BIG | BOLD | BUSY

BIG | BOLD | BUSY

MSC Virtuosa

MSC Cruises

MSC Virtuosa is one of, if not the family-friendliest cruise ship we have ever sailed on. She is a ship that wow’s you as soon as you step aboard – from her Swarovski Crystal staircases, to her LED video ceiling called Galleria Virtuosa. She is jam-packed full of things to do, some of which we have never seen before; including an F1 Simulator, a bowling alley, the Savannah Aquapark and much much more. We were also impressed with our stay in the MSC Yacht Club, which is an ultra-luxury upgrade where you have access to the ship’s most luxurious and premium facilities. MSC Virtuosa is one of the best ship’s to consider if you are looking for a family cruise holiday/vacation – as long as you are prepared for queues and crowds – but not in Yacht Club of course!

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The Score Card.

Ship Interior

How wowed were we by the ship interior?

Ship Exterior

How striking is the exterior design of the ship?

Maintenance

How well maintained is the ship? Any rust? Any sign of damage?

Glitz & Glamour

How striking is the ship interior? Does it feel palatial?

WOW Factors

Wow facilities - such as bumper cars, ice rinks, luxury spas, sanctuaries etc

Service

How friendly and efficient was service?

Cabin Amenities

How well appointed is the cabin? Interactive TV, sufficient plug sockets?

Cabin Service

How efficient was the cabin service?

Cabin Comfort

How comfortable was the bed?

Shop Variety

How large was the variety of shops onboard?

Shop Prices

How fair is the onboard pricing in the shops?

Drink Prices

How fair is onboard pricing when it comes to beverages?

Main Dining

How impressed were we with Main Dining?

Alfresco Dining

How many alfresco dining options were there onboard?

Speciality Variety

How many speciality dining options were there onboard?

Speciality Quality

Quality and standards of cuisine in the speciality dining venues?

Speciality Prices

How fair were the prices of speciality restaurants?

Buffet Choice

How big was variety in the buffet restaurant onboard?

Buffet Quality

How impressed were we with the quality of food in the buffet?

Vegetarians

Were there good options for vegetarians, vegans and other dietary issues?

Overall Dining

Overall variety of dining options onboard?

Entertainment

How good was the variety and standard of entertainment onboard?

Pools & Hot Tubs

Variety and amount of pools and hot tubs onboard

Poolside Area

How well maintained were the poolside areas onboard?

Fitness Centre

How impressed were we with the gym and fitness area onboard?

Deck Furniture

Condition and variety of different deck furniture?

Extra Activities

Mini Golf, Sports Court, Golf Simulator and other venues of that type?

Lifts/Elevators

Sufficient amount of lifts? Average wait times?

Excursions

Variety on sale, cost and standard of excursions sold.

Spa Treatments

How fairly priced were spa treatments and products?

WiFi Cost

How fairly priced was WiFi onboard?

Announcements

Were we kept informed by the bridge of developments and progress?

Spa

How impressive was the spa? Hydrotherapy pool, thermal suite?

WiFi Quality

How fast or slow was the ship's internet?

Kids

Children's facilities onboard?

The App

Was there an app to improve a customers experience? Did it function well?

Embarkation

How smooth and fast was the embarkation process?

Disembarkation

How smooth and fast was the disembarkation process?

Interactive TV

Was there an interactive TV in the cabins? How good was it?

Deck Freedom

Did the ship have a promenade? Could you walk to the front of the ship?

Towels

How easy is it to get a towel by the pool? Was there a towel station?

Value For Money

Overall value for money, considering all factors.

*a score of 0 means that this facility was not offered. Scores are generated by comparing to experiences with other cruise ships and cruise lines. These scores are opinion-based.

Cruise Ship Score

61%

Cruise Ship Score

79%

Ship Name: MSC Virtuosa
Operator: MSC Cruises
Port of Registry: Valletta, Malta
Cost: $890,000,000
Launched: November 2019
Tonnage: 181,541 GT
Length: 332m
Beam: 43m
Height: 65m
Passenger Decks: 16
Speed: 22.3 knots
Max Passengers: 6,334
Crew: 1704
Crew to Passenger Ratio: 1:3.7

MSC Cruises is a Swiss-owned global cruise line based in Geneva, with operations based out of Naples, Genoa and Venice in Italy. MSC Cruises was founded in 1970 in Naples, as part of the Mediterranean Shipping Company, and offers passengers an “Italian style” when it comes to big-ship cruising. In addition to being the world’s largest privately owned cruise company, employing more than 23,500 people worldwide and having offices in 45 countries – she is the third largest cruise line in the world after Carnival Corporation & PLC and Royal Caribbean Group – with a 10.2% market share. MSC Cruises is a mainstream cruise line offering competitive cruise fares to customers.

Best Suited For

  • Families
  • Those on a budget
  • Those that don't mind queues and crowds
  • Those seeking a premium experience for less (MSC Yacht Club)
  • Cruisers who love waterparks and lots of swimming pools
  • Those who don't mind paying for extra activities as a F1 simulator, bowling and virtual reality experiences

Not Suited For

  • Cruisers who appreciate peace and quiet
  • Cruisers seeking a premium cruise experience, unless you can afford MSC Yacht Club
  • Those who hate queues and crowds
  • Those that don't appreciate lots of children when on holiday
  • Cruisers that don't like having to pay for speciality restaurants to enjoy decent quality cuisine