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First time taking a cruise? Here’s what you need to know

For the first-time passenger, cruising can feel a little overwhelming. Is a suitcase stuffed with glamorous attire an essential? How much should you tip? Will your cabin be comfortable, or should you expect something the size of a postage stamp?  

To ensure smooth sailing, take some lessons from this first-timer's cruise on board MSC Bellissima.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/cruises/articles/first-time-taking-a-cruise-heres-what-you-need-to-know/

Introducing the world's newest cruise ship – does MSC Bellissima live up to its name?

MSC Cruises will be hoping the Bellissima will live up to its name (which means “possessing intense beauty, delighting the senses”) when it launches on March 1. 

The 5,686-passenger ship will christened by cinema legend Sophia Loren on March 2 in Southampton, with TV presenter Holly Willoughby, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and three-time Grammy Award-winner Nile Rodgers and his band Chic, and Southampton’s own chart-topper Craig David, on hand to entertain guests at the naming ceremony. 

Bellissima, the fourth ship to join the cruise line’s fleet in two years, will stay in Southampton for three days before embarking on its inaugural season in the Western Mediterranean

Here’s everything we know so far about MSC Cruises’ brand new flagship:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/cruises/articles/everything-we-know-so-far-about-MSC-Bellissima/

Introducing Zoe, the first personal cruise assistant powered by AI

Move over Alexa… there’s a new virtual assistant in town. Passengers on board MSC Bellissima, which will be launched by cinema legend Sophia Loren in Southampton on March 2, will meet MSC’s newest crew member Zoe – aka the cruise industry’s answer to Amazon’s Alexa.

Read the article here: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/cruises/news/introducing-zoe-the-first-personal-cruise-assistant/