Monday,  July 22, 2019  11:56 am

The new MSC Bellissima has begun her sea trials

The new MSC Bellissima has begun her sea trials
The new MSC Bellissima. Photo: Bernard BIGER/Chantiers de l'Atlantique

The MSC Bellissima, MSC Cruises’ second Meraviglia Generation ship, and fourth next-generation cruise ship to launch under the company’s $15.6 billion USD investment plan, has departed to complete her sea trials.

Once she returns to Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in St Nazaire, France, she will receive her finishing touches ahead of her glittering Naming Ceremony in Southampton, UK on March 2nd, 2019.

Following her official naming, she will sail to the Mediterranean, where she will spend her inaugural season, calling weekly at popular destinations including Barcelona, Spain, Naples, Italy and Valletta, Malta.

The ship will join MSC Meraviglia in the company’s Meraviglia-class of cruise ships. She will have a tonnage of 171,598 GT and a capacity of 4,500 passengers.

For more information about MSC Bellissima, visit here.