Setting sail in 2021, MSC Virtuosa sits within MSC Cruises’ extraordinary Meraviglia Plus Class. With an impressive capacity of over 6000 guests, this incredible cruise ship is popular with families, friends and couples alike due to the huge variety of amenities onboard. Innovative and modern, MSC Virtuosa also has several sustainability measures in place, including LED lighting that is controlled by smart management systems and shore power capabilities.
Going above and beyond with its entertainment offerings, restaurants, bars, lounges and other facilities onboard, MSC Virtuosa sails to some of the world’s most extraordinary and exciting destinations, including the Middle East, The Mediterranean and the Canary Islands. Spanning fourteen decks and with four swimming pools, there’s something for all ages and tastes onboard MSC Virtuosa.
Read on to find out about the top 10 highlights onboard MSC Virtuosa, including the F1 simulator, Carousel Lounge and the MSC Aurea Spa!
Feel the Thrill of the F1 Simulator
Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or simply love F1, MSC Virtuosa’s F1 simulator is guaranteed to thrill. Included in MSC’s Fun Pass, the F1 simulator is a fully immersive experience that gives you the chance to feel what it’s like to take part in a virtual Formula 1 race.
Featuring three different screens, the simulator will move in accordance with your actions, giving you a realistic and rip-roaring experience. The perfect activity to enjoy with your family and friends, you’ll enjoy some friendly competition as you race down the virtual track!
Enjoy an Immersive Experience in the 4D Cinema
Situated on deck 16, MSC Virtuosa’s 4D cinema, also known as the XD Interactive Cinema, is extraordinary. Take a seat in hydraulic seats as you dip, dive and feel transported into the world on screen. Offering a variety of scenarios, this virtual reality experience is a cross between a cinema and a rollercoaster- and you won’t even have to leave your seat! A true favourite onboard, the 4D cinema is a must for anyone looking for an exhilarating experience onboard.
Reach New Heights on the Himalayan Bridge
Another action-packed activity you can enjoy onboard MSC Virtuosa is the Himalayan Bridge. Located next to the Savannah Aquapark, the Himalayan Bridge spans an impressive 80 metres and takes you 60 metres above sea level! Take in awe-inspiring ocean views as you venture across the suspension bridge and earn bragging rights when you reach the end!
Indulge in Decadent Cuisine in 10 Dining Venues
If you’re a self-confessed foodie, you won’t be disappointed with the large selection of cuisine onboard MSC Virtuosa. Whether you’re craving Mexican cuisine, steak, sushi or another type of cuisine, your preferences will be catered for onboard. There’s even a large buffet if you’re fancying a more laidback meal, which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. And if you get a sweet craving throughout the day, you can tantalise your taste buds with a wide variety of tempting treats in venues such as the Atmosphere Ice Cream Bar!
Top dining highlights onboard MSC Virtuosa include:
- Butcher’s Cut Steakhouse - for mouth-watering steak and seafood dishes
- Hola! Tacos & Cantina - for delicious Mexican cuisine
- Indochine Restaurant - for decadent French-Vietnamese cuisine
- Kaito Teppanyaki - for tantalising Japanese dishes
- Il Campo Restaurant - for hearty Italian cuisine
Delight in Dazzling Entertainment in the Carousel Lounge
Accommodating up to 400 guests, the modern and innovative Carousel Lounge spans 1,000 square metres and is host to a series of different original acrobatic, dance and musical performances. Sit in one of the plush seats, delight in a signature cocktail and be amazed by a performance that pushes creative boundaries and keeps you entertained from start to finish.
With two productions performed every evening, you’ll enjoy state-of-the-art lighting and sound as the performance comes to life in front of you.
Relax and Unwind in the MSC Aurea Spa
Alternatively, if you’re looking for some rest and relaxation, head over to the MSC Aurea Spa. featuring a thermal area, massage treatment suites and a sauna, this sumptuous area of the ship is a must for anyone looking to unwind throughout their cruise. Choose from a wide selection of different treatments, including Balianese massages, facials and foot massages and let your stress slip away.
Feel Transported Into the Future at the MSC Starship Club
Want to feel as though you’ve been transported forward in time? Then head to the MSC Starship Club. A futuristic and innovative feature onboard MSC Virtuosa, you can enjoy an immersive entertainment experience that’s unlike any other. Meet Rob, the first humanoid robotic bartender on a cruise ship and watch as he creates a delicious cocktail in front of you. A chic venue, after seeing your drinks order come to life, you can sit back and admire the beautiful sea views from the floor-to-ceiling windows or take a seat at the bar.
Be Amazed by the Galleria Virtuosa
One of the most striking features of MSC Virtuosa is undoubtedly the Galleria Virtuosa. Not only does it feature the longest LED Dome at sea (spanning 92 metres) that showcases a variety of artwork throughout the day, but 1,168 square metres of retail spaces. With 11 boutiques and over 250 brands on offer, you’ll be in awe of this multi-functional space the moment you arrive!
Treat Yourself to the MSC Yacht Club
If you’re looking to turn your cruise up a notch, then you can opt for a stateroom within the MSC Yacht Club category. A feature that’s open to everyone, when you opt for a MSC Yacht Club stateroom you’ll access a range of luxurious benefits, along with more spacious, opulent accommodation.
A special tier of cruise booking, the benefits that come with the MSC Yacht Club are guaranteed to wow. A fantastic way of celebrating a special occasion or simply treating yourself whilst on holiday, the MSC Yacht Club offers an extraordinary cruising experience that’ll impress from start to finish. Some of the benefits you’ll receive when opting for the MSC Yacht Club onboard MSC Virtuosa include:
- 24 hour complimentary room service
- A dedicated, private area of the ship accessible to only MSC Yacht Club guests
- Priority embarkation and disembarkation
- 24 hour butler service
- Priority departure and return on excursion days
- Access to a private pool deck
To find out more about the opulent MSC Yacht Club, read our blog - Is MSC Cruises’ Yacht Club Worth it?
Enjoy a World of Fun with the MSC Fun Pass
Whether you're travelling with your family in tow or you’re a big kid at heart, MSC’s Fun Pass is the ultimate addition to your cruise getaway. Fun extras that come at an additional fee onboard, you can use the Fun Pass to access the Amusement Area, which includes the Formula 1 simulator, bowling, the Interactive XD Cinema and more.
On MSC Virtuosa, the more you play, the less you pay. An offer that’s available before cruising, you’ll be able to save up to 20% if you book the Fun Pass ahead of embarkation and by booking your Fun Pass ahead of time you’ll also receive €80 of Fun Pass credit that you can use onboard if you spend €100.
Book a Cruise Onboard MSC Virtuosa
Of course those aren’t the only highlights onboard MSC Virtuosa. There’s a huge variety of things to see and do onboard, including the likes of the onboard LEGO experiences, teen clubs, the TV Studio & Bar, swimming pools, Savannah Waterpark and more.
There’ll never be a dull moment onboard MSC Virtuosa, and you’re guaranteed a truly unforgettable cruise that’ll create everlasting memories.Check out our wide selection of cruises on MSC Virtuosa and delight in a cruise that’ll be extraordinary.