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One Step Away from MSC Bellissima Cruise Ship

7 minutes read • February 22nd, 2019
March 2nd is coming. It is the day when the beautiful

MSC Bellissima cruise ship

will be officially named. We are just one step away from this momentous event, and we’d like to check how things are going with this groundbreaking representative of MSC Cruises.
MSC Bellissima cruise ship
Source: MSC Cruises/Facebook

Well, for starters, let’s talk about the ship and her general characteristics.
MSC Bellissima will become the second member of the cruise line’s Meraviglia family of liners. The vessel will have a tonnage of 171,598 GT, 18 decks, 2,244 staterooms and will accommodate 4,500 cruise lovers.
The vessel’s onboard amenities will include 12 dining venues and 20 bars for every taste, pools, an aquapark, bowling, F1 simulators, a theater, spa, gym, and many others. Besides, MSC Bellissima will have the longest LED dome at sea, and we will see it a bit later today.
By the way, all the liner’s guests will be able to meet Zoe, the industry’s first digital cruise personal assistant that was recently presented by the company.

Now let’s go back a little to see how this all started.

In November 2016, MSC Cruises and STX France celebrated the steel cutting ceremony.
MSC Bellissima cruise ship
Photo courtesy of MSC Cruises

About a year later, the liner got her commemorative coins.
MSC Bellissima cruise ship
Photo courtesy of MSC Cruises

MSC Bellissima’s construction is well under way:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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These pictures are amazing:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Rear view:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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It is the ship’s future Promenade and the LED dome that we have already mentioned above:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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MSC Bellissima is ready for the next important step – float-out:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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And here’s a video of this significant event that took place on June 14, 2018:

The final stages of the construction:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Let’s look inside.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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That looks so fantastic:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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How about this angle?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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And this one?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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It’s time to watch an inspiring video of the ship’s last sea trials:

She is so magical...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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...and absolutely gorgeous day and night:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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We just can’t help but share this video of MSC Cruises:

MSC Bellissima is expected to join her fleet on February 27. That’s when another groundbreaking liner will become part of the large cruise family.

By the way, you can check other new cruise ships that are going to start their career in 2019 via this link.

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