MSC Bellissima will become the cruise line’s 15th ship to be based in the Mediterranean, as the ship relocates for the summer season. Demand for Mediterranean cruises has soared over recent months, so the vessel will be embarking on seven-night sailings starting from 9 July 2022.

Departure ports will include Valencia and Tarragona in Spain, as well as the Italian ports of Genoa, Livorno and Naples. Guests will be able to make the most of longer stays in Valencia, which presents the opportunity to visit Madrid.

Gianni Onorato, CEO of MSC Cruises, commented: “As holidaymakers are planning now their summer holidays, we are extremely pleased to see that our continued and present investments in the experience on board – including improved dining, additional entertainment options as well as extra staff to look after every need of our guests even during the busy summer season – is paying off with high ratings from recurring and new guests.

“This led us to position one additional ship in the Mediterranean – a popular destination – to give our guests even more choice of ships and itineraries.”

The Meraviglia class ship launched in 2019 and includes 12 dining venues, as well as more than 20 bars and lounges. Highlights include French specialty restaurant L’Atelier Bistrot, as well as acclaimed pastry chef Jean-Philippe Maury’s Chocolate & Café.

MSC Bellissima is a family friendly ship and offers a host of kids’ activities and services from partners LEGO Group and Chicco, alongside a dedicated family deck area. There is also a spectacular LED Sky Screen at Sea, measuring 80 metres long encompassing a stunning 96-metre-long Mediterranean-style promenade.

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