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Bellissima! Hollywood icon Sophia Loren names her 14th MSC Cruises ship in Southampton

MSC Bellissima was officially welcomed into the MSC Cruises fleet at a star-studded ceremony in Southampton yesterday (2 March) hosted by UK TV personality Holly Willoughby.

Screen legend Sophia Loren named her 14th ship in the MSC fleet on a glamorous and traditional maritime occasion, witnessed by VIPs and top management from MSC Cruises and its parent company MSC Group.
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MSC Bellissimma arriving in Southampton on Saturday morning

MSC Cruises also announced a new partnership with world renowned chef Raymond Blanc whose first assignment was to design the menu for the evening’s Yacht Club Gala Dinner.

Blanc commented: “I am truly looking forward to collaborating with MSC Cruises on some exciting projects, including the development of one of my signature dishes for the Elegant Dinner menu. I believe we have a shared passion for the guest experience, and together we will create some truly memorable moments for diners on board.”

MSC Bellissima is the second of the Meraviglia class ships to come into service and will spend her inaugural season in the Mediterranean offering 7-night cruises to some of the region’s most popular ports before moving to the Emirates for Winter 2019/2020.

Following that she will be deployed in Asia in 2020.

Posted on 3rd March 2019 at 02:43 pm in Cruise News | New Ships | Cruise Lines | Mediterranean Shipping Cruise Line (MSC) |

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