Cruising on MSC Bellissima has plenty to offer for families. From the spacious cabins to the entertainment onboard.
I recently spent the weekend on board this beautiful ship and being a parent of two, who has a big age gap, I was really impressed with the amount there was to do onboard for children that suit all ages.
MSC Bellissima offers 175 cabins suitable for families. I stayed in a cabin that can suitably sleep up to four. It had a double bed and a sofa that converted into a bunk bed for the 3rd and 4th beds. It was very spacious and there was plenty of room. Due to the position of my cabin and it being on the corner I had an ample sized balcony as well.
I stayed on Deck 10, Seaside Evo and I had cabin 10178 if anyone was doing any research into cabins for their future cruises on the Bellissima. Additionally, I had a lovely view from the balcony without any obstructions.
MSC also has interconnecting cabins that sleep up to 10 people in comfort. Each cabin has its own bathrooms with either a shower or a bath.
Aquapark & Swimming Pools.
Arizona Aquapark – MSC Bellissima has an absolutely brilliant aquapark. I just know my two would spend hours and hours on this part of the ship. It features four water slides (yes four!) a splash park and an 82 meter long ‘Himalayan Bridge’
Swimming Pools – The Atmosphere pool onboard is so beautiful. The area around the poolside is very spacious offering lots of sunbeds and loungers. They have beautiful lighting and a giant screen making it the place to be for amazing pool parties, including the sail away party.
The Grand Canyon Pool is an indoor pool that offers a retractable roof for those warmer climates. A perfect pool for year-round fun, rain or shine.
MSC Bellissima offers kids clubs from tiny tots to teenagers. There is something on offer for all ages. With five different clubs spaced out over seven rooms all filled with toys, games, electronics and high tech equipment.
MSC has partnered with LEGO (who doesn’t love playing with lego!!) and Chicco to cater to the needs of their younger passengers.
Baby Club Chicco – This area is suitable for the under 3’s. You’ll find a room full of bright and colourful toys from the brand Chicco, and they have a free service called MSC Babytime for babies and their parents to have fun together.
Mini Club – This room is for children aged 3-6. Plenty of hours can be lost in this room building and creating with LEGO and Duplo.
Junior Club – This club is for children aged 7-11. This bright and vibrant room has its own magic wall for some hands-on play. Storytelling and more LEGO will keep the little ones happy.
Young Club – Designed for children aged 12-14. Where else would you want to hang out at this age surrounded by football tables, table tennis, Xbox, Nintendo, and Playstations?
Teen Club – Also known as ‘The Attic’ This is an area dedicated to those a little older (15-17 years). A place to make friends in a space that in the day is a gaming room, a cinema room, and a cool place to hang out. By night it becomes a kids disco with their own soft drinks bar area.
Doremi Lab – Featuring a magic drawing wall, state of the art 3D printers and computers.
Bowling – MSC Bellissima has it’s very own full-sized bowling alley – fun for all the family!
F1 Simulators – Why not compete with your family in a life-sized F1 virtual reality race car – go head to head and see who wins. The cars are so realistic, they look amazing.
Virtual Games Arcade – There’s a selection of well know arcade games for everyone to enjoy.
Sportplex – a full-sized basketball court and sports bar! All on board a ship … yes! You can also have a game of air hockey, or practice your aim shooting the basketball into the net. There is also the opportunity to play tennis and volleyball too.
VR Maze – Immerse yourself in virtual reality. Where will the adventure take you?
XD Interactive 4D Cinema – Using a lightgun blaster aim for as many targets as you can and collect points to see who wins. You can experience three different shows.
So as you can see there is plenty for families to do onboard. Have you been lucky enough to sail on MSC’s newest ship yet?