MSC Bellissima (MSC Cruises)


MSC Bellissima is joining her sister ship MSC Meraviglia as the second ship in the Meraviglia-class. She will also feature the popular 80m LED domed ceiling and Cirque du Soleil at Sea.

Her Maiden Voyage starts in Southampton on 4th March 2019.


MSC Bellissima is the first MSC Cruises ship to be christened in the UK. The naming ceremony will take place in Southampton on the 2nd March 2019.

Ship info

Cruise Line: MSC Cruises
Status: Under construction
Ship size: Large Resort Ship
Ship class: Meraviglia
Sister ships:
Passengers: 4,500
Staterooms: 2,244
Total crew: 1,540
Ship length: 315.0 m
Ship beam: 43.0 m
Ship draft: 8.8 m
Tonnage: 171,598
No. of decks: 15
Elevators: 16
Service speed: 21.8 knots
Onboard currency: Euro
Registry port: Valletta (Malta)
IMO number: 0
Call sign:

Build details

Shipyard: Chantiers de l'Atlantique, St. Nazaire, France
Build date: November 2016
Build cost: Approx $1 billion USD
Entered service: March 2019


About Author

Sara Marshall

Sara is a designer and calligrapher from Auckland, now living in the UK. Before joining BeyondCruise, Sara was an avid traveller by land. Now she’s taken to the seas to explore the world by ship!