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MSC launch "Bellissima" biggest UK cruise ship ever.

Good morning @Solent_Richard
I never mentioned structural damage. Like you, having done one or two cruises, I have also been in rough seas but never seen this sort of damage to items within a ship. Knowing what an avid photographer you are I am sure we would all be interested to see some of your photos depicting these scenes.
Just surprised that Duncan never mentioned it.

London

Fossil wrote:


@Solent_Richard There is a video on one of the cruise forums taken by one of the passengers as the ship goes through the Bay in heavy seas. As I do not have permission to share it I would suggest you have a look on ‘Cruising Isn’t Just for Old people’ posted 7th March.

Good morning @Fossil

I too am a member of that particular facebook group so popped over to have a look.

The video showed no structural damage to the ship and the only other ’visible ’damage’ in the video was of broken bottles and glasses that had fallen from the bar-top and a drinks chiller cabinet.

I’ve witnessed these kind of mishaps many cruises in the Pacific, South Atlantic and Mediterranean.

@Solent_Richard There is a video on one of the cruise forums taken by one of the passengers as the ship goes through the Bay in heavy seas. As I do not have permission to share it I would suggest you have a look on ‘Cruising Isn’t Just for Old people’ posted 7th March.

London

Fossil wrote:

No mention of the rough seas going across the Bay and damage caused.

Good morning @Fossil

What damage was that then?

No mention of the rough seas going across the Bay and damage caused.

London

My friend onboard the Bellissima has continued with his excellent blog.

Here are two links to most recent posts he has made…

https://duncanwrites.co.uk/trips/bellissima-19/sea-day3/

https://duncanwrites.co.uk/trips/bellissima-19/valencia/

Well worth a read.

Solent_Richard wrote:

She’s spending a year in the Mediterranean and Middle East first.

Yes, Bellissima is ‘Show Casing’ before going to her new home in China to join several more well known ships. Hope it has a large casino. On one ship that was heading there they changed one of the lounges into the ‘High Rollers’ lounge for more gambling.

London

I have a friend and fellow cruise blogger who is sailing on Bellissima’s maiden cruise Southampton to Barcelona.

Any member, or reader, who may wish to join his experiences can follow this link…

https://duncanwrites.co.uk/trips/bellissima-19/embarkation/

Fossil wrote:

Thanks for that @Grey-Wolf.
Just a pity that having chosen Southampton for the christening it is not going to sail from there but will be heading to China.

She’s spending a year in the Mediterranean and Middle East first.

Thanks for that @Grey-Wolf.
Just a pity that having chosen Southampton for the christening it is not going to sail from there but will be heading to China. It reminds me very much of the large RCI ships with the shopping mall and eateries whilst the pool deck could be any one of many ships as could the cabins. This is the second of this class for MSC, the first being Meraviglia last year. Hate to think what it will be like in the school holidays with nearly 6,000 passengers on board.

London
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