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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
Number Of Pools 5
Number Of Restaurants 10
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 one of the five main dining rooms, a variety of choices in the casual buffet restaurant, or something a little more unique in a speciality restaurant, the service received will be second to none. Restaurants onboard:

  • French-Vietnamese dishes at Indochine
  • Authentic and freshly prepared Asian Cuisine at Kaito Sushi Bar and Kaito Teppanyaki
  • Dishes from around the world at the Marketplace Buffet
  • American-style steakhouse dining at Butcher's cut
  • Latin American and Mexican-style street food at Hola! Tacos & Cantina

For those looking to enjoy a holiday sweet treat, Jean-Philippe Crepes & Gelato and Jean-Phillippe Chocolat & Café are the place to go. From freshly-made crepes to gourmet gelato and chocolate delights, there's enough to satisfy any sweet tooth onboard MSC Virtuosa.


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

Things to do


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. With five pools onboard, including the main pool which is surrounded by sun loungers, as well as a big screen showing classic movies and the latest blockbusters, there are plenty of spots to take a dip, cool off and relaxing during your cruise. This impressive ship even boasts a fantastic outdoor waterpark. Complete with exciting slides, this attraction is great for guests both old and young!

Kids Clubs

With cruises designed for the whole family to enjoy, MSC Cruises offers five kids clubs onboard MSC Virtuosa:

  • Baby Club- a dedicated play area for under 3s where parents can stay and play or leave their little ones with the Babycare crew
  • Mini Club- welcoming 3-6 year olds, the Mini Club is the perfect place to have fun, make friends and enjoy all the fantastic toys and activities on offer, made even better by the cruise line's partnership with LEGO.
  • Junior Club- 7-11 year olds can head to the Junior Club and get stuck into a whole host of activities, from Masterchef at Sea and sports competitions to video games, singing and dancing.
  • Young Club- 12-14 year olds can make new friends at this exciting tween club, with activities on offer including sports and hi-tech games.
  • Teen Club- onboard MSC Virtuosa, teens aged 15-17 have their own space where they can play video games, show off their skills in dance contests and enjoy exciting events each evening.

Thanks to MSC Cruises' partnership with LEGO, not only will kids aged 3-11 be able to play with stimulating toys throughout their time onboard, once each cruise they can enjoy a LEGO Experience Onboard event, a day dedicated to all things LEGO.

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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