MSC Bellissima Cruise Review by TheOrdinary
- Sail Date: March 2019
- Destination: Mediterranean
- Cabin Type: Fantastica Balcony Stateroom
Nothing, and I mean NOTHING special was done to make the guests feel excited about being on an inaugural voyage on a brand new ship!
All the focus seems to be on how much money they can claw back out of you on board! Don’t waste your money!
To save time I’m just going to list the problems!
-don’t waste money on spa day pass! It’s overpriced and tiny for the size of the ship! And it gets packed by all the yacht club members who get to use it for free!
-breakfast is the worst experience ever! People grabbing food!
-shows are ghastly! And I mean atrocious!
-all the hype of cirque du soleil and they didn’t perform once!
-staff and officers taking up spaces in passenger areas, using phones etc!
-captain didn’t speak to passengers once over PA system regarding the change in itinerary due to weather!
-entertainment in general is terrible. There’s literally nothing going on! The hilight seems to be the cringeworthy dance classes that they do every day in the Bellissima lounge. Added to the fact there are like 20 creepy staff to try to force you to dance!
-dinner in the complimentary restaurants is very slow and reminiscent of school dinners!
- playing club music incredibly loudly in the pool deck at 8am!
- physically inpossible to do a complete lap around the ship or go to the very front and watch sail in. The very front is reserved for yacht members only! So disappointing when I personally come on a ship in order to walk around and take in the views !
-bars on the ship seem to be just tables and chairs placed along the sides of the ship, with the millions of shops selling the same thing!
However the gym is very good and the only place where I found the staff to be very friendly!
Also, the dome ceiling is very cool! It does make a great impression on that side, with the ceiling shows.
On the whole I really do think that MSC need to rethink this ship and how they deliver the kind of service that it should be getting.
Would not recommend this ship
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