the beauty and comfort of the ship itself.

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The greatest cruise ship I ever been on by hongluong51

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

I would love love to come back again on this cruise. I’ll bring my sisters with me next time , but more bingo game though I had fun playing but was too short

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It was excellent Western Mediterranean by lel43840787

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

It was excellent cruiseship line and ports of call.

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An amazing and fun exerience by joanalaremont

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

I had high expectations for this cruise and they were all met. The food was delicious, the staff was very helpful and polite, the cruise activities were fun and exciting. This is a great cruise to go with your family.

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4.3

Western Med Cruise on A New Ship by fgallope

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

Overall it was a fun ship and I would cruise on the Bellissma again. I would try the Yacht club next time to have a more private and refined experience.

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4.0

Big ship and bad designed.... by join

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Big ship and bad designed. Always crowded in the promenade, all night parties took place into Bellissima Lounge with no more than 20 seats. Few outside areas. Too much technology, Zoe is a joke, "ATMs" works strange sometimes. It happens not have cash to give my change and took 45 minutes for a front desk guy to solve my problem. I think it was first time when this type of issue occurred. Cleanliness-perfect Staff-not much interact, no problems when needed. Cabin-perfect, interior 14052 Food-normal MSC Shows-worst experience, need to book every night, very small theatre, always crowded and bad shows. Everything interesting was moved to charged Cirque du Soleil, which was great (Syma). Entertainment-not much interact. Pools and aqua park-great, heated water and, strange, not so crowded.

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3.6

Good, not great by CornergasKim

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Nice but not outstanding. Yacht club staff was outstanding but the ship didn’t feel “friendly”

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4.2

Elegant ship and perfect itinerary! by CarolinaMiles

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

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!

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4.8

🌟🌟 Amazing 🌟🌟 by CarolCough

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

Amazing cruise, really enjoyed it. Beautiful ship with so much to see and do. I can't see how anyone can fault the food or accommodation. Definitely get a balcony room though, it's nice to get away from it all every now and again.

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5.0

We had an amazing trip... by adenlawson

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We had an amazing trip around Europe on this brand new and absolutely gorgeous ship. First time on MSC after 19 other cruises on American lines. I cannot speak highly enough about the food in the main dining room. First cruise of twenty that we ate in the main dining room all 7 nights. Our waiter Wiradarma was amazing as was the rest of the waitstaff. The buffet may not have been to the standard of the American cruise lines but was all part of what made this an entirely new cruise experience and we really enjoyed it, as the ship was 3 weeks old, it was immaculate as expected. The staterooms were of really good size and the beds, especially the pillows were spectacular. Would highly recommend MSC and especially the Bellissima for a cruise and we will be sailing with MSC in the future.

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5.0

This was our first Europe... by cernus

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This was our first Europe Cruise and our 9th cruise over all... Got a great room 9277 Had a seperate area for the kids bunks, had a couch, large double bed, bath and shower in en-suite... balcony was huge overlooking the rear of the boat. Love the interactive app to book restaurants, events, activities and shows... Would highly recommend this ship 1 negative don’t bother paying extra € for the specialty restaurants was bad poor quality service and food... except for cirque du soleil highly recommend dinner and show worth every € One more thing WATCH OUT FOR THE RUDE FRENCH GUESTS ONBOARD!!! See you next time MSC Bellissima

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4.0

Postives: -beautiful Ship -cirque du soleil -service... by Krisderaedt

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Postives: -beautiful Ship -cirque du soleil -service in main restaurant -aquapark and Pools -cabin and steward -kids club Negatives: -drink packages are too expensive + 20% and less selections of drinks than in the past -in the evening there is no bar where you can find place to sit ,only option is bar at the indoor pool or the sky lounge -pay extra for ICE Cream, last summer this was also included in the drinks package Overall we got the feeling that we had to spend more money than on a previous MSC cruise and we got less...

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2.6

TRYING TOO HARD TO MAKE MORE MONEY OUT OF PASSENGERS IN EVERY WAY by c2chenny

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

We were excited and overjoyed the moment we got on this stunning new ship as we saw the glamorous high tech interior. This was our second time cruising, with the first being in Alaska with HAL line 'Noordam', but the ship was very old and even had CRT TV in each cabin. However, we had a very enjoyable time on it and so we decided to cruise again, this time choosing a newer ship the MSC Bellissima, what could go wrong? Unfortunately, over the course of 7 days on the Bellissima we felt that MSC puts a higher priority on making more money out of guests in every way rather than making guests happy so they would come back again. For example: - Staffs would hard sell packages, souvenirs, lemon cello, photo shoots, etc. every chance they see you. - Basically apart from buffet, main dining rooms, shows, otherwise nothing is free. Even water is 3 euros/liter and guests are technically not allowed to take water with our own bottles in the water dispensers in the buffet area. - It is written by MSC that tipping to individual staffs is 'discouraged', and that tips are encouraged to be tipped to the company as a whole. After getting to know MSC's mentality we suspect that this was so that they could keep those tips and never pay it down to the staffs.

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4.0

Postives: -beautiful Ship -cirque du soleil -service... by Krisderaedt

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Postives: -beautiful Ship -cirque du soleil -service in main restaurant -aquapark and Pools -cabin and steward -kids club Negatives: -drink packages are too expensive + 20% and less selections of drinks than in the past -in the evening there is no bar where you can find place to sit ,only option is bar at the indoor pool or the sky lounge -pay extra for ICE Cream, last summer this was also included in the drinks package Overall we got the feeling that we had to spend more money than on a previous MSC cruise and we got less...

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3.1

Too big and brash for me by Showpony1

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

I booked a big ship and got a big ship so I now know they are not for me. It was all too basic and money oriented for me so I know now beyond any doubt I need to pay a bit more to get a bit more.

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4.1

Loved the Ports by nikeeb

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (young children)

We are a couple in our 40’s with a 9 year old from the U.S... definitely the minority. All of the announcements and kids club activities had to be said in about 5 different languages which was interesting. We actually liked hearing all of the different languages and it was a great learning experience for the most part. There were a handful of rude people. The entertainment wasn’t really our speed but the bars and lounges were good. We really enjoyed the speciality restaurants and ports.

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3.1

Beautiful ship, unhappy crew. by Tencents

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Bellissima is a beautiful ship, but the crew seemed very unhappy in their jobs. Buffet food was very ordinary and was very repetitious. Excursions were expensive and had lots of free time included, which made excursions not value for money. Would not recommend MSC to friends. Have done 11 cruises on other lines.

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5.0

Good choice of destinations. Very... by Valero

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Good choice of destinations. Very good support to choose excursions in different ports. Very friendly staff. Nice food in Paseidonia restaurant; but lack of different food in buffet. Show - very good, but sometimes too loud

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4.8

Fabulous cruise by rayoneill

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

we had a fabulous cruise from start to finish. I would highly recommend MSC Cruises. We are already planning our next cruise.

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4.4

Beautiful ship! by baronswell

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Was our first cruise with MSC, possibly last. We found RCI to be much more on a personal level, their staff are full of fun and the food choice is plentiful.

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