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We chose this cruise because the ship was brand new with an amazing itinerary. We went to great ports, Barcelona, Marseilles, Genoa, Naples, Messina and Malta. Embarkation and disembarkation were super easy. Here are some of the positives and negatives: Positive Nice clean new boat Buffet food very good quality Excellent pizza Great ports to visit Guest services - spoke English Many handwashing stations around buffet area NEGATIVE REVIEWS: No self service laundry - plan on handwashing or bring plenty of clothes Pool closes 8pm - no time to enjoy the pool after a day in port Complimentary restaurants - seafood and veal and lamb food was terrible Food is not labeled for seafood/nut allergies. I missed seeing Naples due to seafood allergy because MSC does not label their foods. Buffet is like a stampede - rude people; Buffet area not big enough for amount of passengers No communication or announcements about activities and such They keep you guessing about time off and on the boat Not enough public bathrooms Beds are hard as a rock No adult pool/hot tubs Zoe did not work at all They took my plates and cups while I’m eating Safety briefing was not an English Disembarkation meeting Not in English

My First and Last MSC cruise

MSC Bellissima Cruise Review by jmcelaney1737

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: June 2019
  • Destination: Mediterranean
  • Cabin Type: Bella Balcony Stateroom
We chose this cruise because the ship was brand new with an amazing itinerary. We went to great ports, Barcelona, Marseilles, Genoa, Naples, Messina and Malta. Embarkation and disembarkation were super easy. Here are some of the positives and negatives:

Positive

Nice clean new boat

Buffet food very good quality

Excellent pizza

Great ports to visit

Guest services - spoke English

Many handwashing stations around buffet area

NEGATIVE REVIEWS:

No self service laundry - plan on handwashing or bring plenty of clothes

Pool closes 8pm - no time to enjoy the pool after a day in port

Complimentary restaurants - seafood and veal and lamb food was terrible

Food is not labeled for seafood/nut allergies. I missed seeing Naples due to seafood allergy because MSC does not label their foods.

Buffet is like a stampede - rude people; Buffet area not big enough for amount of passengers

No communication or announcements about activities and such

They keep you guessing about time off and on the boat

Not enough public bathrooms

Beds are hard as a rock

No adult pool/hot tubs

Zoe did not work at all

They took my plates and cups while I’m eating

Safety briefing was not an English

Disembarkation meeting Not in English
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Cabin Review

Bella Balcony Stateroom
Cabin B1 8141
Beds are hard as a rock. Our cabin person did keep it clean.
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