Right now, somewhere just off the UK coast, MSC Virtousa is sailing the ocean blue with the sun overhead and dry land in her wake. The new MSC Cruises ship set sail back in May on some of the first post-Covid cruises from the UK. Since then, she has made headlines – some expected, some less so – becoming the ship of the summer and a beacon of hope that time spent at sea is right back where it belongs. Here’s everything you need to know about MSC Virtousa, the first ship back at sea (and there’s still space on board this summer! Find out more here)

Dining on MSC Virtuosa

One thing you will never be aboard MSC Virtousa is hungry! Her 19 decks offer ten dining venues with something for all tastes and appetites. Hola! Tacos & Cantina is up there with our favourites, because nothing gets a party started like chilled Mexican street food under the sun with friends. You’ll also find teppanyaki and sushi, the obligatory steakhouse and another favourite, the brand new Indochine. This French-Vietnamese spot promises to be everything you longed for back when eating out was off the menu.

All-out entertainment on MSC Virtousa

MSC Virtuousa was designed with families in mind and she’s stacked full of entertainment options. One of the most ‘WOW!’ waterparks at sea, Savannah Aquapark’ has three winding slides and enough pools to guarantee you’re never quite dry between dips. There’s an amusement park and the ever-popular Sportplex, before the ship transforms to a party zone come evening with karaoke, comedy clubs, bars galore and the Attic Club, where mum and dad can finally kick back without the kids.

Cool cabins on MSC Virtousa

MSC Cruises are known for ticking all boxes when it comes to accommodation. The cabins on MSC Virtousa are the most varied yet, ranging from a cosy Interior Studio to luxe Suites and Ocean View cabins with, you guess it, an ocean view. The new MSC Cruises ship has the more sea-view balcony cabins than any other cruise ship at sea, so you can expect some seriously special sunsets. Those who fancy a treat after a holiday-free few months can indulge at the MSC Yacht Club; ensconced away in the upper decks, these sizeable suites offer a luxury ‘ship within a ship’ escape with access to an exclusive Sun Deck, complimentary acmes to the Thermal Suite in the MSC Aurea Spa, unlimited drinks, plus dedicated entertainment for cruising kids.