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MSC Virtuosa

Sister ship to the stunning MSC Grandiosa, MSC Virtuosa is the second of the cruise line's Meraviglia Plus Class ships. Gracing the high seas from 2021, she has been designed with the latest eco-friendly developments meaning she will emit less carbon dioxide than the others in the fleet. When it comes to life onboard, MSC Cruises are committed to offering guests fine Mediterranean hospitality, while at the same time keeping up with the latest in modern conveniences. At just over 1000 feet in length, MSC Grandiosa accommodates almost 6,000 guests, in a total of 2,240 cabins, yet despite her size, the large attentive crew makes every passenger feel special throughout their cruise.

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Ship Stats and Features

Year Entered Service 2020
Tonnage 167600
Number Of Decks 18
Kids Clubs Yes
Maximum Capacity 6786
Crew 1400

Ship Facilities

This award-winning Italian cruise line rightly prides itself on fantastic personal service, a quality that really shines through when it comes to the dining experience onboard. Whether guests opt for a traditional multi-course meal in the main dining room, a variety of choices in the casual restaurant, or something a little more unique in a speciality restaurant, the service received will be second to none.

All palates will be catered for onboard MSC Virtuosa, with a wide variety of cuisine available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Restaurants onboard include:

  • French-Vietnamese dishes at Indochine
  • Asian Cuisine at Kaito Sushi Bar and Kaito Teppanyaki
  • Dishes from around the world at the Marketplace

Keeping guests entertained is one of the priorities of this family-friendly cruise line, and passengers of all ages will happily find plenty to do when onboard. MSC Cruises have collaborated with the world-famous company of acrobats, Cirque du Soleil. These skilled performers have created two bespoke productions just for MSC Cruises, so guests can watch in awe as they defy gravity and reveal incredible strength.

In addition, guests will find different live performances in various onboard venues, particularly in the TV Studio & Bar. This multi-purpose room is home to a TV studio which hosts live games, quizzes, and talent contests, and there is also plenty of space for other entertainment including comedy acts, live music, and karaoke.

If you're just looking for somewhere to relax with a drink in hand, MSC Virtuosa has plenty to offer, with 21 bars to explore, including:

  • A robotic bartender at MSC Starship Club
  • Red Gem Casino Bar
  • Live piano music at Sky Lounge
  • Catch up on the latest games at Sports Bar
  • Masters of the Seas British-style pub


The welcoming ship has plenty of nooks and crannies which are full of surprises to keep guests amused.

The main indoor promenade has a fantastic digital sky ceiling, which creates an airy and comfortable ambience. Here you'll find a variety of shops, restaurants, bars, and places where you can stop and relax for a while. In the evenings this area comes alive with live music and other entertainment and becomes a social hub akin to a street party. The Sportsplex also transforms in the evening, offering another roomy venue for dancing and parties, plus there's the onboard nightclub - Attic Club. For a calmer few hours, guests can browse through thought-provoking pieces at the first contemporary art gallery at sea, or get lost in a book with a coffee or cocktail in one of the cosy lounges.

Of course, many cruisers seek to spend much of their time relaxing by the pool, and taking the odd dip as and when they want to cool down. The main pool onboard MSC Virtuosa is surrounded by plenty of loungers and is also complemented by a big screen which shows classic movies as well as the latest blockbusters. Plus, as well as the pool, the ship also has a fantastic outdoor waterpark. Complete with a range of pools and slides, this attraction is great for kids both old and young!

Spa and fitness

MSC Virtuosa has a well-positioned gym, which boasts a range of state-of-the-art fitness equipment as well as an outstanding sea view. Other ways to stay active include use of the spacious pool and the Sportsplex where you can get the blood pumping with a game or two.

Those looking to relax and unwind onboard will also love the MSC Aurea Spa. The tranquil space offers a chance to escape the bustling ship, and simply sit back or even indulge in a treatment.

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