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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.
Overall score 9/10
Bellissima, sister ship to Meraviglia, was christened by screen goddess Sophia Loren in Southampton earlier this month. Passengers can meet the world’s first “virtual cruise assistant”, Zoe, enjoy two new exclusive shows by Cirque du Soleil, and the longest interactive LED dome at sea. Bellissima is sailing in the Mediterranean this summer.