The cruise event of the year is literally just around the corner! MSC Cruises brand new flagship, MSC Bellissima will spend three whole nights in Southampton to celebrate its arrival and launch.
A glittering world-class naming ceremony will take place in Southampton on 02 March 2019 and I am so incredibly lucky to have been invited by MSC Cruises to attend the ceremony and join specially invited guests from around the world to celebrate the launch of the new flagship.
The event will capture the essence of the ship’s name Bellissima, which means “possessing intense beauty, delighting the senses”. Guests will enjoy a whole host of stunning live entertainment and performances from an array of celebrity guests.
Hosting the naming ceremony will be TV presenter and author Holly Willoughby. The ship’s Godmother, Italian screen legend, Sophia Loren, together with assistance from the ship’s Captain will cut the ribbon to officially naming the new ship.
Guest at the naming ceremony will be treated to performances from Andrea Bocelli and his son Matteo Bocelli as well as a brand new show from Cirque du Soleil at Sea. Other performances throughout the weekend of celebrations will included Southampton-born Craig David, Leee John of Imagination and Nile Rodgers and his band Chic.
MSC Bellissima will offer guests an extensive array of features which rival those of her sister MSC Meraviglia. The new MSC for Me technology connects guests with each other, the crew and the ship itself. Furthermore, guests will experience the world’s first digital cruise assistant, Zoe, a voice-enabled Artificial Intelligence device fitted in every cabin. The most impressive feature of the ship is the two-deck inside promenade, which features truly a spectacular 80-metre-long LED dome.
I’m so excited to see MSC Bellissima and step aboard the innovative new state-of-the-art ship as well as witness the official naming, celebrating the arrival of the new flagship in the MSC Cruises fleet.
Be sure check in regularly with Cruise Cotterill on Facebook and Twitter this weekend to keep up to date with the event. You don’t want to miss it!
Harry Cotterill set up his blog when he was just 16-years old, making him one of the youngest cruise bloggers in the world. In later years he became known across the world for his amazing talent of drawing cruise ships!